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Barber visit ends in kidnapping ordeal for UDM deputy president

A quick visit to the barber for a haircut for Wednesday’s presidential inauguration took a frightening turn when the UDM’s parliamentary leader and chief whip, Nqabayomzi ...

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A surreal moment as security officer gets keys to prize car

After years of entering the Daily Dispatch’s Win-A-Car competition, security officer Vuyile Senga finally achieved his dream of taking home a new ...

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Cultural event used to expose hardships facing TVET College ...

Through a theatre performance, King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College students exposed the hardships they and thousands of other beneficiaries of ...

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Doubt cast on source of cartridge found at ...

Doubt has been cast in East London’s regional court on whether a spent cartridge found at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane by a cleaner could have come from a firearm, allegedly fired by EFF leader Julius Malema during the party’s fifth ...
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Electricity vandals strike again, putting KSD under further financial strain

King Sabata Dalindyebo municipal bosses have warned that spending millions of rand on replacing damaged electricity ...

Local Heroes

Local heroes have a simple motto — love heals

Whether it is feeding the poor and hungry or watching couples walk down the aisle, nothing gives more joy and ...

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Academic explains why IEC results dashboard shows new numbers

The commission said it had updated the results dashboard to reflect combined totals of the national and regional ...

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Two construction workers injured as wall collapses in Walmer

When the brick wall he was plastering started toppling over, Daudi Abdul could do nothing but shout for his ...

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The Enyobeni Tavern tragedy

Ongoing coverage of the impact of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy, where 21 Eastern Cape children died.

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UFH ranked among world's top 2,000 universities for 2024

SPONSORED | The University of Fort Hare showed a remarkable ascent in the latest URAP World Rankings measuring academic ...

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BREAKING NEWS: UDM deputy president rescued after kidnapping in Cape Town

UDM deputy president Nqabayomzi Kwankwa has been rescued after being allegedly kidnapped on his way to the Cape Town ...

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Bail denied for kidnapping suspects

The East London magistrate’s court has denied bail for two men accused of kidnapping a teacher, while their two ...

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Fuel prices set to take another tumble in July, says AA

Unaudited mid-month fuel data from the Central Energy Fund is indicating a decrease in prices for all fuels in July, ...

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Numsa slams Mercedes plan to axe more than 700 jobs in Mzansi

The German car company plans to reduce production from three daily shifts to two due to declining global demand for its ...

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Suspect in bread truck double murder traced to day hospital by police

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the double murder captured on a bakery delivery truck’s dashcam in ...

Politics

IEC clarifies update to results dashboard

The Electoral Commission of South Africa has moved to clear up the confusion around its update to the election results ...

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Health department guilty of horrific medical neglect

The Bhisho high court has ruled that the health department must cough up damages for a child who was born with ...

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Boyfriend arrested after toddler found hanged from tree

On Father's Day on Sunday, a 35-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly hanging his girlfriend’s ...

Festival, where life and art coalesce

The thrill, the anticipation, drum roll, curtain up! It’s the National Arts Festival!

Safety of initiates is paramount

The winter initiation season is upon us and thousands of youths will undergo the important cultural rite of ulwaluko.

Well-aged wines remain the wiser option

The fashion of consuming young wines is producing consumers and producers who don’t know how to engage with properly mature ones, writes Michael Fridjhon

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Government should not interfere with people's lives.That is a view of Free Market Foundation CEO David Ansara.

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Amid the heated discussion over the export of South African livestock, Wednesday was a bustling day at the harbor in ...

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The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has raised the alarm over an infectious disease outbreak at a feedlot housing ...

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If BCM's town planning unit does not sharpen up, construction companies will migrate to municipalities that don’t take ...

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UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says he remains positive about his party’s future in the Eastern Cape and has issued a ...

Business

Stellantis cuts costs rather than turn ...

Stellantis will aggressively move to cut costs as competition from Chinese carmakers intensifies rather than use a ...

Strong demand for next-generation ...

Group says its data-led strategy delivered ahead of industry trends as it grew mobile service revenue

Transnet to procure renewable energy and ...

Ports authority says plants are part of plans to invest in climate-resilient infrastructure and to reduce energy costs

Eskom cuts R6bn off its diesel bill

But CEO Dan Marokane says notwithstanding the recent improvement in power station performance, load-shedding remains a ...

Mercedes-Benz says 700 jobs at East ...

Section 189 consultations will involve talks about transitioning from the current 3-shift model to a 2-shift model

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

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The fragrance of success

This may surprise everyone but the coffee aficionados: the beverage is second only to water in popularity. On ...

Africa

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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Stellantis cuts costs rather than turn ...

Stellantis will aggressively move to cut costs as competition from Chinese carmakers intensifies rather than use a ...

Formula 1 set to rock the streets of ...

The savage roar of the Oracle Red Bull Racing RB7 Formula One car will echo through Katherine Street in Sandton, ...

Honda to start selling micro-sized ...

Honda will start selling a micro-sized electric van targeted at Japan's delivery industry in October, the Japanese ...

DJ Sbu not ruling out the possibility of ...

"DJ Cleo is my brother and we created good music together."

Doja Cat hopes to 'drive action' at this ...

'We all have a part we can play to help end extreme poverty.'

How much the Mercedes-Benz CLE Coupé will ...

The Mercedes-Benz CLE Coupé has arrived in Mzansi. Announced last year as a replacement for the marque's two-doored ...

World

Canadian-led team finds ship that polar ...

A team of divers in Atlantic Canada has found the Quest, the ship on which renowned polar explorer Ernest Shackleton ...

G7 agrees on loan deal to support Ukraine ...

Leaders of the Group of Seven major democracies agreed on an outline deal on Thursday to provide $50 billion of loans ...

Some Russians make the cut for Paris ...

The first batch of Russian and Belarusian athletes have been cleared to compete at next month's Paris Olympics, with a ...

On warships in Cuba, Russia says West is ...

Russia said on Thursday that the US should not be nervous about Russian warships in Cuba but that the West appeared ...

Hunter Biden agrees to drop lawsuit ...

US President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, agreed to drop a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani and Giuliani's former lawyer ...

Greece closes more ancient tourist sites ...

Greece shut more ancient tourist sites in Athens on Thursday and elderly people took refuge at designated ...

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Boxing Mecca

Confusion reigns over XP Youth Month show

There is confusion over  whether the Xaba Promotions tournament scheduled for East London at the end of June will ...

EP boxing stakeholders protest against ...

Boxing stakeholders are up in arms over the decision by Boxing SA to close its satellite office in Gqeberha to ...

Amateur shows take centre stage amid ...

Amid a continuing dearth of professional boxing tournaments, boxing stakeholders have shifted focus by organising a ...

Long-serving boxing official booted as ...

A career spanning two decades laced with controversy as Boxing SA-Eastern Cape manager ended after Phakamile Jacobs was ...

Boxing SA board makes sweeping changes, ...

Boxing South Africa’s (BSA) newly-appointed board on Monday announced it had made some big moves, like booting out one ...