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No-one safe as hijackings surge in Buffalo City

The shooting of well-known East London police officer Pieter Swanepoel this week has shone a spotlight on the growing number of car hijackings in Buffalo City Metro in recent ...

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Bail bid postponed for apostle Tede, accused of sexual assault ...

The bail bid of a church leader and his co-accused arrested on sexual assault and human trafficking charges was dealt another blow on Friday when it ...

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Call to improve schools safety policy in wake of Lathitha’s death

Immediate improvements need to be made to the current schools safety policy, which does not speak to bullying at schools.

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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 ...

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Amapiano artist Meyer releases debut single

Amapiano artist and song writer Ayanda Mncininto, also known as Meyer, released his debut single, Liyathetha, featuring ...

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Rural Eastern Cape still has mud clinics in several districts, Bhisho admits

The Bhisho legislature recently raised concerns that, in almost three decades of South African democracy, there were ...

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Outspoken Mthatha ratepayers association’s Ngxekana undaunted by being lone voice in ...

For seven years, Mthatha pensioner Madyibi Ngxekana was a thorn on the side of King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality. Now ...

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SPAR DAILY DISPATCH VIRTUAL FUN RUN FOR DISABILITY

Entries are open for the SPAR Daily Dispatch Virtual Fun Run for Disability! For the first time, the event will be ...

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Local trio create own food and drinks delivery app, plus jobs

Fancy a juicy steak from your favourite restaurant or a cold beer but you are too lazy to get into your car and drive ...

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Daily Dispatch Podcasts with Daron Mann

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

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Border’s Ntoyanto to lead Bok women in England

Border Women’s Asithandile Ntoyanto will look to put her injury troubles behind her when she leads the Springbok Women ...

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Discovery urges Shell to put brakes on Wild Coast seismic survey

Discovery Holdings has become the first major SA corporation to urge its partner Shell to hold off with its seismic ...

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35 fuel stations dump Shell over Wild Coast blasting

Shell has finally spoken – but only after being dumped by leading Eastern Cape supplier Express Petroleum.

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FARMERS UNDER SIEGE | Dispatch documentary exposing EC stock theft horrors now live

‘Farmers Under Siege’ highlights the murderous battle over livestock in the hills of the Eastern Cape.

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East London police officer 'Swanie' still critical but stable

Warrant officer Pieter Swanepoel, who was shot multiple times this week while trying to recover a hijacked car, is in a ...

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Cash-strapped ADM may have to do without deputy mayor

The crippling and exorbitant wage bill, coupled with persistent financial distress which is slowly bringing  Amathole ...

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The latest Covid-19 coronavirus coverage

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

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Health department's digital database will help ex-miners in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape health department may have found a new approach that will result in expediting compensation payments ...

BEHIND THE NEWS | Be careful before you judge others

  The untimely death of a young person feels like life has robbed you.  You’re left behind with the heartache of what could have been — the dreams, ...

TOM EATON | If Ramaphosa’s playing a long game, he’s playing it all by himself

As blank-faced over the Eskom sabotage as he was over the July riots, one’s got to wonder if he has any game at all

TONY LEON | With friends like these, the DA certainly doesn’t need enemies

‘Your victories can cost you more than your defeats’ will certainly resonate with the DA and some of its new mayors

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Daron Mann speaks to Gary Koekemoer from the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa, which has called on the government to immediately halt all seismic exploration off the nation's coastline citing recent research that shows the incredible ecological devastation it could cause.

Stop Wild Coast blasting now, urges Wildlife and Environmental Society

Daron Mann speaks to Gary Koekemoer from the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa, which has called on the government to immediately halt all seismic exploration off the nation's coastline citing recent research that shows ...

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CNA receives purchase offer to save it ...

Black Mountain Investment Management Proprietary Limited has expressed its firm interest

Absa kicks Sipho Pityana off its board

The banking group says it has determined Pityana’s recent conduct meant he had been derelict in his board duties

LISTEN | Nuclear or natural? Experts ...

While the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast residents fight Shell’s ocean blasting oil search, spare a thought for Capetonians. ...

LISTEN | EL restaurant business survivors ...

Draconian pandemic lockdowns have decimated the restaurant industry, with over 3,000 closures, and East London, the ...

Shell fights on profitably for fossil ...

While Shell is sailing into an environmental storm over its plans to harvest gas and oil off the pristine Wild Coast, ...

Telkom mobile business continues to shine ...

Group grows mobile subscribers 18.8%, offsetting pressure in other parts of its business

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, ...

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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 ...

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IN THE GARDEN | Succulents a delight all ...

A succulent’s undemanding ease of growth is welcomed by gardeners for satisfying their design aspirations which have ...

AT THE BEACH | Fiona’s love of the sea ...

If you are an early riser and you walk on Gonubie main beach on a west wind morning, you might see a young lady riding ...

WATCH | Gogo cries tears of joy when ...

"I’m so proud of myself and the woman I’ve become," said Ntando 'uSisi we Merc' Duma on IG.

Siya and Rachel Kolisi’s film to open the ...

'We Are Dying Here' raises awareness of the scourge of gender-based violence in the country.

SPOTLIGHT | 'Encanto'; 'New Material'; ...

It's a big week for premieres in SA, and the Reel Art Film Festival brings films like 'House of Gucci' to four cities

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World

US to impose travel curbs on eight ...

US President Joe Biden will restrict travel to the United States US from eight Southern African countries effective ...

UK PM Johnson tries to reassure SA over ...

SA has said that the travel ban is unjustified, and Britain did not engage with the country before introducing the ...

EU moves to halt air travel from Southern ...

The European Union aims to halt air travel from the Southern African region amid rising concern about a new Covid-19 ...

UK cancels SA flights over new Covid-19 ...

Britain announced it was temporarily banning flights from South Africa and five other countries from Friday and that ...

WATCH | New comic book celebrates Tina ...

A new comic book details Tina Turner’s upbringing in Tennessee, her musical success, her struggles and her powerful ...

Putin has been revaccinated against ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been revaccinated against Covid-19, Russian news agencies quoted him as saying on ...

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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

Golden Boy Fuzile promises to bring title ...

Duncan Village boxing superstar Azinga Fuzile has promised to deliver a spectacular performance to win the IBF world ...

Former boxing champ Sinyabi embarks on ...

A former national junior featherweight and featherweight champion, Sinyabi ruled boxing with an iron fist recording the ...

Baleni, Ndulani promise to knock each ...

The boxers, who are friends, met at the premedical held at the fight venue on Wednesday.

DAVID ISAACSON | SA boxing is just one ...

Azinga Fuzile’s fight on Sunday will be a real test

Durandt won’t seek help for Canelo bout

As the boxing world is being caught in the frenzy of Canelo's announcement that he would move up to the cruiserweight ...