As the race to win the hearts and minds of voters draws to a close ahead of the elections‚ Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema met with Thabo Mbeki at former president’s Houghton home on Monday. The party’s national spokesman...
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has confirmed that race car driver Gugu Zulu has passed away while attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_39ApJ7oY]
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...
Popular gospel group Joyous Celebration are set to record their next album and DVD in the US‚ in collaboration with world-renowned pastor T.D. Jake’s Potter’s House choir The pastor made the announcement during his service in Dallas‚ Texas on Sunday...
They didn’t want their faces to be seen‚ but weren’t scared to have their voices heard. A group of disgruntled bandanna-wearing African National Congress supporters in Tshwane used those voices to threaten to vote for the Democratic Alliance (DA) should...
Disgruntled opposition parties from the Buffalo City Metro council yesterday boycotted the state of the metro address at the Abbotsford Christian Centre, where mayor Alfred Mtsi made his last address outlining the metro plans towards 2030. For the first time...
https://youtu.be/fqPIypuB4SoTwo prominent Port Elizabeth schools have been rocked by cellphone footage of vicious playground brawls, prompting an investigation by the Eastern Cape Department of Education. The fights at Pearson and Framesby high schools have once again put the spotlight on...
Amathole district municipality (ADM) mayor Nomasikizi Khonza has been arrested by the Hawks for alleged fraud involving more than R6-million of taxpayers’ money. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j03TejbPh9c] Khonza was arrested together with a senior municipal official and former ADM councillor, Nanziwe Rulashe. Rulashe was the...
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is “quite excited” about the “incredible growth” it has shown in the 2016 local government election‚ its leader Mmusi Maimane said at the Electoral Commission of SA’s (IEC’s) operations centre in Tshwane on Thursday. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6WJD-3JzQo] “We...
Overgrown grass, unkempt storage rooms, blood splatters on walls and corpses on the floor were some of the horrendous scenes that greeted the Daily Dispatch at the state mortuary in Woodbrook. Five years after this newspaper first exposed the poor...
With only seven days before new councillors are voted into office, angry ANC members from Cambridge township yesterday marched to the party’s Dr WB Rubusana regional offices to ask the party  leadership  to reconsider its decision to “impose” Rogers  Relu...
The Democratic Alliance is investigating the alleged assault of an elderly man who accused the party – on camera — of fielding election candidates who were “criminals“. A video of the man‚ who described himself as Danny Brown‚ being slapped...
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...
Reeva Steenkamp’s father Barry Steenkamp will be the first state witness to testify in the sentencing proceedings of his daughter’s murderer Oscar Pistorius Pistorius served just a year of a five-year prison term for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva...
Archbishop Desmond Tutu hopes that black people use the opportunity to vote‚ as the struggle icon cast his ballot earlier in the Democratic Alliance (DA) stronghold. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT0YPtOWffM] Tutu and wife Leah bypassed the long queue at Milnerton High School in...
Some vehicles are more suited to adventure motoring than others. Take modern day SUVs for example. Not only are they able to comfortably sit at the speed limit on the open road, but thanks to their gravel and off-road...
The Democratic Alliance capped off its election campaign on Saturday with one final pitch to voters  Addressing thousands of supporters at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto, DA leader Mmusi Maimane did not hold back on using Nelson Mandela’s legacy to encourage voters not to vote the...
Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has promised to address taxi operators’ demands which they raised during a march to Bhisho earlier today. He said: "While we try to solve the issues at hand, we will talk to the traffic department...
This is the livestreaming of the Buffalo City great election debate [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jrokp3ekkw]
Cas Coovadia had only spoken to racing driver Gugu Zulu for 30 minutes‚ but his humour‚ dedication and friendliness‚ are some of the best attributes he will remember him for. “I’m very glad I got to know him for half...
Tiso Blackstar has captured on video a pedestrian being assaulted at an anti-Mugabe protest in Pretoria on Thursday by protesters who accused him of being an “agent” for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. WARNING: Graphic footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nFsv7sKlsg The protesters broke away from...
A bombing spree targeting Thailand’s tourist hotspots, in the latest setback for a nation that has endured a decade of turmoil, has sent authorities scrambling to identify a motive and find the perpetrators. So far there have been 11 blasts...
Houston native Irvin Randle‚ also known as “Mr Steal Your Grandma‚” is making waves online as a heartthrob after his photographs went viral online. Randle recently spoke to Yolanda Sangweni at the Essence Festival and spoke about how he found out...
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...
US President Barack Obama is deeply troubled by the fatal shooting of two black men by white police officers – events that led to protests across the nation and shooting of several police officers in Dallas‚ Texas. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGg_C0bIeQU] Obama said...
Underestimate Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema at your peril. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbAe1BGtHYY] That was the advice given by outgoing University of Free State vice-chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen in a candid interview with the Sunday Times about the EFF leader’s political...
Rapper Nasty C might have most of the country jamming along to his hit Hell Naw‚ but did you know that the track was written and released all within 24 hours? “When I started listening to Hell Naw‚ it had...
Cheer was in the air yesterday as impoverished children and adults were treated to acts of kindness and goodwill throughout the day as part of the Mandela Day celebrations. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqKM1mJc9dY] In Mdantsane, a family who had lived in a badly damaged...
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...
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...
Gobsmacked  Daily Dispatch staffers were thrilled when they got a  surprise visit from  Mdantsane-based international bantamweight champion Zolani “Last Born” Tete, who dropped in at the newsroom today. https://youtu.be/6RA31Q6Lur0   Selfies, hugs and congratulatory messages became the order of the day. Fresh from...
Hip-hop heavyweight HHP also known as Jabba says he’s had enough with “disrespectful youngsters” in the industry and has threatened to “moer” the next person who disrespects him.  In a video which went viral over the weekend the rapper came...
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...
JULIUS Malema has called on East London’s informal settlement residents to stop voting for the ANC if they want to end abject poverty. He said the ANC had not replaced shacks with houses because its leaders now lived in plush...
AT LEAST eight people died and hundreds were left homeless as floods ravaged East London and Transkei yesterday. Roads from Mthatha to Port St Johns and to Dutywa were closed late yesterday and power was cut off in Mthatha. The mayor...
Suspects hid in DV shacks TWO male suspects, one known as “Duncan Village’s most wanted criminal,” died yesterday morning during a shootout with police in Duncan Village. After arresting two other suspects for possession of illegal firearms yesterday morning, members of...
Patients at an Eastern Cape hospital are starving on meagre rations after its food supply ran out. https://youtu.be/pdZMOVajC7I   As a result, friends and family members of some patients have been forced to take meals to the hospital as food served by the...
Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose record-setting boxing career, flair for showmanship and political stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died on Friday aged 74. https://youtu.be/rUGWQ2FH-NM   Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson's syndrome...
Parenting a permanently disabled seven-year-old child while completing matric has been gruelling for Zimasa Maqwara. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlEaNs_HxJc] Maqwara, 22, from Xhibeni village, 20km from Ngcobo, is grateful her 71-year-old grandmother is able to help her with childcare. She successfully sued the Eastern Cape...
Mdantsane boxing star Zolani “Last Born” Tete and his loyal fans took over the seat of power at Buffalo City Metro’s council chamber in East London for a brief moment yesterday.  Such was the hero’s welcome “Last Born” received following...
It’s clear that radio personality Anele Mdoda is not someone to mess with. The 947 DJ was recently a victim on comedian Tol Ass Mo’s hilarious prank show‚ You Got Got‚ where she‚ in the words of fans‚ went...
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...
A King William’s Town woman has been hailed for assisting young people turn their lives around. Maudlin Mabi, 49, a manager at the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) and the owner of the three-star Dimso Guest House, has been...
Sickly 77-year-old Steven Bambela left his home in the Transkei to seek his fortune on the gold mines in the late 1950s. He was just one of the “many” village men recruited to work on Anglo American gold mines. He...
By  MBALI TANANA Running for a cause is what has inspired Frances Smith to enter the 2016 Comrades Marathon scheduled between Pietermaritzburg and Durban on May 29.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mhDawsEi5I] Smith, a 49-year-old stay-at-home mother, aims to raise funds for The King’s Children’s...
Have you ever wanted to hear a gospel remake of the hottest gqom track‚ Wololo? If the answer is yes‚ boy are you in luck. Big Nuz’s Mampintsha‚ who is also the owner of West Ink Records‚ took to Instagram...
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  
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...
Disabled youth make movies THERE is Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood – and now a group of disabled youths are making their mark with Dollywood Productions. Three years of training, scripting and shooting are paying off for 12 aspiring filmmakers and actors from...
Former South Africa hockey player Reece Basson, who hit an umpire during  match in East London two weeks ago, will officially know his fate tonight when United Hockey  meet to discuss his sanction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1CJH7PGhu4&w Basson, who struck an umpire during a...