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Knifeman who attacked child in Western Cape mall linked to other...

A 47-year-old man who lurched at a little boy with a knife — and is being linked to two other random attacks on children...

Man and woman arrested with explosives used in ATM bombings

Two Johannesburg men will appear in court on Wednesday for possession of explosives, believed to be of the type used in ATM bombings. "An intelligence-driven...

Municipality assures that water is safe for human consumption

Ndlambe municipal spokesman Cecil Mbolekwa issued the following statement today: “Due to high demand of water supply during the festive season, the municipality initiated a...

Another accident on Southwell Road

Just after 8am this morning, a truck carrying recyclable cardboard boxes took the bend at the bottom of Southwell Road at too great a...

KZN mother ‘sent video of herself choking her toddler’ to child’s...

A 21-year-old Newcastle mother who allegedly recorded herself choking and beating her toddler son will spend the next few days behind bars before she...

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Municipality assures that water is safe for human consumption

Ndlambe municipal spokesman Cecil Mbolekwa issued the following statement today: “Due to high demand of water supply during the festive season, the municipality initiated a...

Another accident on Southwell Road

Just after 8am this morning, a truck carrying recyclable cardboard boxes took the bend at the bottom of Southwell Road at too great a...

Vodacom gets backlash as ‘Please Call Me’ inventor says he has...

Vodacom has received backlash on social media after 'Please Call Me' inventor Nkosana Makate denied reports that the matter between the two parties had...

THREE CREW MEMBERS FALL OFF BOAT

Stephen Slade, NSRI Port Alfred deputy station commander, said: "At 07h12, Sunday, 13th January, NSRI Station 11 Port Alfred, GuardMed Ambulance Services and the SA...

Port Alfred High School matriculants 2018

Although Port Alfred High School did not do as well as anticipated in the 2018 National Senior Certificate examinations (matric) as shown by the...

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Municipality assures that water is safe for human consumption

Ndlambe municipal spokesman Cecil Mbolekwa issued the following statement today: “Due to high demand of water supply during the festive season, the municipality initiated a...

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WATCH: Are you voting this year? Here is what the ANC manifesto is promising South Africans

The ANC celebrated it’s 107th birthday which coincided with the launch of the party's election...
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Bring on the camels

McLaren Circus owner David McLaren with his camels at the show in Port Alfred last...
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Superb juggling skills on display at McLaren Circus

McLaren Circus’s immensely talented juggler started out with skittles then  moved onto rings, balls and...
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Making the audience gasp

More gravity-defying action from the Velocity Brothers at the McLaren Circus show in Port Alfred...
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Talented acrobats delight circus audience

The Velocity Brothers in action at the McLaren Circus show in Port Alfred last night. https://youtu.be/FC3eVc27d_4
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Chairman of balance at McLaren Circus

Javier Castillo, who hails from Venezuela, performing his chair balancing act at the McLaren Circus...
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Protest against circus in Port Alfred

Seventeen people gathered to protest the use of animals in circus acts on Tuesday evening...
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Wringing out the bids at Saafa golf day auction

Rob Knowles of Talk of the Town played auctioneer at the end of the SA...
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Big interest in new book on Kowie River

Professor Jacklyn Cock, great grand-daughter of 1820 Settler William Cock, gave a talk about her...
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New Year’s fun at Kenny’s

It was an evening of fun and entertainment at Kenny's Sports Bar on New Year's...

Sports

Nelson Mandela would not have supported quotas — Springbok captain Siya...

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi gave a unique personal insight into South Africa’s transformation policy to a Japanese media outlet last month‚ which caused some...

Wiser SA unlikely to ‘rest’ players for the final Test at...

Despite an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series‚ South Africa are unlikely to ‘rest’ players for the final Test at the Wanderers. The folly of...

Kowie Striders fun run in pictures

The annual Kowie Striders fun run held every Boxing Day saw another good turnout of locals and visitors who make the event a regular...

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Solidarity launches ‘legal action’ over Schweizer-Reneke teacher’s suspension

Trade union Solidarity will on Tuesday announce the legal action to be taken to have...

Port Alfred High School matriculants 2018

Although Port Alfred High School did not do as well as anticipated in the 2018...

Matrics at Kuyasa Combined School

The 2018 matrics celebrated their success at the National Senior Certificate examinations last Friday (January 4). Matriculants...

Matric results not what was hoped for

Despite the Eastern Cape province having broken the 70% pass-rate (70.6%) for the first time...

The start of the school year

Talk of the Town visited several schools on Wednesday to speak to pupils, parents, teachers...
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Almost a thousand pupils start the year at Mtyobo Primary School

The children at Mtyobo Primary School's Grade 1C class wanted to say a big "Hello" when...

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Congrats to PA Butchery celebrating 80 years

If you didn't get to the 80th birthday celebrations at PA Butchery on Saturday then you missed out on a feast of spit-roasted lamb,...

43 Air School awarded best general aviation company as it celebrates...

On Friday November 30, students and staff at 43 Air School gathered to hear CEO Attie Niemann address them and to celebrate the 30...

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