Makhanda unable to keep up with sewage spills

A sewage spill in Extension 9 has been unresolved for months

By Loyiso Dyongman - 16 October 2020

Rain brings no end to Makhanda water crisis

Dilapidated infrastructure to blame for water cuts

By Lucas Nowicki - 6 October 2020

High Court gives Makana Municipality tongue-lashing over attempt to appeal landmark verdict

Judge says government “ought to be hanging their heads in shame”

By Lucas Nowicki - 22 May 2020
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Covid-19 prolongs Makhanda water crisis

Hundreds of millions budgeted for bulk water and sanitation projects to be shifted to emergency response plan

By Lucas Nowicki - 29 April 2020
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Covid-19: Makhanda residents and Red Cross concerned over water scarcity

Makana municipality says it does not have enough water to stop cuts

By Lucas Nowicki - 19 March 2020
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Makana mayor and Municipal Manager face six months in prison

Mphalwa and Mene given 30 days to “fix” Makhanda landfill site

By Lucas Nowicki - 5 March 2020
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No end to water rationing in Makhanda

Water crisis could have been avoided, says residents’ association

By Lucas Nowicki - 2 March 2020
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Why Makhanda residents are taking their municipality to court

Sewage spills are an environmental and health crisis

By Cecile van Schalkwyk and Catherine Sofianos - 24 January 2020
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Makana Municipality to appeal against judgment

Mayor says the municipality has improved and wants judgment dissolving it overturned

By Lucas Nowicki - 22 January 2020
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Parents of child who died on Makana playground want compensation from municipality

“We have been complaining for years about the dangers of that playground”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 16 January 2020
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Court orders dissolution of Makana municipality

Provincial government must place municipality under administration

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2020
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Makana residents blame municipality for filthy dump site

Children play in the rubbish, say residents

By Lucas Nowicki - 21 November 2019
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Toilets built eight years ago, but no sign of houses

Makana Municipality says the matter is with the Public Protector

By Chris Gilili - 20 November 2019
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Grahamstown court hears application for municipality to be placed under administration

City argues that court doesn’t have jurisdiction to do that

By Lucas Nowicki - 13 September 2019
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Students demand to know where their NSFAS allowances are

Eastcape Midlands College says it “strictly adheres to NSFAS bursary rules and guidelines”

By Lucas Nowicki - 26 July 2019
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Veld fire causes Rhodes University to evacuate residences

Blaze brought under control and no damage to buildings

By Lucas Nowicki - 24 July 2019