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Companies in ECDC’s bad books get tender

A forensic investigation by auditing firm Nexia SAB&T has found that a R16m contract awarded by the ECDC three years ago was irregular, involved a front company and benefited ...

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Probe into graft-linked councils

The National Treasury is instituting forensic investigations into at least 14 troubled Eastern Cape municipalities rocked by claims of financial ...

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BCM fails to spend R377m of budget

Buffalo City Metro (BCM) failed to spend R377m earmarked for a number of service delivery projects in the current financial year, leaving a number of ...

Sport

Percy Tau scores two goals as Bafana Bafana ...

South Africa’s ‘lion’ Percy Tau scored a brilliant brace to book Bafana Bafana’s place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals after a nervous 2-1 victory over Libya at a packed Stade Taïeb Mhiri in neutral Sfax, Tunisia on Sunday.
Sport

Pretorius, Phehlukwayo steer SA to T20 series ...

SA completed a 3-0 T20 series whitewash over Sri Lanka with a 45 runs D/L method victory at the Wanderers on Sunday where a few questions were answered regarding the make-up of the ICC World Cup squad.
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Jeff Radebe in questionable $1bn oil deal

Energy minister Jeff Radebe is embroiled in a mystery $1bn oil deal in war-ravaged South Sudan that does not have the ...

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Whites created Cyclone Idai and must therefore pay, says BLF

Black First Land First (BLF) has blamed Tropical Cyclone Idai on whites and wants the African Union to demand ...

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Universities to be paid nearly R1bn for historic student debt: Naledi Pandor

The department of higher education and training has allocated an additional R967m to the National Student Financial Aid ...

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Did Thuli Madonsela help prep Jacob Zuma for top job?

SACP deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila is among witnesses set to testify at the Zondo commission

Politics

DA calls for protest over Eskom’s failure

While it remains uncertain when Eskom’s load-shedding will come to an end, the DA has accused the state-owned entity of ...

Lifestyle

Ex-Mdantsane doctor uses music to heal

Mdantsane-born, but Johannesburg-based clinical psychologist Dr Mthetho Tshemese, has swapped his white coat for a ...

Opinion

OPINION | Voting conundrum for the ANC faithful

This week my heart went out to the poor men and women who try to run businesses in townships and villages across the ...

Multimedia

WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

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

Boxing Mecca

Fuzile ready for ‘typical Mexican’

With a world title shot so ever close, Duncan Village boxing phenomenon Azinga Fuzile knows the importance of taking ...

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Lights stay on for some

Many big industries in Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay are exempt from load-shedding while hospitals and schools ...

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‘Of course they buy booze’

Eastern Cape finance MEC Oscar Mabuyane is not backing down.He is taking heat from students after a video of his maiden ...

City

WATCH | Public toilets at beaches in shambles

While scores of people are expected to flock to East London beaches during the school holidays, the appalling state of ...

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WSU students losing out, says VC

Protesting Walter Sisulu University students are putting their academic reputation at risk, says vice-chancellor Rob ...

Lifestyle

Laduma beats the best

Collaborating with international homewear giant Ikea on a range of Xhosa design inspired carpets, rugs and cushions ...

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Fraud victim given Merc seized from 'traditional healer' who scammed him

A Uitenhage man may have lost R330,000 in a black-dollar scam last year – but on Friday he received some retribution ...

OPINION | Voting conundrum for the ANC faithful

This week my heart went out to the poor men and women who try to run businesses in townships and villages across the country. I felt sorrow for the students ...

OPINION | Poster politicians don’t offer voters much

So what is the point of the posters decorating our streets? Struggling to find a party worth voting for, I have taken an interest in the posters, hoping some ...

OPINION | ANC loses the plot when groping in the dark

A few weeks ago, after a family commemoration, I was sitting at a restaurant in Durban North, the suburb where I was born decades ago.

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Gonubie beach toilets were vandalised or completely destroyed this week.

Gonubie Beach toilets vandalised

Gonubie beach toilets were vandalised or completely destroyed this week.

City News

‘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 ...

Smelly, illegal dumpsite makes life ...

King William’s Town resident Thobela James is at the end of his rope with illegal dumping occurring outside his ...

Mother found murdered in Amalinda, East ...

East London police are investigating a case of murder after a 37-year-old mother of one was found dead in her flat in ...

Question of satanic rituals at ‘vagrant ...

Beacon Bay residents have been up in arms for more than a year over an abandoned house.

Planned power outage for Beacon Bay on ...

The electricity supply will be interrupted to consumers supplied by the Buffalo City Metro in Beacon Bay on Tuesday ...

Nahoon power outage

The electricity supply will be interrupted to consumers supplied by the Buffalo City Metro in Nahoon on Tuesday from ...

BCM workers’ path littered with threats

Buffalo City Metro has laid a complaint with police against temporary refuse collectors who allegedly “intimidated” BCM ...

Police investigate armed robbery at ...

Police are investigating a case of armed robbery after The Crazy Store in Retail Park was robbed of an undisclosed ...

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Lifestyle

Ex-Mdantsane doctor uses music to heal

Mdantsane-born, but Johannesburg-based clinical psychologist Dr Mthetho Tshemese, has swapped his white coat for a ...

Laduma beats the best

Collaborating with international homewear giant Ikea on a range of Xhosa design inspired carpets, rugs and cushions ...

Teen star gets big break with USA trip

Xola Limba, who is set to take part in a talent showcase in Orlando, Florida, in the US, was 10 years old when she took ...

Embracing land of eye-catching wonder

A five-day media tour to experience some of the province’s wonderful destinations turned seven strangers into instant ...

New series ‘Shadow’ gives Dladla star ...

The first South African Netflix original series, Shadow, is rocking local and international audiences.

Giorgio Armani designs Italian soccer ...

The Italian Soccer Federation has signed a four-year deal with Giorgio Armani to design the formal off-field uniforms ...

Business

Black Management Forum seeks to hold ANC ...

Black Management Forum (BMF) president Andile Nomlala has called on black professionals in the province not to shy ...

Sports events pour millions into East ...

From the last week of January to the end of February, more than 11,000 athletes, with only slightly fewer people ...

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