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Eastern Cape premier and health MEC disagree on testing corpses for Covid-19

Premier Oscar Mabuyane has announced that every person who dies in the Eastern Cape would be tested for Covid-19 before their bodies are released to their families — but ...

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Back-to-school dates havoc could 'ruin whole year'

The conflicting and last-minute messaging over when grades can return to class is wreaking havoc with Eastern Cape schools, particularly those where ...

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High court strikes down Port Alfred desalination tender

Drought-stricken Port Alfred has been left high and dry after Ndlambe Municipality’s R100m tender for a desalination plant was  declared unlawful and ...

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Mdantsane Spar workers down tools over Covid-19 ...

Mdantsane NU13 Spar employees downed tools on Tuesday demanding to be tested for Covid-19 following a number of suspected  cases at the store. The employees told the Dispatch they knew of six confirmed cases at the store, but they felt certain ...
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Meteorite crater near Aberdeen makes for fascinating visit

It may not be widely known that about 250,000 years ago a meteorite measuring  about 20m in diameter survived a journey ...

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Covid-19: Nearly 200 deaths and more than 10,000 new cases in SA

South Africa has recorded 10,144 new Covid-19 infections - 4,597 of these in Gauteng.

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President sends military to bolster Eastern Cape virus response

Seventy-five South African National Defence Force (SANDF) military health services personnel have been deployed to ...

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Mabuyane wants SIU to investigate R4.8m OR Tambo door-to-door Covid-19 invoices

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane on Tuesday declared war against corruption, vowing that the R4.8m suspicious ...

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Shack with a swimming pool and a Table Mountain view

Father of four has dug his family a swimming pool, which he filled with rain and water from the wetland on which the ...

Africa

Kenya declares school year 'lost', classes back in 2021

Kenya on Tuesday declared that its school year was considered lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, and primary and ...

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WHO monitoring China bubonic plague situation

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was monitoring a case of bubonic plague in China after being notified by ...

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Ndlambe R100m tender unlawful, high court rules

The R100m tender awarded to Cape Town based Quality Filtration Systems (QFS)  for drought stricken Port Alfred was on ...

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Restaurants trading massively down one week after reopening

Restaurant owners have doubts about their ability to turn any profits, or pay off huge debts accumulated in the last ...

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WATCH | Three-year-old besties reunited after months of lockdown

A video of two three-year-old besties seeing each other for the first time after months of lockdown is putting smiles ...

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Teachers’ fears are real and they need a willing ear

The reopening of schools in SA is continuing apace amid the Covid-19 pandemic. With many teachers falling ill and some ...

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Steep rise in BCM Covid-19 infections and deaths

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality has become the Eastern Cape’s Covid-19 death hotspot, with both infections and ...

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ANC sides with education MEC in Bhisho hearing

The Eastern Cape education department went on a shopping spree for personal protection equipment, including 25-litre ...

The ANC has never felt embarrassed before, so why now?

Even by the soul-sapping standards of the Sunday press it was a startling headline: the ANC, City Press reported, doesn’t want the SABC to fire anyone because ...

Store accounts: easy to open, not so easy to close

You are legally entitled to written confirmation that an account has been closed, so don’t be fobbed off

The self-serving, corrupt ANC shows again how it befouls Mandela’s legacy

In its shameless response to the VBS scandal, the party laughs as it rubs our faces in the cesspool of its graft

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STREET DOGS: The dangers of extrapolation

Unfortunately, the narratives we create don’t just help us decipher yesterday; they set our expectations for tomorrow

Edcon gets offer for parts of Edgars

Retailability, owner of Legit and Beaver Canoe and Style stores has made an offer for parts of Edgars, the business ...

Massmart looks to cut 1,800 jobs at Game ...

Walmart-owned retailer Massmart says up to 1,800 jobs may be cut at its Game stores in SA as its begins formal ...

Reserve Bank takes up R5.1 billion in ...

The SA Reserve Bank increased its holdings of government bonds at a slower pace in June, taking up R5.1bn through the ...

RDI rent collection picks up as lockdowns ...

London and JSE-listed landlord RDI, which has been selling off its assets in Germany to focus on the UK, says rent ...

Omnia returns to profit as restructuring ...

Chemicals and fertiliser group Omnia says it is optimistic that extensive restructuring across its business lines will ...

Oil prices hold steady in midst of ...

Oil futures ended largely steady on Monday as positive economic data supported prices, while a spike in coronavirus ...

Africa

Sea turtles find protection from Senegal ...

In a classic case of “poacher turning gamekeeper”, the fishermen of Senegal have joined forces to protect one of the ...

Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, ...

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, ...

Malawi’s new leader targets graft in ...

Malawi's newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera has dissolved the boards of most of the country's 100 parastatals to ...

How to rid East Africa of locusts? Serve ...

Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism - as a second wave of locusts threatens to devour ...

War of the dammed: Egyptian sabres rattle ...

The plane from Egypt packed with a cache of weapons was meant to arrive in Somalia in May. But the 2,000 Kalashnikovs, ...

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PODCAST | The world's best and worst ...

This week the guys talk about the best and worst places they have ever driven, and they reveal what peeves them when ...

Samas to be virtual affair at a new home

The 26th annual SA Music Awards (Samas) will officially take place next month over five days

New Ford Ranger Raptor rumoured to come ...

Petrol and diesel V6s could give the rally-inspired bakkie a welcome shot of power

‘Do your part’: WWII film ‘Greyhound’ ...

Tom Hanks is "heartbroken" that his World War II thriller must skip the big screen due to the pandemic -- but hopes it ...

Fiat 500 features in a new virtual museum

Fiat has presented a new virtual museum, the "Virtual Casa 500", devoted to its iconic compact car

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Fauci warns US is ‘knee-deep’ in first ...

The United States is still "knee-deep" in its first wave of coronavirus infections and must act immediately to tackle ...

Colombia fuel truck inferno kills seven, ...

At least seven people were killed and dozens injured after the contents from an overturned tanker exploded in a ...

Yemen’s starving children, grim legacy of ...

Masirah Saqer could barely open her eyes, as she struggled to swallow the milk her grandmother attempted to feed her ...

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is ...

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect ...

Check in but never leave: Taiwan offers ...

Starved of the travel experience during the coronavirus lockdown? One Taiwanese airport has the solution - a fake ...

Rocket fired at Baghdad airport, no ...

A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other ...

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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

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 ...

Boxing SA intervenes in boxing tournament ...

Boxing SA has confirmed that its Eastern Cape provincial manager Phakamile Jacobs will be in charge of the weigh-in ...

January ruling expected in Rakhimov ...

After a veil of secrecy over the status of Duncan Village boxer Azinga Fuzile’s appeal, it has been revealed the ...

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