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Local government elections will be held on October 27

The 2021 local government elections will take place on Wednesday, October 27, the presidency has announced.

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Zuma said intelligence report used to sack Gordhan and Jonas ...

The infamous intelligence report used to unceremoniously remove minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas in 2017 “may not exist” ...

Politics

ANC suspends Supra Mahumapelo's membership

TimesLIVE has seen a letter dated April 19 from interim provincial committee co-ordinator Hlomani Chauke which informs Mahumapelo of the temporary ...

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FARMERS UNDER SIEGE | Dispatch documentary ...

‘Farmers Under Siege’ highlights the murderous battle over livestock in the hills of the Eastern Cape.
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Student arrested for attack on police Nyala - with officers inside - at Walter Sisulu ...

Eastern Cape police have arrested a 24-year-old student in connection with the attack on officers and the burning of a ...

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Jacob Zuma’s lawyers reportedly resign ahead of corruption trial next month

Lawyers acting for former president Jacob Zuma in the corruption trial due to start next month filed a formal notice of ...

Politics

ANC shocked by arrest of Eastern Cape councillor for allegedly killing rival

“We are concerned about what appears to be a growing disturbing culture of violent and criminal activities being ...

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WSU student honoured with role on Ramaphosa Foundation subcommittee

Athenkosi Fani, a community activist, philanthropist and Walter Sisulu University student has been selected to be a ...

Politics

Khusela Diko blasts ANC Gauteng secretary Jacob Khawe over PPE saga

Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko, who is on special leave, has come out guns blazing against ANC Gauteng ...

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The latest Covid-19 coronavirus coverage

The latest facts, news, figures and live tracking of Covid-19.

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BCM councillor, ex-assistant granted bail in fraud case

A controversial Eastern Cape ANC councillor, accused of defrauding the municipality of R1.2m in sponsorship money, ...

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WSU campus evacuated after police, students clash in violent protest

Students were evacuated from the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Nelson Mandela Drive campus after a violent protest ...

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Moving Orange Grove residents to Boxwood hits snag

The wheels have stalled in the bid to move the Orange Grove informal settlement in East London 23km away to Boxwood. ...

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Sentencing of Wits student Kwasa Zozo’s killer postponed again

The family of slain Wits student Asithandile Kwasa Zozo, 20, who was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend in 2020, ...

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Sisulu suspects cops, politicians covering up corruption in Amatola Water

Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu told the national ANC that provincial politicians ...

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Council denies fire trucks arrived at Gonubie blaze without water as 100 left homeless

Buffalo City Metro has denied its fire engines arrived with no water at a blaze which left more than a hundred ...

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BREAKING | BCM councillor and businesswoman arrested for fraud, money laundering

The Hawks arrested Buffalo City Metro ANC councillor Mthetheleli Crosby Kolela, 58, and businesswoman Noxolo Maureen ...

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WATCH | Out-of-control Buffalo City Metro bakkie almost wipes out pedestrian, crashes ...

A Qonce (previously King William's Town)  pedestrian narrowly escaped death after the driver of a speeding Buffalo ...

In parliament, higher education isn’t necessary, logic and morality are

Rejecting those without tertiary skills is elitist, but officials do need a moral compass and grasp of tricky matters

Will ASA bat for its athletes or clock another brain fart?

Athletes need to qualify for Tokyo by June 29, so put on local meets to enable them to do so ... when it’s warm

Sometimes with the ANC, it’s not malice. It’s just stupidity

Thandi Modise doesn’t know ‘every little thing’, while whoever stole a Zondo probe computer clearly knows nothing at all

Business

Pick n Pay eyes lower to mid-income ...

Pick n Pay plans to invest a further R2.5 bln in new stores in lower to middle-income communities as it looks to get a ...

Tenders and Vacancies

VACANCY APPLICATIONS: Applications have to be addressed to: The Principal, Eastern Cape CET College, c/o Border ...

Air fryers and alcohol — a look at South ...

Online shopping trends revealed in OneDayOnly’s latest survey show the sector is set to continue growing

Absa CEO Daniel Mminele leaves over ...

Absa CEO Daniel Mminele has stepped down, the bank said on Tuesday, a shock departure just 15 months into his post that ...

GEPF self-service website and app is live

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Absa CEO Daniel Mminele to step down, ...

Daniel Mminele took over as CEO at Absa in January 2020, steering it through the Covid-19 crisis.

Absa shares fall on news CEO Daniel ...

Absa Group CEO Daniel Mminele is in talks with the board on an agreement to leave the bank, the company said on ...

Lifestyle

CONFIRMED | Babes and Mampintsha to tie ...

"They will have a white wedding, but it is not this weekend. It may be in about two or three months from now," Babes' ...

Somebody leaked photos of the new VW Polo ...

As we reported yesterday, VW will be unveiling its refreshed sixth-generation Polo hatch on Thursday morning. ...

Tesla is driving on Autopilot through a ...

The fatal crash of a Tesla with no-one apparently behind the wheel has cast a new light on the safety of ...

Britain's driverless car ambitions hit ...

Britain's goal to be a leader in adopting self-driving cars could backfire unless automakers and government regulators ...

WATCH | Hisense H50 Series launch event ...

SPONSORED | WATCH LIVE | HiSense H50 Series launch event on March 24 at 4pm

Tamara Dey: I fell ill in August 2020 & ...

"I’ve always had way too much pride and never liked the idea of people seeing me down and out," Tamara said.

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World

Mexico president receives AstraZeneca ...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador received the AstraZeneca shot against Covid-19 on Tuesday, urging trust ...

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin found guilty of ...

Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted on Tuesday of all three charges of murder and manslaughter in ...

WATCH | Man snatches child from railway ...

India's ministry of railways has released footage showing a railroad worker saving a child from a railway as a train ...

Police in Texas hunting former deputy ...

Police in Austin, Texas, were searching on Sunday for a former deputy sheriff wanted in connection with the fatal ...

Daughter of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei ...

The daughter of hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called on Russian authorities on Sunday to allow a doctor ...

‘NASA rules,’ Musk says as SpaceX wins ...

NASA awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to ...

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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

Gunguluza on mission to unearth boxing ...

Gunguluza, who remains the only boxer from the Eastern Cape to win a national title in one division three times, has ...

Araneta reluctant to share Gqeberha hotel ...

Christian Araneta will face Sive Nontshinga for the IBF world junior flyweight title eliminator in the main bout of the ...

EC official to join committee to reform ...

Newly-appointed coaches committee member  Mofu of Ilitha near Qonce will represent the country at the event to be held ...

Joyi promoter confident title defence ...

Joyi who remains the lone world champion in the Eastern Cape is scheduled to defend his IBO mini-flyweight title ...

South African ref gets prestigious IBF gig

Internationally respected boxing referee Deon Dwarte has once again been recognised by the IBF to handle the junior ...

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