DispatchLIVE

News

Taxi drivers to shut down Eastern Cape today

The taxi industry’s plan to shut down the province has caused a massive public reaction. Blockades are expected in many towns, especially in Buffalo City Metro. Businesses, ...

Lifestyle

EL-born comics embrace chance to shine with ...

Two East London-born comedians have been handpicked by Trevor Noah to feature in his first Showmax series titled Trevor Noah presents ...

Opinion

OPINION | We must take crime by the scruff of the ...

It was in the early nineties that I came back to Dutywa, after a stint at the then University of Transkei in Mthatha. This was a time of great ...

Politics

Enoch Mgijima meeting dissolves in chaos

A meeting meant to resolve to rescind the decision to reject Bhisho’s intervention at Enoch Mgijima municipality could not go ahead on Tuesday, partly because municipal manager Chris Magwangqana refused to read the notice of convening the ...
Sport

Larsen snipes at official

Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen was left disillusioned by referee Olani Kwinda at the weekend and sarcastically suggested that the official should have been handed the man-of-the-match award after his team’s Absa Premiership defeat away at ...
News

Fort Hare suspends registrar, director of properties and services

The University of Fort Hare has today placed its registrar professor Michael Somniso on pre-cautionary suspension, ...

News

Cyril hits back at 'coup plotters'

President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a swipe at ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule over rumours of his involvement in ...

News

Education department probes law deals

An exchange in the legislature between education MEC Mandla Makapula and EFF MPLs Yazini Tetyana and Litha Zibula has ...

News

Power 98.7 fires JJ Tabane as ‘Power Perspective’ host

Axed Power 98.7 radio host JJ Tabane has confirmed he has left the station‚ but is not yet willing to talk about what ...

News

City of Joburg to honour Mama Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela Mandela

The City of Johannesburg is to confer the freedom of the city posthumously on the late struggle icon Mama Nomzamo ...

News

Bank forks R2.4m for scholarship fund

In an effort to assist financially needy students with academic performance below 55%, Absa donated a R2.4-million ...

News

UPDATE | BCM suspends bus services due to taxi strike

Buffalo City Metro (BCM) spokesperson, Samkelo Ngwenya has confirmed that bus services will be suspended tomorrow due ...

News

UPDATE | Taxi drivers vow to bring the Eastern Cape to standstill during strike

The taxi strike in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday, which has forced the education department to postpone exams while ...

News

BREAKING | Exams postponed due to impending taxi strike

While the extent of the provincial taxi strike on Wednesday remain unknown, the department of education has postponed ...

News

Dagga ruling - how it all started

“Garreth Prince defeated Babylon‚” screamed a man repeatedly in the Constitutional Court after it ruled that the ban ...

Politics

Mmusi withdraws candidacy for Western Cape premier

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has withdrawn his candidacy for premier of the Western Cape. The Democratic Alliance announced ...

Sport

Chippa set to turn it on now

Chippa United worked so hard for the past three weeks, and the results prevailed when they beat Baroka 1-0 at Sisa ...

News

Zingiswa Losi elected as first female president of Cosatu

Former Cosatu second deputy president Zingiswa Losi was elected unopposed as the first female president of the union ...

Sport

City boss sees few positives from close defeat

Birmingham City chairperson Vusi Khumalo doesn’t feel hard done by with their 4-3 loss to fellow newcomers in the ABC ...

News

FNB refused to meet ANC to discuss Gupta bank closures

The ANC’s Enoch Godongwana has again been named in the state capture inquiry for summoning banks to the party’s ...

OPINION | We must take crime by the scruff of the neck

It was in the early nineties that I came back to Dutywa, after a stint at the then University of Transkei in Mthatha. This was a time of great promise and ...

OPINION | Youth must be informed of power of voting

For 2019’s national and provincial elections, the Independent Electoral Commission of SA has registered 3.3million voters in the Eastern Cape. As per the ...

OPINION | YouTube world alternate reality for millions

In case you don’t know, the biggest news in your teen kid’s (or grandkid’s) life right now is not that we are in a technical recession or that the petrol ...

Multimedia

The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of the private use of dagga on September 18 2018.

The highest court has spoken: It’s legal to smoke a doobie at home

The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of the private use of dagga on September 18 2018.

City News

R570k lost as thieves strip BCM community ...

Buffalo City Metro has lost more than R500,000 in damages and stolen property from several community halls due to lack ...

EL man to appear in court for drug ...

An East London man is expected to appear in court on Tuesday for possession of drugs. Police spokesperson Warrant ...

Dual carriageway, traffic circle underway

While the second phase of the Beacon Bay-Gonubie link road is expected to be completed by March next year, Pieter ...

Digital detour for SA vendors

Vegetable sellers in Mdantsane running their business off computers could soon be a reality. BCM business development ...

Fed-up residents clean the mess themselves

Beacon Bay residents on Monday took matters into their own hands and set about cleaning an illegal dumpsite along ...

BCM infrastructure takes shape

BCM officials conducted site visits to monitor service delivery projects in East London last week. According to a ...

BCM probes claim of councillor ...

Buffalo City Metro executive is investigating allegations of interference with procurement processes and undue ...

BCM shows progress in managing household ...

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s search for a project manager to assist Buffalo City Metropolitan ...

Traders and taxi drivers battle in rain

With no shelter at the Ebuhlanti, also known as Tsholomnqa, Taxi Rank in East London, vendors are left with no option ...

BCM approves name changes

he Buffalo City Metro council recently approved name changes for at least three places, including the provincial police ...

BCM rams through R3.4m boxing deal

A controversial R3.4-million sports sponsorship from Buffalo City Metro to former ANC youth league leader Ayanda ...

Arcadia becoming a dumpsite

Illegal dumping in Arcadia is drawing the ire of Buffalo City residents. Howard Sheard, director of Coastal Hire, said ...

State Capture Inquiry

Hawks express ‘serious concern’ over ...

Hawks head‚ Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya‚ has expressed “serious concern” over allegations that a senior ...

Court slams state‚ but refuses to throw ...

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has won a crucial victory in its “State Capture” prosecution campaign – with ...

#StateCapture: Treasury official to take ...

Acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula is expected to appear before the Zondo commission of inquiry as the ...

Whistleblower names top Zuma aide as ...

Jacob Zuma’s former trusted and powerful adviser Lakela Kaunda is being accused of facilitating a meeting between ...

Zuma wants to ‘meaningfully participate’ ...

Lawyers for former president Jacob Zuma say he wants to “make a meaningful participation” in the State Capture Inquiry ...

Sport

Lifestyle

EL-born comics embrace chance to shine ...

Two East London-born comedians have been handpicked by Trevor Noah to feature in his first Showmax series titled ...

Zimbini takes the airwaves by storm

Just over a year ago, 29-year-old Zimbini Mdolomba found herself thrust into the spotlight when Sajonisi Youth Radio ...

Doek on Fleek picnic heads to East London

The national all-white Doek on Fleek picnic will make its way to East London this weekend. The all-white themed ...

Stars step up to empower women

Students at the Walter Sisulu Butterworth campus were treated to a star-studded Women Empowerment Seminar and Gala ...

WATCH | The Baby Shark earworm that you ...

If you haven't heard the Baby Shark song‚ doo-doo yourself a favour and keep resisting the temptation to catch this ...

Trip to Motown raises funds for sick ...

The Midnight Train to Motown brought shimmer and shine to the Guild Theatre during their one night only show on Friday ...

Boxing Mecca

Athenkosi has the eye of the tiger

Athi Dumezweni finally exacted revenge when he sensationally stopped nemesis Lindile Tshemese in four rounds in a ...

Nathan excited about Fuzile joining his ...

One of East London boxing’s top talents Azinga Fuzile has left long-time trainer Mzamo Njekanye to join Colin Nathan ...

Cruiserweights eager to let their fists ...

Thomas Oosthuizen will go down as one of the boxing talents that never achieved anything if he loses to Thabiso Mchunu ...

Business

Novel tourism route opens new doors

Nine tourism establishments rolled up their sleeves and took the initiative to offer a new tourism route called the ...

JUST IN | Taxi drivers blockade buses at ...

East London taxi drivers blockaded incoming and outgoing buses at the Windmill bus station near the beachfront in ...

X