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Failing Eastern Cape municipalities may be axed

Bhisho has asked the national government to bail out or even scrap 14 Eastern Cape municipalities that are in such financial distress they are struggling to pay salaries and ...

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NSPCA court bid to ban live animal exports fails

The National Council of SPCA’s high court bid to ban all export of live animals by ship today failed in the Grahamstown high court. After a full ...

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Two South Africans on Japanese cruise ship have coronavirus

The health ministry has confirmed that the two people were working on the Princess Diamond when it was affected by the coronavirus

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SA fuel prices will plunge, but only briefly

The prices of petrol and diesel will drop in March before new fuel levy increases hit in April.
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Give us time to find the De Klerk murder docket, ...

An attempt by PAC president Mzwanele Nyhontso to open a case of murder against former apartheid state president FW de Klerk for the killing of five children at a house in Mthatha in 1993, fell flat on Thursday after police demanded more time to look ...
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Fleet Street under fire as Fort Hare, WSU students play cat-and-mouse

On the third day of running protests, University of Fort Hare students brought Fleet Street traffic to a standstill in ...

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ANC, EFF join at case of rape accused councillor

The bail application of a 48-year-old ANC councillor in the Eastern Cape’s Raymond Mhlaba municipality in Alice, who is ...

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Shabby student protesters released on warning

Eleven University of Fort Hare students charged with public violence and violation of the road traffic amendment act ...

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Seven Angel's accused detail alleged abuses by Ngcobo cops

A trial-within-a-trial following the Ngcobo police massacre has on Thursday resumed at Mthatha High Court after five ...

Africa

Nigeria reports first new coronavirus case in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria reported the first new coronavirus case in sub-Saharan Africa on Friday, as global stock markets tanked on ...

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WATCH | Buffalo City schools demand scholar transport

Two Buffalo City Metro schools embarked on a total shutdown on Thursday over scholar transport delays at the schools.

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Students protest for the release of Fort Hare 11

More than a thousand University of Fort Hare students are picketing outside the Alice magistrate's Court demanding an ...

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WATCH | Protesting students take to East London streets

Police have been deployed in East London's CBD after University of Fort Hare  student protesters took to the city's ...

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WATCH | The morning after #Budget2020: How the budget affects you

TimesLIVE takes a quick look at how the budget will impact most South Africans on a daily basis.

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Tito's bold budget

The ‘austerity budget’ may please investors and analysts, but unions are unlikely to be impressed

Business

Exports may be affected if US changes SA’s status

US president Donald Trump’s goal of trimming the list of developing and least developed countries with preferential ...

Business

Nothing new in Mboweni's budget — BKCOB

Finance minister Tito Mboweni opened his budget address with a quote from ancient Greece philosopher Pliny the Elder: ...

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Move to cut TVET budget met with dismay

Tough spending decisions taken by government loom large in education, which sees deep budget cuts to poorly performing ...

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Ngcobo accused claim cops tortured confessions out of them

Five members of the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministries Church, who are accused of the 2018 killing of five Ngcobo ...

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No salary hikes for MPs, judges as Tito Mboweni trims public service wage bill

President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration is headed for a bitter battle with public sector unions after finance ...

READER LETTER | Parkrun power play

Your editorial "Parkrun Decision Must Serve Public without Jeopardising Site" (SD Feb 22), article "Comrades Legend Fordyce, BCM in Parkrun Legal Spat" (Feb ...

READER LETTER | Sick of hecklers and howlers

Your editorial "Antics at Sona Debate a New Low for SA" (DD Feb 20) refers. Some of our public representatives seem to think their role is exclusively to howl, ...

READER LETTER | Take care who you elect

Take care who you elect The ANC is a leader of society you cannot ignore even if you want to. It enjoys a huge following in the Eastern Cape. So when it ...

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Stray animals put motorists in danger

Stray animals crossing national roads are a major concern in the Eastern Cape. Drivers blame livestock owners and the ...

Cars track rotting animal remains into ...

Buffalo City motorists unknowingly drove through putrid animal remains, flicking it onto their mudguards and tracking ...

Court sides with EL nightclubs as cops ...

Police in Buffalo City stand accused of unleashing an almost nightly ritual of harassment and abuse on owners, staff ...

Eco-brick house the toast of Makhanda and ...

Makhanda optometrist Dr Trevor Davies and an employee, Sivuyile Kewuti, have ignited huge excitement in the city with a ...

BCM fibreoptic cable installations hit ...

Controversy surrounds the multimillion rand fibreoptic network installation in Buffalo City, with workers complaining ...

Esplanade penthouse owners in standoff ...

Two beachfront penthouse owners, watched by a community of flat tenants and owners, descended on a shack being built on ...

Tripped circuit breaker leaves Gonubie in ...

A circuit breaker that tripped was responsible for many  Gonubie residents being without power from Wednesday ...

Security risk as thieves wreck metro's ...

Buffalo City's new security camera system is being pillaged by tech thieves. The latest act of organised thievery saw ...

Butterworth protest on hold as residents ...

The Eastern Cape government and Butterworth residents have agreed that the two-week long water protest must come to an ...

Strike at Joan Harrison pool complex ends

A weeklong strike that saw the Joan Harrison pool complex closed to the public has ended. Sources said the strike ...

Discoloured water has KWT residents on ...

Brown, gritty municipal water coming out of King William’s Town taps for a week was caused by a new chemical being ...

Kid's gala postponed as staff fail to ...

A major primary school gala was placed in limbo at the 11th hour on Thursday when Buffalo City staff failed to appear ...

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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iFani: It's 2020 and I’m still blocked by ...

iFani takes his beefs all the way back and thinks he preferred the AKA one to his clash with Cassper

Sho Madjozi clears the air on Kagiso ...

"I suppose the rumours come from the fact that we hang out a lot and I am a big fan of cricket."

Glammy opens up about AKA and Zinhle ...

'My relationship with Zinhle is never going to change'

WATCH | Trevor Noah takes shots at US ...

'Trump is great for jokes but in times of crisis Trump is the worst person to reassure the nation,' says Trevor

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

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 ...

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 ...

Business

Exports may be affected if US changes ...

US president Donald Trump’s goal of trimming the list of developing and least developed countries with preferential ...

Nothing new in Mboweni's budget — BKCOB

Finance minister Tito Mboweni opened his budget address with a quote from ancient Greece philosopher Pliny the Elder: ...

New paths opening for hospitality-trained ...

The growing need for superb customer service skills in all sectors has created a demand for hospitality-trained people, ...

Graduates form NPO to help grow ...

A group of Mthatha graduates are the true definition of vuk’uzenzele (get up and do it yourself) and are on a mission ...

Aspen transformation to cost 100 jobs in ...

Pharmaceuticals company  Aspen Pharmacare is planning to retrench more than 100 employees at its  East London and Port ...

Yekani opts for business rescue but ...

Embattled East London electronics company Yekani Manufacturing has opted for business rescue to stave off liquidation ...

Load-shedding unavoidable, Ramaphosa says ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday announced that financially viable municipalities can now procure their own ...

Africa

Guinea braces for disputed referendum ...

When Alpha Conde was elected president of Guinea in 2010, the veteran opposition leader vowed to restore democracy ...

Kenya's high court orders suspension of ...

Kenya's High Court on Friday ordered flights from China to be temporarily suspended over the coronavirus outbreak, ...

Anger as Somali rapist and murderer pays ...

SOMALIA-WOMEN/CRIME:Anger as Somali rapist and murderer pays 75 camels to escape death

Women key to solving climate crisis, says ...

The March4Women event, organised by CARE International, will bring together female climate campaigners as they call on ...

Nigerian police free children and ...

Police in southeastern Nigeria raided a child trafficking facility holding at least 23 children and four pregnant ...

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