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Covid-19 cases climb to 1,380 in SA

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA has risen to 1,380.

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Wimbledon cancelled due to pandemic

The Wimbledon tennis championships were cancelled for the first time since World War 2 as the coronavirus pandemic wiped another blue-riband sports ...

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WATCH | Limpopo MEC slated for mocking 'drunk' man during ...

Limpopo transport MEC Dickson Masemola has been chastised for allegedly posting a video of a seemingly intoxicated elderly man on his Facebook page

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The latest facts, news, figures and live tracking of Covid-19.
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WATCH | Soldier hurt in Mthatha crash as army ...

A SA National Defence Force member was injured and admitted to hospital after a military vehicle crashed in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, while trying to avoid a taxi.
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New lockdown rules let taxis carry more passengers — with masks

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has amended regulations governing public transport during the lockdown to extend taxi ...

Entertainment

Avid East London mountaineer rescued from garden tree

A man was rescued from a tree in East London on Monday after his attempt to summit Mount Kenya was cancelled due to ...

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TERMINAL HEALTHCARE | A Daily Dispatch exclusive investigation

DispatchLIVE reveals the state of the Eastern Cape's health system.

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Five die in blazing house including baby

Police have arrested a man in Seymour and charged him with five counts of murder and one of arson after a home in the ...

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Taxi industry gears up for mutiny

Santaco, the umbrella body for taxi associations, has launched an investigation into taxi drivers who have drastically ...

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KSD uses lockdown to spruce up Mthatha

King Sabata Dalindyebo municipal bosses are taking advantage of the 21-day national lockdown to clean Mthatha up. The ...

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ANC praises SANDF for 'simple measures' to ensure discipline

The ANC in parliament has praised soldiers for what it called “simple measures to discipline community members”.

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Five deaths as SA Covid-19 cases rise to 1,353, with 39,500 tested

The number of Covid-19 cases in SA has risen to 1,353, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday afternoon.

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BREAKING NEWS | Eastern Cape man arrested for burning five to death

An Eastern Cape man has been arrested after he allegedly torched a house where five people, including two children, ...

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Braelyn Avanza taxi drivers down tools over Covid-19 restrictions

Avanza taxi drivers in Braelyn downed tools on Tuesday morning, refusing to take three passengers a trip for a “mere” ...

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Long queues at EC clinics as staff refuse to work without protection

Desperate scenes played out at some Eastern Cape day hospitals and clinics on Monday as people were either turned away ...

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Mabuyane worries about Covid19 spread at pension paypoints

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane admitted on Monday the provincial government was worried by the thousands of people ...

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Man refused help by scared nurses dies

A man who was allegedly denied treatment by Cofimvaba Hospital nurses afraid of the  coronavirus has died. Lungisa ...

TOM EATON: Jolted awake by Patrice, Cyril zooms in on the billion-rand question

When Elephant One checks in with his brother-in-law, he can't help bringing up the two bil from Stellenbosch

TONY LEON: When it’s over, we want all our rights back, Cyril

Remember the Nats’ ‘temporary’ detention law? Today’s crisis measures must not become permanent

Department of employment and labour centres to remain closed during lockdown

The department of employment and labour on Monday urged all residents to stop visiting labour centres, as there would be no-one to assist them during the ...

Multimedia

Starring Ugandan reggae icon Bobi Wine and Cape Town’s folk-rock legend Robin Auld, the new release "Alone but Altogether" expresses a message of solidarity and self-reliance in encouraging Africans to not be victims, to think of each other and stay at home to combat the Corona crisis.

Alone Altogether

Starring Ugandan reggae icon Bobi Wine and Cape Town’s folk-rock legend Robin Auld, the new release "Alone but Altogether" expresses a message of solidarity and self-reliance in encouraging Africans to not be victims, to think of each ...

City News

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 ...

Lifestyle

WATCH | Song brings together African ...

Past and present African heads of state have joined together with Nobel prize laureates and musicians from across the ...

WATCH | Serena Williams and her home team ...

Serena and her family are making the most of lockdown.

Avid East London mountaineer rescued from ...

A man was rescued from a tree in East London on Monday after his attempt to summit Mount Kenya was cancelled due to ...

WATCH | Binge-washing: the dirty truth ...

We found out how long the virus can really survive on surfaces, and if you need to worry about that Pad Thai

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

Africa

WATCH | Song brings together African ...

Past and present African heads of state have joined together with Nobel prize laureates and musicians from across the ...

Botswana president tests negative, exits ...

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday was released from isolation at home after testing negative for ...

Lagos in lockdown as Africa virus ...

Africa’s largest city Lagos appeared deserted on Tuesday after Nigeria locked down its economic hub and shuttered its ...

Somali doctor, veteran of many battles, ...

Somali doctor, veteran of many battles, girds for war with coronavirus

Kenya president sorry for coronavirus cop ...

Kenya’s president on Wednesday apologised for violence meted out by police following the declaration of a nationwide ...

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South African couple run Dubai balcony ...

A South African couple who ran a marathon on the balcony of their Dubai apartment, streaming it online, plan to take ...

Pope joins UN appeal for global ceasefire

Pope Francis on Sunday joined UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres's appeal for an “immediate global ceasefire,” on ...

Italy's daily virus deaths climb to ...

Italy on Saturday reported 793 new coronavirus deaths, a one-day record that saw its toll shoot up to 4,825 — 38.3 ...

Malaysia seeks Rohingya for coronavirus ...

Malaysia seeks Rohingya for coronavirus checks after mosque outbreak

Italy orders army to relocate the dead

Italy orders army to take bodies from coronavirus

Hungary to deploy military personnel to ...

Hungary to deploy military personnel to 140 state companies during pandemic

Business

Reserve Bank weighs up ways to help SA ...

It is also considering lowering the specified minimum requirement of capital and reserve funds to be maintained by banks

Famous Brands eyes online sales as virus ...

Group says it is focusing on online offerings and improving hygiene as restaurants reel from panemic restrictions

Standard Bank offers relief to small and ...

Standard Bank has offered its small and medium business customers a three-month debt holiday during the uncertain times ...

What the 100bps interest rate cut means ...

If you have a home or car loan, the interest rate cut may put extra rands in your pocket, but experts say paying your ...

Knysna ward councillor and wife in ...

A Knysna ward councillor and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus after an overseas trip

Panicked rand breaches R17/$ as investors ...

On closing basis the currency is set for a record low against the US currency, which is benefiting from flight to safety

Businesses on edge over coronavirus threat

The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic earlier this week, and while a group of small and medium ...

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 ...

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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