Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Daily Dispatch In East London

The building of the ' Daily Dispatch", a South African newspaper published in East London in the province of the Eastern Cape. It was founded in 1872 as the East London Dispatch. According to the Wikipedia, the Dispatch is today the Eastern Cape's best selling daily with a circulation of about 33,000 copies. The newspaper covers areas such as local news, sports, business, jobs, and community events. Published in English also includes a supplement in Xhosa.

 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.

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