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Woman arrested for possession of drugs worth R3m

A 36-year-old woman travelling on a bus from Bloemfontein to East London was arrested by flying squad members after allegedly being found with R3m worth of drugs. The ...

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WATCH | Community leaders point BCM to Nahoon sewage spill at ...

The major sewage spill in the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve and marine protected area was pinpointed on Sunday by leading members of the community to ...

Politics

Zuma meets MK leaders in East London

Eastern Cape uMkhonto weSizwe party leaders, who had been waiting for former president Jacob Zuma in Gqeberha, rushed to East London for a meeting ...

Sport

Both Border teams suffer half-century hidings

After this weekend's results, it is safe to say that Border Rugby’s unlucky number is 57, as both their women's and men's teams suffered big defeats, conceding the same amount of points.
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Celebrity bodyguard denies paying kickbacks to UFH officials

Celebrity bodyguard and businessman Anwar Khan has denied allegations that his company, Pentagon Company Group, paid ...

Politics

IEC promises 'smooth' elections in the Eastern Cape

The Independent Electoral Commission in the Eastern Cape has moved to ensure political parties of smooth elections come ...

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Mob attack horror victims ‘were suspected stock thieves’

Fed-up villagers say that the beaten, hacked and burnt bodies of five men found while still ablaze in the back of an ...

Sport

Tourism influx expected with city to host 2027 Cricket World Cup matches

Buffalo City’s business sector is already planning ahead for an influx of tourists, with expectations of huge ...

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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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State to oppose bail for AKA’s bodyguard in Fort Hare case

The state is opposing the release on bail of late rapper Kiernan AKA Forbes’ bodyguard, Anwar Khan, and another ...

Politics

End of the road for several Eastern Cape ANC MPLs

Several senior Eastern Cape ANC MPLs will not return to the legislature after being left off the party’s provincial ...

Entertainment

‘Sarafina!’ coming to the Guild

On the cusp of SA’s general elections, the Sonwa Sakuba Insitute for the Performing Arts will perform the iconic ...

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Chance to drive away in a new car

In just more than seven weeks, a lucky Dispatch reader will own a new Suzuki S-Presso Mini-SUV, as the coveted Daily ...

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Ernest Khosa resigns as NSFAS board chair

Ernest Khosa has resigned as chairperson of the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, higher education ...

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Luke Fleurs’ dad wants to see son's alleged killers ‘face to face’ in court

Luke Fleurs’ father Theo says he wants to be in court on Friday to see the alleged hijackers and killers of his son ...

Politics

Parliament considers election of Mapisa-Nqakula's replacement

Parliament is considering the election of a new speaker to fill the vacancy left by corruption-charged Nosiviwe ...

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WATCH | Scenes from the memorial for Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs

The memorial for slain Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs was attended by players of the club, management, technical ...

No answers for families two years on as Enyobeni inquest postponed again

Several family members of the Enyobeni tavern tragedy victims took their seats in the Mdantsane regional court on Monday for the start of a weeklong inquest ...

BEHIND THE NEWS | Welcoming Dispatch staff made things exciting for this nervous budding journalist

Entering a newsroom as a student, with no experience in reporting, is overwhelming. Gaining work experience at the Daily Dispatch excited me greatly, but ...

The simplicity and charm of Die Plaaskind Padstal

There is nothing like a slice of toast with some butter and marmite when you are famished — or a humble pot of soup and bread shared among friends.

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Former Bafana midfielder Stanton ‘Stiga’ Fredericks on Arena Sports Show EP14

In the 14th episode of the Arena Sports Show, presenter Clauiee Grace Mpanza, regular guests Sizwe ‘Click Click Bang’ Mabena and Mahlatse Mphahlele are joined by former Bafana, Pirates, Chiefs and SuperSport playmaker Stanton Fredericks, ...

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LISTEN | UDM growing stronger in Eastern ...

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

PODCAST: LISTEN | History in the making

Darron Mann talks to Eastern Cape DA leader Andrew Whitfield about the party’s call for the devolution of police ...

LISTEN | Infant freed from shallow grave ...

Daron Mann speaks with Provincial Health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo in this episode, and provides us with an update.

LISTEN | Mabuyane highlights achievements ...

In this exclusive episode, he chats to Ted Keenan about the six targets that, if hit, would see the country shed the ...

LISTEN | BCM's history lesson questioned

The Buffalo City Metro Development Agency has been left with an egg on its face after it put up incorrect information ...

Business

East London retailers feel cold wind as ...

With municipal costs now higher than rent, a number of shops in Vincent Mall are mulling whether they can afford to ...

Small businesses want bigger slice of BCM ...

Business leaders want to challenge the way tenders are decided in the metro to ensure more work comes to small ...

Global smartphone market set to rebound ...

Global smartphone shipments are expected to rebound 3% this year as easing inflation aids a demand recovery in emerging ...

SARB keeps rates on hold and hints at ...

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announced the repo rate will remain at 8.25% at a monetary policy ...

East London Industrial Development Zone ...

When East London Industrial Development Zone extends all the way to Ntabozuko it will certainly mean a boost to the ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

SPONSORED | The business events industry’s vital role in revitalising the economy is undeniable, highlighting the need ...

Central banks use AI to assess ...

Central bankers said on Tuesday they have broken new ground by using artificial intelligence to collect data for ...

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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'Please keep me in your prayers' — Gospel ...

"No matter what happens after the opperation, whether or not I walk again, I'm very strong, the voice is still there."

DELORIS KOAN | Rock n roll of the inner ...

What is Southern rock 'n roll? It took me 53 years to get an idea. I found a 1990s YouTube clip of Graham Nash, of ...

Former broadcaster making his mark on a ...

When he chose to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, Siphiwo Nzawumbi’s main goal was to use his voice in aid of ...

AT THE BEACH | I’m a tad more afraid of ...

Exostosis. Now there is a swear word. “An exostosis is a benign [non-cancerous] bone tumour [glad about that]. The ...

New Ford Tourneo touches down in South ...

The new-generation Ford Tourneo has arrived in Mzansi offering increased practicality, stronger performance and more ...

WEEKENDER | Where luxury and nature meet ...

Nestled between two cities lies the stunning Nyosi Wildlife Reserve, which offers luxurious and stylish accommodation.

World

Island discovered by Captain Cook ...

In the remote town of Burgeo on the east coast of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, some residents ...

Israeli military withdraws most ground ...

The Israeli military has withdrawn all ground troops from the southern Gaza Strip except for one brigade, a military ...

Putin and Ramaphosa discuss Ukraine, ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin briefed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa by phone on the situation in Ukraine, ...

WATCH | Four bloodied suspects appear in ...

Russia has charged four men it claims attacked a Moscow concert hall, killing at least 130 people and wounding more ...

Britain’s King Charles ‘frustrated’ by ...

Britain's King Charles is "frustrated" by the pace of his recuperation from cancer, his nephew Peter Phillips said on ...

INSIGHT | Iran and allies worry US troops ...

Sources say Hezbollah and military chief from Tehran met to discuss keeping a rein on their forces

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Boxing Mecca

Delight as Duncan Village boxers pass ...

The handlers of world-acclaimed Duncan Village boxers breathed a collective sigh of relief when they passed dope ...

Row over Thunzi-Mputhi title clash

Has the newly appointed sanctioning committee started on the wrong footing in executing its duties by disregarding a ...

Eastern Cape boxing grant returns amid ...

The delay in the resumption of Eastern Cape boxing development funding has finally been resolved with the first of the ...

Fuzile, Berman mend rift, reunite for ...

A lengthy rift between former world title challenger Azinga Fuzile and top SA boxing promoter Rodney Berman has been ...

Nontshinga in historic world title ...

SA’s lone major world boxing champion Sivenathi “Special One” Nontshinga will add another feather to his cap when he ...