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VIDEO: Long walk to education ‘no joke’

GRADE 10 pupil Thabisa Rolinyathi wakes up at 5am every morning to prepare for school. After hurriedly getting dressed, the Tsholomnqa High School pupil leaves the house at 5.30am for a gruelling 21km walk to school.

Author of Transkei Run, Michael Taljaard.

BIG READ: The Transkei Run (and competition!)

 FOR 27-year-old East Londoner Michael Taljaard, July was a very good month as he had his book, The Transkei Run and the Times of High Strangeness, published by Penguin Books.

crop king

Zuma in royal ouster

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has given AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo 30 days to convince him why he should not vacate his throne.

The Rhodes University water tanker helps put out the fire at the Grahamstown Riding Club. Picture: ADRIENNE CARLISLE.

Grahamstown fire rages on

A THICK pall of smoke hung over Grahamstown today as rampant fires continued to burn around the city.

74 year old Krebe Mpukumpu (middle) from Cambridge Location was a happy man when social workers and in-mates from Wesbank Correctional Facility came to help him mend and paint his home. Flooring, doors and windows were fixed/replaced as part of the 67 minutes for Madiba. Picture: MARK ANDREWS © DAILY DISPATCH

PHOTO GALLERY: Eastern Cape goes all out for Mandela Day

HUNDREDS of Eastern Capers joined the world in honouring Nelson Mandela by doing charity work as part of the “67 Minutes” campaign today.


Record attendance at National Arts Festival’s 40th

THE National Arts Festival (NAF) justified a R30-million spend on its 40th birthday extravaganza by growing its attendance from 211 701 last year to a new record of 225 538.

Gender analyst Nomboniso Gasa.

Outrage as men traditional leaders oust women from initiation debate

OUTRAGED responses poured in on social media yesterday after the Daily Dispatch published the comments of male traditional leaders who rebuked their female counterparts for speaking out against the death toll associated with initiation practices in the province.

Traditional circumcision and initiation has started throughout the province. A cluster of initiation huts were captured in Mdantsane. Picture: MARK ANDREWS © DAILY DISPATCH

Women ‘overstepping mark’

Men traditional leaders angry at women for commenting on circumcision ritual

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