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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
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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