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TOUGH TIMES: Thousands of taxi commuters were shocked yesterday when they were told that taxi fares had increased by up to R2. This comes after  taxi associations increased fares because of the frequent petrol hikes  Picture: SINO MAJANAGAZA

School transport wheels come off

Parents irate that payment dispute flares up at exam time THOUSANDS of pupils across the Eastern Cape are now stranded as taxi operators have stopped taking them to school over a payment dispute.

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Alleged irregularities mar start of Eastern Cape elections

IEC Electoral Officer Thamsanqa Mraji was in the hot seat on Wednesday morning after political party agents registered numerous complaints against political parties and IEC officers across the province.

ANC members and supporters have allegedly set up tables within the boundaries of voting stations - frustrating other political party agents.

ANC overwhelming presence at EC elections

Members of the public have reported that ANC members  have been electioneering and campaigning at voting stations across the province – despite being legally forbidden from doing so.

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Renowned gospel band produces another star

Brenda grateful to Joyous MZANTSI’S number one gospel group Joyous Celebration has produced another soulful solo artist in Brenda Mtambo who wowed fans at the group’s Grateful Tour concert in Port Elizabeth at the weekend.

GOING GLOBAL: A group of young South Africans visited Brazil for World Youth Day, including several from East London

EL group joins youth pilgrimage to Brazil

THIRTEEN young men and women from East London joined three million Catholics at a World Youth Day pilgrimage in Brazil last month.

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Council cheers BCM spend

Infrastructure uses 69% of budget, up from 38% BUFFALO City Metro is celebrating a year in which spending on major projects saw a hefty increase, giving councillors their first bit of cheer for ages

SHOCKING DAY: About 60 Menziwe High School pupils were injured when their school bus overturned at KuGonjana village near Mthatha yesterday morning

Pupils injured as bus overturns

DESPERATE parents searched frantically for their children yesterday after a bus carrying pupils crashed about 60km outside Mthatha.

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Dispatch reaches out to community

IN AN effort to get closer to our readers and better cover issues affecting Buffalo City Metro residents, the Daily Dispatch is taking community journalism to the streets and shopping malls of the city with the launch of the Café Newsroom initiative.

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