The Eastern Cape and Northern Cape provinces have formed a partnership that will see the two provinces’ tourism bodies combining travel packages tailored for clients. Yesterday a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency...
Black entrepreneurs are making their mark in the tourism industry, with 90 new black-owned businesses exhibiting at the 2017 Tourism Indaba. The Indaba, a three-day showcase event at the Inkosi Luthuli Durban ICC, boasts that it is the most dynamic...
You studied hard, you aced your exams, your career choice is mapped out but just as your dreams are about to become a reality, you find yourself stuck for one reason: you did not get into a university. According to...
The beauty, relevance and importance of the Xhosa language were highlighted through academia this month via a duo of Rhodes University theses produced by two PhD students. In a first for the institution, Dr Hleze Kunju produced his research paper titled...
Sports car enthusiasts were in for a rare treat yesterday when 105 Porsche vehicles roared onto the rooftop of an East London mall as part of the SA Porsche Club showcase. The club is celebrating its 59th year of existence, making...
Your circumstances do not have to determine your future. This is the dominant theme in Luthando Lucas’s memoir titled I am, a story of how a former street child rose in the face of adversity to run a media company. Told...
Endurance athlete Kim van Kets has spent the past few days nursing her swollen feet, which are studded with blisters and abscesses after her most gruelling trail race yet. Entrants were expected to run the equivalent of a Comrades Marathon...
Life is a funfair for a Jeffreys Bay resident who transformed a furniture truck into a double-storey home and travels from town to town setting up 11 cheerful carnival rides. This week it is East London’s turn to enjoy the...
Buffalo City Metro Arnold Africa bodybuilding competition attracted contestants from around the country and across all professional levels of the sport. The show began when competitors came out – right after the Daily Dispatch’s SIBONGILE NGALWA took an exclusive backstage...
King William’s Town hairstylist Vuyokazi Tshazibana will battle it out with eight other stylists from around the country for the No1 position in the Sofn’free HairXperts Masters Challenge. The Sofn’free HairXperts Masters Challenge set a buzz among hair gurus and...
The return to the local road running calendar of the Legends 68km Marathon, albeit on a revamped route, along with the new version half marathon, a brand new 10km and 5km fun run is set to have a significant...
Here is this week’s list of cool things happening near you. Rocking for rhinos  JOIN performing musicians Serotonin, Jamie Atterbury and Rory Hare, Bryan Daniel, John Lawrie and Ed Johnson as they jam to raise funds to help protect the rhino...
Are you always left with too much month at the end of the money? If you are struggling to stretch your monthly income far enough to cover all of your expenses and debt, you are not alone. According to...
Mike Dilkes is the patron saint of snorers: a clinical beacon guiding poor souls suffering interrupted sleep, harangued by sharp-elbowed loved ones and the butt of many a joke. But snoring is not funny. It ruins relationships, destroys careers and, in...
Author Fred Khumalo recounts the final, doomed voyage of the SS Mendi in his latest novel titled, Dancing The Death Drill. Khumalo will be launching his book at the Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg tomorrow. In January 1917 the SS Mendi...
It's all fun with games – until you become addicted. Online gamers may see no problem spending hours in front of a computer screen honing their craft every day, but experts warn that they may be opening themselves up...
East London’s three cultural giants – the Guild Theatre, the Ann Bryant Art Gallery and the museum – will again collaborate to produce a lively arts festival in the city. Newly named the Umtiza Arts Festival after the thorny tree that...
Here  is this week’s list of cool things happening near you. The Ooh La Lesque Revamped Burlesque Cabaret is coming again to the Arts Theatre tomorrow and Saturday. It’s the same show, with new and exciting routines to entice the...
In a world of outliers, wild men and women, bohemes, slackers and nutters, Shaun Tomson seems to float on a foamy bubble of goodness. I’m talking about surfers, and no matter how future generations may wish to groom and trim...
A Gonubie writer recently returned from Durban where she shared a panel space with several critically acclaimed South African writers, including Zakes Mda, Fred Khumalo and Busisiwe Ntintile at the Time of the Writer Festival. Megan Ross, 28, was also...
Three years ago‚ Gareth Cliff left 5FM and announced he would be launching an online radio portal. Online radio was certainly not new in South Africa‚ but Cliff‚ the first ‘big name’ to throw his prowess into the digital sphere‚...
Surfing may be associated with lithe young bodies, sun-bleached locks and a youth culture, but more people are discovering the “stoke” of catching waves in later life. They say it keeps them in shape and satisfies their compulsion to be...
Fashionistas are in for a treat as local designers prepare to knock their socks off at the East London Fashion Walk next month. The annual fashion parade was relaunched on Saturday with a sneak preview of what is to come,...
A fuzzy photograph of Lindiwe Hani as a toddler with her famous politician father‚ Chris Hani‚ has been chosen as the book cover of her memoir‚ which goes on sale at the end of March 2017. In the book‚ she...
Defined by the Oxford Dictionary as a party given for a man or a woman about to get married, typically attended by men or women only, a bachelor party sounds simple and uncomplicated right? The reality, however, usually involves a...
AMOROUS hot oil massages, cosy cabarets, passionate picnic baskets and decadent dinners are some of the ways East London couples are celebrating the day dedicated to romantic love today. Cliché or not, red roses have always played a big role...
East London was abuzz this weekend with visitors from around the country taking part in the 130th Buffalo regatta on Buffalo River and the 41st Annual Vides Waterpolo Tournament at Selborne College. More than 1000 rowers participated in the...
While there are many honourable attorneys in the profession, judges and others have identified an increasing trend of overreaching in which legal practitioners charge their clients exorbitant fees or conclude contingency fee agreements wildly at odds with the Act...
The need for a smartly designed, locally made, well-fitting, quality T-shirt prompted East London resident Shaun Haschick to start a clothing line. Born in Port Elizabeth but raised in East London, the former professional soccer player said the idea first...
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Young people are now spending more hours on their devices – iPads, phones and computers – than they do sleeping. Anxious parents will point out how bad this technology obsession is for young people. Too much screen time has been linked...
By the time the Saturday Dispatch met Don Leibach at the SPCA in Amalinda at 9.30am one day this week, the inspector had already rescued 11 dogs. Eight underfed puppies were removed from Rosedale Park following a neighbour's complaint and...
There can be very few adult South Africans who have not heard of the Madam & Eve cartoon strip featuring the Anderson family and their domestic sidekick Eve. The family have been part of the South African landscape for nearly...
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The global “Free the Nipple” campaign was brought home to South Africa recently when a photograph of a Durban club-goer’s sheer top exposing her nipples went viral. While many cheered Andiswa Luthuli and her celebration of the nipple, there were...
What tarted out as a hobby, has now turned into a career for DJ LT. DJ LT, whose real name is Luthando Mnandi, also works as an events organiser. Some of the events he will be working on include...
Top designer David Tlale was in East London yesterday to conduct a workshop for aspiring fashion designers and Walter Sisulu University students. The workshop forms part of the inaugural Buyel’ekhaya Fashion Development Programme which is being run under the auspices...
Two of the Eastern Cape’s newest literature voices have made the longlist for the prestigious Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016. Piggy Boy’s Blues by Nakhane Touré and Nwelezelanga: The Star Child by Unathi Magubeni are two of the nine titles...
Few couples give us major relationship envy quite like Caster Semenya and her wifey Violet Raseboya. But instead of hating from outside of the club‚ we decided to run down a list of things that make them one of...
Provincial female filmmakers will come under the spotlight at the weekend at the second annual Eastern Cape Film Festival. The festival, at the Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre, starts this morning and continues until Sunday. Themed “Women in Film: A different...
Zaakir Randeree was a cowboy in bootleg jeans and farm boots‚ but when he entered the corporate world he felt it was time to up his game. So he hung up his boots and transformed himself with a slick haircut‚...
Maclear beauty Zukhanye Funani is the youngest finalist for this year’s Miss Eastern Cape Teen pageant. The 13-year-old is one of 12 teenagers selected for the “pageant with a purpose” taking place next month. Other finalists are Qhawekazi Mlungu, 18, Uyathandwa Ndika,...
Different cultures were embraced by hundreds of traditional poets, dancers and artists who performed and exhibited their skills at the Isingqi Sethu Wild Coast cultural festival. The three-day festival, which has been held in Port St Johns for the past...
Insects could become a sustainable food source in Africa, according to a presentation by a Zimbabwean agricultural food expert. The Food Security in Africa conference in East London, the first of its kind in the country, is organised by the...
Although he has been a beer lover for most of his life, it only occurred to Craig Mayhew to brew his own ale after he read a newspaper article about the growing craft brew trend. “I had had a bad...
When a Mdantsane lounge hang-out spot opened its doors this time last year, little did the owner know it would become a tourist hotspot. Mthombo’s Lounge, which has a swimming pool and a coffee shop for teetotalers, has hosted several...
By day Zweli Daniel designs complicated electrical energy systems for local schools – but by night he transforms into a virtuoso violinist. Daniel, 30, was spotted in his nighttime incarnation this week as a smartly-dressed minstrel drifting through clouds of...
What do pilots‚ hairstylists and farmers have in common? Terribly high levels of stress‚ according to an online survey in South Africa. About 2000 people in more than 40 professions participated in the study‚ which aimed to measure job-related stress...
Eastern Cape-born Lidudumalingani Mqombothi was  awarded the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Memories We Lost, published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You. He speaks to Dispatch's Vuvu Vena. When did you start writing stories? A:There is not...
Eastern Cape tourism service providers were judged to be among “the best of the best” at the national Lilizela awards in Johannesburg on Sunday evening. The province’s small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) scooped nine prestigious tourism awards. Port St Johns’s Amapondo...