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Former PAC leader, author Motsoko Pheko dies aged 93

Pheko was a member of the PAC for nearly 40 years until he was expelled in 2009 in his absence over allegations he had failed to account for the party's funds

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Defence minister considering Mapisa-Nqakula's request for legal ...

Defence minister Thandi Modise says she has received a request by her predecessor, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, for the department to assist her with ...

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Armed thugs sowing fear among East London doctors

East London's healthcare practitioners are under siege and working in fear as medical centres and private practices are being targeted by armed ...

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Thieves run amok at beachfront recreational park

Buffalo City's multimillion-rand Leighandre 'Baby Lee' Jegels Recreational Park, commonly called the Stoep, has been targeted by cable thieves and vandals. Quigney Ratepayers Association chair Satish Nair said he noticed one of the lamp posts ...
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Eastern Cape taxi bosses sign agreement to end violence

Eastern Cape taxi bosses have signed a peace accord to end the violence that has been plaguing the industry. Taxi ...

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Special memories of former East London mayor who shattered the glass ceiling for women

East London’s second woman mayor, Magdalena Elizabeth “Elsabe” Kemp, died at her Seaspray home in Gonubie on ...

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Rural Development Agency accused of cadre deployment

Barely a month after President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe serious ...

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Loggerhead turtle washes up

  A female loggerhead sea turtle is being cared for by the East London aquarium after washing up between Seavale and ...

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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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Chippa coach wary of SuperSport United backlash

Chippa United co-coach Kwanele Kopo knows a determined SuperSport United will be a tough nut to crack in their DStv ...

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House robbers shot, arrested after mistakenly activating panic alarm

A house robber inadvertently activated a panic alarm as his acquaintances ransacked a house, sending the trio fleeing ...

Politics

DA calls for ad hoc committee to probe parliament boss’s salary hike

The DA has tabled a motion for parliament to establish an ad hoc joint committee to investigate the details surrounding ...

Politics

A man named Vote will cast his ballot for change on May 29

When Mariana Ubisi went into labour in her one-room home in rural South Africa, millions of black citizens were queuing ...

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WATCH | Spaza shops need to be audited and pay tax: Motsoaledi on new immigration ...

Home affairs minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says the cabinet has approved the Final White Paper On Citizenship, ...

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POLL | Should school camps stop as drowning cases rise?

The deaths of two teenagers who drowned during a school camp on Monday at the Hennops River in Centurion have reignited ...

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Fort Hare fraud accused still provides protection for university

Celebrity bodyguard and businessman Anwar Khan is still providing close protection for the University of Fort ...

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Mayor’s stern warning to Mthatha residents over illegal dumping

Frustrated King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality mayor Nyaniso Nelani has an ominous message for the people of ...

Unpaid state pensioners deserved better treatment

One of the biggest advantages of a secure job is not just being able to pay for your monthly expenses, but also knowing that every month a small amount is ...

No answers for families two years on as Enyobeni inquest postponed again

Several family members of the Enyobeni tavern tragedy victims took their seats in the Mdantsane regional court on Monday for the start of a weeklong inquest ...

BEHIND THE NEWS | Welcoming Dispatch staff made things exciting for this nervous budding journalist

Entering a newsroom as a student, with no experience in reporting, is overwhelming. Gaining work experience at the Daily Dispatch excited me greatly, but ...

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

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

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

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

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

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Tesla’s Musk likely to unveil $2bn-$3bn ...

Tesla chief Elon Musk is set to announce an investment in India of $2bn-$3bn (R38bn-R57bn), mainly for building a new ...

East London retailers feel cold wind as ...

With municipal costs now higher than rent, a number of shops in Vincent Mall are mulling whether they can afford to ...

Small businesses want bigger slice of BCM ...

Business leaders want to challenge the way tenders are decided in the metro to ensure more work comes to small ...

Global smartphone market set to rebound ...

Global smartphone shipments are expected to rebound 3% this year as easing inflation aids a demand recovery in emerging ...

SARB keeps rates on hold and hints at ...

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announced the repo rate will remain at 8.25% at a monetary policy ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

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

East London Industrial Development Zone ...

When East London Industrial Development Zone extends all the way to Ntabozuko it will certainly mean a boost to the ...

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 ...

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Renowned designer Piliso releases his ...

Acclaimed Eastern Cape fashion designer Thando Piliso lost R200,000 worth of equipment and clothing in a business ...

'It's too good to be true': More music, ...

"Until today I still can't believe there's such love, but I'm super grateful to my fans who love me for who I am."

'This role has stretched me' — Siyabonga ...

'My role in 'Empini' will showcase my many facets as a performer.'

Shesha e-hailing service wants to ...

Shesha (“hurry” in Zulu) is a new South African-owned e-hailing service. Its owners say it’s set to revolutionise the ...

BMW reveals details and disguised pics of ...

The plug-in hybrid version will be built in South Africa while other versions will be imported.

Less sleep, more online: Mzansi tops ...

Research finds most South Africans spend more than 56% of their daily waking hours looking at screens.

World

Teen charged with terrorism over Sydney ...

Thousands of Muslims gathered in mosques across Sydney for regular prayers on Friday despite concerns about retaliatory ...

Israel attacks Iran, sources say, drones ...

Israel has attacked Iran, three people familiar with the matter said, as Iranian state media reported early on Friday ...

Israel still imposing ‘unlawful’ ...

Israel is still imposing “unlawful” restrictions on humanitarian relief for Gaza, the UN rights office said on Tuesday.

Fallout from Trump’s bid to overturn ...

The justices will hear arguments in an appeal by Joseph Fischer, who was indicted on seven charges after the January 6 ...

Island discovered by Captain Cook ...

In the remote town of Burgeo on the east coast of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, some residents ...

Israeli military withdraws most ground ...

The Israeli military has withdrawn all ground troops from the southern Gaza Strip except for one brigade, a military ...

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Boxing Mecca

Mbumbulwana set on keeping title

Luthando Mbumbulwana is determined to hold on to his provincial junior-featherweight title and remain relevant in the ...

Boxing community shocked by death of ...

Recently retired former world champion Simpiwe Konkco led tributes after the death of Duncan Village boxer Nhlanhla ...

Kodwa welcomes judgment that KO’d boxing ...

Sport minister Zizi Kodwa on Wednesday welcomed the high court judgment that obliterated his legal opponents, the ...

Veteran promoter forging ahead with ...

Veteran East London boxing promoter Mlungisi Siyo has vowed to continue his mission of taking tournaments to remote ...

Boxing infrastructure facing knockout blow

Mdantsane's boxing infrastructure is hanging on the ropes.