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WATCH LIVE | State capture: Jacob Zuma testifies - DAY 3

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear for the first time before the commission of inquiry into state capture on Monday.

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J'Something says a prophet told him God would 'use' him in music

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

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RDP home owners still in temporary structures

People who claim to be the rightful beneficiaries of the East Bank RDP houses illegally occupied by invaders are still living in temporary structures ...

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Bhisho to find 1,200 pupils new schools

Parents from Schornville Primary School appear to have won the the battle for safer classrooms for their children.
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Buffalo City Municipality State of the City ...

SPONSORED | Buffalo City Municipality State of the City Address 2019
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Premier Oscar Mabuyane announces roles of new advisers

Youth development, social cohesion, innovation, finance and rural development and inclusive economic development.

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Barbara Hogan is wrong - there were no jobs for pals, Jacob Zuma tells Zondo inquiry

Former president Jacob Zuma has rubbished claims he insisted that Siyabonga Gama be appointed as Transnet's group CEO ...

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Insults hurled as EFF MP charges towards ANC member in parliament

EFF MP Makoti Khawula had to be stopped from physically attacking ANC MP Khaya Magaxa during a budget vote debate on ...

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Man blames BCM firefighters as second fire destroys home

A wounded Mdantsane man, whose house was destroyed by an inferno, believes he would not be homeless today had Buffalo ...

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Ramaphosa gives SIU green light for corruption probes

 The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is investigating possible corruption and maladministration around procurement ...

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Education backtracks on Schornville deal, promises new plan to fix school

The provincial department of education has made a last minute U-turn on its commitment to place the 1,200 pupils from ...

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Money for mgidi alcohol buys school uniform

“I bought a brand new school uniform instead of buying alcohol with the money.” These were the words of Nikiwe ...

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SA man whipped and beaten while filming animal abuse on Greek island

What was meant to be an excursion to film alleged abuse endured by donkeys in Santorini, Greece, turned out to be a ...

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EC boy, 10, killed in tragic schoolyard accident

A 10-year-old pupil from Lusikisiki Village Junior School died from serious head injuries after a tree branch fell on ...

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NPA denies delaying bail

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is standing firm and insists that it has done everything “by the book” in a ...

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Two arrested for certification fraud and corruption

Two men have been arrested in Mthatha for allegedly illegally charging members of the public for certifying their ...

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Zuma says former minister Ramatlhodi was a spy

There was a string of non-recollections and memory gaps when questions by the evidence leaders at the state capture ...

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‘Hospital’s staff failed my sister’

A distressed man has described how his sister lay gasping and shouting for help with an empty oxygen tank at her side, ...

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Brazen armed robbers hit cash vans multiple times

Brazen armed robbers have hit cash vans 34 times in the Eastern Cape so far this year. The national tally is 131.

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‘Lobola link to stock theft’

Thieves seeking to profit from the custom of lobola are to blame for stock theft in Mthatha, Ngcobo and Mqanduli, ...

EFF thugs are a short hop from Idi Amin, and it suits the ANC fine

Malema’s morons won’t be stopped because their snouts are in the same state capture trough as some ANC leaders

OPINION | Thugs protecting state capture leaders

In the realm of law and order, South Africa is a country of press releases and words of condemnation – but no action.

OPINION | The legacy of Sisi Hlehle lives on

The Eastern Cape has lost one of its legends, a theatre genius, a film star and a community builder. Nomhle Nkonyeni made both her name and that of her ...

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Eastern Cape provincial legislature Speaker Helen Sauls-August and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane sign a memorandum of understanding.

Speaker Helen Sauls-August and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Eastern Cape provincial legislature Speaker Helen Sauls-August and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane sign a memorandum of understanding. Video: Soyiso Maliti

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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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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"

Dad honours son by bringing joy to kids

After his son was hospitalised and died in 2013, Komani-born Ndiphiwe Mhlontlo, 31, turned his grief into a positive ...

Singing of love, respect, peace

While most young musicians do not miss a chance to boast about flashy cars, girls and “stacking up the cash”, a young ...

EL teens awarded scholarships to NYC

Four East London teens have been awarded scholarships towards their tuition at the New York Film Academy after their ...

If the glass still fits

Antique dealer David Glick is the first to admit that his profession can have something of a stuffy image. However, if ...

Arts Festival CEO resigns, leaves ...

National Arts Festival chief executive Tony Lankester has resigned after 12 years at the helm of the continent’s ...

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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