3 Eastern Cape men sentenced to 5 life terms for rape

Detectives from the Eastern Cape are being praised for securing the conviction and sentencing of three rapists to five life terms and 20 years’ imprisonment. In a statement, provincial police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni said the detectives’ hard work had paid off as the men were sentenced earlier this week. Tonjeni said the three rapists, […]

6 perish in Eastern Cape house fire

Six people were killed in a house fire in Mqanduli, the Eastern Cape, early on Friday. Neighbours heard people inside the house screaming for help as it was engulfed in flames and called emergency services, according to a spokesperson for the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality. Sonwabo Mampoza said the fire was so fierce, the flames […]

South Africa’s first-ever Xhosa maths paper causes a stir

An odd choice of words used in the first-ever Xhosa mathematics paper 1 for grade 12s in the Eastern Cape has caused a stir among teachers and pupils. The paper written last week was part of preliminary examinations for grade 12 pupils. There have been mixed reactions to some of the translated Xhosa words used […]