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Eastern Cape taxi boss speaks of surviving ‘machine gun’ attack in Vincent

Eighteen bullets fired from a “machine gun”. These and other startling details have emerged about how assassins tried to permanently erase the life of Eastern Cape taxi ...

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Social media users raise more than R80,000 for EC boy’s ...

A social media post asking for R10 donations to help an Eastern Cape teenager prepare for his traditional circumcision ceremony has prompted ...

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‘We’ll win Buffalo City and Mthatha’ — EFF

The EFF is convinced that it can wrestle control of several of the province’s major municipalities, including the Buffalo City Metro and OR Tambo ...

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Tete turns down Lamati world title fight

The pair were slated to clash after Lamati won the IBO junior featherweight crown with a gutsy display over Mexican Jose Martin Estrada Garcia in June.
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Controversial attorney wins more negligence claims against tottering EC health department

While the provincial treasury is taking extraordinary legal measures to staunch the outflow of billions of rand in ...

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LISTEN | BCM's Miss SA 2021 runner-up Zimi Mabunzi on how her life has changed

Qonce-born Miss SA 2021 runner-up Zimi Mabunzi talks to Daron Mann about her pageant journey and her ambition to make ...

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Daily Dispatch Podcasts with Daron Mann

Seasoned radio personality Daron Mann is back on the airwaves with Daily Dispatch.

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'Please Call Me' inventor wins new round in Vodacom case

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found the auditors regulatory body guilty of maladministration in a complaint ...

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Covid-19: SA records 517 new cases, 56 deaths in 24 hours

It was another day of low Covid-19 infections, with 517 cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

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Investigating officer revelling in victory after killer cop Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu’s ...

Sgt Keshi Benneth Mabunda and prosecutor Riana Williams received praise from judge Ramarumo Monama for the watertight ...

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Body of murdered EC health worker found buried under bath identified, remains returned to ...

Police DNA tests have confirmed the body of a woman who was found buried under the bath of a home at Zingqayi near ...

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Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu’s killing spree comes to an end as court finds her guilty of murder

Former police officer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu – who was accused of killing her lover, sister, cousin, niece and two ...

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'We are not over this pandemic' - what Prof Salim Abdool Karim says about fourth wave

Prof Salim Abdool Karim, former head of the ministerial advisory committee on Covid-19, says, “we are not over this ...

Opinion

BEHIND THE NEWS | Taxi operators infringing on rights of commuters to choose e-hailing ...

The advent of e-hailing services like Bolt and Uber has not only helped provide a much cheaper way of travelling ...

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FARMERS UNDER SIEGE | Dispatch documentary exposing EC stock theft horrors now live

‘Farmers Under Siege’ highlights the murderous battle over livestock in the hills of the Eastern Cape.

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‘Killer cop’ trial: Brothers who lost siblings watch Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu’s judgment

Seated on opposite ends of court 13 in the high court sitting in Palm Ridge on Friday, where judgment in the murder ...

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Mdantsane e-hailing driver claims taximen held his car ransom

Violence and intimidation has escalated in the Buffalo City battle between e-hailing drivers and members of rival taxi ...

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Strike shuts special needs schools across BCM

Special needs schools across Buffalo City are being shut down, one by one, as strike action by non-teaching staff ...

BEHIND THE NEWS | Taxi operators infringing on rights of commuters to choose e-hailing services

The advent of e-hailing services like Bolt and Uber has not only helped provide a much cheaper way of travelling from one destination to another for many ...

OPINION | Oscar must go to parliament to account

"Vote of no confidence".  This is a phrase that became synonymous with  former president Jacob Zuma's  term of  office. Opposition parties, deeming him unfit ...

Charlotte Maxeke’s history can’t be written in same vein as that of Mandela

In the process of rewriting our history, as we may witness in the new basic education curriculum, we must avoid distortion and defects of the ...

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Qonce-born Miss SA 2021 runner-up Zimi Mabunzi talks to Daron Mann about her pageant journey and her ambition to make an impact in the lives of South Africans.

Miss SA 2021 runner-up Zimi Mabunzi on how her life has changed

Qonce-born Miss SA 2021 runner-up Zimi Mabunzi talks to Daron Mann about her pageant journey and her ambition to make an impact in the lives of South Africans.

Business

Polluters face rising competition from ...

“Dirty money” used to apply to the capital raised through crime. Today  it is used to label money generated by ...

J&J misses quarterly revenue forecasts as ...

Company maintains full-year revenue outlook even though it will need to more than triple volumes in the fourth quarter

LISTEN | We can win mayoral race — Twizza ...

Twizza founder and CEO Ken Clark tells Daily Dispatch he has partnered with 20 independent council candidates and ...

Oil prices hits highest levels in years ...

Brent crude oil futures rise to 2018 levels as US West Texas Intermediate crude futures revisit 2014 peaks

Middle-class South Africans can’t get ...

Pulling out a loyalty card at the checkout has become a way of life for shoppers, according to an annual report on the ...

Ronnies Motors wins Best Overall ...

At the heart of East London, a city affectionately called “eMonti” by the locals and a home for the internationally ...

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

AT THE BEACH | Thanks to officers in ...

Working mom of two, Bonnie Hanafey is a dynamo. Small, weighing in at about 50kg after Christmas dinner and with ...

Heart-wrenching story of genocide, dating ...

As bleak as it may be, tyrannical regimes are winning the 21st century hands down. Twenty years into the millennium, ...

Adele’s Mohair knitted together out of ...

  When her pig farm went belly-up decades ago, Adele Cutten turned her knitting hobby into a successful mohair ...

Nota claims he spoke to Senzo Meyiwa on ...

"I spoke to Senzo Meyiwa the day he was killed," claimed Nota.

WATCH | Anele Mdoda clarifies: 'I don't ...

"I don't hate Kelly at all, I really don't hate Kelly," said the media personality.

Chip crunch to cut Renault's 2021 output ...

Renault said on Friday it would cut output by 500,000 cars this year, more than double its previous forecast due to a ...

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World

Up to 17 US missionaries and family ...

As many as 17 American Christian missionaries and their families, including children, were kidnapped on Saturday by ...

FIFA says it helped evacuate 100 players, ...

World soccer's governing body FIFA said on Friday it had worked with the Qatari government to evacuate almost 100 ...

Doctor will plead not guilty to murders ...

The Pretoria doctor accused of murdering her three young daughters soon after moving to New Zealand intends to plead ...

Merck seeks first US authorisation for ...

Merck & Co Inc said on Monday it has applied for US emergency use authorisation for its drug to treat mild-to-moderate ...

Coughing Putin says he’s fine, tests for ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen coughing during a televised government meeting, reassured officials on Monday ...

Major donors urge WHO’s Tedros to act ...

The head of the World Health Organisation came under US-led pressure from donors on Friday to act quickly on a damning ...

Sport

Stinking truth - A DispatchLIVE special investigation series

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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Konkco vows to fight on despite ...

Konkco, of Mthatha but based in Johannesburg, has not fought since losing to Thai boxer Chayaphon Moonsri in a WBC ...

Tournament cancellation spares Nontshinga ...

Nontshinga had secured a November 27 date for his IBF junior flyweight title challenge to Felix Alvarado in Golden Boy ...

Why I will never fight Lamati — Tete

Tete finally put an end to speculations that he might be challenging Lamati for the IBO junior featherweight title.

Fuzile accepts world title fight at short ...

This was revealed by Fuzile's trainer Chief Njekanye after the Duncan Village boxer got confirmation he would face ...

Delight as BSA gives green light for ...

This follows a directive from Boxing SA declaring fans would be allowed to venues after government relaxed Covid-19 ...