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Tragedy strikes Eastern Cape village: 8 children killed on one day

2018-12-18 12:12

A pall of sadness has been cast over the village of Qhangku in the Eastern Cape, as it's emerged that eight children from the area had died in separate incidents over the long weekend.

WATCH LIVE: Ramaphosa delivers keynote address at Reconciliation Day celebration

President Cyril Ramaphosa is delivering the keynote address at the national Day of Reconciliation celebration at the Walter Sisulu University Stadium in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

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SA woman jailed in China for almost a month after going to teach English

2018-12-12 13:08

A 19-year old East London woman, hoping to teach English in China, has been held in a prison there for almost a month over a work permit.

Man arrested for allegedly stabbing his dad to death during quarrel

2018-12-04 08:36

A 23-year old man has been arrested in Willowvale near King William's Town for the alleged murder of his 48-year-old father.

Classic race cars, family reunions and more as motorsport fans celebrate the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival

2018-11-27 09:00

Motorsport history came alive in the Eastern Cape as the sights and sounds of pre-war Grand Prix cars reverberated around the East London Grand Prix circuit at the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival.

High Court rules in favour of Eastern Cape community in historic mining rights case

2018-11-22 11:19

The minister of mineral resources will have to obtain full and formal consent from the Xolobeni community prior to granting mining rights, the North Gauteng High Court has ordered.

Scientists stumble on new crab species in Eastern Cape forest

2018-11-20 12:34

A new crab species, Potamonautes mhlophe, has been discovered in the forests of the Eastern Cape.

Living on a dumpsite since 1992

2018-11-17 10:28

They've been forgotten, say residents of eTipini in East London.

'Criminals rule this village' – residents in Eastern Cape march to demand better policing

2018-11-09 10:16

Flagstaff residents demand better policing and tougher action.

Residents rally to fix municipal toilets

2018-11-05 07:22

Residents in Nkandla informal settlement in East London have taken it upon themselves to fix and clean their communal toilets.


South Africans must 'capture the state and make sure it works' - Ramaphosa

2018-12-16 14:29

South Africans must take ownership of the state and make it work for their benefit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said while speaking at Reconciliation Day celebrations in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

Government 'concerned' as more than 800 South Africans serve time in foreign prisons

2018-12-14 13:19

More than 800 South Africans are being detained abroad for drug-related and other offences.

Eastern Cape man asks wife to take him back, then allegedly rapes her

2018-12-06 08:41

A 46-year-old Eastern Cape man has been arrested by Centane police for allegedly raping his estranged wife.

Death toll in Eastern Cape initiation schools rises to 7

2018-12-02 07:24

Seven initiates have died in the Eastern Cape since the start of the 2018 summer traditional initiation season.

'My shack is a breeding ground for rats' - garbage not collected since September

2018-11-27 06:49

Rubbish has been piling up in the streets of Kwinana informal settlement in Duncan Village, East London. Residents of Area 10 say their garbage has not been collected since September.

Private company replaces Eastern Cape village school's 3 pit latrines with 16 toilets

2018-11-21 10:45

Pupils at Mfunalwazi Primary School in Ncera Village had reason to smile on World Toilet Day when a private company donated 16 toilets, GroundUp reports.

Mantashe meets with Xolobeni anti-mining activists

2018-11-18 16:02

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Sunday confirmed that he had met with a group concerned over mining developments in the Xolobeni region in the Eastern Cape.

Newborn baby left on doorstep in Eastern Cape village

2018-11-12 12:23

A five-day-old baby girl was abandoned on the doorstep of a homestead in an Eastern Cape village, according to provincial police.

Emergency health workers demand overtime pay

2018-11-07 07:39

Eastern Cape emergency medical services workers are demanding outstanding overtime pay.

School has 196 learners, 10 grades but only four classrooms

2018-11-02 08:09

Mpovane Senior Primary School in the Eastern Cape has seven staff members and 196 learners in Grade R to Grade 9. But it only has four classrooms.

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