Chilling details about the murder of a Berlin woman, allegedly at the hands of a group of men while they were still initiates on Christmas Eve, emerged in the Mdantsane Magistrate’s Court yesterday. The five young men, aged between 16...
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has been given a new name on social media. While he has been jokingly calling himself "Buffalo", social media users are calling him "Silili".   The #Silili has been trending on socila media since the beginning of...
Former ANC treasurer-general and NEC member Zweli Mkhize says the story of Bolekwa Salusalu, a triple amputee who is a seamstress, is an inspiration one that needs to be told. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmnYIfh0awc When it rains, the water sometimes come in. Despite her...
An elderly man died on Friday morning when a fire gutted the second floor of a Port Elizabeth frail care centre. https://youtu.be/im9HbfMM6nY Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said David Oberholzer‚ 73‚ was one of 15 residents at the Executive Frail Care...
The beachfront hero who grappled with an armed suspect after an elderly British couple were mugged in Port Elizabeth did not even realise he had been shot as he wrestled with the gunman. Rest Pemhiwa‚ 35‚ was lauded for his...
A cash-in-transit vehicle from G4S overturned, seriously injuring the driver and two others in Mdantsane NU8 on Friday morning. The armoured truck was headed towards Mdantsane Highway. “The report we got is that the vehicle just overturned. We don’t know if...
Complaints of judicial misconduct are finally going to be heard against retired Judge Nkola Motata‚ who was convicted of drunk driving after crashing into a wall. A tribunal convened by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will probe complaints that he...
Employees of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) affiliated to the National Education‚ Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) are to embark on a nationwide strike following two years of unsuccessful negotiations with the scheme. The union’s spokesperson Khaya...
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will be granting bursaries instead of loans to undergraduate students this year in line with government’s new fee policy. President Jacob Zuma announced on December 16 that government would be phasing in “fully...
Mount Fletcher comedian Loyiso Madinga made his debut on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah last night as African correspondent. https://twitter.com/EntBizAfrica/status/951441377505828864 The award-winning funnyman burst onto the stand-up scene in 2012 and took it by storm. Madinga, who matriculated from St...
In what has become an annual tradition since the Constitutional Court ruled Net 1 UEPS Technology subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services’ (CPS’s) welfare payment contract illegal in 2014‚ Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini intends to apply for yet another extension...
The FNB ATM outside Vincent SuperSpar in East London was hit in the early hours of Friday morning. Thieves appeared to have broken the lights above the ATM’s back door in order to cloak themselves in darkness before cutting a...
Global motoring giant Ford is offering to settle the bank loans of Kuga owners whose vehicles have either caught alight or malfunctioned. Ford has been accused of trying to squash a class action lawsuit but the company says such offers...
The opening of the doors of learning and culture in higher education in South Africa is long overdue. But several questions have been raised since President Jacob Zuma committed the country to providing free higher education for poor and working-class...
A jovial and humorous ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa this morning took some time off his hectic party duties and visited the East London Golf Course for a mini tee off. https://youtu.be/0lE3Jza1cdw Ramaphosa walked around the golf course chatting humorously to journalists...
While calls for the release of jailed AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo continue to grow, Justice Minister Michael Masutha told journalists yesterday the final decision on whether he was pardoned or not lay with President Jacob Zuma. However, they had yet...
The Eastern Cape department of health has amped up its services to deal with the influx of people who will be descending on the province for the 106th ANC celebrations, provincial head of public health Mthandeki Xhlamlashe said. He told...
A routine handover of a temporary shelter by two national ministers to 93year-old Evelyn Mavalati turned into a sudden drama yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=savW7svoheg There were howls of outrage from ANC volunteers and residents, which were directed at a local councillor accused of...
The failure by the ANC NEC and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa to recall Jacob Zuma on Wednesday only proves that the ANC is incapable of change‚ the Democratic Alliance says. DA national spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme said Zuma and his...
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba yesterday said black people should not be apologetic about seeking economic emancipation, and Afrikaners were relentless in pursuing their economic interests when they were at the helm. He said it was time the government introduced a...
By LISEKHO MADIKANE and MALIBONGWE DAYIMANI Residents of Willasdale Drive in the affluent suburb of Bonnie Doone are up in arms following a spate of burglaries and are blaming Buffalo City Metro for not clearing a bushy field apparently used by...
The family of a wealthy Chintsa East guesthouse owner – who say his suspicious and untimely death is being investigated – successfully resorted to court this week to wrest back control of the estate from his lover. In an affidavit...
ANCYL national executive committee (NEC) member Bavelile Hlongwa this evening told ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini and her top brass that they should step aside and allow young women to lead. https://youtu.be/yCBV5ml0BwM Hlongwa was speaking at the ANCWL Young Women's Dialogue at...
The ANC had initially requested that only the party’s top six will visit Nelson Mandela’s Qunu home and his gravesite, Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela said on Thursday afternoon. Some top ANC leaders, including national executive committee (NEC) members Lindiwe Zulu...
Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says her party’s decision not to support her administration’s proposed “drought charge” has caused confusion.   Late last year‚ De Lille’s government tabled a proposal in council for a levy on rates bills based on...
The rand was marginally weaker on Thursday afternoon in range-bound trade after the dollar recovered slightly after weakening following reports that China was considering cutting purchases of US treasuries. Rand investors now await signals from the ANC’s national executive committee...
Late anti-apartheid activist and poet Keorapetse Kgositsile’s life will be celebrated with the soothing sounds of jazz in East London tonight. The eMonti Jazz Society presents a tribute concert for Bra Willie, as Kgositsile was affectionately known, at the Velvet...
While Mzamomhle Phase two community remains divided over electricity connections, those few who were overjoyed at receiving electricity now sit in gloom – they cannot purchase electricity as they are not registered on the municipality’s system. https://youtu.be/Sof588CLr1E BCM spokeswoman Bathandwa Diamond...
As the newly elected ANC leadership grapples with serious issues‚ social media is poking fun at the gathering in East London and warning that well-heeled “comrades” will make off with the town’s women. The ANC is celebrating its 106th birthday...
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has confirmed that she had consulted Prof Chris Malikane — the controversial economic adviser to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba — for her report on the Reserve Bank’s lifeboat for Bankorp which was later taken over...
Motorists have been warned about road closures over the weekend as more than 120000 ANC members flock to Buffalo City Stadium for the party’s annual birthday celebrations.Roads around the stadium will be closed from 5pm on Friday, January 12...
An East London police officer was yesterday acquitted on corruption charges. Constable Siviwe Ncita, 36, was arrested after he used a police van to transport a stranded member of the public from the Fleet Street police station to Komga. The member...
The ANC’s Chris Hani region in the Eastern Cape stands by its birthday cake and claims it was worth every piece of icing. The cake, which was ridiculed all over social media, was donated to the region by an unnamed...
More South African women are getting turned on by internet porn. Website xHamster recorded its biggest gains for 2017 in South Africa‚ where female users grew by 23%. Women now represent 26% of xHamster’s users‚ with “daddy” the top search...
Security was beefed up at Walter Sisulu University as tensions rose among the hundreds of new applicants who walked in on Monday. Estimates provided by the university were not specific, but the number of extra guards could have been as...
Thirteen Mdantsane prison warders are facing a disciplinary hearing after the daring MacGyver-style escape of four of the Eastern Cape’s most vicious prisoners yesterday morning. If authorities are to believed, in less than 60 minutes the four murderers, rapists and...
The ANC special national executive committee (NEC) meeting, the first for 2018 and the newly elected leadership collective, has concluded without any fireworks. The future of president Jacob Zuma, as promised by party’s secretary-general Ace Magashule before the start of...
Nearly two decades after banning the driving of vehicles on beaches, the Department of Environment continues to battle with the problem, despite huge penalties having been imposed. According to an advertisement in yesterday’s Dispatch, driving on beaches is only for...
King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s younger brother, Prince Mankunku Mthandeni Dalindyebo’s court bid to set aside the appointment Azenathi Zanelizwe Dalindyebo to act as the king of AbaThembu, has failed. On February 20 last year, Mankunku filed an application before the Grahamstown...
ANC provincial chairman Oscar Mabuyane says it is all systems go for the ANC's 106th birthday celebration which will take place at the Buffalo City Stadium in East London on Saturday. Speaking to the DispatchLIVE earlier today, Mabuyane said the...
President Jacob Zuma will head a South African delegation to the African Union Summit in Ethiopia while the country's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a team to the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Switzerland later this month‚...
City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has blasted calls by the party’s regional leadership for her to be axed. She accused the structure of being in a hurry to give her job to DA provincial leader Bonginkosi Madikizela. “The...
The ANC national executive committee (NEC) that is meeting at the East London International Convention Centre today will only discuss the statement to be delivered by ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday. https://soundcloud.com/dispatch_dd/anc-secretary-general-ace-magashule-addresses-the-media This is according to ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule...
Rapper Anatii has challenged stigmas around several topics‚ including the sacred Xhosa initiation ceremony ulwaluko‚ on his latest single in an attempt to educate through art. The Hours hitmaker released the track Thixo Onofefe this week to celebrate his birthday....
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to create a million jobs for South African youth over the next three years. Ramaphosa was speaking at a visit to Queen Noloyiso Sandile of Amarharhabe Royal Kingdom at Mngqeshe Great Place outside King...
South African men have a better chance of finding their romantic partners online‚ a study has found. According to an international dating website‚ Wogoal‚ South African men are the 13th luckiest in the world in online dating. As it happens‚...
Four "dangerous" criminals have escaped from the Mdantsane Prison outside East London in the Eastern Cape this morning.   Eastern Cape Correctional Services Commissioner Nkosinathi Breakfast said details were still sketchy about how the four broke out of prison. Breakfast has...
An accommodation crisis has arisen in Buffalo City ahead of the ANC’s 106th birthday celebrations. Excitement was running high yesterday as final preparations got under way. The ruling party is expecting an attendance of 120 000 members and supporters. Buffalo City Metro...
Scores of students in the last-minute rush to secure space at the country’s universities and colleges have been unable to access the higher education and training department’s online registration system as a result of technical glitches. The Central Applications System...
Discredited former attorney and education litigation warrior Mike Randell has resorted to the Supreme Court of Appeal to fight the high court’s refusal of leave to appeal his fraud and theft conviction. Randell was celebrated for spearheading a class action...