Storm causes flooding in southern Cape and more rain is on...

A storm that made landfall in the southern Cape earlier on Wednesday has caused severe localised flooding in Struisbaai‚ Cape Agulhas and surrounding areas. The...

Education department still considering normal five-day schooling for all primary school...

The department of basic education is considering the possibility of allowing all primary school  pupils to return to school on a full-time basis. In a...

Online dating scammer who swindled a lonely heart of R4m sentenced...

The Bellville commercial crimes court has slapped a Cape Town online dating scammer with a seven-year jail sentence. Christiano Ogbeifun, 50, entered into a plea...

NMB council approves construction of seawater desalination plant

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Council has approved the construction of a seawater desalination plant. This decision was taken in a Special Council meeting held...

KZN government requests state funeral for Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government wants the late queen regent of the Zulu nation to be granted a state funeral. In a statement on Sunday, the...

East London travel agent in court over R1.3m fraud of local...

A travel agent has been hauled before court to answer fraud charges after allegedly swindling clergymen out of R1.3m. Jeremy Noble, 45, appeared in the...

WATCH | Snow in Drakensberg, Eastern Cape and Lesotho

The Drakensberg, Lesotho and parts of the Eastern Cape got a taste of winter after snow fell overnight, while chilly conditions and rain are...

SASSA May 2021 payment dates

The official payment dates for SASSA recipients in the month of May have been confirmed by the agency – but South Africans will have to say...

Schoolgirl feared drowned near East London

A 15-year-old girl is missing‚ feared drowned‚ after a school trip to the beach. Geoff McGregor‚ NSRI East London duty controller‚ said their crew was...

Shock at Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu’s passing

The sudden death of Her Majesty, Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, regent of the Zulu nation, has left South Africans in shock. The queen's death comes...

Black Sash, others call for extension of Covid-19 grant to basic...

Social development minister Lindiwe Zulu has asked National Treasury to extend the grant The Black Sash says there is no rationale for the special Covid-19...

Eastern Cape dam levels

According to the weekly report on the status of water levels, Eastern Cape dam levels has been on a downward spiral at 54.3% this...

SA is likely to experience third wave in winter‚ says Prof...

SA is likely to experience a third wave of Covid-19 infections during winter‚ when temperatures drop and people’s immunity will be weakened. This is according...

Sports Minister Mthethwa spells out intention to ‘de-fund and de-recognise’ CSA

Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has informed the interim board and members council of Cricket South Africa (CSA) his intention to invoke section 13(5)...

‘I’ll represent Zuma for free’: human rights attorney Richard Spoor

Jacob Zuma's lawyers may have withdrawn ahead of his corruption trial next month but the former president has at least one offer to be...

Two ex-Eastern Cape cops who tortured suspect to death jailed

Two former police constables were each sentenced to 20 years  imprisonment on Wednesday by the Alice regional court for the murder of a housebreaking...

WATCH | In the heart of the runaway Rhodes Memorial fire...

Firefighters have been working since Sunday morning to extinguish the runaway fire that has engulfed Firefighters have been working since Sunday morning to extinguish...

Caster Semenya triumphs in 5‚000m but plays down Olympic ambitions

A rejuvenated Caster Semenya retained her national 5‚000m crown in the SA athletics championships in Pretoria on Thursday morning‚ winning in a time that...

Fake government job ads on Facebook lure desperate South Africans

A Facebook page offering employment within government departments continues to lure unsuspecting South African job-seekers. Less than six months after Africa Check blew the lid...

‘Jessie Duarte must face disciplinary action by the ANC’ – scores...

A leaked recording of ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte advising former president Jacob Zuma against appearing at the state capture inquiry has triggered mixed...

WATCH LIVE | Zweli Mkhize gives update on Johnson & Johnson...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt9kCvqr1Bc?rel=0&enablejsapi=1] Health minister Zweli Mkhize has given an update on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The briefing came after US federal health agencies on Tuesday...

Stage 2 load-shedding to kick in from 9pm as three units...

Load-shedding will kick in from 9pm on Tuesday night, embattled power utility Eskom announced. The stage 2 rotational power failures will last until 5am on...

LISTEN | Leaked audio reveals how Jessie Duarte advised Jacob Zuma...

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte told the party’s national officials she believes former president Jacob Zuma should not appear before deputy chief justice Raymond...

WATCH | Video of Mdantsane church elders’ scuffle with latecomers goes...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIuGpQVJpCc?rel=0&enablejsapi=1]   God loves you, but don’t come late for church. This was the underlying message that played out graphically in a video that went...

Yes, you may take a bottle to your braai this weekend...

It's official: you may transport booze this weekend. This after co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma backtracked on comments made at a press...

Eastern Cape pensioner,70, gets 18 years for raping his girlfriend’s daughter,9

A pensioner who raped a young girl in 2017 was sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment by the Butterworth regional court this week. Sithembiso Ngwanya,70, was...

Transportation of alcohol is banned over Easter: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

No-one will be allowed to transport alcohol over the Easter weekend. It does not matter whether you bought it before the ban for off-site consumption...

SA remains on level 1, but no off-site booze sales this...

Alcohol will not be allowed for off-site consumption over the Easter weekend, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday night. He also announced that the country...

President Cyril Ramaphosa to address nation at 7pm

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on developments regarding the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic at 7pm on Tuesday. Presidency acting spokesperson Tyrone...

Dramatic shootout, high-speed chase as East London cops, guards foil N2...

A dramatic shootout and high-speed chase ensued when police and security guards foiled a cash-in-transit heist on the N2 between East London and Qonce...

Julius Malema’s trial date over Sisa Dukashe Stadium firearm discharge claim...

Julius Malema, Commander-in-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters, will face trial at an East London court between August 23-27. The firebrand EFF leader, together with...

‘Stricter precautions’ ahead of Easter weekend are being ‘finalised’, says Mkhize

Health minister Zweli Mkhize says discussions around “stricter precautions” ahead of the Easter long weekend are being finalised. Speaking to the SABC on Thursday, Mkhize said...

SASSA Social Grant Payments for the month of April 2021

SASSA Social Grant April 2021 SASSA has recently released a payment schedule for the month of April 2021, and are as follows: Older Person’s Grants...

Motorists must brace for another heavy fuel price hike in April,...

Fuel levy increases at a difficult time in the country’s economy will contribute to what are expected to be extremely high fuel price increases...

Three suspects arrested for defrauding Sassa pensioners

Three suspects arrested for allegedly defrauding pensioners were hauled before a court on Friday. Gugu Precious Magudulela, 41, Lindiwe Gladys Thango, 51, and Thabane Blessing...

Cabinet approves R7bn extra for NSFAS amid heightened student protests

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has been given the urgent go-ahead to release funds to first-time qualifying students so they can enrol...

High-flying Durban taxi boss bust making withdrawals with 70 stolen Sassa...

A powerful Durban taxi boss has found himself on the wrong side of the law after being caught withdrawing money using stolen Sassa cards. Sthembiso...

Eastern Cape Covid-19 nurses urge premier to intervene as contracts end

As the reality of joining the jobless queue looms large, dozens of Eastern Cape Covid-19 nurses whose contracts come to an end later this month protested in...

Spaza shop owners bust selling dagga to students in East London

Entrepreneurs who set up spaza shops outside universities normally sell students sweets and biscuits. But two spaza shop owners in East London — with high...

Police put brakes on training new recruits as it warns of...

About 7‚000 police recruits will have to wait a little longer to start their training. This comes after the SA Police Service (SAPS) announced it...

Helen Neale-May confirmed as new BCM deputy mayor

Buffalo City Metro council elected ANC councillor Helen Neale-May as deputy mayor in a special council meeting on Tuesday. Neale-May, who was serving as a...

Premier names new EC health, human settlements and rural development MECs

It's official, and as reported by DispatchLIVE last week, former rural development and agrarian reform MEC Nomakhosazana Meth was on Tuesday unveiled as the new provincial...

Child rushed to EL hospital after pitbull attack

An 11-year-old girl is in an East London hospital after she was mauled by a neighbour’s pitbull. Rekeisha-Lee Barnes was playing with friends on Thursday...

Fish and shellfish ‘walkout’ as ocean heatwave grips SA’s east, south...

A marine heatwave off the east and south coast of SA has caused a large fish and shellfish “walkout” - a natural phenomenon where...

WATCH | Stores petrol-bombed and violent clashes in central Durban

The police and metro police have responded to a fiery protest which broke out in central Durban on Monday. Metro police spokesperson Supt Zama Dlamini...

Double deductions cause uproar, Standard Bank rushing to fix problem

Some Standard Bank customers have had transactions on their debit and credit card purchases deducted more than once. The bank said on Thursday it is...

Eating on board domestic flights is now forbidden

New regulations gazetted yesterday, March 1, by the Minister of Transport expressly forbids domestic air operators from providing any inflight catering and further states...

Level 1 lockdown: here is what can get you fined or...

Co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has outlined level 1 lockdown changes and some restrictions. On Monday‚ Dlamini-Zuma published the new gazette...

SA moves to Covid-19 alert level 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA has 'clearly emerged' from the second wave of coronavirus infections SA has officially been moved to Covid-19 alert level 1. President...

‘Do you have an evil twin or imposter?’ — Inside Fikile...

Political squabbles continue to play out in the public as transport minister Fikile Mbalula and Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson Carl...