Bonang Matheba heading to EL to host music festival

South African television’s “It Girl” Bonang “Queen B” Matheba will be in East London next week to host the second annual Chase Music Festival. The...

EC festive season warning

The Eastern Cape government has issued a strongly worded message on festive season deaths on the roads and at initiation schools, and against violence...

Ginsberg celebrates finest son

To celebrate what would have been Steve Bantu Biko’s 69th birthday, the foundation named after him is hosting a suite of activities today, including...

Replacing AbaThembu king not a lengthy process

The historic dethroning and filling the vacancy created by the imminent jailing of AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is unlikely to be a lengthy process. All...

Biker pooch Silvo is king of the road

A motorcycling mutt who has clocked up over 17000km crisscrossing the country with his Grahamstown owner is such an unusual sight traffic officers regularly...

Education boss sent on leave

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has placed education boss Mthunywa Ngonzo on special leave. This follows Ngonzo’s short-lived victory on Friday when Bhisho High Court...
Potholes

Service delivery issues at top of BCM councillors’ agenda

Burning service delivery issues such as leaking taps, potholes and land invasions in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) were discussed by ward councillors when they...

Safety priority for annual music festival

Anyone  caught trying to enter the seventh annual Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African music festival using counterfeit tickets will face arrest and possible jail time organisers...

SAA fails in bid to keep document secret

Three media houses are now free to publish a memorandum containing legal advice to the South African Airways about a dispute with aircraft manufacturer...

Taximen in licence showdown

Taxi operators in the province have threatened to take Eastern Cape department of transport MEC Weziwe Tikana to court over the non-issuing of operating...

Food production policies need collective wisdom

Listed as one of the poorest provinces in the country, albeit its natural resource endowment, the Eastern Cape – like other provinces akin to...

Fourth crash on dangerous R61 claims further five lives

Five people died in another accident on the R61 road between Ngcobo and Cofimvaba, pushing the total number of deaths on that road to...

New political party adds to poll choice in Eastern Cape

Yet another political party has emerged in what will likely be highly-contested local government elections in the OR Tambo district. Residents of Corana administrative area...

New downgrade hurts SA

Ratings agency Moody’s changed the outlook on South Africa’s credit rating to negative from stable‚ the third adverse action concerning the country in less...

End of sanctions soon for Iran

President Hassan Rouhani says a UN watchdog’s closure of investigations into Iran’s past nuclear activities is a political victory for the country‚ lifting the...

MTN to challenge fine in Lagos court

MTN on Thursday released an update on the fine imposed on MTN Nigeria‚ saying it would go to the Federal High Court in Lagos...

Eskom side-steps load shedding amid increased maintenance

Power utility Eskom said on Thursday that Unit 2 at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station has been returned to service and is currently operating at...

VCs call for state funding and end to violent protests

University vice chancellors (VCs) have called for more funding from the state while also appealing to students recognise the realities of university administration and...

Twelve judges appointed by Zuma

President Jacob Zuma Made a string of judicial appointments on Thursday. The 12 appointments‚ on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission‚ were made to...

Fun ways to get into summer holiday season groove

The holidays are here and below is a list of all the fun ways to kill the time. Buyel’ekhaya festival THE seventh annual Buyel’ekhaya Festival will...

What Cop21 outcome means for our lifestyles

THE world has agreed on the first universal, legally-binding agreement on global warming at the recent United Nations talks in Paris on climate change. Here...

Drought in EC being ignored‚ says DA

The Democratic Alliance has accused the government of failing to deal with urgent drought-related issues in the Eastern Cape. In a statement issued by Leader...

Unfazed Zuma forges ahead

Calm‚ confident and seemingly unfazed by mounting calls for him to be sacked‚ President Jacob Zuma told thousands of people in Port Elizabeth that...

Algae causing odd taste, colour to of BCM water

Seasonal algae is to blame for the discolouration and odd taste of Buffalo City Metro’s water supply over the last few weeks. BCM spokesman Keith...

Slow justice for schools ‘owed’ R2.96m by state

For almost five years, the Eastern Cape department of education has thumbed its proverbial nose at six schools which forked out almost R3-million to...

King refuses to give up despite ruling

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has vowed to continue fighting his 12-year jail term despite his application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentence...

Ebubeleni fest boasts top artists

The annual Ebubeleni Music Festival is not only boasting a line-up of top South African artists this year, but will also see New York-born...

R61 crash death toll up to nine

The death toll in the accident which took place on the R61 between Ngcobo and Mthatha on Tuesday has increased from six to nine. Since...

Aurasma app opens up world of video in Daily Dispatch

Make your Daily Dispatch come alive with video reports just by pointing your cellphone at a picture in the paper. Using a free high-tech app...

‘Zuma Must Fall’ echoes

Thousands of South Africans sent a strong message against President Jacob Zuma and corruption yesterday in mass marches around the country. In Cape Town, “Zuma...

‘Drunk’ ambulance driver arrested

An allegedly drunk Eastern Cape ambulance driver was arrested after he knocked over a pedestrian while driving a state ambulance. The pedestrian, 25-year-old Raylene Flannigan,...

‘Boet’ teams up with old friends

When actor and musician Ian Roberts’ friends heard he would be visiting family in Port Alfred this Christmas without his Radio Kalahari Orkes band,...

Grahamstown developer put in business rescue

The company heading up one of Grahamstown’s most ambitious private residential developments has been placed into business rescue. The massive proposed development stalled without a...

Thieves target school in DV

Hardly a week after schools closed, 31 computers and other equipment were stolen from Kusile Comprehensive School in Duncan Village. The school, a regular victim...

Masualle, vice-chancellors meet over fees

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle and the vice-chancellors of all four universities in the province met this week to discuss student debt relief and...

State funding for varsities to be increased – president

President Jacob Zuma announced yesterday that the state would supply the lion’s share of the R2.3-billion needed to finance universities next year because of...

Coalition to fight IS terror scourge

Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a military coalition of 34 countries to fight “terrorism” in the Islamic world. The regional Sunni power said the...

Mpho Tutu says Zuma must go

Mpho Tutu, the daughter of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, added her voice on Wednesday to the calls for President Jacob Zuma to go. Addressing a...

Thousands take part in ‘Zuma Must Fall’ marches across SA

As the nation celebrated Reconciliation Day on Wednesday‚ thousands of South Africans took to the streets in some of the country’s major cities to...

#Zumamustfall is not a political march- Protesters tell Zille

The crowd gathered in parliament for the #ZumaMustFall march told Cape Town premier Helen Zille that the march was not about politicians when she...

Protesters want a president that can read numbers

As thousands of South Africans expressed their anger and called for the removal of President Jacob Zuma, protester Stephan Dreyer said the country needed...

Nationwide marches against Zuma

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in various cities on Wednesday to express their dissatisfaction with President Jacob Zuma's leadership. Barring...

‘We will celebrate #ReconciliationDay after Zuma has fallen’

Reconciliation can wait‚ said Twitter user Lumkile Sobutyu @SLumza on Wednesday. He was among those to help get the #ZumaMustFallMarch hashtag trending in the...

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! coming to Africa

Beverly Bond‚ founder‚ CEO and executive producer of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has announced that she will be bringing her dynamic visionary women’s empowerment movement...

SA about to ‘come off the rails’‚ Vavi warns

The only conclusion that can be drawn from President Jacob Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle is that South Africa is leaderless‚ and simply rotating Cabinet...

ANC in complete denial over reckless Jacob Zuma‚ says DA

Tuesday’s press briefing by the ANC at Luthuli House has reaffirmed that the ANC is in complete denial over the reckless and negligent actions...

Van Rooyen wants SA to judge him on his performance

New minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs Des van Rooyen says he wants to be judged on his performance in his new portfolio. Van...

ANC praises Zuma for ‘demonstrating leadership’ after disastrous Cabinet reshuffle

The ANC has backed President Jacob Zuma after his about-turn on the appointment of David ‘Des’ van Rooyen as finance minister. Zuma stunned the nation...

Girl describes horror of forced prostitution

A teenager forced into prostitution will remember 2010 as the year she spent months without bathing and brushing her teeth and being forced to...

Victims tell of lightning bolt ordeal

Nkanya villagers near Elliotdale are still in shock following the deaths of five community members killed by lightning at the weekend. A further 13 people...