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Disaster declared in Chris Hani

The Chris Hani district municipality has finally declared the drought-ravaged region a local disaster area in a bid to access desperately needed funds.

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Cops shackled by ammunition crisis

Police are being taken off the streets and bound to desk work, while others are breaching policy by carrying firearms without authority to do so.

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Businessman beaten outside Gonubie police station

Mystery surrounds the brutal beating of a Port Alfred businessman at or near the Gonubie police station last week.

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1,000ha land claim turns 21

Twenty-one years after 41 Eastern Cape families lodged a massive land claim, which includes tourist and citrus farming towns, they are yet to receive any feedback on the status of their 1998 claim.
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Big kick for underlings

The least-expected ABC Motsepe League teams triumphed during the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup tournament, which ...

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Scammed of dream homes

East London police have made a major breakthrough in an elaborate “get rich quick” Eastern Cape housing scam following ...

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Mbalula ‘takes wrong turn’

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has been accused of flying to the wrong province in a bid to broker peace in ongoing ...

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Cyril accused of stalling drama bill

President Cyril Ramaphosa has not signed the Performers Protection Amendment Bill into law because there has been “much ...

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6-year wait: walkway still unsafe

Frustrations are mounting over delayed efforts to protect parts of Oceanway Road in Gonubie, where storms and high seas ...

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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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PSJ family takes arty initiative

Gogo Ntombi Mpengesi, a seamstress who specialises in crocheting, has created a family based co-op called Nice and ...

Opinion

OPINION | JSC ‘charade’ points to serious challenges for SA

It is time to review the charade that is the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), which chooses the judges who sit on ...

Lifestyle

Teaming up for night of jazz

A classical musician with roots in England has made his home in the Eastern Cape – and is making his mark here.

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Daron Mann axed from breakfast show

Daron Mann axed from Algoa FM

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Mali clash set to test Bafana game plan

Bafana Bafana and Port Elizabeth-born star Kermit Erasmus said playing Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge will pose a ...

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Warriors ready for massive challenge

The Warriors are set for a massive challenge in their second match of the CSA 4-Day Series competition when they ...

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Protector: EC mayor took R125k from taxpayers

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that Inxuba Yethemba municipality mayor Ray Shweni misappropriated over ...

OPINION | News flash: end of the age of impunity is here

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OPINION | JSC ‘charade’ points to serious challenges for SA

It is time to review the charade that is the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), which chooses the judges who sit on our country’s high courts, the Supreme ...

OPINION | High cost of unravelling the truth

For more than a year now deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has been listening to all sorts of crooks lying under oath.

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Hogsback is the perfect retreat for those on a tight budget who still want to experience the beauty of the Eastern Cape. Just a two-hour drive from East London, the town's surroundings have much to offer.

Daily Dispatch reporter Bhongo Jacob visited Hogsback for a weekend.

Hogsback is the perfect retreat for those on a tight budget who still want to experience the beauty of the Eastern Cape. Just a two-hour drive from East London, the town's surroundings have much to offer.

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BCM ‘partners’ in teen entrepreneur ...

In a first-of-its-kind project in the metro, scores of pupils with the potential to become entrepreneurs should soon ...

R5m plan to split BCM services department ...

A multimillion-rand plan to establish two departments in Buffalo City Metro is taking shape, with council approving ...

Deluge welcomed but pupils left shaken by ...

 A school building was struck by lightning as heavy rains lashed East London and other parts of the Eastern Cape on ...

Fed up residents clean up refuse irate ...

More than 30 angry residents, most of them women, joined forces on Friday to clean up the mounds of illegally dumped ...

Programme to formalise the Nahoon car ...

A pilot programme for supporting “official” car guards has been launched in an East London suburb.

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 ...

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WATCH | Hogsback recharges batteries

I had to pray three times before abseiling for the first time – twice before I put on my safety gear and once as I ...

PSJ family takes arty initiative

Gogo Ntombi Mpengesi, a seamstress who specialises in crocheting, has created a family based co-op called Nice and ...

Teaming up for night of jazz

A classical musician with roots in England has made his home in the Eastern Cape – and is making his mark here.

Fitness brand gives EC models, designers ...

A fashion-forward fitness brand will lead a group of young Eastern Cape designers in and around Mthatha in a fashion ...

Fashionistas glean tricks of trade from ...

For 60 up-and-coming Eastern Cape fashion designers, the chance to meet industry legend Palesa Mokubung was all the ...

The Bold and the Beautiful is returning ...

Seven months after it was yanked off TV screens by the SABC, cult US soapie The Bold and The Beautiful is returning to ...

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Motsepe pledges billions in fund to ...

The billionaire businessman wants the fund to help black farmers be part of ‘sustainable, commercially viable and ...

Gold slips to almost one-week low

Metal declines for a third straight session weighed down by a firmer dollar

Facebook pulls plug on global fake ...

Company removes pages linked to operations in Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Nigeria

Ignore fake summonses from‘online loan ...

If you’ve received an email or SMS from Lifestyle Legal or Lifestyle Attorneys notifying you that a summons will be ...

Businesses struggle to cope as ...

Risks are growing for all businesses, not just those in sectors with high emissions, Herbert Smith Freehills report ...

Oil price hardly changed amid ...

Optimism helps offset pressure from rising supplies and worries about global growth

Capitec earns more from transactions ...

Bank still has the magic touch as it adds 200,000 clients a month despite arrival of low-cost competitors

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