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BCM offices thronged by furious ratepayers after astronomical power and water bills

Hundreds of irate residents queued at Buffalo City Metro offices on Thursday demanding to know why their power had been cut off and why they had been slapped with ...

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Teachers living in fear over Covid-19 second wave, survey finds

Teachers fear teaching during Covid-19's second wave and are sceptical of the government's ability to resolve coronavirus-related issues by ...

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Court sets St Andrews College expulsion aside — but rebukes ...

While judge Thembekile Malusi set aside the expulsion on a procedural technicality, he was sharply critical of the boy’s father’s threatening and ...

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Two BCM councillors suspended over food voucher ...

Two  Buffalo City Metro councillors have been suspended for questionable practices during the municipality’s R30m food voucher programme.
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AmaXhosa throne feud threatens AmaRharhabe quest for kingship

A feud in the AmaXhosa royal family over who should take over the throne is threatening to destabilise a AmaRharhabe ...

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Last two psychiatrists at Fort England resign

Fort England, the Eastern Cape’s premier psychiatric hospital and home to some of the country’s most dangerous state ...

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East London prison dismisses claims Covid-19 is rife among warders

Prison warders at the West Bank correctional centre in East London have accused prison authorities of hiding a ...

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Child among eight dead in Lady Grey crash

Eight passengers, including a child, have died in a head-on collision in Lady Grey. Two vehicles, a Kia sedan and a ...

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Dangerous Eastern Cape prisoner on the run after daring court escape

An awaiting-trial prisoner facing charges of robbery and possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition is on the ...

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WATCH LIVE | Joe Biden inaugurated as the 46th President of the US

A raging pandemic. An economic crisis. A nation divided. Deep racial wounds. Joe Biden has his work cut out for him as ...

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BREAKING | Body of EC policewoman found hanged, dead man found in her vehicle

The body of a female police officer was found hanged from the roof of a home in Bhukuveni village near Flagstaff on ...

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Reeston residents hold employees 'hostage' to demand electrical repair

Two employees of a company contracted to Buffalo City Metro were held hostage by an angry mob demanding a new ...

Opinion

Winning the war against the virus demands that we work in harmony

One big lesson we have learnt from Covid-19 is that the virus is non-discriminatory. It knows no class, gender or ...

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ADM does U-turn on salary drought announcement

The Amathole district municipality has done an about-turn on its January 11 announcement that it could not pay its ...

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Bail denied for Tsholomnqa brothers

Two Eastern Cape men accused of torturing two boys for stealing a dog have been denied bail, while their elderly mother ...

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‘Irregular’ R75m contract blamed for some of Amathole’s woes

A confidential national treasury report has red-flagged a R75m contract between Amathole district municipality’s ...

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East London criminals still brazen despite curfew, says security firm

Criminals armed with fake guns, widespread cable theft and attacks in broad daylight. These are just some of the crime ...

Nqatha needs to take the next step and cast his net wider for corrupt councillors

On Wednesday Cogta MEC Xolile Nqatha suspended two BCM councillors  — Kuhle Ciliza of ward 1 and Roseline Vitbooi and of ward 10 — for three months on ...

LETTERS | Deep injustice here

How can they even get these sentences of three months leave without pay when other people who commit lesser offences get jail terms?

The merciless soul of African politics

After following the Uganda elections with keen interest and hope, I was met with this paralysing headline: “Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wins a sixth term. ...

Business

Ford to recall 3 million vehicles for air ...

Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it will recall 3 million vehicles for air bag inflators that could rupture, at a cost of ...

WATCH: How SAB and Consol are coping with ...

Business Day TV talks to SAB vice-president of finance Richard Rivett-Carnac  and Consol Glass CEO Mike Arnold

WATCH: Covid-19 amplifies ESG role of ...

Michael Avery talks to a panel about day-to-day operational challenges and work-from-home stresses

New AIDC boss plans to get wheels rolling

New Automative Industry Development Centre (AIDC) Eastern Cape CEO Thabo Shenxane wants the industry to play a leading ...

In solving SA’s energy crisis, we have ...

While focus must be on fixing Eskom plants and restoring generation quickly, the reality is very little can be done ...

Steinhoff almost ready to settle with ...

Steinhoff, the global furniture manufacturer and retailer, has just a few more fights ahead of it before it can ...

Numsa to press on with strike at Macsteel

Operations at Macsteel Service Centres SA, one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of steel, almost ground to a halt ...

Lifestyle

WATCH | Five reasons why the Renault ...

Join Ignition TV presenter Ernest Page as he gives you five reasons why the stylish and capable Renault Duster makes ...

Ford to recall 3 million vehicles for air ...

Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it will recall 3 million vehicles for air bag inflators that could rupture, at a cost of ...

BMW targets higher margins while ...

BMW aims to return to its pre-pandemic operating margin target as the global economy recovers, but big investments in ...

Peugeot announces local pricing of new ...

Peugeot SA on Thursday revealed pricing of its new second-generation 2008 compact SUV ahead of its local launch here in ...

Nissan to close Philippines car assembly ...

Japan's Nissan Motor will stop its Philippine car assembly operations, the Southeast Asian country's trade minister ...

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

The Toyota Hilux retained its top overall spot in a year when sales dipped 29.1%

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World

Rare twin suicide attack kills at least ...

Islamic State militants could have launched a twin suicide bombing that killed at least 28 people in a Baghdad market ...

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, captures ...

Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet in US history to mark the transition of presidential power, offered a hopeful vision ...

Fire at building site for India’s Serum ...

A big fire has broken out at a plant being built for the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's biggest vaccine ...

Three killed in military helicopter crash ...

Three New York National Guard members were killed on Wednesday evening when a military helicopter they were in crashed ...

IN QUOTES | Joe Biden’s inaugural speech: ...

The 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, said on Wednesday that his and Kamala Harris's election was a ...

US President Biden arrives safely at ...

After taking the oath of office and a brief dash to shake some hands, Joe Biden made it safely to the White House in a ...

Sport

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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 ...

Boxing Mecca

New BSA board ‘to look’ into legal battle ...

The longer the matter between Boxing SA and its former CEO Moffat Qithi drags on in the Labour Court, the more ...

KZN promoter faces the music for ...

Boxing SA is expected to throw the book at a KwaZulu-Natal promoter after her world title tournament was cancelled at ...

Fierce battle awaits Nontshinga world ...

A fierce battle is expected to flare up for the promotional rights of the IBF junior-flyweight title eliminator ...

Ex-world champ Komanisi takes Africa ...

Former world champion Lusanda Komanisi notched his second win of his come back trail when he brutally knocked out ...

Eastern Cape loses another boxing ...

With boxing fans still smarting over the disappointment of the cancellation of major show last Sunday scheduled to be ...

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