The Herald has obtained exclusive footage of a robbery that took place at the Shell Service Station in South End, Port Elizabeth this morning. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwI0pgXvJVY] An employee at the station, who did not want to be named, called the robbery...
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...
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas received a hero’s welcome in East London yesterday, with politicians and business leaders coming out in support of his “principled” stand against the alleged state capture by the Gupta family. https://youtu.be/-UuDixr_TMQ Jonas skipped President Jacob Zuma’s...
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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...
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...
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 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...
The ANC in the Eastern Cape has been accused by its alliance partner – The National Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) – of giving more protection to newly appointed member of the provincial legislature (MPL) Pumelele Ndamase than...
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...
Nonkululeko Maneli’s home may be old and shabby, but to 13 tots younger than five, that’s where they find love and food. Maneli, 64, founded the Enkazimulweni Ncedanani Life Centre in the heart of Duncan Village after becoming a Christian...
Dramatic footage supplied to DispatchLive shows what has been described as a ‘war zone’ during a violent confrontation with students at the North West University’s Mafikeng campus on Wednesday. https://www.youtube.com/embed/1OgSAEOKRQM
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  
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...
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday said he was not fazed by the protest action happening outside Parliament ahead of the State of the Nation Address. https://youtu.be/2a3PWGK5yIQ   Mbalula said the protesters were exercising their democratic right but should understand that there...
The man on fire, controversial and entertaining, EFF leader Julius Malema cooked up some of his usual rhetoric while addressing the media on Thursday. Watch the top 5 quotes from Malema’s press briefing. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2MrJfIFSnk]  
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The funeral service for Ponko Masiba, the editor-in-chief of Let’s Praise Magazine and a former Daily Dispatch photographer who died in Nigerian religious leader TB Joshua’s guesthouse disaster, will be held in Hudson High’s Centenary Hall, East London, at...
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...
[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...
VILLAGERS from Mvezo joined former President Nelson Mandela’s great-grandson Mayibuye Mandela for a simple prayer service at Mvezo Great Place, the birthplace of the iconic statesman, over the weekend. They gathered in a rondavel not far from where a South...
Club up and running from bar TWO days after a devastating fire gutted one of the country’s oldest rugby clubs, Buffs Club was up and running again from the nearby Griffon Bar. The bar, which is located on the same premises...
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...
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...
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...
Former city girl all smiles after boyfriend ropes in Hollywood star AWEDDING proposal video in which Hollywood actor Zach Braff proposes to an East London girl on behalf of her boyfriend has become a YouTube sensation, registering over a million...
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 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...
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...
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)....
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...
THULI MADONSELA joined us to discuss strengthening the Office of the Public Protector as well as other protections guaranteed in Chapter 9 of the Constitution. She spoke about the efficacy of her office, the big challenges and any constraints, as...