Marriage officers will not be able to object to same-sex civil...

Parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs has adopted a bill that aims to repeal legislation allowing a marriage officer to object‚ on the grounds...

Fed-up residents clean the mess themselves

Beacon Bay residents on Monday took matters into their own hands and set about cleaning an illegal dumpsite along Beaconhurst Drive. Dumpers began using the...

Covid-19 cases climb to 73,533 in SA with 88 more deaths

South Africa recorded 88 more Covid-19 related deaths over the past 24 hours, health minister Zweli Mkhize said in an update minutes before midnight...

89,000 children’s foster care grants at risk

Government promises to meet November deadline, but MPs are sceptical MPs have voiced scepticism over the department of social development’s promise that it will resolve...

Eastern Cape hospitals‚ clinics‚ schools overwhelmed by Covid-19 ‘storm’

The impact of an approaching coronavirus "storm" is being felt in the Eastern Cape as patients overwhelm some public hospitals‚ clinics close as staff...

The hunt for the Coelacanth

A team of marine scientists and film-makers hope to pull off a remarkable coup over the next few days as they hunt for more...

Beauty queen has giving spirit

Mrs Africa finalist in charity drives BEAUTY with brains and a heart of gold Mrs Africa 2017 finalist, Yonela Jindela, shines both on and off...

Stirling pupils perform at National Arts Festival

MAKE SOME NOISE: Stirling High School pupils auditioned at the Standard Bank National School's Youth Jazz Band 2018, with five making it to the...

Petrol shock forecast for June

Fuel prices will jump to record highs in June‚ says the Automobile Association (AA). Petrol is expected to rise by up to 85 cents a...

Leaving a clean footprint of success

When Vuyani Mahlasela,  26, of Mdantsane’s  NU 14 started his shoe-cleaning business, he had no idea that it would be so successful. Davee’s Shoe Clinic,...

‘MultiChoice‚ you are not the God of Satellite Space‚’ says PAC

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) has lashed out at MultiChoice for dumping controversial news channel ANN7 from its digital platform. "MultiChoice have been...

Malls braced for Black Friday frenzy

By Barbara Hollands East London and Mthatha malls are expecting a bumper Black Friday today as the US retail tradition of one day of rock-bottom prices...

Ventilation not always the best bet for Covid-19 patients: Zweli Mkhize

Health minister also explains why dexamethasone helps Ventilating Covid-19 patients is not always in their best interest, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday. Mkhize...

SPAR unveils new mascot

SPAR Eastern Cape unveiled Zisa, their new mascot for their STOP Plastic campaign, in Port Elizabeth on May 1. The STOP Plastic campaign was started...

SA Human Rights Council investigating BCM

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has announced that it will be investigating BCM following allegations of human rights violations by the DA. According to...

Caged to entertain

  "What is the purpose of the zoo, as there is no form of education or conservation that comes from it? These animals are just...

Keeping eye on the ball all in a day’s slog

Dense grass at the West Bank cemetery becomes the scene of a weekly treasure hunt for four men who scour it for golf balls...

Approval of breakthrough cancer medicine will offer ‘renewed hope’

The approval of a cancer drug for a wider range of conditions has been hailed as an “offer of renewed hope” for SA patients...

Superb Stokes century levels Ashes series in dramatic fashion

An extraordinary 135 not out from Ben Stokes earned England an exciting one-wicket victory in the third Ashes test on Sunday to level the...

Fleet Street project to finish in December

The multimillion-rand Fleet Street upgrade project in East London will be completed on December 1. A report to council by Buffalo City Metro (BCM) head...

Scores of East London families evicted from occupied RDP houses

Two hundred more East London families were left homeless after they were evicted from the RDP houses they had illegally occupied in Vergenoeg township...

Chopper in hunt for gang in EL

A police chopper hovered above the East London skyline for more than two hours on Thursday in a frantic manhunt for seven heavily armed...

Community gives top cop a send-off

AFTER three decades of loyal service to the South African Police Services (SAPS), Lieutenant Colonel Fundiswa Christina Hartland,  58, has retired from her chosen...

SAA cancels domestic, international flights as strike looms

SA Airways (SAA) has cancelled nearly all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday as the embattled airline faces the...

Diabetes South Africa aims to raise awareness

IN celebration of the World Health Day Diabetes South Africa aims to bring awareness, support and education to people living with diabetes. The committee of...

Roofs off‚ power down‚ roads closed … but not much rain:...

The “worst storm in living memory” began to unleash its fury on Cape Town early on Wednesday. Roofs were blown off in Strand‚ Kalkfontein‚ Delft‚...

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...

BCM Mayor gives out full bursary to students

Buffalo City Mayor Xola Pakati handed over bursaries to 27 first-year students last week Friday. Nomangesi Yazi from Mncotsho Berlin represented her 19-year-old grandchild,...

GM is leaving SA – what you need to know

General Motors (GM) has announced that it is quitting South Africa - but what does this mean for you? On Thursday morning the company released...

Bulldogs rescued

The department of sport, recreation, arts and culture (DSRAC) has come up with a R4.2m lifeline to help the liquidated Border Bulldogs get back...

Surnames could dictate when you can buy booze: here is what...

The Liquor Traders Association of SA (LTASA) has submitted a detailed plan to government outlining protocols around the sale of alcohol during lockdown. The association‚...

Long Service Awards for Correctional Services officials

Department of Correctional Services (DCS) officials who have been with the Department for decades were handed Long Service Certificates for their hard work and...

Reminder: no sale of alcohol from Thursday evening until Monday morning

KGAUGELO MASWENENG South Africans are reminded that they will not be able to buy alcoholic beverages between 5pm on Thursday until Monday morning. National police spokesperson...

Corrupt staff blamed for Fort Hare turmoil

By MALIBONGWE DAYIMANI and SINO MAJANGAZA Corrupt staff have been accused by the University of Fort Hare vice-chancellor Professor Sakhele Buhlungu of stoking up violent...

Pervert grandfather jailed for two life terms after raping girl‚ 9

A 73-year-old man who raped his granddaughter‚ aged nine‚ while her mother and his wife were at work has been sentenced to two life...

Fiery battle of the young guns

Up-and-coming cricket talent will be on show when Border host neighbours Eastern Province in their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup and CSA One-Day Provincial Challenge matches...

Stealing coal from passing trains – ‘It’s risky but we have...

Fana* and Thabo* are coal hunters. Every day they climb on to the goods trains transporting coal along the Brakpan-Springs route to fill their...

Load-shedding returns to Mzansi!

Eskom on Wednesday announced that stage 2 load-shedding is likely to be implemented from 9am to 11pm. The power alert stated this is “due to...

Five-star hotel for Wild Coast community land

  Construction of a five-star hotel on community land adjacent to the Wild Coast’s pristine Mkhambathi Reserve starts next month. Tourism minister Derek Hanekom told a...

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit Bhisho, Mthatha

DEPUTY President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday (7 July), visit the Amathole and OR Tambo Districts to participate in the 20th anniversary celebrations of...

UIF TERS payments resume after 24-hour fraud control check

STAFF REPORTER The Unemployment Insurance Fund says it has resumed payments of the Covid-19 TERS benefits after a 24-hour delay, which it says was necessary...

One stop shop for all your beauty needs

Managed  by a collective team of highly qualified professionals, The Doll House launched their one-stop shop to cater for the community’s beauty needs on...

Latest Covid-19 Statistics in SA

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is 1 278 303. Province Total cases for 13 January 2021 Percentage total Eastern Cape 183594 14,4 Free State 68142 5,3 Gauteng 346482 27,1 KwaZulu-Natal 264532 20,7 Limpopo 41847 3,3 Mpumalanga 48447 3,8 North...

Our stories are teaching the world: Trevor Noah’s book being taught...

Trevor Noah’s book Born a Crime has already topped bestseller lists‚ audiobook libraries and is even being made into a movie‚ but the star...

Helping youth in sport

Local sport science graduate Ayandiswa Sowazi has always had a passion for sport and an interest in physical activities. “Growing up, I used to play...

Armed robbers strike at Hillsong Church

Armed robbers held up and robbed staff at the Hillsong Church in Century City‚ Cape Town‚ on Monday. Police have denied the incident developed into...

Gift of the Givers comes to the rescue of drought-stricken Eastern...

Gift of the Givers will on Monday deliver fodder to and source water for farmers in the drought-stricken town of Adelaide, in the Eastern...

A journey of self-discovery

While most people would have given up all hope after losing everything they own, Michael Conway chose instead to use the disaster as a...

Wife stabbed to death, husband wounded at Hluleka Reserve on the...

A woman was killed and her husband gravely wounded in a stabbing incident in the Hluleka Reserve, near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, in...

Nkosi Johnson honoured with Google Doodle

Millions of people will land on Google's home page on Tuesday to see a doodle of Aids activist Nkosi Johnson. The tech company said it...