New recruits, fresh approach help seal USSA football deal
The Madibaz women’s football team reaped the benefits of discipline and meticulous planning to gain promotion to the University Sports South Africa A-section last week. Although a courageous Mandela University outfit went down 1-0 to NWU-Mafikeng in the B-section final in Cape Town, they did enough to qualify for... Read more
Aspen donates life-saving relief to patients in Turkey and Syria
Aspen, a leading global speciality and branded multinational pharmaceutical company, has positively responded to humanitarian calls for relief following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, along with a series of strong tremors and aftershocks, that tore through southeast Turkey and northwest Syria on 6 February 2023. Stavros Nicolaou, Aspen Group... Read more
Keiskamma’s sisterhood of stitchers face adversity through art
Big events – like pandemics and natural disasters – often affect small rural communities disproportionately. And so it was when Covid-19 hit South Africa and the embroiderers and artists of the Keiskamma Art Project in the Eastern Cape hamlet of Hamburg found themselves locked down at home without a means of... Read more
Absa race set for Gqeberha debut in April
South Africa’s award-winning road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series will celebrate the start of its 2023 season with the debut of the much-anticipated Gqeberha on Sunday 02 April. The Absa race series has been revolutionizing the road running space since 2015. Elevated from a three-event series... Read more
Kirkwood Wildsfees: It’s a date
Escape the winter blues with the hottest festival in the Eastern Cape – the SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees! Three days of entertainment and fun for the whole family, from Friday, June 30 to Sunday, July 2, 2023, in the Karoo town of Kirkwood, just outside Kariega (Uitenhage). Shop till you... Read more
Coega’s African footprint growing
With the month of May celebrated as Africa Month, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has identified the rest of the African continent as an important market for sustainable growth, consistent with its strategic plan 2020-2025, but also as part of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, said... Read more
All systems go for SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees
The Eastern Cape’s favourite family festival, the SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees, returns at the end of June with a galaxy of 24 national stars on the giant Wildsfees stage, over 300 selected stallholders and plenty of all-day entertainment and action for the whole family. It will be held from Friday,... Read more
Ordinary South Africans are committed to the success of South Africa
Despite some experts arguing that South Africa is a failing state that could not protect its citizens and property during the July unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, it was the ordinary people who came together and started the rebuilding process. It is the citizens, and not politicians, who are... Read more
SAA poised for take-off in September
South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it expects to resume operations on the Johannesburg-Cape Town route and other African destinations on September 23. The carrier has not taken to the skies since early last year partly due to the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent hard lockdown... Read more
Snow-spotter bonanza in Eastern Cape
With snowfall predicted over the next few days, Gumtree has compiled a list of the best spots to catch the snow this weekend. Whether you’re in Jozi or the Cape, there are a couple of great spots to stay where you can experience the best of the snow. So... Read more
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