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WATCH | R65m boost for Dimbaza factories

Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati has announced a R65-million investment in the rehabilitation of factories in Dimbaza, along with a raft of infrastructure projects ...

News

Murderers profess innocence in court

Police killers Phumzile Ngqayimbana, 45, himself a former police officer, and Siyamcela Ntshitshi, 33, yesterday were asked by a high court judge to ...

News

Ashwin: Get more popcorn‚ it's set to run and run

The Ashwin Willemse saga drags on‚ although details of what set off the former Springbok wing continue to elude South Africans in the same way he did ...

Opinion

Politics is a Nazi business for the fearmongering ...

Yesterday‚ Dali Mpofu‚ the frontal lobe of the EFF‚ published an opinion piece in The Daily Maverick.
News

Sanco: Breidbach chaos an over-reaction

Chaotic scenes erupted yesterday on the N2 between East London and King William’s Town when angry Breidbach community members took to the streets to protest for houses. The protest, which caused massive delays on the busy freeway, started at 4am ...
News

Cacadu votes for new ANC councillor

Protesting Cacadu residents took a break from burning tyres to elect a new councillor on Wednesday – giving the ANC a ...

News

Time almost up to claim traffic fine amnesty

Eastern Cape motorists wishing to benefit from the traffic fine amnesty announced by transport MEC Weziwe Tikana in ...

Politics

WATCH | Vavi arrives in Bhisho to address Sasawu

SA Federation of Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has arrived in Bhisho to address members of the SA ...

Boxing Mecca

Ndongeni eager to be the ‘Raging Bull’ in ring once again

Things could not be going better for Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni who is beginning to reap the rewards following a ...

Sport

BREAKING: Kaizer Chiefs sign Khama Billiat

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of Khama Billiat from Mamelodi Sundowns. In one of the biggest transfer coups ...

News

Speedster jailed for Simba Mhere’s death denied right to appeal

The motorist convicted of causing the deaths of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his passenger‚ Kady-Shay O’Bryan‚ ...

Boxing Mecca

It’s long time coming, but Konkco’s back

After more than a year on the sidelines, fight-starved IBO world mini-flyweight champion, Simpiwe Konkco, makes his ...

Business

Rand strengthens from oversold levels

The rand was firmer against the dollar and pound on Friday morning‚ but flat against the euro‚ as markets digested weak ...

Boxing Mecca

Mbenge's out to take tiger by tail

People  have always been divided on Thulani Mbenge’s prospects of being a future world champion. Some feel the ...

News

Seven golden years around corner for SA

Land expropriation without compensation will not go ahead because President Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet do not want ...

News

Sassa staff give minister seven days to respond to their demands

The Public Service Association (PSA) has given the minister of social development seven days to respond to its ...

News

Three initiates dead one week into season

Three underage initiates have been reported dead in the Eastern Cape, just a week after the launch of the 2018 winter ...

News

Kulula passenger loses job after k-word row

A woman who admitted to using the k-word in reference to a black flight captain and passengers in an SMS‚ has been ...

News

Infant dies at EL creche

The inconsolable sobs of a young mother echoed through Mzamomhle’s G-section informal settlement as she battled to ...

Since June 16 1976, the youth are still bleeding the most

As we celebrated this year’s Soweto uprising, and those remarkable student leaders who dedicated their lives for this freedom and democracy that we are ...

Politics is a Nazi business for the fearmongering EFF

Yesterday‚ Dali Mpofu‚ the frontal lobe of the EFF‚ published an opinion piece in The Daily Maverick.

Zuma’s bean-spilling bluster is just a ploy

Bluster is defined as talking in a loud, angry, or offended way, usually with little effect.

Multimedia

WATCH | R65m boost for Dimbaza factories

Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati has announced a R65-million investment in the rehabilitation of factories in Dimbaza, along with a raft of infrastructure projects affecting road and rail links and housing.

City News

Illegal dumpsites piling up, as metro ...

Despite the recent BCMM Waste Indaba, where the reuse and recycling of waste was discussed, and a recent tender advert ...

Dispatch focuses on all metro wards

To improve the Daily Dispatch's news coverage of Buffalo City Metro, our City news desk is focusing on each of the ...

Trusted old hand takes helm in ward 18

The three main issues facing ward 18 are sewage leaks into the Nahoon and Ihlanza rivers, the condition of roads in the ...

BCM to host international investors for ...

Buffalo City Metro says it’s all systems go as they prepare to roll out the red carpet for more than 400 high-powered ...

WARNING | Power outage in East London CBD

This Saturday, June 23, BCM residents in the East London CBD  can expect a power outage from 6am to 6pm.

Car seat gifts give Frere moms a lift

Ten new mothers at Frere Hospital received free car seats for their children, courtesy of the Road Accident Fund.

MEC gives Facebook a chance

In a bid to make herself more accessible to the Eastern Cape public, newly appointed Health MEC Helen Sauls-August has ...

EL zoo firmly back on track

The infamous East London Zoo, which has in the past received harsh criticism from animal lovers over the treatment and ...

Builder comes to residents’ rescue

A good Samaritan has offered to build Tsaba Village residents in Tsholomnqa a community hall.

WATCH | Egoli protests erupt in chaos

Nine people were injured during the Egoli service delivery protests outside East London.

WATCH | Inside the dark‚ dank home where ...

Pink lace panties lay draped over a child’s colouring book stands as a jarring juxtaposition in a dank room where a ...

Sport

Boks to send them packing

The series is won‚ but the Springboks are determined to complete a 3-0 clean-sweep over England and extend their nearly ...

Ndongeni eager to be the ‘Raging Bull’ in ...

Things could not be going better for Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni who is beginning to reap the rewards following a ...

Kaizer Chiefs sign Khama Billiat

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of Khama Billiat from Mamelodi Sundowns.

BREAKING: Kaizer Chiefs sign Khama Billiat

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of Khama Billiat from Mamelodi Sundowns. In one of the biggest transfer coups ...

It’s long time coming, but Konkco’s back

After more than a year on the sidelines, fight-starved IBO world mini-flyweight champion, Simpiwe Konkco, makes his ...

News

Cop arrested: wife shot dead at school

An Eastern Cape policeman allegedly shot and killed his school governing body member wife at Voorpos Primary School in ...

Since June 16 1976, the youth are still ...

As we celebrated this year’s Soweto uprising, and those remarkable student leaders who dedicated their lives for this ...

Cogta to assist with 14 EC municipalities

The Eastern Cape Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is set to intervene in 14 ...

WATCH | Patronage’ must fall, says Vavi

If the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has it its way, it will dismantle patronage in the public sector and push ...

Ex-police clerk gets 53 years

With just 26 days before the nation marks late iconic statesman Nelson Mandela’s centenary birthday celebrations on ...

UPDATE: Constable who allegedly shot wife ...

The East London police constable who allegedly shot and killed his 36-year-old wife at Voorpos Primary School this ...

Cope to escalate fight against amending ...

The Congress of the People (Cope) is set to intensify its campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment to allow ...

Lifestyle

Globally acclaimed group return to Arts

After a 10-year absence, Mthatha’s veteran playwright and theatre director Billy Dakada and his collective will be ...

Cassper flew economy for 'first time in 3 ...

Cassper Nyovest has worked hard enough to enjoy the best things in life but even he couldn't reason with himself enough ...

AKA 'still in love' with DJ Zinhle but ...

Well‚ the good news is AKA is still "in love" with DJ Zinhle‚ and DJ Zinhle is still good friends with AKA. But as for ...

Perfect timing for Nkunzi’s first gospel ...

Gospel singer Simthembile Nkunzi will take a leap of faith when he records his first live CD/DVD at the Guild Theatre ...

Sama winner to rock EL fans

Fresh from winning his first SA Music Award (Sama), multi-talented Samthing Soweto is bringing his neo-jazz, ...

Expert advice on consumers, brands at ...

With just a couple of days before the stimulating Daily Dispatch Customer Innovation Summit, which will introduce ...

Boxing Mecca

Ndongeni eager to be the ‘Raging Bull’ in ...

Things could not be going better for Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni who is beginning to reap the rewards following a ...

It’s long time coming, but Konkco’s back

After more than a year on the sidelines, fight-starved IBO world mini-flyweight champion, Simpiwe Konkco, makes his ...

Mbenge's out to take tiger by tail

People  have always been divided on Thulani Mbenge’s prospects of being a future world champion. Some feel the ...

Chaotic meeting close to boiling point

The row between Eastern Cape boxing promoters is still very far from being resolved after a tumultuous meeting at a ...

Nxoshe sets eye of tiger on his prey

There is something odd about Thembelani Nxoshe and rematches. This was evident when a spirited and motivated Nxoshe ...

Business

Rand strengthens from oversold levels

The rand was firmer against the dollar and pound on Friday morning‚ but flat against the euro‚ as markets digested weak ...

NHI bill 'step in right direction'- ...

Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg has welcomed the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill that could shake ...

World News

Number missing in Indonesia ferry ...

As many as 192 passengers could be missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia, the ...

WATCH | Python selfie puts Indian forest ...

An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with ...

Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda eyeing ...

Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda, who recently returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, said on Monday ...

Clashes halt oil loadings at major Libyan ...

The major Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday due to attacks by armed ...

Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp ...

News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, ...

Body of missing UK botanist Rachel ...

The body of 63-year-old British botanist Rachel Saunders‚ who had been missing since February‚ has been found‚ the ...

ICC court launches fund for C.Africa ...

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched a one-million-euro ($1.18-million) fund for victims of a militia ...

Rohingya refugees land in Myanmar as ...

Scores of Rohingya refugees leaving Bangladeshi camps by boat have accidentally returned to the crisis-hit area of ...

IS kills 45 pro-regime fighters in east ...

An offensive by the Islamic State jihadist group in eastern Syria has left at least 45 pro-regime fighters dead, a ...

Germany asks Trump envoy to clarify ...

Germany has asked the new US ambassador in Berlin, outspoken Trump loyalist Richard Grenell, to clarify his reported ...

Jordan’s PM submits resignation after ...

Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki submitted his resignation to King Abdullah on Monday, an official source said, to ...

China vows to protect its interests from ...

China lashed out on Wednesday at renewed threats from the White House on trade, warning that it was ready to fight back ...

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