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103 Episodes
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What A Time To Invest

In this episode Dispatch Live's Ted Keenan talks to NVest Securities Liam Graham about the steady rise in interest rates and whether this cascades down to the market, making investors jittery about putting cash in stocks.
29 May 8 min

One Year On : Lion rescue mission in Ukraine continues

In this special episode, Daron Mann talks to wildlife rescuer Lionel de Lange as he continues his Lion rescue mission, in war-ravaged Ukraine. This time last year, Mann jetted off to join the mission and got an update from De Lange from the city of Bucharest, Romania, before they head…
26 May 10 min

Cannabis industry to revitalise Eastern Cape economy?

In this episode, Daron Mann speaks to Cannabis specialist at the Eastern Cape department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Dr Sunshine Blouw. The department is earmarking arable land in Eastern Cape's rural communities to develop commercial Cannabis projects. According to Blouw, hemp is regarded as a perfect choice for…
25 May 12 min

Determined Stormers prepared for URC Grand Final

The Stormers will take their defence of their United Rugby Championship crown to the Grand Final this Saturday when they take on Munster at Cape Town Stadium. In this episode, Daron Mann speaks to Stormers coach John Dobson as he shares the teams preparations. Dobson insists they are prepared for…
19 May 6 min

EC Education's plans curb school infrastructure challenges

On this week's podcast , Daron Mann hears from EC Education spokesperson Vuyiseka Mboxela what the department is doing to address infrastructural issues faced by schools in the province. The Dispatch has extensively covered the schools’ struggles for decent facilities and their ongoing fights against vandalism. On Wednesday, The Dispatch…
19 May 18 min

Chintsa's sailing sensation Kirsten Neuschäfer shares her journey of endurance

Chintsa-born  sailer Kirsten Neuschäfer became the first woman to win a solo Golden Globe round-the-world.Neuschäfer received international acclaim as she crossed the ancestor of the Vendée Globe in Les Sables d'Olonnethe, France in a eight-month long journey .In this exclusive interview with Daron Mann, Neuschäfer takes us through her journey…
12 May 10 min

Former Surfing SA President Bakker talks new African venture

Daron Mann speaks to former Surfing SA President Johnny Bakker about his new role as Vice President of the African surfing confederation. Bakker, who is also an attorney, has been tasked to improve the level of surfing in the continent. In this episode, Bakker shares the challenges faced by surfers…
11 May 10 min

In The Back Of The Net

In This Episode, Ted sits with one of OHS's Audit Managers, Nkululeko Nomvalo, who is extending his passion for football to the next generation by re-modelling a soccer field in his home town of Lusikisiki.
5 May 21 min

Community leader speaks on Fish River Resort looting

Daron Mann speaks to Prudhoe community leader Gladman Tom. The resort, owned by the Prudhoe community after a successful land claim, is in ruins after TV and bed sets, cutlery, bed linen and fridges were looted over the weekend. In this episode, Tom said the state of the resort has…
4 May 12 min

Programme to compensate sick ex-miners in the EC

Daron Mann talks to Mkhululi Ndamase, privincial health spokesperson about Eastern Cape's government outreach programme to compensate ex-mineworkers who contracted lung diseases like TB, asbestosis and silicosis while working in various mines in SA between March 1965 and October 2019. In this episode, Ndamase takes us through some of the…
1 May 7 min

The Real ma-Koi-ya

In this episode Ted Keenan sits down with Koi farmers (keepers) Nico Schultz and Peter Bezuidenhout. The trio Dive into the Depths of the hobby from collecting to breeding and keeping.
28 Apr 14 min

EC comedian scoops national award

On this week's  episode of  That Weekend Feeling, Daron Mann speaks to comedian and content creator Rory Petzer. Petzer was recently awarded for his content at the Savanna Comic's choice awards, winning the Uplifting comics category.
21 Apr 13 min

Sporting Politics

In East London's attempts over the years to become the sports events capital of South Africa, the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality's latest actions have brought this journey to a halt. Ted Keenan Speaks to former DA Councilor Lindsay Pollock in this interview.
21 Apr 8 min

Makhanda gears up for another packed arts festival

Daron Mann talks to comedian Stuart Taylor as he unpacks what spectators can expect during the 49th annual Makhanda National Arts Festival in June. Taylor said these are exciting times for artists post-COVID , and promised a good entertainment offering. "We can now finally be back with a bang. A…
20 Apr 11 min

SA's media agency ranked among the top 5 in the World.

Ted Keenan talks to Merissa Himraj, CEO of Wavemaker, a South African media network agency ranked among the top 5 in the world. In this episode, Himraj shares the importance of having mentorship for aspiring leaders and gives a glimpse of her leadership style.
16 Apr 22 min

Joy, tears in a Nahoon home filled with wild birds

Daron Mann talks to Nahoon’s bridal specialist and bird rescuer, Mandy Seymour about how she found herself sharing her bedroom with four rescued wild birds. Seymour, 33, and her husband Dean Knox, an environmental activist, are on a new journey across the urban frontier into the world of BCM wildlife…
13 Apr 12 min

High On Pie

Ted Keenan talks to East London Businesswoman and Owner of Shamrock Pies, Grazia Linden.
11 Apr 14 min

A Local Paradise

In this Podcast, The Daily Dispatch's Ted Keenan chats to Developer of Coral Beach Estate in Winterstrand, Donavan Gray. They unpack the journey that he has travelled in making this spectacular Estate come alive and the plans they have for it.
6 Apr 14 min
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