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...
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...
University of Fort Hare students have vowed that they will not vacate the residences tomorrow as the vice-chancellor instructed them to do so in a letter he sent them this afternoon. Mvuyo Tom announced this afternoon that both East London...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Hundreds of students gathered outside the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) library in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday morning to march to the provincial legislature. They are calling for free education and an end to police brutality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cINTDgBj9mU Before the start of the march‚ a...
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“Our stance is clear. We hope that Blade will not waste our time.” That’s the line the student representative council (SRC) of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is taking after it had “been informed that the Minister of Higher...
Just hours after news of Mandoza’s death rocked the nation his manager Kevin Ntaopane and his son Tokollo Tshabalala have opened up about the kwaito star’s final moments. Speaking during a live interview on SABC News‚ an emotional Kevin broke...
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‚...
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...
Four Germans have flown to South Africa to get a close experience of a South African braai. The so-called “German Grillmeisters” were invited by South African Tourism to savour a unique piece of exquisite South African heritage – ’n stuk van...
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...
South Africans love to braai and during September’s Heritage Month, 160 people including media are spending this week visiting some of the country’s best- known tourist spots, stopping off for braais along the way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMdQiGwOLhU The National Braai Tour kicked off in...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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  
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
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]
A bossy Eastern Cape school governing body (SGB) member came to Jeff Radebe’s rescue after school authorities barred the Minister in the Presidency and his entourage from entering their school premises. But the ANC delegation led by Radebe eventually gained...
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...