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Smaller family Christmas gatherings in store this year

Family time and less travel. That's the forecast for the festive season this year.

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Orphaned Eastern Cape girls traded for money and cows

Orphaned girls as young as 14 are being abducted and forced by their relatives into marriages with old men in exchange for money and cows. The  ...

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BREAKING | Eastern Cape axe family murder suspect apprehended in ...

A man has been arrested in connection with the brutal slaying of six family members in the Elliotdale area earlier this week. The arrest of the man ...

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Petrol down, diesel up in December

Fuel price changes in December will depend on what fuel your vehicle uses.

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Crazed axe killer chops mom, 5 small kids to death

Scattered on the floor of the shack where six members of the same family were hacked to death were photographs of all ...

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Daily Dispatch home fitness competition: win one of five Trojan Power 1.0 gyms

Daily Dispatch is giving away five home gym equipment sets to five lucky subscribers.

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Crime-hit EL post office forced to close

The oldest post office in East London has been forced to close because of repeated theft and vandalism. Ward 19 ...

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Bongani Fuzile appointed Daily Dispatch deputy editor

Multi-award-winning journalist Bongani Fuzile has been appointed deputy editor of the Daily Dispatch.

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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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Traditional leaders tell parents to plan for initiation in defiance of Cogta ban

The impasse between traditional leaders and government over reopening initiation schools nationally ramped up on ...

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Agriculture the one bright spot in bleak economic landscape, says finance MEC

A crippling economic meltdown caused by the Eastern Cape's long-standing structural challenges and sharply ...

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A thousand pupils shivering in the cold as Covid exposes government neglect

A Ugie school blighted by prefab classrooms dating back to 1980 has been  closed by the Joe Gqabi district ...

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West Bank, where BCM neglect and residents’ depression meet and hold hands

West Bank has every potential to be something special.  But, as with most things, for potential to be realised ...

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Wear your masks, keep your distance and sanitise, Mkhize says as shoppers hit Black ...

Health minister Zweli Mkhize has cautioned shoppers to be careful because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Politics

Senior MP feared for Pravin Gordhan as EFF MPs charged towards him

National Assembly house chairperson Grace Borotho says she was scared that EFF MPs would beat up or even stab public ...

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Son, 16, discovered nightmare scene of mom and 5 children killed with axe near Coffee Bay

The 16-year-old first-born son of the woman slain along with her other children in Kwaaiman near Ellitodale and ...

TOM EATON | A mystery of monolithic proportions, or are aliens just messing with us?

The discovery of the Utah monolith has got us all guessing and dreaming up weird and wonderful cosmic theories

CONSUMERLIVE | How to sniff out a fraudster & beware buying goods online via instant EFT

Use of instant EFT services may see consumers give up their rights of recourse and any legal protection in the event of fraud and subsequent loss suffered.

Is this the end of unhappiness for the ‘Happy People’?

It’s been a terrible six years, but a return to happy days for the once “Happy People” seems to be on the card

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In a defiant display at the state capture inquiry on November 5 2020, former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni revealed the name of a protected witness directly after deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo warned her to keep his identity concealed. On November 27, Zondo instructed the commission's legal team to assist in laying a criminal charge against former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni.

Zondo instructs criminal charge against Dudu Myeni for unmasking Mr. X: How it unfolded

In a defiant display at the state capture inquiry on November 5 2020, former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni revealed the name of a protected witness directly after deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo warned her to keep his identity ...

Business

Pepkor reports market share gains as ...

Retail group Pepkor Holdings says its focus on discount and affordable clothing has resulted in substantial market ...

South Africa descends deeper into junk ...

South Africa was sunk deeper into junk status on Friday, receiving a double bill of ratings downgrades from both ...

JSE faces mixed Asian markets ahead of ...

There is the possibility SA may be downgraded deeper into junk status in ratings decisions later, while sentiment is ...

Oil slips amid demand fears, stimulus ...

US oil prices slipped on Friday, dropping for a second day as concern mounted about the hit to demand from the surge in ...

Gold dips on US stimulus uncertainty

Gold prices fell on Friday after US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin called for an end to some of the Federal ...

Keeping the wolves from the door

“If the Covid-19 tide is threatening to wash away a business, the owner or owners need to sit back, relax, have a cup ...

Nationalising Reserve Bank will create ...

A private member’s bill has been introduced by EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu proposing the nationalisation of the Bank ...

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Makhadzi to Master KG: 'Congratulations ...

'Jerusalema' hitmaker is deserving of the awards he's received and more!

Top gospel muso Dumi Mkokstad to record ...

Award-winning gospel singer Dumi Mkokstad will be recording his live DVD at the Guild Theatre in East London on ...

WATCH | Ndlovu Youth Choir team up with ...

The song is sung in six official South African languages - English, Setswana, Sesotho, isiZulu, isiNdebele and sePedi.

WATCH | Somizi regains confidence in his ...

"I am glad I stuck to my guns ... Now I can boldly say my book is good and legit."

Katlego Maboe’s estranged wife Monique ...

Monique joined Rachel Kolisi and the Kolisi Foundation’s efforts to make available information about where to get help ...

O Lord, won’t you buy me a neon ...

Black Badge Neon Nights limited edition is a collectable for fans of bright hues

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World

Cyclone Nivar tears down power lines, ...

A severe cyclone slammed into India's southern coast early on Thursday, uprooting trees and power lines, but there was ...

Disney to layoff about 32,000 workers in ...

Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday it would layoff 32,000 workers, primarily at its theme parks, an increase from the ...

Out of Covid isolation, British PM to ...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a news conference on Thursday to explain local Covid-19 restrictions, ...

US Supreme Court backs religious groups ...

The US Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's ...

Trump pardons former adviser Flynn, who ...

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded ...

Tokyo governor asks bars, restaurants to ...

Bars and restaurants in Japan's capital of Tokyo will be asked to close early in a bid to halt coronavirus infections, ...

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Stinking truth - A DispatchLIVE special investigation series

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

Row over judging of boxing bout ‘by ...

SA boxing has been plunged into more controversy after it was claimed that an unlicensed person was allowed to judge ...

'Judge trainers on merit, not skin colour'

Boxing manager Luis slams 'unfair' criticism of Mtolo.

Boxing bubble felt like trip abroad for ...

Well-travelled boxing trainer Damien Durandt says the seven days he spent in the bio-bubble at Emperors Palace with his ...

Boxing is back: BSA’s acting CEO Cindy ...

Boxing is back! That is how delighted Boxing SA’s acting CEO Cindy Nkomo reacted to the letter of approval from sport ...

Boxing SA has plans for Lejaka replacement

Boxing SA chair Peter Ngatane says a succession plan is in place to appoint new CEO after Tsholofelo Lejaka’s ...

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