|Type Daily newspaper|
Publisher Times Media Group
|Owner(s) Times Media Group|
Editor Bongani Siqoko
The Daily Dispatch is a South African newspaper published in East London in the province of Eastern Cape. Founded in 1872 as the East London Dispatch, the Dispatch is the Eastern Cape's best-selling daily with a circulation of about 26,147 copies. as of the first quarter in 2015.
The newspaper covers areas such as local news, sports, politics, business, jobs, and community events, published in English.
The newspaper is internationally known for its editor from 1965 to 1977, Donald Woods. Woods became a friend of Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement, and provided support to Biko through his editorials. After Biko's death in police custody, Woods went into exile to expose the truth surrounding Biko's death in his book Biko.
During World War II the editor, and major shareholder, was Bernard Steer, father of noted journalist George Steer.
The History of the Daily Dispatch by Glyn Williams
The newspaper’s physical address is:
35 Caxton Street, East London, South Africa, 5201