You can watch the build up to SONA2017 below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maWZJC3qazU
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,...
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 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...
“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...
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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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...
A child of 10 has been traumatised by the principal at his Dimbaza school, who forced him to walk around the building naked as punishment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDUZBQ52MjY “I was stripped naked and forced to walk from one classroom to another. “I was crying. I...
The Portfolio Committee on Communications will on 5 October 2016, be briefed by the SABC board on the state of affairs at the corporation with regard to the Supreme Court of Appeal judgement involving its new Group Executive for...
The University of the Witwatersrand has suspended its “academic programme with a common objective to resume it in full on Monday”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRNkbjrtEzc Wits said it made “this concession because we do not want the scenes that played out on our University...
Dramatic scenes played out at Hemingways Mall yesterday morning after two gunmen attempted to rob Exact clothing store. Customers and store managers were left terrified, with some shops shutting their doors immediately after one of the gunmen fired a single...
Students were arrested and stun grenades fired at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)‚ which vowed to open on Tuesday with a “full security contingent throughout our campuses”. “We won’t not be deterred‚ we will continue to fight for free...
He was once the African National Congress’ (ANC) golden boy‚ the Youth League leader who vowed to kill for the party president — but Julius Malema has vowed to never return to the political party where he cut his...
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WATCH: Universities of chaos

By SINO MAJANGAZA and ADRIENNE CARLISLE The University of Fort Hare was shutdown yesterday and students ordered to vacate all residences by 5pm today after a call to return to classes was ignored by a group of “disruptive students”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmjGUaXM2K0 In a letter...
Tshwane Metro Police were called into the council’s chambers after a verbal clash between African National Congress and Democratic Alliance councillors threatened to turn violent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlZeP9QJQno This followed a failed attempt by security personnel to remove an ANC councillor whom speaker...
A video of DJ Black Coffee slapping AKA’s road manager Tshiamo Letshwene during DSTV’s I Rock Music Festival in Polokwane during the early hours of Sunday morning has gone viral. In the short video currently circulating on social media Black...
Friends‚ family‚ fans and the entire nation bid farewell to Kwaito legend Mandoza. https://youtu.be/TQRNk-3akng A public funeral service is underway just at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto — the neighbourhood where Mandoza was born and bred. After the service mourners will...
Hundreds of friends‚ family‚ fans and high-profile personalities have united to pay tribute to Kwaito star Mandoza at a public memorial service in Johannesburg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfbYnSEvUTs It’s been just four days since the nation was rocked by news of Mandoza’s death on Sunday...
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A top Eastern Cape provincial official was shot dead in his East London home yesterday morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79odYNlQdLE Police have confirmed they are investigating a case of murder after the provincial department of social development chief of staff Sakhekile Ndudula was found dead. Ndudula...
Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters have once again walked out of President Jacob Zuma’s question and answer session in Parliament after delaying the proceedings for just over 30 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVMg52GftE8 In chaotic scenes in Parliament‚ EFF leader Julius Malema shouted...
The Black Consciousness Movement has called for the arrest of the country’s decline into a predatory state and for a return to Steve Biko’s vision of true freedom. The call was made during a visit by some of the movement’s...
After years of resisting to take personal responsibility for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla homestead, President Jacob Zuma has finally paid back an amount of the R200-million spent on upgrading his residence. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNPrTOXowp4] The Presidency confirmed that Zuma has lived up...
East London’s Banele Mpongwana is the lucky winner of the Daily/Saturday Dispatch win-a-car competition.Mpongwana’s name was chosen out of more than 100 000 entries at the Dispatch offices in Beacon Bay yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7IzBm1BfjY The win-a-car competition was launched on July 28...
Former President Thabo Mbeki remains misunderstood and mischaracterised on his stance on Zimbabwe, Aids, and whites. This was said in a spirited defence of one of the great Africans by authors who contributed to the 540-page tome, The Thabo Mbeki...
Thursday’s marathon session to find a new public protector is likely to be taxing for some of the 14 candidates who will be interviewed by a selection committee late into the night. Business Day www.bdlive.co.za reported that candidates – who...
Contributor, Welile Nhlapo and advocate Max Boqwana discussed the former president, Thabo Mbeki, in the context of the negotiated settlement which gave rise to the new South Africa.  #TheThaboIKnow https://youtu.be/L1T6bYuRj2k  
Duncan Village residents, whose homes went up in flames a week ago, suffered a double blow when they were forced to seek refuge from the harsh weather conditions being experienced by the province this week. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG5evxKoaXM] Ten families from C-Section were...
This is the livestreaming of the Buffalo City great election debate [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jrokp3ekkw]
The African National Congress says it believes that the lack of expertise at top managerial level at the South African Broadcasting Corporation has led from “one crisis to another“. “It is the considered view of the ANC that the various...
By BONGANI FUZILE Close to 200 former employees of a Dimbaza steelmaking company have allegedly died from illnesses related to their work at the facility. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgU-Hh4uxFo] Between 2000 and 2011, 138 Scaw Metals Group employees who worked at the Dimbaza Foundries...
When youngsters hit their teens, greater freedom of choice is something most take for granted. Many choose a partner to hang out with, go on to marry the person and spend the rest of their lives with them. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GrRv05KxEU] But because of...