Mayor suspends officer after arrest on criminal charges

  A Matatiele traffic officer has been suspended after he was arrested in connection with committing serious criminal offences. Matatiele mayor Momelezi Mbedla said the 30-year-old...

Caster Semenya wins SA’s 13th gold of the Games

Caster Semenya notched up South Africa’s 13th gold medal in Gold Coast on Friday the 13th as she won the 800m in a 1min...

‘WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING’

A wolf in sheep’s clothing who “pounced” on student teachers at a top East London school after giving them alcohol, is how the state...

Tete dedicates title defence to ‘champion’ Mama Winnie

WBO bantamweight world champion Zolani "Last Born" Tete has dedicated his upcoming title defence fight in Belfast to the late struggle icon Mama Winnie...

Kelly Khumalo seeking legal advice over ‘wedding’ report – insider The...

Kelly Khumalo has apparently turned to her legal team for advice over a magazine report which claimed she was planning to get married in...

Winnie’s special place in Qunu hearts

Amadlomo and AbaThembu traditional leadership, the community of Qunu where Nelson Mandela is buried and his extended family spoke of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela saying they...

D-R-A-M-A! Here’s what Somizi thinks of Kurt Darren joining his roast

If you thought the struggle to make it to payday was giving you serious chest pains‚ think about poor Somizi who is quarter to...

Leleti Khumalo: I used to cover my white patches with make-up

After years of hiding her skin condition behind make-up‚ Leleti Khumalo is embracing her vitiligo and is wearing it proudly to educate young people...

Drugs valued at over R30m seized at OR Tambo airport

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Friday that customs officials at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport this week confiscated 108kg of drugs...

The 3 people who helped a raped baby‚ while her mother...

National police commissioner General Khehla John Sitole says he hopes the life imprisonment served on a 29-year-old mother in connection with the rape of...

6 EC beauties in battle for coveted title

Six Eastern Cape beauties with brains are vying for the coveted Mrs South Africa title. The women – Vuyo Maqubela, Khululwa Mfundisi, Zanele Mankayi, Zikhona...

Parents protest as pupils stranded

Scores of aggrieved parents from various schools around Buffalo City Metro picketed outside the scholar transport headquarters in Vincent yesterday morning. Parents from Kayser’s Beach,...

Traffic cop’s car turns turtle

A Buffalo City Metro traffic vehicle and a VW Polo collided yesterday at the intersection of Oxford and Stephenson streets, causing a stretch of...

Man dies in cops’ taxi raid

A Mechanic died yesterday in a Port St John’s back street during a police raid. A number of claims made to the Dispatch by witnesses,...

Ebuhlanti braai women set BCM straight on ‘cute’ stands

The erection of 20 braai stands at popular beachfront hangout Ebuhlanti has not been warmly welcomed by the Ebuhlanti Association, which comprises the 60...

Billionaire comes to the rescue of two Gupta mines

Entrepreneur Quinton van der Burgh says he plans to have two of the crippled Gupta mines financially stable in two months and increase coal...

ANCYL’s Moraka lashes ‘sellout’ leader Maine

Battle lines have been drawn between ANC Youth League leaders after their president‚ Collen Maine‚ threw North West chairman Supra Mahumapelo under the bus...

Zondo dismisses EFF objection to Nombembe in state capture probe

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo‚ who is heading the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture‚ has rejected objections by the Economic Freedom Fighters...

Clinic turns woman away before she delivers twins

A woman gave birth to twins in a clinic that turned her away before allowing her back in. She went into labour on April 6‚...

AbaThembu traditional leaders say Winnie status remains

AmaDlomo, AbaThembu traditional leadership and the community of Qunu where Nelson Mandela and his extended family are buried spoke of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, saying they still highly regard her as one...

Tsolo-born Nomvula Ngcikiza turns 100

After the 100th birthday celebrations of Noyose Mabel Gija over the weekend, where premier Phumulo Masualle was a special guest, the Daily Dispatch was...

Soccer boss Mashaya will know fate on April 25

Well-known Eastern Cape football club boss Rodney “Mash” Mashaya who has been languishing in jail for the past three weeks for theft committed in...

Gentle giant Skweyiya passes on

Former cabinet minister Zola Skweyiya, 75, died yesterday, only a few days before his birthday and on the day President Cyril Ramaphosa and former...

Parents upset at school transport for their children

Lack of communication  between Eastern Cape Department of Education and Department of Transport has led  scores of aggrieved parents from  various  schools  around Buffalo City Metro...

Traffic vehicle in collision closing busy road

A BCM traffic vehicle collided with a VW Polo earlier today at the intersection of Oxford  and Stephenson streets causing a stretch of the busy road...

Tutu visits Madikizela-Mandela’s family in Soweto

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah travelled to Gauteng today to convey their condolences to the family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. They were accompanied...

Fort Hare students boycott classes over allowances

Education students at the University of Fort Hare’s East London campus have boycotted classes this morning over non-payment of their allowances.  The more than 1500 students...

Ex-teacher on stand on rape charges

Rape, sexual assault and sexual grooming accused and former teacher Neil le Roux insisted sexual relations between him and two young student teachers was...

One-room shack no place to raise a baby, says NGO

Mzamomhle mother Phumza Kadeni’s eight-month-old child was removed from her by a court on the basis of a letter from social workers who argued...

Mother who protected her baby’s rapist gets life sentence

A woman who protected the man who raped her two-month-old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison. “It is indeed a unique situation that...

Masutha shocked at experienced‚ white advocate who has never worked with...

Justice Minister Michael Masutha was astounded that one of the applicants for a vacancy in the Durban High Court had not worked with a...

COMMENTARY: Marijuana legality and use in the workplace

There is a common misconception that cannabis has been legalised in South Africa — but this is not the case just yet. Judgment is still...

Viewers blown away by Winnie documentary

On Wednesday evening the highly anticipated documentary about the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was aired‚ showing the life and times of the anti-apartheid activist. South Africans...

DA is on a witch hunt for De Lille‚ says EFF’s...

Aphiwe Deklerk And Naledi Shange The Economic Freedom Fighters have hit out at the Democratic Alliance which has demanded answers from Cape Town Mayor‚ Patricia...

Happy birthday former president Zuma‚ says Thuli Madonsela

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela was among those who wished ex-president Jacob Zuma a happy birthday on Thursday. “Happy birthday former President Jacob Zuma. Blessings...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to be buried at the tranquil Fourways Memorial Park

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will be laid to rest in the tranquil and exclusive Fourways Memorial Park on Saturday. The park‚ which was formerly a flower farm‚...

Ford offers settlements to Kuga owners as consumer commission readies report

The National Consumer Commission will by mid-May go public with its long-awaited investigative report into whether Ford SA and its sister companies are guilty...

Shivambu reported to ethics watchdog for assaulting journalist

Parliament has referred Economic Freedom Fighters deputy president Floyd Shivambu to the joint committee on ethics and members’ interests for assaulting a journalist on...

Great Kei a municipality ‘at war with itself’, warns ANC

The ANC in the province has described Great Kei as a municipality at war with itself, saying if the leadership there did not change...

‘She spoke of forgiveness‚ but Winnie’s tears could not fall’

While her former husband‚ Nelson Mandela‚ could no longer shed tears because his tear ducts had been damaged by light and dust in the...

Malema to speak at Winnie’s funeral despite ANC qualms

EFF leader Julius Malema is billed to speak at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral on Saturday after a special request from her family. There have been behind-the-scenes...

New vision for Water World project

Security is the sharpest concern among the few residents of ward 46 who attended a public participation meeting held to discuss the development of...

Fort Hare students prepare to vote for new campus leaders

Fort Hare University students will elect their new leaders in two weeks’ time. The university management, with the help of stakeholders including student representative council...

Bhisho in shock: 94% of EC children miss out on creche

More than 90% of the province’s children never get to attend early child development centres, largely because their parents cannot afford to pay the...

Listeria fallout hits pork industry hard

By Tanya Steenkamp South Africa's pork industry is losing about R45-million a week owing to “listeria hysteria”‚ and experts warn that many small-scale pig farmers...

Malema to speak at Winnie’s funeral despite ANC qualms

EFF leader Julius Malema is billed to speak at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral on Saturday after a special request from her family. There have been behind-the-scenes...

Top five and premier start talks over cabinet shake-up

Service delivery challenges and a shake-up of the Eastern Cape administration were key issues discussed in bilateral meetings between premier Phumulo Masualle and the...

17 cops in court on fraud charges

Seventeen Eastern Cape police officers handed themselves over to police and were hauled before court yesterday to face charges of fraud, corruption and forgery. The...

Winnie’s grandson lashes out at her critics who are behaving like...

At her memorial service in Orlando on Wednesday‚ speaker after speaker sang the praises of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela‚ who the nation learnt her family had...

South Africa has too many ‘plastic politicians’: De Lille

South Africa has too many “plastic” politicians interested in serving their stomachs and not South Africans‚ Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said on...