Soup kitchens in Makhanda struggle to keep up as demand doubles

People running the kitchens say termination of the R350 Covid grant in April is directly linked to the increased demand


16 July 2021

Makhana municipality dodges responsibility for abandoned houses

Empty RDP houses attract crime, say residents


6 July 2021

A roller-coaster year for the arts, says National Arts Festival CEO

Live performances at this year’s festival have been cancelled for the second year


30 June 2021

Makana Municipality gets court interdict against further protests

Community leaders protesting over poor services accused of hijacking genuine demands with a “nefarious political agenda”


18 June 2021

Makhanda community stops million rand road construction project

They are demanding to be employed in local construction projects in their area


17 June 2021

Makhanda residents march to city centre, demanding to see MEC

Leaders claim Xolile Nqatha refused to meet community


16 June 2021

Special needs school in Makhanda will have to wait another three years at least

Ten years after a court order, Education Department has finally acquired the land


9 June 2021

We want to move back to the dump site, say former landfill residents

About 100 people who used to live at the Makhanda dump were moved after it was upgraded


12 May 2021

Makhanda water outage stretches to four days

Municipality calls for prayers for rain, while others pray for more from their municipality


23 April 2021

Overflowing sewage and no refuse collection in Makhanda

Makana Municipality has suspended refuse collection since Tuesday due to protests


16 April 2021

National Arts Festival may go live again

Makhanda residents hoping for a better year


13 April 2021

Rhodes University campus shut all week by students

Online teaching has continued


19 March 2021

Immigrants must be given health care even if undocumented, health department confirms

A number of immigrants in Makhanda say they were denied health care


15 March 2021

Makhanda residents resort to drinking water from an old air valve chamber

“I have never seen something like this in my life. People drinking dirty water like animals” says resident


26 February 2021

Water outage in Makhanda sparks protest

Municipality says problem at pump station will take a week to fix


24 February 2021