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  
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday addressed the National House of Traditional leaders in Pretoria and said the main reason that South Africans are poor is because land was taken from them. https://youtu.be/dCSIYI2DGjM  
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...
The Port Control offices overlooking the East London harbour were a hive of organisation as-last minute programme details were locked into place for what promises to be an exciting and diverse display of land, sea and air entertainment at...
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...
The landmark payment of R464-million by mining giant Anglo American may be too little too late for many former Eastern Cape miners suffering from silicosis. Anglo American South Africa and its subsidiary, AngloGold Ashanti, announced last weekend that they would...
A road construction worker yesterday told how he fought off a pitbull dog as it viciously attacked him. Lungisile Thongo, 60, is an employee of Mamlambo Construction, a company busy with road maintenance on Gonubie Main Road. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25z9HztdrQw] He was taking...
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,...
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...
A student has been injured after a stun grenade detonated near her during clashes between police and Wits University students in Braamfontein on Wednesday afternoon. https://youtu.be/YJmR4yw4_-s
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...
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...
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is delivering his budget speech this afternoon. Watch the live stream here and join BDFM editor-in-chief Peter Bruce and Rand Daily Mail editor Ray Hartley as they comment live on the Budget. For live updates follow: Dispatch_DD  https://youtu.be/8X8JYLHL0Kg  
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...
The ANC-aligned South African Students’ Congress (Sasco) and DA Student Organisation (Daso) will lock horns tomorrow when students at the University of Fort Hare go to the polls to elect student leadership. While Sasco is still undecided on who to field...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In an interview on 'Tonight with Tim Modise', South Africa’s respected former finance minister Trevor Manuel calls on President Jacob Zuma to resign‚ saying he violated his oath of office. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-805kxdDEwo]
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Protesting students blockaded entrances to the University of Cape Town (UCT) demanding free tertiary education on Tuesday and were met by police and security personnel in riot gear. Students used social media to co-ordinate the protest while management at the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
By DANEESHA PILLAY and ADRIENNE CARLISLE Video footage of South African Police Services officers shooting during student protest action at Rhodes University emerged on social media on Wednesday. A video posted to the UCKAR Student Body Facebook page by Relebogile Rele...
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...
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...
[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...
A bible study meeting 17 years ago was the starting point of Bless a Child, an initiative that collects clothes for needy children. Sandra Kohler had at the time learnt of how new mothers giving birth at Frere Hospital sometimes...
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)....
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...
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...