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New village of death

Residents of an Eastern Cape village where eight women have either been hacked to death, or raped and then killed, in the past five years, are fleeing their homes.

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Storm over elephants move to zoo

Inkwenkwezi private game reserve near Chintsa has come under fire from environmental groups after giving two of its elephants to the Johannesburg Zoo ...

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ANC Engcobo councillor dies in a hail of bullets at his vehicle

An Eastern Cape ANC ward councillor was shot dead on Friday evening in the second attempt on his life in less than three weeks.

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iCollege students demand answers about their ...

Failure to read a scholarship contract before signing it, saw students of iCollege in East London fuming when they realised they were signed up as employees of SA companies.
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'Our young people are still not truly free,' says ...

Forty-three years after the Soweto uprisings, young people are still forced to fight a system that excludes them and locks them out of opportunities, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Sunday.
Boxing Mecca

Easy title win revives Baleni’s career

Siphamandla Baleni breathed massive life to his floundering career when he outscored Ayanda Ndulani to lift the vacant ...

Entertainment

Singer Tresor loves East London as second home

Smash hit, Sondela, took Congo-born musician Tresor and East London’s Msaki just two hours to write.

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AfriForum wants Zindzi Mandela fired for 'apartheid apologists' tweets

"Dear Apartheid Apologists, your time is over. You will not rule again. We do not fear you. Finally #TheLandIsOurs," ...

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Enraged community castrates, kills man accused of raping teenage girls

Community members apparently castrated and killed a man accused of being part of a gang who allegedly raped two girls, ...

Politics

ANC voters' minds have been 'arrested': Julius Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema said on Sunday that the minds of South Africans who voted the  ANC into power were “arrested”.

Opinion

OPINION | Youth unemployment a ticking time bomb

The panel discussions will be fiery and earnest. The rallies will be full. There will be food parcels. The television ...

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East London taxi driver hijacked, stabbed to death

An East London metered taxi driver was hijacked and killed and his body driven around for hours by his attacker in the ...

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Freeloading Komani politicos

Former Enoch Mgijima councillors and a manager at the municipality are reportedly living in municipal flats in Sunshine ...

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Outcry over elitist ‘kraal’

The Buffalo City Metro Development Agency has come under fire for approving the establishment of an elitist “exclusive ...

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Gogo, 105, dies before her home could be built

The 105-year-old Makhanda grandmother, whose sad story of not having a home touched the heart of a construction company ...

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Ramaphosa vows to tackle youth unemployment in June 16 address

Government has vowed to prioritise science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics at schools to equip the youth ...

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Tanzania 'in danger' following Ebola cases in neighbour Uganda

Tanzania's health minister issued an Ebola 'alert' Sunday after the disease, which has killed over 1,400 people in the ...

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103-year-old still waiting for a house

A 103-year-old Eastern Cape man who says he does not have much time left, only has one wish: to die and leave his ...

Lifestyle

US trip a chance to develop passion for mental health

While young people across the country will celebrate Youth Day on Sunday, Patisanani Tokwana will jet off to Los ...

Sport

Rain could wash away Proteas' World Cup hopes

Rain hammered down onto Sophia Gardens yesterday as South Africa warmed up for their training session with a game of ...

OPINION | Youth unemployment a ticking time bomb

The panel discussions will be fiery and earnest. The rallies will be full. There will be food parcels. The television shows will feature entrepreneurs from ...

OPINION | Time to flush out an overplayed Ace

The resignations of ANC MPs who missed out on undeserved cabinet positions opens a new front in the battle for control of state resources.

OPINION | End of the road for disgraced Dlamini

In the end, Bathabile Dlamini proved that she really does care about securing a regular income for SA’s unemployed. Well, one of them.

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The EFF’s lecture to commemorate the June 16 uprising was delayed by over three hours on Sunday to allow supporters time to pack the hall at the University of Fort Hare.

EFF president Julius Malema addresses supporters at June 16 lecture

The EFF’s lecture to commemorate the June 16 uprising was delayed by over three hours on Sunday to allow supporters time to pack the hall at the University of Fort Hare.

City News

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 ...

WATCH | Public toilets at beaches in ...

While scores of people are expected to flock to East London beaches during the school holidays, the appalling state of ...

Wildlife filmmaker Varty joins protest to ...

World-renowned South African conservationist and wildlife filmmaker John Varty is adding his voice – and those of his ...

Beach facilities fall apart

Just months after Buffalo City Municipality spruced up the city’s beaches for holidaymakers, complaints are circulating ...

BCM in court over city centre barriers

Two property companies have resorted to court in a bid to force Buffalo City Municipality to remove cement barriers ...

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Singer Tresor loves East London as second ...

Smash hit, Sondela, took Congo-born musician Tresor and East London’s Msaki just two hours to write.

Meat to please the fussiest father

Father’s Day is on Sunday and unless your dad is vegetarian, giving him some delicious grass-finished meat that he can ...

US trip a chance to develop passion for ...

While young people across the country will celebrate Youth Day on Sunday, Patisanani Tokwana will jet off to Los ...

EL outfit to dance the story of womanhood ...

Delving into the joys and struggles of being a woman, East London dance company DaySpring will perform an original ...

Mdantsane funnyman Tats Nkonzo ready to ...

Mdantsane-born comedian Tats Nkonzo is bringing his new show Cancelled to the Guild Theatre on Friday.

Youngsters take to the biggest stage in ...

A group of Eastern Cape Khoisan dancers and actors will showcase a production about the first Khoisan king, Khoebaha ...

Business

Early birds score with bestsellers

Early bird subscribers to 2019’s Daily Dispatch Business Summit will get to take home the business insights of Vusi ...

Absa confirms divorce is on time and on ...

The separation from Barclays is on track to be capital and cash-flow neutral

Banning Huawei would cost EU telcos up to ...

Banning Huawei and fellow Chinese equipment maker ZTE from Europe's roll-out of 5G telecom networks would cost EU ...

Rand weaker as US-China trade war hog the ...

The local currency lost ground after the US adopted a softer tone towards Chinese tech giant Huawei, which supported ...

EL company secures global green light

East London company Tarps&Canvas (T&C) was recently awarded an all-clear certificate by Australia’s National ...

Only 8% of South Africans speak English ...

IsiZulu is South Africa's most spoken language.

ANC to Cyril Ramaphosa: Halve the ...

The ANC has set an ambitious target for President Cyril Ramaphosa's government: halve the unemployment rate from 27% to ...

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