THE Daily Dispatch newspaper has a long and rich history dating back to 1872. It was the first penny daily newspaper published in the Eastern Cape in 1898. In its centenary it became the first newspaper in SA to offer full colour facilities to its advertisers and readers.
Nearly 24 hours after the Sascoc board suspended its CEO Tubby Reddy on full pay‚ the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee on Thursday afternoon finally got around to issuing a media release on the matter. Reddy had been accused of sexual harassment by a staff member‚ and the CEO had subsequently declared a dispute
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DEEJAY Kriel goes into the ring on Sunday looking to vindicate his decision to drop out of school to follow his boxing dream. The 22-year-old‚ who grew up in Johannesburg’s working class suburb of Malvern East‚ bids for his first belt as he takes on Filipino Dexter Alimento for the WBC’s stepping-stone International strawweight title
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SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO Tubby Reddy has been suspended by the board. Reddy’s lawyer‚ Dev Maharaj‚ said on Wednesday night his client had been suspended until August 18‚ adding they were still awaiting a letter which would spell out the details. Reddy‚ the subject of a sexual harassment probe after a female employee
Mark Mayambela is set to return to Chippa United in the next 24 hours‚ having verbally agreed to a three-year deal with the Port Elizabeth club. The Ajax Cape Town winger is yet to sign on the dotted line‚ but that is believed to be a formality and he will turn out for the Chilli
Bafana Bafana defender Junaid Sait is confident that they will finish off the job when they host Botswana in the second leg of their African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier at Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday. The South Africans lead 2-0 from the first leg encounter played away from home in Francistown last weekend and
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More than 2000 people left their warm blankets to witness Ngomsakaziwa from Centane rewriting history after she took the crown from celebrated Andazi at Ngumbela July at the Bomela Ngumbela’s Grounds in Dutywa over the weekend. Ngomsakaziwa made a name for herself as she flew past the celebrity horse Andazi who came into the racing
Chippa United coach Dan Malesela has lined up six friendly matches in KwaZulu-Natal as he bids to prime his team ahead of the new PSL season. The Port Elizabeth-based side will be spending two weeks in Durban as part of their pre-season camp. With some of his players having dropped fitness levels during the off-season,
Pitso Mosimane has a simple response to how Mamelodi Sundowns can attract more fans to match their success…just keep winning. The Kings of Africa struggle to fill Lucas Moripe Stadium that accommodates around 30 000 fans despite playing some enterprising football and even winning the biggest prize in club football in the continent. Their next
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England finally saw the back of Hashim Amla but South Africa remained in a commanding position as they continued their bid for a series-levelling win in the second Test at Trent Bridge yesterday. At the tea interval, the Proteas were 236 for four in their second innings – a lead of 366 runs – after
Long jumper Ruswahl Samaai scored South Africa’s only win of the Diamond League meet in Rabat on Sunday night as Caster Semenya’s challenge in the women’s 400m ended tamely. Semenya‚ the Olympic 800m champion‚ went up against 400m counterpart Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahamas‚ but she never got close. Semenya‚ unbeaten in 25 races over two
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Emirates Lions inside centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg will be aiming to make a smashing return to Super Rugby when he comes off the bench for the Lions against the Cell C Sharks in Durban today. Janse van Rensburg made his much anticipated return from injury for the Lions SuperSport Rugby Challenge side that lost
The pinnacle of schools’ rugby action begins on Monday when the 2017 Coca-Cola U18 Craven Week kicks off alongside the U18 Academy Week at St Stithians College in Johannesburg. The Border Craven and Academy sides fly to Johannesburg today as they gear up for their opening match days on Monday and Tuesday respectively. The Border
SA football Association (Safa) national executive member Xolile Nkompela said the national body will not be bullied by a regional structure in any way. This after it emerged that the Safa-Buffalo City failed to reinstate the EL Central Local Football Association (ECLFA) after its controversial dissolution and its ultimate amalgamation with the Bunkers West LFA.
World class boxing will return to East London after a lull that sparked concerns that the sport was suffering a slow death. While the number of tournaments in the boxing-mad region has subsided alarmingly, there are still big promoters who are determined to keep the boxing fires burning. And the two promoters Xaba Promotions and
Port Elizabeth Premier Soccer League side Chippa United have returned to the grindstone in preparation for the upcoming season. With the departure of influential midfielder and team captain Thamsanqa Sangweni confirmed, the club has already started conducting trials in search of a possible replacement. Chippa will draw comfort from the arrival of experienced player Kurt
Eighteen U21 players are set to the represent the Eastern Cape in the clash of the provinces in North West when they take on other SAB League U21s selected from the across the country later this month. The province’s SAB Leagues’ finest this season were hand-picked by Safa during the official play-offs held in Butterworth
The Proteas women took a massive step towards qualifying for the semifinals of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup when they thrashed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in Taunton yesterday afternoon. The win lifted the team from fifth to first on the eight-team log. However, they were expected to drop to third by last night
Preparations for the U18 Coca Cola Craven and Academy weeks are winding down as the Border U18 Craven and Academy sides gear up to head to Johannesburg on Saturday. The two teams enjoyed a short friendly match yesterday morning against each other, where the players got in a decent run out and some valuable contact
A solid start to their national rugby weeks saw the Border U16 Grant Khomo and U13 Craven Week teams manage good wins on the opening day in Bloemfontein.The Border U16 team started their week on a perfect note as they powered to a 24-13 win over the Golden Lions in the main game of the
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Gavin Hunt was pleased that Bidvest Wits earned recognition for their sterling league and cup double 2016-17 season at the PSL Awards‚ but said individual awards only count for so much. In his characteristic perfectionist manner‚ Hunt downplayed his personal Coach of the Season award. He was pleased MTN8 and Absa Premiership champions Wits won
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