Beacon Bay link road gives hope to Gonubie commuters

Announcement comes as main road upgrade begins. EMBATTLED and embittered Gonubie commuters have been given a glimpse of hope after government gave an environmental goahead...

Mandla’s R200m ‘Nkandla’

Various national government departments have for almost a decade pumped more than R200-million into Mvezo chief Mandla Mandela’s Great Place with the idea of...

ZUMA FACES FEISTY GOGO-JZ confronted about Nkandla graft in EL

  President Jacob Zuma got more than he bargained for when he received a cool reception from the very first house he visited during his...

Happy end for pupil driven from school by apartheid

WHEN Vittorio Zanoncelli wrote to the Daily Dispatch asking if we could help him locate some children he was forced to ask to leave...

Ministers in heated clash over Khwezi protest shock

Cabinet ministers nearly came to blows late last night after a silent protest by EFF activists during President Jacob Zuma’s speech at the Independent...
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WATCH: Teacher tries to ban Radebe from primary school ground

A bossy Eastern Cape school governing body (SGB) member came to Jeff Radebe’s rescue after school authorities barred the Minister in the Presidency and...

Mayor up for ‘lies’: Co-accused revealed as a convicted thief

The Hawks are pursuing a charge of perjury against embattled Amathole District Municipality mayor, Nomasikizi Konza, for allegedly lying under oath during her bail...

SA world-famous dolos designer dies in home city

Aubrey Kruger, the former East London harbour draughtsman who designed the ingenious dolos sea buffer system 50 years ago, died in the city last...

Three die in Mthatha drive-by shooting

Three people were shot dead and 15 others critically injured during the drive-by-shooting in Mthatha last night(Thursday). The incident took place in the taxi rank...

E Cape mass exodus picks up pace

MORE than a quarter of a million people quit the Eastern Cape for other provinces in the five years to 2011, Statistics South Africa...

Asanda Jezile making waves

She may have not won the 2013 edition of the Britain’s Got Talent (BGT), but Asanda Jezile is making serious strides in the music...

East London pupil uses his birthday money to make 200 sandwiches...

In an act of kindness‚ an East London grade three pupil this week used the money that he received from his 9th birthday party...

Museum’s plea to leave whale

The fin whale carcass that washed up at Cove Rock beach on Monday after the rare 40-ton mammal became stranded in shallow waters is...

VIDEO: Is our heritage at risk?

It is time to face uncomfortable truths. Sonwabile Mancotywa, and ardent champion of heritage and author of Critical Conversations about Heritage,  and Mcebisi Ndletyana...

Mbeki pleased at the outcome of local government poll

Former president Thabo Mbeki believes that the people of South Africa have made their own choices about who they want as their leaders. This is...

BCM under fire for not improving poor audits

Despite regularly receiving poor audit reports from the Auditor-General, the Buffalo City Metro has failed to develop a plan to improve the damning findings...

Fresh start for housing project

A stalled housing project meant to home 1500 beneficiaries is back on track with a new contractor. The multimillion-rand scheme in Mdantsane’s NU18 near Potsdam...

Entangled whale freed after seven-hour battle

An 8.5-metre juvenile Humpback whale entangled in fishing rope and floatation buoys 500 metres off-shore of Cape Point on the False Bay side has...

Ncera residents go nuts destroying R100m project

Angry Eastern Cape residents have destroyed parts of a macadamia nut project into which government has poured more than R100-million. Ncera residents, near Kidd’s Beach just...

A day in working world for girls

More than 100 girls from John Bisseker Senior Secondary School got to live a day in their potential careers yesterday, thanks to the annual...

Top journalist Simpiwe Piliso dies in EL

Respected Sunday Times senior journalist Simpiwe Piliso died at an East London hospital early this week. He was diagnosed with heart failure in 2009 and recently...

Departments fail stressed workers

Lack of wellness units despite government policy guidelines. ONLY seven out of 12 Eastern Cape government departments have wellness units to assist stressed employees, according...

Kodwa tells ANC’s Young Lions to ‘think like an elephant’‚ rather...

African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson Zizi Kodwa cautioned an impatient ANC Youth League (ANCYL) against rushed decisions after the Young Lions said they needed...

Lootlove scolds Emtee for being ‘rude’ to a fan

Emtee (Mthembeni Ndevu) and Lootlove (Luthando Shosha) were recently embroiled in a brief Twitter feud after the TV personality called Emtee out for being...

Mandela shot by police at Qunu protest

By MSINDISI FENGU and LULAMILE FENI The grandson of the late former president Nelson Mandela was among five people shot by Eastern Cape police in...

Residents of affluent suburb plan to go to court over club’s...

Residents of Bunkers Hill and surrounding suburbs have opted to take the legal route to deal with loud music and noise emanating from the...

Zuma must go, says Xhosa king

AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu has called on the ANC to remove President Jacob Zuma from office if it wants to stem its electoral decline...

Bhisho launches a digital ghostbuster

By ZINE GEORGE Police have forced some Eastern Cape government officials to hand over documents as a groundbreaking project to digitise records takes off. So far Eastern...

Safe rites for BaSotho, AmaHlubi

Daily Dispatch photojournalist Lulamile Feni was given the first ever access to the homecoming ceremonies of BaSotho and AmaHlubi initiates TRADITIONAL male initiation should be...

Gugu Zulu’s wife ‘at his side for his final moments’

The founder of the Imbumba Foundation has described the final moments of Gugu Zulu’s life‚ saying his wife Letshego ‘did everything for him’ in...

Zuma’s ‘blessee’ is actually his daughter: report

The woman pictured kissing and being kissed by President Jacob Zuma in a series of selfies that set tongues wagging is not his “blessee”‚...

EC pupils find their pleasure among seedy leisure pursuits

By ARETHA LINDEN Sex, stealing and substance abuse have become the leading leisure activities for Eastern Cape pupils. This was revealed by the acting education superintendent-general...

Blow for Bhisho as spin doctor dies in crash

By ZINE GEORGE Tributes poured in yesterday following the death of Bhisho government spin doctor Mzukisi Jento Blouw. Blouw, 38, died during the early hours of...

Hood Point sewage treatment plant raises a toxic uproar

The contents of two Buffalo City Metro meetings have raised a red flag over perilous levels of toxic gases inside the West Bank sewage...

ANC’s first chair in EC mourned

By SIMTHANDILE FORD The Eastern Cape ANC yesterday woke up to the news of the death of its first provincial chairman Dumisani Mafu.  The former MK...

Petrol attendant beaten in ‘racist’ incident lives in fear of next...

Nine days after two men assaulted a petrol attendant at a Tzaneen filling station in a “racist” episode‚ they were brought to justice –...

Fill up before petrol pumps run dry: AA tip for motorists...

The Automobile Association has advised motorists to ensure they have fuel‚ ahead of a strike by the Chemical‚ Energy‚ Paper‚ Printing‚ Wood and Allied...

Umhlobo Wenene aims for 5 million listeners

Umhlobo Wenene FM continues to swell its listenership. A recent radio audience measurement survey shows that the station gained another 138000 listeners between July and...
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VIDEO: Holomisa warns protests may lead to a revolt

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has warned the state to avoid dismissing the implications of the current service delivery protests sweeping across...

Young star has older kids in awe at thinking game

A tiny girl of five made local history last weekend when she beat her U13 competitors at chess.  Siyolise August, a grandchild of Mdantsane chess...

DA in BCM beach cleanup

By SILUSAPHO NYANDA East London's main beachfront received a cleanup from a small group of Democratic Alliance supporters. The six-member team from three different wards...

New provincial police commissioner for Eastern Cape named

By Zwanga Mukhuthu Acting National Police Commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane has appointed Major-General Liziwe Ntshinga as the new provincial police commissioner of the Eastern Cape. Ntshinga is...

Gugu Zulu celebrated at memorial

From a young age Gugu Zulu said he would be a driver. “I asked ‘a taxi driver?’ He said ‘no’. ‘A train driver, maybe?’ He...

Church hit by sex scandal

Women claim pastor had sexual relations with them. AN EAST London church is struggling to recover from an embarrassing scandal after a string of women...

EL home expo features wall-to-wall DIY solutions

The 16th Your Home Expo opens at the East London International Convention Centre (ICC) at the beachfront today and runs until Sunday. Organiser Rodwell Sims...

Batten boost for EL gallery

The family of famed horticultural artist Auriol Batten, lauded as one of the world’s top five botanical artists and who died a year ago,...

BCM pays millions for work not done

A secret Buffalo City Metro preliminary report on an investigation into fraudulent transactions has revealed how officials released millions of rands – paying service...

Woman escapes python attack: report

A 44-year-old woman survived a python attack in Lephalale, Limpopo, Beeld has reported. Janet Prinsloo thought she was going to die on Saturday morning when...

Rio will be jive for Khan

British boxer Amir Khan yesterday hailed the decision to allow professional boxers at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, saying he would...

Racist lodge owner faces charges and possible Sars probe

By Tiso Black Star Group Digital Charges of racism‚ tax evasion and illegal business operation have been opened against Sodwana Bay Guest House owner Andre...