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Eastern Cape education department’s R500m tablet contract illegal

The Eastern Cape education department broke the law when it signed a contract worth hundreds of millions of rand to lease 55,000 tablet devices and provide a virtual ...

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Staff on edge as EC Covid-19 patients roam hotel

The five-star Radisson Blu hotel in Summerstrand is being used as a Covid-19 quarantine site and staff are not happy about it, claiming “stubborn ...

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Mthatha boss rewards loyal employee with own business

An Mthatha employee’s loyalty has paid off in a way he could never have imagined: his boss has given him the shuttle service business where he ...

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R30m and 13 years later, Mdantsane swimming pool ...

At least R30m has been pumped into supposedly revamping a swimming pool in Buffalo City Metro but it remains closed, with little to show how taxpayers’ money was spent. More money, possibly running into more millions, will be ploughed into the ...
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Security beefed up as Eastern Cape beachgoers defy Covid-19 rules

The two metros in the Eastern Cape have deployed law enforcement officials, including soldiers, to ensure the national ...

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Mqanduli PhD student puts ancient plants in science spotlight

Aviwe Matiwane will be the first in her family to achieve a doctorate. While this is a source of pride, it is not what ...

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Thieves target yachts at Buffalo River club

A spate of thefts from yachts at the Buffalo River Yacht Club in East London has skippers hot under the collar. Three ...

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SA records 9,909 Covid-19 related deaths

SA has recorded 9,909 Covid-19 related fatalities since the first case was detected in the country on March 5.

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Motorist 'disarms and shoots' traffic cop in face with her service pistol

A motorist who responded to a routine inspection on the Garden Route by overpowering a traffic officer and shooting her ...

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South Africa tries to recover over R400m from German software firm SAP for 'unlawful' ...

South African investigators are seeking to recover more than 400 million rand from German software firm SAP for two ...

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Fikile Mbalula confident new RAF CEO will turn the agency around

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the appointment of Collins Letsoalo as  CEO of the Road Accident Fund ...

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'Ace Magashule is out of order': Zanu-PF scolds ANC secretary-general

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party says ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule is "completely out of order" for entertaining ...

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SA's front-line nurses are suffering severe psychological distress: survey

SA's front-line nurses are suffering  psychological distress, lack confidence in their knowledge of Covid-19 and are ...

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Jacob Zuma loses Constitutional Court bid in Hanekom defamation case

SA's highest court says there is no prospect of success for Jacob Zuma's appeal case

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Scam alert on Facebook ad: 'Even after cancelling, I was still billed'

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news ...

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Live animal trade cruel and 'illegal', court told

A lawyer for the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has accused two Kuwaiti animal export companies of building their ...

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‘King’ Diko raises ire of AmaBhaca by blocking access road to extend his land

Nkosi Thandisizwe Diko, who together with his presidential spokesperson wife Khusela Diko is embroiled in a R125m ...

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EL demolitions: Government ordered to find accommodation for Greydell Covid-19 patients

The East London high court has ordered the national government to find alternative accommodation within 10 days for ...

No laptop, tablet or TV screen can replace cinema’s collective thrill

When the first Disney Mulan film came out in 1998, I was 10. My friend Alice and I were taken to see it on the big screen at the 02 Centre on London's Finchley ...

OPINION | Celebrating Women’s Month under dark cloud of violence against women

The month of August celebrates women and their achievements across the continuum in SA.  This special time calls upon all of us to reflect on the immense ...

Expedite testing and contact tracing to win war against Covid-19

On March 5, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed South Africa's first patient to test positive for Covid-19. Three weeks later the ...

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Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing ...

Business

First company found guilty of excessive ...

An industrial clothing supplier has become the first company to be found guilty of excessive pricing under the 2019 ...

CAREERS | Ginger adds right spice to ...

“If there are two lessons from Ginger Love’s start that I can pass on to people wanting to launch a small company, the ...

East London law firm celebrates fourth ...

Justice is at the heart of Stirk Yazbek Attorneys By NICOLETTE SCROOBY STIRK Yazbek Attorneys Notaries & Conveyancers ...

Technical glitch keeps JSE closed on ...

The JSE failed to open on Wednesday morning after being closed on Monday for Christmas and Tuesday for Boxing ...

Entrepreneurs gather in EL to map their ...

The  “I am an entrepreneur” business summit was in East London for its fourth session over the weekend, connecting over ...

Minister wants SABC promotions probed 'in ...

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) should not be bogged down by investigating promotions‚ appointments and salary ...

BCM gets high marks in the financial ...

They may be in and out of court over business shenanigans and caught in the middle of bizarre council faction fights, ...

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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 ...

E Guinea to expel Brazilian pastors over ...

Two Brazilian pastors face expulsion from Equatorial Guinea after the pair held unauthorised masses in contravention of ...

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The 2020 Volkswagen Touareg is an ...

Despite a close under-skin relationship with the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and the Lamborghini Urus, the Volkswagen ...

Cooking has become a kind of solace

The other day I spent about five minutes wondering why my arms were sore — as in, workout sore — when I hadn’t done ...

2020 Audi S6 is low-key but high-flying

It is safe to say that Audi is well-versed in the art of the sleeper car

Bottas leads Hamilton in first practice ...

Valtteri Bottas was fastest in first practice for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on Friday with team ...

The new Kia Sonet is coming to South ...

Kia on Friday officially unveiled its all-new Sonet

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Facebook removes one of largest QAnon ...

Facebook removes one of largest QAnon conspiracy groups after false posts

Rescue workers missing in South Korean ...

Rescue workers missing in S.Korea floods after boats capsize

Sri Lanka counts votes from parliament ...

Sri Lanka counts votes from parliament election

Italy ups ante to create single broadband ...

Italy is positioning to become an influential shareholder in a tightly regulated broadband operator it plans to create ...

Museum and art centre where colonialist ...

A museum and art centre in the house where 19th-century British colonialist Cecil Rhodes was born is changing its name ...

Pope appoints six women to help Vatican ...

Pope Francis has appointed six women, including the former treasurer for Britain’s Prince Charles, to the council that ...

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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

Boxing SA has plans for Lejaka replacement

Boxing SA chair Peter Ngatane says a succession plan is in place to appoint new CEO after Tsholofelo Lejaka’s ...

Boxing SA has plans for Lejaka replacement

Boxing SA chairman Peter Ngatane has assured stakeholders that a succession plan is in place to appoint an acting CEO ...

Boxing SA without a CEO after Tsholofelo ...

Boxing SA is without a chief executive officer after Tsholofelo Lejaka's resignation on Monday

Boxing a family business for Malingas

Peter Malinga says his stoppage win over Geoff McCreesh in 1997 boosted his confidence as a fighter because the ...

Sigqibo brutally knocks out Paulino

Yanga Sigqibo scored a highlight reel seven rounds knockout of Filipino Cris Paulino to retain his WBO ...

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