The first black-owned national bus liner, African People Mover (APM), was yesterday vandalised by taxi operators on the Butterworth and Dutywa route. The taxi operators said APM’s lower prices were costing them business as commuters were leaving in droves to...
Tribunal judge Bernard Ngoepe has overturned the health ombudsman's finding that patients died in "unlawful circumstances" at two NGOs: Masego and Takalani. This is the first ruling to contradict findings by health ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba on the Life Esidimeni saga...
One of two men awaiting their murder trial who escaped from the Mdantsane Regional Court last Monday has been re-arrested following a manhunt. Thabani Mkhokeli, 30, believed to be dangerous, was arrested while hiding in a shack in the densely...
The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is looking for hundreds of people in the Eastern Cape who left the public service without claiming their government pensions. GEPF finance administrator Rhulani Macheke said they were working with various stakeholders to distribute...
A Grade 10 pupil from a Benoni high school‚ who allegedly raped a fellow learner‚ has been suspended‚ the education department said. The Gauteng education department said the boy has been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing. “ victim be placed...
Recent attacks on international and domestic tourists and diplomats have forced government into overdrive in an effort to secure the country's image as a safe place to visit. The result is Tuesday's launch of a pilot tourist safety monitor project‚...
By ZINGISA MVUMVU and SIMTHANDILE FORD A major showdown is looming in the Eastern Cape after the ANC provincial leadership threw its weight behind Cyril Ramaphosa while the Amathole region announced Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their preferred candidate to take over...
The politically charged storm surrounding three Maritzburg College pupils who posted a pro-EFF tweet is “irrational and unconstitutional”. The KwaZulu-Natal department of education said on Monday that charges against the pupils have been put on hold‚ pending a provincial education...
Should ANC national bosses decide against nullifying the Eastern Cape conference where delegates were injured when a fight over credentials broke out at the East London ICC, lawyer Mvuzo Notyesi will drag the party to court. Notyesi, who gave President...
Supamega AKA treated East London party-goers and fans to a music extravaganza over the weekend at his concert at Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium – but residents in surrounding neighbourhoods were upset by the loud sound levels. Residents in the Bunkers...
Eastern Cape police have launched a manhunt for four knife-wielding men following an attack on a 71-year-old Eastern Cape farmer yesterday. “For the full story get a copy of the Dispatch or subscribe to our e-Edition for the complete newspaper...
A correctional service official in Losperfontein prison in Brits who was shown in an intimate embrace with an inmate on social media has committed suicide. The department said it had been made aware of the images circulating on social media. The...
By ZINGISA MVUMVU and SIMTHANDILE FORD A major showdown is looming in the Eastern Cape after the ANC provincial leadership threw its weight behind Cyril Ramaphosa while Amathole region announced Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their preferred candidate. Both decisions were communicated this...
The Amathole region in the Eastern Cape has endorsed Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to become the next president of the party. This resolution was taken during the region's ordinary Regional Executive Committee (REC) meeting held today, said regional secretary Teris Ntutu...
Local film The Wound (Inxeba) has bagged the Best First Feature Award at BFI London Film Festival‚ showing no signs of slowing down with its ongoing winning streak. The controversial film starring musician Nakhane‚ impressed audiences at the prestigious film...
The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is looking for hundreds of people in the Eastern Cape in connection with their government pension funds. GEPF finance administrator  Rhulani Macheke said they were working with various stakeholders to distribute the list of...
As Gauteng education MEC Panyanza Lesufi was preparing to visit a Mamelodi school in Pretoria on Monday to attend to a second incident of alleged school sexual assault in a week‚ he received news that a schoolgirl had been...
Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says that foreign nationals must respect the laws of the country just as South Africans respect the laws of other countries. The MEC spoke on Monday while marching against crime in Vanderbijlpark after...
Disciplinary proceedings against suspended acting CEO of Eskom Matshela Koko underwent a second false start on Monday when it emerged that the newly appointed chairman would not be available for most of this week. Mzungulu Mthombeni SC was appointed on...
By: Andre Jurgens What could former “financial advisor” Schabir Shaik reveal about his relationship with Jacob Zuma if he turned state witness in a corruption trial against the President? That‚ for starters‚ he ran almost every aspect of Zuma ’s financial...
Eight months after Life Esidimeni patient‚ Joseph Gumede‚ died in NGO Anchor Care Centre‚ his family was finally told of his death. Daphne Ndhlovu‚ a social worker from Cullinan Care Rehabilitation Centre‚ was sent to tell the family in February‚...
An East Cape farmer was given a pounding and left for dead near his farm on the East Coast Resort road this morning. An unknown number of suspects then sped off with Schafli Road farmer Brian Ristow's Isuzu bakkie with...
As Joanne Fagan desperately tried to retrieve the firearm from the family's safe she heard two gun shots. One was intended for their 14-year-old daughter‚ the other for her husband Mark. Her daughter survived but when Joanne rolled her...
More than 6500 Eastern Cape people who rely on government’s Mayibuye buses will have to find other means of transport as bus services across the province have been suspended indefinitely. This comes after talks deadlocked on Friday between taxi bosses...
The case against a man accused of raping two Nelson Mandela University students will be transferred to the Port Elizabeth High Court. The 29-year-old‚ who cannot be named because he has not yet pleaded‚ appeared briefly in the Port Elizabeth...
ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu has questioned the struggle credentials of Gwede Mantashe, the party’s secretary-general, and blasted him for what she claimed was an abuse of his freedom for personal gain. The vocal Sisulu blamed Mantashe for a weakened...
A Walter Sisulu University IT lecturer has been named as one of the most inspirational women in South Africa for her work in the tech industry. Dr Sibongiseni Tunzelana Thotsejane has a PhD in information systems from UCT and is...
Two tons of coloured powder imported from India was dumped on more than 5000 delighted runners at the fifth Jawitz Colour My Run fun run held in East London on Saturday. Runners in all shapes, ages and sizes – some...
Global anti-human trafficking organisation A21 embarked on a walk for freedom to raise awareness this past weekend. Ambassadors, residents and activists handed out pamphlets and carried placards, some stating that “every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave”. The walk was well-received...
Seven Life Esidimeni patients people died at Mosego Home in Krugersdorp on the West Rand‚ but the NGO‚ consisting of a row of houses‚ remains open after the health ombudsman recommended that it be closed. Gauteng health acting head of...
Charges against three pupils whose tweet caused a furore at one of the country's oldest schools have been put on hold‚ pending a provincial education department probe into racism. On Friday‚ the parents of three Maritzburg College pupils were informed...
Heavily armed security personnel manned the entrance to Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg on Monday after three pupils got into trouble for posting a photo appearing to support EFF policies. The department of education was on Monday locked in a meeting...
A brave grandfather and farmer who survived a vicious leopard attack last week in Peddie has told how he survived the ordeal that forced his community to trap and kill the animal on Friday. Although he still lives in fear...
The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) has called off the strike at SA Airlink‚ the union said on Monday. The strike was due to take place on Monday‚ but Satawu spokesperson Matthew Ramosie said it was called...
Children from rural and poor areas start their schooling careers on the back foot when compared to their urban counterparts as they do not have access to early learning programmes. And with the Eastern Cape being mostly rural, this...
East London police are inviting members of the public whose big-screen plasma TVs were taken in house robberies to visit Fleet Street police station. This after police confiscated 13 TVs and shut down a shop operating illegally in Buffalo Street...
Have you ever wondered how the Zulus combed their hair or practised medicine hundreds of years ago? These are some of the questions answered by Shalo Mbatha in a book that took 20 years of painstaking research to complete. “uZulu‚ Umlando...
The South African Weather Service has warned of high temperatures on Monday in the northern parts of the country. Lephalale and Phalaborwa will be the hottest‚ with a maximum temperature of 37°C. Forecaster Bransby Bulo said a fire warning has been...
A beachfront brawl turned deadly in Port Elizabeth on Sunday morning when shots were fired during the fracas‚ leaving one man dead in hospital and a teenager fighting for her life. Warring gangs were behind the violence‚ which happened on...
The Panayiotou murder trial resumes on Monday morning‚ with the defence expected to finalise their case. The question on everyone's lips is whether or not Chanelle Coutts will take the stand. Advocate Terry Price SC had indicated during the last sitting...
Tributes have poured in for a 19-year-old Wits University student who committed suicide at the weekend. The student died after jumping from the sixth floor of a building in Braamfontein‚ Johannesburg‚ on Saturday night. Friends and fellow students took to social...
More than R90-million in cash has been seized from airports around the country since the beginning of 2016‚ according to the SA Revenue Service (SARS). SARS spokesman Sandile Memela said: "Since the beginning of 2017‚ the largest amount seized at...
Hundreds of rogue police officers in the Eastern Cape could face serious criminal charges such as murder, rape and assault. This is according to an internal police report by watchdog division the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), which delivered a...
Employees of two local airlines are downing tools on Monday‚ union officials said. South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) members at SA Airlink will on Monday embark on a strike‚ the union said. “The 110 workers are employed as...
Western Cape police have denied that 10 suspects who were arrested and later released without being charged were made to lie on the ground for hours while waiting for Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to arrive. Police also denied allegations that...
High levels of unemployment, lack of RDP houses, poor storm water drainage and illegal electricity connections were some of the burning issues that BCM mayor Xola Pakati and his delegates were confronted with when he took his mayoral imbizo...
AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu and Nelson Mandela University Professor Sindile Saule have expressed concern over how Xhosa history is being portrayed by white historians, saying black people should be allowed to write their own story. The royal and the academic...
One and a half million. That’s the number of small children in South Africa who still have to leave their home every time they need the toilet. According to the South African Early Childhood Review 2017‚ released last week by...
Preliminary results of the SRC elections at the University of Cape Town (UCT) indicate a clean sweep by the Democratic Alliance Students Organization (DASO)‚ according to DA spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme. She said all nine DASO candidates (the #DASO9) who...
After 30 years – 20 years as principal – at Selborne Primary School, Doug Voke had to take tranquillisers to get through his final assembly at the end of last term. “Otherwise I would have been a mess. I would...