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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, ...

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UPDATE | More roads affected by taxi protests

There have been more roads closed due to the Eastern Cape taxi strike which started on Wednesday morning.

Opinion

OPINION | ANC must rid itself of the Trojan Horse ...

The past two weeks have been very interesting in the South African body politic. The ANC secretary-general, Ace Magashule, has been implicated in a ...

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Cheers erupt as private dagga use is made legal

Cheers emanated from the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday with the unanimous decision to decriminalise the personal possession, cultivation and use of dagga. In a historic move the Constitutional Court upheld the 2017 judgment by ...
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Teenager caught speeding at average 168km/h

A 16-year-old boy who allegedly took his parents' car without permission now faces court time.
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Less than half of SA's municipal accounting officers properly qualified

Less than half of the accounting officers and CFOs employed by the country’s 257 municipalities meet the minimum ...

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Dispatch deliveries affected by taxi shutdown

We apologise to our readers who did not get their Daily Dispatch in some parts of the Eastern Cape on Wednesday. We ...

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Man accused of killing girlfriend ‘too sick’ for trial

The Scenery Park man accused of assaulting and fatally stabbing his girlfriend because she refused to give him money ...

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Cape Times reporter charged with child rape

The Cape Times reported on Wednesday that one of its reporters had been charged with raping a 7-year-old. It said the ...

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University students stay away from class due to taxi strike

Thousands of Walter Sisulu University (WSU) students did not make it to class on Wednesday due to the taxi strike. The ...

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EC social grants payouts affected by taxi strike

Social grants beneficiaries from around the Eastern Cape who were expected to receive their payments  on Wednesday the ...

School News

Competition gets best out of maths fanatics

Emphasising camaraderie over competition, Merrifield school recently hosted their annual MerriMathsMix for Grade 4 ...

School News

Eco warrior pupils battle for awards

“Waste to Worth – unlocking R11.5bn direct contributions to the GDP of SA.” This was the topic high school pupils from ...

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 ...

News

Shiloh winery eyes far shores

Inkosi wines, a product of the Shiloh community in Komani, has finally hit the shelves after two years in the ...

News

Black bag tender firm to repay BCM

A company which over-charged Buffalo City Metro by more than R7.9m when it was hired to buy black bags on behalf of ...

Entertainment

WATCH | Trevor Noah compares racism in SA to America

Trevor Noah has spoken out on the racial inequality in America‚ comparing it to the apartheid-era in SA and claimed ...

News

Most robberies are inside jobs‚ says Gauteng safety MEC

The majority of armed robberies and burglaries are the result of inside jobs. This is according to Gauteng community ...

News

Amatola Water claims R1m arson, sabotage

Strike action and sabotage during August are claimed to have cost the Amatola Water Board over R1m. In Amatola Water’s ...

Lifestyle

Komani takes the wheel in reality show

It’s been a life-changing adventure for Komani-born Innocentia Taliwe, who is among eight contestants on a reality TV ...

OPINION | ANC must rid itself of the Trojan Horse within

The past two weeks have been very interesting in the South African body politic. The ANC secretary-general, Ace Magashule, has been implicated in a plot to ...

Analysis | Why ConCourt dagga ruling raises more questions than answers

A landmark Constitutional Court ruling decriminalising the smoking of marijuana at home leaves some unanswered questions about exactly where the dagga can be ...

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 ...

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

WATCH | Trevor Noah compares racism in SA ...

Trevor Noah has spoken out on the racial inequality in America‚ comparing it to the apartheid-era in SA and claimed ...

Komani takes the wheel in reality show

It’s been a life-changing adventure for Komani-born Innocentia Taliwe, who is among eight contestants on a reality TV ...

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 ...

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 ...

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