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...
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...
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]
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The grandson of Robert Sobukwe, Tshepo Sobukwe, has urged the people of the republic of South Africa to avoid leaving responsibilities of their own emancipation to the leaders as it leaves them vulnerable to opportunists. He slammed politicians who...
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...
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...
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 National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced if it will appeal against the April judgment in the so called spy tapes saga, or re-instate charges against President Jacob Zuma. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNZVZRcQOks]
Proceedings are underway at the centenary celebrations of the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape. https://youtu.be/4Q-8hiopUFk
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...
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...
It took scores of knitters and crocheters less than a year to produce a sea of multicoloured blankets in a bid to keep East London’s elderly warm this winter. https://youtu.be/iXNwKpu833s   When UWP Consulting administrator and serial do-gooder Rachelle Scott heard that residents...
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...
When 74-year-old Nkwenkwe Gaqa talks about the exhumation of the remains of his fellow villagers hanged in Pretoria in 1964, he sobs – because he miraculously escaped the noose. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnvT2lnr1Eo] Tears run down his face, before he says: “On that day...
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...
A Morning Live interview with SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng‚ about the broadcaster’s plan to launch new TV channels earlier this week‚ took an unexpected turn when the SABC big wig took jabs at rapper AKA. The SABC COO was on...
A week-long protest by Cathcart residents which left 21 vehicles damaged has been suspended for a week. This was announced yesterday by community leaders who spearheaded the service delivery protest that also saw three people being arrested by police. https://youtu.be/hgyX6wF8WAU   Ceshemba Vakalisa...
No student protesting against rape culture shall face disciplinary action‚ Rhodes University’s Student Representative Council (SRC) demands in a video released on Thursday. This comes at the height of protests that have erupted at the university over a soc-called rape...
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...
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...
ANC Secretary-general Gwede Mantashe yesterday told a group of more than 400 supporters that the party “had its back against the wall” due to the backlash from the Constitutional Court ruling on the Nkandla saga. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpWxiUlEAW4 Mantashe was addressing supporters in...
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  
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...
President Jacob Zuma may have survived a vote of no-confidence in Parliament on Tuesday but it seems like there was no escape for him from being the butt of Trevor Noah’s jokes. President Zuma has fought public criticism over renovations...
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]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gumssvF4nFQ]   Watch the full interview tonight at 7.30pm on Soweto TV on DSTV 251.
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...
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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]
A rousing applause reverberated across the University of South Africa's ZK Mathews hall as Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema walked in for his graduation last night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocDGVPVqhqI The university's vice-chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya, took time to acknowledge Malema, his entourage...
The Economic Freedom Fighters top leadership including lawyer Dali Mpofu and Masters graduate Floyd Shivambu — wearing their own academic gowns with red berets — on Wednesday evening turned out to support party leader Julius Malema at his graduation...
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...