City

City

Mayor asks residents to help him clean up Mthatha

The KSD municipality would only win its battle to clean up the filthy streets of  Mthatha if residents and businesses helped, said KSD mayor Nyaniso Nelani on ...

City

Qumza Highway reopened to delight of residents

There were joyous scenes in Mdantsane on Tuesday when a section of the upgraded Qumza Highway was  reopened to the public after more than two ...

City

Ceramicist gives back through art

Using arts to keep children off the streets and away from social ills, a King William’s Town ceramicist has been doing her bit to upskill the ...

City

Eastern Cape towns under air pollution threat

According to the World Health Organisation, more than seven million people die as a result of air pollution each year. In 2017, Dr Mike Hollard, a UK air quality and health expert, compiled a report showing air pollution from Eskom's coal-fired ...
City

Former mayor steps in to give boardwalk new lease ...

Large parts of the Gonubie boardwalk have been out of commission for months, but this week a former mayor of the small Eastern Cape Town of Khowa decided to do something about it. In September, the Dispatch reported on the crumbling state of the ...
City

Cabbage-raiding cattle were lawfully impounded — judge

Three Committees Drift farmers failed in their high court bid this week to get back 16 cattle that were impounded after ...

City

Brace for load-shedding again

Eskom announced on Thursday that it would implement stage 2 load-shedding from 4pm until 11pm.

City

Mthatha hardware stores hammered by residents

Hardware stores in Mthatha are being blamed for rising congestion in the CBD. The Mthatha Ratepayers and Residents ...

City

BCM's main water supply contaminated

There are strong indications that the main dam supplying water to East London and Mdantsane is badly ...

City

Centre plays key role in uplifting Buffalo Flats community

The Khanya Youth Community Development Centre is fighting to combat social ills in Buffalo Flats. Education and ...

City

20 traffic cops' cars vandalised — twice in one weekend

Vandalism of 20 vehicles at the Buffalo City Metro traffic department in Braelyn at the weekend has sharpened concerns ...

City

Welcome to festive season lights delight

Sunday night is switch-on time for an event that lifts the spirits of East Londoners and visitors — the festive season ...

City

Police keep beady eye on Black Friday shopping sprees

No cases of theft or violence were reported during Black Friday, but police still issued a warning, using loudhailers, ...

City

Black Friday: In the crush and rush, many shoppers strike gold

Most shoppers in Hemingways Mall in East London left with happy smiles and the excitement of having purchased ...

City

PODCAST | True Crime SA shines a spotlight on gender-based violence

This week True Crime South Africa dedicates its Spotlight minisode to the fight against gender-based violence.

City

WATCH | Black Friday: Midnight madness as EL store closes door on surging crowd

Chaos and strange scenes marked the start of Black Friday in East London with crazed shoppers pushing their way into ...

City

Swimming club a lifeline for Mdantsane kids

The new Mdantsane Swimming Club is teaching children how to swim in a bid to curb drownings. The club has 60 children ...

City

Ambulance shortage hits patients

Desperately ill patients at the beleaguered Butterworth Hospital are having to rely on friends and family to transport ...

City

Surveillance cameras for Roundhill dumpsite

New CCTV cameras will be installed at the troubled Berlin Roundhill landfill site as part of a multimillion-rand ...

City

Makhanda name change bungled and irrational, judge hears

The provincial and the national geographic names councils — and art and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa — had so badly ...

X