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Miss SA back home in EC

Tsolo-born Miss South Africa 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, was greeted by a large crowd of singing and dancing fans and friends at Mthatha Airport on Sunday.

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Crash kills 5 young men from Ugie High

A horror crash which claimed the lives of five young men has plunged a close-knit Eastern Cape school into shock and mourning.

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New auditor-general is proudly Eastern Cape

From humble beginnings in Butterworth, with her parents sometimes struggling to provide for her educational needs, to occupying the highest seat in ...

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Renewed hope for EC sex workers

Sex trading is not always just an alternative form of employment, but a way of life for some women.
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Terrorised communities call authorities to act

Fed-up with ongoing violent crime in their villages, about 200 women from 21 areas at Bhityi, near Mthatha, marched to ...

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Residents raid suspected drug den and discover 'used' coffins in house

Residents of Orange Grove, Johannesburg, were stunned when they discovered coffins hidden in a house on Sunday morning.

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Bulldogs savage Eagles in final match

A passionate and fired up Border Bulldogs claimed their first win of the Currie Cup First Division in their final ...

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NOMINATE YOUR HERO AND YOU COULD WIN A SHARE OF R16 000 IN KFC VOUCHERS!

The Competition Daily Dispatch and KFC have joined forces in search of the Eastern Cape’s Local Heroes. We’re asking ...

Politics

EFF MP 'received money from CR17 campaign funds'

EFF MP Tebogo Mokwele is one of the people who received money from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s CR17 presidential ...

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Two die as plane crashes near Hartbeespoort Dam

Two men died in a plane crash near the Hartbeespoort Dam, in North West, on Sunday.

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MTN8 draw pits city rivals Sundowns and SuperSport against each other in semis

Pretoria rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United will resume hostilities in the semifinals of the MTN8 after the ...

Opinion

OPINION | Beware ‘laziness’ of xenophobic thoughts

Tell a South African that they are xenophobic and they will lash out at you in all manner of ways in defence of ...

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Blueprint for recovery

Mcebisi Jonas, the Eastern Cape leader who famously turned down the Gupta family’s offer of R600m to become finance ...

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‘An accident waiting to happen’

“Horrible, dangerous and scary”, were the words used by Eastern Cape public service commissioner Lulu Sizani to ...

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‘Show you are not in contempt’

A contractor who stripped and reclaimed the roof of a school ablution block because of a contractual pay dispute has ...

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Marikana massacre lingers in air

“The Marikana massacre returns to the national consciousness only once a year, and for the most part, the attention ...

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Family fights removal of bodies

Members of the same family are at loggerheads over the desecration of graves at the Cambridge cemetery where three ...

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Street vendor battles big player

Unilever SA has written a strongly worded letter to an Alexandra township street vendor who posted a video on social ...

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Revered healer going strong

Renowned spiritual healer and philanthropist MaNgconde Nomthunzi Mali continues to have such a profound impact that ...

OPINION | Beware ‘laziness’ of xenophobic thoughts

Tell a South African that they are xenophobic and they will lash out at you in all manner of ways in defence of themselves and their fellow citizens.

OPINION | Thugs are in charge and on the offensive

The Guptas must be smiling all the way to their cash vaults. The £100,000 (R1.8m) monthly retainer they paid disgraced public relations firm Bell Pottinger for ...

OPINION | Party funding could blow our little minds

The South African Communist Party has added its tiny, croaking voice to those demanding more transparency around party funding, or at least factional funding.

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A video of transport minister Fikile Mbalula chatting to the passengers of a minibus taxi after the driver was arrested has gone viral. The driver allegedly attempted to bribe traffic police. Twitter users have applauded Mbalula for his efforts and hands-on approach.

Mbalula chats to passengers after taxi driver arrested for 'bribery'

A video of transport minister Fikile Mbalula chatting to the passengers of a minibus taxi after the driver was arrested has gone viral. The driver allegedly attempted to bribe traffic police. Twitter users have applauded Mbalula for his ...

City News

Beacon Bay outcry over cell tower proposal

A proposal to erect two cellphone tower masts in Grace Crescent and Sandpiper Road in Beacon Bay has been put forward ...

City’s power revenue drops by over R50m

Buffalo City Metro’s 2019/20 projected revenue for electricity sales has decreased by more than R50m, after the ...

Massive raw sewage spill affects part of ...

Thousands of litres of raw sewage spewed into the Nahoon River on Tuesday, leaving a stinking, concentrated slick of ...

Cameras fail to net crime

Different stories are being told why none of Buffalo City Metro’s CCTV cameras recorded a hit-and-run crime in which ...

R500k needed for repairs as hall ...

The vandalised NU10 community hall in Mdantsane will cost Buffalo City Metro (BCM) up to R500,000 in repairs after the ...

BCM has least murders but most sexual ...

Of all nine metros in South Africa, Buffalo City has shown the longest and most sustained decrease in its murder rate.

No respect for city’s cemeteries

East Londoners are too scared to visit city cemeteries to pay respect to their loved ones’ graves. That’s the shocking ...

Two more Bonza Bay beach knife muggings

Pristine Bonza Bay beach, one of East London’s mugging hot spots, claimed yet more victims this week when two women ...

Site of beauty falling into shoddy state

Buffalo Pass should be one of the shining lights of East London, but continues to be a site of some of the city’s most ...

Money-for-garbage a hit in EL

The first Eastern Cape-based Packa-Ching mobile buyback centre was launched at the Khaya Youth Community Development ...

DA in a froth as BCM shrugs off motion on ...

An animal rights motion criticising the East London zoo vanished from council on Wednesday in a move that angered DA ...

‘No swimming’ at Quenera due to sewage ...

East London residents, including the thousands of children who are enjoying school holidays, have been warned against ...

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Miss SA back home in EC

Tsolo-born Miss South Africa 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, was greeted by a large crowd of singing and dancing fans and friends ...

Sensory aid for better learning

Hudson Park Primary School’s foundation phase pupils have been using all their bottled-up energy on two new interactive ...

Revered healer going strong

Renowned spiritual healer and philanthropist MaNgconde Nomthunzi Mali continues to have such a profound impact that ...

Joy in restoring items from a bygone age

TV programmes have glorified the lives of “pickers”; those people, mainly Americans, who make a living off scouring ...

Eden’s drag cabaret to go out with a bang

After a 13-year friendship with drag cabarets, glitzy costumes and the fabulous, flamboyant men who wear them, Club ...

Young pilot is bringing light to learners ...

Having had to study by candle-light during his early schooling years, Eastern Cape-born pilot Sipho Mangesi is now on a ...

Business

Coega’s R2bn deals boost

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is also exploring the cultivation and processing of cannabis for the ...

How women juggle career demands, caring ...

LOU BILLETT is the chairperson of African Angels. What do you value most in people? Honesty, truthfulness and ...

BCM living up to its SMEs promise

Buffalo City Metro is living up to its promise of backing small and medium enterprises by sponsoring 20 East London ...

Plan to offer Magwa Tea to wider market

The Eastern Cape government is working on a plan that could eventually see the governmentowned Magwa Tea distributed ...

WATCH | EL to Asia undersea cable delayed

The much-anticipated undersea telecommunications cable that will link East London to Mauritius and India will be ...

Cannabis set to be ‘saviour plant’

Some of the most inaccessible regions of Transkei will become SA’s most valuable agricultural land, and overseas ...

Top speaker, author to share pitching ...

With little under a month to go before the Daily Dispatch’s Business Summit, which will focus on “The Corporate ...

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