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WATCH LIVE | State capture: Jacob Zuma testifies

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear for the first time before the commission of inquiry into state capture on Monday.

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‘Lobola link to stock theft’

Thieves seeking to profit from the custom of lobola are to blame for stock theft in Mthatha, Ngcobo and Mqanduli, according to police.

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Boy sent home as fees unpaid

A six-year-old Grade R pupil from Kuswag Laërskool in East London has been been ordered not to attend class by the school governing body (SGB) ...

Politics

WATCH | Desperate MK vets defy order

The ANC uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association in the Eastern Cape defied an order by party secretary general Ace Magashule and held a provincial elective conference in Buffalo City and announced new leadership.
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EC teen charged with murder after stick fight ...

A 17-year-old boy was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a young man to death during an altercation in Willowvale, Eastern Cape, at the weekend.
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'I'm alleged to be the king of corrupt people' - Zuma

“I have been vilified, alleged to be the king of corrupt people” were former president Jacob Zuma’s first words at the ...

Lifestyle

Singing of love, respect, peace

While most young musicians do not miss a chance to boast about flashy cars, girls and “stacking up the cash”, a young ...

Sport

Washie takes its toll

Notwithstanding having been run in the mildest of weather conditions, the 2019 Washie 100 Miler was not without drama ...

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All eyes on Zuma

Former president Jacob Zuma, who has been central to allegations of state capture, will address the Zondo commission of ...

Business

WATCH | EL to Asia undersea cable delayed

The much-anticipated undersea telecommunications cable that will link East London to Mauritius and India will be ...

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Buffalo City Municipality State of the City Address 2019 - 26 July 2019

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Embattled Steinhoff reports major losses

South African retailer Steinhoff reported a $401 million (R5.6-billion) half-year loss from continuing operations on ...

Opinion

OPINION | Thugs protecting state capture leaders

In the realm of law and order, South Africa is a country of press releases and words of condemnation – but no action.

Arts Festival

Arts Festival CEO resigns, leaves indelible mark

National Arts Festival chief executive Tony Lankester has resigned after 12 years at the helm of the continent’s ...

Sport

Bulldogs target Valke in Currie Cup First Division clash

The Border Bulldogs will be targeting a full house of points when they take on the Valke in their Currie Cup First ...

Sport

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon epic to win fifth title

Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest of nuts for Roger Federer to crack as he repelled everything the Swiss could ...

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Twist as NPA official claims ‘hit’ was big lie

A senior NPA official who was arrested last month for conspiring with hitmen to kill his wife, a regional court ...

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FULL STORY | Heartbreak of family endures as Zuma is found not guilty

“She’s gone. There is nothing I can do about it,” said Adina Dube outside court on Friday after Duduzane Zuma was found ...

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Fleet vulnerable to abuse, theft

The apparent hijacking of a mortuary van in the Eastern Cape has thrown the spotlight on the provincial transport ...

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Bhisho women take stand as initiate death toll rises

Bhisho Legislature female members have broken their silence and vowed to take a centre stage on the traditional ...

EFF thugs are a short hop from Idi Amin, and it suits the ANC fine

Malema’s morons won’t be stopped because their snouts are in the same state capture trough as some ANC leaders

OPINION | Thugs protecting state capture leaders

In the realm of law and order, South Africa is a country of press releases and words of condemnation – but no action.

OPINION | The legacy of Sisi Hlehle lives on

The Eastern Cape has lost one of its legends, a theatre genius, a film star and a community builder. Nomhle Nkonyeni made both her name and that of her ...

City News

Cameras fail to net crime

Different stories are being told why none of Buffalo City Metro’s CCTV cameras recorded a hit-and-run crime in which ...

R500k needed for repairs as hall ...

The vandalised NU10 community hall in Mdantsane will cost Buffalo City Metro (BCM) up to R500,000 in repairs after the ...

BCM has least murders but most sexual ...

Of all nine metros in South Africa, Buffalo City has shown the longest and most sustained decrease in its murder rate.

No respect for city’s cemeteries

East Londoners are too scared to visit city cemeteries to pay respect to their loved ones’ graves. That’s the shocking ...

Two more Bonza Bay beach knife muggings

Pristine Bonza Bay beach, one of East London’s mugging hot spots, claimed yet more victims this week when two women ...

Site of beauty falling into shoddy state

Buffalo Pass should be one of the shining lights of East London, but continues to be a site of some of the city’s most ...

Money-for-garbage a hit in EL

The first Eastern Cape-based Packa-Ching mobile buyback centre was launched at the Khaya Youth Community Development ...

DA in a froth as BCM shrugs off motion on ...

An animal rights motion criticising the East London zoo vanished from council on Wednesday in a move that angered DA ...

‘No swimming’ at Quenera due to sewage ...

East London residents, including the thousands of children who are enjoying school holidays, have been warned against ...

WATCH | Public toilets at beaches in ...

While scores of people are expected to flock to East London beaches during the school holidays, the appalling state of ...

Wildlife filmmaker Varty joins protest to ...

World-renowned South African conservationist and wildlife filmmaker John Varty is adding his voice – and those of his ...

Beach facilities fall apart

Just months after Buffalo City Municipality spruced up the city’s beaches for holidaymakers, complaints are circulating ...

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Lifestyle

Singing of love, respect, peace

While most young musicians do not miss a chance to boast about flashy cars, girls and “stacking up the cash”, a young ...

EL teens awarded scholarships to NYC

Four East London teens have been awarded scholarships towards their tuition at the New York Film Academy after their ...

If the glass still fits

Antique dealer David Glick is the first to admit that his profession can have something of a stuffy image. However, if ...

Arts Festival CEO resigns, leaves ...

National Arts Festival chief executive Tony Lankester has resigned after 12 years at the helm of the continent’s ...

WATCH | Veliswa Skeyi back in studio to ...

Former Lord Comforters lead singer Veliswa Skeyi is in the studio recording her 13th album, Nyathela.

DJ’s new album to surprise fans with ...

Platinum selling DJ Prince Kaybee is working on an EP titled Crossover Music, which is due for release later in 2019.

Business

WATCH | EL to Asia undersea cable delayed

The much-anticipated undersea telecommunications cable that will link East London to Mauritius and India will be ...

Cannabis set to be ‘saviour plant’

Some of the most inaccessible regions of Transkei will become SA’s most valuable agricultural land, and overseas ...

Top speaker, author to share pitching ...

With little under a month to go before the Daily Dispatch’s Business Summit, which will focus on “The Corporate ...

SA’s leaders must come to the party

SA’s business future is squarely in the hands of the institutional leaders, yet if they do not embrace the concepts ...

Disruption’s her stock in trade

East London property sales tycoon Xoliswa Tini, founder of Xoliswa Tini Property Services, is no stranger to the ...

EL homegirl has Midas touch with ...

Some businesses seem to soar into the financial stratosphere. Natasha Hogg, co-owner of Sanook Cafe, Sanook Eatery ...

Berlyn’s acumen grows empire

The average person would be delighted to own a service station; two would be better, three a luxury and four an ...

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