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Road closure matters - East London latest news

Commuters driving through the centre of East London perhaps from the airport or along the N2 should take note of ongoing road closures along Fleet Street near the CBD. This is causing delays, particularly during peak traffic.

Both the N2  and the R72 which link East London to Port Elizabeth are undergoing road repairs and the resultant stop-go disruptions. The coastal road from East London to Port Alfred (R72) is currently the better of the two options.

Why do I love East London?

An article by Alan Hawkins

East London, home of the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon South Africa

Ironman 2018: Athletes will participate in a 1.2-mile ocean swim of the Orient Beach followed by a 56 mile bike-ride and a 13.1 mile run

Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/south-africa.aspx#ixzz3K4QrqFKL

Buffalo City Tourism

Wondering where it’s gone? This organisation was unfortunately closed down by the BCMM (Buffalo City Municipal Metro) after they withdrew funding. The role, it is said, has been taken over by the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Association. The writer has endeavoured to find out exactly what (other than enjoying to fruits from sponsoring the African Open Golf Challenge) they have done for East London tourism.

Photograph alongside with compliments of the Daily Dispatch, see link above

Nelson Mandela was born and raised in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Taken from the Daily Dispatch, a speech by President Obama at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, one of the owrlds greatest leaders and statesmen.

“To the people of South Africa – people of every race and walk of life – the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and hope found expression in his life, and your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy.”

Photographs over an electrical storm over East London, October 2014

Photograph series of a moon eclipse, East London 2013 by Alan Hawkins

Coffee Roaster opens in East London.

The East London Coffee Company has recently installed a state of the art coffee roaster in East London.