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SA records more than 10,500 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

SA recorded more than 10,510 new Covid-19 cases and 118 deaths in the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Friday.

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Health department breaks its silence over the 'Thembisa 10' ...

"It cannot be that 10 or 8 babies are born and that no evidence of their whereabouts or existence can be established," the department said on Friday.

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Orlando Pirates announce the appointment of Mandla Ncikazi to ...

Orlando Pirates have announced the appointment of Mandla Ncikazi to their technical staff.

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Malusi Gigaba alleges there's a plot against him, ...

Former cabinet minister Malusi Gigaba has alleged that his estranged wife Norma Mngoma was an asset used in a conspiracy against him by organs of state.
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Makhanda protest called off after court interdict

The protest and shutdown of Makhanda was on Friday afternoon called off by protest leaders. Protesters met and decided to call off the shutdown of the city on Friday afternoon after Makana municipality secured an urgent interim interdict against ...
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Man arrested for 'stabbing noisy dog with metre-long homemade sword'

A man has been arrested after a gruesome attack on a dog in Nonzamo, Strand.

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Makhanda protesters lambaste court interdict

Protest leaders in Makhanda on Friday morning rejected “with contempt” a high court interdict prohibiting further ...

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Announcement on ‘Thembisa 10’ coming soon, says Lindiwe Zulu

The social development minister says she is waiting for consolidated information before “going public” and drawing a ...

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Can your employer force you to take the Covid-19 jab? Minister Thulas Nxesi clears the air

Companies should find a reasonable resolution that accommodates all parties when employees refuse to be vaccinated on ...

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MEC lashes out at 'malicious' Makhanda protesters

Co-operative Governance MEC Xolile Nqatha has condemned the ongoing protests in Makhanda saying the government was ...

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Eastern Cape health department paralysed by R4bn in legal claims

The Eastern Cape health department is on the verge of collapse and has been paralysed by R4bn worth of medico-legal ...

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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.

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Concerns rise over Covid-19 outbreak in BCM schools

Covid-19 infections are on the rise in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) schools. Infections have broken out in 16 ...

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Elderly Eastern Cape women flee serial killer and rapist in village of death

In an  exodus from the horror village of Zingqolweni in Cacadu, 50 women, some of them widowed and living alone or ...

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

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Protests bring Makhanda to a standstill — again

Protesters shut Makhanda down for a second time in two weeks on Thursday, vowing that the city would remain ...

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Mdantsane ward battle costs pupils a day of school

A chaotic nomination and election process for ward councillor candidates cost pupils a day of schooling on ...

TOM EATON | Flip-flop Malema is back and it’s good to see he hasn’t lost his mojo

Last week he was protecting lives, this week he wants superspreaders. But hey, what’s amiss with hypocrisy?

PRAVIN GORDHAN | Jabu Mabuza had the flair and courage SA needed

He was a businessman with a deep love for SA and a passion to contribute towards its development

SUE DE GROOT | Few could resist my mother and fewer got away with ‘less’

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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State’s 49% stake in SAA could be further ...

Takatso’s majority share could increase if the airline needs more funds

Wierzycka back with plan to commercialise ...

Sygnia co-founder is planning an investment vehicle that would replicate the Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) model in ...

Mobile network Rain ‘a victim of its own ...

Investment holding company Arc says it will prioritise the resolution of customer queries and complaints following ...

African CEOs optimistic about economic ...

PwC’s annual survey of corporate leaders shows 68% of African executives believe growth will improve in 2021

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SPONSORED | Wilmot Magopeni opens new Leapfrog property franchise in Vincent

Oceans economy still has huge untapped ...

Investing in the ocean industry and aligning maritime skills training with available opportunities is key to the ...

Millions to be invested in Nelson Mandela ...

The Nelson Mandela Bay council has approved an investment incentive that will bring hundreds of desperately needed jobs ...

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WATCH | Lerato Kganyago spreads ...

Lerato Kganyago goes the extra mile for those in need.

The 2021 Audi Q2 and Volvo XC40 are a ...

Preparing this spiffy German and Swedish pair ahead of a Sunday afternoon picture session revealed yet another downside ...

REVIEW | 2021 Ford EcoSport Black is ...

Ford seems to have become the king of "special" editions. Instead of bringing us their latest-generation offerings like ...

East London model champions inclusion of ...

Doctors predicted she would only live for a week after her birth, but today, fashion and modelling are what East ...

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SPONSORED | Why the Hisense Infinity H50 range should be at the top of your list

‘Enough is enough’ - Norma Mngoma calls ...

Norma Mngoma said members of the LGBTIQ+ community have the right to live and called for an end to the hate directed at ...

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Biden drops Trump-era bid to ban TikTok ...

Commerce department told to review security concerns of apps as data risks remain

Israel sees probable link between Pfizer ...

Israel's Health Ministry said on Tuesday it had found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in ...

Iran navy ship sinks at mouth of Gulf ...

Iran's largest navy ship sank after catching fire near the mouth of the Gulf, but the entire crew was able to safely ...

China reports first human case of H10N3 ...

A 41-year-old man in China's eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with ...

Indigenous groups call for Canada to ...

Indigenous groups in Canada are calling for a nationwide search for mass graves at residential school sites after the ...

Saudi minister defends order to turn down ...

Saudi Arabia's Islamic affairs minister on Monday defended an order to lower the volume on mosque loudspeakers, saying ...

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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

BSA boss pleads for boxing revival plan

Addressing boxing licensees in East London recently as part of the national roadshow, Jack encouraged stakeholders to ...

Lamati not distracted by likely Tete ...

Lamati will make his Golden Gloves Promotions (GGP) debut when he contests the vacant IBO junior featherweight title ...

Why I lost my title — Joyi

Joyi was dropped three times by Ndulani before being knocked out in four rounds in the clash at East London ...

Colin Nathan recalls scary Covid-19 drama ...

Successful boxing trainer Colin “Nomakanjani” Nathan is making a steady recovery in Russia after being hospitalised ...

SA amateur boxing elects new executive

SA finally has a legitimate amateur boxing leadership after more than a year in the wilderness. The SA National ...