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Teams sent to assess storm damage in the Eastern Cape

By Zolile Menzelwa The provincial government has sent teams to those districts affected by recent heavy rains to assess the damage. At least one teenage girl...

Eskom threatens power cuts in three Eastern Cape municipalities over unpaid bills

By Zolile Menzelwa Eastern Cape Treasury senior officials are locked in meetings with leaders of Raymond Mhlaba municipality to find an amicable solution to their piling...

Beautifying Eastern Cape landscape

MACADAMIA farming is a new concept in the Eastern Cape. The first macadamia plantations in South Africa are in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa...

Heavy downpours, icy front expected to lash Eastern Cape

By Riaan Marais The drought-stricken Eastern Cape could finally receive some much-needed relief with heavy downpours and a severe cold front expected to hit the province...

How to make a kid from rural Eastern Cape the equal of a Sandtonite

By Penwell Dlamini Government should consider teaching subjects in indigenous languages or strengthening the learning of English if it wants to improve results in basic education‚...

DA leader Maimane targets rural Eastern Cape

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will this weekend visit the Eastern Cape as part of the party’s campaign towards 2019. He will be accompanied by some...

East London hosts the Eastern Cape Danone Nations Cup provincial final

Laerskool Kuswag in East London will be the venue this weekend for the under-12 Danone Nations Cup Eastern Cape provincial finals, kicking off at...

Eastern Cape tops SA list of assault-related deaths

You are most likely to be beaten to death in the Eastern Cape‚ Western Cape and Northern Cape than anywhere else in the country. Your...

Old directory drive hits Eastern Cape

GET your old Yellow Pages ready because the Old Telephone Directory Drive is back for another recycling competition. This competition is open to all schools...

Top honours for Eastern Cape cops

Six outstanding Eastern Cape police officers won accolades in various categories at the weekend, and the province’s K9 unit was voted best in the...

Eastern Cape Music Awards to rock fans

THE new date for the Eastern Cape Music Awards has finally been announced after the event was postponed twice last year. The new date is...

E Cape welfare in dodgy R128m deal

A five-year contract worth R128-million between the Eastern Cape social development department and a service provider has been found to be irregular. The contract to...

East Cape to outsource medical case defence

Eastern Cape Health MEC Pumza Dyantyi has decided to outsource the department’s legal representation, saying she is not happy with the way her department...

Cape storms ‘will not affect EC’ as bad

THE storm that has and is currently raging through the Western Cape and has caused havoc along the Garden Route, will fortunately not affect...

Zodwa to strut her stuff at Mr and Miss UFH

By Sino Majangaza Popular dancer Zodwa Wabantu will make her debut appearance in the Eastern Cape when she entertains students at the Mr and Miss University...

Appeal to breast cancer survivors

REACH for Recovery is urgently looking for breast cancer survivors to come on board as volunteer visitors, especially now during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Reach...

Mayibuye suspends bus services amid tension over routes

More than 6500 Eastern Cape people who rely on government’s Mayibuye buses will have to find other means of transport as bus services across...

Dee M Fashion Promotions Miss Teenager competition 2017: gallery

The Dee M Fashion Promotions Miss Teenager competition took place on Monday night at the Guild Theatre. Now in it's 28th year, the competition...

Bleak start in life for province’s rural children

By Aretha Linden Children from rural and poor areas start their schooling careers on the back foot when compared to their urban counterparts as they do...

1.5 million small children in SA don’t have toilets at home

One and a half million. That’s the number of small children in South Africa who still have to leave their home every time they...

Ipid slams NPA for dragging heels in cases against cops

Hundreds of rogue police officers in the Eastern Cape could face serious criminal charges such as murder, rape and assault. This is according to an...

Calling all aspiring EC fashion designers

AFTER the success of last year's Buyel’Ekhaya Development Programme – Eastern Cape fashion designers have a chance of working with Thula Sindi and David...

TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Hannelie Jordaan represented the Eastern Cape province at the 17th National Teaching Awards ceremony recently. She was one of 90 educators from around the...

Free health services day in BCM

Tomorrow Buffalo City Metro residents will receive free health services in East London. Mobile clinics providing healthcare services like dental, oral and blood pressure checks,...

No cheating for us, say matriculants

Eastern Cape matriculants have made a commitment not to cheat during their final-year exams, while the department of education said they have put in...

Doors open for fashion designers

Enthusiastic up-and-coming fashion designers in the Eastern Cape have until tomorrow to enter the Buyel’Ekhaya Fashion Development Programme. Now in its second year, the programme...

Grandads do it again

THE Grandads Army of the Rob Burton Memorial Ride took to the road in the early hours of Sunday morning, October 8. The team have...

Residents count cost of rain

While farmers and drought-stricken municipalities welcomed much needed rain this week in the Eastern Cape, residents of an informal settlement in Hani Park in...

Parkruns speeding along just nicely in Buffalo City as it marks a milestone

By DDC - The past weekend saw parkrun international celebrate 13 years of the phenomenon that started with just 13 runners in Bushy Park, London in 2004. Bruce...

EC bosses sent home by top six

National ANC bosses sent Eastern Cape officials packing yesterday after they arrived at the party’s Luthuli House headquarters uninvited, saying yesterday’s meeting was for...

Buffalo Rifles building hits target

The well-crafted restoration of the Buffalo Volunteer Rifles building has earned an East London architect firm the top gong in the Border-Kei Regional Award...

All hands on deck after IDZ blast

The production line of the popular and lucrative sedans ground to a halt at Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) after three of their largest component...

Swim to save rivers

Extreme event raises pollution awareness THE fourth in the series of Swim for Rivers for Life open water swims will be taking place in the...

AKA to woo EL crowds

Arguably the biggest hip-hop star in South Africa, AKA, is bringing his show to East London next week. AKA, who is popularly known as the...

Curtain of rain

Very welcome early spring rain has been falling in East London, as well as in large areas of the Eastern Cape, easing the drought...

East London ICC and Road Lodge win big at provincial tourism awards

IT WAS glitz, glam and fun at The Venue at Hemingways recently when tourism celebrated excellence with the Lilizela Provincial Tourism Awards. The awards were...

Cyclist on a mission

EAST London-born Lindsay van der Byl is cycling more than 1500km from the Union Buildings in Pretoria to Parliament in Cape Town to encourage...

Pink Fairy magic

Halloween run/walk to raise funds for two cancer sufferers TO CELEBRATE October being Cancer Month, Pink Fairy Multisport Adventures presents the Candles for Cancer fundraiser. The...

MEC invests in passion for social work

In an effort to entice prospective social workers and revive interest in the profession, social development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi yesterday met social work bursary...

Eskom, CHDM blamed for failed vegetable project

By Zolile Menzelwa A vegetable incubation project meant to benefit hundreds of needy families in Komani and surrounding areas has collapsed with nothing to show for...

EL SUPERSPAR comes out tops

Store receives award for the second time after taking the prize in 2012 “ONE happy family” is how SUPERSPAR Nick’s Foods general manager Shannon Lennox...

Christo in the mix

East London-born singer in ‘Idols’ Top 9 EAST London-born singing sensation Christo Daniels has made it through to the South African Idols Season 13 Top...

State says ‘boo’ to its ghosts

By Aretha Linden The Eastern Cape department of education has received an award from its head office, recognising the province for being the first to make...

SA’s inland metros top spenders on municipal services

By Ernest Mabuza South Africa’s major inland metros are spending more money on municipal services per resident than many of their coastal counterparts. Total spending by municipalities...

Sassa cards still usable after expiry

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has allayed fears that social grants recipients’ bank cards would expire in December, saying the cards would...

Man held in R2M EL drug bust

By Daily Dispatch By NONSINDISO QWABE and SIKHO NTSHOBANE East London police arrested a 45-year-old man on Saturday after he was found in possession of drugs worth...

11 killed in road accidents

By Nonsindiso Qwabe The number of deaths on Eastern Cape roads has risen to 11 as the long weekend draws to an end. Accidents yesterday morning...

DA’s Majeke up for BCM challenge

By Simthandile Ford - Former Eastern Cape DA Youth leader Anathi Majeke of Duncan Village has been sworn in as Buffalo City Metro’s new proportional councillor. Majeke, 27,...

4 000 EC ex-miners finally strike gold: Dispatch locates beneficiaries of unclaimed benefits

By Bongani Fuzile Four thousand Eastern Cape ex-miners or their families today stand a chance to claim their share of R40-billion worth of benefits that was...

Sanca forms anti-drug coalitions

AS THE country’s coordinator for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (Cadca), the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (Sanca) has...