In an attempt to normalise the situation at its East London campus, the University of Fort Hare has obtained a court interdict against 16 individuals and organisations it believes to be behind the disruption of classes. Walter Sisulu University (WSU)...
Farmers in the Raymond Mhlaba Municipality are counting the costs after losing more than 150 cattle due to the drought that has gripped the area since last year. The farmers, mostly subsistence farmers, said their loss was valued at about...
A commuter sued the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) after he suffered burns from an electric shock while “train surfing”. The high court in Pretoria dismissed 26-year-old Mlungisi Sibisi’s court action in which he sought damages after claiming...
The Department of Higher Education and Training has called on matriculants looking for spaces in the post-school education and training (PSET) system to register with the Central Application Clearing House (Cach). Cach‚ which was established in 2012‚ is a government...
With the exception of eggs and butternut, which have become a little more expensive or remained the same, the price of a basket of basic pantry staples decreased in August. As it does every month, the Saturday Dispatch surveyed three...
Renowned educator and former Ciskei minister of manpower Khumbulile Nyikana has died. “HK”, as he was affectionately known, died aged 85 at St Dominic’s Hospital on December 31 following a long battle with heart complications. The exceptional administrator was also a social...
An expletive-ridden tirade exploded into road rage fury when a man pulled a wooden pick-handle from the boot of his car and attacked a motorist in the Cape Winelands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ9bsyl88t4 The altercation on Monday afternoon was captured on video by Egan...
A second East London taxi operator has been shot dead as rumours of a hit-list said to contain the names of Mdantsane East London Taxi Association (Meta) members mount. The 42-year-old taxi operator was gunned down on Saturday evening at...
KwaZulu-Natal police have seized the three firearms brandished in a video by two ANC-assigned bodyguards and will send them for ballistics testing to see whether they have been used in any crimes. Police spokesman Brigadier Jay Naiker confirmed on Friday...
If there were two things I would have hoped we would leave behind in 2016, they would have been South Africans’ selective morality and the manufactured outrage we often see on social media. By manufactured outrage I refer to the...
Payment administrator IntelliMali has reimbursed Walter Sisulu University (WSU) the full amount misappropriated by NSFAS “student millionaire” Sibongile Mani out of its own pocket. IntelliMali has also roped in the services of a forensic investigator to probe how the R14-million...

ANC leader in car fix

ANC Amathole regional leader Teris Ntutu is embroiled in a car hire controversy after his name was added as a “co-driver” for a luxury Mercedes C-Class hired by the Mnquma municipality. Ntutu is not an employee of the cash-strapped Butterworth-based...
A G4S guard was robbed while collecting money from Superspar at around 10.30am this morning. It is unconfirmed how much money was taken  but witnesses indicated the value to be near R60 000.  An unnamed MultiSecurity reaction officer said he had...
A former East Londoner, who is giving African artisans the opportunity to sell their “stock with a story” across the globe in an online marketplace, is a finalist in a social entrepreneur pitching competition on Mzansi Magic. Whisky brand Chivas Regal’s...
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...
A special task team has been formed by the Hawks in Pretoria to investigate what they term “worsening corruption” in three Eastern Cape municipalities. OR Tambo district municipality, Engcobo local municipality and the troubled Mnquma local municipality’s finances will be...
A crowd-funding initiative focused on East London inhabitants has been launched to raise R500000 to appeal against former Border cricketer and convicted rapist Dion Taljard’s 18-year jail sentence. The goal was to free him from his English prison, said his...
Glenn Agliotti — who was pivotal in Gerrie Nel’s successful corruption prosecution of disgraced former police commissioner Jackie Selebi — says it’s the “Bull Dog” ego which has led to his “fall“. Agliotti‚ whose testimony in Selebi’s trial helped sink...
Mdantsane's Mbalentle Xongo, a Grade7 pupil at Grens Laerskool, has been invited to the Radikale Redenaars Nasionale, an Afrikaans public speaking competition in Gauteng. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-72NkyoCSMQ&feature=youtu.be Her debating teacher, Donnette Gericke, said she was highly impressed with Xongo’s efficiency and fluency in...
Pastor Mboro has lambasted those close to late gospel star Lundi Tyamara‚ claiming that they did not care for him and denied him the best medical treatment. Pastor Mboro told TshisaLIVE‚ in an interview last month‚ that he wanted to...
Disgraced Aliwal North Detective Constable Romeo Sarin Oerson has now appointed an attorney to defend him from a charge of escaping in custody in the East London Magistrate's Court. The shackled detective appeared before magistrate Rochelle Sam this morning being represented...
The Eskom board has finally succumbed to pressure‚ allowing the contents of a 2015 “sanitised” report into the state of the power utility to be published. The report by law firm Dentons has been hidden in chairman Ben Ngubane’s vault...
Online shopping these days is for the birds. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZJTDnPAcxU/?taken-by=ultimatecakeart Barry‚ the African Grey Parrot‚ may have become the first bird to buy a gift on Amazon. Alexa‚ an Amazon invention‚ is an intelligent Bluetooth speaker that responds to voice commands and will...
Three former Daily Dispatch local heroes nominees have been given thousands of meal packs to enable them continue as beacons of hope in their communities. The initiative is a partnership between Hemingways Mall and the international Stop Hunger Now project. For...
On this Heritage Day holiday, many South Africans will no doubt be celebrating the fact that the long weekend has coincided rather nicely with pay day. Increasing numbers of consumers feel comfortable indulging in some retail therapy online rather than...
A small-scale farmer in Keiskammahoek is counting his losses after six cattle including a prized ox were electrocuted yesterday. The area was hit by a storm and the strong winds downed powerlines which later killed the cattle.  Peter's Farm owner...
Thousands of Cosatu affiliate union members today marched in East London as part of the Labour federation's national march against state capture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Di84KKM9w&feature=youtu.be The crowds marched from the North End Stadium, down Buffalo Street on to Oxford Street to hand over...
Tired of motorists fobbing him off with the excuse that they don’t have change‚ a Durban car guard has gone hi-tech and now takes credit card payments. Sabelo Buthelezi‚ a regular outside Love Coffee on Lillian Ngoyi Road in Windermere‚...
The disputed R300-million debt at the centre of Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni’s suspension may be settled in the next few days. SowetanLIVE has established that a settlement proposal has been sent to Home Affairs minister Hlengiwe Mkhize via the...
Thembu acting king Azenathi Zannelizwe Dalindyebo has come out strongly against tribalism, saying it is the rot destroying African unity and creating animosity between kingdoms. He was speaking during a visit to Qhumanco Great Place in Cofimvaba on Friday, while on...
A netball facility of international standards will soon be developed in East London after the Buffalo City Metro council approved a 20-year lease agreement to the Eastern Cape Netball Association for the development to go through. The agreement was approved...
Unemployed graduates around the Eastern Cape took part in a #HireAGraduate campaign this morning. Clad in their graduation regalia, the unemployed graduates with qualifications ranging from teaching diplomas and social sciences masters, gathered at 19 points around the province...
In an effort to entice prospective social workers and revive interest in the profession, social development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi yesterday met social work bursary scheme holders and university professors. The dialogue at the Miriam Makeba Arts Centre in East London...
Acting police commissioner Lt-General Khomotso Phahlane on Friday noted with concern that despite pleas for peace‚ acts of violence‚ damage to property‚ stoning of police members and looting were reported during the course of this morning’s anti-immigrant march. Speaking in...
Talk show host Eusebius McKaiser did not insult the Public Protector when he asked her spokesperson if Busisiwe Mkhwebane was “just useless” during an interview on Radio 702‚ the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has found. Mkhwebane’s spokesperson‚...
Lujiza cemetery in Duncan Village is so poorly maintained that tombstones cannot be seen in the long grass. It is so bad that one family from Duncan Village has struggled for the past two years to find their mother’s grave. Zanele Petu,...
The multimillion-rand upgrade of the Mdantsane main access road has finally started, and residents should brace themselves for more than a year of closures on the busy road. Phase 7 of the major Qumza Highway upgrade was scheduled to commence...
Eskom and Transnet paid R840 000 to sponsor gala dinners hosted by Mzwanele Manyi’s Progressive Professionals Forum. Manyi‚ a former government spin doctor‚ has been outspoken about transforming the economy and rallied to defend the Gupta family after their accounts...
By: Anthony Molyneaux Traditional horse races on a public road 60km outside Cape Town have been captured by drone footage for the first time. The annual Mamre Wild Flower Festival attracts scores of horses from surrounding areas to compete in the...
Since he was a Grahamstown schoolboy giving extra maths and science classes to peers, Mbulelo Plaatjie has derived pleasure from being a volunteer and now wants to prompt others to practise acts of kindness. Plaatjie, 44, has set up a...
A rural high school in central KwaZulu-Natal has been described as an accident waiting to happen after a classroom there collapsed at the weekend. One remaining classroom‚ also on the brink of collapse‚ remains in use as the province braces...
The Economic Freedom Fighters wants President Jacob Zuma to reconsider his selection of Justice Raymond Zondo as the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa‚ in favour of Justice Bess Nkabinde. The position of Deputy Chief Justice became...
South Africans have doubled their sugar intake in the last 10 years, says the Heart and Stroke Foundation of SA. As the country observes national nutrition week, the foundation has urged South Africans to reduce their intake of sugary and...
Violence erupted at a rural school earlier this week when parents clashed with the principal. For the full story get a copy of the Dispatch or subscribe to our e-Edition for the complete newspaper with jobs, classifieds, crosswords, TV schedules...
Four accommodation establishments in the eastern region of the province won their categories in the annual Sanlam Top Destination awards, held in Cape Town last month. Crawford’s Beach Lodge in Chintsa East was one of four winners in the country...
The Department of Social Development has until 4pm today to explain to the Constitutional Court how social grants will be distributed from next month. The status of the grants programme has been uncertain in recent weeks‚ given that the current...
The private investigator hired by a group of North West farmers to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Tebogo Ndlovu has dropped the case due to unpaid service fees. The investigator‚ known as Wes‚ was approached by a group of people...
Pupils at the historic Healdtown Comprehensive High School in Fort Beaufort yesterday blockaded the road and burnt tyres in front of the education district office in protest over the shortage of teachers. The pupils at the school – once attended by...
The recent rainfalls have brought widespread drought relief to the Eastern Cape, as dams that were drying up are overflowing once more. Despite this, experts have warned that our joy may be short-lived if members of the public don’t come...
Tiny see-saws made from bits of bark, meandering minuscule streams of twinkling blue gravel and ice-cream stick miniature gates make up the enchanting world of a Beacon Bay fairy garden. Philanthropist and pharmacy co-owner Di Grassi, whose Pinewood Road home...