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Taxi boss knew he was going to be killed

An East London taxi boss was gunned down outside his home on Wednesday night in what his family suspect was a targeted hit by rival operators. Border Alliance taxi ...

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BCM ratepayers frustrated as water meter readers remain on ...

There is a strong possibility that high rates and services bills in Buffalo City are linked to the suspension of more than 20 water meter ...

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Schools fail to reopen due to scholar transport no-show

Gates remain closed at five Eastern Cape schools because the provincial government has failed to provide transport for pupils. It is the worst ...

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Buffalo City College probes claims of fraudulent ...

Buffalo City College is investigating allegations some students were fraudulently admitted despite not meeting the minimum entry requirements. The allegations of academically undeserving students being admitted ahead of students with better marks ...
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Dissolve Enoch Mgijima municipal council, high ...

Civil movement Let’s Talk Komani has resorted to court to have the Enoch Mgijima municipal council dissolved and an administrator appointed to try to stabilise the broke and beleaguered municipality. The application comes hot on the heels of ...
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Family demands postmortem after newborn dies in hospital

An East London mother whose child died after birth is demanding that the Eastern Cape health department perform a ...

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Drought-ravaged Port Alfred thrown lifeline

Thousands of residents of drought-stricken Port Alfred got some relief this week when Gift of the Givers deployed ...

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IN PICTURES | Superheroes, laughs and tears as 2020 school year kicks off

Aside from the unwelcome early morning wake-up and dreaded traffic, the first day of school on Wednesday also brought ...

Business

Yekani closure ends EL's 4IR dream

Yekani Manufacturing has closed its doors, potentially putting 500 skilled workers out on the street. YM, part of the ...

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Villagers terrorised by gunmen as homesteads torched

Residents of a Qumbu village, still shaken by the brutal slaying of a popular community leader, were terrorised by a ...

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R7m abalone theft may never have happened

Former department of agriculture, forestry & fisheries deputy director-general Siphokazi Ndudane’s co-accused in the ...

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Initiate alcohol practice slammed by traditional leaders

A video showing young amakrwala doing what is known as ukudodisana inside a bank has been slammed by Eastern Cape ...

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Twelve-hour blackouts on the cards for BCM

Buffalo City Metro residents may have to brace for up to 12 hours a day without electricity, as the city will likely ...

City

'Dorchester Heights squatter camp has to go'

The increasing number of shacks built near East London's Hemingways Mall has raised the ire of businesses and ...

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Disgraced data company had SA in its sights

SA was “definitely on the radar” of Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based political consultancy firm forced to close its ...

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Patient claims hospital threw her out 'like a dog'

A woman on Friday claimed she had been mistreated and thrown out of Mthatha Private Hospital “like a dog”.   Zime ...

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Bhisho calls in private ambulances as EMS workers strike

The Eastern Cape health department had to rope in private ambulances at the weekend as emergency medical services ...

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Six Eastern Cape schools in fresh matric cheating scandal

The Eastern Cape 2019 matric exam euphoria has been shattered by another group cheating scandal. Results at six ...

Review: Journalist’s imprisonment paints damning picture of Iranian judicial system

Prison memoirs can be one of two things —  trope-heavy odes to flying in the face of adversity or overly-dramatised accounts of breaking points and what they ...

Time for ANC to push for real solutions

On January 8 1972, ANC president Oliver Tambo issued a statement on behalf of the national executive committee, marking the 60th anniversary of the ...

Travels with Delores : Camping in the rain

The sun finds a way through the mist to light an ethereal ember on the ancient dune forest. I twig! The dawn rays are catching the new leaf which is stretching ...

City News

'Dorchester Heights squatter camp has to ...

The increasing number of shacks built near East London's Hemingways Mall has raised the ire of businesses and ...

Quigney 'drug dens' demolished by new ...

Three houses suspected of being brothels and drugs in Quigney, East London  were demolished on Friday — but not without ...

Pensioner’s BCM account woes reflected ...

“Frustrating, draining and depressing” are just some of the words an East London pensioner uses to describe her ...

Residents angered over Jeff's Place ...

Buffalo City Metro political leadership has once again been accused of giving popular Mdantsane tavern Jeff’s Place ...

Cecilia Makiwane leaks make life a misery

Wastewater coming from Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane is posing a health hazard for scores of families in ...

Motorists left seething at BCM traffic ...

Motorists in Buffalo City are struggling to renew their licences at the traffic department, saying they are only ...

Mayor asks residents to help him clean up ...

The KSD municipality would only win its battle to clean up the filthy streets of  Mthatha if residents and businesses ...

Qumza Highway reopened to delight of ...

There were joyous scenes in Mdantsane on Tuesday when a section of the upgraded Qumza Highway was  reopened to the ...

Ceramicist gives back through art

Using arts to keep children off the streets and away from social ills, a King William’s Town ceramicist has been doing ...

Eastern Cape towns under air pollution ...

According to the World Health Organisation, more than seven million people die as a result of air pollution each ...

Former mayor steps in to give boardwalk ...

Large parts of the Gonubie boardwalk have been out of commission for months, but this week a former mayor of the small ...

Cabbage-raiding cattle were lawfully ...

Three Committees Drift farmers failed in their high court bid this week to get back 16 cattle that were impounded after ...

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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 ...

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WATCH | Jessica Mbangeni clears the air: ...

"I am already ordained a priest. So now I am heading to that (being a bishop)"

Motlatsi Mafatshe says actors found out ...

"They could have done it gracefully. The majority of people, the actors, found out on Twitter"

Thickleeyonce says calling Miss SA ...

Sasha-Lee has previously spoken about the classification of women's sizes in the modelling industry

Sasha-Lee Olivier's crowning as the 'new ...

What's hard to understand that one person cannot wear two crowns at the same time?

Meet Nontobeko Farrell — SA woman's ...

When Nontobeko Farrell left SA for an au-pairing job in the US at the end of September 2010, little did she know she ...

How’s your driving? Break these bad ...

SPONSORED | If you want to be a more considerate driver, here are a few habits to avoid at all costs

Boxing Mecca

Boxing SA intervenes in boxing tournament ...

Boxing SA has confirmed that its Eastern Cape provincial manager Phakamile Jacobs will be in charge of the weigh-in ...

January ruling expected in Rakhimov ...

After a veil of secrecy over the status of Duncan Village boxer Azinga Fuzile’s appeal, it has been revealed the ...

How I lost to Casimero — Tete

Boxing fans are still in disbelief over East London hero Zolani Tete’s knockout defeat to Filipino Johnriel Casimero ...

Tete risks lone EC world title in UK

Eastern Cape’s lone world boxing champion Zolani Tete will risk his WBO bantamweight crown against Filipino Johnriel ...

Nqothole banks on homecoming bout for ...

Although Sikho Nqothole’s homecoming bout in Mthatha on Saturday may have been overshadowed by the weight scandal of ...

Business

Yekani closure ends EL's 4IR dream

Yekani Manufacturing has closed its doors, potentially putting 500 skilled workers out on the street. YM, part of the ...

Love for children is step one

Ring-a-Roses creche founder Rosemary Long said the most important factor when starting a creche is a love  for ...

‘ANC should be biased towards black ...

The ANC-led SA government should be biased towards black businesses, according to Eastern Cape Chamber of Business ...

Mining houses want to go it alone on ...

In a heavy blow this week, Eskom pushed the button on stage 6 load-shedding, halting operations at South African mines, ...

Security industry undergoing its own 4I ...

The security industry in SA is a huge employer, with 500,000 people working for 8,851 registered companies. There are ...

Strong, well-known franchises an aid for ...

In tough trading times a strong franchise will drive more customers through the doors than an opposition company ...

Pros and cons of setting up your own ...

A decent franchise costs a bomb, but hidden in the upfront price are a host of benefits that might make the investment ...

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