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Mboweni pulls plug on PPE emergency spending as corruption allegations mount

The National Treasury has resolved to end emergency procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other Covid-19 protective clothing.

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2020 Tracker vehicle crime index reveals what days and times ...

Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for the year July 2019 to June 2020 indicate that hijacking is on the rise and remained prevalent during the ...

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Cigarette sales ban is a sledgehammer to crack a nut, says ...

The health-care benefits cited by co-operative governance & traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for the decision to ban ...

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Bhisho cries foul on new village toilet contract

Red flags have been raised over a VIP toilet project in Mbhashe municipality where more than 100 relatively new toilet stands were demolished to make way for new units.   Bhisho legislature Scopa chair Veliswa Mvenya has labelled the move “pure ...
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EC health negligence strategy raises more questions than answers

The Eastern Cape health department has released a detailed list of “interventions” to deal with its burgeoning R29bn ...

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EL Beachfront property owner campaigns against young car wash entrepreneurs

Residents living on the East London beachfront have accused Buffalo City Metro of “not caring” about the presence of ...

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BCM responds to 28 fire calls in one day

Twenty-eight reports of fires in East London were responded to by the Buffalo City Metro fire department on Monday, ...

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Eastern Cape serial rape and murder accused grilled in high court

A  Mdantsane man accused of killing three women and raping 21 others insists he is innocent, arguing that those who ...

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Another day of low infections as new Covid-19 cases in SA drop below 4,500

A day after posting the lowest number of new Covid-19 infections in 41 days, on Wednesday night the number of new cases ...

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WATCH | Massive blast leaves at least 25 dead in Beirut and over 2,000 injured: Lebanese ...

A huge explosion near the centre of Beirut killed at least 25 people and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital, ...

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Molefe, Singh slam Eskom's attempts to make them pay back the money

Former Eskom group CEO Brian Molefe and CFO Anoj Singh have reacted with anger and surprise at news that the utility ...

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In 30 minutes, robbers tried to pull off three CIT heists - but left with nothing

The cash-in-transit industry has seen an increase in the number of heists across the country in the past six weeks.

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WATCH | Massive blast leaves at least 10 dead in Beirut, sends shockwaves across city

A huge explosion near the centre of Beirut killed at least 10 people and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital.

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Ex poet laureate Zolani Mkiva donates PPE worth R1-million to Eastern Cape government

Zolani Mkiva, praise singer at Nelson Mandela’s Presidential inauguration and  and later poet laureate, who is also ...

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Mdantsane man accused of raping 21, killing 3, denies involvement

Malibongwe Ncokolo, the man accused of raping 21  women and murdering  three, has denied involvement in some of the ...

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How airlines are changing air travel of the future

Health measures are being considered by airlines as air travel has come to a standstill during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Waiter dies a ‘hero’ after falling under wheels of thieves’ car

A waiter who chased cellphone thieves was killed when he fell under the wheels of their getaway car

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Asset Forfeiture Unit attaches R18m and cars linked to 'pyramid scheme'

The Asset Forfeiture Unit has obtained a preservation order to attach bank accounts holding more than R18m for people ...

Zondo commission must result in action against wrongdoers

For almost two years South Africans have heard how billions of rands have been siphoned out of the country while politically connected individuals allegedly ...

Cyril may get cross, but his state and party will stay corrupt to the core

Black empowerment policies mean tender fraud and jobs for pals at all levels of the system

Hyenas can blame nature, so what’s the ANC’s excuse?

We need to stop referring to the ruling party and its co-conspirators in the private sector as wild animals

Business

First company found guilty of excessive ...

An industrial clothing supplier has become the first company to be found guilty of excessive pricing under the 2019 ...

CAREERS | Ginger adds right spice to ...

“If there are two lessons from Ginger Love’s start that I can pass on to people wanting to launch a small company, the ...

East London law firm celebrates fourth ...

Justice is at the heart of Stirk Yazbek Attorneys By NICOLETTE SCROOBY STIRK Yazbek Attorneys Notaries & Conveyancers ...

Technical glitch keeps JSE closed on ...

The JSE failed to open on Wednesday morning after being closed on Monday for Christmas and Tuesday for Boxing ...

Entrepreneurs gather in EL to map their ...

The  “I am an entrepreneur” business summit was in East London for its fourth session over the weekend, connecting over ...

Minister wants SABC promotions probed 'in ...

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) should not be bogged down by investigating promotions‚ appointments and salary ...

BCM gets high marks in the financial ...

They may be in and out of court over business shenanigans and caught in the middle of bizarre council faction fights, ...

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 ...

E Guinea to expel Brazilian pastors over ...

Two Brazilian pastors face expulsion from Equatorial Guinea after the pair held unauthorised masses in contravention of ...

Lifestyle

2020 Tracker vehicle crime index reveals ...

Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for the year July 2019 to June 2020 indicate that hijacking is on the rise and ...

Pricing for VW's T-Roc starts at just ...

Following its SA premiere on June 17 2020, Volkswagen has announced pricing of the T-Roc SUV

Honda sees 68% drop in annual profit as ...

Japan's Honda Motor Co on Wednesday forecast a 68% decrease in annual operating profit to a 10-year low with global ...

Is this the new TikTok? Time will tell

The success of rival app Triller depends on whether TikTok survives its to-the-death battle with Donald Trump

Imola F1 race to be condensed with no ...

Formula One's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola in November will be condensed into two days without Friday practice, ...

How’s your driving? Break these bad ...

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World

Moderna says discussing supply deals with ...

Moderna Inc is in talks with several countries for supply agreements for its experimental coronavirus vaccine, the ...

No silver bullet for virus, warns WHO ...

There might never be a “silver bullet” treatment for coronavirus, the director-general of the World Health Organisation ...

Awkward moment as tourist snaps off 19th ...

The art of taking museum selfies has landed a tourist in hot water after he decided to pose on the lap of a 19th ...

#PrayforLebanon: World rallies as Beirut ...

Thousands of people have been injured and the death toll keeps rising after a massive blast in the Lebanese capital of ...

‘I suddenly felt the building shake’: ...

A former South African resident now living in Beirut, where an explosion killed at least 25 and injured over 2,000 on ...

NASA astronauts cap historic ‘odyssey’ ...

US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, ...

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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

Boxing SA without a CEO after Tsholofelo ...

Boxing SA is without a chief executive officer after Tsholofelo Lejaka's resignation on Monday

Boxing a family business for Malingas

Peter Malinga says his stoppage win over Geoff McCreesh in 1997 boosted his confidence as a fighter because the ...

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 ...

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