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Gospel singer admits to assaulting children

“I did beat those children. I was disciplining them in terms of the church’s constitution.” This was told to the Dispatch by gospel singer Tsidi Spampool, the controversial ...

Politics

Oscar takes Eastern Cape councils to task

Finance MEC Oscar Mabuyane has cracked the whip at 16 dysfunctional municipalities that distorted budgets during the 2018/19 financial ...

News

WATCH | Cop roof shooting sparks attempted murder ...

The police watchdog body are investigating a case of attempted murder against a policeman who climbed onto the roof of a house and shot in the head a ...

News

Eastern Cape to debate land issue

The Eastern Cape department of rural development and agrarian reform is hosting a three day land dialogue where the "land issue" will be debated.
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Eastern Cape officials ‘demand sex for houses’

Allegations of sex-for-houses, tampering with housing beneficiary lists and giving RDP houses to family and girlfriends were amongst the issues raised with DA provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga by Komani residents this week. Nomzamo informal settlement ...
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Body on line to save a life

An East London man who previously has used the Ironman 70.3 triathlon to raise funds for the fight against cancer will ...

News

State capture: KZN prison boss got R57k a month for his 'influence'

KwaZulu-Natal prisons boss Mnikelwa Nxele has been implicated in an alleged plot to “place undue pressure” on former ...

Multimedia

WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

Here is your detailed five day weather forecast for some cities in the Eastern Cape. 

News

NPA to 'drop' corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma

The National Prosecuting Authority is understood to have sent a letter to Duduzane Zuma’s lawyers, notifying them of ...

News

Serial rapist claims victims agreed to sex

Man found guilty of 14 rape charges.

News

'Rapist' killed in vigilante attack was innocent - Eastern Cape police

A Port Elizabeth man who was beaten to death by an angry mob after being accused of raping a seven-year-old girl was ...

News

School blaze destroys three classrooms

Three classrooms housing 320 Grade 10 and 11 pupils at Mdantsane’s Sakhisizwe High School were destroyed by a fire ...

Opinion

ANALYSIS | ANC can’t distance itself from Mokonyane and Co

It must punish those who use its name to reap corrupt rewards, or accept the consequences of tolerating corruption

News

‘They're killers’: Why I won’t help a white beggar

A Durban marketing boss disrupted the rainbow nation when he spurned a beggar for being white

News

‘Anger and despair’: Serial rapist’s victims give harrowing testimony

They hope their horrifying victim impact statements ensure he gets a severe prison term

News

Use new BCM bank account to make payments

081167016. This is the new Standard Bank account number for Buffalo City Metro.

News

WEATHER | Cloudy skies for East London

After hot and sunny days for most of the week, East London residents can look forward to cloudy skies with isolated ...

Business

Capture: ‘We dug a hole, burnt the evidence and then faked a server crash’

Former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi testifies how he and his colleagues literally buried evidence

News

It was going so well ... until Marais threw FF+ deep in the brown stuff

All the FF+ had to do was find a brown man called Pieter or Peter. What could go wrong?

ANALYSIS | ANC can’t distance itself from Mokonyane and Co

It must punish those who use its name to reap corrupt rewards, or accept the consequences of tolerating corruption

Corruption milked struggle credentials dry

We have known we are sinking under an unbearable load of corruption, theft and greed. We have known, but at every juncture during the Zondo commission, we are ...

OPINION | Corruption milked struggle credentials dry

We have known we are sinking under an unbearable load of corruption, theft and greed. We have known, but at every juncture during the Zondo commission, we are ...

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SAPS Public Order Police disperse protesters from Nolukhanyo who blockaded the R67 between Bathurst and Grahamstown with burning tyres. Video supplied

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SAPS Public Order Police disperse protesters from Nolukhanyo who blockaded the R67 between Bathurst and Grahamstown with burning tyres. Video supplied

City News

200 residents share one stinking public ...

About 200 residents in an East London township share a single communal toilet while live, naked electricity cables lie ...

Vandals strip children’s play park

An entertainment park in Mdantsane’s NU17 is under threat from brazen thieves who have stripped the park of its fence ...

BCM chair fears threats on her life are ...

Buffalo City Metro municipal public accounts committee chair Zameka Kodwa-Gajula fears for her life amid “threats” from ...

Constant cable theft ‘ignored’

Fed-up with rampant electricity cable theft in his neighbourhood, an East London man has drawn a line in the sand and ...

BCM’s cleanup gathers steam

The Buffalo City Metro cleaning initiative that has kept the East London Settlers Way and and the beachfront clean, has ...

Blaze at ‘illegal’ tip sparks fury

Arson is believed to be behind two massive fires on the controversial and allegedly illegal municipal refuse tip in ...

"Illegal" BCM tip erupts into a blaze

The illegal BCM tip in Beacon Bay went up in flames on Monday. Flames leapt metres into the sky and a pall of grey and ...

Burning tip: threat to homes

Fish Eagle Crescent residents fear for their safety as a fire continues to smoulder at a municipal refuse site, a ...

Meter theft sees tons of water lost

Thousands of litres of municipal drinking water – enough to fill five swimming pools – flooded Selborne in East London ...

Living with trash stench intolerable

For two years, an illegal pile of trash outside an elderly Buffalo City Metro resident’s home has been so bad that it ...

Rubbish causes stink outside East London ...

Two weeks after the strike by Buffalo City Metro workers came to an end, the stench of large piles of uncollected ...

Patchy cleanup of strike rubbish annoys ...

Despite the end to the violent and expensive three-week Samwu strike last week Friday, some residents still face mounds ...

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Sport

Lifestyle

‘Dinner and Death’ dished up again

It is not often that audiences are given the task of becoming part of a production, but Dramsoc’s Dinner and Death is ...

Chris Brown arrested in France on ...

US superstar Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on Monday morning with two other people on suspicion of rape‚ a French ...

Global craze for beautiful, long-lasting ...

It has become the new normal for thousands of women the world over: dazzling, brightly- coloured nails buffed to ...

The Soil's Ntsika: I would've regretted ...

After taking the courageous step to launch his solo career‚ The Soil's Ntsika Ngxanga has reflected on whether he made ...

Classical and opera star Bocelli to wow ...

Internationally acclaimed classical and opera star Andrea Bocelli is heading to Mzansi for a two-legged tour. He starts ...

Brad Pitt & Charlize romance apparently ...

Another source says they are 'just friends".

Business

Capture: ‘We dug a hole, burnt the ...

Former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi testifies how he and his colleagues literally buried evidence

WATCH: What Davos has in store in 2019

Business Day editor Lukanyo Mnyanda talks to Business Day TV from Davos, where he is attending the World Economic Forum

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