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  • Captain wasn’t at the helm of capsized  ferry
    April 19, 2014 · 0 Comments

    Captain wasn’t at the helm of capsized ferry

    THE captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago.

  • CCTV camera bid to cut crime
    April 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

    CCTV camera bid to cut crime

    CRIMINALS operating in the East London CBD and along the beachfront have eyes in the sky to think about now.

  • Disabled biker advises: grab life by the horns
    April 19, 2014 · 0 Comments

    Disabled biker advises: grab life by the horns

    A ONE-LEGGED paraplegic has completed an epic 1500km motorbike ride from Botswana to Cape Town while lying on his stomach.

  • BCM’S FIRE TRUCK GRAVEYARD
    April 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

    BCM’S FIRE TRUCK GRAVEYARD

    A FIRE hose little bigger than one used in a garden is all Buffalo City’s Fleet Street Fire Station can muster should a multi-storey fire break out in the East London CBD.

  • BCM defies court after tender row
    April 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

    BCM defies court after tender row

    BUFFALO City Metro has given a small East London-based company lucrative rights to advertising billboards in apparent contravention of a high court order.

  • Uplifting collection of gospel albums
    April 18, 2014 · 1 Comments

    Uplifting collection of gospel albums

    FOR gospel music lovers planning to attend Sunday’s DStv iRock Emonti festival, the Daily Dispatch has put together a CD-giveaway to get you in the mood. We have six gospel CD sets to give away – all the CDs reviewed below as well as a Big Fish Worship CD featuring Denzel Erasmus, Esrial Mosehla and Tshepiso Motaung.

  • Trollip, Ramphele face off over failed parties’ merger
    April 18, 2014 · 1 Comments

    Trollip, Ramphele face off over failed parties’ merger

    A WAR of words erupted between the Democratic Alliance’s Athol Trollip and Agang-SA’s Mamphela Ramphele over the marriage of the two parties which lasted a mere 24 hours.

  • Major blow to  defence as contradictions emerge
    April 18, 2014 · 0 Comments

    Major blow to defence as contradictions emerge

    A DEFENCE expert witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has contradicted a piece of the athlete’s evidence that could prove crucial to the case.

  • Gunmen grab cash in mall robbery
    April 18, 2014 · 0 Comments

    Gunmen grab cash in mall robbery

    THREE robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of cash in a heist at Hemingways mall yesterday.

  • Shark beach made safer
    April 18, 2014 · 0 Comments

    Shark beach made safer

    THE world’s most deadly beach, Second Beach in Port St Johns, was thrown a lifeline when economic development MEC Mcebisi Jonas handed state-of-the-art equipment to those who guard the beach.

  • Oscar Trial: Day 25
    April 17, 2014 · 1 Comments

    Oscar Trial: Day 25

    A somewhat more restrained prosecutor Gerrie Nel continued to probe Oscar Pistorius’s forensic expert Roger Dixon on the 25th day of the Blade Runner’s trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Hawks to probe golf estate fiasco
    April 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

    Hawks to probe golf estate fiasco

    Treasury queries ECDC’s failure to note probe. THE provincial treasury has asked for a controversial multimillion rand golf estate deal to be referred to the Hawks. The instruction was communicated to the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) in a letter on March 26 from treasury HoD Marion Mbina-Mthembu.

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Border runners aplenty in ultra
April 19, 2014 · 0 Comments

Border runners aplenty in ultra

THERE are novice runners aplenty among the Border contingent to the 2014 Two Oceans 56km road race and a good few in the half marathon as well.

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VIDEO: …while Malema is cheered in East London
April 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

VIDEO: …while Malema is cheered in East London

JULIUS Malema has called on East London’s informal settlement residents to stop voting for the ANC if they want to end abject poverty. He said the ANC had not replaced shacks with houses because its leaders now lived in plush suburbs and forgot about the the poor.

Measuring our democracy
March 7, 2014 · 1 Comments

Measuring our democracy

The 4th Eastern Cape Annual Economic Symposium- opened by Premier Noxolo  Kiviet, chaired by Justice Malala and featuring Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan  

‘7de Laan’ star in drive to teach pupils life choices
February 28, 2014 · 0 Comments

‘7de Laan’ star in drive to teach pupils life choices

VETERAN actor Zane Meas, known as Jack van Olsen in the South African soapie Isidingo, and more recently as newspaper owner Neville Meintjies in 7de Laan, is preparing a return to the small screen.

Fears over raw meat sold on BCM streets
February 24, 2014 · 7 Comments

Fears over raw meat sold on BCM streets

Expert says it’s a health hazard, calls for public education. SELLING raw meat on streets is an environmental health problem on the rise in towns across the country.

Smell from bones awful –   neighbours
February 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Smell from bones awful – neighbours

THE foul smell of rotting meat from a Cove Rock man’s boat has invaded the homes of his neighbours.

VIDEO: The Fall of the ANC
February 17, 2014 · 1 Comments

VIDEO: The Fall of the ANC

With corruption, factionalism and patronage rife, and governance collapsing, is the ANC taking us beyond the point of no return?

‘Samwu members’ assault DA for cleaning up the city
February 13, 2014 · 19 Comments

‘Samwu members’ assault DA for cleaning up the city

EIGHT Democratic Alliance members were attacked with bags filled with trash during a cleanup in upper Oxford Street yesterday.

Video:  CITY HALL UNDER SIEGE
February 1, 2014 · 12 Comments

Video: CITY HALL UNDER SIEGE

JUST moments before the Buffalo City Metro council was set to discuss the R6-million taxi scandal yesterday, members of South African Municipal Workers’

VIDEO: Outrage over fake interpreter
December 12, 2013 · 0 Comments

VIDEO: Outrage over fake interpreter

  NELSON Mandela’s Johannesburg memorial was plagued with problems, but none causing as much of an outcry as the government’s apparent hiring of a fake sign language interpreter.

Prayers sent from Mvezo small but ‘so powerful’
December 10, 2013 · 0 Comments

Prayers sent from Mvezo small but ‘so powerful’

VILLAGERS from Mvezo joined former President Nelson Mandela’s great-grandson Mayibuye Mandela for a simple prayer service at Mvezo Great Place, the birthplace of the iconic statesman, over the weekend.

SA heading for mass revolt says professor
November 28, 2013 · 1 Comments

SA heading for mass revolt says professor

WEALTH accumulation among South Africa’s political and economic elites is spiralling out of control and pushing the country to the brink of a violent mass revolt.

Video: More problems than solutions at health Dialogue
November 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Video: More problems than solutions at health Dialogue

Follow Link to view the broadcast:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daily-dispatch THE Eastern Cape health department resolved to open up lines of communication between its officials and employees during a Dispatch Dialogue this week that saw health staff airing more grievances than solutions.

It’s business as usual for Buffs despite fire damage
November 20, 2013 · 0 Comments

It’s business as usual for Buffs despite fire damage

Club up and running from bar

EL rappers represent on Etv’s breakfast show
November 12, 2013 · 1 Comments

EL rappers represent on Etv’s breakfast show

Nandoz’s Majika music video featuring Number landed them an opportunity to perform live on Etv’s breakfast show yesterday (Tuesday)  together with another East London rapper, Blaqphamas. Read tomorrow’s Dispatch for more.

Dumza returns home for his music tour
November 12, 2013 · 8 Comments

Dumza returns home for his music tour

EC-born singer’s one-man show at Miriam Makeba Centre. EASTERN Cape afro-soul musician Dumisani Maswana, who is now based in Johannesburg, will be returning to his home province for a tour this month.

A family’s relief after suspects appearance
November 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

A family’s relief after suspects appearance

Eight women to hear their bail outcome today following death of wrongfully accused matriculant.  HORRIFIED community members and swift action by police investigating the mob killing of Nompumelelo Township matriculant Mbulelo Mtati who was wrongfully accused of trying to snatch children in the city, saw eight women appear briefly in the East London Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Dispatch Dialouges
November 5, 2013 · 0 Comments

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Dispatch Dialouges

Vusi Pikoli, the man who pursued charges against President Jacob Zuma and Jackie Selebi, will review the state of the ANC, the country’s criminal justice system and give insights into the Arms Deal, the Scorpions, the Brett Kebble murder and the Spescial Browse Mole Report.

VIDEO: Angry mob destroys vehicle
November 1, 2013 · 1 Comments

VIDEO: Angry mob destroys vehicle

An angry crowd  in Terminus Street, East London destroyed the car of a suspected kidnapper.  Read more on this story in tomorrow’s paper. 

EXCLUSIVE: Zahara & Ntando warm up for EL Gig
October 31, 2013 · 1 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Zahara & Ntando warm up for EL Gig

Pair belt out Phendula for their fans.  MULTI award-winning musician Zahara will be performing at the Orient Theatre tomorrow as part of the Phendula Tour. Zahara will be joined by another award-winning artist, Ntando Bangani. 

Outrage over teacher abuse
October 30, 2013 · 45 Comments

Outrage over teacher abuse

Video clip from Transkei school goes viral on Youtube. AN EASTERN Cape teacher has been caught on video dishing out corporal punishment to schoolgirls in what appears to be the school’s staffroom.

Video Available: Dispatch Dialogues – Lessons from Mandela
October 15, 2013 · 1 Comments

Video Available: Dispatch Dialogues – Lessons from Mandela

To view the livestream broadcast vist: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daily-dispatch What is the message from Nelson Mandela’s remarkable life, what are the personal characteristics that made him an icon and how does the current ANC leadership measure up?

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Dispatch Dialogues
September 14, 2013 · 8 Comments

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Dispatch Dialogues

Former education MEC Mkhangeli Matomela recently caused a stir when he labelled the ANC as part of the “anti-Christ” and no longer belonging to “God” or the people of South Africa, but to certain individuals infiltrated by the works of Satan. 

Pinetown Accident: Death toll 22, says Radebe – (Video)
September 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pinetown Accident: Death toll 22, says Radebe – (Video)

An accident in Pinetown on Thursday claimed 22 lives, acting president Jeff Radebe said in Durban today.

July 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

‘Most wanted’ dies in police shootout – with video

Suspects hid in DV shacks TWO male suspects, one known as “Duncan Village’s most wanted criminal,” died yesterday morning during a shootout with police in Duncan Village.

July 20, 2013 · 1 Comments

Youtube proposal gets an ‘I do’ – with video

Former city girl all smiles after boyfriend ropes in Hollywood star AWEDDING proposal video in which Hollywood actor Zach Braff proposes to an East London girl on behalf of her boyfriend has become a YouTube sensation, registering over a million hits.

July 16, 2013 · 0 Comments

Dollywood to debut in days

Disabled youth make movies THERE is Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood – and now a group of disabled youths are making their mark with Dollywood Productions.

Mandla Mandela addresses the media
July 4, 2013 · 0 Comments

Mandla Mandela addresses the media

  Let us take this opportunity to thank everyone gathered here from particularly the different media houses that are gathered here. We are gathered today at a very sad moment of this family, particularly that from the days of my early childhood my grandfather uNkosi Dalibulu, the former President Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela has his entire time to mould me through supporting me and giving me advise for this particular moment. So that I could be able to serve my community, the people of Mvezo.

Leon urges government and DA to be ‘civilised’
June 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

Leon urges government and DA to be ‘civilised’

FORMER Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Tony Leon has called for disagreements and engagements between the ruling ANC and his former party to be more civilised.

Teacher’s assault caught on video (Video Available)
May 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

Teacher’s assault caught on video (Video Available)

AN EASTERN Cape teacher has been caught on video beating a Grade 10 pupil.

Thuli seeks fairness for all citizens
May 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Thuli seeks fairness for all citizens

PUBLIC protector advocate Thuli Madonsela’s reputation for hard hitting, no-nonsense investigations into state corruption and maladministration is earning her fanatical support.

Call to restore Noni Jabavu legacy
March 27, 2013 · 0 Comments

Call to restore Noni Jabavu legacy

The family of esteemed writer, activist appeals for assistance in honouring South Africa’s grand lady of journalism, writes Gcina Ntsaluba

Dynamic Mbothwe recaptures dignity
January 1, 2013 · 1 Comments

Dynamic Mbothwe recaptures dignity

  A DYNAMIC theatre-maker and community gatherer, Mandla Mbothwe began his quest in the drama department at the University of Cape Town. 

Christmas carols with Dispatch
December 19, 2012 · 1 Comments

Christmas carols with Dispatch

  From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful festive season and 2013!

Salif Keita ‘thrilled’ to play in East London
December 18, 2012 · 0 Comments

Salif Keita ‘thrilled’ to play in East London

WORLD-renowned afro-pop singer and songwriter, Salif Keita, rocked East London for the first time on Saturday night with his distinct fusion of West African, Islamic and world music. 

1980s rock takes Centrestage
December 14, 2012 · 1 Comments

1980s rock takes Centrestage

Audience comes alive to the beats of a great rock era, writes Princess Nkabane. Pictures by Mark Andrews

Residents fed up with slack police
December 13, 2012 · 0 Comments

Residents fed up with slack police

MORE than 100 residents from Mdantsane marched to the Inyibiba police station in Zone 14 yesterday to complain about the lack of “good service” from the station.

The Parlotones wow EL fans in final EC show
December 12, 2012 · 0 Comments

The Parlotones wow EL fans in final EC show

SOUTH African pop-rock group The Parlotones bid farewell to East London on Monday night following their final Eastern Cape show before their departure for the United States, where they will be based for the next few years.

  • VIDEO: …while Malema is cheered in East London
  • Measuring our democracy
  • ‘7de Laan’ star in drive to teach pupils life choices
  • Fears over raw meat sold on BCM streets
  • Smell from bones awful –   neighbours
  • VIDEO: The Fall of the ANC
  • ‘Samwu members’ assault DA for cleaning up the city

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CELEBRATING THE FESTIVE SEASON

Where to hang out this Easter
April 17, 2014 · 0 Comments

Where to hang out this Easter

WITH the four-day weekend ahead most of us are looking forward to the extra long period to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.



Slumbering church begins collective lament on Easter
April 19, 2014 · 0 Comments

Slumbering church begins collective lament on Easter

PERHAPS the Christian church – in its many local denominational variants – was built for crisis. Or maybe, crises build or form the local church community.

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