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WATCH | Babsie: I’m home

he embrace between Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda, 31, and members of her family seemed to go on forever, but no one in the arrivals hall at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo ...

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Brother of Wild Coast murder victim speaks out

Ian Crouch, the brother of Underberg Primary School teacher Karen Turner, who was found stabbed to death at Hluleka Game Reserve near Ngqeleni this ...

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10,000 schoolkids don’t have IDs

Ten thousand Eastern Cape pupils don’t have IDs, making it difficult for the education department to get hold of potential beneficiaries.

Opinion

OPINION | Worth remembering we want same things

SA’s government of national unity, a rancorous marriage between ideological enemies presiding over a country with a murder rate almost twice the current rate, took 742 days to produce and agree on the first iteration of our constitution.
Lifestyle

Festival will hear the best of EC jazz musicians

In an effort to create a live jazz performance platform in the Eastern Cape, event organiser Mlindi Ntloko will host ...

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Top EL coach called up for Sharks duty

East London’s most exciting up- and-coming rugby coach Phiwe Nomlomo is set to make the biggest move of his career as ...

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WATCH | Tears flow freely as Babsie arrives back in SA

Tears flowed at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday as Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda returned home after a ...

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Dogs hunt Wild Coast killers

Late on Wednesday afternoon the police’s K9 unit dogs and their handlers from Mthatha were scouring the bushes around ...

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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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How the Amy'Leigh 'kidnapping' plot was hatched

Tharina Human went as far as planning her own kidnapping or that of anyone close to her father to pay off Nigerians she ...

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Four Durban teens accused of killing schoolmate set to apply for bail

Four Durban teenagers accused of killing a Sastri College pupil are expected to make a bid for bail on Friday.

Opinion

OPINION | Rhodes risks losing status as a top university

High Street leads directly to the majestic gates of Rhodes University. It is also a disaster zone. You can do serious ...

Local Heroes

Going extra mile to ensure best health for her patients

Zanyiwe Ndlazi-Jason has been a dedicated nurse at the Duncan Village Day Clinic for the last 10 years, but her passion ...

Sport

All 23 to play a vital role

‘Steady as she goes’ was pretty much the way Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus approached his team selection for their ...

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Unizulu students arrested for allegedly stealing books and laptops from university book ...

Twelve University of Zululand students will appear in court after allegedly breaking into the university's book store, ...

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Two life sentences for accomplice in killing of 10-year-old Durban boys

The accomplice in the murder of two Durban 10-year-old boys has been sentenced to two life terms of imprisonment.

Business

Mboweni's economic recovery paper gets special treatment from cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet on Thursday held a special meeting to discuss Treasury's economic recovery paper ...

OPINION | Worth remembering we want same things

SA’s government of national unity, a rancorous marriage between ideological enemies presiding over a country with a murder rate almost twice the current rate, ...

OPINION | Rhodes risks losing status as a top university

High Street leads directly to the majestic gates of Rhodes University. It is also a disaster zone. You can do serious damage to your car if you hit one of the ...

OPINION | The miracle we need is more than economic

Every year the reality of the South African condition is brought into focus with the release of crime statistics.

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Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda arrived at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport after eight years in jail in Thailand. Nobanda served time in jail for ...

'Babsie' in tears after arriving at OR Tambo airport

Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda arrived at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport after eight years in jail in Thailand. Nobanda served time in jail for ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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Festival will hear the best of EC jazz ...

In an effort to create a live jazz performance platform in the Eastern Cape, event organiser Mlindi Ntloko will host ...

Yiba cracks ‘Idols SA’ top 10

King William’s Town software developer Luyolo Yiba has sung his way into the top 10 of Mzansi’s biggest show, Idols ...

REVIEW | A rave and a rant about the 2019 ...

Brenwin Naidu tests Toyota's latest medium-sized SUV

BUYING | Which six hatchbacks have the ...

True Price lists the top six SA hatchbacks from prices paid at auctions

WATCH | The Ndlovu Youth Choir's final ...

The Ndlovu Youth Choir served the magic of Africa on the America's Got Talent stage on Tuesday night when they ...

Business

Mboweni's economic recovery paper gets ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet on Thursday held a special meeting to discuss Treasury's economic recovery paper ...

SA businesses are diversifying offshore ...

Political risk in SA is worse today than three years ago under then-president Jacob Zuma, according to a poll of SA ...

More leadership change at Massmart as new ...

New Massmart boss Mitchell Slape is faced with a tough turn around job in the unique, and troubled, SA retail market, ...

300 jobs from MBSA’s new chassis supplier

One of the world’s leading chassis manufacturers, ZF Lemförder SA, launched its plant in East London’s Industrial ...

Upgrade to loading pineapples

Last week Summerpride Foods, the East London-based pineapple processing plant, the largest in the Eastern Cape, made ...

Sea Harvest profit surges after two ...

Sales jumped 86% to R1.87bn in the six months to end-June, following the acquisitions of Viking Fishing and Ladismith ...

Steinhoff says it will consider selling ...

The embattled retailer will consider all options ‘as part of our debt-reduction strategy’ and ‘keep the future ...

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