Hundreds of homeless and lessfortunate people in East London spent Freedom Day shopping for free clothes and receiving free primary healthcare services over a cup of free coffee yesterday at East London’s first Street Store. https://youtu.be/GJNBmesq8Tc   The Street Store charity initiative started...
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...
Thousands of state vehicles worth more than R100-million standing idle at three government garages across the province are being stripped for parts, including engines. https://youtu.be/bxq5oZkWfgk The Dispatch has reported that the vehicles were valued at R30-million, but additional information now shows...
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...
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...
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
President Jacob Zuma’s first appearance in parliament since the courts made two damning rulings against him got off to a bumpy start on Wednesday. https://youtu.be/srbDPDu-dMU   The EFF wrote a letter to speaker Baleka Mbete asking that he not be allowed to...
Picture this: it’s Sunday afternoon, the board game has been tidied away, chores are all done, it’s the perfect time to watch a family film, snuggled on the sofa. It was a common enough scenario until recently, but it’s rapidly...
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...
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...
A video showing a vicious assault on an Eastern Cape man who died as a result of his injuries has led to the arrest of 23 people. The nine-minute long clip shows a group of people assaulting David Tsali from...
President Jacob Zuma has announced a cabinet reshuffle. The new members are the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfJBUWjtkMY For the full story get a copy of the Dispatch or subscribe to our e-Edition for the complete newspaper with jobs, classifieds, crosswords, TV schedules and back...
Several protesting Rhodes University students were arrested during running skirmishes with police today. https://youtu.be/Sy89jJTVHrc Students barricaded roads between the university and the city overnight and this morning. Police fired stun grenades into some of the barricades to make students move back. Vice Chancellor...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Just days before his death an ailing Mandoza took to the stage at the Thank You SABC concert‚ where fans chanted his name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jon1CrxfWHk Even though Mandoza’s family confirmed just days before that he had been fighting a renewed cancer scare‚...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In what was one of the most heated Daily Dispatch dialogues in a while, Moeletsi Mbeki went for the jugular, declaring that ANC officials who went to the house of his brother, Thabo Mbeki, to ask him to resign...
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...
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...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_OK1T7bn74]   NELSON Mandela’s Johannesburg memorial was plagued with problems, but none causing as much of an outcry as the government’s apparent hiring of a fake sign language interpreter. Questions are now being asked how an interpreter who, according to organisations...
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...
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...
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...
Watch the live feed from the constitutional court as a judgement is handed down following the EFF and DA's application for an order that President Jacob Zuma repay some of the R246 million spent on his Nkandla home. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIBEOudAItc]
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...
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...
Former Cosatu General secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the notion that it is cold outside the ANC is misplaced. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrN5hRS8Jkk] "It was, in fact, cold within the ANC," he said while addressing the Dispatch Dialogues at the Guild Theatre, East London, last night. "Outside the...
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...
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...
Opposition parties have called on Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete to recuse herself from presiding over today’s debate to remove Jacob Zuma from office calling her a “constitutional illiterate”. https://youtu.be/b_MrYiNJNZw   The EFF’s Floyd Shivambu rose on a point of...
When I heard about the National Braai Tour I hope I’m forgiven for imagining nothing else but a “meat fest” but found this could not have been further from the truth. Yes there was meat, lots of it, but what...
Civil society leaders, academics and ANC veterans gathered at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Wednesday to urge South Africans to stand against President Jacob Zuma, whom they say has breached his oath of office. Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, former...
Nandoz's Majika music video featuring Number landed them an opportunity to perform live on Etv's breakfast show yesterday (Tuesday)  together with another East London rapper, Blaqphamas. Read tomorrow's Dispatch for more. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-ckJ9My7dI]     EL rapper hits the spotlight 11 April 2013- AMALINDA’S hip-hop...
Buffalo City Metro is dumping tons of Duncan Village domestic waste on its own doorstep. Compact trucks were photographed disgorging their foul loads in the parking lot outside the administration offices of the solid waste management department in Cambridge on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...