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Ex-police clerk gets 53 years for stealing Madiba money

With just 26 days before the nation marks late iconic statesman Nelson Mandela’s centenary birthday celebrations on July 18, there has been a first criminal prosecution in ...

Politics

BREAKING | Reports of attempt on Zimbabwean ...

Reports have emerged that Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly survived a bomb blast at a ZANU-PF rally he was addressing in Bulawayo on ...

News

Cogta to assist with 14 EC municipalities

The Eastern Cape Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is set to intervene in 14 underperforming municipalities across ...

News

Cop arrested: wife shot dead at school

An Eastern Cape policeman allegedly shot and killed his school governing body member wife at Voorpos Primary School in Cambridge in East London on Friday. The shocking incident took place on the grounds of the school, shortly after it had closed. No ...
News

Five killed‚ six injured in two accidents

Five people have been killed and six others injured in two separate collisions in the Carletonville area‚ west of Johannesburg.
News

UPDATE | Reports of attempt on Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s life

Reports have emerged that Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly survived a bomb blast at a ZANU-PF rally he ...

News

Two foetuses found near EL high school

East London Police have opened an inquest docket after two foetuses were found dumped near the Greenpoint High School ...

News

Four people dead‚ five wounded in a shooting incident at men's hostel

Police have launched a manhunt for a group of armed gunmen who shot dead four people and wounded five others at the ...

Politics

Azapo campaign to free king Dalindyebo

The Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo) has launched their own bid to urge South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to ...

News

Young ‘general’ on a mission to fight crime

Meet the youngest “police general” – 14-year-old Andisiwe Sango of Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, who was sworn in as ...

News

Liquor company leads Eastern Beach clean-up

A Mexican beer brand, which has recently launched on the South African market, spearheaded a beach clean-up in East ...

Sport

Safa says Baxter is contracted to Bafana‚ and rumours are just rumours

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is contracted to the South African Football Association‚ and any rumour or ...

Sport /

Soccer World Cup is an honour to attend – even for a No 2 goalkeeper

SPONSORED | Being the understudy doesn’t mean it’s less of a big deal to represent your country, says former England ...

News

Woman in a panic over HIV meds

Access to state-provided HIV treatment has come under the spotlight after an East London woman vented her frustration, ...

Opinion

Why women should have more of a say in male rites of passage

Each year scores of boys from the amaXhosa nation take part in ulwaluko in the Eastern Cape province.

News

Two dead‚ 15 injured in collision between taxi and car

Two people were killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a mini-bus taxi and a car on the M39 in ...

News

Using his story to inspire

Doctor Masonwabe Makrexeni’s life is testimony that your background does not determine where you end up in life.

Opinion

OPINION | Who’s next in line, as EFF list of enemies grows post-Zuma

Martin Niemöller said this regretfully after World War 2: “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out, ...

Business

Residents up in arms over mine

Residents of two Whittlesea villages are up in arms over a company’s backtracking on an alleged R1-million agreement to ...

Business

Low probability of rotational load shedding for Saturday: Eskom

Power provider Eskom says there is a low probability of rotational load shedding on Saturday.

OPINION | Cyril may need pact with the devil

In February this year rumours of a possible state of emergency swirled as the ANC dispatched its top leaders to the Union Buildings to convince Jacob Zuma to ...

OPINION | Who’s next in line, as EFF list of enemies grows post-Zuma

Martin Niemöller said this regretfully after World War 2: “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a socialist. Then ...

Why women should have more of a say in male rites of passage

Each year scores of boys from the amaXhosa nation take part in ulwaluko in the Eastern Cape province.

Multimedia

WATCH | R65m boost for Dimbaza factories

Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati has announced a R65-million investment in the rehabilitation of factories in Dimbaza, along with a raft of infrastructure projects affecting road and rail links and housing.

City News

Illegal dumpsites piling up, as metro ...

Despite the recent BCMM Waste Indaba, where the reuse and recycling of waste was discussed, and a recent tender advert ...

Dispatch focuses on all metro wards

To improve the Daily Dispatch's news coverage of Buffalo City Metro, our City news desk is focusing on each of the ...

Trusted old hand takes helm in ward 18

The three main issues facing ward 18 are sewage leaks into the Nahoon and Ihlanza rivers, the condition of roads in the ...

BCM to host international investors for ...

Buffalo City Metro says it’s all systems go as they prepare to roll out the red carpet for more than 400 high-powered ...

WARNING | Power outage in East London CBD

This Saturday, June 23, BCM residents in the East London CBD  can expect a power outage from 6am to 6pm.

Car seat gifts give Frere moms a lift

Ten new mothers at Frere Hospital received free car seats for their children, courtesy of the Road Accident Fund.

MEC gives Facebook a chance

In a bid to make herself more accessible to the Eastern Cape public, newly appointed Health MEC Helen Sauls-August has ...

EL zoo firmly back on track

The infamous East London Zoo, which has in the past received harsh criticism from animal lovers over the treatment and ...

Builder comes to residents’ rescue

A good Samaritan has offered to build Tsaba Village residents in Tsholomnqa a community hall.

WATCH | Egoli protests erupt in chaos

Nine people were injured during the Egoli service delivery protests outside East London.

WATCH | Inside the dark‚ dank home where ...

Pink lace panties lay draped over a child’s colouring book stands as a jarring juxtaposition in a dank room where a ...

Sport

Mbenge conquers the world

Thulani Mbenge has arrived at the world stage. If there was any doubt he erased it in emphatic fashion when he knocked ...

Springboks will be World Cup contenders, ...

The Springboks will be strong contenders at next year's World Cup in Japan after recovering from two dismal seasons ...

Safa says Baxter is contracted to Bafana‚ ...

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is contracted to the South African Football Association‚ and any rumour or ...

Rassie is ‘on button with his plans’

Former Springbok captain and legend Jean de Villiers believes that Springbok rugby is heading in the right direction.

Boks to send them packing

The series is won‚ but the Springboks are determined to complete a 3-0 clean-sweep over England and extend their nearly ...

News

Two more EC initiates die and bogus ...

Two more initiates died this weekend in the Eastern Cape, increasing the death toll to five since the start of the ...

Cyril to unveil major EC boost

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in East London tomorrow for the official announcement of a major investment that will ...

OPINION | Cyril may need pact with the ...

In February this year rumours of a possible state of emergency swirled as the ANC dispatched its top leaders to the ...

SABC appoints new Group CEO and CFO

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Madoda Nxakwe as ...

Five killed‚ six injured in two accidents

Five people have been killed and six others injured in two separate collisions in the Carletonville area‚ west of ...

Three suspects bust for possession of ...

Two men and a woman have been arrested in Soweto‚ Johannesburg‚ for possession of an AK47 rifle and several police ...

Four people dead‚ five wounded in a ...

Police have launched a manhunt for a group of armed gunmen who shot dead four people and wounded five others at the ...

Lifestyle

KZN Youth Orchestra on first EL visit

As part of their Eastern Cape tour, the KZN Youth Orchestra will be performing at the East London Guild Theatre for the ...

Globally acclaimed group return to Arts

After a 10-year absence, Mthatha’s veteran playwright and theatre director Billy Dakada and his collective will be ...

Cassper flew economy for 'first time in 3 ...

Cassper Nyovest has worked hard enough to enjoy the best things in life but even he couldn't reason with himself enough ...

AKA 'still in love' with DJ Zinhle but ...

Well‚ the good news is AKA is still "in love" with DJ Zinhle‚ and DJ Zinhle is still good friends with AKA. But as for ...

Perfect timing for Nkunzi’s first gospel ...

Gospel singer Simthembile Nkunzi will take a leap of faith when he records his first live CD/DVD at the Guild Theatre ...

Sama winner to rock EL fans

Fresh from winning his first SA Music Award (Sama), multi-talented Samthing Soweto is bringing his neo-jazz, ...

Boxing Mecca

Mbenge conquers the world

Thulani Mbenge has arrived at the world stage. If there was any doubt he erased it in emphatic fashion when he knocked ...

Ndongeni eager to be the ‘Raging Bull’ in ...

Things could not be going better for Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni who is beginning to reap the rewards following a ...

It’s long time coming, but Konkco’s back

After more than a year on the sidelines, fight-starved IBO world mini-flyweight champion, Simpiwe Konkco, makes his ...

Mbenge's out to take tiger by tail

People  have always been divided on Thulani Mbenge’s prospects of being a future world champion. Some feel the ...

Chaotic meeting close to boiling point

The row between Eastern Cape boxing promoters is still very far from being resolved after a tumultuous meeting at a ...

Business

Cyril to unveil major EC boost

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in East London tomorrow for the official announcement of a major investment that will ...

Low probability of rotational load ...

Power provider Eskom says there is a low probability of rotational load shedding on Saturday.

World News

UPDATE | Reports of attempt on Zimbabwean ...

Reports have emerged that Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly survived a bomb blast at a ZANU-PF rally he ...

Number missing in Indonesia ferry ...

As many as 192 passengers could be missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia, the ...

WATCH | Python selfie puts Indian forest ...

An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with ...

Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda eyeing ...

Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda, who recently returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, said on Monday ...

Clashes halt oil loadings at major Libyan ...

The major Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday due to attacks by armed ...

Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp ...

News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, ...

Body of missing UK botanist Rachel ...

The body of 63-year-old British botanist Rachel Saunders‚ who had been missing since February‚ has been found‚ the ...

ICC court launches fund for C.Africa ...

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched a one-million-euro ($1.18-million) fund for victims of a militia ...

Rohingya refugees land in Myanmar as ...

Scores of Rohingya refugees leaving Bangladeshi camps by boat have accidentally returned to the crisis-hit area of ...

IS kills 45 pro-regime fighters in east ...

An offensive by the Islamic State jihadist group in eastern Syria has left at least 45 pro-regime fighters dead, a ...

Germany asks Trump envoy to clarify ...

Germany has asked the new US ambassador in Berlin, outspoken Trump loyalist Richard Grenell, to clarify his reported ...

Jordan’s PM submits resignation after ...

Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki submitted his resignation to King Abdullah on Monday, an official source said, to ...

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