Wednesday, February 26, 2020

VAT, fuel and sin – and how Mboweni might find the...

Just where will the finance minister find the extra money SA so badly needs? We know you need the money, the Automobile Association said to...

Police arrest fourth suspect for murder of Chatsworth pensioner

A week after a Chatsworth pensioner was strangled in her prayer room, a fourth person has been arrested in connection with her murder. Police spokesman...

Graaf-Reinet still dry despite rains

By JOSEPH CHIRUME Despite recent welcome rains, the Eastern Cape remains in the grip of a terrible drought. Residents in Graaff-Reinet, home to 40,000 people, told...

Barack Obama says Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson ‘broke barriers as a...

Former US president Barack Obama has paid tribute to Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson, who died on Monday morning at the age of 101. Johnson was...

Hospital staff were ‘hostile’ towards those investigating forced sterilisation

Commission for Gender Equality officials who were investigating claims about the forced sterilisation of 48 HIV-positive women at public hospitals experienced hostile reception from...

No load-shedding planned for Tuesday: Eskom

Eskom says it does not plan to implement load-shedding on Tuesday as some of its generation units have returned to service. "Emergency reserves are at...

Toxic managers who play employees off against each other derail their...

Coping mechanisms adopted by employees to deal with “managers from hell” have been studied by Stellenbosch University. Positive ways of caring for themselves included exercising,...

ANC councillor accused of raping Fort Hare student

An ANC councillor in the Eastern Cape's Raymond Mhlaba Municipality in Alice, appeared in court on Monday on allegations of raping a 21-year-old University...

WATCH: Chaos as speeding car drives onto the pitch during soccer...

Soccer fans around the country are still stunned after an unidentified man drove his car onto the pitch and allegedly tried to run over...

‘You HIV people like making babies’: forced sterilisation for infected women

HIV-positive women who lodged complaints that they were sterilised in public hospitals without their informed consent have had their right to dignity‚ bodily integrity...

WATCH | Warrant of arrest issued for Julius Malema

https://youtu.be/APVb3xCEr40 A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema‚ after he failed to appear in the East London magistrate's court on...

Protesting students block major intersection on N2

Protesting students from eThekwini College in Durban blockaded the N2 interchange at Umgeni and threw stones at motorists on Monday. Metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent...

KHS alumni tackle GBV

Former headgirl’s drive follows brother’s death in Jegels killing The Protect Our Girls campaign, the braindchild of Simphiwe Mili and the Kingsridge High School 2010...

No load-shedding for Monday, generation units to return to service

No load-shedding is expected for Monday, Eskom said. The power utility said four of its generation units were expected to return to service and it...

Call to enter work for fifth Eastern CapeFilm Festival

Event in March will help guide filmmakers The call is out for local filmmakers, as entries open for the fifth annual Eastern Cape Film Festival...

Local artist on the rise

Her debut album ’Triple Threat’ is available on digital platforms Mdantsane resident Andiswa “Andee” Sesmani continues to rise up the ranks in the local entertainment industry....

Andrew still going strong 50 years later

East London resident Jean Andrew passed a big milestone recently when she celebrated her 50th year as a kidney transplant patient, making her one...

Get ready for 40th Border Masters run

Hundreds expected to turn out for popular East London half marathon Lifelong health and fitness are the focus this weekend when the Border Masters Athletics Association...

‘Revolutionary’ musical comes to Guild Theatre

Stirling High pupils present ‘Les Misérables’ The international musical theatre phenomenon Les Misérables comes to East London in the form of Les Misérables: School Edition,...

Fort Hare student arrested for Unisa student’s murder

A 22-year-old University of Fort Hare male student has been arrested for the murder of 20-year-old Unisa female student, Mbasa Hlalukana. Her mother, Thembela Hlalukana,...

Masked protesters frighten NMU students

Armed with bricks, a group of masked students spent most of Tuesday morning chasing Nelson Mandela University (NMU) students from lectures and setting off fire alarms. Similar...

Facebook faces off with IRS in big-ticket tax case

A multi-billion dollar dispute between Facebook and US tax authorities over profits shifted to an Irish subsidiary began playing out in front of a...

SA’s top worries: the future, crime, violence, jobs, corruption, poverty, education

What Worries the World survey shows 80% of South Africans polled believe the nation is on the wrong track About eight out of every 10...

Nelson Mandela University rocked by protests as rival student bodies join...

Nelson Mandela University’s (NMU's) management said all university activities will resume on Tuesday, but student leaders insist that while students have nowhere to sleep...

SA remains free of COVID-19 as Egypt records first confirmed case

As Egypt this weekend became the first African state to confirm a case of novel coronavirus - now named COVID-19 - the National Institute...

Springboks win Laureus Sports Team of the Year while Hamilton, Messi...

South Africa's rugby team, the Springboks, who won the 2019 World Cup, were named team of the year, beating Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool and the...

Tiger Brands following ‘legal process’ to determine liability for listeriosis outbreak

Tiger Brands has declined to respond in detail to an article published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine indicating that the source of...

Top children’s hospital under-utilised, paediatric nurses in short supply

Three years after the official opening of the 200-bed Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg, concern has been raised that the facility is not...

Load-shedding contributing to spike in battery theft, costing telecom firms millions

Telecom companies Vodacom and MTN say they are losing millions of rand in capital expenditure as a result of a spike in battery theft...

Day care owner, rape convict and married father of three caught...

Five men have been arrested in Pretoria and Kempton Park for being in possession of child pornography in a wide-scale investigation where local law...

Talk provides soothing spiritual journey

East London-based fine art photographer Marlene Neumann is hosting a series of motivational talks which she plans to hold at her centre in Vincent. The...

ELPA kicks off 2020 with song, praise

The East London Pensioners Association (ELPA) kicked off their year with song and praise at EN Baartman Methodist Church in Buffalo Flats last Friday. The...

Good news for EC dams

Continued rains have provided some much-needed relief to the drought-stricken Eastern Cape, with provincial dam levels rising above 50% for the first time in...

Good news for fuel prices come month-end, reports AA

Steady declines in international oil prices have got the upper hand over a weakening rand, setting the stage for fuel price reductions at month-end. This...

New wheelchair for grateful teen

There was much joy at the Daily Dispatch offices on Tuesday when Litha Soldati, 17, received her modified wheelchair sponsored by the Eastern Cape...

Big names at 2020 Surfers Challenge

BOB NORRIS The community build-up to the Discovery Surfers Challenge 2020 is all but over and the vibe on the streets, beaches and in the...

Spreading ‘Love on the Rocks’

Valentine’s cabaret raising funds for schools and charities The EL Arts Theatre’s 16th annual Valentine’s Day Cabaret, Love on The Rocks, is being staged and...

Cum laude graduate waiting for prosthetic limbs and wheelchair promised 16...

Tinyiko Gwambe, who has excelled at university despite suffering from a rare disability, is appealing for the help first promised to her as a...

Kids gala postponed as staff fail to open Joan Harrison pool...

A major primary school gala was placed in limbo at the 11th hour on Thursday when Buffalo City staff failed to appear at the...

‘Mama’ Goje cares for and equips the needy

The persistence of Clover Mama Afrika’s newest Mama, Mama Phumla Goje of East London, finally paid off after she approached C‘Mama’ Goje cares for and...

Two women bust with R1.2m worth of explosives boarding bus to...

The Hawks on Wednesday arrested two women with dozens of bundles of explosives, blasting cartridges and case fuses - a haul estimated to be worth...

Tears as Panyaza Lesufi visits high school where pupil fell to...

“We are getting there,” said a grade 10 teacher at Ferndale High School when Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi asked on Wednesday how pupils...

Parliament walks back Zuma Sona announcement

By CLAUDI MAILOVICH Parliament has had to retract its announcement that former president Jacob Zuma will attend the state of the nation address (Sona), after...

Looking for Valentine’s love online? Beware of scammers and cat phishing

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, hopeful romantics be warned — cat phishing and online romance scams could leave you heartbroken and broke. “In most cases,...

RIP Bonzo – emotional farewell for hero police dog diagnosed with...

The handler of a police dog that caught dozens of criminals and recovered more than R1m worth of stolen goods has bid an emotional...

Guards tied up with shoelaces, electronics worth R4,5m stolen from Midrand...

Equipment worth an estimated R4,5m has been stolen from a school in Midrand. Police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubela said Noordwyk Secondary School was broken into...

Government planning six, one-stop border posts

The government is working on a scheme to develop six, one-stop border posts with its neighbours to ensure greater efficiency in the movement of...

Pupil dies after falling from high school balcony in Randburg

A pupil died after falling from a balcony at Ferndale High School in Randburg on Tuesday. Gauteng education spokesperson Steve Mabona said the 16-year-old boy...

Society facing closure

Performing arts group lacks sponsorship to continue its shows The East London Performing Arts Society (Elpas) is under threat of disbandment after their sponsor could...

Half-a-million insect species face extinction: scientists

Half of the 1-million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have...