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I killed Busi, admits boyfriend

The mother and sister of slain Amalinda businesswoman Busisiwe Ngwadla sat barely three metres away from the man who claimed he killed her, saying he acted in self-defence ...

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Woman grieves as mother, daughter, niece die in fire

A killer locked the door to the home of grandmother Nokwaliwa Ndabihlile, 61, set fire to the house and left Nokwaliwa and her granddaughters ...

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Outrage after school toilets removed over unpaid rent

Angry parents and pupils from Charles Morgan Public School in Ginsberg protested at the provincial education headquarters in Zwelitsha on Monday, ...

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Greenville hospital back to normal

Everything is back to normal at Greenville hospital in Bizana in the Alfred Nzo District after residents accepted proposals made during an intervention by health MEC Sindiswa Gomba and public works MEC Babalo Madikizela.
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Villagers shut down 'rotten' Eastern Cape school

Teachers and learners shut down Zanokhanyo Junior Secondary School in Butterworth, in the Eastern Cape, on Monday.

Lifestyle

Rape survivor finds healing through forgiveness and writing a book

Rape survivor and gender activist Zizo Apleni has launched her tell-all book, My Father Took Away My Innocence.

Boxing Mecca

The ring warriors do it for Madiba

The eyes of the national boxing fraternity will again be fixed on East London this weekend when the city hosts two ...

Sport

National netball team players smiling all the way to the bank after World Cup heroics

The national netball team players will be smiling all the way to the bank after it emerged that they would share a ...

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Gordhan, Mkhwebane set to butt heads in court over Sars rogue unit saga

The battle between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and public enterprise minister Pravin Gordhan over the public protector’s report ...

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Floyd Shivambu denies 'cosy relationship' with Johann Rupert

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has denied having a relationship with one of South Africa's richest men, Johann ...

Opinion

OPINION | Patriarchy still dominates in this day and age

Our constitution is one of the best in the world. So we are told. It guarantees equality between man and man or woman.

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Victims’ family members overjoyed as judge hands down four life sentences

For three years he terrorised an Eastern Cape community, raping six women and killing four, but the full might of the ...

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WATCH | Sewage dumped in Mthatha dam

A private company is under police investigation after a honey sucker truck was dumping raw sewage into the Mthatha Dam, ...

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OR Tambo writes off R382m debt

The OR Tambo district municipality has written off a R382m debt owed to it by residents for water services.

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BCM official dies at airport after trip

An East London-based woman coming home from an overseas trip died suddenly and mysteriously minutes after landing at ...

Entertainment

Cakata sings in ‘Lion King’

An Eastern Cape musician will go down in history as one of the few South Africans involved in the global phenomenon, ...

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Public protector says costs order against her will set a precedent

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has reservations about her office being able to do its job without “fear, favour or ...

Sport

Unforgiving Jaguares XV thrash Border Bulldogs in huge victory

The Border Bulldogs were totally outclassed by the high-flying Jaguares XV when they lost 78-12 to the Argentinian side ...

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Lifestyle audits to be standard practice in public service

Public service minister Senzo Mchunu says the audits will test whether state employees’ lifestyle is in line with their ...

OPINION | Patriarchy still dominates in this day and age

Our constitution is one of the best in the world. So we are told. It guarantees equality between man and man or woman.

OPINION | Arc of moral universe bends towards Zuma

Jacob Zuma’s shameless and shambolic appearance at the Zondo commission of inquiry underlines the damage he has done to this country.

OPINION | Absence of load-shedding sparks concern

So winter is almost over and you haven’t had any load-shedding? And you think that means things are going well? Think again.

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Jackson Mthembu shares cheeky moment with EFF, plus other family shoutout moments in Parliament

Parliament was filled with lighter moments during the budget vote debate on July 17 2019 when MPs and ministers, including Ronald Lamola and Jackson Mthembu, sharing sentimental moments of gratitude to their families. Subscribe to ...

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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Rape survivor finds healing through ...

Rape survivor and gender activist Zizo Apleni has launched her tell-all book, My Father Took Away My Innocence.

Zodwa Wabantu takes a bath at random ...

Zodwa not only got a chance to bath but also got a prayer from the fam

Cakata sings in ‘Lion King’

An Eastern Cape musician will go down in history as one of the few South Africans involved in the global phenomenon, ...

EL dancer wows them at pageant in Vegas

East London born-and-bred dance star Chace Collett, 21, has been crowned Miss Continents 2019.

Berlin November set to test your fashion ...

Thousands of traditional horse-racing enthusiasts and entertainment lovers are expected to descend on the province to ...

Business

How women juggle career demands, caring ...

LOU BILLETT is the chairperson of African Angels. What do you value most in people? Honesty, truthfulness and ...

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 ...

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