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All the latest news, view and coverage of the 2024 general elections. Follow Daily Dispatch online and on our social media channels for up-to-the-minute news from the ...

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Mabuyane slams Mthatha violence, seeks military assistance

Anarchy won’t be tolerated and those involved will face the full might of the law, Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has warned. In a statement ...

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Shots fired at police during Eastern Cape taxi shutdown, five ...

Police have deployed officers from public order policing, the national intervention unit and tactical response team to Mthatha, where many roads have ...

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Mthatha shut down as taxi operators take a stand

Roads across the province have been blockaded with several major routes closed and access to some towns completely cut off by roads set alight by protesting taxi operators. Government has called for assistance from the army, after comparisons to the ...
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‘It’s OK if I’m in breach’: Dudu Zuma-Sambudla on breaking IEC code with ‘vote rigging’ ...

The MK Party’s Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla is unfazed by complaints against her of breaching the Electoral Commission of ...

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Living conditions grim for Eastern Cape residents

  More than a quarter of the Eastern Cape’s 1.7-million households are still experiencing dire poverty levels, 30 ...

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Security guard to appear in court after pupil, 13, killed at school

An Eastern Cape school security guard is set to appear in court on Monday after he allegedly shot dead a 13-year-old ...

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Three arrested in connection with Willowvale mass shooting

Eastern Cape police made a major breakthrough with the arrest of three people in connection with a Willowvale mass ...

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The Enyobeni Tavern tragedy

Ongoing coverage of the impact of the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy, where 21 Eastern Cape children died.

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UFH ranked among world's top 2,000 universities for 2024

SPONSORED | The University of Fort Hare showed a remarkable ascent in the latest URAP World Rankings measuring academic ...

Politics

Be nice until elections, Mabuyane tells ANC volunteers

A circulating video of Eastern Cape premier and ANC provincial chair, Oscar Mabuyane encouraging members at a party ...

Careers

Going the extra mile to care for others

Robert Mngambi is an Eastern Cape healthcare worker who goes the extra mile to ensure that people who cannot afford ...

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Alungile Nqebe shows her class as a boxing referee

Though Alungile Nqebe was used to having physical altercations with young girls — and sometimes even boys — while ...

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WATCH | President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses nation

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation. The speech is being broadcast on SABC from 6pm

Politics

Eastern Cape ready for elections, says IEC provincial electoral officer

It’s all systems go for millions of voters across the Eastern Cape to cast their votes starting from Monday with ...

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Cyril Ramaphosa to address nation on Sunday night

This comes as the country prepares for elections, with special votes from Monday and general voting on Wednesday.

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DA leader Steenhuisen tells voters 'help is on the way'

DA leader John Steenhuisen urged voters on Sunday to vote for his party because it does not offer empty promises, days ...

News

East London man dies on street after coughing up blood

A man died after coughing up blood in an East London street on Sunday morning. An eyewitness said police, Red ...

WEALTHSMITH | What happens when someone dies without a will

A client of mine, whose husband died recently without having a will in place, is now stuck with trying to get lawyers involved to speed up the process of ...

Transparency essential in BCM’s financial affairs

With the prevalence of fraud and corruption in all spheres of government, and the countless broken promises by those in power, citizens have become more vocal ...

Elections discussion reveals need for constructive team players in government

It is not often I find myself nodding along with those with whom I usually profoundly disagree and raising an eyebrow at the contributions of those I would ...

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LISTEN | Foundation calls for individual ...

Government should not interfere with people's lives.That is a view of Free Market Foundation CEO David Ansara.

LISTEN | NSPCA has serious concerns over ...

Amid the heated discussion over the export of South African livestock, Wednesday was a bustling day at the harbor in ...

LISTEN | NSPCA raises alarm over ...

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has raised the alarm over an infectious disease outbreak at a feedlot housing ...

LISTEN | Long and desperate property ...

If BCM's town planning unit does not sharpen up, construction companies will migrate to municipalities that don’t take ...

LISTEN | UDM growing stronger in Eastern ...

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says he remains positive about his party’s future in the Eastern Cape and has issued a ...

Business

FREE TO READ | Infrastructure challenges ...

Load-shedding has resulted in a huge mitigation response focusing on solar installations, and some municipal projects ...

Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman to retire

Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman will retire next year after 14 years at the helm of South Africa's third-biggest ...

Tesla’s Musk says he opposes US tariffs ...

Tesla founder Elon Musk told tech investors in Paris on Thursday he opposed US tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, an ...

Why Suzuki is gaining traction in the ...

Used car sales grew 7% year-on-year in April 2024 with sales amounting to R11.7bn. While this looks to indicate a ...

White House moves to protect US solar ...

The White House on Thursday said it would protect domestic solar factories from Chinese competition by scrapping a ...

Meetings Africa spurs major economic ...

SPONSORED | The business events industry’s vital role in revitalising the economy is undeniable, highlighting the need ...

WBC to open in East London — but where?

WeBuyCars is being coy about the exact location of its new premises in East London, although it has announced its ...

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

Singer Mawhoo spends millions building ...

Singer Mawhoo reveals how much she spent building her mother a house.

New Jeep Avenger 4xe breaks cover with ...

Jeep on Wednesday revealed its new Avenger 4xe subcompact crossover SUV. Joining its front-wheel drive electric and ...

DELORIS KOAN | When it is time to let go

I feel like tjanking again. Just gazing upon Hetty, the adorable 1200 GSA, all lathered and naked. All her dusty ...

Reality TV star Tebogo Ramokgadi ventures ...

"Our mission is to take over Africa, together with American mogul Gregory Wings."

Tebogo Thobejani launches a foundation to ...

"It is crucial to educate the younger generation on accountability in the digital space."

Don’t want a pot belly this winter? ...

The Fitness Junky and Sybo give us tips on diet and workouts for a flat tummy this winter

World

WATCH | In Russia at war, children swap ...

Fourteen-year-old Russian schoolboy David learnt something new this month: firing accurately with a Kalashnikov is ...

Schumacher’s family win compensation for ...

Michael Schumacher's family has secured €200,000 (R3.96m) compensation from the publishers of a German magazine that ...

Kenyan climber found dead on Everest ...

Kenyan climber Cheruiyot Kirui was found dead on Thursday after he attempted to summit Everest on Wednesday.

WATCH | Kirin’s electric spoon leaps from ...

Japanese drinks giant Kirin Holdings will start selling an electrified spoon that researchers claim can promote ...

Mohammad Mokhber set to be named as ...

Here are key facts about Mohammad Mokhber, 68, Iran's first vice president who, based on the country's constitution, is ...

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in ...

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister were killed in a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain and ...

Sport

Boxing Mecca

Alungile Nqebe shows her class as a ...

Though Alungile Nqebe was used to having physical altercations with young girls — and sometimes even boys — while ...

Tyirha chases Kandulo rematch

Plans are in motion for former world-rated junior-flyweight Nhlanhla Tyirha to get a rematch against Malawian ...

Olympics blow as SA fail to send boxers ...

SA boxing’s Olympic drought is set to continue after the country’s amateur body confirmed that it will not send ...

Zizi Kodwa names new Boxing SA board with ...

Sport minister Zizi Kodwa on Tuesday named the Boxing South Africa board, ending a hiatus of five months during which ...

‘Iron Mike’ Tyson gives warning to Jake ...

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, preparing for his first professional fight since 2005, warned ...