Makhanda dumpsite occupiers say they have nowhere else to go, as municipality tries to upgrade it

Company awarded R20m to refurbish the site. But a dispute with a subcontractor threatens the project.

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7 October 2021

13-year-old drowns on Makhanda construction site

Residents accuse municipality of negligence after Asanele Qomfo lost his life swimming in water from a damaged pipe

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28 September 2021

It took a court order, but municipality says it is cleaning up Makhanda at last

Makhanda’s by-laws and waste management system fail constitutional mandate, says judge

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15 September 2021

Taps run dry as water crisis deepens in Makhanda

“The recent rains haven’t had the desired impact on our dams” says municipality

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7 September 2021

Elderly people in rural Makana struggle to get to vaccine sites

People are paying R60 for transport to Covid vaccination sites in Makhanda, and that’s just for the first jab

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18 August 2021

Makana municipality “has a serious service delivery problem, especially with water”

Residents told there will be more water outages this week

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2 August 2021

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

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16 July 2021

Makhana municipality dodges responsibility for abandoned houses

Empty RDP houses attract crime, say residents

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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

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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”

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18 June 2021

Makhanda community stops million rand road construction project

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

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17 June 2021

Makhanda residents march to city centre, demanding to see MEC

Leaders claim Xolile Nqatha refused to meet community

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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

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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

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12 May 2021

Makhanda water outage stretches to four days

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

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23 April 2021