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Age verification of victims delays child porn accused’s case

A 52-year-old n East London man, one of 27 people across SA who are alleged  to be part of a group of online child sexual predators, appeared in the East London ...

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Pupil, 17, from Dikeni village, attacked with machete

A grade 12 pupil from Emdeni High School ran for his life as boys from a nearby village mercilessly attacked him with a machete on Friday ...

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One dead, four injured in latest Eastern Cape crash

One person was killed and four injured in a collision between a Toyota Fortuner SUV and a sedan that collided on the Ziphunzana Bypass in East ...

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Principal and teacher suspended at KwaBhaca school

The principal and a teacher from  the Makaula Senior Secondary School have been suspended, the provincial education department  has confirmed. Spokesperson Malibongwe Mtima said the allegations against the two staff members of the KwaBhaca ...
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'Allegations have not been proven': Treasury on VBS Mutual Bank allegations against Dondo ...

The National Treasury says allegations of a R1m payment made against former director-general Dondo Mogajane in the VBS ...

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Former VBS CFO Phillip Truter's release on parole causes a stir

Former VBS Mutual Bank CFO Phillip Truter's release from prison on parole after serving three years and six months for ...

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Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer Luyanda Botha to stand trial for decade-old attempted rape case

Convicted killer Luyanda Botha on Tuesday failed to persuade the Wynberg magistrate's court to strike a previous ...

Politics

MK Party's case to proceed, says Electoral Court

The case by the MK Party to set aside the election must be argued before the Electoral Court — despite an attempt by ...

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The Enyobeni Tavern tragedy

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

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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 ...

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Policeman killed, 7 wounded in shoot-out with 20 robbers

 A police constable and several colleagues who had just left a murder scene where a prominent businessman had been ...

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Marine alert after 44 shipping containers lost at sea

Marine warnings have been issued for 44 shipping containers which toppled off mega container ship CMA CGM Benjamin ...

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Dikeni murder accused claim police assaulted them

The couple accused of kidnapping a Dikeni teen who was found after a six-day search, have claimed that police ...

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Highway Mall tenants frustrated with delays in renovations

Tenants at the ageing Mdantsane Highway Mall have accused the building’s owner, the Eastern Cape Development ...

Politics

Bhisho committee happy with schools’ progress

While opposition parties at the Bhisho legislature raised serious concerns about the state of infrastructure in ...

Local Heroes

Komani teen’s flower fundraiser blossoms for orphanage

Komani teenager Joanna du Toit sold 500 bouquets of flowers from her family farm, raising R16,000 towards food, toys ...

Sport

Funding impasse triggers fears for Eastern Cape sport

Sports structures in the Eastern Cape could find themselves in a dark place and struggling for resources to operate ...

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Barbara Creecy vows to stabilise South Africa's transport system

Transport minister Barbara Creecy says her first task in her new position is to stabilise the transport system and make ...

OFF TRACK | It’s your 67 minutes to do something seen or unseen

What would Nelson Mandela say about our environment? This is what local activists are saying as people gear up to give 67 minutes of their time to the SA ...

Chickens finally coming home to roost at Komani stadium

After the unveiling of the Lesseyton Stadium outside Komani in 2021 by the Enoch Mgijima municipality, there was an outcry and condemnation of the facility by ...

It’s time councillors tightened their own belts

Just before elections, a mere 47 days ago, Buffalo City Metro mayor Princess Faku announced the municipality’s financial recovery plan was working so well that ...

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‘We want to win everything’: midfielder Aubrey Modiba as he reflects on life at Sundowns

In the 26th episode of the Arena Sports Show, presenter Clauiee Grace Mpanza and regular guest Sizwe Mabena are joined by Mamelodi Sundowns and Baana Bafana star midfielder Aubrey 'The Postman’ Modiba. Modiba speaks about his ’inverting ...

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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

ECDC export symposium on the doorstep

Excitement is rising as the province gets ready to host its sixth annual Export Symposium on August 21 and 22 at the ...

Capitec expects first-half earnings to be ...

An improvement in both the credit impairment charge and credit loss ratios boosted earnings in the first half

Pfizer moves forward with once-daily ...

The new drug is part of the second generation of weight-loss pills under development

Autozone in business rescue

AutoZone, one of the largest private automotive parts suppliers in southern Africa, has voluntarily applied for ...

Tesla investors in court bid to ward off ...

The amount appears ‘exceedingly disproportionate and outlandish’, Nathan Chiu, a shareholder from New Jersey, wrote in ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

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

R9m surfs into East London with Waveski ...

The 10-day World Waveski Surfing Championships, heading for its finale on Sunday at Nahoon Reef, has attracted over ...

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 ...

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'Promoters appreciate my skills' — DJ ...

"I feel like my talent is the one that speaks the language the promoters understand, rather than my physical ability."

New Audi A5 revealed with fresh styling ...

Audi on Tuesday unveiled its new A5 line-up. A replacement for the A4 range, the new A5 will be available as a sedan ...

Portuguese 'DJ priest' plays upbeat tunes ...

Portuguese priest Guilherme Peixoto rose to fame playing electronic dance music near his church in a tiny Portuguese ...

New Citroën C3 Aircross launched in ...

The India-built compact SUV represents a major saving over its European-sourced predecessor

Keep winter chills at bay with hot ...

For some, winter is the most dreaded season and has the potential to turn even the biggest social butterflies into ...

WATCH | Ignition TV reviews the 2024 ...

Join Ignition TV presenter Gugu Masuku as he test drives the stylish new Jaecoo J7.

World

Storm Beryl kills three, knocks out power ...

Tropical Storm Beryl brought howling winds and torrential rain to southeast Texas on Monday, killing at least three ...

Trump predicts Biden will stay in ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he expected President Joe Biden to remain in the race for the White ...

Far right bids for power as France holds ...

France voted on Sunday in a parliamentary run-off election that will reconfigure the political landscape, with opinion ...

Romanian court eases travel restrictions ...

A Romanian court ruled on Friday that internet personality Andrew Tate can travel within the EU without restrictions ...

Hezbollah says its leader meets Hamas ...

Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah met a Hamas delegation headed by the group's deputy chief in Gaza, ...

UK’s Labour sweeps to power as Sunak ...

The Conservatives are predicted to suffer the worst performance in the party's long history with voters punishing them ...

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Boxing Mecca

Kevin Lerena to challenge WBC ...

Boxing warrior Kevin "Two Guns" Lerena will be involved in a history-making bout when he challenges World Boxing ...

New women’s boxing body promises to ...

SA women’s boxing is set to be revolutionised after the Boxing SA board appointed Qonce-born Nande Mheshe to lead ...

BSA board delighted with McKenzie meeting

Boxing SA’s board was encouraged by the endorsement received from new sports minister Gayton McKenzie after meeting ...

Makepula promises to punch boxing back ...

Former multiple world boxing champion Masibulele “Hawk” Makepula described his appointment as a member of the Boxing ...

Thysse, Makondo eye vacant middleweight ...

Shervantaigh "SK" Koopman has relinquished his South African junior-middleweight boxing title just after two successful ...