"Eastern Cape" tag

Play lays bare initiation ritual

THE scourge of initiation deaths in the Eastern Cape as reported through the Daily Dispatch has inspired a play, recently performed at a theatre in Johannesburg.


3 000 teaching jobs need to be filled

CLOSE to 3 000 vacant teaching jobs still need to be filled at Eastern Cape schools this year.


Time to end our silence on East Cape successes

FROM the start in 1994 something the Eastern Cape has been particularly good at is remaining silent about its achievements while at the same time allowing itself to be pilloried, albeit on most occasions justifiably, for what has gone wrong.


Plans to launch new commercial EC radio station

PLANS for a new commercial radio station in the Eastern Cape are under way after a MSG Afrika-led consortium won a radio licence for the province this week.

Light flyweight bout: Benezer Alolod v Nkosinathi Joyi

Joyi pumped to show he has what it takes

THE achievements by Eastern Cape boxers Simpiwe Vetyeka and Zolani Tete on foreign soil has motivated Mdantsane boxing hope Nkosinathi “Mabhere” Joyi to go for broke when he attempts to win his third world title at Monte Carlo in Monaco on Saturday.

SWEET CELEBRATION: From left, ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane, President Jacob Zuma and MEC for roads and transport Thandiswa Marawu celebrate
by cutting a cake at Idutywa Stadium where Zuma delivered the 2014 ANC election manifesto rally yesterday Picture: ALAN EASON

ANC defectors are ‘cursed’

Zuma threatens those who leave the party with the wrath of the ancestors PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has warned disgruntled ANC members, who leave the party when things do not go their way, that they would attract the “wrath of the ancestors”.


Vision of boxing TV channels a reality

First of its kind with matches, interviews, news. IN AN effort to revive the sport of boxing in South Africa, Mdantsane’s own former boxing champion Masibulele “Hawk” Makepula has joined with various business people to produce two 24-hour boxing television channels.


King threatens Zuma with vote boycott

THE ANC has been dealt another major blow ahead of this year’s elections – one of the Eastern Cape’s largest “kingdoms” has withdrawn its support.

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