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Children, elderly go hungry at ‘homes’

Hundreds of non-governmental organisations that care for thousands of children and the elderly in the Eastern Cape have not been paid for three months.

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Frere Hospital finds beds for ‘long-suffering’ patients

The orthopaedic patients found lying in Frere Hospital’s overcrowded corridors earlier this week were whisked away to beds in other wards after ...

City

Massive raw sewage spill affects part of Nahoon River

Thousands of litres of raw sewage spewed into the Nahoon River on Tuesday, leaving a stinking, concentrated slick of black-blue water in the stretch ...

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Public protector probing dodgy house deals

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s office in the Eastern Cape is investigating fraud and corruption allegations against troubled Buffalo City Metro ward 20 councillor Ntombizodwa Gamnca.
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Five arrested after brutal murder of Free State ...

The police arrested five suspects for allegedly tying up, beating and murdering a Free State couple on their farm on Friday.
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Lifestyle

Stirling High teen mentored by top SA actors on set

Sharing the set with highly acclaimed, celebrated and respected actors and actresses such as Bongile Mantsai and the ...

Sport

Jantjies duo get a crack in Test

Jantjies and Jantjies isn’t the name of a law firm but the new Springbok scrumhalf and flyhalf combination is in town ...

News

Charges withdrawn against Alph Lukau resurrection hoax accused

The Johannesburg magistrate’s court has provisionally withdrawn charges against two people arrested in connection with ...

News

Rural KZN children to get their school thanks to AfriForum court bid

Civil rights organisation AfriForum has succeeded in their legal bid to force the KwaZulu-Natal department of education ...

Opinion

OPINION | Time to do even more this Mandela Day

I am often asked about my grandfather Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s legacy and the celebration of Mandela Day.

News

WATCH LIVE | State capture: Jacob Zuma testifies - DAY 3

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear for the first time before the commission of inquiry into state ...

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Why the army has still not been sent to Cape Flats: defence minister explains

The delay in the deployment of soldiers in the Cape Flats to help police clamp down on gangsterism, which has led to a ...

News

Storm over kissing couple posing with their Kalahari 'monster lion' kill

Private hunting company Legelela Safaris has been drawn into a social media storm after a photograph emerged of a ...

News

No mercy for 'crooked' prison officials, says correctional services minister Ronald Lamola

Correctional services minister Ronald Lamola said 32 officials working in correctional centres across the country were ...

Sport

No easy entry into the Pirates team‚ says coach Sredojevic to new signings

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has warned the club’s new signings and said there is no easy entry into his ...

News

Manhunt launched after shootout near Durban's Pavilion shopping centre

Police are currently in pursuit of four heavily armed suspects following what is believed to be an armed robbery near ...

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Water sector needs urgent attention to avoid collapse, says Lindiwe Sisulu

Lindiwe Sisulu, tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up the department of human settlements, water and ...

Lifestyle

J'Something says a prophet told him God would 'use' him in music

Imagine J' Something's mother's face when he called after church and "Ma, God says I need a guitar"

News

RDP home owners still in temporary structures

People who claim to be the rightful beneficiaries of the East Bank RDP houses illegally occupied by invaders are still ...

OPINION | Time to do even more this Mandela Day

I am often asked about my grandfather Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s legacy and the celebration of Mandela Day.

EFF thugs are a short hop from Idi Amin, and it suits the ANC fine

Malema’s morons won’t be stopped because their snouts are in the same state capture trough as some ANC leaders

OPINION | Thugs protecting state capture leaders

In the realm of law and order, South Africa is a country of press releases and words of condemnation – but no action.

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Eastern Cape provincial legislature Speaker Helen Sauls-August and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane sign a memorandum of understanding.

Speaker Helen Sauls-August and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Eastern Cape provincial legislature Speaker Helen Sauls-August and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane sign a memorandum of understanding. Video: Soyiso Maliti

City News

Massive raw sewage spill affects part of ...

Thousands of litres of raw sewage spewed into the Nahoon River on Tuesday, leaving a stinking, concentrated slick of ...

Cameras fail to net crime

Different stories are being told why none of Buffalo City Metro’s CCTV cameras recorded a hit-and-run crime in which ...

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 ...

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Stirling High teen mentored by top SA ...

Sharing the set with highly acclaimed, celebrated and respected actors and actresses such as Bongile Mantsai and the ...

J'Something says a prophet told him God ...

Imagine J' Something's mother's face when he called after church and "Ma, God says I need a guitar"

Dad honours son by bringing joy to kids

After his son was hospitalised and died in 2013, Komani-born Ndiphiwe Mhlontlo, 31, turned his grief into a positive ...

Singing of love, respect, peace

While most young musicians do not miss a chance to boast about flashy cars, girls and “stacking up the cash”, a young ...

EL teens awarded scholarships to NYC

Four East London teens have been awarded scholarships towards their tuition at the New York Film Academy after their ...

If the glass still fits

Antique dealer David Glick is the first to admit that his profession can have something of a stuffy image. However, if ...

Business

BCM living up to its SMEs promise

Buffalo City Metro is living up to its promise of backing small and medium enterprises by sponsoring 20 East London ...

Plan to offer Magwa Tea to wider market

The Eastern Cape government is working on a plan that could eventually see the governmentowned Magwa Tea distributed ...

WATCH | EL to Asia undersea cable delayed

The much-anticipated undersea telecommunications cable that will link East London to Mauritius and India will be ...

Cannabis set to be ‘saviour plant’

Some of the most inaccessible regions of Transkei will become SA’s most valuable agricultural land, and overseas ...

Top speaker, author to share pitching ...

With little under a month to go before the Daily Dispatch’s Business Summit, which will focus on “The Corporate ...

SA’s leaders must come to the party

SA’s business future is squarely in the hands of the institutional leaders, yet if they do not embrace the concepts ...

Disruption’s her stock in trade

East London property sales tycoon Xoliswa Tini, founder of Xoliswa Tini Property Services, is no stranger to the ...

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