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Passenger dies at King Shaka International Airport after 'struggling to breathe'

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has confirmed a passenger died at Durban's King Shaka International Airport on Friday.

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BREAKING | Eastern Cape police officer among three killed in ...

Three people — including a police officer — were killed in a horrific five-car crash on the N2 near the Kei Cuttings towards Butterworth on ...

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UDM becomes the latest party to join ANC-led GNU

Bantu Holomisa's UDM has become the latest political party to join the ANC-led government of national unity (GNU).

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IN PICTURES | National Arts Festival fever grips ...

The National Arts Festival has taken Makhanda by storm. It got underway on Thursday and will wrap up on June 30. Here are some pictures from the much-loved event. DispatchLIVE
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BREAKING | New faces in Eastern Cape cabinet

While the rest of Eastern Cape MECs made a comeback into the provincial cabinet, two new faces were appointed into ...

Sport

Comrades Marathon organisers investigate allegations of cheating

The Comrades Marathon Association says it is investigating allegations of cheating during this year’s race earlier ...

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Bodies in road as cable thieves haunt BCM

Motorists using Settlers Way on Wednesday were surprised to see two bodies lying in the middle of the road and a ...

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Gift of the Givers offers lifeline to flood-hit BCM families

Gift of the Givers has given food parcels and other essentials to hundreds of families from Duncan Village, Mdantsane ...

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The Enyobeni Tavern tragedy

Ongoing coverage of the impact of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy, where 21 Eastern Cape children died.

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UFH ranked among world's top 2,000 universities for 2024

SPONSORED | The University of Fort Hare showed a remarkable ascent in the latest URAP World Rankings measuring academic ...

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Hudson Park Primary's furry conservation hero keeping Kruger rhinos safe

Hudson Primary School has been like a proud parent, watching its little pup grow into a furry conservation hero.  In ...

Politics

Amathole district offices on the move

Long-standing plans to move the Amathole District Municipality’s (ADM) headquarters to one of its six local ...

Local Heroes

Clarendon teenager has a passion to help struggling communities

A 15-year-old Clarendon pupil who aspires to run a nonprofit organisation one day to help those in need has hit the ...

Business

It's Business Awards time again

Border-Kei Chamber of Business is calling for nominations for its 2024 business awards. The second annual event will ...

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Wounded Willowvale mass shooting suspect grilled on choice of hospital

One of the five men believed to be behind the bloody May 19 Willowvale mass shootings, who needed “urgent and ...

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Community leaders want Lusikisiki taverns to close at 5pm

Following the bloody murder of four people when a group of gunmen opened fire on patrons in a Lusikisiki tavern ...

Politics

ANC Youth League urges Ramaphosa to include young people in cabinet

The ANC Youth League has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint young people in his new cabinet.

Sport

Chippa make shocking clean sweep

Chippa United have made a shocking clean sweep and have released 16 players while two of their loanees have gone back ...

OPINION | Border’s effort against Leopards provides fresh hope

The Border Bulldogs rugby campaign in the SA Cup was a symbol of sport disappointment but they seem to have regrouped if their performance in the Carling ...

Time for Ramaphosa to show true statesmanship

The mood at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration on Wednesday was one of excitement and celebration.

Festival, where life and art coalesce

The thrill, the anticipation, drum roll, curtain up! It’s the National Arts Festival!

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LISTEN | Foundation calls for individual ...

Government should not interfere with people's lives.That is a view of Free Market Foundation CEO David Ansara.

LISTEN | NSPCA has serious concerns over ...

Amid the heated discussion over the export of South African livestock, Wednesday was a bustling day at the harbor in ...

LISTEN | NSPCA raises alarm over ...

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has raised the alarm over an infectious disease outbreak at a feedlot housing ...

LISTEN | Long and desperate property ...

If BCM's town planning unit does not sharpen up, construction companies will migrate to municipalities that don’t take ...

LISTEN | UDM growing stronger in Eastern ...

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says he remains positive about his party’s future in the Eastern Cape and has issued a ...

Business

Rand and JSE stronger ahead of ...

Traditionally, the cabinet is appointed soon after the inauguration but there is no constitutional requirement on the ...

It's Business Awards time again

Border-Kei Chamber of Business is calling for nominations for its 2024 business awards. The second annual event will ...

China may take provisional anti-dumping ...

China has opened an investigation into EU pork and its by-products, a step that appears mainly aimed at Spain, the ...

IDZ welcomes old friend as new CEO

On July 1, Thembela Zweni, acting chief executive officer will have “acting” removed from his title. The East London ...

Rand breaks below R18/$, JSE soars above ...

The tie-up between the five parties in the GNU could bring large offshore inflows into SA assets in the near term, says ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

SPONSORED | The business events industry’s vital role in revitalising the economy is undeniable, highlighting the need ...

Stellantis cuts costs rather than turn ...

Stellantis will aggressively move to cut costs as competition from Chinese carmakers intensifies rather than use a ...

Africa

LIVE UPDATES | Restaurants, hairdressers ...

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Gauteng is 13,023, with 3,716 recoveries and 87 deaths.

22,000 Edcon employees get retrenchment ...

SA's biggest non-food retailer Edcon has served 22,000 of its employees with notices of retrenchments as it blames ...

Lifestyle

IN THE GARDEN | A WINTER’S TALE

Right now, your garden is telling a story. Decipher its narrative to find out which chores are necessary to enable ...

Rising Eastern Cape author shines light ...

While magical realism or experimental fiction are often better-received from popular international authors, an East ...

Sad loss inspired artist to follow her ...

The unexpected and devastating loss of her beloved husband prompted Gqeberha artist Shelley-Anne Graham to embrace art ...

AT THE BEACH | Remarkable comeback from ...

I am so pleased to tell you Madison Malherbe is OK.She swam into a box jellyfish in the Maldives two months and 13 days ...

DELORIS KOAN | Hot to trot when the ...

Here on the hilltop, the corner is marbled, the camber all wrong — I am coming in too hot and there comes this ...

IN PICTURES | National Arts Festival ...

The National Arts Festival has taken Makhanda by storm. It got underway on Thursday and will wrap up on June 30. Here ...

World

WATCH | Putin and Kim take turns to drive ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took turns to drive each other around in a ...

Canadian-led team finds ship that polar ...

A team of divers in Atlantic Canada has found the Quest, the ship on which renowned polar explorer Ernest Shackleton ...

G7 agrees on loan deal to support Ukraine ...

Leaders of the Group of Seven major democracies agreed on an outline deal on Thursday to provide $50 billion of loans ...

Some Russians make the cut for Paris ...

The first batch of Russian and Belarusian athletes have been cleared to compete at next month's Paris Olympics, with a ...

On warships in Cuba, Russia says West is ...

Russia said on Thursday that the US should not be nervous about Russian warships in Cuba but that the West appeared ...

Hunter Biden agrees to drop lawsuit ...

US President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, agreed to drop a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani and Giuliani's former lawyer ...

Sport

Boxing Mecca

BSA board calls for end to court cases

The new Boxing SA board has appealed to boxing stakeholders to refrain from resorting to legal action to settle ...

Confusion reigns over XP Youth Month show

There is confusion over  whether the Xaba Promotions tournament scheduled for East London at the end of June will ...

EP boxing stakeholders protest against ...

Boxing stakeholders are up in arms over the decision by Boxing SA to close its satellite office in Gqeberha to ...

Amateur shows take centre stage amid ...

Amid a continuing dearth of professional boxing tournaments, boxing stakeholders have shifted focus by organising a ...

Long-serving boxing official booted as ...

A career spanning two decades laced with controversy as Boxing SA-Eastern Cape manager ended after Phakamile Jacobs was ...