The MEC of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform in the Eastern Cape is sitting down the Daily Dispatch Editor Sbu Ngalwa. https://youtu.be/QNwznnoNhJk
Ngugi wa Thiong’o, the renowned African thinker, East African scholar and award-winning author, will today grace our shores when he speaks at the Daily Dispatch Dialogues held in conjunction with the University of Fort Hare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-ON7w_WEi4 For the full story get...
United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has warned the state to avoid dismissing the implications of the current service delivery protests sweeping across the country. Holomisa was speaking at the Daily Dispatch and University of Fort Hare Dialogues in...
Brigalia Bam, Bantu Holomisa, Nompumelelo Runji and William Gumede were in conversation as to weather South Africa is in need of electoral reform.  
Xenophobic attacks and the call to remove colonial statues signify frustration linked to economic exclusion, speakers at the 100th University of Fort Hare (UFH)-Daily Dispatch Dialogue said. They were speaking in the Guild Theatre on Monday night. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MF9d-xfnDc] UFH’s Professor Leslie...
The South African government did not take issues of culture and heritage seriously and missed out on the economic benefits of heritage tourism. This was the opinion of National Heritage Council’s CEO Sonwabile Mancotywa at the 99th Daily Dispatch dialogues...
It is time to face uncomfortable truths. Sonwabile Mancotywa, and ardent champion of heritage and author of Critical Conversations about Heritage,  and Mcebisi Ndletyana of Mistra will discuss heritage and are interested in the views of ordinary citizens.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaGWiNf8Y6o]
Author of the recently published book Raising the Bar: Hope and Renewal in South Africa, Songezo Zibi, has cast doubt on the credibility of South African racial unity saying the “so-called unity” is just a fragile truce between bitterly...
Dr Saeb Erekat is the chief negotiator and Minister of State in Palestine. He will this week be presented with a Mkiva Humanitarian Award by Zolani Mkiva for his role as chief negotiator for the Palestinian Authority and his...
Since democracy South Africans have come to believe our troubles will all be solved by state bureaucracy. But what really ails us and how are we missing the boat in building a future?  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7bDWwWa-oM]
Jailed on Robben Island at 19, Wiseman Nkuhlu finished his matric through correspondence and went on to become SA's first black charted accountant, influential educator and President Thabo Mbeki's economic advisor.  Nkuhlu will be in discussion with University of Fort...
SA-Israeli journalist Benjamin Pogrund says it is wrong to call Israel an apartheid state. Palestinian scholar Dr Irene Calis says it is worse than apartheid.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_mRaBeCPno]
SA-Israeli journalist Benjamin Pogrund says it is wrong to call Israel an apartheid state. Palestinian scholar Dr Irene Calis says it is worse than apartheid. 

ELECTION DEBATE

The USTREAM (broadcasting) site is down. Therefore effecting the live-streaming of the Election Debate, however the recording of the Dialogue will be available.    Follow the link to follow the Livestream broadcast:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daily-dispatch       LEADERS from the top opposition parties are in town...
The 4th Eastern Cape Annual Economic Symposium- opened by Premier Noxolo  Kiviet, chaired by Justice Malala and featuring Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan   and a line up of key economic players- will assess exactlly how far we have come in 20...
DISPATCH Dialogues was an emotional affair this week when former Umkhonto weSizwe underground operatives reminisced about the liberation struggle. The veterans turned out in their numbers at the University of Fort Hare in East London where former SACP provincial secretary...
Many struggle stories remain untold and heroes remain unsung.  Mzwakhe Ndlela, MK veteren and author of For the Fallen- Honouring the Unsung Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle, shines a light on the price paid to gain freedom...
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. This is the view of Professor Adam Habib, vice-chancellor of Wits University. Addressing a Dispatch...
After the Marikana massacre, it seems clear that a new social pact is needed. In South Africa's Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects, Adam Habib says stalled democratisation has left SA with a political system that makes political leaders more...
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. Speaking at the...
Bad leadership, denial, political wrangling, crime and poor management are just some of the reasons for the Eastern Cape's health troubles. " /> " />   Dr Thobile Mbengashe, Luleka Ntlebi, Sivuyile Sikwe, Vuyokazi Matiso is in discussion with Umhlobo Wenene's...
The department of health, doctors nurses and Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition representatives will be talking to Umhlobo Wenene's Putco Mafani about about how to resolve a seemingly intractable problem. 
INFORMATIVE, insightful and an eye-opener was how a cross-section of the audience described the latest Daily Dispatch Dialogues hosted in conjunction with the University of Fort Hare. Speaking to the audience about his autobiography, My Second Initiation, at the Guild...
TACKLING ANC stalwarts Jackie Selebi and Jacob Zuma was just part of the job, said former National Prosecuting Authority head Vusi Pikoli this week. He was speaking at the Daily Dispatch Dialogues in a full-to-capacity Guild Theatre in East London...
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...
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s biggest error was wanting to turn a national government into a regional government and creating clusters, “many of them from a certain area”. This was the view of United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa speaking at a...
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?These are some oft the issues...
TO SAY the ANC was part of a global anti-Christ movement and had “lost God” was like saying the 11 million who voted the party into power had lost their minds. This is according to Eastern Cape ANC chaplain Bishop...
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...
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. This comes as scenes were shown recently of faeces and sewage being thrown at Western...
PUBLIC protector advocate Thuli Madonsela’s reputation for hard hitting, no-nonsense investigations into state corruption and maladministration is earning her fanatical support. She is determined to do what is right and fair, and to make sure those who are wronged by...
The Daily Dispatch's 51st dialogue about "The Mbeki Controversies" with Frank Chikane and Mondli Makhanya. Following a full-house turnout last year Frank Chikane was back to talk about his new book The Things That Could Not Be Said - From A(ids) to Z(imbabwe)....
HLUMELO Biko urged South Africans to use their voices – and votes – to challenge the power of the ANC. Biko, the son of murdered Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) activist Steve Biko and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele was speaking at a...
CORRUPTION was a spanner in the works of state machinery and the biggest threat to the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP). This was said in Buffalo City yesterday by Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency in charge of...