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Dogs hunt Wild Coast killers

Late on Wednesday afternoon the police’s K9 unit dogs and their handlers from Mthatha were scouring the bushes around the Hluleka Reserve chalet where Karen Turner was ...

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'Babsie' flies home a changed person

As Makhanda's Nolubabablo “Babsie” Nobanda returns to SA on Thursday, the Thai resident, Henk Vanstaen, who has supported her throughout her ...

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Anchored sheep ship awaits go-ahead to dock in EL port

The controversial Al Shuwaikh cattle ship is still anchored off the coast of East London.

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Babsie's sister excited to see her after 8 long ...

The wait is finally over Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda's family as she lands in Johannesburg on Thursday.
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OPINION | Rhodes risks losing status as a top university

High Street leads directly to the majestic gates of Rhodes University. It is also a disaster zone. You can do serious ...

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Going extra mile to ensure best health for her patients

Zanyiwe Ndlazi-Jason has been a dedicated nurse at the Duncan Village Day Clinic for the last 10 years, but her passion ...

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All 23 to play a vital role

‘Steady as she goes’ was pretty much the way Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus approached his team selection for their ...

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Daily Dispatch Win a Car 2019

The Competition Daily Dispatch is pleased to partner with Buffalo Toyota East London on the 2019 Daily Dispatch Win ...

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Court to rule on kids’ rights to education

Over a dozen attorneys and advocates lined up on Wednesday in a Makhanda high court battle against the home affairs and ...

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Parched Komani runs out of water

There is no water in Komani.Gift of the Givers has arrived but the supply is down to the barest minimum.

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Family ready to take slain Karen Turner home

The body of holidaymaker Karen Turner, 31, who was murdered at Hluleka Game Reserve about 50 kilometres from Ngqeleni ...

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'Law of the jungle' persists in SA: MPs weigh in on Ramaphosa's GBV address

Policing reforms, harsher laws and even a ban on all forms of pornography are some of the proposals MPs made as ...

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God vs the law: Ban on spanking will tear families apart, warns lobby group

Lobby group Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) says a recent Constitutional Court ruling has left them with a ...

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KZN man arrested for raping woman and dumping body in shallow grave

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for the rape and murder of a KwaZulu-Natal woman.

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Murder, stabbing at Wild Coast reserve

A romantic birthday celebration at a popular Wild Coast nature reserve has ended in the death of a young KwaZulu-Natal ...

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Family demands answers about mutilated corpse

A Centane family has taken on a popular funeral home after the corpse of their late relative, who died of natural ...

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Animal activists tackle cattle ship

The battle between animal rights activists and those behind a cattle ship docking in East London harbour to load more ...

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Snakes alive! Civil servants flee Bhisho State House in panic

An uncivil serpent initially labeled a “green mamba” sent civil servants fleeing in terror from Oscar Mabuyane’s State ...

OPINION | Rhodes risks losing status as a top university

High Street leads directly to the majestic gates of Rhodes University. It is also a disaster zone. You can do serious damage to your car if you hit one of the ...

OPINION | The miracle we need is more than economic

Every year the reality of the South African condition is brought into focus with the release of crime statistics.

OPINION | Break terrible spiral of negativity from the top

South Africa is in a terrible spiral of negativity.

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Pensioners forced to walk the gauntlet

Residents at Kennersley Park South – a retirement village in East London – have had a tough time crossing the street ...

Gonubie boardwalk is on its last legs

After years of little to no maintenance, the Gonubie boardwalk is finally on its last legs and Ward 29 DA councillor, ...

Outrage as foul leaks slowly kill Buffalo ...

A number of Buffalo City Metro’s rivers have been exposed to raw sewage and are contaminated – something that fills ...

R47m Berlin site a dump

Buffalo City Metro ratepayers had to fork out at least R47m on the rehabilitation of the Roundhill waste landfill site ...

Unfenced fields being misused

It is a free for all at an East London sports field with vagrants living in nearby bushes, while driving schools also ...

Beacon Bay outcry over cell tower proposal

A proposal to erect two cellphone tower masts in Grace Crescent and Sandpiper Road in Beacon Bay has been put forward ...

City’s power revenue drops by over R50m

Buffalo City Metro’s 2019/20 projected revenue for electricity sales has decreased by more than R50m, after the ...

Massive raw sewage spill affects part of ...

Thousands of litres of raw sewage spewed into the Nahoon River on Tuesday, leaving a stinking, concentrated slick of ...

Cameras fail to net crime

Different stories are being told why none of Buffalo City Metro’s CCTV cameras recorded a hit-and-run crime in which ...

R500k needed for repairs as hall ...

The vandalised NU10 community hall in Mdantsane will cost Buffalo City Metro (BCM) up to R500,000 in repairs after the ...

BCM has least murders but most sexual ...

Of all nine metros in South Africa, Buffalo City has shown the longest and most sustained decrease in its murder rate.

No respect for city’s cemeteries

East Londoners are too scared to visit city cemeteries to pay respect to their loved ones’ graves. That’s the shocking ...

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Yiba cracks ‘Idols SA’ top 10

King William’s Town software developer Luyolo Yiba has sung his way into the top 10 of Mzansi’s biggest show, Idols ...

BUYING | Which six hatchbacks have the ...

True Price lists the top six SA hatchbacks from prices paid at auctions

WATCH | The Ndlovu Youth Choir's final ...

The Ndlovu Youth Choir served the magic of Africa on the America's Got Talent stage on Tuesday night when they ...

From drug addict to activist

After a six-year addiction to mandrax and crystal meth, 27-year-old Asiphe Madasi has turned his life around to educate ...

WEEKENDER: Local producers with an eye on ...

Sanjay Naidoo and Tafara Shuro are two East London residents determined to add value to products grown in the region.

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SA businesses are diversifying offshore ...

Political risk in SA is worse today than three years ago under then-president Jacob Zuma, according to a poll of SA ...

More leadership change at Massmart as new ...

New Massmart boss Mitchell Slape is faced with a tough turn around job in the unique, and troubled, SA retail market, ...

300 jobs from MBSA’s new chassis supplier

One of the world’s leading chassis manufacturers, ZF Lemförder SA, launched its plant in East London’s Industrial ...

Upgrade to loading pineapples

Last week Summerpride Foods, the East London-based pineapple processing plant, the largest in the Eastern Cape, made ...

Sea Harvest profit surges after two ...

Sales jumped 86% to R1.87bn in the six months to end-June, following the acquisitions of Viking Fishing and Ladismith ...

Steinhoff says it will consider selling ...

The embattled retailer will consider all options ‘as part of our debt-reduction strategy’ and ‘keep the future ...

Eskom says economic growth will lead to ...

At the moment, demand is so low Eskom is coping — but that could change if the economy takes a turn for the better

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