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Breidbach Awareness Programme Improves the Lives of Youth Within the Community

The Sub-Directorate of the Special Programmes Unit (SPU) on the Rights of the Child is improving the local community one school at a time, after conducting a successful awareness programme at Breidbach Primary School on 2 November 2023.

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East London Comes Alive as the Boks End Off the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in EC

Crowds gathered at East London’s King Palo Airport to catch a glimpse of the Springboks as they landed on Saturday evening in preparation for the Eastern Cape leg of the trophy tour on Sunday, 5 November.

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East London Museum

East London Museum is a museum in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa, notable for holding the type specimen of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be long extinct.

It was the workplace of Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the fish’s discoverer.It was established in 1921 and features natural and cultural history of East London and surrounds.

The museum is open week days and Saturdays. There are other galleries within the museum besides the display of the coelacanth. The museum offers displays of southern Nguni beadwork and traditional culture. The maritime gallery includes model ships and shipwreck artifacts.The museum includes one living exhibit, a working bee hive.

Amathole Museum

The Amathole Museum, formerly the Kaffrarian Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The museum houses a large collection of mammals and includes the taxidermied body of Huberta, the hippopotamus.

Huberta exhibit

The Xhosa Gallery, housed in the old post office building, concentrates on the cultural history of all tribes of the Xhosa nation. The history section has artefacts, documents and photographs of local interest dating back to the 19th century. The Missionary Museum contains information on missionary endeavours in this area. The museum was founded in 1884 and was later opened to the public in October 1898. The name of the museum was changed from the Kaffrarian Museum to the Amathole Museum in 1999.

Calendar of Events

Here is a list of current and upcoming events

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Provincial O.R Tambo Choral Music Festival

Umzila kaTambo (cover image)

Umzila Ka Tambo Marathon

Algoa Big Walk for Cancer 2023 (Cover Image) (3)

Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer