Daily Dispatch Podcasts with Daron Mann



Qonce-born Miss SA 2021 runner-up Zimi Mabunzi talks to Daron Mann about her pageant journey and her ambition to make an impact in the lives of South Africans.

Mabunzi tells us about the entry process, interviews, and preparations and how she was empowered by the experience that led to her once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Former Springbok and Southern Kings coach Robbi Kempson speaks about the latest performances and the way forward for the national team ahead of their northern hemisphere tour.


Eastern Cape hospitality guru Adrian Gardiner on the impact of Covid-19 on SA tourism

Adrian Gardiner, founder and owner of the Mantis Collection and Chairman & Co-Founder of the Community Conservation Fund Africa, and founder of Shamwari Game Reserve, speaks to Daron Mann about the devastation the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the hospitality industry and tourism in South Africa.


One South Africa Movement leader Mmusi Maimane lashes out at the Enoch Mgijima municipality's leadership and calls for their resignation.

The former DA leader said that while South Africans are used to state capture, there is also a massive amount of corruption at all levels, including at local and district municipalities. 

Maimane called for the councillors and other leadership to be arrested and spoke about the rise of independent political candidates, including well-known Komani businessman and Twizza soft drink company CEO Ken Clark.

Daron Mann speaks to community leaders and the ANC election head in the area on their thoughts on the debacle.


Former Springbok coach Pieter De Villiers speaks to Daron Mann on the challenges facing the beleaguered EP Elephants as his coaching tenure comes to an end and his plans to move to politics.

De Villiers opens up about the financial problems facing the provincial rugby team, the current losing streak in SA rugby, saying that the national team is no longer able to compete at the top level and there needs to be soul searching for the reigning world champs to move forward. As coach De Villiers ended his tenure with a 63% win ratio.

De Villiers, who recently announced his move to politics, told Daron how he believed he was in a good position to make a positive contribution to the country by representing Patricia de Lille's Good party as a mayoral candidate at  Drakenstein Municipality in the Cape Winelands.


LISTEN | Eastern Cape taxi wars unwrapped

The Eastern Cape is engulfed in a violent war between taxi operators and associations with stories of violence and shootings on an almost daily basis.

Across the province, taxi bosses and drivers have been targeted, with many being killed, in the ongoing battle.

Daron Mann talks to an assassination survivor about the turmoil, what is behind it, who is involved, problems with police and government, and the danger to Eastern Cape commuters.

The taxi owner provides details on the failed attempt of his life and how he had to witnesses people dying around him, while he details what he believes is needed to end the violence.


LISTEN | Paul Adams on EC Iinyathi cricket, sport in a pandemic and racism in SA cricket

Eastern Cape Iinyathi cricket coach and ex Proteas spinner Paul Adams talks about the rebirth of Border Cricket and how it is providing an opportunity for more cricket players to get exposure to the top level of the game in the all-new CSA T20 Knockout competition during the Covid-19 pandemic and the future of non-racial cricket in South Africa following his explosive revelations at Cricket South Africa's Social Justice and Nation-Building hearings.


East London crèche deaths | Parents speak out about their wait for the truth

Daron Mann talks to the devastated mother of 5-month-old Ezam Makhabane and the aunt of 6-month-old Kwahlelwa Ndongeni, the two babies who died in an East London daycare centre on the same day, about the trauma and uncertainty their families are facing.

The parents are yet to find out the truth about what transpired and took their babies' lives.


That Weekend Feeling - Daron Mann speaks to Proteas Test captain Dean Elgar

In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann this week, we catch up with Proteas Test captain Dean Elgar.


Air ambulance emergency - Daily Dispatch in discussion with Daron Mann

Daron Mann talks to guests about the lack of an air ambulance service in the Eastern Cape and the lives being lost as a result.


That Weekend Feeling - Daron Mann speaks to Cricket SA vice president Donovan May

Daron Mann speaks to Cricket SA vice president Donovan May about the state of cricket in South Africa.


East London jobs on the line

Daron Mann talks to stakeholders about huge recent job losses in Buffalo City and the potential worsening of the problem due to the effect of semiconductor component shortages on the motor industry and its impact on Mercedes Benz South Africa, one of the cities biggest employers.


That Weekend Feeling with DispatchLIVE and Daron Mann

Daron Mann speaks to the first lady of Springbok rugby, Annelee Murray in the first instalment of That Weekend Feeling.


Green Gold - Daily Dispatch in discussion Daron Mann

Daron Mann discusses the widespread calls to legalise the use and commercialisation of cannabis in South Africa.



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