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R200m shot in arm for BCM projects

With two months before the current financial year ends, Buffalo City Metro has been given a R200m shot in the arm by National Treasury to continue with some of its major ...

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Victims: king must pay R2.8m

Five of the seven victims of jailed AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo want President Cyril Ramaphosa to grant the monarch a presidential pardon, ...

News

Mudhouse collapses as man lies fast asleep

“Mfowethu (my brother), I think I am alive today because God saved me.”These were words uttered by long-time Green Farms resident Andile Mxinwa on ...

City

R500k needed for repairs as hall ‘stripped bit by ...

The vandalised NU10 community hall in Mdantsane will cost Buffalo City Metro (BCM) up to R500,000 in repairs after the multi-purpose facility was stripped of its roof, copper piping and tiles.
Opinion

OPINION | Cwele Clinic, 15 years of government ...

“Leaders feud over worst clinic in SA”, as reported in the Daily Dispatch on April 17 – this is not the first time – the debate involving the location of Cwele Clinic in Ngqeleni began 15 years ago.
Local Heroes

‘Furry Godmother’ cares for neglected animals

After finding an emaciated female dog entangled in barbed wire near the entrance to Nompumelelo almost 11 years ago, ...

Sport

Bulldogs glad to be back

For many Border Bulldogs players, the union going into administration late last year was a heartbreaking occasion with ...

News

WATCH | Eastern Cape mom describes daughter's death in floods

A mother whose daughter drowned said she was with her nine year old brother.

Opinion

Self-righteous FW de Klerk a case of the kettle calling the pot black

Last apartheid president revisionism will not wash away the indelible blot he's left on the history of this country

News

4 drown in E Cape, president promises urgent aid

As thousands of people began the herculean task of picking up the pieces of their lives in the wake of this week’s ...

News

Paramedics suspended after newborn's death

Two Eastern Cape emergency medical services (EMS) paramedics have been suspended by the provincial health department ...

Politics

ATM scrap over ANC ‘pawn’

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) in the province has accused former member Buyisile Ngqulwana of being an ANC ...

News

Protecting culture in AI future

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, which envisages robots and advanced technology replacing humans in the labour force, ...

Multimedia

WATCH | Eastern Cape 5-day weather forecast

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

Sport

Pitso Mosimane: 'I don't know how many points we really have.'

Forthright Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane reignited his long-running public spat with the Premier Soccer League ...

Sport

The rot continues - Kaizer Chiefs could set lowest ever points tally in a league season

Kaizer Chiefs are headed for an unwanted record this year as the club flirts with their lowest ever points tally in a ...

News

Trump misses tax return deadline, legal battle likely

The White House has refused to meet a Tuesday deadline to deliver six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns to ...

News

Umhlanga beaches forced to shut due to deluge of debris

Debris-ravaged beaches in the posh seaside town of Umhlanga have been closed.

Politics

Electoral systems need urgent reform. South Africa is no exception

The long running political soap opera unfolding in Westminster over a decision taken two years ago in a referendum to ...

Sport

Bafana’s Afcon Group D – how the opposition shapes up

After the hype of qualification‚ and with a talented team spearheaded by Percy Tau and Lebo Mothiba‚ Bafana Bafana will ...

Self-righteous FW de Klerk a case of the kettle calling the pot black

Last apartheid president revisionism will not wash away the indelible blot he's left on the history of this country

OPINION | Cwele Clinic, 15 years of government neglect

“Leaders feud over worst clinic in SA”, as reported in the Daily Dispatch on April 17 – this is not the first time – the debate involving the location of Cwele ...

OPINION | Research based on race at times pure drivel

All hell broke loose last week when twitter posted a study by four white South African women on “cognitive functioning in Colored South African women”.

Multimedia

Durban floods: The search for bodies continue

More than 70 people have been killed in devastating floods which have rocked South Africa's coastal city Durban. Rescue workers are still digging through collapsed buildings to find missing people.

City News

R500k needed for repairs as hall ...

The vandalised NU10 community hall in Mdantsane will cost Buffalo City Metro (BCM) up to R500,000 in repairs after the ...

BCM has least murders but most sexual ...

Of all nine metros in South Africa, Buffalo City has shown the longest and most sustained decrease in its murder rate.

No respect for city’s cemeteries

East Londoners are too scared to visit city cemeteries to pay respect to their loved ones’ graves. That’s the shocking ...

Two more Bonza Bay beach knife muggings

Pristine Bonza Bay beach, one of East London’s mugging hot spots, claimed yet more victims this week when two women ...

Site of beauty falling into shoddy state

Buffalo Pass should be one of the shining lights of East London, but continues to be a site of some of the city’s most ...

Money-for-garbage a hit in EL

The first Eastern Cape-based Packa-Ching mobile buyback centre was launched at the Khaya Youth Community Development ...

DA in a froth as BCM shrugs off motion on ...

An animal rights motion criticising the East London zoo vanished from council on Wednesday in a move that angered DA ...

‘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 ...

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Lifestyle

Girl’s poem on bullying grows into ...

A 15-year-old high school pupil from Makhanda, who was bullied in primary school, has turned her pain to paper and ...

Cream of the crop lined up for EL gig

Well-known entertainment stars and socialites Khanyi Mbau, 5FM’s Da Fresh_SA, Athie and DJ Yoba will be in East London ...

Easter love for cancer patients

Children at Frere Hospital’s oncology ward put the fact that they battle various cancers to the back of their minds and ...

WATCH LIVE | Debate on role of cultural ...

Do cultural values serve as a moral compass in a modern world?

Steve Hofmeyr mocks Charlize Theron over ...

Charlize sparked debate recently when she revealed that her seven-year-old, whom fans assumed was a boy, identifies as ...

Bonang sparks romance rumours: Here’s ...

Talk about level up! Moghel's "man" is a dream

Business

Comair 'put measures in place' to avoid ...

Comair, which operates British Airways (BA) in SA and low-cost carrier Kulula, says it is putting measures in place to ...

Tiger Brands plans to fight against ...

The plaintiffs’ claims for damages are being made under the Consumer Protection Act, claims in delict, and claims for ...

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