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Latest News

Coalition holding together in Nelson Mandela Bay

A FEUD between Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip of the DA and his deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani of the UDM seems to be...

Women’s rugby tournament a coup for NMMU

In a major coup for women’s rugby at NMMU, the Port Elizabeth varsity have been named hosts of the sixth University Sport South Africa...

Western Cape declared a disaster area amid worst drought in more...

Premier Helen Zille has declared the Western Cape a disaster area due to the relentless drought.  In a statement on Monday‚ Zille’s office said the...

The youngest neurosurgeon in Africa hails from E Cape

A fascination with neuroscience since she was a pupil at school is the driving force behind Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon, Dr Ncumisa Jilata.   DR NCUMISA JILATA Mthatha-born...

Tourism: SA is back in vogue

Tourism rebounded to a remarkable extent last year after former Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's visa restrictions were amended. An analysis of Stats SA data...




Council News

Stop the illegal occupation of municipal land

Ndlambe executive committee notes Illegal occupation of municipal land “COMMUNITIES moving onto municipal land continues unabated,” mayor Phindile Faxi said. “We cannot carry on with this...

New interns for Ndlambe

Court cracks whip



[WATCH] New Rest protest over land and housing

New Rest residents protesting their land and housing situation on the R67 this morning. They...

Stoking the fires at R67 protest

Protestors keeping the fires stoked at one of several blockades they erected across the R67...

Black sludge on beach alarms locals

THE latest sight of dredge effluent being pumped out in Port Alfred’s East Beach dune...

Intrepid South African oarsmen step ashore after 92-day Cape to Rio epic

Two South Africans completed the most southerly row across the Atlantic ocean on Tuesday. Braam Malherbe...

Homo Naledi lived with man — three major scientific announcements from Cradle of Human Kind

About 300 000 years ago‚ South Africans shared their land with another human-like species: Homo...

Good music and festive spirit at PAHS barn dance

Music by Gary Botha and a festive spirit at the barn dance at Port Alfred...

Enjoying cocktails and canapes after graduation

Stenden graduates, family members and honoured guests enjoyed drinks and an array of delicious canapés...

Gardiner’s exhortation to Stenden graduates

Adrian Gardiner, chairman of the board of governors of Stenden South Africa and founder and...

Pomp and ceremony at Stenden graduation

Faculty and graduates take their seats for the start of Stenden South Africa's graduation ceremony...

Social worker gets big surprise

Social worker Bulelwa Gemashe had a big surprise when she entered one of the conference...


Women’s rugby tournament a coup for NMMU

In a major coup for women’s rugby at NMMU, the Port Elizabeth varsity have been named hosts of the sixth University Sport South Africa...

Vintage bikes score big at Bathurst Showgrounds

https://youtu.be/uKQ1xCtqi1g THE smell of fuel and the roar of engines announced the presence of the Bathurst Vintage Fair / Scramble that took place at the Bathurst...

World champions Blitzboks stutter into London quarters

The Blitzboks advanced to the quarterfinals of the London leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series on Saturday despite lethargic displays after the high...

Kings winning streak halted by Brumbies at Nelson Mandela Bay

The Southern Kings’ winning Super Rugby streak came to an abrupt end when they slumped to a 19-10 defeat against the Brumbies at Nelson...

Great fun at Round Table golf day

GREAT fun, laughs, rain and tee-offs from the wrong hole led to a superb day of Round Table camaraderie and fundraising at the Kenton...


Neighbourly Notes

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Heavenly spa treatments in the garden

THE Mobile Beauty Salon arrived at the Talk of the Town offices at Tuesday lunchtime and began setting up the beds, towels and soothing...

A boost for Ndlambe tourism

THERE’S a new player in the tourism industry, TravelCo, and its initial aim is to promote Ndlambe and the Eastern Cape. “Our immediate focus for...

Sunshine Holiday 2016 Edition

Cancer can be beaten


Clubs and Societies

School News

Congratulations to St Andrew’s rowers selected for Junior World Rowing Champs

ST ANDREW’S College was delighted to announce on Thursday that four of their rowers have...

Creative reading spaces

PORT Alfred High School recently held a "reading in unusual places" competition over the school...

New visual aid equipment for Dambuza

https://youtu.be/Pk0TnzsnfrA THE children at Dambuza Primary School in Nemato were treated to some new visual aids...

Happy Hours celebrates moms in fun sensory play time for Mother’s Day

Happy Hours Pre-Primary and Nursery School held a fun interactive morning in the school hall...

Port Alfred High School barn dance fun

The wild west came to Port Alfred High School last Saturday night at the annual...

Kingsridge back to defend regional hockey title

  Kingsridge will be back to defend their title when the second regional tournament in the...