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A horse, a runner, even a snail could have beaten the post office

Snail mail lived up to its name when the post office took 39 days to deliver a letter from King William’s Town to the East Coast 72km away. The letter — an envelope ...

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Three arrests as EL cops swoop on ‘Toyota gang’

Police believe they have made a major breakthrough in a syndicate that targets Toyota vehicles, especially Fortuners, and moves them to the ...

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SAA in talks with potential partners, says Cyril Ramaphosa

SA is open to private-sector participation in its struggling state-owned enterprises, the president said on Monday

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LISTEN | EL-born star Moshe Ndiki’s journey a ...

From recording YouTube videos about unemployment, heartbreak and being broke in his rental flat in 2013 to becoming a major TV personality in SA, East London-born Moshe Ndiki is breaking new ground in the industry.
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Last of 3 Middledrift escapees arrested in ...

Andisa Vas, who escaped from Middledrift Prison and went on the run for five months, has been arrested.
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More than 2,400 schools in South Africa are without a principal

SA’s largest association of governing bodies has slammed provincial education departments for lengthy delays in filling ...

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Many East London land claimants still waiting after 21 years

Three hundred families who are long standing land claimants are up in arms, accusing the department of rural ...

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Disaster declared in Chris Hani

The Chris Hani district municipality has finally declared the drought-ravaged region a local disaster area in a bid to ...

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Cops shackled by ammunition crisis

Police are being taken off the streets and bound to desk work, while others are breaching policy by carrying firearms ...

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Businessman beaten outside Gonubie police station

Mystery surrounds the brutal beating of a Port Alfred businessman at or near the Gonubie police station last week.

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Daily Dispatch Win a Car 2019

The Competition Daily Dispatch is pleased to partner with Buffalo Toyota East London on the 2019 Daily Dispatch Win ...

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1,000ha land claim turns 21

Twenty-one years after 41 Eastern Cape families lodged a massive land claim, which includes tourist and citrus farming ...

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OPINION | News flash: end of the age of impunity is here

Sometimes you just have to listen to the news. Don’t analyse. Just listen.

Sport

Big kick for underlings

The least-expected ABC Motsepe League teams triumphed during the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup tournament, which ...

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Scammed of dream homes

East London police have made a major breakthrough in an elaborate “get rich quick” Eastern Cape housing scam following ...

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Mbalula ‘takes wrong turn’

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has been accused of flying to the wrong province in a bid to broker peace in ongoing ...

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Cyril accused of stalling drama bill

President Cyril Ramaphosa has not signed the Performers Protection Amendment Bill into law because there has been “much ...

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6-year wait: walkway still unsafe

Frustrations are mounting over delayed efforts to protect parts of Oceanway Road in Gonubie, where storms and high seas ...

OPINION | News flash: end of the age of impunity is here

Sometimes you just have to listen to the news. Don’t analyse. Just listen.

OPINION | JSC ‘charade’ points to serious challenges for SA

It is time to review the charade that is the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), which chooses the judges who sit on our country’s high courts, the Supreme ...

OPINION | High cost of unravelling the truth

For more than a year now deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has been listening to all sorts of crooks lying under oath.

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Former president Jacob Zuma's fraud and corruption case has been postponed to February 2020. Zuma appeared in the Pietermaritzburg high court on October 15 2019 in connection with the matter, which has been in and out of court for at least 14 years.

Zuma appeal halts corruption case...again.

Former president Jacob Zuma's fraud and corruption case has been postponed to February 2020. Zuma appeared in the Pietermaritzburg high court on October 15 2019 in connection with the matter, which has been in and out of court for at least ...

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BCM ‘partners’ in teen entrepreneur ...

In a first-of-its-kind project in the metro, scores of pupils with the potential to become entrepreneurs should soon ...

R5m plan to split BCM services department ...

A multimillion-rand plan to establish two departments in Buffalo City Metro is taking shape, with council approving ...

Deluge welcomed but pupils left shaken by ...

 A school building was struck by lightning as heavy rains lashed East London and other parts of the Eastern Cape on ...

Fed up residents clean up refuse irate ...

More than 30 angry residents, most of them women, joined forces on Friday to clean up the mounds of illegally dumped ...

Programme to formalise the Nahoon car ...

A pilot programme for supporting “official” car guards has been launched in an East London suburb.

Pensioners forced to walk the gauntlet

Residents at Kennersley Park South – a retirement village in East London – have had a tough time crossing the street ...

Gonubie boardwalk is on its last legs

After years of little to no maintenance, the Gonubie boardwalk is finally on its last legs and Ward 29 DA councillor, ...

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 ...

R47m Berlin site a dump

Buffalo City Metro ratepayers had to fork out at least R47m on the rehabilitation of the Roundhill waste landfill site ...

Unfenced fields being misused

It is a free for all at an East London sports field with vagrants living in nearby bushes, while driving schools also ...

Beacon Bay outcry over cell tower proposal

A proposal to erect two cellphone tower masts in Grace Crescent and Sandpiper Road in Beacon Bay has been put forward ...

City’s power revenue drops by over R50m

Buffalo City Metro’s 2019/20 projected revenue for electricity sales has decreased by more than R50m, after the ...

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TV and radio presenter drops EL club – ...

SA radio and TV presenter Dineo Ranaka, who was scheduled to DJ at a popular East London nightclub but cancelled her ...

‘F*ck off’ - Bonang hits back at calls ...

Sis killed the hater with kindness... and a little spice.

WATCH | Hogsback recharges batteries

I had to pray three times before abseiling for the first time – twice before I put on my safety gear and once as I ...

PSJ family takes arty initiative

Gogo Ntombi Mpengesi, a seamstress who specialises in crocheting, has created a family based co-op called Nice and ...

Teaming up for night of jazz

A classical musician with roots in England has made his home in the Eastern Cape – and is making his mark here.

Fitness brand gives EC models, designers ...

A fashion-forward fitness brand will lead a group of young Eastern Cape designers in and around Mthatha in a fashion ...

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Motsepe pledges billions in fund to ...

The billionaire businessman wants the fund to help black farmers be part of ‘sustainable, commercially viable and ...

Gold slips to almost one-week low

Metal declines for a third straight session weighed down by a firmer dollar

Facebook pulls plug on global fake ...

Company removes pages linked to operations in Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Nigeria

Ignore fake summonses from‘online loan ...

If you’ve received an email or SMS from Lifestyle Legal or Lifestyle Attorneys notifying you that a summons will be ...

Businesses struggle to cope as ...

Risks are growing for all businesses, not just those in sectors with high emissions, Herbert Smith Freehills report ...

Oil price hardly changed amid ...

Optimism helps offset pressure from rising supplies and worries about global growth

Capitec earns more from transactions ...

Bank still has the magic touch as it adds 200,000 clients a month despite arrival of low-cost competitors

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