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Victims’ family members overjoyed as judge hands down four life sentences

For three years he terrorised an Eastern Cape community, raping six women and killing four, but the full might of the law finally caught up with serial rapist and murderer ...

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Sewage dumped in Mthatha dam

A private company is under police investigation after a honey sucker truck was dumping raw sewage into the Mthatha Dam, which provides clean water to ...

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OR Tambo writes off R382m debt

The OR Tambo district municipality has written off a R382m debt owed to it by residents for water services.

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BCM official dies at airport after trip

An East London-based woman coming home from an overseas trip died suddenly and mysteriously minutes after landing at the OR Tambo International Airport last week after a two-day flight from Canada.
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Cop murdered in Cape Town shootout

A police officer was shot dead and two others were injured while on duty in Delft, Cape Town, at the weekend.
Entertainment

Cakata sings in ‘Lion King’

An Eastern Cape musician will go down in history as one of the few South Africans involved in the global phenomenon, ...

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Unforgiving Jaguares XV thrash Border Bulldogs in huge victory

The Border Bulldogs were totally outclassed by the high-flying Jaguares XV when they lost 78-12 to the Argentinian side ...

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Public protector's findings were wrong and irrational, says Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says public protector Bususiwe Mkhwebane’s findings against him were flawed

Opinion

OPINION | Arc of moral universe bends towards Zuma

Jacob Zuma’s shameless and shambolic appearance at the Zondo commission of inquiry underlines the damage he has done to ...

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Villagers close down NHI hospital and clinic

A furore has broken out at an Eastern Cape clinic and hospital which is part of a vital National Health Insurance (NHI) ...

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Years in jail for bank heist trio

The full might of the law in the Eastern Cape came down on three bank robbers, two of them from Cape Town, who will ...

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Medico-legal claims a sickening picture

The cost of medico-legal claims continues to escalate and gnaw at the pockets of the taxpayer despite intervention by ...

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No hope yet at Mandela museum

The Nelson Mandela Musuem in Qunu remains closed and villagers fear it may never reopen.

Lifestyle

EL dancer wows them at pageant in Vegas

East London born-and-bred dance star Chace Collett, 21, has been crowned Miss Continents 2019.

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Ramaphosa to launch urgent judicial review of Mkhwebane's findings

President Cyril Ramaphosa will seek an urgent judicial review of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings against ...

Sport

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman on split decision

Manny Pacquiao beat defending champion Keith Thurman on a split points decision on Saturday to take the WBA ...

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Heavily-armed traditional healer arrested

A traditional healer is expected to appear in court this week after being bust with illegal guns and ammunition.

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Two in court after ambulance bust for 'driving dangerously'

A Gauteng driver and owner of a private ambulance company are set to appear in court on Monday on reckless driving and ...

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WATCH | When Ellis Park warmed up for Clegg, Small and Australia's 11-year absence

At a bitterly cold and windswept Ellis Park, an opportunity to grasp a necessary culture change was missed, but ...

OPINION | Arc of moral universe bends towards Zuma

Jacob Zuma’s shameless and shambolic appearance at the Zondo commission of inquiry underlines the damage he has done to this country.

OPINION | Absence of load-shedding sparks concern

So winter is almost over and you haven’t had any load-shedding? And you think that means things are going well? Think again.

OPINION | Give Zuma a break – it’s hard to recall the lies

It can’t be easy for the former president to be grilled over matters he has no recollection of.Jacob Zuma has been through a lot.

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Jackson Mthembu shares cheeky moment with EFF, plus other family shoutout moments in Parliament

Parliament was filled with lighter moments during the budget vote debate on July 17 2019 when MPs and ministers, including Ronald Lamola and Jackson Mthembu, sharing sentimental moments of gratitude to their families. Subscribe to ...

City News

Massive raw sewage spill affects part of ...

Thousands of litres of raw sewage spewed into the Nahoon River on Tuesday, leaving a stinking, concentrated slick of ...

Cameras fail to net crime

Different stories are being told why none of Buffalo City Metro’s CCTV cameras recorded a hit-and-run crime in which ...

R500k needed for repairs as hall ...

The vandalised NU10 community hall in Mdantsane will cost Buffalo City Metro (BCM) up to R500,000 in repairs after the ...

BCM has least murders but most sexual ...

Of all nine metros in South Africa, Buffalo City has shown the longest and most sustained decrease in its murder rate.

No respect for city’s cemeteries

East Londoners are too scared to visit city cemeteries to pay respect to their loved ones’ graves. That’s the shocking ...

Two more Bonza Bay beach knife muggings

Pristine Bonza Bay beach, one of East London’s mugging hot spots, claimed yet more victims this week when two women ...

Site of beauty falling into shoddy state

Buffalo Pass should be one of the shining lights of East London, but continues to be a site of some of the city’s most ...

Money-for-garbage a hit in EL

The first Eastern Cape-based Packa-Ching mobile buyback centre was launched at the Khaya Youth Community Development ...

DA in a froth as BCM shrugs off motion on ...

An animal rights motion criticising the East London zoo vanished from council on Wednesday in a move that angered DA ...

‘No swimming’ at Quenera due to sewage ...

East London residents, including the thousands of children who are enjoying school holidays, have been warned against ...

WATCH | Public toilets at beaches in ...

While scores of people are expected to flock to East London beaches during the school holidays, the appalling state of ...

Wildlife filmmaker Varty joins protest to ...

World-renowned South African conservationist and wildlife filmmaker John Varty is adding his voice – and those of his ...

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Lifestyle

Cakata sings in ‘Lion King’

An Eastern Cape musician will go down in history as one of the few South Africans involved in the global phenomenon, ...

EL dancer wows them at pageant in Vegas

East London born-and-bred dance star Chace Collett, 21, has been crowned Miss Continents 2019.

Berlin November set to test your fashion ...

Thousands of traditional horse-racing enthusiasts and entertainment lovers are expected to descend on the province to ...

Many hands bring joy to the needy

The Daily Dispatch, Johnson & Johnson and the Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency spent their 67 minutes for ...

Stirling High teen mentored by top SA ...

Sharing the set with highly acclaimed, celebrated and respected actors and actresses such as Bongile Mantsai and the ...

J'Something says a prophet told him God ...

Imagine J' Something's mother's face when he called after church and "Ma, God says I need a guitar"

Business

BCM living up to its SMEs promise

Buffalo City Metro is living up to its promise of backing small and medium enterprises by sponsoring 20 East London ...

Plan to offer Magwa Tea to wider market

The Eastern Cape government is working on a plan that could eventually see the governmentowned Magwa Tea distributed ...

WATCH | EL to Asia undersea cable delayed

The much-anticipated undersea telecommunications cable that will link East London to Mauritius and India will be ...

Cannabis set to be ‘saviour plant’

Some of the most inaccessible regions of Transkei will become SA’s most valuable agricultural land, and overseas ...

Top speaker, author to share pitching ...

With little under a month to go before the Daily Dispatch’s Business Summit, which will focus on “The Corporate ...

SA’s leaders must come to the party

SA’s business future is squarely in the hands of the institutional leaders, yet if they do not embrace the concepts ...

Disruption’s her stock in trade

East London property sales tycoon Xoliswa Tini, founder of Xoliswa Tini Property Services, is no stranger to the ...

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