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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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Scores of people trek long distance to work

Scores of township dwellers and rural residents from villages in and around Mthatha were forced to trek more than 25km on foot to get to work on Wednesday due to the provincial taxi strike.
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Lawyers must pay back large fees to disabled man

Controversial attorney Zuko Nonxuba and an advocate that acted for a severely disabled man in a lawsuit against the health department, face having their large success fees significantly reduced. Nonxuba and KwaZulu-Natal Advocate Ian Dutton may ...
Politics

WATCH | Meet Alan Winde, the DA’s new Western Cape premier candidate to replace Helen ...

DA leader Mmusi Maimane announced on Wednesday September 19 2018 that Winde would take over from current Western Cape ...

Boxing Mecca

Eastern Cape boxing champion has his sights set on becoming a farmer

Eastern Cape IBF Continental Africa junior lightweight boxing champion Azinga ‘‘Golden Boy” Fuzile has not given up ...

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Luxury cars‚ covert operations and cruelty - Rhino poaching trade bust wide open

Six members of a syndicate implicated in "massive trafficking of poached rhino horns" from wildlife reserves‚ destined ...

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Taxi operators march on Calata House to hand memo

More than 500 taxi operators marched to the ANC headquarters at Calata House in King William's Town on Wednesday to ...

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Panga-wielding EC taxi drivers dispersed by police

A group of taxi drivers carrying pangas and sharp instruments at the Qumza road near the Mdantsane city mall in NU6 ...

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EC police need help to find suspect

Police in Lusikisiki need the help of the community to arrest a suspect responsible for the murder of a 29-year-old on ...

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Manhunt on after two men found dead in village

Eastern Cape Police are on a manhunt after two men were found dead, and another critically injured in Mgababa Village ...

School News

Scholarship opportunity up for grabs

Are you in Grade 6 and have an entrepreneurial mindset? Then you could be studying at one of the Eastern Cape’s top ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of the use and possession of dagga for private use. We listed some of the best #dagga memes we found on Twitter.

Top 8 #dagga memes we found after it was made legal

The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of the use and possession of dagga for private use. We listed some of the best #dagga memes we found on Twitter.

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

Eastern Cape boxing champion has his ...

Eastern Cape IBF Continental Africa junior lightweight boxing champion Azinga ‘‘Golden Boy” Fuzile has not given up ...

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 ...

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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