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Seven dead in Eastern Cape crash

2017-08-12 15:46

Seven people have died in an accident involving a bakkie on the N2 in the Eastern Cape near the town of Dutywa.

Macman quits boxing to serve schools

2017-08-06 06:06

Former South African featherweight champion Macbute “Macman” Sinyabi has hung up his boxing gloves to pursue the business of delivering stationery to schools.

Farmers in Eastern Cape village have to give their crops away

2017-07-29 22:06

About 35 maize farmers in Ngxingxolo Village, Mooiplaas, outside East London, say they can't sell their harvest and have been asking government for 10 years to help find them a market.

Official threatened me with old age home, says granny in leaking RDP house

2017-07-20 08:04

Elsie Dopholo, 75, of Unifound Location in Queenstown, says she has been threatened with being sent to an old age home if she does not shut up about her cracking and leaking RDP house.

Hawks boss demands apology from newspaper over 'sex scandal' article

2017-07-16 17:46

Acting Hawks head Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has demanded an apology from an Eastern Cape newspaper for publishing a story about a senior Hawks official involved in a so-called "sex scandal".

Lengthy sentence for Eastern Cape man who raped girl, 13

2017-07-12 10:23

Eastern Cape police believe that the 18-year sentence handed down to a 20-year-old man who raped a girl, 13, at Khothana Village, will serve as a deterrent to would-be offenders.

Petition launched after damning report on Eastern Cape schools

2017-07-07 06:16

There are schools in the Eastern Cape that still have no access to water, electricity or sanitation.

Procurement inquiry documents lost in Eastern Cape premier office fire

2017-06-30 20:44

Documents linked to an important inquiry have been lost in a blaze that broke out at the premises of the Office of the Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle.

'Government decided to limit our kids to get education' - Eastern Cape parent on school closures

2017-06-30 11:22

The implementation by the government of closing and merging schools in the province has had serious consequences for some learners who, without money for transport, can’t get to nearest school in rural Eastern Cape.

Two dead, 25 injured in Eastern Cape initiation school fire

2017-06-25 16:21

Two initiation school nurses have been hailed as heroes after helping save lives during a fire in which two teenagers died, the Eastern Cape health department says.


Couple’s newborn baby went missing from the hospital

2017-08-08 12:42

No sign of their baby nine years after it went missing at a hospital.

Parents, pupils shut down East London high school

2017-07-31 19:29

Parents and learners have shut down their East London school, after their requests to the Department of Education for scholar transport went unanswered.

Eastern Cape plans to buy less red meat from other provinces

2017-07-29 09:02

The Eastern Cape government intends to ensure that black farmers in red meat production become part of the country’s mainstream economy.

Family hopeful for answers following teen son's disappearance

2017-07-18 11:38

Four years after 15-year-old Liyabona Makana disappeared from a Phakamisa initiation school, his parents have asked police to reopen their investigation to find their missing son.

East London paediatrician faces sexual assault charges

2017-07-14 16:16

Two women have laid charges against an East London paediatrician for allegedly sexually assaulting them at his workplace.

Neighbour saves crying newborn abandoned in backyard

2017-07-11 19:23

A newborn baby boy is in good health after being abandoned outside a home in Stutterheim at the weekend, Eastern Cape police say.

Taxi ploughs into end-of-exams party, killing 3 teens

2017-07-03 12:03

An Eastern Cape minibus taxi driver is on the run after allegedly driving into a large group of students, killing three teenagers and injuring four others, police say.

Blaze guts garage at Eastern Cape premier's office

2017-06-30 17:01

Members of staff have been evacuated from the premises that house the Office of the Eastern Cape premier after an unused garage caught alight.

No houses for residents relocated two years ago

2017-06-27 08:12

More than two years after 154 Eastern Cape families were moved to an open space to make way for a housing project for them, about 30 houses have been built and these are not finished.

Mozambican 'rhino poacher' disappears from police custody

2017-06-24 13:50

The chairperson of the Private Rhino Owners Association, Pelham Jones, has called for answers from government, after a seriously wounded prisoner disappeared from East London’s Frere Hospital without a trace.

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