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Hawks chase new Inge Lotz murder lead

An Eastern Cape man’s stunning new claims about the killing of Stellenbosch student Inge Lotz are being investigated by the Hawks in the Western Cape.

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Blowing the lid off the Rhodes apartheid spies

An explosive new book has lifted the lid on activities of apartheid spies operating in the Eastern Cape, and how Rhodes University, in particular, ...

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Gogo finally gets a real home

Sindiswa Goniwe, 68, had given up hope that she would ever get a decent house, after her one-room flat was blown away by a storm in 2010.

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New museum honours Nzo

“Don’t burn it down.”With these words Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane opened a multimillion-rand cultural museum in honour of longest serving ANC secretary-general Alfred Nzo in EmaXesibeni on Friday.
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All about welfare of animals

Avid animal rescuer and dog lover Michelle Henning recently opened an animal welfare charity shop, selling secondhand goods and books.
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Soldier found dead in car boot not part of Operation Lockdown: SANDF

A soldier whose charred body was found in the boot of a state-owned car in Cape Town last weekend was not part of ...

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Sizzling action rocks the Reef

Another top day of quality surfing action was enjoyed during the 54th annual Mercedes-Benz South African Surfing ...

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'Media is biased, judges are fallible': public protector fires broadside at critics

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane flayed the media for being biased, took a swipe at political analysts and said ...

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NOMINATE YOUR HERO AND YOU COULD WIN A SHARE OF R16 000 IN KFC VOUCHERS!

The Competition Daily Dispatch and KFC have joined forces in search of the Eastern Cape’s Local Heroes. We’re asking ...

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Arson suspected after St Francis Bay blaze

Eastern Cape police are probing a case of suspected arson following a devastating fire that gutted at least 13 homes in ...

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TS Galaxy get taste of Confed tricks and mind games in Seychelles

Nedbank Cup champions TS Galaxy got to experience first-hand the harsh realities that come with playing continental ...

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Bok coach Rassie won’t spring Rugby World Cup squad surprises

Rassie Erasmus’s World Cup squad unveiling on Monday is likely to be the least surprising since Jake White named the ...

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WATCH | 'Taxi driver' pranks passengers, dumps them over R100 note

Almost every commuter knows that one way to get on a taxi driver's last nerve is to simply pay with a R100 or R200 ...

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Scopa to visit Eskom's costly, 'poor performing' new power stations

Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) plans to conduct oversight visits to Kusile and Medupi power ...

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The all-new 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is a dog-carrying supercar slayer

Agressive new styling, cutting-edge technology and stonking performance merge to make the world's most-loved wagon even ...

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Boks-All Blacks rivalry is back‚ says Justin Marshall

Rugby’s most enduring rivalry is once again in rude health.

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Burnt body found in Cape Town car identified as an SANDF soldier

The charred body of a man found in the boot of a car on Sunday belonged to an SANDF soldier who was sent to Cape Town ...

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What are the Currie Cup permutations?

Sharks winger Kobus van Wyk doesn't think that the Blue Bulls can get the 25-point‚ bonus-point win from them when the ...

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Double life sentence for teacher who killed teen with albinism for muti

A man with a degree in teaching who admitted to abducting and killing a teen living with albinism, believing the deed ...

OPINION | Prime example of wisdom of hindsight

There’s something about politicians once they leave office – voluntarily or otherwise. Suddenly they see the world in clear, simple terms. Former deputy ...

OPINION | Motley crew benefited from Cyril’s fund

On Sunday, deputy minister of state security Zizi Kodwa was named as having received R50,000 from an account linked to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s election ...

OPINION | Beware ‘laziness’ of xenophobic thoughts

Tell a South African that they are xenophobic and they will lash out at you in all manner of ways in defence of themselves and their fellow citizens.

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Students at Fort Hare University in Alice chased down and butchered cows while still alive.

Protesting university students kill cow

Students at Fort Hare University in Alice chased down and butchered cows while still alive.

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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 ...

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 ...

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The all-new 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is a ...

Agressive new styling, cutting-edge technology and stonking performance merge to make the world's most-loved wagon even ...

Local boxing film a winner

The raw and unapologetic story of an Mdantsane boxer came to life at the much-anticipated premiere of East London-based ...

REVIEW | The 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback will ...

Waldo Swiegers discovers that you don't need a spaceship to feel like an astronaut, especially when you have this Audi ...

Royal welcome for Miss South Africa

Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, can now add farming to her curriculum vitae after AmaMampondomise Kingdom ...

Sensory aid for better learning

Hudson Park Primary School’s foundation phase pupils have been using all their bottled-up energy on two new interactive ...

Miss SA back home in EC

Tsolo-born Miss South Africa 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, was greeted by a large crowd of singing and dancing fans and friends ...

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Eskom says economic growth will lead to ...

At the moment, demand is so low Eskom is coping — but that could change if the economy takes a turn for the better

Coega’s R2bn deals boost

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is also exploring the cultivation and processing of cannabis for the ...

How women juggle career demands, caring ...

LOU BILLETT is the chairperson of African Angels. What do you value most in people? Honesty, truthfulness and ...

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 ...

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