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Elections 2024

All the latest news, view and coverage of the 2024 general elections. Follow Daily Dispatch online and on our social media channels for up-to-the-minute news from the ...

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WSU students might lose their chance to vote

Thousands of Walter Sisulu University students, mostly first time voters, might miss their opportunity to cast their votes tomorrow if the decision ...

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Authorities give in to demands after violent taxi blockade

Police had confiscated almost 50 firearms. Most were seized from guards and taxi owners at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha where they ...

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WSU’s Mthatha campus closed amid student ...

Walter Sisulu University’s Mthatha campus has been closed effective immediately All students in both university and private residences have been given until 10am on Tuesday to vacate the campus premises. In a communiqué to staff and students ...
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Let the election battle begin

  While most of the major political parties contesting elections in the Eastern Cape say they are ready to unseat ...

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New government must hit the ground running, says business sector

The business sector has called for the incoming government to be quick on its feet in addressing issues faced by the ...

Local Heroes

Driven by a passion to assist autistic children

East London teacher Nicolene Botha’s love for autistic children started in 1997 when she applied for a temporary ...

Entertainment

Umtiza Festival growing by leaps and bounds

The first weekend of the Umtiza Arts Festival was as full as its programme, with sold-out shows and packed parking ...

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The Enyobeni Tavern tragedy

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

School News /

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 ...

Boxing Mecca

Masamba blames Sanabo for shattered Olympic dream

Crestfallen SA Olympic boxing hopeful John Masamba is at home watching the last leg of the ongoing Olympic ...

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WSU students accused of participating in taxi blockade

Walter Sisulu University has accused its students of participating in the shutdown that was organised by taxi ...

Politics

LISTEN | ANC facing 'one of its most critical elections' since democracy: Nomvula ...

ANC first deputy secretary-general Nomvula Mokonyane says the party is facing "one of its most critical elections" ...

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NSFAS to take over payment of student allowances by September as it tries to cut out ...

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme plans to begin paying allowances directly into university students’ bank ...

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Ramaphosa criticised for 'using family meeting' to put ANC in good light

President Cyril Ramaphosa has come under fire after his address to the nation on Sunday, with many accusing him of ...

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Mabuyane slams Mthatha violence, seeks military assistance

Anarchy won’t be tolerated and those involved will face the full might of the law, Eastern Cape premier Oscar ...

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Nine WSU students in hospital after being hit by rubber bullets in clash with police

At least nine students from Walter Sisulu University’s Mthatha campus were rushed to Mthatha Regional Hospital after ...

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Shots fired at police during Eastern Cape taxi shutdown, five arrests

Police have deployed officers from public order policing, the national intervention unit and tactical response team to ...

Taxi operators can’t be allowed to hold province to ransom

Anarchy will not be tolerated. This was the message from Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane on Monday when the province found itself yet again at the mercy of ...

WEALTHSMITH | What happens when someone dies without a will

A client of mine, whose husband died recently without having a will in place, is now stuck with trying to get lawyers involved to speed up the process of ...

Transparency essential in BCM’s financial affairs

With the prevalence of fraud and corruption in all spheres of government, and the countless broken promises by those in power, citizens have become more vocal ...

DispatchLIVE Podcasts

LISTEN | Foundation calls for individual ...

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

LISTEN | NSPCA has serious concerns over ...

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

LISTEN | NSPCA raises alarm over ...

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

LISTEN | Long and desperate property ...

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

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 ...

Business

MTN to offer another 7% to Ugandan ...

MTN has been localising ownership in a number of its operating countries to comply with licensing requirements

FREE TO READ | Infrastructure challenges ...

Load-shedding has resulted in a huge mitigation response focusing on solar installations, and some municipal projects ...

Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman to retire

Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman will retire next year after 14 years at the helm of South Africa's third-biggest ...

Tesla’s Musk says he opposes US tariffs ...

Tesla founder Elon Musk told tech investors in Paris on Thursday he opposed US tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, an ...

Why Suzuki is gaining traction in the ...

Used car sales grew 7% year-on-year in April 2024 with sales amounting to R11.7bn. While this looks to indicate a ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

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

White House moves to protect US solar ...

The White House on Thursday said it would protect domestic solar factories from Chinese competition by scrapping a ...

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 ...

Lifestyle

Umtiza Festival growing by leaps and ...

The first weekend of the Umtiza Arts Festival was as full as its programme, with sold-out shows and packed parking ...

WATCH | Ignition TV Buyer's Guide

Join the Ignition TV Buyer's Guide team as they go in search of a fuel-efficient vehicle with plenty of space for a ...

Junior Khanye bags reality TV show

'I knew the title would make people interested in what I've got to say.'

'It was magic' — Lira reflects on her ...

Lira excited about making her comeback on stage.

Singer Mawhoo spends millions building ...

Singer Mawhoo reveals how much she spent building her mother a house.

New Jeep Avenger 4xe breaks cover with ...

Jeep on Wednesday revealed its new Avenger 4xe subcompact crossover SUV. Joining its front-wheel drive electric and ...

World

WATCH | In Russia at war, children swap ...

Fourteen-year-old Russian schoolboy David learnt something new this month: firing accurately with a Kalashnikov is ...

Schumacher’s family win compensation for ...

Michael Schumacher's family has secured €200,000 (R3.96m) compensation from the publishers of a German magazine that ...

Kenyan climber found dead on Everest ...

Kenyan climber Cheruiyot Kirui was found dead on Thursday after he attempted to summit Everest on Wednesday.

WATCH | Kirin’s electric spoon leaps from ...

Japanese drinks giant Kirin Holdings will start selling an electrified spoon that researchers claim can promote ...

Mohammad Mokhber set to be named as ...

Here are key facts about Mohammad Mokhber, 68, Iran's first vice president who, based on the country's constitution, is ...

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in ...

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister were killed in a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain and ...

Sport

Boxing Mecca

Masamba blames Sanabo for shattered ...

Crestfallen SA Olympic boxing hopeful John Masamba is at home watching the last leg of the ongoing Olympic ...

Nqothole returns from Mexico crying ...

Mthatha boxer Sikho Nqothole will arrive back in the country on Tuesday with a heavy heart after claiming he was ...

Alungile Nqebe shows her class as a ...

Though Alungile Nqebe was used to having physical altercations with young girls — and sometimes even boys — while ...

Tyirha chases Kandulo rematch

Plans are in motion for former world-rated junior-flyweight Nhlanhla Tyirha to get a rematch against Malawian ...

Olympics blow as SA fail to send boxers ...

SA boxing’s Olympic drought is set to continue after the country’s amateur body confirmed that it will not send ...