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Eastern Cape's speeding, drunk, reckless drivers leave a trail of death, despair

A motorist seen speeding towards oncoming traffic and overtaking 10 cars in East London while hurling insults at other road users is one of many incidents captured on video ...

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Registration issues cause further chaos at EC universities

Since Monday, mayhem has reigned at the University of Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu University around registration issues. On Friday, students clashed ...

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Heartbreak turned to joy for Dakar desert race finisher Taye ...

East London-born motorcyclist and top South African woman off-road enduro racer, Taye Perry,  was one of the first South African woman bikers to ...

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Court protects housing unit from EFF's protest ...

The vicious killing of Border Alliance Taxi Association (Bata) boss Siyabonga Tungu spilled over into the high court this week after residents of the Belgravia complex where he lived in East London went on the rampage, demanding better ...
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Killer virus outbreak comes at bad time for ...

The coronavirus outbreak that began in China and has now affected several eastern nations and the US is a relative of SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed more than 700 people globally in the early 2000s. To date, coronavirus ...
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Scholar transport cutbacks leave pupils stranded

More than 2,000 Eastern Cape pupils may have to find alternative ways to and from school because the provincial ...

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Dismay as five acquitted of killing tourist in Elliotdale

Five men accused of killing a British tourist in 2014 have been found not guilty by the Mthatha High Court. Jeremy ...

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CEO confident Yekani can get back on its feet

Yekani Manufacturing, the R1bn East London hi-tech company being put into liquidation by Standard Bank, might appear ...

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Qunu family shaken after son assaulted by men in black

A Qunu family has been left shaken and fearing for their lives after seven people claiming to be police officers ...

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Claims of political interference in filling of BCM job

A politically connected Mdantsane man was appointed to head the Buffalo City Metro’s youth directorate, allegedly ...

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High court orders EFF leader not to extort students

An EFF student command leader has been accused of extorting money from students applying for admission to  the Buffalo ...

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Hawks rescue two rural teens from ukuthwala

Two teenage girls were rescued from alleged forced marriages, or ukuthwala, in separate incidents this week. Policing ...

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Walter Sisulu campus blockade

Staff at Walter Sisulu University’s Butterworth campus were prevented from entering the premises on Wednesday by ...

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Makana to join Bhisho in appealing high court dissolution ruling

The Makana municipality intends, along with the provincial executive, appealing the judgment ordering the dissolution ...

School News

Hundreds of BCM pupils still without schools

As many as 1,000 pupils may not have a place in a Buffalo City Metro school. Hundreds of parents clamoured for places ...

School News

Battle to get boy into a school because his Lesotho reports are handwritten

All a desperate single mother wants is to see her only son, who is 10, don a uniform and go to school like other ...

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ADM defends direct payment of R11.7m to 74 companies

Broke Amathole district municipality paid R11.7m in state grant money to 74 companies in December, allegedly without ...

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Plea to refrain from avenging killing of horse-racing mogul Anele Luntinto

Anele Luntinto's champion race horses stood by his bullet-riddled body in its casket at his funeral. Their ears ...

OPINION | Everyone shirks responsibility after pupil drowns

The death by drowning almost 10 days ago of Enock Mpianzi while on a Grade 8 orientation camp with his new school, Parktown Boys High, at Nyati Bush and ...

DELORES KOAN: Bumf follows us like bug wee on the head

Bugs are weeing on us! Every umsinsi or coral tree is dripping  excretia. At first it feels like leftover drops because suddenly it never stops raining. Then ...

READER LETTER | Travellers' tips

Australia's consumer agency, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has examined hotel booking website Trivago and found that it is misleading in that ...

City News

'Dorchester Heights squatter camp has to ...

The increasing number of shacks built near East London's Hemingways Mall has raised the ire of businesses and ...

Quigney 'drug dens' demolished by new ...

Three houses suspected of being brothels and drugs in Quigney, East London  were demolished on Friday — but not without ...

Pensioner’s BCM account woes reflected ...

“Frustrating, draining and depressing” are just some of the words an East London pensioner uses to describe her ...

Residents angered over Jeff's Place ...

Buffalo City Metro political leadership has once again been accused of giving popular Mdantsane tavern Jeff’s Place ...

Cecilia Makiwane leaks make life a misery

Wastewater coming from Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane is posing a health hazard for scores of families in ...

Motorists left seething at BCM traffic ...

Motorists in Buffalo City are struggling to renew their licences at the traffic department, saying they are only ...

Mayor asks residents to help him clean up ...

The KSD municipality would only win its battle to clean up the filthy streets of  Mthatha if residents and businesses ...

Qumza Highway reopened to delight of ...

There were joyous scenes in Mdantsane on Tuesday when a section of the upgraded Qumza Highway was  reopened to the ...

Ceramicist gives back through art

Using arts to keep children off the streets and away from social ills, a King William’s Town ceramicist has been doing ...

Eastern Cape towns under air pollution ...

According to the World Health Organisation, more than seven million people die as a result of air pollution each ...

Former mayor steps in to give boardwalk ...

Large parts of the Gonubie boardwalk have been out of commission for months, but this week a former mayor of the small ...

Cabbage-raiding cattle were lawfully ...

Three Committees Drift farmers failed in their high court bid this week to get back 16 cattle that were impounded after ...

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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 ...

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5 reasons Kourtney Kardashian’s son's ...

Mason has about 68,000 TikTok followers in just a couple of days

WEEKENDER | ‘Plant the card, grow the ...

Spending most of her days mulching up recycled shredded paper and procuring and harvesting interesting seeds, East ...

Cassper Nyovest 'under fire'? Never!

Cassper is not "under fire" ... "wait for it! It's coming!"

Hugh Masekela's son pens heartfelt note ...

"There is no rhyme or reason to it. It doesn’t hurt more. It doesn’t hurt less. What intensifies is the love."

Gospel artist Nathi Sithole in shock ...

"One was carrying a firearm and threatened to shoot me. I was alone and scared to death"

How’s your driving? Break these bad ...

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Boxing Mecca

Boxing SA intervenes in boxing tournament ...

Boxing SA has confirmed that its Eastern Cape provincial manager Phakamile Jacobs will be in charge of the weigh-in ...

January ruling expected in Rakhimov ...

After a veil of secrecy over the status of Duncan Village boxer Azinga Fuzile’s appeal, it has been revealed the ...

How I lost to Casimero — Tete

Boxing fans are still in disbelief over East London hero Zolani Tete’s knockout defeat to Filipino Johnriel Casimero ...

Tete risks lone EC world title in UK

Eastern Cape’s lone world boxing champion Zolani Tete will risk his WBO bantamweight crown against Filipino Johnriel ...

Nqothole banks on homecoming bout for ...

Although Sikho Nqothole’s homecoming bout in Mthatha on Saturday may have been overshadowed by the weight scandal of ...

Business

Entrepreneur uplifting Kidd’s Beach ...

TED KEENAN Entrepreneur Madoda Tshokotshi grew up in Sandile village, near Kidds Beach, south of East London. As a ...

How to hit productivity dips for a six

If business owners could have their way, January and February might be wiped off the work calendar, and in a stroke of ...

Free Uber rides for EL job seekers

East London job-seekers will be able to benefit from a new initiative from Uber through which they can access free ...

Yekani closure ends EL's 4IR dream

Yekani Manufacturing has closed its doors, potentially putting 500 skilled workers out on the street. YM, part of the ...

Love for children is step one

Ring-a-Roses creche founder Rosemary Long said the most important factor when starting a creche is a love  for ...

‘ANC should be biased towards black ...

The ANC-led SA government should be biased towards black businesses, according to Eastern Cape Chamber of Business ...

Mining houses want to go it alone on ...

In a heavy blow this week, Eskom pushed the button on stage 6 load-shedding, halting operations at South African mines, ...

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