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Springbok legend Danie Gerber tests positive for Covid-19 in PE

Gerber, 61, was diagnosed in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

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America's virus cases exceed 100,000, doctors decry scarcity of ...

As U.S. virus cases exceed 100,000, doctors decry scarcity of drugs and equipment

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World watches while Pope faces Covid-19 'tempest' ...

"Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing void."
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Farmers under siege from stock theft syndicate

Farmers in the Cathcart and Stutterheim area are are under siege from what they have described as a well-organised ...

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Only one Covid-19 fatality in SA: Health department clarifies death toll

Only one person has died from Covid-19 in SA, the health ministry said on Friday night.

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TERMINAL HEALTHCARE | A Daily Dispatch exclusive investigation

DispatchLIVE reveals the state of the Eastern Cape's health system.

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Moody's downgrade to junk adds to South Africa's pain

Moody's downgrade to 'junk' adds to South Africa's pain

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WATCH | Fort Hare students chased from residence ahead of lockdown

Fort Hare University has again come under fire over claims that the university unceremoniously evicted foreign ...

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Pope Francis to live stream blessing to the world to unite in prayer against Covid-19

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis will live stream an extraordinary blessing  to the world at 7pm.

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WATCH LIVE | Covid-19 national command council briefs the nation on day 1 of lockdown

The national command council on Covid-19 is expected to brief South Africa on day one of lockdown across the country.

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First Covid-19 patients were women, aged 28 and 48

Western Cape premier Alan Winde on  Friday provided more details on the first two SA casualties of the coronavirus

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ACDP leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe and MP Steve Swart test positive for Covid-19

Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, the leader of the African Christian Democratic Party, has tested positive for Covid-19.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the ...

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South Africa records first deaths as a result of Covid-19

South Africa has recorded its first fatalities due to the coronavirus, the health ministry announced on Friday.

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US overtakes China, Italy, with world's most Covid-19 cases, record unemployment

The United States now has more COVID-19 infections than any other country, and a record number of newly unemployed ...

OPEN LETTER | DA calls on BCM to identify shelters for the homeless during Covid-19 pandemic

The Buffalo City Municipality is blatantly refusing to conform to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s directive to urgently identify shelters for the homeless and ...

Less is Mir: if you think your lockdown is bad, consider this poor guy

As you go round and round your home, think of the cosmonaut who went round and round Earth ... in a tin can

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A Port Elizabeth resident captured some of Port Elizabeth's iconic tourism spots, the CBD and beachfront on Saturday.

#LockdownSA | Port Elizabeth: Day 2

A Port Elizabeth resident captured some of Port Elizabeth's iconic tourism spots, the CBD and beachfront on Saturday. For everything you need to know about Covid-19 including the latest news, contact numbers for the health department's ...

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Stray animals put motorists in danger

Stray animals crossing national roads are a major concern in the Eastern Cape. Drivers blame livestock owners and the ...

Cars track rotting animal remains into ...

Buffalo City motorists unknowingly drove through putrid animal remains, flicking it onto their mudguards and tracking ...

Court sides with EL nightclubs as cops ...

Police in Buffalo City stand accused of unleashing an almost nightly ritual of harassment and abuse on owners, staff ...

Eco-brick house the toast of Makhanda and ...

Makhanda optometrist Dr Trevor Davies and an employee, Sivuyile Kewuti, have ignited huge excitement in the city with a ...

BCM fibreoptic cable installations hit ...

Controversy surrounds the multimillion rand fibreoptic network installation in Buffalo City, with workers complaining ...

Esplanade penthouse owners in standoff ...

Two beachfront penthouse owners, watched by a community of flat tenants and owners, descended on a shack being built on ...

Tripped circuit breaker leaves Gonubie in ...

A circuit breaker that tripped was responsible for many  Gonubie residents being without power from Wednesday ...

Security risk as thieves wreck metro's ...

Buffalo City's new security camera system is being pillaged by tech thieves. The latest act of organised thievery saw ...

Butterworth protest on hold as residents ...

The Eastern Cape government and Butterworth residents have agreed that the two-week long water protest must come to an ...

Strike at Joan Harrison pool complex ends

A weeklong strike that saw the Joan Harrison pool complex closed to the public has ended. Sources said the strike ...

Discoloured water has KWT residents on ...

Brown, gritty municipal water coming out of King William’s Town taps for a week was caused by a new chemical being ...

Kid's gala postponed as staff fail to ...

A major primary school gala was placed in limbo at the 11th hour on Thursday when Buffalo City staff failed to appear ...

Lifestyle

Inside Hungani and Stephanie Ndlovu's ...

"My goal with this channel is to squash all myths and misconceptions of what it means to have a healthy relationship."

WATCH | Here's how Somizi prepared for ...

Somizi read our minds when it came to tackling this 21-day lockdown.

WATCH | Kairo is following in mama’s ...

Kairo Forbes is slaying the turntables - just like mummy!

SNAPS | Kwesta & Yolanda celebrate one ...

Although they've been married traditionally for almost a decade, Sunday marked a year since the Vilakazis tied the knot.

Thandiswa Mazwai asks police to enforce ...

"The army and police are called on to protect civilians and enforce the shutdown with dignity," Thandiswa emphasised

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Africa

Botswana executes two convicted murderers

Botswana, one of the few democracies to still enforce the death penalty, on Saturday executed two men convicted of ...

Senegal’s graffiti artists join fight ...

Senegal's graffiti artists join fight against coronavirus

Nigeria needs R5,7 billion for ...

Nigeria needs 120 bln naira for coronavirus battle, turns to private sector

Mali heads to polls despite coronavirus, ...

Malians vote on Sunday in a long-delayed parliamentary election, despite a raging jihadist conflict, the recent kidnap ...

Some Kenyan nurses refuse coronavirus ...

Some Kenyan nurses refuse coronavirus patients in protest over shortages - union

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Italy's daily virus deaths climb to ...

Italy on Saturday reported 793 new coronavirus deaths, a one-day record that saw its toll shoot up to 4,825 — 38.3 ...

Malaysia seeks Rohingya for coronavirus ...

Malaysia seeks Rohingya for coronavirus checks after mosque outbreak

Italy orders army to relocate the dead

Italy orders army to take bodies from coronavirus

Hungary to deploy military personnel to ...

Hungary to deploy military personnel to 140 state companies during pandemic

Lufthansa preparing “air bridge” to ...

Lufthansa preparing "air bridge" to supply Germany through epidemic

Irish restaurants call on government to ...

Irish restaurants call on government to shut them down

Business

Famous Brands eyes online sales as virus ...

Group says it is focusing on online offerings and improving hygiene as restaurants reel from panemic restrictions

Standard Bank offers relief to small and ...

Standard Bank has offered its small and medium business customers a three-month debt holiday during the uncertain times ...

What the 100bps interest rate cut means ...

If you have a home or car loan, the interest rate cut may put extra rands in your pocket, but experts say paying your ...

Knysna ward councillor and wife in ...

A Knysna ward councillor and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus after an overseas trip

Panicked rand breaches R17/$ as investors ...

On closing basis the currency is set for a record low against the US currency, which is benefiting from flight to safety

Businesses on edge over coronavirus threat

The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic earlier this week, and while a group of small and medium ...

Act now or face a bloodbath, Wall Street ...

Analysts call for central banks to cut rates and offer to buy risky assets

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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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 ...

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