The President Jacob Zuma-led government had no vision, unlike its predecessors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKJptduZUgo&spfreload=10 This was said yesterday by Professor Njabulo Ndebele while delivering the keynote address at the inaugural Jabavu Memorial Lecture at the University of Fort Hare. Njabulo credited the Thabo Mbeki and...
Medics have warned that the fire may cause breathing problems as the burning warehouse contains wax panels and other chemicals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg99qF2bJk8 59,000 tons of wax has been lost to the fire, according to a well-placed source in Disaster Management. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8E1RDiJfVw The fire began...
An autistic teen who taught himself to play the keyboard will perform in a concert with the well-known FlipFlop band on World Autism Awareness Day next week. JR Nkosi, 14, a pupil at Parklands Special School in East London, started...
Disgraced rapper Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maaronhanye’ has broken his silence in a telling interview on live television since being released on parole in January. The rapper appeared on SABC 2’s breakfast show Morning Live on Thursday morning‚ where he shared...
A motorist is waiting for his driver’s licence to be returned after it was “confiscated” by a traffic officer in a recorded altercation that went viral. “So this is our professional Ekuruleni Metro Police. But they messed with the wrong...
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
That was the question burning across Twitter on Wednesday as citizens used the platform to vent about the country’s woes. Perhaps it was a sense of doom and gloom‚ coupled with rising costs of living‚ hikes taxes and political shenanigans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAhYTgxKQoo&feature=youtu.be Who...
The video of Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini going toe-to-toe with journalist Karyn Maughan at a press briefing on Sunday has got SA divided. But the Honourable Minister is well known for getting… a little worked up. https://youtu.be/KH6YcSn6BMQ We had a...
Opposition parties in the provincial legislature have slammed premier Phumulo Masualle’s State of the Province address (Sopa) as “lacking substance”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-GaaAx59ZU For the full story get a copy of the Dispatch or subscribe to our e-Edition for the complete newspaper with...
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R1bn roads revamp on cards

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has set aside R1billion to revamp access roads to the province’s municipalities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAfCfX0P7-g For the full story get a copy of the Dispatch or subscribe to our e-Edition for the complete...
Parliament erupted into a free-for-all brawl on Thursday evening after opposition parties had prevented President Jacob Zuma from delivering his State of Nation Address.   https://twitter.com/BabaloNdenze/status/829752776452358144 https://youtu.be/EqOtrIiDum4
You can watch the build up to SONA2017 below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maWZJC3qazU
They grew up a generation and a few kilometres apart‚ but Joost van der Westhuizen and Fourie du Preez are bound together through rugby and the passing of a torch. Van der Westhuizen‚ who died on Monday at the age...
Crooks posing as customers at a Witbank filling station have made off with ATM cash and a security guard’s pistol in a cash-in-transit robbery. The incident‚ which took place on Tuesday morning‚ was caught on camera. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-XxW8PKYFI According to a statement by...
Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng stole the limelight at the memorial of gospel star Lundi Tyamara in Johannesburg on Tuesday‚ declaring himself a prophet sent to lead the nation‚ whether South Africans like it or not. Motsoeneng raised...
Award-winning gospel star Lundi Tyamara’s turbulent past may have hogged headlines over the years‚ but he will be remembered for the way he turned his life around after facing many challenges. April last year the late gospel star appeared on...
A relative of two people who were buried at a new Ventersdorp cemetery‚ situated in an area unsuitable for a graveyard‚ has described her horror when she went to visit their waterlogged graves. Francinah Mathongwane’s brother-in-law‚ Frans Mathongwane‚ shot his...
THE ANC’s succession debate took a new twist yesterday with the party’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe intimating he might also be interested in the top job. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysxj96L3-EA Mantashe was addressing hundreds of SA Communist Party supporters at the East London City...
Prophet Jay Israel, 24, of Spirit Life Church in East London, has posted videos on various social media platforms showing members of his congregation losing weight “instantly”, getting money from “nowhere” and bottled water changing into “wine” as he...
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has responded to a viral video showing one of its delivery trucks being looted by residents in Butterworth. Although the video emerged this week and instantly went viral with thousands of views and shares on Facebook,...
CCTV footage taken on Sunday morning‚ shows four armed men robbing a family as they arrive home from the airport following an overseas trip. https://youtu.be/1R2AyjgbWeM It is believed that the men followed the driver home after he picked up his family...
A Port Elizabeth family is in shock after their Ford Kuga burst into flames while they were driving through Gelvandale in a horrifying echo of a similar incident in Wilderness a year ago that left another Kuga driver burnt...
When Wayde van Niekerk watched his beloved Liverpool beat Arsenal on the opening day of the soccer season in August he was inspired. Later that day‚ he made history at the Rio Olympics‚ breaking the legendary Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old record...
TV and radio personality Lerato Kganyago has lashed out at True Love magazine after it published a “misleading” and “tasteless” cover line of Zahara on its latest edition. Zahara took to social media on Monday to call out the publication...
President Jacob Zuma was forced to run for cover when the tent in which he was delivering a Day of Reconciliation speech at Gopane near Zeerust in North West province collapsed during a storm‚ a video on the SABC’s...
The management of a high school in Stellenbosch where school girl bullies viciously assaulted weaker classmates has admitted it has a discipline problem. Pupils filmed two attacks at Luckhoff High School – which took place four days apart last month...
The Ad Hoc Committee on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board Inquiry invites members of the media to a briefing this morning regarding latest developments. Addressed by Committee Chairperson, Mr Vincent Smith, the media briefing will be held...
The national elections are still more than two years away‚ but people on social media on Wednesday morning mused about the next president of the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__7eDZzmap4 More specifically‚ they imagined what the firebrand leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters‚ Julius...
The name Sfiso Ncwane means different things to different people. He was a husband‚ a father‚ a friend‚ a colleague and an icon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj9e935yGIE Even though Sfiso wore so many different hats‚ as news of his death spread on Monday‚ one...
“There was a knock on my door and I was‚ like‚ ‘Hawu‚ at this time? What’s going on? Hayi‚ I’m not going to open‚ I’m resting now.’ “They came and knocked . When I checked through the window‚ I saw...
Julius Malema made a brief appearance in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday and his case was postponed until June 5 next year to allow him time to challenge the constitutionality of the law under which he was charged. The...
A motion of no confidence brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA) against President Jacob Zuma got off to a rocky start at the National Assembly on Thursday. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said earlier that the motion would give parliament an...
Up-and-coming East London DJ Luyolo ‘Yoba Unltd’ Ziwele stands on the precipice of seeing a dream come true. The Mdantsane-based hip-hop DJ who entered a competition by world renowned DJ Black Coffee is currently leading the  voting poll on...
Torrential rains have caused havoc and at least one death on Wednesday afternoon in and around Johannesburg with cars submerged on several city roads and highways‚ prompting widespread traffic gridlock. The most heavily affected route was the R24 westbound where...
Johann Rupert thanked EFF leader Julius Malema for making sure he did not become 'irrelevant', at the 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards in Sandton on Tuesday night. The chairman of Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont and South Africa-based Remgro...
South Africa is trapped in an economic crisis‚ which is a far cry from the period between 1999 and 2006‚ former president Thabo Mbeki said on Tuesday. Speaking at the 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards‚ Mbeki said that although...
Donald Trump said Wednesday he would bind the nation’s deep wounds and be a president “for all Americans,” as he praised his defeated rival Hillary Clinton for her years of public service. Riding a wave of euphoria from his supporters...
As the world waits with baited breath to find out who the next president of the United States of America will be‚ we decided to take this opportunity to remember Barack‚ Michelle‚ Sasha as well as Malia Obama. As...
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face the judgment of the voters on Tuesday as millions of Americans turn out on Election Day to pick the next US president and end a bruising campaign that polls said favoured...
Emotions ran high and tears flowed on Thursday as the Eskom leadership attempted — in the full glare of the public spotlight — to come to terms with the implications for the power utility and its CEO Brian Molefe...
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions in Parliament https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoAz_eracjU
While members of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) occupied much of the Pretoria city centre on Wednesday‚ a few protesters capitalized on the situation and robbed a security guard escorting a truck driver of his firearm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN8tPqqkv88 This is according to the...
Police have their hands full in the Pretoria city centre as members of the Economic Freedom Fighters are marching in various parts of the city‚ close to where supporters of the Democratic Alliance have gathered. While large numbers of EFF...
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Babes Wodumo has again shot down speculation around her song Mercedes‚ insisting that it is not about drugs. TshisaLIVE earlier reported the SABC had ‘banned’ her song after concerns it promoted drug use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aszERMN7rd4 The SABC has denied this‚ explaining that no...
Fees must Fall leader Mcebo Dlamini will spend another night in police custody. Dlamini‚ who was arrested on Sunday morning after police raided student residences at the University of the Witwatersrand‚ made an appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on...
Outgoing Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela is releasing her last batch of investigation reports during a media briefing in Pretoria. She will also update the public on progress in respect of other investigations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydNzKn8FlBo
Police shot rubber bullets at protesting students outside the University of the Witwatersrand’s Great Hall on Monday afternoon. The cops had come under attack from students throwing rocks and other projectiles. Journalists covering the scene were seen being manhandled by...
It’s no secret that Babes Wodumo is adored by many. Her highly-praised Wololo‚ quickly caught the attention of many South Africans‚ including former president Thabo Mbeki...or at least‚ a puppet version of him. ZANews posted this sidesplitting clip of a...