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Jazz legend set to inspire creative genius in youth

AWARD-winning saxophonist McCoy Mrubata’s dream is to see the younger generation learning more about music and keeping the spirit of jazz alive in South African townships.

JULY 29, 2014 Excited pupils from Mzokhanyo High School in Duncan Village happily tuck into a plate of pap and chicken, which the school is serving for the first time in line with the new menu for the school nutrition programme. Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA ©DAILY DISPATCH

Budget boost means kids eat chicken for first time

‘Joy on those faces just heart-warming’ THE department of education has new menus for its school nutrition programme – and for the first time, Eastern Cape pupils will be fed chicken meat.

Photo: Mike Holmes © The Herald.

Retired judge to join sex probe

THE Bhisho legislature is to appoint a retired judge to investigate sex-for-jobs claims that have rocked the provincial government recently.

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Brave traffic officer foils armed robbery, wins award for bravery

A QUICK thinking off-duty provincial traffic officer who foiled an armed robbery in Mthatha last week was honoured with a certificate of bravery yesterday.

JULY 28, 2014 Sobhuza Nyengwa stands in front of the Nomaqhiza family's gutted home in Lugwijini village in Mbizana. Three members of the family, including an archbishop, were killed by a mob on Saturday night. Picture: LULAMILE FENI

Mob kills archbishop and family

Teen girl flees out back of torched home A BLOODTHIRSTY mob slaughtered an archbishop and his family during a violent weekend which also saw four women raped across the Transkei.

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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.

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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.

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