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BREAKING | Senior University of Fort Hare official gunned down in Gonubie

A senior University of Fort Hare official was shot and killed in a suspected hit murder in Gonubie in peak-hour traffic on Thursday afternoon. University spokesperson JP ...

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BREAKING | Three-year-old among four killed in horror EC crash

Four people — including a three-year-old boy —  died while four others sustained injuries in a head-on-collision on the N2 between Makhanda and ...

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Cabinet approved flag project in principle, says presidency ...

The presidency has acknowledged the exorbitant expenditure on a national flag project could leave a bitter taste for many when considered against the ...

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WIN A TANK AND PUMP WITH DAILY DISPATCH WEEKEND ...

Ten lucky readers of the Daily Dispatch will take home one of ten Roto Tanks and one of ten Africa Water & Solar Pumps. To stand a chance of winning simply get a copy of the Daily Dispatch Weekend Edition and fill in the entry form and the weekly ...
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Eskom confirms breakdowns at Tutuka plant were a result of sabotage

Eskom on Thursday confirmed that sabotage, most likely by its own employees, was behind the breakdowns at the Tutuka ...

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Bank lifts repo rate to 4.75%, affirming its inflation-targeting mandate

The increase was expected by most economists and analysts after inflation for April remained at 5.9%.

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Stellenbosch sets up independent race inquiry, but students just want action

Stellenbosch University will set up an external, independent commission of inquiry into incidents of racism and ...

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BIG OIL VS BIG HEARTS: the battle for South Africa's Wild Coast

A giant wave of protest is cresting as South Africans unite against Shell's plans to begin seismic exploration of the ...

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SA's tallest flying flag costs about R200,000 a year to maintain

SA's tallest flying flag costs around R200,000 a year to maintain.

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Delayed phone call not enough, says father of Stellenbosch student

The father of the victim involved in the Stellenbosch racist incident says he has no immediate intention of meeting his ...

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WSU degree not recognised by health body for 10 years

Walter Sisulu University has been offering a programme, described as "useless" by past graduates, and slated by ...

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Family turns to BCM to save their homes

After living on the same land for decades and being promised by a previous owner that it would be left to them, ...

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Balaclava-clad gang on horseback robs school pupils

Children at a Mthatha high school have become victims of armed robbers. They are from various areas and are ...

Politics

Faku replaces Nqam as preferred choice for regional chair

Just days before their scheduled weekend elective conference, the Oscar Mabuyane-aligned faction in the Dr WB ...

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Chance for children to smile again

The lives of 24 children are being transformed this week in the surgical theatres of Frere Hospital and Gqeberha’s ...

Sport

Karate making strides in East London

Karate is not a particularly popular combat sport in SA, but shihan (master instructor) Steve Martin, 69, has been ...

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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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‘It was the better option’ — Pravin Gordhan defends decision to privatise struggling SAA

"The alternative was much better for the staff and the airline," said the public enterprises minister.

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WATCH | Stellenbosch rector Wim de Villiers condemns racist incident

Stellenbosch University rector and vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers has strongly condemned the “destructive and hurtful” ...

WORKWISE | Don’t automatically expect a regular raise

Just because an employee receives an increase doesn’t mean that they can expect a regular increase.

Metro boss must do his job and fix failed billing system

Buffalo City Metro is spending tens of millions on smart-metering its clients yet none of its envisaged benefits are flowing in.

OPINION | Good governance the loser in EC ANC election

Mabuyane’s win may suit Ramaphosa, but his weak leadership during Covid and tepid response to corruption doesn’t bode well for the province’s people

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Business

Border Kei Chamber starts making its mark

  As membership heads toward 800 at the Border Kei Chamber of Business in East London (BKCOB) and Komani, the ...

Good trucking year for Daimler Truck ...

International group Daimler Truck Holding AG (DT), with the East London plant a major contributor, announced at its ...

Most Eastern Cape government projects ...

Oscar Mabuyane opened his own Premier’s Round Table, in East London on Thursday, with a frank admission. He said ...

LISTEN | Transforming the city

The  R400m,1,700 home housing estate at Cove Rock, a dozen kms west of East London, will have a “built out” ...

Squeeze is on SA lemon juice exporters ...

Early indication is that imports of lemon juice from SA and Brazil harm the US industry materially.

WORKWISE | The uncertainty surrounding ...

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and related sick leave.

What you need to know when insuring your ...

SPONSORED | If a bakkie is primarily used for business purposes, it should be insured as such, says Ayabulela Xongo, ...

Africa

LIVE UPDATES | Restaurants, hairdressers ...

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 ...

Lifestyle

Five cars that cost way more than R22m

With the debate raging about R22m, we reflect on cars that cost more than the proposed SA flag

WATCH | Ignition TV reviews the 2022 ...

Join Ignition TV presenter Ernest Page as he tests the spacious new Mercedes-Benz GLB.

SPOTLIGHT | 'My Sweet Monster' in ...

Streaming service brings its large viewing catalogue to SA, there is animated family fun as a monster must help a ...

F1's Stefano Domenicali says SA Grand ...

Since the revamped Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit was opened in 2015 there has been much speculation about whether it will ...

BMW gives its 3 Series range a refresh

BMW has updated its G20-generation 3 Series with a host of styling and technology tweaks.

Behind the price tag: are we paying too ...

“New cars are too expensive” is a sentiment you are likely to hear whenever pricing for a new model is announced in SA.

World

Moscow’s mood ahead of Victory Day mixes ...

Moscow residents appeared anxious but resilient as the country prepared on Sunday for its annual commemoration of the ...

WATCH | Astronauts land safely on Earth ...

A team from SpaceX's spacecraft Endurance has landed off the coast of Florida in the US after 175 days aboard the Space ...

Evacuation buses have not reached pickup ...

Buses seeking to evacuate more civilians from Mariupol have not yet reached the agreed pickup point, the city council ...

Israel demands apology after Lavrov says ...

Israel denounced Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday for suggesting that the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had ...

World Bank says war to cut global growth, ...

The World Bank is reducing its global growth forecast for 2022 by nearly a full percentage point, to 3.2% from 4.1%, ...

US trial begins for member of Islamic ...

An alleged member of a group of Islamic State militants that beheaded American hostages in Iraq and Syria, nicknamed ...

Sport

Boxing Mecca

Cafu gives up on Chauke rematch, moves up ...

The possibility of East London boxer Phumelela Cafu getting another shot at the SA flyweight title following his ...

IBO rules against Baleni protest in world ...

There will be no immediate rematch between Ayanda Ndulani and Siphamandla Baleni for their October controversial ...

African official credits EC influence for ...

International Boxing Association (IBA) elections held in Turkey at the weekend might have been marred by controversy ...

SA team’s woes worsen at Istanbul world ...

The SA amateur (now open boxing) women team's woes at the current world championships in Turkey continued after their ...

Tete reunites with Warren, Mtya ahead of ...

Former two-time world boxing champion Zolani Tete has reunited with English promoter Frank Warren after signing a ...