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Wellem to file protest over drawn bout in Tanzania

The camp of East London boxer Asemahle Wellem has vowed to lodge a formal complaint with the WBF after he was allegedly robbed in Tanzania when his defence of the ...

News

Desalination plans to ease Eastern Cape water woes

Eastern Cape municipalities are turning to the sea to end their water shortages, with the Amathole District Municipality the latest to attempt to ...

Politics

Dlamini’s broadside against Mabuyane triggers furious ANC ...

EFF secretary-general Marshall Dlamini has vowed that his party will go all out to topple what he called “ANC thieves” in the Eastern Cape in the ...

News

Mdantsane Highway Mall tenants secure eviction ...

Relieved Mdantsane Highway Mall tenants, facing a potentially lengthy eviction while urgent renovations are carried out on the 31-year-old shopping centre, have been given a reprieve. The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), which owns ...
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Politics

MK party is the ‘new kid on the block’

Former ANC MPL Michael Peter said the governing party is no longer in touch with communities it was claiming to be ...

News

Foundation founder creates safe, fun and nurturing space for youth

Inkhanyezi Matshamba Foundation founder Ntombozuko Matshamba has created a safe haven for children where they can ...

News

Five killed, 15 injured in Kwelerha taxi accident

Five people were killed and 15 injured when a fully loaded taxi rolled down an embankment after the driver lost ...

Entertainment

East London All White concert once again fails to be held

The All White and Soul Gospel Experience that was scheduled to take place at Police Park in East London on Saturday ...

News

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 ...

Boxing Mecca

Gwebityala wins East Cape title as boxing returns to East London

The return of the sport to East London was celebrated by a raucous crowd that cheered themselves hoarse during the ...

News

Six arrested as BCM clamps down on illegal mining

Six people — including a mining company boss and five workers — were arrested after a major raid on a suspected ...

News

Couple, both police officers, found guilty in rape case involving child

Gender-based violence activists have called for the harshest sentence to be meted against two police officers — one ...

News

Pirates goalie hijacked, kidnapped two years after similar incident

Orlando Pirates footballer Melusi Buthelezi was hijacked and kidnapped on the East Rand on Thursday evening but is now ...

Politics

Investigation launched after EFF MPLs disrupt SOPA

The Eastern Cape provincial legislature has launched an investigation into the conduct of the EFF MPLs who were ...

News

Fuel prices look set to soar in March

Unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund is indicating another significant increase in the price of both grades of ...

News

East London, Mthatha flagged as crime hotspots

East London as well as Mthatha feature a number of times in the top 30 lists of police stations in the country ...

News

Couple on decade-long drive to sign up stem-cell donors

Mbombela couple Robin and Jolandie Lewis have parked their 11-tonne truck Betsy at Areena Riverside Resort, sorting out ...

Women’s tournament marks boxing’s much-needed return to the ring

The first boxing tournament in Scenery Park on Saturday may be low key, as it often the case with any event involving women’s boxing, but it is a big moment ...

For many, life of Tintswalo not even a distant dream

Tintswalo, the mythical “democracy’s child” created by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation speech to illustrate the similarly mythical ...

State collapse hurts the most vulnerable

EDITORIAL | The high cost of quality healthcare and its stark contrast with the appalling quality of public healthcare in the Eastern Cape leaves one feeling ...

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Nelson Mandela Mosaic Artwork Stop motion

A tribute to Nelson Mandela by South African artist Andrew Donaghy .7 months of work put into 2min 47sec. Music by Johnny Clegg

DispatchLIVE Podcasts

LISTEN | Infant freed from shallow grave ...

Daron Mann speaks with Provincial Health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo in this episode, and provides us with an update.

LISTEN | Mabuyane highlights achievements ...

In this exclusive episode, he chats to Ted Keenan about the six targets that, if hit, would see the country shed the ...

LISTEN | BCM's history lesson questioned

The Buffalo City Metro Development Agency has been left with an egg on its face after it put up incorrect information ...

LISTEN | Bafana Bafana will win - Ronwen ...

In this exclusive episode, Daron Mann chats to Ronwen's first coach, his father Rodney Williams about his son's heroics ...

LISTEN | Fury as Gonubie beach remains ...

The fallout over Buffalo City’s ailing infrastructure has reached Gonubie beach, which is still closed due to two ...

Business

Blue Lagoon goes off the grid, saving ...

Peter Gregersen, general manager of the Blue Lagoon Hotel, recently commissioned a photovoltaic electricity system ...

Drum roll for Mahindra's new marriage ... ...

After selling Mahindra vehicles for close to two decades, Motorland has announced a divorce, with both parties looking ...

The business end of events like Buffalo ...

Sporting events held in East London are more than entertainment, they add millions to BCM coffers.East London’s Buffalo ...

BKCOB helps push for seat at Nedlac

The Border Kei Chamber of Business is in the vanguard of a push to strengthen the voice of commerce in governing South ...

EL engineer and author has a passion for ...

Engineering provides jobs across a number of sectors — but it could create a lot more if companies sourced their ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

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

Budget Day set for February 21

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana will table South Africa's 2024/2025 budget in parliament on Wednesday February 21, ...

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

East London All White concert once again ...

The All White and Soul Gospel Experience that was scheduled to take place at Police Park in East London on Saturday ...

WEEKENDER | Crocheting hobby reaches new ...

Starting out crocheting and selling small stuffed animal toys in 2016 as a way to help fund one of her biggest ...

WEEKENDER | Mover and Shaker Nontshinga: ...

Q: What do you typically eat or drink before a boxing match? A: I usually have a light meal, such as chicken breast ...

From gym shakes to lunch boxes: try our ...

Whether it's for health or those random cravings, combat the peanut butter crisis with these delicious replacements.

These were South Africa’s top-selling car ...

The premium segment is under pressure, with customers shifting from new vehicles to demos and pre-owned cars

WATCH | Esther Mahlangu’s art comes alive ...

BMW again collaborates with South African artist to create a high-tech Art Car

World

Pope Francis skips readings at audience, ...

The 87-year-old pontiff, who has had a number of health issues recently, had cancelled appointments on Saturday and on ...

Pope Francis urges diplomatic solution to ...

Escalating violence in eastern DRC also concerning, says pope

New York attorney-general says she will ...

New York State attorney general Letitia James said on Tuesday she is prepared to seize Donald Trump's assets, ...

Pakistan former PM Imran Khan and wife ...

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi were each sentenced to 14 years in jail in a case ...

Iran warns of decisive response to any ...

Iran's envoy to the UN Amir Saeid Iravani warned that Tehran would respond decisively to any attack on its territory, ...

‘Whatever outcome, I salute SA’: Thuli ...

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela, who exposed corruption in the government during her tenure, is proud of the ...

Sport

Boxing Mecca

Wellem to file protest over drawn bout in ...

The camp of East London boxer Asemahle Wellem has vowed to lodge a formal complaint with the WBF after he was ...

Gwebityala wins East Cape title as boxing ...

The return of the sport to East London was celebrated by a raucous crowd that cheered themselves hoarse during the ...

Wellem cries foul over draw bout against ...

A series of underhand incidents including some rounds ending prematurely conspired to East London boxer Asemahle ...

Minor scare as all boxers but one make ...

After a scare in last weekend's female boxing tournament when one boxer came in over a whooping 11 kilograms, fears ...

Wellem vows to continue SA fighters’ good ...

East London’s Asemahle Wellem is determined to continue the recent good run of South African boxers abroad when he ...