Pearson High School pupils were lucky to escape with minor injuries after the school bus in which they were travelling crashed into three cattle. Two of the animals died on the scene of the accident on the R72 near Winterstrand...
A netball facility of international standards will soon be developed in East London after the Buffalo City Metro council approved a 20-year lease agreement to the Eastern Cape Netball Association for the development to go through. The agreement was approved...
Two of the three children killed in a collision involving a taxi in Mdantsane last weekend were laid to rest yesterday. The funeral service of Unabo Lindani, 7, and her 11-year-old sister, Thandolwethu Lindani, got under way shortly after 9am...
After four years of complaints about noise from Rhythm Bar in East London, residents say it has become even louder. The local watering hole in Amalinda Main Road has been causing havoc and sleepless nights for neighbours. Despite attempts to straighten...
“Plastic roads” may hold an answer to dealing with the Eastern Cape’s R100-billion roads infrastructure backlog, the Democratic Alliance in the province believes. The party says “plastic roads” had proven popular in countries such as the Netherlands, India and other...
It is that time of the year again where the Daily Dispatch gives an opportunity for one of its readers to win a brand new car – this time a Suzuki Swift. The Win-A-Car competition officially kicks off today August...
When Lynn Price first met women living in villages in Chintsa, their dire living conditions inspired her to bring renewed hope to their lives through arts and craft-making. Price, who has lived in Chintsa for 25 years, said knowing she...
Most corruption cases reported in the Eastern Cape relate to fraud at government departments and involve fake qualifications, RDP housing fraud, tender irregularities and fraudulent subsistence and travel (S&T) claims. This was revealed by the provincial anti-corruption committee to the...
Once political allies while members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Themba Wele and Andile Matshaya are at each other’s throats over a house for a granny. Matshaya claims that Wele lied when he said he built a house for a...
Ten popular East London drinking holes were shut down in Buffalo City Metro at the weekend for violating municipal bylaws, and posing safety and health hazards. The violations varied from not having clearly marked toilets for male and female patrons,...
Mandela Day is not about giving financial donations – it is about empathy and showing kindness to humanity, according to Nkosi Mandla Mandela, the grandson of late president Nelson Mandela. Mandela believes wealthy people can do more for the poor...
Eight years after the first international celebration of Mandela Day on July 18 on the former president’s 91st birthday, the 67 minutes campaign has become a symbol of his enduring legacy of kindness and sacrifice. While some see their 67...
Surfer kids from Duncan Village and Parkside will be riding one of the best waves in the world with top surfers from around the globe at the World Surf League in Jeffreys Bay this week. The team of about 50...
A Peddie fresh produce store owner was yesterday robbed at gunpoint of R30 000 while waiting for the Buffalo City Metro Fresh Produce Market in Wilsonia to open. Five armed men allegedly approached Yan Ming Yan, 41, while he was...
Mercedes-Benz SA (MBSA) launched its first batch of the keenly awaited high-performance AMG C43 at its East London plant yesterday. The launch, which saw Buffalo City Metro injecting millions to revamp the infrastructure of the West Bank industrial area, was...
The death toll from just three accidents in two days in Eastern Cape roads has risen to 12 after yesterday’s accident, which claimed four lives on the R72 between East London and Port Alfred. One person is fighting for his...
Inkatha Freedom Party in parliament has called for a forensic investigation into Buffalo City Metro’s failed R163.7-million Mdantsane cluster 2 housing project. One of the areas that still has unfinished houses is Daluxolo in NU6, where two dead bodies were...
Scores of Nompumelelo residents were displaced yesterday when about 25 shacks burnt down.There were no reported injuries. There were no reported injuries. Some helpless residents had to watch as their homes burnt down while others tried to salvage the little they...
A R6.7-MILLION lifeline has been thrown to cash-starved non-profit organisations (NPOs) by the Eastern Cape department of social development. This comes after the department made huge cuts to its budgets. NPOs East London Child Welfare, Childline East London, Christelik- Maatskaplike Raad (CMR) in King...
A fallout between the Eastern Cape’s director-general Marion Mbina-Mthembu and the National Heritage Council (NHC) has led to the council calling on premier Phumulo Masualle to take action against his accounting officer. In a damning letter to Masualle, dated June...
Hundred of ANC delegates from all the party’s eight regions in the Eastern Cape will convene tomorrow at the East London City Hall for the provincial policy conference. This in order to craft the province’s standing on ANC policies to...
East London residents are spoilt for choice with an array of fun activities this weekend. Yesterday the Great Kei municipality mayor Loyiso Tshetshe officially opened the Morgan Bay Footprints Festival, while the long-awaited East London Ports Festival makes a comeback...
More than 14 people were left devastated yesterday when a fire which started after midnight gutted two units at Furstenburg Terrace. The fire affected four units at the Nahoon complex and left residents homeless for the night after attempting to...
Police have launched a manhunt for a wounded suspected Rhino poacher, who escaped while under police guard despite being shackled to a bed at Frere Hospital in East London yesterday. He used a hacksaw to break free. The 35-year-old man was...
Buffalo City Metro will today officially welcome a new fire truck that cost more than R5-million. The city is hoping the fire truck will restore residents’ faith in the metro’s fire fighting capabilities. The new emergency vehicle is equipped with a...
Buffalo City Metro has introduced a new “e-procurement” and central supplier data registration system in a bid to address irregular spending. The announcement was made by BCM mayor Xola Pakati in his first state of the metro address at the...
The days of “thumb-sucked” water readings will soon be over for some Buffalo City Metro residents as the metro is set to overhaul more than 3000 water meters in its suburbs. A sum of R16-million has been allocated for the...
The second creek community is reeling in shock after the body of a three year old girl was found this morning. The child, who cannot be named until her next of kin has been notified, allegedly went missing around 4pm...
A new initiation awareness campaign was launched yesterday by cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) MEC Fikile Xasa in Mdantsane. The launch was in preparation for the upcoming winter initiation season in an effort to curb initiate deaths and was...
It's a case of David versus Goliath in a 10-year land dispute that involves a small East London church and construction giants, Roberts Bros Construction. The conflict is over a piece of land sold to the church by Buffalo City...
The Buffalo City Metro council has rejected a plan to move 951 families from shacks in Duncan Village to prefabricated structures in Reeston after the metro’s human settlements department failed to submit a feasibility study and business plan to...
Sharks and other ocean predators are gathering for the scrumptious sardine bait balls which are believed to be on the way from the south. Sharks and a pumping Antarctic south swell has seen beaches officially closed for the week. Three...
An Eastern Cape academic believes the South African government should have redesigned the education curriculum as far back as 1994 instead of adopting the existing “foreign curriculum”. Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU) Academic Affairs and Research deputy vice-chancellor Sechaba Mahlomaholo said...
Hundreds of residents including indigents in Buffalo City have been cut off from the power grid due to unpaid electricity bills. To add insult to injury, residents who live in King William’s Town, Berlin and Mdantsane were forced to travel...
The Buffalo City Metro does not have enough money to maintain some of its halls. As a result a councillor sometimes cleans one of the halls himself. The shortage of funds was revealed in a report tabled and noted in...
New safety signage has gone up at the Joan Harrison pool complex after complaints from concerned residents and the drowning of a 14-year-old boy in February. The project started last week, and more work is planned at the pools to...
Black entrepreneurs who joined a predominantly white business network franchise in East London on Thursday night said they needed to move on and do business on a mixed platform. There was applause when it was announced that the eighth group,...
Bulelwa Ndudula, who is accused of killing her husband, has enlisted the services of a top East London advocate to represent her in her murder trial. The 43-year-old primary school teacher stands accused of shooting dead her husband Sakhekile Ndudula...
The ANC would lose the 2019 elections if it did not change course, the party’s parliamentary leader, Jackson Mthembu, warned yesterday. In a stark and blunt message, Mthembu said if the ANC did not elect the right kind of leaders...
The multimillion-rand Mdantsane Urban Hub development scheduled to start in April has suffered a setback with the National Treasury’s recall of an approved R19.3million it had allocated for the development. The precinct plan, which was met with mixed reactions last...
Millionaire East London businessman Michael Osner was confronted by enraged staff after he abruptly closed the doors of a popular pub yesterday and walked out, allegedly leaving their wages and tips unpaid. In a shocking development yesterday, the Nahoon Arms...

Task team tackles chaos

A new Buffalo City Metro rapid response task team (RRTT) aimed at fighting violent and disruptive service delivery protests was launched yesterday following a failed attempt to set up the team last year. The launch of the RRTT was held at...
Sinovuyo Mzongwana turned 20 last week – but instead of having a huge party with his friends, he decided to raise funds to buy sanitary towels for schoolgirls. Mzongwana asked his friends to help him raise money to buy 5000...
Jan Smuts Athletics Stadium experienced yet another bout of vandalism last Saturday. Over the last three years, the stadium has been broken into several times and had its property broken, stolen or damaged. In the latest incident, which happened in the...
In 1993 a group of friends were sold, and then bought into the idea of a run through Horseshoe Valley in commemoration of the training fields of one Chris Sole, a “mountain goat” of note. Sole was, and still is, one...
​​Members of both the ANC and the EFF held a picket at the  entrance to  the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) hall  this morning where the inauguration of the new BCM council is taking place. The ANC protesters who had occupied the front of City Hall...
A feud is brewing between Buffalo City Metro and hawkers who make a living selling meat at Mdantsane’s Highway. The metro has allegedly threatened to arrest them if they do not move their stalls to make way for a multi-million...
A feud is brewing between Buffalo City Metro and hawkers who make a living selling meat at Mdantsane’s Highway. The metro has allegedly threatened to arrest them if they do not move their stalls to make way for a multi-million...
Buffalo City Metro is expected to host the prestigious provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards for the first time next month. This follows a request by the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) for the city to host the awards for...
Gunshots at a popular East London drinking hole left one person dead and another seriously injured in the early hours of Monday. East London police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Hazel Mqala said the shooting incident took place outside Oudz Tavern in...