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WSU suspends classes and exams to avoid the spread of Covid-19

The university says it has to take the precautionary measures because 26 students have tested positive on its East London campus

Fort Hare students test positive for Covid after partying

The 30 students, who went to a bash at a tavern in East London, were not wearing masks, did not sanitise their hands nor keep to social distancing regulations.

Eastern Cape fails tracing and testing

With the shift to lockdown level three on Monday, details are emerging of how the previous relaxation added pressure to the already poorly performing Eastern Cape Covid-19 response

Engineering slips out of gear at varsity

Walter Sisulu University wants to reprioritise R178-million that it stands to give back to treasury after failing to spend it

Eastern Cape’s PPE shortage endangers healthcare workers

Health workers on the front line in one of the poorest provinces are struggling with a shortage of protective equipment and accuse the health department of being unprepared for the pandemic

Covid-19 hits prison system

A warder at a correctional facility has tested positive for Covid-19, sparking concerns about the effects of the pandemic on the whole system

Buffalo City ready for festivities

The calendar is full of events that will keep holidaymakers entertained

Programme multiplies pupils’ success

A maths and science incubator run by Nelson Mandela University is producing promising results

​Safcoin opens second contact centre, in East London

Safcoin is providing the public with the basic tools and knowledge they need to participate in the digital world

Public-private partnership benefits East London

Mercedes-Benz Cars invests 600-million pounds in expansion of East London plant

ANC bash caught up in VBS web

Siphoned-off funds seem to have been used to buy a table at the party’s birthday dinner

Mercedes throws SA €600mn investment lifeline

The investment will come as a relief for President Cyril Ramaphosa who came into office pledging an economic turnaround

Hope and despair at ANC door-to-door in Duncan Village

The township is better known for underdevelopment residents still strongly support the ANC.

Building SA’s coastline for leisure activities may harm the protection of sea life

120 000 jobs will be created by 2030, but conservationists warn of harm from a history of SA's noncompliance with environmental regulations.

IDZ shrugs off damning PwC report

The East London industrial development zone says the auditors got it all wrong.

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