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Mabuyane urges youth to take advantage of R5bn projects

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has assured young people in the province that they would benefit from entrepreneurship and skills development projects worth ...

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ANC's Thoko Didiza elected new speaker of National Assembly

Thoko Didiza, the outgoing minister of agriculture, has been elected new National Assembly speaker.

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WATCH | EFF will no longer help communities that did not vote ...

The EFF says it will no longer help communities that did not back the party in the May 29 elections.

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Nurse in dock over R6m insurance claim after ...

A Gauteng nurse arrested in connection with a R6m insurance claim after the death of her domestic worker appeared in the Lenasia magistrate's court on Friday.
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Steenhuisen touts 'multiparty national government' as DA win

DA leader John Steenhuisen has hailed the DA's involvement in the formation of a government as a win for the party.

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Young women urged to join battle against breast cancer and learn ways to prevent it

Breast cancer is becoming increasingly common among women under the age of 40, the Sister's Keeper Foundation says, ...

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Mabuyane weighs in on 700 job losses at MBSA

As a jobs bloodshed looms at Mercedes-Benz SA’s East London plant, re-elected Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane ...

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WATCH | Oscar Mabuyane re-elected as Eastern Cape premier

Oscar Mabuyane was re-elected as premier of the Eastern Cape for a second term on Friday.

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The Enyobeni Tavern tragedy

Ongoing coverage of the impact of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy, where 21 Eastern Cape children died.

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UFH ranked among world's top 2,000 universities for 2024

SPONSORED | The University of Fort Hare showed a remarkable ascent in the latest URAP World Rankings measuring academic ...

Politics

New deputy speaker for Eastern Cape legislature

ANC Youth League provincial chair Vuyo Jali is the new deputy speaker of the Eastern Cape provincial ...

Politics

BREAKING | ANC, DA struck a deal: Ramaphosa president, Didiza speaker, DA gets deputy ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be elected with the support of the DA on Friday afternoon.

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Mercedes-Benz SA retrenchments a hammer blow to East London

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has announced that more than a quarter of its staff at the East London plant, about ...

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Dale welcomes first black headmaster in 163 years

A historic chapter unfolded at Dale College when Craig Hatches was warmly welcomed to the Qonce school as the first ...

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Passing of Sizwe Mlungwana a blow to real estate fraternity

Sizwe Mlungwana, founder and principal of East London realtor Sizwe Mlungwana Properties, was a highly respected and ...

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Department probes alleged abuse at Mthatha high school

The Eastern Cape department of education has launched an investigation into claims of abuse levelled against several ...

Politics

Many new faces in Bhisho legislature

The Eastern Cape provincial legislature is set to swear in 33 new members when it sits on Friday in Bhisho. At least ...

Local Heroes

Soccer coach brings smiles to Bathurst children

Vuyolwethu Sontsonga grew up loving soccer but his family struggled to afford soccer boots and he had to play ...

SA has to move on and leave these losers behind

The National Assembly’s first sitting after the May 29 general election is set to proceed on Friday.

MPHUMZI MDEKAZI | To some Africans, selling out their fellow Africans is second nature

On many occasions, specially in South Africa, historically and economically oppressed Africans believe their oppressors, [in SA] the DA, will be their true ...

Commendable effort to fight gender-based violence

One in five partnered women in South Africa has experienced physical violence by a partner, with the Eastern Cape the province with the highest prevalence of ...

DispatchLIVE Podcasts

LISTEN | Foundation calls for individual ...

Government should not interfere with people's lives.That is a view of Free Market Foundation CEO David Ansara.

LISTEN | NSPCA has serious concerns over ...

Amid the heated discussion over the export of South African livestock, Wednesday was a bustling day at the harbor in ...

LISTEN | NSPCA raises alarm over ...

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has raised the alarm over an infectious disease outbreak at a feedlot housing ...

LISTEN | Long and desperate property ...

If BCM's town planning unit does not sharpen up, construction companies will migrate to municipalities that don’t take ...

LISTEN | UDM growing stronger in Eastern ...

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says he remains positive about his party’s future in the Eastern Cape and has issued a ...

Business

Eskom cuts R6bn off its diesel bill

But CEO Dan Marokane says notwithstanding the recent improvement in power station performance, load-shedding remains a ...

Mercedes-Benz says 700 jobs at East ...

Section 189 consultations will involve talks about transitioning from the current 3-shift model to a 2-shift model

The fragrance of success

This may surprise everyone but the coffee aficionados: the beverage is second only to water in popularity. On ...

Retirement funds ready for two-pot ...

The system takes effect from September 1

Tesla shareholder sues Musk to return ...

Elon Musk made billions of dollars by selling Tesla stock using insider information, an institutional shareholder ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

SPONSORED | The business events industry’s vital role in revitalising the economy is undeniable, highlighting the need ...

Leap into future for local youth and sport

Together, the Makazole Mapimpi Foundation and Mercedes-Benz SA want to rewrite youth and sport development in SA, ...

Africa

LIVE UPDATES | Restaurants, hairdressers ...

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Gauteng is 13,023, with 3,716 recoveries and 87 deaths.

22,000 Edcon employees get retrenchment ...

SA's biggest non-food retailer Edcon has served 22,000 of its employees with notices of retrenchments as it blames ...

Lifestyle

Aston Martin returning to Le Mans in 2025 ...

Aston Martin and its partner team, Heart of Racing, announced on Friday it will compete in the top class of the 24 ...

Renault sets sights on sporty EVs for ...

French carmaker Renault presented an electric sports car on Thursday, the first in a planned range of premium EVs, ...

BMW 2 Series Coupé gets a refresh

German premium brand BMW has launched the facelifted 2 Series Coupé — the company’s chic little two-door drifter — a ...

Tesla expects to hike price of China-made ...

Tesla expects to increase the price of its Model 3 because of import duties to be levied by the EU on cars made in ...

WATCH | Everything you need to know about ...

Join Ignition TV presenter Juliet McGuire as she gives you an in-depth look at the new Toyota Hilux GR-S III.

AT THE BEACH | Sea and surfing the right ...

Fourteen-year-old Selborne College scholar Nathan Weise is a quietly tough guy.

World

Hunter Biden agrees to drop lawsuit ...

US President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, agreed to drop a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani and Giuliani's former lawyer ...

Greece closes more ancient tourist sites ...

Greece shut more ancient tourist sites in Athens on Thursday and elderly people took refuge at designated ...

Chinese #MeToo activist sentenced to five ...

A Chinese court sentenced leading #MeToo activist Huang Xueqin to five years' imprisonment on subversion charges on ...

Ukraine players remind world of wartime ...

Thirteen players from Ukraine's national team produced a video on Thursday ahead of their appearance at Euro 2024, ...

Tesla’s Musk wins shareholder approval ...

Tesla shareholders approved CEO Elon Musk's $56bn pay package, the electric vehicle-maker said on Thursday, a big ...

Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders, who ...

Retired astronaut William Anders, who was one of the first three humans to orbit the moon, capturing the famed ...

Sport

Boxing Mecca

EP boxing stakeholders protest against ...

Boxing stakeholders are up in arms over the decision by Boxing SA to close its satellite office in Gqeberha to ...

Amateur shows take centre stage amid ...

Amid a continuing dearth of professional boxing tournaments, boxing stakeholders have shifted focus by organising a ...

Long-serving boxing official booted as ...

A career spanning two decades laced with controversy as Boxing SA-Eastern Cape manager ended after Phakamile Jacobs was ...

Boxing SA board makes sweeping changes, ...

Boxing South Africa’s (BSA) newly-appointed board on Monday announced it had made some big moves, like booting out one ...

Yet another Eastern Cape boxing star ...

Still smarting from the departure of top star Phumelela Cafu to join Colin Nathan in Johannesburg, Eastern Cape ...