Thursday, August 24, 2017

Macadamia farm celebrates good harvest, launches harvest festival

By ATHENA OREILLY The Eastern Cape government-funded Ncerha Macadamia Farm harvested 58 tons of high-export macadamia nuts during this year’s harvest despite the crippling drought. This is...

Guptas selling Tegeta mining interests

Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments announced on Wednesday that it was selling its mining business Tegeta Exploration and Resources to Swiss-based Charles King SA for R2.97...

Elephant vanishes from Amarula logo‚ brand says #DontLetThemDisappear forever

By Neo Goba Amarula has decided to temporarily remove its icon‚ the elephant‚ from the label of the creamy drink to drum home the danger of...

New Age and ANN7 will have ‘integrity and honesty’‚ says new...

BY KATHARINE CHILD Mzwanele Manyi who has bought the New Age and ANN7 from the Guptas’ Oakbay investments gave an interview to Power FM in...

Durban school teachers fear for their lives after pupil protest

By Jeff Wicks The KwaZulu-Natal education department and the National Professional Teachers Organisation have locked horns as race tensions at the George Campbell School of Technology...

Seven things you should know about the Gupta media deal

By Katharine Child The controversial Gupta family has announced that it is selling its media assets to Mzwanele Manyi‚ a former government spokesman and head of...

FULL STORY: UFH student gang-raped on Alice campus

By Sino Majangaza A university of Fort Hare student was repeatedly raped by three unknown men who then forced her to take a shower afterwards to...

Meat lovers cut up over prices

By Zisanda Nkonkobe Consumers may find themselves between a chop and a hard place as the price of meat continues to rise. In a desperate aim to...

Revved-up’ Win-A-Car is here

By Mbali Tanana It is that time of the year again where the Daily Dispatch gives an opportunity for one of its readers to win a...

Wild Women launch own calendar

Celebration of strength for women, nature THE Wild Women had another chance to enjoy each other’s company when they got together for the successful launch...

Thieves make off with school fences

By Mbali Tanana Thieves have stripped at least four schools in Mdantsane and a social development office of fence and steel poles in just four months. Bulumko...

Empowering girls against violence with rugby skills

By ATHENA OREILLY Following a spate of gender-based violence in the country, Umzuvukile Sport Development yesterday hosted a day of women’s celebrations rugby in Mdantsane. In light...

Art of a good brew can be achieved at home

ALAN HAWKINS MOST coffee roasters sell ground coffee reluctantly. The reason for this is that ground coffee loses flavour far faster than whole beans. The surface...

Sanitary towel drive to help girls

Woman’s organisation focuses on rural areas A PROUDLY South African organisation, owned by Babalwa Mbuku, 38, is making a difference in the lives of pupils...

Yonela on a roll

EAST London’s gloomy weather did not stop the ladies and a few gentlemen from taking part in the Queens race recently at the Jan...

Treasury paints bleak picture of debt repayment amongst councils

By Khulekani Magubane National Treasury has painted a bleak picture of municipal finances and their long-term sustainability in its preliminary report on local government revenue and...

Welcome rain is here for catchment areas – GO drought watch

GOOD news for drought-stricken areas; there is heavy rain falling in the Amathole area and other parts of the Eastern Cape, with more rain...

Five South African universities ranked among world’s best

The latest Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 records five South African tertiary institutions in the top 500‚ with the University of Johannesburg registering...

Masualle pleased sports used for youth development

By ATHENA OREILLY Following the increase in gender-based violence making headlines throughout the country, Umzuvukile Sport Development  hosted a women’s celebrations rugby day in Mdantsane today. In...

EC councils in failures to spend on services

By Asanda Nini Despite a glaring and desperate need for decent services and proper infrastructure across the province, most Eastern Cape municipalities are expected to have...

ID cards to be scanned when entering Kruger park

The Kruger National Park is going high-tech with its access control systems at its entrance gates‚ starting in the southern part of the park....

State help for Pondoland’s green fingers

By ASANDA MDITSHWA Cannabis has been produced as a cash crop in the Eastern Cape’s Pondoland villages for decades. It is the livelihood for many households...

Taxi driver released without charge after 3 kids die in hit-and-run

By Zwanga Mukhuthu A taxi driver who fled the scene of a crash that left three Mdantsane children dead at the weekend was freed soon after...

Zim first lady flees SA in wake of assault claim

Reuters Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, returned home yesterday from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face charges...

AgriSA calls for initiation control

By Malibongwe Dayimani Agrisa in the Eastern Cape has slammed “uncontrolled” Xhosa initiations after a fire from an initiate’s hut destroyed 20% of the Dordrecht Golf...

Set for new medical frontline

By Siya Tsewu From the narrow streets of bicycle-riding Amsterdam to the wide and worn pothole-riddled roads of Flagstaff, two Dutch doctors have chosen to settle...

SCOPA sceptical that SASSA will meet April 1 deadline

By Bianca Capazario MPs on Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts have expressed strong reservations that the South African Social Security Agency will be able to...

Grace Mugabe to appear in court over Johannesburg assault charge

Nico Gous and Jan Bornman Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe File picture: Philimon Bulawayo / Reuters Grace Mugabe‚ the wife of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe‚ has presented...

Mkhwebane should reflect on her conduct in the Absa lifeboat investigation‚...

By Ernest Mabuza The Public Protector has not offered any defence to charges of illegality‚ irrationality and procedural unfairness regarding her decision to order the amendment...

‘I’m not a white colonialist’ – Krotoa writer addresses criticism

By TshisaLIVE Makers of local movie‚ ‚ which is based on the life of a Khoi-Dutch interpreter in the early Cape colony has strongly defended the flick...

MEC wants to know truth about Grace Mugabe assault claim

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says law enforcement agencies must investigate the alleged assault of a South African woman by Zimbabwe’s first lady...

Marikana Massacre: Cry for justice‚ five years on

BY SIPHO MABENA The wheels of justice must be fast tracked for victims of the tragedy at Marikana‚ Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Commenting on the...

Gupta emails lead to charges being opened against Pamensky

By Kyle Cowan Charges of corruption and abuse of his position at Eskom have been laid against Mark Pamensky‚ a former board member of the electricity...

Gauteng wants to pay medical negligence victims in kind, not cash

By MICHELLE GUMEDE The provincial health department wants to be able to withhold most of a R23m award to pay for the child's future medical...

Treasury acts to combat financing of terrorism

BY LINDA ENSOR The National Treasury is in the process of setting up an inter-departmental anti-money laundering committee to combat the financing of terrorism. The committee...

BCM sounds warning to residents after losing R130m to power thieves

By Zingisa Mvumvu Buffalo City Metro lost R130-million in the previous financial year to a well-organised syndicate that was tampering with meters. BCM is now in a...

Ryk Neethling joins Princess Charlene campaign against drowning

By Staff Reporter Olympic swimming champion Ryk Neethling has been announced as CEO of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in South Africa. Friends from their days...

Driver still at large after horror accident

By Sisipho Zamxaka The driver and conductor of a minibus taxi that ploughed into and horrifically killed three little girls in Mdantsane at the weekend are...

Forensic investigation points to sources of Knysna fires

By Yolande Stander and Hendrick Mphande The devastating fires that wreaked havoc in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in June, destroying hundreds of properties and claiming...

Teaching pupils to care for animals

By Guy Rogers A new animal welfare education programme has been launched in Nelson Mandela Bay, driven by a five-year sponsorship support plan. The programme has...

Baxter wary of Bafana, Zambia stalemate in EL

By MFUNDO PILISO Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter said it will be mission impossible to compete in the return leg of the Chan qualifiers against...

School still waiting for fence after five years

By Simthandile Ford  Five years after the problem was initially reported to the Eastern Cape education department, an East London high school is yet to be...

Car tracking report supports accused’s version of coffin assault

By Naledi Shange Car tracking records of the coffin assault accused have disputed evidence given by their alleged victim‚ Victor Mlotshwa. Car tracking records of the coffin...

Fire rages near Cathcart and Hogsback

By Sonja Raasch A VELD fire, fuelled by strong winds, is raging in the Upper Cathcart, Hogsback and Thomas River area. Greater Stutterheim Fire Protection Association general...

Education department visits ‘assault video’ school principal

BY NATHI OLIFANT The principal of the Siyathuthuka Secondary School‚ at which a pupil was savagely assaulted‚ was not allowed to speak to the media...

Defiant nursing students meet on protest

By Sino Majangaza University of Fort Hare nursing department students at the East London campus have defied the orders of the management to return to class...

Cambridge High matric dance walk in pics

Below are some of the stunning couples as they strutted their stuff into Cambridge High's matric dance at the weekend.

IPTS fraud accused could lose business

BY: Odette Parfitt Andrea Wessels in court bid to prevent seizure of property Alleged fraudster Andrea Wessels, whose cars and homes have already been seized to recoup...

Yet another sea monster turns up in Bay

BY: Gareth Wilson Another strange vessel, this time a heavy lift carrier carrying a massive drilling rig, was spotted anchored in Algoa Bay yesterday. The 217m Blue...