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Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

2018-10-16 10:13

Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor has been charged with assault for pointing his finger at a police officer.

WATCH: EFF in heated brawl at East London Hungry Lion franchise

Police have opened a case of assault following a scuffle between the Economic Freedom Fighters and the staff at a Hungry Lion in East London.

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Argument leads to man stabbing his father to death

2018-09-29 14:56

This after an argument broke out between the two, resulting in them stabbing each other, police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha says.

14 taxi drivers arrested after Eastern Cape strike turned violent

2018-09-20 13:12

At least 14 taxi drivers are expected to appear in magistrates' courts in the Eastern Cape following taxi driver protests which turned violent in some towns.

Eastern Cape pupil stabbed to death in fight over missing cellphone

2018-09-14 11:16

An Eastern Cape pupil has been arrested after a fellow pupil was stabbed to death during a fight over a missing cellphone.

Overcrowded Eastern Cape schools at the centre of court application against education MEC

2018-09-11 18:45

School overcrowding has taken centre stage in an application before the Mthatha High Court which a group of fed up parents, who have children at four Eastern Cape schools, have lodged.

Man arrested after allegedly sjamboking girlfriend to death

2018-09-07 17:07

A 37-year-old man has been arrested for murder after he allegedly used a sjambok to beat his girlfriend to death in Kotana Village, Ngqwamakhwe in the Eastern Cape.

Hitchhikers targeted by East London taxi drivers for 'killing business'

2018-09-07 05:20

Hitchhiking is killing the taxi business and drivers cannot just stand by and do nothing, says a minibus taxi driver.

Eastern Cape rock art disappearing due to vandals

2018-09-01 07:12

A rich trove of cave paintings going back perhaps 20 000 years is being erased because of vandalism.

No money for broken toilets in Duncan Village's C Section

2018-08-31 05:21

There are two toilets for 200 people in Duncan Village and the municipality “doesn’t have any funds” to maintain them or to install more.


Eastern Cape teen arrested after man stabbed to death at party

2018-10-06 20:24

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 21-year-old man to death in Centane, Eastern Cape.

Overflowing sewage, no electricity, one tap and two toilets for more than 300 residents

2018-10-03 10:43

Shack dwellers in an East London village have accused their councillor of doing nothing about overflowing sewage in their area. In turn she has accused residents of vandalising the toilets.

This high school has not had a maths teacher since the start of the year

2018-09-28 05:26

Schools in the Eastern Cape are battling a shortage of maths and science teachers, GroundUp reports.

Alleged cash-in-transit robbers nabbed within hours

2018-09-15 08:48

Police have nabbed three alleged cash-in-transit robbers mere hours after they attacked a pension payout point in Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape.

On cloud nine: 100-year-old Eastern Cape gogo's dream to fly becomes reality

2018-09-13 16:01

100-year-old Emily Sakulwa describes her first flying experience after her wish to take to the skies became a reality.

Ignorance about HIV still exists in 2018 - 'It was like I was dirty, I had no choice but to leave home'

2018-09-08 21:49

Sindi, feeling rejected because her family would not accept her HIV status, was forced to leave her home. Her case shows that people who live outside the big cities and are open about being HIV positive can still face discrimination.

Woman opens her home to abandoned children

2018-09-07 09:36

Nomtha Mboneli, who has very little assistance, cares for ten children in her village in the rural Eastern Cape.

Whistleblower's conduct should not have formed basis of Tower Hospital report – medical association

2018-09-03 17:41

The emphasis placed on "the allegedly unethical conduct" of whistleblower Dr Kiran Sukeri in the ombudsman's report will discourage other health practitioners from coming forward, says the South African Medical Association.

Exams postponed at King Sabata college over NSFAS funding

2018-08-31 16:16

Protests over NSFAS allowances at King Sabata college have led to management postponing exams.

Villagers start own special needs daycare centre

2018-08-29 10:19

Schools that can accommodate children with special needs are located too far away from the village. Some are too expensive.

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