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East London taxi driver hijacked, stabbed to death

An East London metered taxi driver was hijacked and killed and his body driven around for hours by his attacker in the early hours of Friday.

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Freeloading Komani politicos

Former Enoch Mgijima councillors and a manager at the municipality are reportedly living in municipal flats in Sunshine Village Old Age Home in ...

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Outcry over elitist ‘kraal’

The Buffalo City Metro Development Agency has come under fire for approving the establishment of an elitist “exclusive kraal” within the popular ...

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Gogo, 105, dies before her home could be built

The 105-year-old Makhanda grandmother, whose sad story of not having a home touched the heart of a construction company CEO, moving her to pledge to build her a home for free, has died.
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Michaelhouse embroiled in 'assault' case ...

One of the country's most prestigious schools, Michaelhouse in KwaZulu-Natal, has been caught up in a "clear case of assault" in which one pupil was injured.
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Arrest ends cleric’s games

The East London magistrate’s court on Friday heard how Buffalo Flats pastor Deon Harmse allegedly played a four-day ...

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103-year-old still waiting for a house

A 103-year-old Eastern Cape man who says he does not have much time left, only has one wish: to die and leave his ...

Lifestyle

US trip a chance to develop passion for mental health

While young people across the country will celebrate Youth Day on Sunday, Patisanani Tokwana will jet off to Los ...

Sport

Rain could wash away Proteas' World Cup hopes

Rain hammered down onto Sophia Gardens yesterday as South Africa warmed up for their training session with a game of ...

Politics

Kebby Maphatsoe headed back to parliament after Jeff Radebe quits

Former deputy minister of defence and military veterans Kebby Maphatsoe is making his way back to parliament.

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EC councillor gunned down, lone gunman sought by police

Police are on the search for a lone gunman after an Eastern Cape ANC councillor was shot and killed on Friday evening.

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WATCH | Malema addresses supporters after EFF June 16 rally was delayed by over three ...

The EFF’s lecture to commemorate the June 16 uprising was delayed by over three hours on Sunday to allow supporters ...

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Bulls grab Super Rugby playoff spot as Lions bow out

The Bulls overcame an early scare to beat the Lions 48-27 and take the last Super Rugby playoff spot after Saturday’s ...

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Exquisite Am strikes late as Sharks down Stormers

Centre Lukhanyo Am is the toast of Durban after his injury-time try secured the Sharks a place in the Super Rugby ...

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Bafana play to goalless draw against Ghana in Nations Cup dress rehearsal

Bafana Bafana played to a 0-0 draw in their friendly international behind closed doors against Ghana at the Dubai ...

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Bhisho Stars start SAB League playoffs with win

Bhisho Stars had an upbeat start to their SAB League promotional playoffs campaign when they snatched a 2-1 victory ...

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Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race: organisers

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will not run her specialist 800m distance at Rabat on Sunday despite having ...

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Celtics’ Tshegofatso Mabasa joins Pirates

Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic have struck a deal for one of the hottest strikers in the country right now‚ ...

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This will happen again – fire victim

If we had proper housing and land, this wouldn’t happen.”This was the unequivocal message from Nompumelelo residents in ...

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Two dead, 81 injured in accident between bus, bakkie and SUV in Limpopo

Two people were killed and 81 others injured in an accident involving an articulated bus, bakkie and SUV on the R71 ...

OPINION | Time to flush out an overplayed Ace

The resignations of ANC MPs who missed out on undeserved cabinet positions opens a new front in the battle for control of state resources.

OPINION | End of the road for disgraced Dlamini

In the end, Bathabile Dlamini proved that she really does care about securing a regular income for SA’s unemployed. Well, one of them.

OPINION | Pupils to pass even if they fail? SA’s schooling goes from bad to worse

There is an official document doing the rounds that comes from a powerful committee of the Department of Basic Education containing a “proposal to implement ...

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The EFF’s lecture to commemorate the June 16 uprising was delayed by over three hours on Sunday to allow supporters time to pack the hall at the University of Fort Hare.

EFF president Julius Malema addresses supporters at June 16 lecture

The EFF’s lecture to commemorate the June 16 uprising was delayed by over three hours on Sunday to allow supporters time to pack the hall at the University of Fort Hare.

City News

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 ...

Beach facilities fall apart

Just months after Buffalo City Municipality spruced up the city’s beaches for holidaymakers, complaints are circulating ...

BCM in court over city centre barriers

Two property companies have resorted to court in a bid to force Buffalo City Municipality to remove cement barriers ...

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Meat to please the fussiest father

Father’s Day is on Sunday and unless your dad is vegetarian, giving him some delicious grass-finished meat that he can ...

US trip a chance to develop passion for ...

While young people across the country will celebrate Youth Day on Sunday, Patisanani Tokwana will jet off to Los ...

EL outfit to dance the story of womanhood ...

Delving into the joys and struggles of being a woman, East London dance company DaySpring will perform an original ...

Mdantsane funnyman Tats Nkonzo ready to ...

Mdantsane-born comedian Tats Nkonzo is bringing his new show Cancelled to the Guild Theatre on Friday.

Youngsters take to the biggest stage in ...

A group of Eastern Cape Khoisan dancers and actors will showcase a production about the first Khoisan king, Khoebaha ...

Mthatha musicians on song with building ...

Up-and-coming Eastern Cape musicians hoping for a big break in the cut-throat music industry have for years been ...

Business

Early birds score with bestsellers

Early bird subscribers to 2019’s Daily Dispatch Business Summit will get to take home the business insights of Vusi ...

Absa confirms divorce is on time and on ...

The separation from Barclays is on track to be capital and cash-flow neutral

Banning Huawei would cost EU telcos up to ...

Banning Huawei and fellow Chinese equipment maker ZTE from Europe's roll-out of 5G telecom networks would cost EU ...

Rand weaker as US-China trade war hog the ...

The local currency lost ground after the US adopted a softer tone towards Chinese tech giant Huawei, which supported ...

EL company secures global green light

East London company Tarps&Canvas (T&C) was recently awarded an all-clear certificate by Australia’s National ...

Only 8% of South Africans speak English ...

IsiZulu is South Africa's most spoken language.

ANC to Cyril Ramaphosa: Halve the ...

The ANC has set an ambitious target for President Cyril Ramaphosa's government: halve the unemployment rate from 27% to ...

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