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Nonkonyana duped out of R40,000

Sending money via a supermarket and instant money transfer did not set off alarm bells for the Eastern Cape’s most senior traditional leader, Nkosi Mwelo Nonkonyana, ...

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Stages 6 to 8 load-shedding: What it means and how it affects you

Here is what you need to know

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Prepare for total blackout, BCM warns

“Prepare for the blackout.” That is the word from Buffalo City Municipality to metro residents as the country takes stock of Eskom’s meltdown. But ...

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Uzalo star cancels tavern gig, fails to repay ...

Popular SABC1 actor Masoja Msiza, better known as Nkunzi on the channel’s soapie Uzalo, has left managers of Mdantsane’s popular tavern Es’larheni seething after he cancelled his appearance at the tavern’s at the weekend. Msiza, who plays a ...
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Mabuyane: Let’s raise boys who will be better men

SA will be doomed if boys are not raised to be better men in the future, Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane warned on Tuesday.
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Qumza Highway reopened to delight of residents

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

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Calling all matrics: claim your fame and you could win R10,000

You’ve done the hard work – now it’s time to claim your matric fame. Register now to receive your results in January

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EL father gunned down while fetching kids from play date

Bhisho official Mnyamezeli Lolo, 42, was shot dead before being robbed of his cellphone and wallet outside Premier ...

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WATCH | Beacon Bay business engulfed by fire

A fire that destroyed the Guest Resource Services (GRS) training centre at The Hub in Beacon Bay on Tuesday could ...

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SA plunged into stage 6 load-shedding

Eskom has announced unprecedented stage 6 load-shedding from 6pm on Monday.

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EL beachfront funfair is no more

When the festive season was officially kicked off by Buffalo City mayor Xola Pakati at the Esplanade last week, the ...

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WATCH | Eastern Cape's Zozi crowned Miss Universe

Tsolo-born Zozibini Tunzi is the new Miss Universe. She walked away with the crown in Atlanta in the US in the early ...

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Day zero looms for thirsty BCM

Most of Buffalo City Metro will have no water during the day on Thursday, possibly extending into Friday, as the city ...

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WATCH | Villagers overjoyed by Zozi's crowning moment

Villagers from Zozibini Tunzi's home, the Eastern Cape village of Sidwadweni, Tsolo, were overjoyed after she was ...

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ANC veteran Ben Turok dies, aged 92

Former anti-apartheid activist and economics professor Ben Turok died on Monday morning, aged 92.

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Prasa put under administration, interim board dissolved

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has placed the embattled Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) under ...

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Triple murder shocks Tsomo villagers

While a Tsomo family was battling to come to terms with the brutal killing of two family members and a neighbour who ...

Misleading notices flag need for greater transparency

Thou shalt not mislead your customers. Even a little bit. That should be the first rule of marketing.

A backward law on the land

Signing the Traditional & Khoi-San Leadership Bill into law grabs the land rights of 18-million people who live in communal areas, particularly in the former ...

Broke municipality’s fat salaries absurd

The CCMA has ruled as unfair the reduction in pay of King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality (KSDM) employee Noluvuyo Mqolo from more than R500,000 a year as the ...

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A Beacon Bay business at The Hub shopping centre was engulfed by fire on the morning of 10 December 2019.

Fire at The Hub

A Beacon Bay business at The Hub shopping centre was engulfed by fire on the morning of 10 December 2019.

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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 ...

Brace for load-shedding again

Eskom announced on Thursday that it would implement stage 2 load-shedding from 4pm until 11pm.

Mthatha hardware stores hammered by ...

Hardware stores in Mthatha are being blamed for rising congestion in the CBD. The Mthatha Ratepayers and Residents ...

BCM's main water supply contaminated

There are strong indications that the main dam supplying water to East London and Mdantsane is badly ...

Centre plays key role in uplifting ...

The Khanya Youth Community Development Centre is fighting to combat social ills in Buffalo Flats. Education and ...

20 traffic cops' cars vandalised — twice ...

Vandalism of 20 vehicles at the Buffalo City Metro traffic department in Braelyn at the weekend has sharpened concerns ...

Welcome to festive season lights delight

Sunday night is switch-on time for an event that lifts the spirits of East Londoners and visitors — the festive season ...

Police keep beady eye on Black Friday ...

No cases of theft or violence were reported during Black Friday, but police still issued a warning, using loudhailers, ...

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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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Mlindo the Vocalist discharged from ...

Mlindo the Vocalist is grateful to be alive after being involved in a car crash in Durban at the weekend.

Top performing Google searches of 2019 ...

Google can be the best source for information, especially in terms of getting information on a subject that might be ...

Gospel singer Neyi Zimu laid to rest

The House of Treasures Ministries near Alberton, south of Johannesburg, proved to be too small to handle the magnitude ...

EL DJ spins her magic in Jozi

An Eastern Cape DJ and businesswoman is making waves in Johannesburg where her smooth mixing skills have landed her in ...

How to spend your bonus wisely

The more fortunate among you may have just been informed by your employer that you will get a generous end-of-year ...

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

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 ...

D-Day for Fuzile boxing protest

The Eastern Cape boxing fraternity is holding its collective breath and praying that a hearing at the IBF headquarters ...

Business

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 ...

Capitec is the most competitive bank for ...

If it’s a rewards programme you want, FNB’s Gold Cheque account, which gives access to the eBucks programme, offers ...

BCM maps long road to economic health

BCM may have a way to go when it comes to diversifying its economy and making it inclusive, multisectorial and globally ...

Tiger investing R100m in emerging farmers

Tiger Brands has invested R40m for emerging farmers, and in two years that will have soared to more than R100m, its ...

African Bank’s digital focus pays off as ...

The group saw it third year of improved profitability to end-September, when retail deposits rose 115%

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