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WATCH: Robert Sobukwe’s grandson, Tsepo Sobukwe, slams politicians
May 26, 2016 · 0 Comments · MALIBONGWE DAYIMANI

WATCH: Robert Sobukwe’s grandson, Tsepo Sobukwe, slams politicians

The grandson of Robert Sobukwe, Tshepo Sobukwe, has urged the people of the republic of South Africa to avoid leaving…

WATCH: Mayor held in R6m fraud bust
May 24, 2016 · 4 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

WATCH: Mayor held in R6m fraud bust

Amathole district municipality (ADM) mayor Nomasikizi Khonza has been arrested by the Hawks for alleged fraud involving more than R6-million of…

WATCH: NPA announced decision on Zuma corruption charges
May 23, 2016 · 0 Comments · DDR

WATCH: NPA announced decision on Zuma corruption charges

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced if it will appeal against the April judgment in the so called spy tapes…

WATCH LIVE: Fort Hare University Centenary Celebrations
May 20, 2016 · 0 Comments · DDR

WATCH LIVE: Fort Hare University Centenary Celebrations

Proceedings are underway at the centenary celebrations of the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape.

FORT HARE LOCKDOWN

FORT HARE LOCKDOWN

Police formed a ring of steel around the University of Fort Hare’s Alice campus as violence flared up once again late…

Students vow to boycott centenary celebrations
May 19, 2016 · 0 Comments · ARETHA LINDEN

Students vow to boycott centenary celebrations

University of Fort Hare (UFH) East London campus students, who marched to the East London Magistrate’s Court yesterday to pledge their…

WATCH: Cops hunt for four after EL ATM bombed
May 17, 2016 · 0 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

WATCH: Cops hunt for four after EL ATM bombed

Eastern Cape police are looking for four men who used homemade explosives to blow up a Capitec bank automated teller…

Zizo Tshwete reveals details about motherhood and her son
May 16, 2016 · 0 Comments · SEFISO HLONGWANE

Zizo Tshwete reveals details about motherhood and her son

It’s been almost two months since TV personality Zizo Tshwete welcomed the arrival of her little bundle of joy‚ and…

Close call as runaway truck crushes RDP home
May 13, 2016 · 0 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

Close call as runaway truck crushes RDP home

An Mdantsane family who spent years waiting for an RDP house will have to start over again after a runaway…

Watch: Anele ‘goes all Xhosa’ on co-worker in hilarious prank video
May 11, 2016 · 0 Comments · KYLE ZEEMAN

Watch: Anele ‘goes all Xhosa’ on co-worker in hilarious prank video

It’s clear that radio personality Anele Mdoda is not someone to mess with. The 947 DJ was recently a victim…

WATCH: A HOSPITAL WHERE PATIENTS STARVE
May 7, 2016 · 2 Comments · ASANDA NINI

WATCH: A HOSPITAL WHERE PATIENTS STARVE

Patients at an Eastern Cape hospital are starving on meagre rations after its food supply ran out.

Call to vet Dr WB Rubusana region list
May 6, 2016 · 0 Comments · SIPHE MACANDA

Call to vet Dr WB Rubusana region list

ANC veteran Joe Jordan, one of the party’s longest serving former MPLs, has called for the provincial structure to rebuke…

WATCH: Woman’s well-knit drive brings warmth
May 5, 2016 · 0 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

WATCH: Woman’s well-knit drive brings warmth

It took scores of knitters and crocheters less than a year to produce a sea of multicoloured blankets in a bid…

WATCH: EFF objects to Zuma in Parliament
May 4, 2016 · 0 Comments · TMG DIGITAL

WATCH: EFF objects to Zuma in Parliament

President Jacob Zuma’s first appearance in parliament since the courts made two damning rulings against him got off to a…

Yet another car bursts into flames
May 4, 2016 · 0 Comments · MIKE LOEWE

Yet another car bursts into flames

The latest car to mysteriously explode into flames in East London’s streets might not evoke a police investigation.

The day apartheid hanged a village

The day apartheid hanged a village

When 74-year-old Nkwenkwe Gaqa talks about the exhumation of the remains of his fellow villagers hanged in Pretoria in 1964, he…

City councillors flee rampaging workers

City councillors flee rampaging workers

Panicked Buffalo City Metro councillors demanded a critical council meeting be postponed yesterday as over 1000 South African Municipal Workers’ Union…

WATCH: Homeless embark on shopping spree at city’s first Street Store
April 28, 2016 · 1 Comments · ARETHA LINDEN

WATCH: Homeless embark on shopping spree at city’s first Street Store

Hundreds of homeless and lessfortunate people in East London spent Freedom Day shopping for free clothes and receiving free primary healthcare…

Many forced to survive off others’ trash
April 26, 2016 · 0 Comments · SIMTHANDILE FORD

Many forced to survive off others’ trash

Every Thursday morning for the past six years, Stella Nokuvela Manqwala wakes up early and prepares herself to go walk…

WATCH: Residents of  Cathcart call off protest after  a  week
April 22, 2016 · 0 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

WATCH: Residents of Cathcart call off protest after a week

A week-long protest by Cathcart residents which left 21 vehicles damaged has been suspended for a week.

WATCH: Rhodes students demand immunity over rape protests
April 21, 2016 · 0 Comments · TMG Digital

WATCH: Rhodes students demand immunity over rape protests

No student protesting against rape culture shall face disciplinary action‚ Rhodes University’s Student Representative Council (SRC) demands in a video…

Rhodes protest turns violent

Rhodes protest turns violent

Harrowing details of kidnappings, assaults, death threats and violence emerged in an urgent application yesterday by Rhodes University to interdict protesting…

WATCH: UFH student leaders go all out for votes
April 20, 2016 · 0 Comments · SIMTHANDILE FORD

WATCH: UFH student leaders go all out for votes

The ANC-aligned South African Students’ Congress (Sasco) and DA Student Organisation (Daso) will lock horns tomorrow when students at the University…

Rhodes University Reacts to “Reference List”

Rhodes University Reacts to “Reference List”

A list of 11 Rhodes University students accused on social media of sexual assault sparked angry protest and demonstrations across…

Watch: Mantashe explains ANC’s decision not to remove Zuma
April 14, 2016 · 0 Comments · ASANDA NINI

Watch: Mantashe explains ANC’s decision not to remove Zuma

ANC Secretary-general Gwede Mantashe yesterday told a group of more than 400 supporters that the party “had its back against…

Deputy Police Minister admits Peddie collapse of policing
April 13, 2016 · 0 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

Deputy Police Minister admits Peddie collapse of policing

Lack of policing in a village outside Peddie where a 95-year-old woman was raped is causing alarm there.

Fury as minister launches project
April 8, 2016 · 0 Comments · MSINDISI FENGU

Fury as minister launches project

While  Deputy Minister for Higher Education Mduduzi Manana was launching a national initiative to raise funds for needy students at…

WATCH: Civil society calls for Zuma to step down
April 7, 2016 · 0 Comments · TMG DIGITAL

WATCH: Civil society calls for Zuma to step down

Civil society leaders, academics and ANC veterans gathered at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Wednesday to urge South Africans to…

Angry pupils protest over state of schools
April 6, 2016 · 0 Comments · MSINDISI FENGU

Angry pupils protest over state of schools

The struggle for better allocation of resources to improve school conditions continued in the Eastern Cape yesterday when thousands of…

WATCH: Opposition demand Baleka step down from presiding over debate
April 5, 2016 · 0 Comments · BIANCA CAPAZORIO

WATCH: Opposition demand Baleka step down from presiding over debate

Opposition parties have called on Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete to recuse herself from presiding over today’s debate…

ANC’s top brass mull judgment
April 1, 2016 · 0 Comments · QAANITAH HUNTER

ANC’s top brass mull judgment

The ANC’s top six leaders yesterday held an urgent meeting at Luthuli House to discuss the outcomes and implications of…

Watch the full Nkandla ConCourt judgment here
March 31, 2016 · 1 Comments · TMG DIGITAL

Watch the full Nkandla ConCourt judgment here

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WATCH: Live stream of the Constitutional Court judgment on Nkandla
March 31, 2016 · 0 Comments · TMG Digital

WATCH: Live stream of the Constitutional Court judgment on Nkandla

Watch the live feed from the constitutional court as a judgement is handed down following the EFF and DA’s application…

Watch Malema applauded as he gets his degree
March 31, 2016 · 0 Comments · SIPHO MASOMBUKA

Watch Malema applauded as he gets his degree

A rousing applause reverberated across the University of South Africa’s ZK Mathews hall as Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema…

Watch: Running for a King-sized cause
March 30, 2016 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

Watch: Running for a King-sized cause

Running for a cause is what has inspired Frances Smith to enter the 2016 Comrades Marathon scheduled between Pietermaritzburg and…

WATCH: CCTV footage of PE service station robbery
March 24, 2016 · 0 Comments · THE HERALD

WATCH: CCTV footage of PE service station robbery

The Herald has obtained exclusive footage of a robbery that took place at the Shell Service Station in South End,…

Businessman gives shoes  to  Duncan Village pupils
March 24, 2016 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

Businessman gives shoes to Duncan Village pupils

Restoring the dignity of impoverished children through simple acts such as providing proper shoes is what Nkosinathi Sikobi strives to…

WATCH: BCM offices now dump site
March 21, 2016 · 0 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

WATCH: BCM offices now dump site

Buffalo City Metro is dumping tons of Duncan Village domestic waste on its own doorstep.

WATCH: ‘Courageous’ Jonas lauded, takes veiled swipe over ‘compromised leadership’

WATCH: ‘Courageous’ Jonas lauded, takes veiled swipe over ‘compromised leadership’

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas received a hero’s welcome in East London yesterday, with politicians and business leaders coming out…

‘We are not run by Guptas’ says Mbalula‚  refusing to comment on the issue
March 17, 2016 · 0 Comments · TMG Digital

‘We are not run by Guptas’ says Mbalula‚ refusing to comment on the issue

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula has refused to comment on the Gupta issue saying “I owe nobody an explanation“.

Good Samaritan goes all out for church and EL couple
March 17, 2016 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

Good Samaritan goes all out for church and EL couple

Retired construction worker Peggy Mali has used her expertise to build a temporary structure for an elderly couple and six permanent…

SACP died with Hani, says Vavi
March 16, 2016 · 1 Comments · ASANDA NINI

SACP died with Hani, says Vavi

Former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi took a swipe at the South African Communist Party‚ saying the party died in 1993 when…

Tete now eyeing two new titles
March 16, 2016 · 1 Comments · ZINGISA MVUMVU

Tete now eyeing two new titles

Next up for Mdantsane boxing hero Zolani “Last Born” Tete is the WBO world championship – and then a title unification…

Cheer up, Cinderella – you shall go to the ball!
March 15, 2016 · 0 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

Cheer up, Cinderella – you shall go to the ball!

There are fairy godmothers at work in East London who, with a flash of fairy dust and twirl of their…

WATCH: It is cold very within the ANC, says Vavi

WATCH: It is cold very within the ANC, says Vavi

Former Cosatu General secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the notion that it is cold outside the ANC is misplaced.

SA sprinter Wayde van Niekerk makes history
March 14, 2016 · 0 Comments · TMG Digital

SA sprinter Wayde van Niekerk makes history

South African sprinting sensation Wayde van Niekerk has made sprinting history by becoming the first man in history to run the…

Video of man intentionally knocking over delivery man in apparent racial attack going viral
March 14, 2016 · 0 Comments · TMG Digital

Video of man intentionally knocking over delivery man in apparent racial attack going viral

A video clip showing a white man in a bakkie recording himself intentionally knocking down a black pizza delivery man…

WATCH – TOO LITTLE TOO LATE: R464m may not help many dying miners
March 12, 2016 · 0 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

WATCH – TOO LITTLE TOO LATE: R464m may not help many dying miners

The landmark payment of R464-million by mining giant Anglo American may be too little too late for many former Eastern…

No water to drink other than from the toilets
March 11, 2016 · 0 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

No water to drink other than from the toilets

Close  to 200 Buffalo City families have been reduced to drinking water from dirty public toilets since thieves broke the connections…

WATCH: Nehawu picket over new MPL
March 10, 2016 · 0 Comments · MSINDISI FENGU

WATCH: Nehawu picket over new MPL

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has been accused by its alliance partner – The National Health and Allied Workers…

Somyo calls for high levels of discipline
March 5, 2016 · 0 Comments · RAY HARTLE

Somyo calls for high levels of discipline

Eastern Cape MEC for finance and planning Sakhumzi Somyo tabled a R69.485-billion provincial budget yesterday which points to the start of…

Watch: Terrified worker bitten  in vicious  pitbull attack
March 4, 2016 · 1 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

Watch: Terrified worker bitten in vicious pitbull attack

A road construction worker yesterday told how he fought off a pitbull dog as it viciously attacked him.

WATCH: House of hope and shelter
March 3, 2016 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

WATCH: House of hope and shelter

Nonkululeko Maneli’s home may be old and shabby, but to 13 tots younger than five, that’s where they find love…

ANC majority in Parliament sees Zuma breeze through no-confidence vote
March 1, 2016 · 0 Comments · TMG Digital

ANC majority in Parliament sees Zuma breeze through no-confidence vote

A motion of no-confidence brought against President Jacob Zuma by the opposition Democratic Alliance was defeated by 225 votes to…

Metro workers call for promotion
February 25, 2016 · 2 Comments · SIMTHANDILE FORD

Metro workers call for promotion

Thousands of Buffalo City Metro employees yesterday marched to the East London City Hall demanding that all 5600 municipal workers…

WATCH: Budget Speech 2016
February 24, 2016 · 0 Comments · DISPATCHLIVE

WATCH: Budget Speech 2016

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is delivering his budget speech this afternoon. Watch the live stream here and join BDFM editor-in-chief Peter…

Workers want safety gear before collecting trash
February 23, 2016 · 1 Comments · ZIPO-ZENKOSI NCOKAZI

Workers want safety gear before collecting trash

Buffalo City Metro solid waste department employees are allegedly staging a sit-in and refusing to work.

Ex-miner delights in role as Mr Fix-it
February 20, 2016 · 0 Comments · VUVU VENA

Ex-miner delights in role as Mr Fix-it

A former miner who knows his way around a toolbox is the only wheelchair mechanic in the Eastern Cape public…

Amputee teaches skills to disabled
February 19, 2016 · 0 Comments · ZISANDA NKONKOBE

Amputee teaches skills to disabled

A right-handed right arm amputee, who recently completed a fine arts degree using his left hand, has given Duncan Village’s…

Joy for destitute pupil as he receives keys to a new home
February 18, 2016 · 0 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

Joy for destitute pupil as he receives keys to a new home

A Destitute young man orphaned at an early age was yesterday handed the keys to his new house thanks to…

Video: School without teachers
February 13, 2016 · 0 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

Video: School without teachers

Mathumbu Senior Secondary School is arguably one of the worst high schools in the Eastern Cape.

New museum exhibit sheds light on KWT’s untold tales
February 11, 2016 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

New museum exhibit sheds light on KWT’s untold tales

Untold stories about the struggles that led to freedom in the history of King William’s Town and surrounding areas will…

Reaching out to homeless
February 9, 2016 · 1 Comments · MBALI TANANA

Reaching out to homeless

Reuniting homeless people with their families has led Busisiwe Papiyana to leave her job as an auditor and devote her…

Rich tapestry of celebrations
February 9, 2016 · 0 Comments · RAY HARTLE

Rich tapestry of celebrations

The somberness of traditional prayers and hymns, the pomp and ceremony of academia and the unadulterated joy of celebrating life’s…

VIDEO: EFF’s call to ban Gupta media unacceptable – Sanef
February 4, 2016 · 0 Comments · Gugu Phandle

VIDEO: EFF’s call to ban Gupta media unacceptable – Sanef

The SA National Editors’ Forum on Thursday expressed concern over EFF leader Julius Malema’s intimidation of journalists who worked for…

VIDEO: BCM urged to solve tip fire hazard
January 30, 2016 · 0 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

VIDEO: BCM urged to solve tip fire hazard

Residents of Amalinda’s Stoney Drift area yesterday called on Buffalo City Metro (BCM) to stop the burning of the dumpsite.

Missing children found – swimming in river
January 28, 2016 · 0 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

Missing children found – swimming in river

A massive search for three missing Keiskammahoek boys was called off at noon yesterday when they were found swimming and…

Cellphone OTT services – BCM residents speak out
January 27, 2016 · 0 Comments · SILUSAPHO NYANDA

Cellphone OTT services – BCM residents speak out

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpO777Pk2nM&w=450&h=350] Buffalo City residents are not happy with MTN and Vodacom’s desire to charge over-the-top (OTT) services such as…

Mobile networks at odds over bid to regulate free call services
January 27, 2016 · 0 Comments · BIANCA CAPAZORIO

Mobile networks at odds over bid to regulate free call services

Mobile operator Cell C has come out swinging at its competitors, saying Vodacom and MTN’s attempts to have “over the…

Ironman champs reign again
January 25, 2016 · 0 Comments · ROSS ROCHE

Ironman champs reign again

It was a record-breaking day for the defending champions as South Africa’s Matt Trautman and Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow reigned…

‘10 Madodas’ crush crime
January 23, 2016 · 0 Comments · ASANDA NINI

‘10 Madodas’ crush crime

A group dubbed “10 Madodas” have been hailed as the heroes of a small Keiskammahoek village after they helped uncover…

Hundreds honour murdered minister
January 21, 2016 · 1 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

Hundreds honour murdered minister

ST George’s Presbyterian Church minister the Reverend Clifford “Wally” Leeuw will be buried tomorrow in the Maitland cemetery in Cape…

Taxing times with transport for recipients of RDP homes
January 20, 2016 · 0 Comments · MAMELA GOWA

Taxing times with transport for recipients of RDP homes

Hundreds of families who for years endured leaking shacks were finally moved into their newly built RDP houses at Rainbow…

Outreach  turns to  becomes ANC rally
January 19, 2016 · 0 Comments · MSINDISI FENGU

Outreach turns to becomes ANC rally

A government event to address problems affecting farm workers in the Eastern Cape turned out to be an ANC campaign…

Video: Parents demand school be built close to their homes
January 15, 2016 · 0 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

Video: Parents demand school be built close to their homes

Schooling was disrupted for pupils from Bhongweni and Fort Grey yesterday when angry parents removed them from scholar transport buses.

Big dreams as pupils celebrate
January 7, 2016 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

Big dreams as pupils celebrate

Tears of joy and disappointment were just some of the emotions shown by East London matriculants who received their results…

Huge cracks in ground at homes
January 6, 2016 · 4 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

Huge cracks in ground at homes

Residents of Nompumelelo township claim their homes are in danger of collapsing due to construction work at Beacon Bay Crossing.

Residents fight off ‘rats the size of cats’
January 5, 2016 · 0 Comments · ZISANDA NKONKOBE

Residents fight off ‘rats the size of cats’

Residents are fed-up over huge rats, vagrants and smelly rubbish plaguing a street in East London’s Southernwood after a property…

King Dalindyebo will spend Christmas at home – family
December 23, 2015 · 0 Comments · News24Wire

King Dalindyebo will spend Christmas at home – family

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo and his family were in high spirits last night, hours before he was scheduled to present…

King  Dalindyebo’s Great Place deserted

King Dalindyebo’s Great Place deserted

Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s Bumbane Great Place, about 50km from Mthatha, was deserted yesterday.

VIDEO: EL speaks out about finance
December 15, 2015 · 0 Comments · SILUSAPHO NYANDA

VIDEO: EL speaks out about finance

East London residents have aired their views on the finance ministry debacle.

VIDEO: Top wedding

VIDEO: Top wedding

ANC bigwigs and high-profile celebs donned their glad rags and rolled up in style to East London’s society wedding of…

Tough laws needed for illegal circumcision
December 11, 2015 · 2 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

Tough laws needed for illegal circumcision

Deputy Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Obed Bapela called for the strengthening of laws to punish those illegally…

Mysterious Christmas tree ‘a ray of light’
December 9, 2015 · 0 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

Mysterious Christmas tree ‘a ray of light’

A mysterious Christmas tree has cropped up on Nahoon Reef Drive, bringing a quirky festive spirit to motorists driving to…

City deputy’s stepson held for burglary
December 8, 2015 · 0 Comments · SIPHE MACANDA

City deputy’s stepson held for burglary

The stepson of Buffalo City Metro’s deputy mayor Xola Pakati was arrested early on Saturday morning with two others in…

Video feature to enhance news
December 8, 2015 · 0 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

Video feature to enhance news

Now that the Daily Dispatch has settled into its modern new Beacon Bay building, it is appropriate to offer readers…

New hostel of death victim
December 2, 2015 · 3 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

New hostel of death victim

Another Eastern Cape man was murdered at Umlazi’s notorious Glebelands hostel yesterday morning.

VIDEO: Shoppers in  ‘Black Friday’ frenzy
November 28, 2015 · 1 Comments · ARETHA LINDEN

VIDEO: Shoppers in ‘Black Friday’ frenzy

Shopping centres in East London were crowded yesterday as shoppers took advantage of “Black Friday” bargains.

VIDEO: Four inmates hurt in prison bakkie crash
November 27, 2015 · 0 Comments · ARETHA LINDEN

VIDEO: Four inmates hurt in prison bakkie crash

Four prison inmates were seriously injured when the bakkie in which they were travelling veered off the road and crashed…

OUR LOCAL HEROES: Samaritans’ turn to be pampered
November 26, 2015 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

OUR LOCAL HEROES: Samaritans’ turn to be pampered

THE Daily Dispatch, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, honoured 12 local heroes at a gala dinner at The Venue@Hemingways…

Video: E Cape’s grisly toll in KZN hostel killings
November 21, 2015 · 2 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

Video: E Cape’s grisly toll in KZN hostel killings

Dozens of men with Eastern Cape roots have been slain in the ongoing hostel violence in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) which has…

Centre a vibey hub for foodies
November 19, 2015 · 0 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

Centre a vibey hub for foodies

Beacon Bay Crossing is fast becoming a culinary hub in the city with two restaurants having opened in the last…

Zahara thanks Dispatch after latest album success
November 12, 2015 · 0 Comments · ZIPO-ZENKOSI NCOKAZI

Zahara thanks Dispatch after latest album success

Afropop sensation Zahara yesterday presented an award to the Daily Dispatch to show appreciation for the media coverage of her…

VIDEO: Dlakavu reaching for the stars
November 10, 2015 · 0 Comments · ZIPO-ZENKOSI NCOKAZI

VIDEO: Dlakavu reaching for the stars

Afikile Dlakavu from East London is one of six unsigned artists from around South Africa who has made it to…

Residents of Gonubie fight crime together
November 9, 2015 · 0 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

Residents of Gonubie fight crime together

Community minded Gonubie residents are tackling crime head-on with a new late-night neighbourhood watch called Gonubie Protect.

Video: Motlanthe says alliance is dead
November 2, 2015 · 2 Comments · SAM MKOKELI

Video: Motlanthe says alliance is dead

The Tripartite Alliance is dead and whoever believes otherwise is delusional, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said this weekend.

DISGRACEFUL: Rampaging Fort Hare students go on looting spree
October 27, 2015 · 17 Comments · MAMELA GOWA

DISGRACEFUL: Rampaging Fort Hare students go on looting spree

The #FeesMustFall student protest took an angry turn at the University of Fort Hare when hundreds of students broke into…

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1976 RELOADED

Violent protests erupted in East London yesterday, bringing the CBD to a standstill as students blockaded city streets.

Big  standoff in fees row

Big standoff in fees row

All eyes will be on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene today to see where he will find the money to pay…

VIDEO: Students close down Rhodes University
October 19, 2015 · 1 Comments · ADRIENNE CARLISLE

VIDEO: Students close down Rhodes University

There has been a total academic shutdown at Rhodes as students protest.

Four-day search ends in joy
October 13, 2015 · 0 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

Four-day search ends in joy

An 18-year-old mentally disturbed teen from Gonubie who also suffers from epilepsy was yesterday found safe by police after having…

VIDEO: DA to press charges against UFH’s Somniso
October 2, 2015 · 1 Comments · SIPHE MACANDA

VIDEO: DA to press charges against UFH’s Somniso

The DA will press criminal charges against University of Fort Hare registrar Professor Mike Somniso for allegedly inciting violence against…

VIDEO: Kohler reaches out to needy
September 10, 2015 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

VIDEO: Kohler reaches out to needy

A bible study meeting 17 years ago was the starting point of Bless a Child, an initiative that collects clothes…

VIDEO: ECDC workers want more
September 10, 2015 · 0 Comments · ARETHA LINDEN

VIDEO: ECDC workers want more

Operations at the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) were brought to a standstill yesterday morning as workers downed tools to…

VIDEO: Defiant Juju thrown out of parliament
September 10, 2015 · 1 Comments · JAN-JAN JOUBERT

VIDEO: Defiant Juju thrown out of parliament

EFF leader Julius Malema was last night forcibly ejected from parliament by 16 bouncers after he refused to retract calling…

VIDEO: Things moving nicely along for Nete – thanks to readers
September 8, 2015 · 1 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

VIDEO: Things moving nicely along for Nete – thanks to readers

Daily Dispatch readers have rallied to the aid of a Cambridge township woman suffering from a blood circulation disorder, Ischaemia.

VIDEO: Woman in desperate need of help
September 3, 2015 · 0 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

VIDEO: Woman in desperate need of help

Four years ago, Zanele Nete, 29, supported herself as a fruit picker in the Western Cape, but a debilitating disease…

VIDEO: Tensions mount at Rhodes
September 2, 2015 · 1 Comments · DAVID MACGREGOR

VIDEO: Tensions mount at Rhodes

Tension is mounting between the Black Student Movement (BSM) and Rhodes University over allegations that transformation was not happening fast…

VIDEO: Starstruck Binx in awe after pre-US Open gig
September 1, 2015 · 0 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

VIDEO: Starstruck Binx in awe after pre-US Open gig

Being  mobbed for her photograph is the stuff of dreams for East London singer/songwriter Binx Buys, who performed at a…

VIDEO: Ticket to fame for Joburg metro cop
September 1, 2015 · 0 Comments · RDM News Wire

VIDEO: Ticket to fame for Joburg metro cop

A Johannesburg driver’s video of a cheeky exchange between himself and a metro cop quickly went viral on Facebook.

VIDEO: BCM orders work to cease at hotel, mall project
August 27, 2015 · 3 Comments · MIKE LOEWE

VIDEO: BCM orders work to cease at hotel, mall project

Work at the Beacon Bay Crossing hotel and mall has been ordered to stop because there are has no Buffalo…

VIDEO: Racism fight at SA varsities intensifies
August 25, 2015 · 1 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

VIDEO: Racism fight at SA varsities intensifies

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) said it was looking at establishing committees to “fight racism” across South…

Video: ‘Stop the rot’ say ANC cadres
August 21, 2015 · 3 Comments · ZINE GEORGE

Video: ‘Stop the rot’ say ANC cadres

East London’s city centre came to a standstill at midday yesterday when close to  1000 angry Buffalo City Metro ANC members…

VIDEO: Holomisa warns protests may lead to a revolt
August 20, 2015 · 0 Comments · SIPHE MACANDA

VIDEO: Holomisa warns protests may lead to a revolt

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has warned the state to avoid dismissing the implications of the current service…

Does SA need electoral reform?
August 18, 2015 · 2 Comments · GUGU PHANDLE

Does SA need electoral reform?

Brigalia Bam, Bantu Holomisa, Nompumelelo Runji and William Gumede were in conversation as to weather South Africa is in need…

VIDEO: Bringing the gift of sight
July 31, 2015 · 0 Comments · DDR

VIDEO: Bringing the gift of sight

Wife’s illness alerts man to car guard’s plight

Video: Pothole nightmare causes havoc for cars after rains
July 28, 2015 · 0 Comments · MIKE LOEWE

Video: Pothole nightmare causes havoc for cars after rains

Cars are slamming into new potholes in East London’s suburbs. The metro was pelted with 80mm of rain over the weekend,…

LOCAL HEROES: Couple gives back to community
July 23, 2015 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

LOCAL HEROES: Couple gives back to community

A compassionate couple who adopted a community at a dumpsite as their family in Stoney Drift near Amalinda have been…

VIDEO- Jonas: SA needs to encourage business
July 23, 2015 · 0 Comments · SIPHE MACANDA

VIDEO- Jonas: SA needs to encourage business

Mcebisi Jonas returned to the Eastern Cape this week to blame inefficiency for holding back the South African economy.

VIDEO: Shark attacks surfer at J-Bay contest
July 20, 2015 · 0 Comments · DAVID MACGREGOR

VIDEO: Shark attacks surfer at J-Bay contest

Thousands of spectators watched in horror yesterday when Australian world surfing champion Mick Fanning was attacked by a large shark…

Video: Blazing Wild Coast trails in comfort
July 17, 2015 · 0 Comments · ANDREW STONE

Video: Blazing Wild Coast trails in comfort

Some vehicles are more suited to adventure motoring than others. Take modern day SUVs for example.

VIDEO- Audience told: tripartite alliance has lost its way
July 16, 2015 · 0 Comments · MSINDISI FENGU

VIDEO- Audience told: tripartite alliance has lost its way

The tripartite alliance has lost its way – the ANC is unlikely to change its current course, a split in…

VIDEO: Race, Class and Power
July 14, 2015 · 0 Comments · DDR

VIDEO: Race, Class and Power

Mazibuko Jara was in conversation with Steven Friedman about his new book, Race, Class and Power: Harold Wolpe and the…

Play on Mandela childhood fills writer’s lifelong dream
July 8, 2015 · 0 Comments · ZISANDA NKONKOBE

Play on Mandela childhood fills writer’s lifelong dream

It was a life-long dream to produce a play about South Africa’s rich history that motivated producer Jenine Collocott to…

‘Battle of the Sexes’ in pictures
July 7, 2015 · 0 Comments · DDR

‘Battle of the Sexes’ in pictures

Producer Aubrey Silinyana has done a live recording of The Battle of the Sexes – a play on the battle…

Bringing the 1860s back to life on video
July 6, 2015 · 0 Comments · POLISWA PLAATJIE

Bringing the 1860s back to life on video

Filmmaker Aubrey Silinyana will be recording his latest project at the Guild Theatre on Monday.

Watch villagers brutally assault a man accused of stock theft
July 2, 2015 · 8 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

Watch villagers brutally assault a man accused of stock theft

A video showing a vicious assault on an Eastern Cape man who died as a result of his injuries has…

Daily Dispatch reporters win top national awards
July 1, 2015 · 1 Comments · DDR

Daily Dispatch reporters win top national awards

Daily Dispatch reporters scooped two top awards for investigative journalism at the prestigious Standard Bank Sikuvile awards. 

Health hazard as rubbish piles up
June 24, 2015 · 2 Comments · BONGANI FUZILE

Health hazard as rubbish piles up

Residents of Nompumelelo township near East London’s pristine suburb of Beacon Bay are fuming over uncollected rubbish which they claim…

Video: Cops block streets in pay demand
June 24, 2015 · 3 Comments · MSINDISI FENGU

Video: Cops block streets in pay demand

Buffalo City’s law enforcement officers took to the streets yesterday demanding allowances they say they are due.

Video: Mother over moon to win new Peugeot
June 23, 2015 · 0 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

Video: Mother over moon to win new Peugeot

Champagne corks flew yesterday as the Daily Dispatch Win-a-Car competition winner Pamela Jacobs received the keys of her gleaming new…

Mother over moon to win new Peugeot
June 23, 2015 · 1 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

Mother over moon to win new Peugeot

Champagne corks flew yesterday as the Daily Dispatch Win-a-Car competition winner Pamela Jacobs received the keys of her gleaming new…

Limpopo father in search of happiness dies in Scenery Park
June 22, 2015 · 0 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

Limpopo father in search of happiness dies in Scenery Park

An Afrikaner who led his wife and two children on a trek from Limpopo to East London in pursuit of…

VIDEO: EL girl adds her voice to Africa’s kids
June 17, 2015 · 0 Comments · MBALI TANANA

VIDEO: EL girl adds her voice to Africa’s kids

Eastern Cape children’s ambassador Asisipho Peter was among hundreds of pupils from across Africa invited to highlight the plight of…

Video: Youth month – meaningful or an empty gesture?
June 11, 2015 · 1 Comments · DDR

Video: Youth month – meaningful or an empty gesture?

To make youth month truly meaningful Afrika Mhlophe says the country needs to visibly move away from sentimentalism and shift…

VIDEO: Watch hockey player slap umpire
June 11, 2015 · 1 Comments · Ross Roche

VIDEO: Watch hockey player slap umpire

Former South Africa hockey player Reece Basson, who hit an umpire during  match in East London two weeks ago, will…

PHOTO GALLERY: Horses helping to heal children
June 10, 2015 · 0 Comments · BARBARA HOLLANDS

PHOTO GALLERY: Horses helping to heal children

Once terrified of horses, a group of children with special needs will be in their first riding show on Saturday.

VIDEO: Day of the long knives at BCM

VIDEO: Day of the long knives at BCM

The Buffalo City Metro (BCM) executive underwent the first round of a major overhaul with the new leaders only learning…

Caregiver accused of assaulting old lady back in court next month
June 5, 2015 · 0 Comments · SIYA BOYA

Caregiver accused of assaulting old lady back in court next month

Ncediswa Mkenkcele‚ the 40-year-old frail care nurse accused of assaulting an elderly woman at an East London old age home…

Video: Club suspends player for striking umpire
June 5, 2015 · 0 Comments · MAWANDE MVUMVU

Video: Club suspends player for striking umpire

United Hockey club player Reece Basson has been suspended for five games by his club, with an additional penalty of community…

Video: Fani wins the fifth round
May 28, 2015 · 3 Comments · MIKE LOEWE

Video: Fani wins the fifth round

Andile Fani, Buffalo City Metro’s municipal manager, has won the fifth round in his battle to avoid suspension by mayor Zukiswa…

Video: Two killed in head-on train crash
May 21, 2015 · 0 Comments · sino

Video: Two killed in head-on train crash

A  passenger train and  goods train collided head-on just outside King  William’s Town yesterday, killing two people and injuring dozens.

VIDEO: Homeboy gospel rapper up for first award
May 20, 2015 · 1 Comments · POLISWA PLAATJIE

VIDEO: Homeboy gospel rapper up for first award

Local Christian rapper Incense has been nominated in the best hip hop/R&B category for the inaugural Mzansi Gospel Awards (MGA).

VIDEO: Caregiver assaults 84-year-old EL granny
May 18, 2015 · 0 Comments · DDR

VIDEO: Caregiver assaults 84-year-old EL granny

Two weeks ago, we published a story about a caregiver caught beating 84-year-old Hope Shepherd, a chronically ill pensioner at…

Jury still out on Maimane’s potential for greatness
May 12, 2015 · 2 Comments · KEITH GOTTSCHALK

Jury still out on Maimane’s potential for greatness

Helen Zille’s strategy was to stay on as the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa’s largest opposition party,…

Video: Maimane new DA leader

Video: Maimane new DA leader

A black cashier’s son from Soweto and a white farmer from Bedford in the Eastern Cape have been elected as…

Video :Chaos at May Day rally
May 1, 2015 · 4 Comments · DDR

Video :Chaos at May Day rally

Proceedings of the May Day celebrations continued under police guard at Mdantsane’s Sisa Dukashe this afternoon. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqoAGmGus5w&w=530&h=350] It was…

Video: On his feet for first time
April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments · ARETHA LINDEN

Video: On his feet for first time

A human miracle involving the goodwill of churchgoers and German medical expertise freely given has given a Duncan Village teen…

VIDEO: Africans walk united in city march

VIDEO: Africans walk united in city march

Hundreds of people from all walks of life yesterday joined the “say no to xenophobia” march in East London.

VIDEO: Professor seeks to challenge us
April 25, 2015 · 0 Comments · RAY HARTLE

VIDEO: Professor seeks to challenge us

Artist, academic, linguist, poet, sculptor, social commentator, writer. Perusing Professor Pitika Ntuli’s biography is a breathless undertaking. He spent 32…

VIDEO: Collapsed toilets to be replaced
April 23, 2015 · 1 Comments · ZINE GEORGE

VIDEO: Collapsed toilets to be replaced

Amathole district municipality (ADM) mayor Nomasikizi Khonza has admitted its multimillion-rand toilet project has had a shaky start, but said…

VIDEO: Frustration fuels protest and violence
April 22, 2015 · 0 Comments · SIYA MITI

VIDEO: Frustration fuels protest and violence

Xenophobic attacks and the call to remove colonial statues signify frustration linked to economic exclusion, speakers at the 100th University…

VIDEO: Rapper Ifani’s solid gold plan for second release
April 15, 2015 · 0 Comments · POLISWA PLAATJIE

VIDEO: Rapper Ifani’s solid gold plan for second release

From rapping about making a milli to winning a South African Music Award (Sama), rapper Ifani is now aiming for…

VIDEO: DJ brings the house down with hit single
April 14, 2015 · 0 Comments · POLISWA PLAATJIE

VIDEO: DJ brings the house down with hit single

East London DJ Mobi Dixon’s hit single City Rains has become the biggest house song in the country.

Anger as officials’ funds frozen
April 9, 2015 · 1 Comments · MSINDISI FENGU

Anger as officials’ funds frozen

Bhisho has frozen funds meant for hundreds of Eastern Cape education officials amid allegations of a “missing” R13-million.

R631m tender toilets collapse

R631m tender toilets collapse

Only one Siyenza toilet out of 83 in Hoyi Village outside Peddie is still relatively upright.

Kings delighted over new luxury cars
April 2, 2015 · 4 Comments · SIPHE MACANDA

Kings delighted over new luxury cars

The department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs yesterday handed over two luxury SUVs to Eastern Cape traditional leaders.

DA slams Siyenza ‘smash-and-grab’
April 1, 2015 · 1 Comments · SIPHE MACANDA

DA slams Siyenza ‘smash-and-grab’

While the Amathole District Municipality mayor celebrated new toilets with one community near Ngqamakhwe a week ago, a farmer in…

Top jazz artist in EL for live recording, workshop
March 28, 2015 · 1 Comments · ZIPHO-ZENKOSI NCOKAZI

Top jazz artist in EL for live recording, workshop

Renowned jazz pianist Andile Yenana arrived in East London yesterday for a live recording, as well as to share some…

VIDEO: BCM comes under fire over water leakage
March 27, 2015 · 0 Comments · Gugu Phandle

VIDEO: BCM comes under fire over water leakage

The Buffalo City Metro (BCM) has been accused of wasting huge amounts of water by failing to fix a hydrant,…

Legendary Rebecca may call it a day
March 20, 2015 · 0 Comments · POLISWA PLAATJIE

Legendary Rebecca may call it a day

Formidable journalist and former Sunday Times editor, Ken Owen, 80, has died of cancer. Tributes from journalists flowed in yesterday.

VIDEO: Unpacking EC’s rural strategy
March 19, 2015 · 0 Comments · GUGU PHANDLE

VIDEO: Unpacking EC’s rural strategy

Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane  was discussing his policy speech with Daily Dispatch editor Bongani Siqoko.

Top honours for six brave officers
March 18, 2015 · 0 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

Top honours for six brave officers

The courage of six Eastern Cape police officers who rescued eight children trapped by raging floodwaters has been recognised by…

VIDEO: World stage for SA duo
March 17, 2015 · 0 Comments · POLISWA PLAATJIE

VIDEO: World stage for SA duo

Electronic rap duo PHFAT, who recently returned from their second Australian tour, will be bringing their music to East London…

Traumatised victims speak out
March 17, 2015 · 0 Comments · MAMELA GOWA

Traumatised victims speak out

Two traumatised Mdantsane men caught on the frontline of gangsterism in Mdantsane have spoken about the aftermath of a Saturday…

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug money at heart of DV gang culture
March 16, 2015 · 0 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug money at heart of DV gang culture

The life of a Duncan Village gangster has one of only four endings: commit crime and “win”, go to jail,…

PHOTO GALLERY: GANGLAND TERROR RAGES
March 16, 2015 · 1 Comments · ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

PHOTO GALLERY: GANGLAND TERROR RAGES

Two-year-old Singalakha Ndamane from Duncan Village survived a bullet in a volley sprayed into the community by drug-fuelled gangsters fighting…

Residents tell different story
March 14, 2015 · 1 Comments · SIPHE MACANDA

Residents tell different story

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu told parliament this week that so far more than 7000 toilets had been built by the…

VIDEO: Lid blown off toilet company
March 14, 2015 · 5 Comments · SIPHE MACANDA

VIDEO: Lid blown off toilet company

Siyenza Group, the politically-connected “company” that was awarded a R631-million contract to build thousands of toilets for villages of a…

VIDEO: No arrests in SABC mugging