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Covid-19 cases on the rise in Western Cape and KZN, as Gauteng cases decline

There were 5,575 new Covid-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours, with 1,773 in the Western Cape, the current coronavirus epicentre, 981 in KZN and 1,047 in Gauteng.

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'I'm not lucky — I'm blessed': Jobless mom wins R158m PowerBall

"When I saw the winning PowerBall numbers, I knew that I had won ... but I kept on checking the numbers throughout the day to ensure that I was not ...

Sport

WATCH | Hero's welcome for SA's Olympic golden girl Tatjana ...

Olympic 200m breaststroke golden girl Tatjana Schoenmaker arrived back in the country on Monday afternoon and flashed the biggest of smiles as she ...

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Ramaphosa to appear again before state capture ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will appear for two straight days at the state capture inquiry next week.
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Fire security cluster ministers, share intelligence report on riots, demands DA

Residents affected by riots and looting "deserve the full truth of why their lives and livelihoods were torn ...

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Eastern Cape man dies after being ‘dragged’ under car leaving club, driver arrested

A driver who was flagged down while allegedly dragging a person under his moving vehicle was arrested at the weekend ...

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Eastern Cape government slashes school sport budget

The funding went from R1.15m in the 2019/2020 financial year to just R313,850 in the current financial year.

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Mbalula on 'free Zuma anarchy': 'You can still demand his release without condoning ...

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula said the anarchy disguised itself as a political protest and produced vigilantism and ...

Sport

Wayde van Niekerk eliminated from Tokyo Games

Defending Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk has been knocked out of the Tokyo Games after finishing fifth in his ...

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R5 rifles, shotguns and ammunition taken in police station robbery

Three men escaped with R5 rifles, shotguns and ammunition after robbing a police station at the weekend.

Entertainment

'I'm not pregnant' - Zahara denies pregnancy reports

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Zahara slammed reports that she was pregnant and said she just wants to focus on releasing her ...

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FARMERS UNDER SIEGE | Dispatch documentary exposing EC stock theft horrors now live

‘Farmers Under Siege’ highlights the murderous battle over livestock in the hills of the Eastern Cape.

Motoring

SVI brings anti-riot protection to the Toyota Hilux

Local armoured car experts SVI Engineering is now offering an anti-riot solution for the popular Toyota Hilux single ...

Sport

Roland Schoeman wants to be minister of sport. Here’s 7 changes he would make

Would you approve of Roland Schoeman becoming sports minister?

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The latest Covid-19 coronavirus coverage

The latest facts, news, figures and live tracking of Covid-19.

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Eastern Cape mom and four children perish in suspected arson attack

An Engcobo widow and her four children were were killed as they slept in their house on Saturday. All five died in ...

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WATCH | Cat stuck atop electricity pole puts Makhanda on hold

Makhanda went dark for an hour on Saturday — but not because of load-shedding. This time it was because of a ...

LEGAL EAGLE | The impact of the new Cybercrimes Act on businesses

“My business operates in the electronic communications sector and I’m a little concerned as to what the new Cybercrimes Act will mean for us and how it can ...

It’s time for us to decide what kind of South Africa we want to live in

Will it be one in which the poor are used as cannon fodder by the corrupt elite or will we pull together as we did in July?

‘Similar to smoking’: why anti-vaxxers pay higher premiums at Discovery

Insurance is based on risk informed by data, not sentiment

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Team SA's Olympics gold medal winner Tatjana Schoenmaker touched down at OR Tambo International Airport on August 2 2021.

Cheers and tears as SA gold medalist Tatjana Schoenmaker arrives home

Team SA's Olympics gold medal winner Tatjana Schoenmaker touched down at OR Tambo International Airport on August 2 2021.

Business

Eskom races to tap cheaper funding

Plan for a just transition is needed in time for COP26 to grab a chunk of concessional financing

National Empowerment Fund pledges R150m ...

Goal of new fund is to promote and facilitate black economic participation through the provision of financial and ...

Mango objects to regulator’s rejection of ...

The budget airline accuses the CIPC of going beyond its legal authority when it rejected the application in July

Ellies eyes business benefits from ...

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the economic prospects of many, Ellies is eyeing the trend of working and ...

Why I’m investing in East London's ...

SPONSORED | Wilmot Magopeni opens new Leapfrog property franchise in Vincent

Capitec eyes bigger SA market share and ...

CEO Gerrie Fourie says successful international expansion requires companies to take at least 30% of their top leaders ...

WATCH: Why Tiger Brands has recalled ...

Tiger Brands CEO Noel Doyle talks to Business Day TV about the recall canned vegetables

Lifestyle

7 touching tributes from colleagues of ...

Shona's death has affected the people he worked with deeply. His colleagues from 'The Queen', 'The Wild', 'Kings Of ...

DJ Tira 'unapologetic' about packed ...

DJ Tira has responded to the backlash, saying, "While yap yapping about my name don't forget I don't own a venue, I'm a ...

New Isuzu MU-X set to arrive in SA before ...

Isuzu confirmed on Monday that its all-new second-generation MU-X will be launched in Mzansi by year end

Sho Madjozi shows gratitude to Tsonga ...

"I just want to thank Dr Thomas Chauke without whom this project would not have been what it is," wrote Sho Madjozi.

Simz Ngema and Ayanda Ncwane encourage ...

Actress Simz Ngema and RHOD star Ayanda Ncwane have written open letters to recently widowed actress Connie Ferguson ...

Pearl Thusi threatens legal action ...

Pearl Thusi has threatened to take legal action against a local twitter user for claiming the actress is spreading ...

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World

Australian police charge man over fake ...

Australian police said on Monday they had charged a man with impersonating a police officer, following an investigation ...

Huge quake of magnitude 8.2 on Alaska ...

A strong and shallow earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck the Alaskan peninsula late on Wednesday, prompting tsunami ...

Man accused of using bear spray on police ...

A California man accused of attacking police with bear spray and a large metal sign during the January 6 US Capitol ...

Australia PM says vaccinations alone will ...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said vaccinations alone would not bring an end to a Covid-19 lockdown in ...

Residents flee as winds fan massive ...

A massive forest fire in southern Turkey spread to the town of Manavgat as the flames were fanned by strong winds on ...

Jeff Bezos offers Nasa $2bn in exchange ...

Fresh off his trip to space, billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2bn in Nasa costs if ...

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Dispatch reporters scoop national award

Daily Dispatch journalists Bongani Fuzile and Sino Majangaza have been recognised for the work they did while ...

Cholera outbreak lurks in province’s ...

Parts of the Eastern Cape may be on the brink of a cholera outbreak as a result of local government’s abuse of the ...

WATCH | EXCLUSIVE: How the Eastern Cape’s ...

Eastern Cape rivers are becoming deadly sewers.A Daily Dispatch team investigated three vital rivers in the province ...

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 ...

Boxing Mecca

Knockout specialist Okolo hopes to defend ...

The diminutive mini-flyweight fighter, who sees himself as a “bit of a knockout specialist”, lived up to that billing ...

Sigqibo boxing split row deepens

Sigqibo, who commands top five rating by the WBO, left manager Lonky Witbooi and his father Spokes who, acted as his ...

Former SA boxing champ dies after battle ...

Former SA super-middleweight champion Andre Thysse‚ who was never knocked down in his 10 years as a professional boxer‚ ...

Mbenge in the frame for future WBC title ...

The WBC has rewarded Mbenge with the No 11 rating in the welterweight division. This comes after Mbenge reclaimed the ...

Mdantsane boxer tells of lucky escape ...

Just hours after landing in Johannesburg on Sunday after a successful boxing fight in East London the day before, ...