DispatchLIVE

News

Search continues for missing anglers

Hopes are fading for the survival of  two anglers who went missing on Friday between the Hole-in-the-wall and Coffee Bay. The distraught family of one of the anglers,  ...

News

Amathole councillor dragged screaming from her office

Nearby officials could be heard calling for the unidentified men, who were later joined by two ADM security guards, to stop assaulting and dragging ...

News

Cecilia Makiwane surgeries delayed after payment impasse with ...

A service provider at Cecilia Makiwane’s orthopaedics unit has halted its work at the Mdantsane hospital after not being paid for months, leaving ...

News /

Boxer promotions

Click here to see all the latest exciting specials available at Boxer stores in the Eastern Cape.
News

Devastating storms left over 840 metro families ...

It will cost Buffalo City Metro more than R240million to repair the destruction caused by two devastating storms that hit the city in December and January, damaging homes, roads, bridges, power lines and stormwater drains.
News

Dream to study medicine comes true for top matric

Mpendulo Ndzoyiya, one of the country's top matric achievers, breathed a sigh of relief when informed that he would be ...

News

BCM backs down on bid to tax water tanks

Buffalo City has backed down in the battle of the tanks. On Monday, the metro announced that privately owned water ...

News

Mthatha business giant and philanthropist Dr Dan Pasiya dies at 88

Revered businessman, philanthropist, rural development champion, sports enthusiast and administrator Dr Dan Malibongwe ...

News

BIG OIL VS BIG HEARTS: the battle for South Africa's Wild Coast

A giant wave of protest is cresting as South Africans unite against Shell's plans to begin seismic exploration of the ...

News

Passenger dies, five injured in head-on collision

One person was killed and five others sustained severe injuries after yet another horrific head-on collision between ...

News

Daily Dispatch Podcasts with Daron Mann

Seasoned radio personality Daron Mann is back on the airwaves with Daily Dispatch.

News

Grim clue points to missing anglers

A shirt sleeve believed to belong to one of the anglers who went missing on Friday along the Wild Coast was found ...

News

Two East London matric pupils honoured for outstanding results

Achieving distinctions for all their subjects, two East London matric pupils have made their schools and their city ...

News

Land claimants play waiting game as Fish River Resort hosts international TV show's film ...

The ninth season of Survivor South Africa is being filmed in the vicinity of the Fish River Resort, which is good news ...

News

Hawks probe R1.5m school furniture contract

An Eastern Cape businessman who scored a R1.5m contract from the provincial department of education to deliver ...

News

Nature's power and human effort roped in to solve Nahoon hyacinth disaster

The power of the ocean and community sweat is being mobilised to save the dying Nahoon River. Alien hyacinth, fed by ...

News

‘Reckless, inept’ attorney and advocate ordered to pay clients’ legal costs themselves

The incompetence of East London advocate Thenjwe Sellem and attorney Fezile Tembile Dengana has seen them saddled with ...

News

The latest Covid-19 coronavirus coverage

The latest facts, news, figures and live tracking of Covid-19.

News

‘Just keep moving, money will find you’

In 2020, young Lunga Ngcabashe found himself at a crossroads.

News

PSJ matric cheaters banned from writing exams for three years

A number of pupils who were in Grade 12 at Cibeni Senior Secondary School in Port St Johns in 2021 have been banned ...

Zimbabwe’s chickens come home to roost for shortsighted ANC

The fake Africanists and revolutionaries of SA politics are marching to restaurants and other establishments acting surprised that there are “millions” of ...

Teamwork and resilience were key to matrics' success

Schools around Buffalo City Metro carved a proud place in the history books with their  National Senior Certificate results on Friday.  BCM was named the 2021 ...

Taken to the cleaners: when laundry services play dirty

Dry cleaning can leave clients with a mess on their hands. Take this case of a man whose pup peed ‘bleach’ on a cushion

Multimedia

Drone shows North West homes submerged in water as flooding continues across SA

Bloemhof in the North West is one of the latest areas to be flooded after parts of KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape, Free State and Gauteng were hit by heavy rains since the second week of January.

Business

LISTEN | How safe is SA's Koeberg nuclear ...

DispatchLIVE explores one of South Africans most unenviable environmentally sensitive choices: support nuclear power, ...

Reserve Bank to hike rates by 25 bps to ...

South Africa's Reserve Bank (SARB) will raise interest rates to 4.00% on January 27 as it continues its hiking cycle ...

Ster-Kinekor receives binding offer from ...

Business rescue practitioner Stefan Smyth says he has received a binding offer from London-based Blantyre Capital and ...

New manager for East London port

In the final step of a major shakeup at the top of SA's ports, East London port manager Sharon Sijako has been ...

Three new manufacturers bring investments ...

The East London Industrial Development Zone yesterday announced a further three manufacturing investors joining its ...

What you need to know when insuring your ...

SPONSORED | If a bakkie is primarily used for business purposes, it should be insured as such, says Ayabulela Xongo, ...

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

Accounting for the West’s political and ...

While hundreds of millions of us impotently watched as front pages and TV screens showed the horror and despair of ...

Umhlobo Wenene presenter Putco Mafani ...

Popular Umhlobo Wenene FM radio presenter Putco Mafani has been suspended after a video of him dancing on top of a ...

IN THE GARDEN | Rock gardens the perfect ...

Building a rock garden is a way to deal with a sloping bank, a dry and arid spot in the garden or one which has a ...

SPOTLIGHT | 'The Lost Daughter' and new ...

Oscar winner Olivia Colman stars in Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut,  'Scream 5' takes us back to the deadly town ...

YOUR MARRIAGE | A strong marriage begins ...

We are driven by a need to be right, to be in charge and to come first, and time and again, we are advised that ...

DELORIS | Flying, but not too high, on my ...

The seat foam on my new German motorcycle speaks to me more than the shiny heavy metal precision under the couch ...

Crosswords

A chance for DispatchLIVE subscribers to exercise their minds

Today's cryptic crossword

It's time to put your brain to work

World

Briton dies, another severely injured in ...

A 49-year-old Briton was found dead at his home with knife wounds in western Thailand, and a Thai suspect was in ...

Australia suffers deadliest day of ...

Australia suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic on Tuesday as a fast-moving Omicron outbreak continued to push up ...

Tsunami-hit Tonga islands suffered ...

The affect of the huge eruption was felt as far away as the US. Two people drowned off a beach in Peru due to high ...

Bob Saget, TV dad and comedian, found ...

Bob Saget, an actor and comedian best known as the jovial dad on the television sitcom “Full House,” was found dead in ...

Peter Hain urges UK to freeze Bain ...

Hain has written to Boris Johnson, urging the UK authorities to freeze state contracts with Bain after the release of ...

‘Nevermind’: Judge dismisses lawsuit by ...

A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a lawsuit by a man who said the grunge rock group Nirvana sexually ...

Sport

Stinking truth - A DispatchLIVE special investigation series

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

IBF vote of confidence gives Bell ...

Bell beat Matshidiso Mokebetsi to claim the IBF Intercontinental junior lightweight title at Nangoza Jebe Hall.

Makabu snubs SA media ahead of big US bout

Makabu whose boxing was nurtured in SA and is trained in Johannesburg by Damien Durandt-son of the late Nic Durandt- ...

Nontshinga ropes in Nathan for world ...

Nathan severed ties with Fuzile and a few hours later was roped in by Nontshinga to help him prepare for his world ...

Shock as Berman parts company with EL ...

This was confirmed by the Johannesburg promotional company with its publicist Brian Mitchell, who was also Lamati’s ...

Nathan ditches ‘Golden Boy’ Fuzile

This was confirmed by Nathan, who insisted that his No Doubt Management company would no longer work with the talented ...