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Pakati flights BCM tariff hike proposal

Ratepayers in Buffalo City Metro should brace themselves for possible rates hikes in July. BCM mayor Xola Pakati has proposed that property rates be hiked by 6.25%. He wants ...

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BCM councillors fume over possible virus exposure

Irate Buffalo City Metro (BCM) councillors on Friday gave mayor Xola Pakati seven days to provide a report on why a King William’s Town municipal ...

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Coup for Eastern Cape cops with stock theft syndicate ...

Eastern Cape police have made a major breakthrough in multimillion-rand livestock theft cases after  seven men and a woman, believed to be the ...

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Pensions may fund SA's coronavirus recovery

An ANC document on economic reconstruction, leaked to Dispatch sister publication Business Times, is proposing using private pension savings and direct financial interventions by the Public Investment Corp (PIC) and the SA Reserve Bank to “fund ...
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Unions say South African teachers are not ready, ...

Teachers still require training on the curtailed 2020 curriculum and on health and safety protocols, SA's education trade unions say.
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‘The department is not ready’: Mzansi angered by Angie Motshekga postponing briefing on ...

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga is at the receiving end of criticism after she postponed a briefing on the ...

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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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School reopening postponed to June 8 — education department

Education ministry announces delay hours before schools were set to start

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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | 1,716 new cases and 40 more deaths in SA

May 31 2020 - 21:03 1,716 new cases and 40 more deaths in SA The health department on Sunday announced that there ...

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Ramaphosa reveals China’s integral role in SA’s fight against the coronavirus

China continues to play a pivotal role in SA’s fight against the coronavirus.

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Eastern Cape legislature closed after employee tests positive for Covid-19

The Eastern Cape Legislature has been temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for Covid-19. This is ...

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Sanef lays bare to Ramaphosa the struggles of journalists working during the coronavirus ...

The SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) on Sunday laid bare journalists' grievances and difficulties around covering the ...

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Thousands of teachers expected to ask for permission to teach from home

Thousands of teachers suffering from underlying diseases are expected to apply for permission to teach from home.

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Motshekga’s plan for partial reopening of schools on hold after talks with unions, parent ...

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga's plan for grades 7 and 12 to return to school tomorrow was stopped in its ...

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As SA goes back to work many jobs hang in the balance

As the lockdown eases and more South Africans go back to work under level 3 on Monday, many jobs hang in the balance, ...

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INVESTIGATION | Did you think your insurance policies would cover Covid-19 income losses? ...

The Covid-19 pandemic has proved to be particularly financially disastrous for millions of South Africans in many ways. ...

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Cyril Ramaphosa faces thorny test over Covid-19 lockdown

Admired by some but berated by others for imposing a tight lockdown, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a ...

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 6 million

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 6 million on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, as Latin America reported a ...

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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | 1,727 new cases and 32 more deaths in SA

May 30 2020 - 20:22 1,727 new cases and 32 more deaths in SA The number of Covid-19 cases in SA has increased by ...

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BREAKING: Premier Mabuyane in quarantine after a staffer tests positive for Covid-19

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has gone into quarantine after one of his core staff tested positive for Covid-19, ...

OPINION | The dangers of preying on the faithful for votes

Not only will gatherings promote the spread of Covid-19, other sectors will be less likely to stick to the lockdown

OPINION | Myeni court decision an indictment on government

This week’s finding of the Gauteng high court that former SAA chair Dudu Myeni was dishonest, reckless and grossly negligent, and should never again serve as a ...

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It’s game on as console-makers head for ...

Rivalry between the big guns is intensifying as they launch consoles in a market turbocharged by lockdown

VWSA MD says testing in NMB has to be ...

More virus testing needs to be done in Nelson Mandela Bay. This was the call from Volkswagen SA MD Thomas Schaefer, ...

Consumers get R95 million back in claims ...

The office of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) put R95m into the pockets of insured consumers last year, ...

What do you know about who is choosing ...

New survey sheds light on discretionary fund managers

South Africa number three on world list ...

Research suggests that threat actors perceive SA organisations and businesses as potentially having lower defensive ...

No decision on converting Eskom debt to ...

The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) has not taken a decision to convert its Eskom bond holdings into shares in ...

Low US demand puts damper on oil price

Oil prices edged lower on Friday after US inventory data showed lacklustre fuel demand in the world’s largest oil ...

Africa

Fears for Kenya’s urban food supply as ...

Under the scorching sun, farmer Dennis Onyango was replanting his rice fields yet again in Ahero, a town in southwest ...

Africa’s female journalists use radio to ...

From rural villages in Malawi to the war-torn streets of north-west Cameroon, rising numbers of female radio hosts are ...

Bangladeshis killed in Libya were ...

The 30 migrants slain by traffickers in Libya on Wednesday had been abducted while crossing the country in search of ...

Two decades on, Zimbabwe takes stock of ...

Eighty-year-old Isobel Simons calmly narrated how she and her late husband lost their 728-hectare Zimbabwe farm two ...

Burundi first lady hospitalised in ...

Burundi's first lady was in hospital in Nairobi on Friday, after being flown in on a late-night medical flight, ...

Lifestyle

Only room for one in the love game

It was never going to be like any other 'Bachelor' finale in the history of 'Bachelor' finales. Just a few months after ...

‘Young readers go on to excel in life and ...

Carla Lever interviews Nal’ibali CEO Yandiswa Xhakaza to find out more about the driver behind this campaign to ...

A pregnant doctor navigates Covid-19 ...

After putting a coronavirus patient onto a ventilator to help him to breathe, Dr Zafia Anklesaria noted to herself that ...

Back to the office will not mean back to ...

Experiments in remote working are fine, but most people want to return to their desks - even if video calls are likely ...

Rustle up something tasty for a winter’s ...

Around this time of year, you won’t go wrong when whipping up some of the proudly South African comfort dishes that ...

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World

France halts hydroxychloroquine for ...

The French government has banned treatment of Covid-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and ...

WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over ...

The WHO suspended trials of the drug that Donald Trump has promoted as a coronavirus defence, fuelling concerns about ...

Just what the Donald ordered: meet the ...

Orders rocket as a new study of hydroxychloroquine points to increased risk of death and heart problems

They’re don for: mafia loan sharks prey ...

The large mafia organisations are muscling in on the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus

Aussies flip when dolphins bring ‘gifts’ ...

As beach visitors decline the dolphins have been bringing more items to shore in exchange for fish

‘The end of Hong Kong’ as China set to ...

China is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong after last year’s often violent pro-democracy ...

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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

Sigqibo brutally knocks out Paulino

Yanga Sigqibo scored a highlight reel seven rounds knockout of Filipino Cris Paulino to retain his WBO ...

Nontshinga scores spectacular knockout

Sive Nontshinga scored a spectacular fifth round knockout of highly rated Filipino Ivan Soriano to retain his IBF ...

Old fighters reunite to kickstart new ...

Some 350 ex-fighters reconnected in Pretoria at the weekend‚ trading old war stories like they used to exchange leather ...

Boxing SA intervenes in boxing tournament ...

Boxing SA has confirmed that its Eastern Cape provincial manager Phakamile Jacobs will be in charge of the weigh-in ...

January ruling expected in Rakhimov ...

After a veil of secrecy over the status of Duncan Village boxer Azinga Fuzile’s appeal, it has been revealed the ...

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