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WATCH: ICYMI: Nelson Mandela annual lecture in 90 seconds

The annual Nelson Mandela lecture, delivered this year by President Barack Obama, took place on July 17 2018. Here is everything you might have...

WATCH: Inside the Pretoria plane crash: Passenger films final moments

Cellphone footage has emerged from inside the vintage plane that crashed near Wonderboom Airport, killing two on July 10 2018. https://youtu.be/YqHExBLoCbA    

Google Cloud crash disrupts websites‚ Spotify‚ Snapchat

Google’s cloud-computing service went down briefly‚ disrupting websites and apps hosted on the platform such as Snapchat‚ Discord and Spotify on Tuesday evening. TimesLIVE was...

‘Shame on South Africa’ – environmental NGO slams the country’s decision...

Exporting lion bones is killing South Africa’s brand. So says director of the environmental non-profit organisation EMS Foundation Michele Pickover said in response to the...

King Zwelithini’s pet project could cost R1-billion to complete

An unfinished reed dance venue initiated by King Goodwill Zwelithini that has been plagued by cost overruns will end up with a price tag of...

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A Noah’s Ark for abused animals

A COUPLE’S heart for abused, neglected and abandoned animals led them to open an animal shelter on their Southwell farm that includes dogs, horses,...
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Farewell party for Emily the donkey

Friends of Emily the donkey braved the rain for a walk on the beach with her at the farewell party held in her honour...

Remembering SA involvement in Korean War

IN the wake of the recent historic meeting and accord between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump, the Eastern...

TRAVEL ALERT R72 UPDATE

Recovery of truck on the R72 - the road will be closed between Port Alfred and East London for another two hours. It was decided...

Good ending to ‘stolen’ keys saga

ROB KNOWLES and JON HOUZET LOCAL resident, Eric Boyd, who moved to Port Alfred just eight months ago, recently appeared on Facebook for all the...

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WATER UPDATE: Outage caused by vandalism at balancing dam

This is to inform you about the water challenge that we are currently facing: The balancing dam where raw water is stored has experienced vandalism...

Protest becomes a riot

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Farewell party for Emily the donkey

Friends of Emily the donkey braved the rain for a walk on the beach with...
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Beautiful guitar arrangements at poets in song show

Guitar maestro Mel Botes was at the Little Theatre on the Wharf last Friday night,...
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Mel Botes brings the poets of song to Port Alfred

Acclaimed South African guitarist Mel Botes performing the Afrikaans folk song, Al le die Berge...
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Music legend Cindy Alter at sold-out show in Kowie

Cindy Alter (ex-Clout) performing her beautiful introspective song, Tightrope, written after being clear of acute...
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Cindy Alter still rocking at 61

South African music legend Cindy Alter (ex-Clout) performing Bright Blue's Weeping at a sold-out concert...
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Whitfield delights the Rotarians

ALREADY a nonagenarian, Albert Whitfield took to the podium at the recent Rotary Induction Dinner, held...
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Youth orchestra makes music fun

The immensely talented, fun and energetic KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra got audience participation for the Latin...
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Visiting orchestra delights Port Alfred audience

The talented young musicians of the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra delighted a full house audience at...
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Bridge drive raises R14 591 for Hospice

Another very successful Brenda Lear bridge drive was held for Sunshine Coast Hospice at Settlers...
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Braving the cold for the Polar Plunge

Taking a dip in the ocean on the winter solstice. Port Alfred High School's Polar...

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Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson to win fourth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic claimed a fourth Wimbledon title in ruthless fashion as he beat giant South African Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) on a sweltering...

WATCH: Kevin Anderson’s incredible journey to Wimbledon final

South African tennis player grinds his way to Wimbledon final by showing true grit and determination. https://youtu.be/NL-g8bJALO0 https://www.talkofthetown.co.za/2018/07/14/anderson-faces-another-epic-battle-to-get-fit-for-wimbledon-final/  

Anderson faces another epic battle… to get fit for Wimbledon final

As if surviving a six-hour, 36-minute marathon was not enough punishment for his body, Kevin Anderson is now hoping his “sore” and “swollen” feet,...

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Youth orchestra a musical treat for PA

THE Talented young musicians of the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra delighted a full house audience at...

Some new ideas to beautify Port Alfred

A FRESH eye often sees things that others have missed, and landscape architect Warren Lange...

‘We are ecstatic’: South Africans stranded in China are coming home

The Chinese government will foot the bill for a group of 51 South Africans to...

Shivers and laughter: More pictures from the Polar Plunge

There was a great community spirit and much fun was had by all who supported...
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Braving the cold for the Polar Plunge

Taking a dip in the ocean on the winter solstice. Port Alfred High School's Polar...

Icy plunge to welcome the winter solstice

Some photographs of the Port Alfred High School Polar Plunge, held at East Beach this...

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Serenity opens at Rosehill

SERENITY is the mission of business partners Kerryn Watson and Kerry Watson (yes, there is only an "n" between them) as they launched their...

Coastal Spares Customer Day

Balloons, boerie rolls and spot prizes were the order of the day at Coastal Spares on Friday when Greg Oosthuizen and his team said thank...

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