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Port Alfred’s ‘green witch’ shares magic of nature

Often asked whether she is a ‘green witch’, Port Alfred-based herbalist, nature lover, author and former journalist Gail Bussi has no qualms being associated with the magic ...

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Makhanda performers share powerful stories and perspectives

In celebration of the National Arts Festival’s hometown of Makhanda, the NAF team have created a platform for local, mainly Makhanda-based artists to ...

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More to initiation than meets the eye

If it were at all possible for a cluster of inanimate objects to have a heartbeat — such as a field of houses mushrooming in the neat, disciplined ...

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How well does working from home actually work?

In an effort to gain insight on the relevance of working from the office — seven months into the pandemic — DispatchLIVE spoke to employees in different sectors.
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SA lags in understanding role of service dogs for ...

For Gonubie resident 19-year-old Kayleen Dryer, something as simple as going to the supermarket has been a frustrating and daunting experience for the past year. The Gonubie resident suffers from non-epileptic pseudo-seizures and requires the ...
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Entertainment finds its new stage

Much like other sectors, the SA entertainment industry has had to reinvent itself to keep going in a world dictated ...

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Love will always find a way

The local wedding industry, like many other sectors, has been shaken to the core by the Covid-19 pandemic and its ...

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Lockdown loo project lightens burden in informal settlements

A quarter of the population in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) live in informal settlement communities where they share water ...

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Eastern Cape’s ‘terrorists’ prominent in new book

The Eastern Cape features prominently in a revelatory new book delving into the contents of the apartheid state's ...

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How to cope with a husband’s sudden loss of income

The financial impact of the coronavirus is being felt globally across industries as many companies and small businesses ...

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World spotlight on SA student’s painful story of dad’s terminal illness

Kayleigh Gemmell’s ‘highly personal’ animated doccie has been chosen for in an international film festival

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'Culture must not stand in God's way'

While it takes young black men months or even years to save for lobola — the price traditionally paid in cattle for a ...

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WSU art students fill gallery with work

For 11Walter Sisulu University fine art students, what started off as a written research project on individual ...

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WATCH | A week in the shoes of the homeless

Brian Francis, 42, spent time living on East London's streets disguised as a homeless man in an effort to raise ...

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Unique EC villages a delight

Bathurst is a quirky little place. Situated on the R67 between Port Alfred and Makhanda, it is full of smiling faces, ...

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Of angels and doodles

After 20 years of working as a trimmings designer, Kidd’s Beach resident Janine Matthew took the plunge and started ...

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WATCH | Hogsback recharges batteries

I had to pray three times before abseiling for the first time – twice before I put on my safety gear and once as I ...

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Jazz maestro Marsalis in hat for future Makhanda fest

 Jazz great Wynton Marsalis may be on the line-up of a future edition of the Standard Bank National Jazz Festival in ...

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Recognising SA’s jazz narrative

 Kwazulu-Natal-born jazz fundi Nduduzo Makhathini, now permanently resident in the Eastern Cape, is on the cusp of an ...

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Designer responds to gender violence

A self-taught fashion designer, who participated in the East London Fashion Week last weekend, presented the #AmINext ...