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How Shivambu splashes the cash

EFF deputy leader Floyd Shivambu likes to spend big when he is in the Eastern Cape, particularly in East London, where he frequents high-end nightclubs and splashes out on ...

Politics

The DA showdown SA

Mmusi Maimane’s supporters are geared up for a bitter fight to save the embattled DA leader’s political life at what is expected to be a highly ...

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Case ‘smacked of xenophobia’

A King William’s Town-based car wash owner is seeking damages of R500,000 from the government after members of the immigration branch and “heavily ...

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No end to ‘caretaker’ teachers’ partying

The party is still going strong at the popular East London hangout Ebuhlanti for hundreds of pupils who visit the recreational area during school tours. On Thursday night, the Daily Dispatch saw primary school pupils in their school uniform ...
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Premier: 2030 plan not unrealistic

Only 10% of Eastern Cape people will be unemployed by 2030, while the provincial economy will be grown from a gross domestic product increase of 0.8% last year to 5% and investment will increase by a healthy 27.1%. This was announced by Premier ...
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Toll roads planned for N2 and N6 in the Eastern Cape

Plans are afoot to toll several major roads in the Eastern Cape, a “user-pay” model the provincial government says will ...

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Premier: Civil servants at risk of being shot for non-payment of contract work

The day is coming when an unpaid contractor is going to arrive at the office of a civil servant paymaster and pull a ...

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Hero cop recaptures three dangerous escapees

A warrant officer was praised by the provincial police head office on Thursday for his role in recapturing three ...

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Taxi company suffers double blow as thugs attack drivers and wreck cars

Two criminal cases have been opened in two weeks by the owner of popular East London meter taxi company Eagles Taxis ...

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WATCH | Dros rapist Ninow to spend life behind bars

Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Daily Dispatch Win a Car 2019

The Competition Daily Dispatch is pleased to partner with Buffalo Toyota East London on the 2019 Daily Dispatch Win ...

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Kei municipal ex-intern arrested for payments to ghost employees

A former finance department intern at the Great Kei municipality was arrested on Thursday for allegedly creating ghost ...

Politics

Agreement between DA and ANC runs aground

The ANC, EFF, Patriotic Alliance and the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) met at the Noninzi Luzipho Building ...

Politics

How Mongameli Bobani ousting was foiled

It all started three weeks ago when the ANC, EFF, Patriotic Alliance and AIC met at the Noninzi Luzipho building in ...

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Friends of ex-Komani Alaska murder accused speak out

Friends and colleagues of former Komani resident Brian Steven Smith, who allegedly filmed himself killing a woman in ...

Politics

Trollip and Zille go head-to-head for top DA position

Five DA provincial leaders are backing Athol Trollip for the DA chair of the federal council position, as the party ...

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Last of 3 Middledrift escapees arrested in Cathcart

Andisa Vas, who escaped from Middledrift Prison and went on the run for five months, has been arrested.

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SABC cancels popular TV show Top Billing after 23 years

The cash-strapped SABC has closed the curtain on popular TV show Top Billing after 23 years.

PODCAST | South African accent led cops to murder suspect in Alaska

In September this year, Alaskan woman Kathleen Jo Henry went missing.  Her remains would later be discovered dumped off a major highway that runs through ...

OPINION | News flash: end of the age of impunity is here

Sometimes you just have to listen to the news. Don’t analyse. Just listen.

OPINION | JSC ‘charade’ points to serious challenges for SA

It is time to review the charade that is the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), which chooses the judges who sit on our country’s high courts, the Supreme ...

City News

Metro promises broken year after year

For seven years a Bhisho resident has been asking Buffalo City Metro to remove a septic tank from her yard, to no avail.

BCM ‘partners’ in teen entrepreneur ...

In a first-of-its-kind project in the metro, scores of pupils with the potential to become entrepreneurs should soon ...

R5m plan to split BCM services department ...

A multimillion-rand plan to establish two departments in Buffalo City Metro is taking shape, with council approving ...

Deluge welcomed but pupils left shaken by ...

 A school building was struck by lightning as heavy rains lashed East London and other parts of the Eastern Cape on ...

Fed up residents clean up refuse irate ...

More than 30 angry residents, most of them women, joined forces on Friday to clean up the mounds of illegally dumped ...

Programme to formalise the Nahoon car ...

A pilot programme for supporting “official” car guards has been launched in an East London suburb.

Pensioners forced to walk the gauntlet

Residents at Kennersley Park South – a retirement village in East London – have had a tough time crossing the street ...

Gonubie boardwalk is on its last legs

After years of little to no maintenance, the Gonubie boardwalk is finally on its last legs and Ward 29 DA councillor, ...

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 ...

R47m Berlin site a dump

Buffalo City Metro ratepayers had to fork out at least R47m on the rehabilitation of the Roundhill waste landfill site ...

Unfenced fields being misused

It is a free for all at an East London sports field with vagrants living in nearby bushes, while driving schools also ...

Beacon Bay outcry over cell tower proposal

A proposal to erect two cellphone tower masts in Grace Crescent and Sandpiper Road in Beacon Bay has been put forward ...

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Unique EC villages a delight

Bathurst is a quirky little place. Situated on the R67 between Port Alfred and Makhanda, it is full of smiling faces, ...

Premier calls on all to vote for EC ...

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has called on citizens of the province to support two of its Idols SA ...

Roll up for the finest in music

The hottest musicians of 2019 will descend on East London for the 11th annual Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Festival on ...

'Raging Desire' has serious underbelly

Raging Desire a novel by American-Canadian author and artist Monya Loya will be at the Dot.Com Café in Pearce Street ...

Of angels and doodles

After 20 years of working as a trimmings designer, Kidd’s Beach resident Janine Matthew took the plunge and started ...

'Disgraceful!' - AKA calls out SAA again ...

AKA ain't joking around with his demand for local music to be played on SAA.

Business

Motsepe pledges billions in fund to ...

The billionaire businessman wants the fund to help black farmers be part of ‘sustainable, commercially viable and ...

Gold slips to almost one-week low

Metal declines for a third straight session weighed down by a firmer dollar

Facebook pulls plug on global fake ...

Company removes pages linked to operations in Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Nigeria

Ignore fake summonses from‘online loan ...

If you’ve received an email or SMS from Lifestyle Legal or Lifestyle Attorneys notifying you that a summons will be ...

Businesses struggle to cope as ...

Risks are growing for all businesses, not just those in sectors with high emissions, Herbert Smith Freehills report ...

Oil price hardly changed amid ...

Optimism helps offset pressure from rising supplies and worries about global growth

Capitec earns more from transactions ...

Bank still has the magic touch as it adds 200,000 clients a month despite arrival of low-cost competitors

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