Oscar Mabuyane’s campaign for the ANC provincial chairman position this weekend moves to the Joe Gqabi region, which is perceived to be a Phumulo Masualle stronghold. The ANC provincial secretary is expected to address a cadres forum on Sunday. The...
Forty-six bus and taxi passengers, including four children, died in two horrifying Eastern Cape crashes on Saturday. The worst crash in the Eastern Cape was when 36 people were killed near Willowvale on Saturday morning when a bus is believed...
The rand was firmer on Wednesday morning as the lack of news flow helped the currency find its footing. At 8.20am‚ the rand was at R12.3566 to the dollar from a close on Tuesday of R12.4332. The rand was at R13.9464...
Search also for owner of the bus which was unlicensed and did not appear to be roadworthy TRANSKEI traffic authorities are on the hunt for the owner of an unlicensed scholar transport bus found overloaded with pupils and being driven...
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema yesterday likened their actions in parliament to anti-apartheid activists who were once labelled as terrorists, saying South Africans would thank them for it later. Malema was addressing about 200 villagers at the Qamata...
Seven Cosatu affiliates, which supported Numsa despite its expulsion, will suspend their participation in the trade union federation's decision making body, the central executive committee said. "With immediate effect we are suspending our participation and co-operation in Cosatu board room/palace politics,"...
A DRAMATIC musical retelling of Nelson Mandela’s life featuring little-known stories from his childhood will be held at a special once-off performance at the Nelson Mandela Museum next month on July 18, the late statesman’s birthday. The African Opera was...
Love is in the air and your favourite daily read would love to “pin” it down for you and your loved ones this weekend. The Daily Dispatch is encouraging its readers to express their love by having notes with the...
A 13-year-old girl who went missing on Friday was found last night‚ Cape Town police said on Wednesday. "Missing child was found unharmed last night at 22:35 in Bishop Lavis. She is back with her family‚" the SAPS said in...
The multimillion-rand Fleet Street upgrade project in East London will be completed on December 1. A report to council by Buffalo City Metro (BCM) head of infrastructure Nceba Ncunyana confirmed the finish date. The project has faced a number of problems...
The high-powered legal team for three men arrested for alleged rhino poaching have arrived at the Grahamstown Magistrate's Court. Port Elizabeth attorney Sizwe Maci and advocate Terry Price went straight to the holding cells to consult with George-based game reserve...
Nonceba Thelma Mantshiyane – a domestic worker who lost her right arm after being mauled by her employer’s pitbull terrier – will be better off financially receiving a disability grant than a salary. This is according to her employer, Elsie...
AMALINDA in East London is set to buzz with new developments under construction. Residents are in store for a whole new shopping experience on Main Road once the “all green” Amalinda Square is completed. It will feature a shopping centre...
The principal of an East London high school has vowed to get to the bottom of the circumstances after a pupil committed suicide, allegedly after being subjected to a series of bullying incidents by fellow pupils. Fifteen-year-old Natasha Klaas, who...
This morning Parliament ground to a halt amidst an ongoing strike by support staff who are members of the National Education‚ Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu). Protestors wearing Nehawu and pro-African National Congress (ANC) and Jacob Zama t-shirts were...
Roads infrastructure in and around King William’s Town is earmarked for a complete overhaul, with R1.5-billion set aside for the massive 67km project. The R1.5-billion will be injected into resurfacing and much-needed widening of the R63 between Bhisho and Komga,...
Grahamstown,  already known as a City of Saints, is fast earning a reputation as a city of artists. This week the Grahamstown-based National Arts Festival (NAF) opened a permanent art gallery,  the Festival Gallery, as  part of their Creative City...
The SA Communist Party will contest elections on its own. The party on Saturday reaffirmed a 2007 congress decision to contest for state power‚ with its 1‚819 delegates successfully pushing for the move. The party's augmented central committee will draw up...
Storyteller’s joy as audiences lap up her tales of rural folk. FROM a humble start selling DVDs in Transkei, storyteller Nomakhisimsi has arrived and brought her hilarious stories to the festival. The humorous Mpondo storyteller shares the encounters she has with...
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has been served with a summons to stand trial for urging his supporters to invade land. The charges are under the Riotous Assemblies Act‚ with two instances — the first dating back to when...
Mdantsane residents, reduce your water usage right now! There have been major bursts in a large or main pipes supplying Mdantsane and the network of reservoirs which supply the area are running critically low -- and no more water can...
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and the judge that President Jacob Zuma has nominated to be his right hand share the same sentiments that black lawyers‚ particularly black female lawyers‚ aren’t being given enough opportunities to progress in the legal...
The community of Eldorado Park say marginalisation and the lack of service delivery are the underyling factors that have led to the recent unrest at Klipspruit West High School. They blame the department of human settlements for its failure to...
Bhisho wants answers on consultant’s invoices. A CASH-strapped rural Eastern Cape municipality has paid over half a million rand to a consultant for work done over four months. Ngqushwa municipal manager Vuyokazi Mbelani confirmed that Vuyani Mthimkhulu was contracted to provide...
Two motorists were burnt beyond recognition when their vehicles collided on the N2 near Chintsa this morning. The N2 road remains closed because investigators from various specialised units are still working the scene. Motorists headed from East London towards Butterworth and...
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) unfairly discriminated against Oscar Pistorius on the grounds of his disability, vulnerability and anxiety when it found him guilty of murder. This is one of the arguments in Pistorius’ bid to have the Constitutional...
CONVICTED killer Thandi Maqubela seemed dishevelled and confused when she appeared in the Western Cape High Court for pre-sentencing proceedings this morning. Maqubela, normally well-dressed, was led into court in a brown tracksuit, sneakers, and a pink turban. Bonnie Currie-Gamwo, for...
Buffalo City Metro has set aside R3-million to fix Sisa Dukashe Stadium in the next financial year. The venue in Mdantsane NU2 venue was sharply criticised by some Absa Premier League coaches, with the harshest words coming from Mamelodi Sundowns...
About 500 people from Cala and surrounding areas marched to Cala Magistrate’s Court where a foreign national was appearing for the murder of his South African girlfriend. They picketed outside the court with placards calling for no bail. Most of the...
Cabinet has authorised the Department of Energy to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for South Africa’s nuclear procurement programme, the department officially confirmed on Saturday. This is the first official government statement regarding the decision that was made during...
An Intergovernmental Task Team set up to deal with the crisis of land invasion in Bhongweni near the East London Airport has failed to present possible solutions to Buffalo City Metro council. City councillors, frustrated by the wait – apparently...
Ithuba Holdings has been reconfirmed as the national lottery operator by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies‚ who now faces further litigation by the former operator‚ Gidani‚ which contested the award of the original licence to Ithuba. The onerous obligation...
A Garden of remembrance in honour of the famous Cradock Four will receive a major facelift, the national department of tourism announced yesterday.  The garden, which overlooks the burial sites of Sicelo Mhlauli, Mathew Goniwe, Fort Cala and Sparrow Mkhonto,...
Students and university staff are set for another march to Parliament on Monday over fees and insourcing of workers. By 09:00 about four public order police vans were at Parliament. This comes as barricades of burning tyres were placed on various...
Hundreds of families, whose houses were demolished by the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality at KwaRay near Mthatha on Wednesday, have started rebuilding their homes and vowed they were going nowhere.  On Wednesday night, many slept around fires, used roofing material  from...
Three German‚ Swiss and French tourists were robbed at gunpoint near OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg by gumen wearing police uniforms. The robbery occurred shortly after the tourists landed in Johannesburg on Thursday. The tourists - according to a police...
Apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock will find out in December if the National Council for Correctional Services will recommend him for parole, according to an agreement reached in the High Court in Pretoria today. “An agreement in this matter has...
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba will on Tuesday meet Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba over his recent remarks about illegal immigrants being “criminals” who should leave the city. Mashaba’s comments were made as he was addressing the media during his 100...
Opposition parties yesterday reacted angrily to Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle’s brushing off of a secret recording between two senior government officials. The recording, which allegedly implicated ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane in tender manipulation, was made of a conversation...
Pinky Dubula - the mother of the 14-year-old boy who had been shot in the mouth by police on Tuesday - is set to speak to doctors about this condition on Thursday. Ona underwent an operation on Wednesday at Groote...
The road to a precipitous decline is usually paved with many missed opportunities. There were many opportunities for the ANC to negotiate some kind of exit with President Jacob Zuma, if only to save itself. People have known for years that...
By: Jeff Wicks And Katharine Child The Department of Basic Education has proposed dropping the requirement for grades 7‚ 8 and 9 to pass maths and reducing the pass mark for home language. The proposal suggests pupils can obtain a pass...
It’s the first day of the new school term but children in Bramley View in Johannesburg will most likely be late for classes or miss school completely on Monday. https://twitter.com/pholo890/status/889349562976088065 Residents embarked on an early morning protest‚ blocking all exits in...
State Security Minister Bongani Bongo claimed he was sent by acting Eskom board chairman Zethembe Khoza when he offered a bribe to parliamentary inquiry evidence leader Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara‚ the Sunday Times reported. This shocking revelation is contained in an...
Rhodes University vice-chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela has gone an extra mile to ensure needy students performing well academically can keep studying next year by agreeing in writing to stand surety for their registrations. University spokeswoman Catherine Deiner yesterday said fees...
East African leaders will meet on Sunday at a special summit to discuss the crisis in Burundi, where police and protesters continue to clash on the streets of the capital and the opposition has boycotted peace talks. A Reuters witness...
A memorial centre in honour of slain Irish nun Sister Aidan Quinlan, who was killed in 1952 by a mob in Duncan Village, was opened officially yesterday. The Sister Aidan Memorial Centre is located on the grounds of the St...
Three senior SABC journalists face internal disciplinary charges for airing their concerns in a letter about the broadcaster’s controversial editorial policies‚ reported eNCA on Thursday. They are SAfm Current Affairs executive producer Krivani Pillay‚ Special Assignment executive producer Busisiwe Ntuli...
A Buffalo City Metro ward councillor may stand trial for attempted murder over two bullets that hit his son yesterday. Police Captain Stephen Marais said police rushed to the scene on a report that DA Ward 19 councillor Derek Green...
SABC’s Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng says there are no protests in Pretoria. No‚ not really. A fake twitter account created to ridicule Motsoeneng on Tuesday posted a series of tweets related to the protests in Tshwane‚ which are attributed...