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Lights stay on for some

Many big industries in Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay are exempt from load-shedding while hospitals and schools are having to turn to generators to provide essential ...

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‘Of course they buy booze’

Eastern Cape finance MEC Oscar Mabuyane is not backing down.He is taking heat from students after a video of his maiden budget speech surfaced on ...

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WSU students losing out, says VC

Protesting Walter Sisulu University students are putting their academic reputation at risk, says vice-chancellor Rob Midgely.

Politics

‘Power outages won’t impact ANC’

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says he’s “not worried” that rolling power outages by Eskom will cost the party votes ahead of the May 8 elections.
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Come clean on true extent of Eskom crisis: DA ...

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa asking him to come clean on the extent of the Eskom crisis.
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Nuclear deal with Russia would have solved electricity crisis: Jacob Zuma

Former president Jacob Zuma has defended his lobbying for a proposed R1tn nuclear energy deal with Russia, saying it ...

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SAA warns of new security restrictions on flights to US

SA Airways (SAA) has warned passengers travelling to the US about additional restrictions on carrying liquids, aerosols ...

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Smart ideas spring up in Eskom crisis

Eastern Cape residents are spreading the love by way of tips and innovative ideas to work around the energy crisis.

Sport

Gijimas 50km a test of endurance

The second running of the Real Gijimas-owned 50km road race from Zwelitsha to King William’s Town takes place on Sunday ...

Lifestyle

Teen star gets big break for Orlando trip

Xola Limba, who is set to take part in a talent showcase in Orlando, Florida, in the US, was 10 years old when she took ...

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THE INVESTIGATION: Lotto’s R10m mystery toilet project in EC

Lotto’s funding arm gave R10m to employees of Pretoria lawyer Lesley Ramulifho for “sanitation projects” at 15 schools, ...

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THE RESPONSES: What the roleplayers say about funding for R10m toilet project

Key players have responded to the questions surrounding the awarding of Lottery monies to non-profits associated with ...

Multimedia

WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

Here is your detailed five day weather forecast for some cities in the Eastern Cape. 

Opinion

OPINION | Poster politicians don’t offer voters much

So what is the point of the posters decorating our streets? Struggling to find a party worth voting for, I have taken ...

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‘Neglected’ villagers vow to boycott election

“The ANC has failed us!” was the common cry at Msobomvu when the Dispatch visited last weekend.

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KSD beefs up sub-station security

King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) municipal bosses are beefing up security at electricity sub-stations for fear of cable ...

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Old SA flag removed from New Zealand biltong and wors shop

The Biltong and Wors Shop's front window is now dominated by a New Zealand flag.

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'No one in NEC backed me over Ajay Gupta affair' - Fikile Mbalula

ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula has claimed that nobody in the ANC's National Executive Committee (NEC) backed him ...

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UN backs Caster Semenya in her fight to compete in international athletics

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is backing SA Olympic champion Caster Semenya in her fight to continue ...

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Girl, 12, raped in latest child crime wave to hit Eastern Cape

A week after an Alice father opened a case of rape and kidnapping against a 21-year-old man, he is perturbed that the ...

OPINION | Poster politicians don’t offer voters much

So what is the point of the posters decorating our streets? Struggling to find a party worth voting for, I have taken an interest in the posters, hoping some ...

OPINION | ANC loses the plot when groping in the dark

A few weeks ago, after a family commemoration, I was sitting at a restaurant in Durban North, the suburb where I was born decades ago.

OPINION | Eskom crisis is treasure trove for teachers

When famous business schools around the world stumble across a major corporate failure or success, they quickly hire specialist writers to compose a “case ...

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Experiencing some of what the Eastern Cape has to offer, on a five-day tourism trip, has Bhongo Jacob eager to embrace travel.

Embracing land of eye-catching wonder

Experiencing some of what the Eastern Cape has to offer, on a five-day tourism trip, has Bhongo Jacob eager to embrace travel.

City News

Wildlife filmmaker Varty joins protest to ...

World-renowned South African conservationist and wildlife filmmaker John Varty is adding his voice – and those of his ...

Beach facilities fall apart

Just months after Buffalo City Municipality spruced up the city’s beaches for holidaymakers, complaints are circulating ...

BCM in court over city centre barriers

Two property companies have resorted to court in a bid to force Buffalo City Municipality to remove cement barriers ...

Smelly, illegal dumpsite makes life ...

King William’s Town resident Thobela James is at the end of his rope with illegal dumping occurring outside his ...

Mother found murdered in Amalinda, East ...

East London police are investigating a case of murder after a 37-year-old mother of one was found dead in her flat in ...

Question of satanic rituals at ‘vagrant ...

Beacon Bay residents have been up in arms for more than a year over an abandoned house.

Planned power outage for Beacon Bay on ...

The electricity supply will be interrupted to consumers supplied by the Buffalo City Metro in Beacon Bay on Tuesday ...

Nahoon power outage

The electricity supply will be interrupted to consumers supplied by the Buffalo City Metro in Nahoon on Tuesday from ...

BCM workers’ path littered with threats

Buffalo City Metro has laid a complaint with police against temporary refuse collectors who allegedly “intimidated” BCM ...

Police investigate armed robbery at ...

Police are investigating a case of armed robbery after The Crazy Store in Retail Park was robbed of an undisclosed ...

Zoo looks at improving life for the ...

The East London zoo first came under fire when news of the death of Chacma baboon, William, surfaced in 2017, and saw ...

Rare dolphin washes up on Nahoon beach

A rare striped dolphin was found washed up at Nahoon beach on Tuesday morning.

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Lifestyle

Teen star gets big break for Orlando trip

Xola Limba, who is set to take part in a talent showcase in Orlando, Florida, in the US, was 10 years old when she took ...

Embracing land of eye-catching wonder

A five-day media tour to experience some of the province’s wonderful destinations turned seven strangers into instant ...

New series ‘Shadow’ gives Dladla star ...

The first South African Netflix original series, Shadow, is rocking local and international audiences.

Giorgio Armani designs Italian soccer ...

The Italian Soccer Federation has signed a four-year deal with Giorgio Armani to design the formal off-field uniforms ...

Libode sculptor gets spot as French ...

A Libode-born fine artist, Lwandiso Njara, has a shot at gaining entry into international markets after being selected ...

WATCH | 'Vuka Kwabafileyo' dance takes ...

The Vuka kwabafileyo challenge: a spin to the ressurection challenge

Business

Black Management Forum seeks to hold ANC ...

Black Management Forum (BMF) president Andile Nomlala has called on black professionals in the province not to shy ...

Sports events pour millions into East ...

From the last week of January to the end of February, more than 11,000 athletes, with only slightly fewer people ...

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