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It's not only Zuma. Now no corrupt official will be able to suck SA dry

High court's ruling on state funding means all officials on trial for corruption will have to fund their own defences

Politics

Race club loses lease in Berlin

The Masibambane Race Club which had big plans to develop 160ha of land in Berlin was dealt a huge blow when Buffalo City Metro council this week ...

News

Only 2 weeks of water left for holidays

The Great Kei municipality only has enough water for two more weeks. Hundreds of residents and holidaymakers will have a dry festive season if a ...

Politics

Education department prepared for 2019 intake

Newly-appointed education MEC Mlungisi Mvoko says the department is ready for the 2019 academic year, except for 26 schools in the OR Tambo district which were destroyed by a tornado and about 100 out of 5,400 schools that are yet to receive ...
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R91.6m toilet project stalls

The Amatola Water Board has rejected implementation of the scandal-tainted R91.6m sanitation project for the troubled Amathole District Municipality.
Politics

Reprieve for indebted Walter Sisulu council

The broke and battered Walter Sisulu municipality has been granted a 90-court day reprieve from litigation from ...

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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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BCM to spend R20m on top sports events

Buffalo City Metro council will spend close to R20m on two major sports partnerships – one with Chippa United and the ...

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Guard, pupil in viral video

A school security guard has been suspended after a video clip, allegedly of him fondling a Grade 12 pupil, went viral.

Politics

Mancotywa on ANC nominations list

Outgoing National Heritage Council CEO Sonwabile Mancotywa could be making a comeback into active politics as he ...

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You can now subscribe digitally to DispatchLIVE. Here's how much it costs and what you get for your money

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Low risk of load-shedding as Eskom gets loan to strengthen network

Eskom announced on Thursday that it has obtained a R1.5bn credit facility to extend and strengthen its transmission ...

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Christmas market gunman evades French police two days after attack

The death toll in an attack on Strasbourg's Christmas market rose to three on Thursday as police searched through ...

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Seized cars given to criminals with help of corrupt cops: Hawks

Two Hawks officers and an alleged drug dealer were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime unit in Gauteng on ...

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NPA to appeal school patroller's sexual assault and rape acquittal

The National Prosecuting Authority says it intends to appeal against the court acquittal of a former scholar patroller ...

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Cops to trace cars with dodgy papers after bust at roadworthy centre

Three vehicle examiners and a data capturer have been arrested on allegations of illegally licensing unroadworthy ...

Politics

It's time to cut the Pat, new mayor Dan Plato tells councillors

Five weeks into his job, Cape Town mayor Dan Plato announced on Thursday that he is setting about undoing part of ...

Motoring

Prototype Porsche "FastCharger" will give you 100km of range in 3-minutes

The automaker Porsche has presented a prototype charging station in Germany with an output of up to 450kW. It can be ...

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Congo fire destroys thousands of voting machines for presidential election

A fire overnight at a warehouse in Congo's capital, Kinshasa, has destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot ...

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Wits graduates being failed by government internship delays

Doctors, teachers and other professionals awaiting internship placement by the government are among the 19% unemployed ...

Land policy geared to a higher growth path

During the month of October 2018, a high-level ANC delegation engaged with AgriSA and African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa) in frank and robust ...

OPINION | Give a gift that would make a real difference

Christmas has many meanings but at its core is the idea of the gift. Growing up in a working class community that gift was always simple, practical and ...

OPINION | New MEC has housing backlog in his sights

It’s a windy Wednesday morning in East London as I make my way to the department of human settlements office in Chiselhurst, in the city centre.

City News

Patchy cleanup of strike rubbish annoys ...

Despite the end to the violent and expensive three-week Samwu strike last week Friday, some residents still face mounds ...

Electronic waste recycling grows in East ...

While getting the actual garbage collected from homes and suburbs has been uppermost in most Buffalo City Metro ...

Libraries closed for Christmas

Bookworms can cross “going to the library” off their holiday to-do list as Buffalo City Metro began to close the ...

Suspended official objects to BCM report

In a desperate move to clear his name, a former Buffalo City Metro senior official has instructed his lawyers to take ...

All BCM departments to help clean metro

Municipal workers from all departments will help their colleagues in the community services department clean up Buffalo ...

WATCH | Residents clean up East London ...

From glass bottles and polystyrene packaging to plastic cups and containers, over 50 people joined forces on Thursday ...

BCM offer R10,000 to striking workers

Buffalo City Metro has offered to pay R10,000 to more than 5,000 of its employees as compensation after failing to ...

WATCH | Citizens join in to clean up ...

Over 50 people joined forces on Thursday morning to clean up East London’s Eastern Beach, after weeks of rubbish piling ...

Strikers issue ultimatum on offer by BCM

Striking Buffalo City Metro workers have threatened to intensify their action on Friday should the metro bosses not ...

WATCH | Buffalo City Metro workers ...

Hundreds of Buffalo City Metro workers tried to break into the East London City Hall on Tuesday morning in a desperate ...

Know when the power’s going off

Confused residents of Buffalo City have found themselves caught between Eskom loadshedding and an erratic BCM power ...

WATCH | City filth: private firms accused ...

Buffalo City Metro has roped in private companies to clean its filthy streets, but some East London residents have been ...

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All set for ninth edition of M’sane ...

Thousands of music lovers will be flocking to the country’s second biggest township on December 27 for the ninth annual ...

Prototype Porsche "FastCharger" will give ...

The automaker Porsche has presented a prototype charging station in Germany with an output of up to 450kW. It can be ...

WATCH | Lungisa Xhamela on writing love ...

Lungisa Xhamela has lifted the lid on his love life‚ inspirations and heartbreak‚ even sharing his gratitude that he ...

London Roots festival set to reach new ...

Eastern Cape music lovers can sweat off a few Christmas calories at the popular annual music festival, London Roots on ...

Artists ready for top musical event of ...

While revellers look forward to enjoying East London’s biggest musical event of the year, artists are preparing to give ...

Sbu Noah's pens heartfelt letter for ...

Lindelani Mkhize‚ through his gospel group Joyous Celebration‚ has seen the rise of many stars that went on to leave ...

Business

Time for carmakers to look to local ...

Economic development MEC Oscar Mabuyane is on a mission to grow the automotive industry in the Eastern Cape by getting ...

ANC wants VBS mayors gone, but the ...

Mayors who were fired last week over illegally investing municipal money with VBS refuse to step down

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