For the first time in its 113 years of existence, Rhodes University has appointed a black female to the position of Registrar. Dr Adele Moodly started in her new position this month. Having held a number of senior leadership positions in...
Some may have shed a tear when visiting the petrol pumps this week due to the recent sharp price increase, but consumers can at least smile when they hit supermarket aisles as the prices of most household goods show...
A close encounter with a pride of crouched desert lions in a dry river bed could have signalled a messy end to East London professional adventurer Peter van Kets, who recently returned from mountain biking through 1300km of desolate...
Cofimvaba-born Mandisi Sindo, 28, says he is the artistic director of “the only shack theatre in the history of SA”. This is a grand statement, and today he might just be right. Sindo is indeed sitting in the most amazing theatre....
A new addiction is formed almost daily as millions of video game players – both young and old – are drawn to Minecraft. This freeform building game allows users to construct virtual worlds from blocks of different materials. It is...
Virtual teachers are certainly an important step towards recognising the importance of creating access to digital learning and teaching platforms for all pupils but for Eastern Cape, it will not address the root problems. This is according to Rhodes University-based...
Dance teacher Linda Mills and her academy are back with their bi-annual production at the Guild Theatre, and to celebrate Mills’ 30 years in dance, it has been promised that this Shrek-themed dance extravaganza will be bigger than ever. The...
The latest South African jobs statistics continue to reflect a shockingly high unemployment rate which will take some doing to reverse. Concerns about the high levels of youth unemployment and the social upheaval this might cause have been widely expressed. But...
Professional and amateur cyclists took to the roads during the annual Daily Dispatch Cycle Tour, which started from Buffalo Club yesterday. The main event of 102km started at 7am and was followed by the 50km and 19km rides shortly thereafter....
Dining rooms‚ studies‚ swimming pools and rooms for domestic workers are biting the dust. Only 13% of homes built in the last two years have accommodation for domestic workers‚ compared to 64% of those built during the apartheid years of...
Veteran actress Sonia Sedibe has reflected on the pain and turmoil she felt in the months after her divorce‚ revealing that she struggled with panic attacks and anxiety breakdowns that saw her seek professional help. In an interview with True...
Tourism bosses are turning to top schools such as Michaelhouse‚ Hilton College and St Anne's to help market Durban as a holiday destination. This comes as Durban’s tourism officials tap into the youth market‚ who are now the face of...
An HIV-prevention pill‚ taken once-a-day‚ is safe for teenagers to use‚ according to a South African study released at the International Aids Society conference on Tuesday. South Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV in the world...
Pregnant women get bossed around by doctors‚ relatives and strangers dispensing advice on what’s best for their baby. But a new study says the coercion of mothers-to-be — in particular their exclusion from clinical studies — is unfair and potentially...
Growing up in Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, a young William Mlambo made tips off the town's thriving diving industry, but it was only later in life that he would get to experience the wonders of the underwater world himself. “When I...
The landmark Katberg Hotel, which closed its doors three years ago, is to re-open not only as as a tranquil country establishment but also as a hotel training school for the Kat Leisure Group. Nestled high in the Winterberg Mountains,...
Letshego Zulu‚ who arrived back in South Africa on Thursday night‚ said she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with a smile‚ just the way her late husband Gugu had loved seeing her. Last year racing car driver Gugu Zulu died after complications...
The husband of a Western Cape mother found dead at her home blames her death on a drug the couple took to spice up their sex life. Idali van Zyl was found dead on July 13 in the bathroom of...
Whether it’s the provision of a psychologist or a gym, investing in employee wellness can bring a wealth of good to a company. Many employers are becoming increasingly aware of this, offering employees a range of wellness related services which...
Exactly one year after racing car driver Gugu Zulu died while trying to climb Mount Kilimanjaro‚ his wife Letshego Zulu conquered the grueling trek up the mountain in his honour. Letshego summited Kilimanjaro with the Trek 4 Mandela team on...
You may think that your colleagues’ apparent unhappiness is nothing more than moodiness, without realising they could be displaying signs of a mental illness. Depression in the South African workplace is on the increase, with many employees continuing to attempt...
For eight years, a Beacon Bay house was the epitome of Christmas magic, drawing hundreds of shiny-eyed children to see it lit up with snowmen, stars and Santas, but next week the festive lights will relocate to celebrate Christmas...
The packed Victoria Theatre goes dark. The voice of a female operator comes on saying: “Welcome to Mamba Republic. The show will begin in one minute. But a minute in South Africa could mean an hour or two.” Mamba Republic...
The countdown is on for the long-awaited launch of new Eastern Cape radio station, Rhythm FM. Social media has been abuzz with excitement and anticipation from listeners who have been enquiring about the new station, a division of MSG Africa...
You could see on his face that south London comedian Steven K Amos could not quite believe how receptive his South African audience at the National Arts Festival was to his abrasive attack on sacred SA cows.   So he gave...
By GILLIAN MCAINSH and NONSINDISO QWABE This year’s Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, incorporating the National Youth Jazz Festival, offers something to suit every jazz lover’s taste. Friday night, for example, kicked off the action at DSG with electronic outfit...
The born-free generation is tapping into the story of Chris Hani using the language, style and culture of contemporary hip-hop and rap.   Twelve creatives from around South Africa, who were studying for a two-year Market Theatre laboratory course, delved into...
The National Arts Festival is in full swing in Grahamstown, bringing with it live performances, art exhibitions, film viewings, dance and comedy shows and so much more, guaranteeing entertainment and a memorable experience for the whole family. People have...
An 80-year-old granny has embarked on an adventure of a lifetime: a roadtrip across Africa through to London in her trusted 20-year-old Toyota Conquest. Julia Albu‚ from Jakkalsfontein in the Western Cape‚ started her journey on June 13 and has...
After months of carefully planning your baby’s drug- and surgery-free arrival, being told in the last few weeks of pregnancy that a natural birth is out of the question is depressing news for many women.  However, a new approach in...
Any property owner with a room to spare and a computer can easily earn a few hundred rands for letting travellers sleep in their home. Airbnb, an online hospitality service where people can lease or rent short-term accommodation which includes...
Despite the somewhat chilly weather, thousands flocked to the harbour this past weekend as they welcomed back the popular East London Port Festival after a five-year break. The entertainment, which catered for everyone, included stage performances, water and aerial activities...
Meet the singing Tete brothers! This might sound far-fetched considering Zolani and his elder brother Makazole are known for their boxing exploits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wioWrlqmT8U&feature=youtu.be They have blazed a trail in the boxing world by beating every opponent with Zolani making history by...
Top sportsmen usually have to overcome many challenges to achieve their dream of competing on the world stage. Newly-crowned World Boxing Organisation (WBO) bantamweight champion Zolani Tete, who now has two major world boxing titles under his belt, is...
It's winter, a time when sniffles, colds and coughs are all too common and while many take a legitimate sick day to recuperate, there are those who are inclined to lie about being sick in order to enjoy a...
Youth Month and Youth Day commemorations and celebrations saw a number of activities taking place in Buffalo City at the weekend. Sport events, including boxing, football, volleyball and rugby drew crowds during the day, while young people danced the...
Seventeen young “fashion-forward” East London men used their trendy styles for a worthy cause when they united for a photo shoot to raise awareness over social ills. They particularly raised awareness over gender abuse, drugs and human trafficking in East...
It was when he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour that former advertising creative and surfer Conn Bertish started a cancer app. The app – called Cancer Dojo – allows both patients and their loved ones some comical relief...
Innovation and novelty are the hallmark of the annual Your Home Expo and this year is no different as exhibitors sell a range of wares to make life more comfortable. At the Snappy Chef stand salesman Thorne White was doing...
It was while on a quest for a good-looking beard that East London resident John Dunn started his business. After deciding to grow his beard long, Dunn said he struggled with dry, itchy skin underneath which no available beard products...
The Saturday Dispatch Ford Everest Adventure team’s foray into the Great Karoo – land of windmills, lamb shanks and heritage houses – was crammed with sensational landscapes, fascinating museums, starry nights and captivating characters, writes Barbara Hollands. Pictures by Alan...
When Thabisa Ntoza* heard she was pregnant two years ago she was ecstatic at the news. She and her boyfriend had been talking about having a baby for years. According to Ntoza, the pregnancy was bliss and she enjoyed watching...
They're often labelled lazy and entitled and are known to change jobs at the drop of a hat – but a recently released survey on how millennials make career choices has revealed that they may just be misunderstood. Millennials are...
A Baysville pensioner who spends her days crocheting supermarket bags into hats, slippers and handbags, thereby keeping plastic away from landfills and wire fences, was a big attraction at the third annual Big Green Expo at Vincent Park at...
It was another bumper entertainment weekend in East London, with events including hair shows, belly dancing, an air show and mountain biking. More than 300 cyclists, among them the province’s best, took part in the annual Daily Dispatch Mountain Bike...
Casually searching for possible causes and remedies for a minor ailment on the internet may not seem like much of a big deal to you, but for many, it’s an obsession. Called cyberchondria, this disorder is evident in people who...
Before enrolling your child into a private school in South Africa, you should do your homework. They have mushroomed in the past few years and while many deliver on their promise to improve on government-level resources – others leave much...
East London's legendary Grand Prix Circuit played host to the third round of the 2017 Extreme Festival, where local race fans were treated to a thrilling day of racing on Saturday. There were cars and bikes across seven categories.The...
Small Eastern Cape tourism outfits made their mark and sealed some deals at the annual Tourism Indaba for first-time exhibitors in Durban this week. Ten small or medium enterprises were selected from each province to sell their products as part...
Yellow bone is defined by the Urban Dictionary as a light-skinned black female. According to this website – a crowdsourced online dictionary of slang – the condition was a rarity in the black population, but thanks to skin lightening or skin...