HAOTIC: A Woman with a  and her baby on her back  run across the road during a service delivery protest on the Old Mdantsane Access Road in East London yesterday on Thursday

East Bank residents protest over service delivery

A VIOLENT service delivery protest erupted yesterday  in the East Bank informal settlement when residents barricaded the Mdantsane Access Road with burning tyres, branches and rubbish.


Thuli takes aim at ECDC

Public protector widens net in Mandela funeral fund scandal. PUBLIC protector (PP) Thuli Madonsela has extended her investigation into the Nelson Mandela memorial and funeral funds scandal

20 November 2013. Department of Labour viewing the scene where a shopping mall in Tongaat under construction collapsed on Tuesday night. Picture: THULI DLAMINI / THE TIMES

Tongaat Mall owner ‘uncooperative’: inquiry

THE OWNER of the ill-fated Tongaat Mall which collapsed last year killing two people was accused today of being uncooperative at the commission of inquiry investigating the tragedy.

Gallo Images looks to buy the South African Press Association (SAPA).

Gallo looking to buy SAPA

Gallo Images is looking into possibly purchasing the SA Press Association (Sapa), the news agency’s chairman said today.



A selection of quotes of southern African interest. “These days people touch their smartphones more than they touch their partners.” — Pharma Dynamics spokeswoman Mariska Van Aswegen commenting on a survey the pharmaceutical company did on over 500 South African men’s sex habits.

Patricia de Lille says she was called names after she blew the whistle on alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand arms deal

I was vilified for arms deal, says De Lille in testimony

CAPE Town mayor Patricia de Lille was vilified and called names after she blew the whistle on alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry heard today.

Tutu Puoane performs during the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival in Newtown on August 27, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Image

Non-stop vibes for all and family fun in store

COMPETITION: You have a few hours to win two tickets to internationally-renowned jazz singer Tutu Puoane’s gig to night and tomorrow night. The Daily Dispatch is giving away five double tickets for the gig at the Velvet Jazz Lounge.


Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

AUTHORITIES have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria’s APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said this morning.

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