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Twelve Apostles fraudsters jailed

Church fraudsters Zola Maziyana and his wife Zukiswa Maziyana have been sentenced to a combined 24 years in jail for defrauding the Twelve Apostles Church in Christ of ...

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Ashwin Willemse approaches Equality Court after ...

Television sport commentator Ashwin Willemse will approach the Equality Court for relief following findings from an independent inquiry which cleared ...

Politics

UPDATE | ANC MP killed in attempted hijacking

The ANC caucus in Parliament is mourning the death of its MP Sibusiso Radebe‚ who was shot in an attempted hijacking in Roodepoort on Tuesday night.

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Bail granted husband in murder trial

A husband was granted R2000 bail today for allegedly stabbing his wife and fatally wounding another man.
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Tensions high as community clashes with police at ...

Tensions ran high as the leadership from the disability community in the province today clashed with the police when they momentarily took control of the troubled Vukuhambe Special School in Mdantsane by locking the school’s gates, demanding ...
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Rape accused applies for bail

A 37-year-old Duncan Village man, who allegedly raped his girlfriend’s eight-year-old niece in 2016, and her ...

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Traffic officer saves historic postbox

Makana municipality’s vigilant chief traffic officer Coenraad Hanekom may have prevented one of Grahamstown’s historic ...

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Man accused of Siam Lee's murder granted bail

The man accused of the kidnapping and murder of Durban escort Siam Lee has been granted bail after a protracted ...

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Former public protector Thuli Madonsela weighs in on Ashwin Willemse's widely publicised ...

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has weighed in on the circumstances surrounding Ashwin Willemse's widely ...

Politics

Shashi heading to Palestine after Gaza 'sh*thole' comments

Model and TV personality Shashi Naidoo will be taking a trip to Gaza to "educate her on issues in the area"‚ after the ...

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Woman loses arm and her ability to continue her work after dog attack

An Alice woman’s right arm had to be amputated after she was attacked by three vicious dogs that have reportedly been ...

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Municipal raid finds food on shelves 5 years past sell-by date

Food that expired five years ago is being sold on “special” in Umzimvubu shops. This discovery prompted Umzimvubu ...

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Hawks say fraudster cost BCM R180m

A man who ran a business helping East London residents and firms to bypass their electricity meters has cost Buffalo ...

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Trucks petrol bombed‚ road barricaded on Garden Route

Two burnt-out trucks and concrete blocks littered the road on Wednesday in the aftermath of overnight service delivery ...

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Small taxi used for crime was on loan

The three-day trial of Siyabonga Sloti, 29, a Scenery Park sedan (iphela) taxi driver accused of raping and robbing a ...

Sport

Tornado coach expects mighty exodus ahead

After  having impressed a lot of teams at the National First Division playoffs that were recently held in Limpopo, ...

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Kiviet blames broken families for abuse

Bhisho legislature speaker Noxolo Kiviet yesterday said broken family structures were the root cause of women and ...

Sport

Steve Komphela to be unveiled as new coach at troubled Bloemfontein Celtic

Steve Komphela is set to bounce back to coaching in the Premier Soccer League when he is unveiled at troubled ...

Politics

BREAKING | MP shot dead in suspected robbery

An ANC member of parliament has been shot dead in Johannesburg.

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Willemse probe: Why Botha and Mallett aren't racist

An independent inquiry into the circumstances around Ashwin Willemse’s on-air walkout last month has cleared Nick ...

SA youth must not fall for tinpot wannabe dictators such as Malema

The political forces bubbling around in South Africa are all aware of the plight of our youth. It is the same plight facing most South Africans, unemployment ...

OPINION | Be on your guard when buying that car by checking price of parts

Savvy car buyers know to check the price of parts before buying a car, especially the crash parts – fenders, lights and the like – because if are very ...

OPINION | Political noise of ‘us and them’ at full blast

So this is where we are now: the political noise is at full blast, the whites say the blacks are revolting and incapable while the blacks say the whites are ...

Multimedia

EFF leader Julius Malema accused Indians of being racist and said under apartheid there was a hierarchy of oppression, with Indians above Blacks.

Social media reacts to Malema comments on Indians

EFF leader Julius Malema accused Indians of being racist and said under apartheid there was a hierarchy of oppression, with Indians above Blacks.

City News

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 ...

Electrical fault blamed for sewage spill ...

Wireless data failure, caused by an electrical fault, has been blamed for a sewage spill into the sea at popular Black ...

WATCH | Strike threat over pay hike at ...

Eskom employees have threatened to go on a full-blown strike should their salary demands not be met by their employers.

Sport

Tornado coach expects mighty exodus ahead

After  having impressed a lot of teams at the National First Division playoffs that were recently held in Limpopo, ...

Steve Komphela to be unveiled as new ...

Steve Komphela is set to bounce back to coaching in the Premier Soccer League when he is unveiled at troubled ...

Lions of Teranga roaring proudly

Senegal took full advantage of their opponents’ errors to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening Group H match, finally ...

Nick Mallett and Naas Botha cleared of ...

Supersport announced on Tuesday that Nick Mallett and Naas Botha have been cleared of racism allegations by Advocate ...

Games of high quality in Mayor’s Cup fare

Exciting sporting action was in full flow around East London over the weekend as the Buffalo City Metro Mayor’s Cup ...

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Hawks searching for murder suspect

The Hawks in the Free State are looking for a Port Elizabeth man Andile Gxamza in connection with the March 2016 murder ...

Tensions high as community clashes with ...

Tensions ran high as the leadership from the disability community in the province today clashed with the police when ...

Bail granted husband in murder trial

A husband was granted R2000 bail today for allegedly stabbing his wife and fatally wounding another man.

Rape accused applies for bail

A 37-year-old Duncan Village man, who allegedly raped his girlfriend’s eight-year-old niece in 2016, and her ...

Traffic officer saves historic postbox

Makana municipality’s vigilant chief traffic officer Coenraad Hanekom may have prevented one of Grahamstown’s historic ...

WATCH | Side chick gatecrashes Benoni ...

A spurned lover gatecrashed her boyfriend’s Benoni wedding to another woman by walking down the aisle in a bridal gown.

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 ...

Lifestyle

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 ...

AKA: I sacrificed everything for love

AKA has once again opened up about his relationship with his ex Bonang Matheba‚ claiming that he “sacrificed ...

Stage set for the Tru Talent Search ...

After months of travelling the province hosting auditions for the finest talent, trufm will this month award winners of ...

'Jail not appropriate for man convicted ...

The motorist convicted of causing the death of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere does not deserve to go to jail‚ his ...

Jessica Nkosi breaks her silence on her ...

After months of speculation‚ actress Jessica Nkosi has finally confirmed that she is pregnant with a baby girl and is ...

Boxing Mecca

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 ...

Stakes high in battle for supremacy

Thembelani  Nxoshe takes on nemesis Nhlanhla Ngamntwini in defence of his SA flyweight title at Orient Theatre on ...

BOXING MECCA | Mbenge will use fists for ...

Mdantsane puncher Thulani Mbenge has vowed to bring home the world IBO welterweight crown to his township.

'I'm the toughest f...ing guy around ...

Local boxing’s bad boy Thomas Oosthuizen‚ sporting a fresh scar above his right eye‚ trumpeted his return to Rodney ...

Business

Major fashion retailer boost for Vincent

A multi-million-rand Vincent Park shopping centre expansion and facelift which will include the opening of a yet-to-be ...

Eskom keeps the lights on

Eskom did not implement rotational loadshedding on Monday.

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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