A CRANE operator was electrocuted by 22 000 volts of electricity and two workers seriously injured while working in wet weather conditions in Lusikisiki on Sunday.
Summary: An increasingly irritated and defensive Darren Fresco admitted under cross examination by Oscar Pistorius’s defence counsel, Advocate Barry Roux SC, that he had followed previous testimony from the Blade Runner’s murder trial through the media and on Twitter.
THREE City-to-City buses were set alight in Butterworth in the early hours of Sunday morning.
THE bullets murder-accused Oscar Pistorius had loaded in the gun the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp are designed to cause maximum damage and potential death.
UNITED Democratic Movement president Bantu Holomisa has declared himself available to be his party’s candidate to be premier of the Eastern Cape.
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AN AMOUNT of R100000 is on offer to anyone who can run faster than the current South African best times, male and female, at the Jumbo Beach 2 Beach half-marathon in East London on Sunday.
The 4th Eastern Cape Annual Economic Symposium- opened by Premier Noxolo Kiviet, chaired by Justice Malala and featuring Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan
VETERAN actor Zane Meas, known as Jack van Olsen in the South African soapie Isidingo, and more recently as newspaper owner Neville Meintjies in 7de Laan, is preparing a return to the small screen.
Expert says it’s a health hazard, calls for public education. SELLING raw meat on streets is an environmental health problem on the rise in towns across the country.
THE foul smell of rotting meat from a Cove Rock man’s boat has invaded the homes of his neighbours.
With corruption, factionalism and patronage rife, and governance collapsing, is the ANC taking us beyond the point of no return?
EIGHT Democratic Alliance members were attacked with bags filled with trash during a cleanup in upper Oxford Street yesterday.
JUST moments before the Buffalo City Metro council was set to discuss the R6-million taxi scandal yesterday, members of South African Municipal Workers’
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NELSON Mandela’s Johannesburg memorial was plagued with problems, but none causing as much of an outcry as the government’s apparent hiring of a fake sign language interpreter.
VILLAGERS from Mvezo joined former President Nelson Mandela’s great-grandson Mayibuye Mandela for a simple prayer service at Mvezo Great Place, the birthplace of the iconic statesman, over the weekend.
WEALTH accumulation among South Africa’s political and economic elites is spiralling out of control and pushing the country to the brink of a violent mass revolt.
Follow Link to view the broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daily-dispatch THE Eastern Cape health department resolved to open up lines of communication between its officials and employees during a Dispatch Dialogue this week that saw health staff airing more grievances than solutions.
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Nandoz’s Majika music video featuring Number landed them an opportunity to perform live on Etv’s breakfast show yesterday (Tuesday) together with another East London rapper, Blaqphamas. Read tomorrow’s Dispatch for more.
EC-born singer’s one-man show at Miriam Makeba Centre. EASTERN Cape afro-soul musician Dumisani Maswana, who is now based in Johannesburg, will be returning to his home province for a tour this month.
Eight women to hear their bail outcome today following death of wrongfully accused matriculant. HORRIFIED community members and swift action by police investigating the mob killing of Nompumelelo Township matriculant Mbulelo Mtati who was wrongfully accused of trying to snatch children in the city, saw eight women appear briefly in the East London Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Vusi Pikoli, the man who pursued charges against President Jacob Zuma and Jackie Selebi, will review the state of the ANC, the country’s criminal justice system and give insights into the Arms Deal, the Scorpions, the Brett Kebble murder and the Spescial Browse Mole Report.
An angry crowd in Terminus Street, East London destroyed the car of a suspected kidnapper. Read more on this story in tomorrow’s paper.
Pair belt out Phendula for their fans. MULTI award-winning musician Zahara will be performing at the Orient Theatre tomorrow as part of the Phendula Tour. Zahara will be joined by another award-winning artist, Ntando Bangani.
Video clip from Transkei school goes viral on Youtube. AN EASTERN Cape teacher has been caught on video dishing out corporal punishment to schoolgirls in what appears to be the school’s staffroom.
To view the livestream broadcast vist: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daily-dispatch What is the message from Nelson Mandela’s remarkable life, what are the personal characteristics that made him an icon and how does the current ANC leadership measure up?
Former education MEC Mkhangeli Matomela recently caused a stir when he labelled the ANC as part of the “anti-Christ” and no longer belonging to “God” or the people of South Africa, but to certain individuals infiltrated by the works of Satan.
An accident in Pinetown on Thursday claimed 22 lives, acting president Jeff Radebe said in Durban today.
Suspects hid in DV shacks TWO male suspects, one known as “Duncan Village’s most wanted criminal,” died yesterday morning during a shootout with police in Duncan Village.
Former city girl all smiles after boyfriend ropes in Hollywood star AWEDDING proposal video in which Hollywood actor Zach Braff proposes to an East London girl on behalf of her boyfriend has become a YouTube sensation, registering over a million hits.
Disabled youth make movies THERE is Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood – and now a group of disabled youths are making their mark with Dollywood Productions.
Let us take this opportunity to thank everyone gathered here from particularly the different media houses that are gathered here. We are gathered today at a very sad moment of this family, particularly that from the days of my early childhood my grandfather uNkosi Dalibulu, the former President Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela has his entire time to mould me through supporting me and giving me advise for this particular moment. So that I could be able to serve my community, the people of Mvezo.
FORMER Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Tony Leon has called for disagreements and engagements between the ruling ANC and his former party to be more civilised.
AN EASTERN Cape teacher has been caught on video beating a Grade 10 pupil.
PUBLIC protector advocate Thuli Madonsela’s reputation for hard hitting, no-nonsense investigations into state corruption and maladministration is earning her fanatical support.
The family of esteemed writer, activist appeals for assistance in honouring South Africa’s grand lady of journalism, writes Gcina Ntsaluba
A DYNAMIC theatre-maker and community gatherer, Mandla Mbothwe began his quest in the drama department at the University of Cape Town.
From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful festive season and 2013!
WORLD-renowned afro-pop singer and songwriter, Salif Keita, rocked East London for the first time on Saturday night with his distinct fusion of West African, Islamic and world music.
Audience comes alive to the beats of a great rock era, writes Princess Nkabane. Pictures by Mark Andrews
MORE than 100 residents from Mdantsane marched to the Inyibiba police station in Zone 14 yesterday to complain about the lack of “good service” from the station.
SOUTH African pop-rock group The Parlotones bid farewell to East London on Monday night following their final Eastern Cape show before their departure for the United States, where they will be based for the next few years.
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THE story of Cosatu — or rather the news story of Cosatu — has become a string of unresolved meetings and media briefings that in the end have little effect but to delay a final reckoning.
MORE than 10 years ago, a 15-year-old Glodine Makapela entered a music competition in the hopes of winning money to help her ailing mother.