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Eastern Cape produces own mealie meal

The Eastern Cape's own brand of mealie meal, produced and processed at a small milling plant in Mqanduli, can now be found in several shops across the province.

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Boy dies after ‘self initiation’

A 15-year-old boy who circumcised himself with a bread knife has died.The death of the youth, who apparently acted due to peer pressure, plus the ...

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Dutywa beauty to fly SA flag in Miss Heritage Global

Eastern Cape beauty Nobenathi Ncwana, who is the reigning Miss Heritage SA 2018, has been selected to represent the country and compete in the Miss ...

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Bold plans for Ebuhlanti unpacked

Popular East London hang-out spot, Ebuhlanti, will soon be open to other businesses when Buffalo City Metro Development Agency opens a bidding system for those who want to make money in the park.
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Mthatha mulls penalties for dumping

If city bosses could have their way, Mthatha residents who are caught for illegal dumping could find themselves tried ...

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Villagers accuse Kupelo’s dogs of killing 23 sheep

A pack of five dogs belonging to health department provincial spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo has been accused of invading a ...

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WATCH | Ramaphosa's 'vosho' keeps #youthday lit

President Cyril Ramaphosa showed off his best dance moves to entertain a crowd in Polokwane on June 16 2019 ahead of ...

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Taxi drivers live in fear, suspect a syndicate is targeting them

Metered taxi drivers in East London are living in fear following the killing of a colleague in the early hours of ...

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Public pilfers prison produce

With cool-as-a-cucumber nonchalance, people are taking advantage of weak palisade fencing around the West Bank prison ...

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Two EC men arrested for allegedly raping 75-year-old woman

Two young men were arrested for allegedly raping a 75-year-old woman in Willowvale, Eastern Cape over the weekend, ...

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Father, son and neighbour shot dead in home invasion

A 42-year-old father and his 17-year-old son were brutally gunned down while fighting off a group of armed suspects who ...

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40 people perish in road carnage over long weekend

About 40 people perished on SA roads while dozens suffered injuries in what has been described as one of the "bloodiest ...

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Couple spreads ‘money for jam’ skills to KWT

As unemployment continues to leave a bitter taste in already poverty-stricken communities, a British pensioner couple ...

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Men need courage to reach out and accept help

Men should seek counselling and talk to trusted individuals when they are going through marital difficulties.

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WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

Here is your detailed five day weather forecast for some cities in the Eastern Cape. 

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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iCollege students demand answers about their ‘jobs’

Failure to read a scholarship contract before signing it, saw students of iCollege in East London fuming when they ...

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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Nomangesi Xwala held back tears as she recalled how she had been forcefully removed from an RDP house by a 35-year-old man in Phakamisa South, outside King William’s Town this week.

Gogo put out of home amid housing list chaos

Nomangesi Xwala held back tears as she recalled how she had been forcefully removed from an RDP house by a 35-year-old man in Phakamisa South, outside King William’s Town this week.

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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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Fans demand DJ Fresh return to Metro FM ...

Angry fans have threatened to boycott the station if their demands are not met.

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.

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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