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Half a million in KSD cashier's Christmas stocking

Not many cashiers earn R500,000 a year, but thanks to a ruling by the CCMA at least one will be having a very merry Christmas indeed. Last month, King Sabata Dalindyebo ...

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Stage 4 load-shedding kicking in from 2pm

Eskom will implement stage 4 load-shedding from 2pm. The embattled power utility's spokesperson, Nto Rikhotso, confirmed to TimesLIVE at 12.30pm ...

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Fani in bid for the HOD job given to Ndudane

Seasoned administrator Andile Fani has taken his fight for the post of head of department at rural development & agrarian reform to the general ...

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Cultural activist lays complaint with police ...

Cultural activist Dr Nokuzola Mndende has opened a case against a man who labelled her a witch, claiming in 1997 she was caught inside an initiation lodge where women are strictly prohibited. Mndende filed a complaint of crimen injuria against the ...
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Gogo who was pushed out of her RDP home dies

Sick Mdantsane granny Nomfusi Manene, taken in by her brother after her RDP house was invaded by a stranger, died this week still calling for her own home. She told the Dispatch about her plight a month ago. Manene, who turned 60 last week, died ...
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Qunu Methodists demand police station, GBV cases be prioritised

Methodists led a march demanding a police station for Qunu on Thursday.

School News

Calling all matrics: claim your fame and you could win R10,000

You’ve done the hard work – now it’s time to claim your matric fame. Register now to receive your results in January

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Outcry over R2,000 bail for Angelique murder-accused husband

“Is this what justice is? For him this bail of R2,000 is like a pat on the back.” These were the words of Maria Clark ...

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Fritz was fired from SA police after 'too many deaths'

Sangoma killer Fritz Joubert was fired as a policeman when he was 21 — and he was out on bail on a robbery charge at ...

Entertainment

Sho Majozi set to bring down the house at Buyel’Ekhaya

Celebrated xiTsonga rapper Sho Majozi will be the headline act  at the Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival at ...

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Broke ADM can’t pay small firms but mayor has new R1.1m car

Amathole District Municipality has failed to pay its small contractors since June — yet  the mayor has a brand new ...

City

Brace for load-shedding again

Eskom announced on Thursday that it would implement stage 2 load-shedding from 4pm until 11pm.

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BCM's main water supply contaminated

There are strong indications that the main dam supplying water to East London and Mdantsane is badly ...

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'A good sign': Desmond Tutu is chuckling in his hospital bed, says archbishop

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is in good spirits in hospital, says the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba

Politics

Maimane trends as social media reacts to Makhubo's election as Johannesburg mayor

DA leader Mmusi Maimane is dominating social media after Geoff Makhubo's election as Johannesburg mayor

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Police launch manhunt for nine awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped from court

Four of the men are accused of ordering a hit on Nonhlanhla Matiwane's husband

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Inside the house of horror - man who filmed rampaging EC killer speaks out

The man who filmed Fritz Joubert terrorising murder victim Anele Hoyana did so because he was “instructed” to do so by ...

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DJ feared Joubert would attack journalists

A DJ has claimed that he refrained from inviting the Daily Dispatch to an event at sangoma killer Fritz Joubert’s ...

Behind the news: Sometimes this job is really worthwhile

Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Goma opened a freshly renovated accident and emergency ward at Frere Hospital in East London this week. The new ward came ...

Delores Koan: Rain, pain, and family bliss

Day two and Delores and I are having the time of our lives — in a frontal gale. We lit out from Slums with motorcycling and hiking gear stacked like a tall ...

At the beach: Small in stature, big in spirit — that’s Josh Malherbie

I am amused to think of the biblical character of Gideon when I look at Josh Malherbie. An angel addresses Gideon and says: “The Lord is with you, mighty ...

City News

Cabbage-raiding cattle were lawfully ...

Three Committees Drift farmers failed in their high court bid this week to get back 16 cattle that were impounded after ...

Brace for load-shedding again

Eskom announced on Thursday that it would implement stage 2 load-shedding from 4pm until 11pm.

Mthatha hardware stores hammered by ...

Hardware stores in Mthatha are being blamed for rising congestion in the CBD. The Mthatha Ratepayers and Residents ...

BCM's main water supply contaminated

There are strong indications that the main dam supplying water to East London and Mdantsane is badly ...

Centre plays key role in uplifting ...

The Khanya Youth Community Development Centre is fighting to combat social ills in Buffalo Flats. Education and ...

20 traffic cops' cars vandalised — twice ...

Vandalism of 20 vehicles at the Buffalo City Metro traffic department in Braelyn at the weekend has sharpened concerns ...

Welcome to festive season lights delight

Sunday night is switch-on time for an event that lifts the spirits of East Londoners and visitors — the festive season ...

Police keep beady eye on Black Friday ...

No cases of theft or violence were reported during Black Friday, but police still issued a warning, using loudhailers, ...

Black Friday: In the crush and rush, many ...

Most shoppers in Hemingways Mall in East London left with happy smiles and the excitement of having purchased ...

PODCAST | True Crime SA shines a ...

This week True Crime South Africa dedicates its Spotlight minisode to the fight against gender-based violence.

WATCH | Black Friday: Midnight madness as ...

Chaos and strange scenes marked the start of Black Friday in East London with crazed shoppers pushing their way into ...

Swimming club a lifeline for Mdantsane ...

The new Mdantsane Swimming Club is teaching children how to swim in a bid to curb drownings. The club has 60 children ...

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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 ...

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Trevor Noah, Sjava and Prince Kaybee ...

YouTube Rewind 2019 shared moments that'll leave you going ahhh, yay or wow! Here's what these videos were.

Julius Malema to pastor Neyi Zimu: 'You ...

EFF leader Julius Malema has paid tribute to gospel singer and pastor Neyi Zimu after news of Zimu's death on Wednesday.

Sfiso Ncwane’s son remembers the gospel ...

Ma Ayanda also gave some advice to Neyi Zimu's widow.

Sho Majozi set to bring down the house at ...

Celebrated xiTsonga rapper Sho Majozi will be the headline act  at the Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival at ...

Mmabatho M slams government for taking ...

"Shot. Stabbed. Set alight. Missing. Raped. Every week a new name, some names won’t even make the news"

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Boxing Mecca

How I lost to Casimero — Tete

Boxing fans are still in disbelief over East London hero Zolani Tete’s knockout defeat to Filipino Johnriel Casimero ...

Tete risks lone EC world title in UK

Eastern Cape’s lone world boxing champion Zolani Tete will risk his WBO bantamweight crown against Filipino Johnriel ...

Nqothole banks on homecoming bout for ...

Although Sikho Nqothole’s homecoming bout in Mthatha on Saturday may have been overshadowed by the weight scandal of ...

D-Day for Fuzile boxing protest

The Eastern Cape boxing fraternity is holding its collective breath and praying that a hearing at the IBF headquarters ...

Tete proven fit, ready to rumble

Zolani Tete will finally get back into the ring after more than a year’s absence when he defends his WBO bantamweight ...

Business

Capitec is the most competitive bank for ...

If it’s a rewards programme you want, FNB’s Gold Cheque account, which gives access to the eBucks programme, offers ...

BCM maps long road to economic health

BCM may have a way to go when it comes to diversifying its economy and making it inclusive, multisectorial and globally ...

Tiger investing R100m in emerging farmers

Tiger Brands has invested R40m for emerging farmers, and in two years that will have soared to more than R100m, its ...

African Bank’s digital focus pays off as ...

The group saw it third year of improved profitability to end-September, when retail deposits rose 115%

Job opportunities for many with fibre ...

Louanjo, a Pretoria-based  fibre cable installation company, indirectly employs 540 people in East London. Despite ...

Coty buys into Kylie start-up to burnish ...

Coty bets that the youngest Kardashian sister's celebrity and social media savvy will help revive growth

Is Black Friday black gold for SA’s ...

Black Friday has become a major money-spinner for some SA companies — but there is a downside

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