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52 Covid-19 deaths recorded in past 24 hours as cases up by more than 1,000

Fifty-two Covid-19 related deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday. This means that there are now 481 deaths from the respiratory ...

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Twelve more prisoners test positive for Covid-19

A dozen more inmates and one prison worker have joined the growing number of people within the department of correctional services who have tested ...

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Building housing BCM city manager, department heads closed after ...

The Trust Centre building in the East London CBD was immediately closed on Monday while it was being deep cleansed and decontaminated after an ...

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Nine killed by lethal moonshine mixes in Eastern ...

The strict government liquor ban during the Covid-19 lockdown has proved deadly for some in the Eastern Cape. Five people in the province have died in the space of a week after drinking their lethal moonshine. On Saturday, two people near ...
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Eastern Cape education department recruits 800 to ...

The Eastern Cape education department is scrambling to hire 800 unemployed people to help in the first phase of schools reopening next week. These recruits, employed as support staff, will be contracted for three months to help sanitise pupils ...
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'We survived Covid-19' - messages of hope from some who have recovered

Today we share messages of hope from a group of South Africans who recovered from Covid-19.

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The latest facts, news, figures and live tracking of Covid-19.

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Call to inspect more hospitals after closure of Frere

More hospitals should be inspected by the department of employment & labour across the Eastern Cape. This is the call ...

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Covid-19 positive Eastern Cape pensioner questions why she was not isolated

An Eastern Cape pensioner who tested positive for Covid-19 questions why she is home despite a directive from the ...

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BREAKING | No smoking for lockdown level 3

President Cyril Ramphosa on Sunday night said that South Africans under level 3 lockdown would not be able to ...

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Eastern Cape mayor's wife loses battle against Covid-19

Matilda Maneli, wife of Amathole district municipality mayor and ANC regional chairperson Khanyile 'KC' Maneli, died ...

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Two dead, 10 in hospital after drinking home-made alcoholic concoction near Stutterheim

Two people are believed to have died and more than 10 are in hospital after drinking a home-brewed concoction  in a ...

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Peddie twins to take livestock industry by storm

Peddie-born twin sisters are on a mission to tap into the male-dominated livestock industry. Zipho and Zovuyo Makwabe, ...

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Covid-19 : Shut down Frere Hospital now, labour department insists

Labour department health and safety inspectors have ordered a total and immediate shutdown of East London’s Frere ...

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Lockdown a hard knock for Eastern Cape lawyers

The financial effect of the lockdown on legal practitioners has been devastating, with many fearful that they will ...

Opinion

Dlamini-Zuma's alleged links to illicit cigarette industry spark debate over smoking ban

Alleged links between Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and tobacco kingpin Adriano Mazzotti has fueled debate ...

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Covid-19 forces closure of three home affairs offices in BCM

Plans to obtain a temporary ID so he could apply for the R350 unemployment grant hit a snag for Sakhele Dyakopu as the ...

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Burning questions over Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's cigarette ban motives

By and large South Africans supported the national coronavirus lockdown at its start. While there were grumbles about ...

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First blow struck by Eastern Cape transport MEC in defamation case

The Grahamstown high court this week interdicted United Front provincial executive member Lungile Mxube from making ...

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Will the tobacco ban be rolled into SA's level 3 lockdown regulations?

"Smokers should be prepared to pay R20 for a single cigarette or R200 a box for many months to come ... don't expect ...

OPINION | Shocking for Frere crisis to reach that level

We welcome Saturday night’s agreement between Premier Oscar Mabuyane and national minister of employment & labour Thulas Nxesi, which temporarily averted the ...

MAMPHELA RAMPHELE | African heritage can be harnessed to create a post-Covid 'New Economy'

Covid-19 has enabled us to demonstrate our ability to shift from our tendency to be pre-occupied with the pursuit of personal success to rally together with ...

Fast-spreading Covid-19 infodemic an added danger

I used to love entertaining the idea that one day aliens would try to make contact with us —  we being the intelligent life on earth. Lately, however, I have ...

Business

DA wants a special inspector-general to ...

The DA has proposed the creation of a special inspector-general office with sweeping powers in the National Treasury to ...

Reserve Bank delays data releases due to ...

The consequences of the Covid-19 crisis, which has affected data collection from important state agencies such as ...

JSE slips as US-China tension persists

The JSE was lower on Monday morning as investors monitored growing tension between the US and China.

Growthpoint collected less than half of ...

South Africa’s largest property company, Growthpoint, collected less than half of its rent from retail tenants in ...

Tiger Brands braces for tough second half ...

Food producer Tiger Brands is bracing for a tough second half as Covid-19 disrupts supply chains and hits consumer ...

S&P Global affirms South Africa’s ...

S&P Global affirmed South Africa’s rating, maintaining a stable outlook that came with the country's most recent ...

JSE weaker amid Beijing’s Hong Kong plans

The JSE tracked weaker global markets following reports on Friday suggesting Beijing plans to institute new security ...

Africa

Sudan’s bloody tribal clashes threaten ...

An upsurge in bloody tribal clashes in Sudan has killed at least 59 people and wounded over 100 this month, heaping ...

Zimbabwean hotels and lodges to open as ...

With Zimbabwe's tourism industry reeling from Covid-19 lockdown losses, hotels and lodges have been permitted to open ...

UN prosecutor: remains of Rwandan war ...

The remains of a fugitive major suspect from the 1994 Rwandan genocide have been identified in a grave in Congo, a ...

Hundreds killed in South Sudan tribal ...

Hundreds of civilians, including three aid workers, were killed in a series of tribal clashes in villages in South ...

Burundi expected to announce Ndayishimiye ...

Burundi's election commission is expected on Monday to declare Evariste Ndayishimiye the country's next president, with ...

Lifestyle

French car maker Renault could close ...

Renault has called for a meeting with unions on Thursday regarding its cost-saving plans, a representative for far-left ...

Daimler aims for worldwide carbon-neutral ...

German luxury automaker Daimler on Monday announced tougher carbon emissions targets, saying it aimed to reach carbon ...

PODCAST | 'Buying down' in light of ...

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is again joined by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. This week they ...

VW loses landmark German case as diesel ...

A German federal court judge ruled that Volkswagen has to pay compensation to motorists who purchased vehicles with ...

Motoring’s most controversial moments

From fiery factory faults to cheating on emissions tests, here are the scandals that rocked the automotive world in ...

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World

Just what the Donald ordered: meet the ...

Orders rocket as a new study of hydroxychloroquine points to increased risk of death and heart problems

They’re don for: mafia loan sharks prey ...

The large mafia organisations are muscling in on the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus

Aussies flip when dolphins bring ‘gifts’ ...

As beach visitors decline the dolphins have been bringing more items to shore in exchange for fish

‘The end of Hong Kong’ as China set to ...

China is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong after last year’s often violent pro-democracy ...

Trump to withdraw US from Open Skies ...

President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Open Skies treaty, an arms-control pact designed to promote ...

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist ...

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday they "forgive" the killers of their father, an ...

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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

Sigqibo brutally knocks out Paulino

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

Nontshinga scores spectacular knockout

Sive Nontshinga scored a spectacular fifth round knockout of highly rated Filipino Ivan Soriano to retain his IBF ...

Old fighters reunite to kickstart new ...

Some 350 ex-fighters reconnected in Pretoria at the weekend‚ trading old war stories like they used to exchange leather ...

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 ...

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