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BREAKING NEWS: AmaXhosa King Sigcawu has passed away

AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Calvin Zwelonke Sigcawu died during the early hours of Thursday, the king's uncle Nkosi Xhanti Sigcawu confirmed. “I can confirm that His Majesty King ...

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Battle for East Bank RDP houses erupts

An already volatile eviction process in Fynbos has exploded into chaos, with people illegally occupying homes in an RDP housing project clashing with ...

City

R42m pothole mystery drives Mthatha motorists crazy

Frustration is mounting over potholes in the streets of one of the oldest suburbs in Mthatha, with a year having passed without anything being ...

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Hospitals poised to arm guards with stun guns and ...

The provincial department of health is poised to arm security guards working in hospitals with pepper spray and stun guns in a bid to curb attacks on patients and staff. The Dispatch reported on Monday how a stab wound patient was stabbed to ...
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Dhaya withdraws candidacy for the interim DA ...

Buffalo City Metro caucus chief whip Dharmesh has withdrawn his candidacy for the interim DA federal chair position, saying he wants to focus on local government – for now.
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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 ...

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Eastern Cape cops take over Senzo’s murder docket

Five years after the unsolved slaying of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa in Gauteng, the national police ...

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Allan Gray invested in 'young people who would surprise him'

Allan Gray, the East London-born billionaire businessman, philanthropist and founder of the privately-owned Allan Gray ...

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Insults fly as another 100 families evicted in Fynbos

Emotions ran high on Tuesday when the second round of forced evictions took place in Fynbos, with racial insults and ...

City

Abandoned suburban mansions cause outrage

A bunch of suburban houses in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) have been abandoned by their owners and are falling into ...

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Sixteen BCM councillors not reporting back to residents

Sixteen out of 50 councillors in Buffalo City Metro are not reporting back to their constituencies as they are supposed ...

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Lilitha Nursing College is in a state of disarray, Mbengashe says

State-funded Lilitha Nursing College is in a state of disarray, with lecturers fighting over how the college should be ...

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Irregular multimillion BCM tender nullified

More than 100 companies awarded multimillion-rand contracts by Buffalo City Metro to provide the city with mechanical ...

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Wheelbarrows, picks, shovels used for R100m tarring project

A R100m road tarring project being constructed by workers using wheelbarrows, picks, shovels and brooms in an Eastern ...

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Treasury uncovers super-quick, irregular Amatole tender

It took an Eastern Cape municipality just one hour and 45 minutes to receive four bid documents for a multimillion-rand ...

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Cloete, Vallie a boost for Warriors

Warriors stars Gihahn Cloete and Yaseen Vallie will offer a major boost to the Border semi-professional team for their ...

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Father’s plea for peace in ‘greedy, cruel’ taxi industry

Two elderly Mqanduli men, one of who lost his wife and son and another who lost a son, all in taxi killings, made ...

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NSFAS 'Manibags' theft trial delayed for exams

The court case against NSFAS “millionaire” Sibongile Mani has been delayed to accommodate her exam timetable. On ...

Something in the water

It is thrilling to see SA in the international headlines after our fabulous win against England in the Rugby World Cup finals — our first in 12 years. While ...

PODCAST | Pinetown unsolved serial murders: the River Strangler

In 1995 a serial killer prowled the streets of Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal. He would take the lives of two teenage girls and leave two other young women ...

PODCAST | Did Sedgefield’s 'hammer murderer' snatch a Norwegian tourist?

Fifty-one-year-old Sedgefield resident Sean Kelly was recently remanded to a state psychiatric facility after being found unfit to stand trial for murder. ...

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Gonubie traffic island given makeover

A small but prominent traffic island at Gonubie beachfront has been given a makeover by local residents. The traffic ...

R42m pothole mystery drives Mthatha ...

Frustration is mounting over potholes in the streets of one of the oldest suburbs in Mthatha, with a year having ...

Abandoned suburban mansions cause outrage

A bunch of suburban houses in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) have been abandoned by their owners and are falling into ...

Rain or no rain, BCM evicts scores of ...

Schoolchildren returned home from writing exams to find their family's belongings piled up and covered with bin bags as ...

Rescued otter pup on the mend at aquarium

After washing up on the West Bank injured and undernourished, a five month old Cape Clawless Otter has been given a ...

Nightclub closed after police raid

A popular East London nightclub, 19th Avenue in Vincent, has been forced to close its doors following a raid by Buffalo ...

Show us the money, demand residents of ...

Residents of at least two wards in Buffalo City Metro are up in arms, accusing their ward councillors of not accounting ...

Questions over how BCM Sports Club spent ...

Buffalo City Metro sports players are up in arms over the expenditure of millions of rands by the BCM Sports Club after ...

Nahoon pollution laid bare by report

High E.coli levels, invasive species and management-related problems are just some of the issues that have dogged the ...

Call to rein in festive season drinking ...

With just a few weeks left before the start of the festive season, calls to clamp down on bylaw transgressions at some ...

Wind sounded like grinding machinery, say ...

A 20-minute blast of wind ripped off roofs and flattened 50 homes, injuring people and leaving a number of  residents ...

Vandalised ablution block draws ire

A free-standing public ablution block on Gonubie Main Road has not only been vandalised and used as a base to run an ...

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SA celebs support Charlize Theron at ...

'Acting is a job and I love it, but I think philanthropy is not a job. It feels like something that we all should be ...

Unique EC villages a delight

Bathurst is a quirky little place. Situated on the R67 between Port Alfred and Makhanda, it is full of smiling faces, ...

Sjava says he will fight assault and ...

'I won’t be in engaging on matters of assault and abuse levelled against me on social media'

AKA wants Burna Boy to apologise: You say ...

Looks like Burna Boy is in for a rough ride when he comes to SA

Faf de Klerk launches ballsy ...

Springbok World Cup winner Faf de Klerk has used his fame to raise much-needed awareness about testicular cancer.

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Opportunities beckon for Eskom-trained ...

With government forging ahead with plans to reshape Eskom into three parts, fears are that job losses may be one of ...

Volvo Eicher opens 22nd SA outlet

Breaking into the SA truck market is a tough task, because few places in the world have such diverse first- and ...

From hobbyist to décor doyenne

TED KEENAN Hobbyists are often advised to turn their passions in entrepreneurial business start-ups. Not all ...

Motsepe pledges billions in fund to ...

The billionaire businessman wants the fund to help black farmers be part of ‘sustainable, commercially viable and ...

Gold slips to almost one-week low

Metal declines for a third straight session weighed down by a firmer dollar

Facebook pulls plug on global fake ...

Company removes pages linked to operations in Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Nigeria

Ignore fake summonses from‘online loan ...

If you’ve received an email or SMS from Lifestyle Legal or Lifestyle Attorneys notifying you that a summons will be ...

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