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Security risk as thieves wreck metro's cameras

Buffalo City's new security camera system is being pillaged by tech thieves. The latest act of organised thievery saw an eye-in-the-sky CCTV camera on a mast being toppled ...

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Butterworth protest on hold as residents await promised solutions

The Eastern Cape government and Butterworth residents have agreed that the two-week long water protest must come to an end while they continue to ...

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Strike at Joan Harrison pool complex ends

A weeklong strike that saw the Joan Harrison pool complex closed to the public has ended. Sources said the strike involved a pay issue and that ...

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Discoloured water has KWT residents on full alert

Brown, gritty municipal water coming out of King William’s Town taps for a week was caused by a new chemical being introduced in the treatment plant, according to a Buffalo City Metro helpline. The Dispatch tried hard to get an official explanation ...
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Kid's gala postponed as staff fail to open Joan ...

A major primary school gala was placed in limbo at the 11th hour on Thursday when Buffalo City staff failed to appear at the Joan Harrison pool complex to open up. It was unclear if a strike was in progress or if the closure was a follow-on to a ...
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Protests, fires bring EC towns to a standstill

The Eastern Cape towns of Butterworth and Komani came to a standstill on Tuesday as protesters ran amok, burning tyres ...

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Mdantsane woman says BCM ‘stole’ her garden

An East London woman holds Buffalo City municipality directly responsible for her children’s poor health and for ...

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Heavy rain pushes hyacinths over causeway onto Nahoon beach

The Nahoon River is being strangled by alien plants and sewage and is in need of rescue, the Nahoon River Estuary Forum ...

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Five things you need to know from Julius Malema's explosive pre-Sona presser

EFF leader Julius Malema insists his party will disrupt President Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address (Sona) ...

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BCM finally responds to plea to fix dangerous pavement

Multiple attempts by Spar group franchise Build it to reach out to BCM over collapsing pipes in Buffalo Street which ...

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Driver to claim from BCM after bakkie gets stuck in huge pothole

An informal electrician whose bakkie crashed and sank to the axle in a trench-like pothole at a busy intersection in ...

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Fear for children safety after collapsed fence leaves EL pool open

A 40m stretch of perimeter fence around the ailing Joan Harrison pool complex has collapsed, prompting fears for the ...

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Residents in court to force Makana to remedy crisis

Makhanda continues to endure raw sewage that flows down streets, past schools and human settlements and into homes, ...

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Residents to relocate ahead of massive Duncan Village reconstruction

A massive reconstruction of Duncan Village, at the instruction of President Cyril Ramaphosa, will start soon — but if ...

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City residents to cut BCM grass as feed for desperate farmers

The recent summer rains in Buffalo City have provided welcome relief. While water restrictions remain in place, the ...

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'Dorchester Heights squatter camp has to go'

The increasing number of shacks built near East London's Hemingways Mall has raised the ire of businesses and ...

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Quigney 'drug dens' demolished by new property owner

Three houses suspected of being brothels and drugs in Quigney, East London  were demolished on Friday — but not without ...

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Pensioner’s BCM account woes reflected across city

“Frustrating, draining and depressing” are just some of the words an East London pensioner uses to describe her ...

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Residents angered over Jeff's Place 'special treatment'

Buffalo City Metro political leadership has once again been accused of giving popular Mdantsane tavern Jeff’s Place ...

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Cecilia Makiwane leaks make life a misery

Wastewater coming from Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane is posing a health hazard for scores of families in ...

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