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Bankrupt ADM pays manager R2.4m

Bankrupt Amathole district municipality pays its municipal manager Thandekile Mnyimba R2.4m a year – R500,000 more than what he should be earning for managing a grade six ...

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Pupils left stranded after court rules on schools

Over 800 children will have to find new schools to attend when the third term starts on July 9 after the Grahamstown high court on Tuesday ...

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Suspect kept murdered East London woman under bed

A factory worker who allegedly killed a Cambridge mother and kept her body under his bed was arrested at the weekend.

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Staff shortage at heart of Eastern Cape public ...

Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba has identified staff shortages as the crux of the problems faced by state hospitals in the Eastern Cape.
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Nelson Mandela Museum - The Icon's Journey

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Use it or lose it? BCM must spend R700m in next 5 days

Buffalo City Metro has until the end of the week to spend more than R700m of its capital budget for service delivery ...

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No change in Butterworth patient backlog

Patients continue to suffer at Butterworth Hospital, where sleeping on floors and chairs remains the norm.

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Health MEC takes on state hospital CEOs

Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba summoned all chief executive officers of state hospitals in the Eastern Cape to an urgent ...

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Mhlontlo to fight R100m lawsuit

Mhlontlo municipal bosses have been ordered to pay nearly R100m to a land developer who sued them for a housing project ...

Politics

WATCH | Jacob Zuma's 'Mabena' story has Twitter in a tizz

Former president Jacob Zuma's "Mabena" video has gone viral on Twiter since it was posted on Monday.

Politics

WATCH | 'Now that you've been elected, you turn your back on your promises': Malema on ...

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema participated in President Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address ...

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WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

Here is your detailed five day weather forecast for some cities in the Eastern Cape. 

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KSD fumes at protest causing weekend without water

Desperate calls from ratepayers for the administration of water services to be taken away from the OR Tambo district ...

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Magistrate stands down from hospital fraud trial, fears ‘media bias’

A Mthatha magistrate has recused himself from a high-profile case because he had “read about the details” in ...

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Equal Education calls for Faku to be removed

Equal Education (EE) is writing to parliament demanding the removal of former Buffalo City Metro mayor Zukisa Faku as ...

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Third suspect linked to R3.9m diamond heist finally arrested

A third suspect in the R3.9m diamond heist has been arrested. Police pounced on the wounded man after he was ...

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Death toll increases to seven as three more initiates die in OR Tambo district

Three more initiates have died in the OR Tambo district – bringing the death toll in the province to seven since ...

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Jacob Zuma says he will appear before the state capture inquiry in July

Former president Jacob Zuma, who has until now refused to answer specific questions on alleged state capture during his ...

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EC municipalities now part of inquiry into allegations of state capture

While no details were given as to what exactly it will be probing in the province, and which municipalities it will be ...

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Residents’ irate over cement dust

A dark cloud of cement dust covers the farms on the N6 outside Komani towards Aliwal North.

OPINION | A ‘funny old political world’ of inept leaders

One always has to hope, of course.One always has to believe that tomorrow will be better than today but, gosh, the global leadership stakes really don’t give ...

OPINION | Inadequate training sinking the country

Corroding our education system in democratic SA, from the already poor apartheid Bantu education, was always going to catch up with us. Now we are burdened ...

Festival is good for the entire province

Towards the end of next week the curtain will rise on South Africa’s National Arts Festival – a jewel in our country’s artistic crown and the pride of our ...

City News

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 ...

Beach facilities fall apart

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

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Zahara signs historic deal

East London afro-soul sensation Zahara has been named as the first ever musician in SA to sign a concert residency at ...

WATCH | SA group wows global audience ...

Mzansi keeps winning overseas, and we are so proud.

Joyous Celebration is heading to East ...

Popular South African gospel group Joyous Celebration has “heard the cries” of East London fans and will be returning ...

WATCH | Halala! Sho Madjozi bags a BET

The 'Huku' superstar made history as the first female South African artist to win a BET.

WATCH | Robert Marawa is living his best ...

His SuperSport days may be over, but his sportscasting is not. Right now he is in Egypt for Afcon

Battle of Egazini film for fest

A movie depicting one of the wars between AmaXhosa and white settlers made its Makhanda debut at the weekend.

Business

EL homegirl has Midas touch with ...

Some businesses seem to soar into the financial stratosphere. Natasha Hogg, co-owner of Sanook Cafe, Sanook Eatery ...

Berlyn’s acumen grows empire

The average person would be delighted to own a service station; two would be better, three a luxury and four an ...

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 ...

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