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Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda

The organisation says government will be paying about R10 million to companies for work it did

By Lucas Nowicki - 16 May 2019
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Faeces spread in president’s path

Protests in Makhanda ahead of Ramaphosa’s Freedom Day rally

By Lucas Nowicki - 29 April 2019
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Grahamstown schools hit by water cuts

No end in sight to Makhanda’s severe water shortage

By Lucas Nowicki - 12 March 2019
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Reconsidering South Africa’s approach to waste pickers

Waste pickers must be integrated into the formal waste management sector, says researcher

By Lucas Nowicki - 22 February 2019
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Grahamstown residents queue for hours for water

Ageing infrastructure and drought blamed

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 February 2019
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High Court rules children born in South Africa can be registered, regardless of their parents’ legal status

There are serious consequences for children’s rights if their births are not registered

By Kathleen Mpofu - 28 August 2018
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Rhodes University shut down after student takes her own life

Students and staff demand action against gender-based violence on campus

By Lucas Nowicki - 7 August 2018
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Grahamstown’s water problems are under control

It is going to be a fantastic festival

By Ted Pillay - 24 June 2018
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Grahamstown’s dirty water blamed on municipality’s inefficiency

Water was not being tested or treated properly because of a lack of money

By Lucas Nowicki - 21 June 2018
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Rhodes criticised for expelling “rape culture” protesters

University has banned two female students for life following protests in 2016

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 December 2017
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Activist to get compensated following police assault

Ayanda Kota was beaten while in custody in Grahamstown police station

By David Doochin - 18 October 2016
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Police and students clash in Grahamstown

University concerned by video footage showing heavy-handed police response

Text by Yasthiel Devraj. Photos by Greg Roxburgh. - 29 September 2016
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Fees Must Fall protesters disrupt Rhodes University

Call for government to increase university funding from 0.5% to 1% of GDP

By Silver Sibiya - 23 September 2016
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Protesters condemn “apartheid-style” harassment of student activist

Police say that one of the best detectives is investigating the case

By Carol Kagezi - 4 March 2016

Make Grahamstown a better place for all, say protesters

About 100 people gathered in front of the Grahamstown City Hall to protest against the xenophobic violence that has hit the town and surrounding townships for more than a week.

By Hancu Louw - 30 October 2015

Women living in terror plan march in Grahamstown

In the blistering hot conference room of the Masifunde Education and Development Project Trust, 14 women with determined calm put together a statement: 'The police have told us that we must not go ahead with our planned protest at the City Hall on Friday as they cannot guarantee our safety. We cannot and will not back down'. The Voices of the Foreigner’s Wives represent a large number of women still too afraid to leave their homes after the spate of xenophobic violence that shook Grahamstown a week ago.

Hancu Louw - 29 October 2015