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Villagers close down NHI hospital and clinic

A furore has broken out at an Eastern Cape clinic and hospital which is part of a vital National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot study.

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Years in jail for bank heist trio

The full might of the law in the Eastern Cape came down on three bank robbers, two of them from Cape Town, who will spend decades behind bars for a ...

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Medico-legal claims a sickening picture

The cost of medico-legal claims continues to escalate and gnaw at the pockets of the taxpayer despite intervention by the health department.

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No hope yet at Mandela museum

The Nelson Mandela Musuem in Qunu remains closed and villagers fear it may never reopen.
Sport

Algeria win Africa Cup of Nations with fortuitous ...

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time on Friday when a fortuitous second-minute goal gave them a 1-0 win over Senegal in the final.
Lifestyle

EL dancer wows them at pageant in Vegas

East London born-and-bred dance star Chace Collett, 21, has been crowned Miss Continents 2019.

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Buffalo City Municipality State of the City Address 2019 - 26 July 2019

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Woman jailed for smuggling child, 6, from Mozambique and forcing him to work

A six-year-old boy was smuggled from Mozambique into South Africa, where he was exploited to work without payment. The ...

Politics

DA calls for ad hoc committee to probe public protector findings against Ramaphosa

The DA has written to National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise proposing the establishment of an ad hoc committee to ...

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Former state pathologist gets 10 years for stealing body parts from mother killed in car ...

A former state pathologist found guilty of organ theft was sentenced to 10 years direct imprisonment by the Kempton ...

Opinion

OPINION | Absence of load-shedding sparks concern

So winter is almost over and you haven’t had any load-shedding? And you think that means things are going well? Think ...

Sport

Hersch ready to make mark

The fairytale rise of South African scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies continues on Saturday at Ellis Park in Johannesburg ...

News

Clubhouse gang terrorises two schools

A sports complex in Duncan Village built by Buffalo City Metro in the mid-1990s has been stripped bare and taken over ...

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Police ‘forced to fire’ on protesting pupils

A protest by Mthatha pupils against their overcrowded school and broken promises of a new school has turned violent.

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Hospitals in bed, staff crisis

Two “underdeveloped” Eastern Cape hospitals have been identified as the reason for the bed shortage crisis at Frere ...

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Former Eskom employee sentenced to 12 years for stealing copper cable

The Middelburg regional court sentenced a former Eskom employee to 12 years imprisonment for stealing copper cables.

Lifestyle

Many hands bring joy to the needy

The Daily Dispatch, Johnson & Johnson and the Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency spent their 67 minutes for ...

Lifestyle

Berlin November set to test your fashion senses

Thousands of traditional horse-racing enthusiasts and entertainment lovers are expected to descend on the province to ...

Sport

Bulldogs must go for the kill

A ruthless Border Bulldogs will be needed if they are to get anything out of their Currie Cup First Division match ...

Sport

Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final

Sadio Mane’s Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of ...

OPINION | Absence of load-shedding sparks concern

So winter is almost over and you haven’t had any load-shedding? And you think that means things are going well? Think again.

OPINION | Give Zuma a break – it’s hard to recall the lies

It can’t be easy for the former president to be grilled over matters he has no recollection of.Jacob Zuma has been through a lot.

OPINION | Time to do even more this Mandela Day

I am often asked about my grandfather Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s legacy and the celebration of Mandela Day.

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Jackson Mthembu shares cheeky moment with EFF, plus other family shoutout moments in Parliament

Parliament was filled with lighter moments during the budget vote debate on July 17 2019 when MPs and ministers, including Ronald Lamola and Jackson Mthembu, sharing sentimental moments of gratitude to their families. Subscribe to ...

City News

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 ...

Two more Bonza Bay beach knife muggings

Pristine Bonza Bay beach, one of East London’s mugging hot spots, claimed yet more victims this week when two women ...

Site of beauty falling into shoddy state

Buffalo Pass should be one of the shining lights of East London, but continues to be a site of some of the city’s most ...

Money-for-garbage a hit in EL

The first Eastern Cape-based Packa-Ching mobile buyback centre was launched at the Khaya Youth Community Development ...

DA in a froth as BCM shrugs off motion on ...

An animal rights motion criticising the East London zoo vanished from council on Wednesday in a move that angered DA ...

‘No swimming’ at Quenera due to sewage ...

East London residents, including the thousands of children who are enjoying school holidays, have been warned against ...

WATCH | Public toilets at beaches in ...

While scores of people are expected to flock to East London beaches during the school holidays, the appalling state of ...

Wildlife filmmaker Varty joins protest to ...

World-renowned South African conservationist and wildlife filmmaker John Varty is adding his voice – and those of his ...

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Lifestyle

EL dancer wows them at pageant in Vegas

East London born-and-bred dance star Chace Collett, 21, has been crowned Miss Continents 2019.

Berlin November set to test your fashion ...

Thousands of traditional horse-racing enthusiasts and entertainment lovers are expected to descend on the province to ...

Many hands bring joy to the needy

The Daily Dispatch, Johnson & Johnson and the Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency spent their 67 minutes for ...

Stirling High teen mentored by top SA ...

Sharing the set with highly acclaimed, celebrated and respected actors and actresses such as Bongile Mantsai and the ...

J'Something says a prophet told him God ...

Imagine J' Something's mother's face when he called after church and "Ma, God says I need a guitar"

Dad honours son by bringing joy to kids

After his son was hospitalised and died in 2013, Komani-born Ndiphiwe Mhlontlo, 31, turned his grief into a positive ...

Business

BCM living up to its SMEs promise

Buffalo City Metro is living up to its promise of backing small and medium enterprises by sponsoring 20 East London ...

Plan to offer Magwa Tea to wider market

The Eastern Cape government is working on a plan that could eventually see the governmentowned Magwa Tea distributed ...

WATCH | EL to Asia undersea cable delayed

The much-anticipated undersea telecommunications cable that will link East London to Mauritius and India will be ...

Cannabis set to be ‘saviour plant’

Some of the most inaccessible regions of Transkei will become SA’s most valuable agricultural land, and overseas ...

Top speaker, author to share pitching ...

With little under a month to go before the Daily Dispatch’s Business Summit, which will focus on “The Corporate ...

SA’s leaders must come to the party

SA’s business future is squarely in the hands of the institutional leaders, yet if they do not embrace the concepts ...

Disruption’s her stock in trade

East London property sales tycoon Xoliswa Tini, founder of Xoliswa Tini Property Services, is no stranger to the ...

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