Grahamstown

 
Judgment day for corrupt municipality
Judgment day for corrupt municipality
Can or will a municipality be dissolved by the order of a court? Judgment in Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM) vs Premier of the Eastern Cape &...
Makhanda: No more lullabies
Makhanda: No more lullabies
The azaan, the Islamic call to prayer, spirited its way through Makhanda this week during the 44th edition of the National Arts Festival —...
Water dept under fire as Gift of the Givers withdraws from drought-hit Makhanda
Water dept under fire as Gift of the Givers withdraws from drought-hit Makhanda
After providing assistance of R15-million over four months to drought-stricken Makana municipality in the Eastern Cape, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman of...
Makhanda’s prophecy must be fulfilled
Makhanda’s prophecy must be fulfilled
In April 1819, Mdushane ka Ndlambe of the Rharhabe section of the Xhosa declared war on the British colonial administration in Grahamstown...
Slice of life: I was inspired to be an activist
Slice of life: I was inspired to be an activist
I wanted to be an activist since I was 11. That’s when I started attending community meetings. The first community meeting was about this water...
Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past
Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past
The announcement in June that the minister of arts and culture, Nathi Mthethwa, had approved the belated name change of Grahamstown to Makhanda was...
A pink dystopia of delusions and frills speaks to SA's canon of protest theatre
A pink dystopia of delusions and frills speaks to SA's canon of protest theatre
Buhle Ngaba and Klara van Wyk kneel at our feet as a crowd of mostly learners in winter school uniform and a handful of adults are ushered into...
The wheels of the bus to Mpuma-Koloni and the National Arts Festival
The wheels of the bus to Mpuma-Koloni and the National Arts Festival
Pretoria Station, or Bosman as the locals prefer to call it, is my plek. When I arrive there from the Gautrain at 3pm, she is her usual afternoon...
Sizzling shows, tepid turnout
Sizzling shows, tepid turnout
There is less of a vibe,” was a phrase heard so much it may as well have been the National Arts Festival’s tagline. Punters and performers...
On political memory, hidden histories, and living remains
On political memory, hidden histories, and living remains
In the one-hander Black, Ameera Patel squeezes centuries of history into what feels like an epic condensed into about an hour of stage time. Adapted...
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Although the National Arts Festival is too gargantuan a terrain for a lone explorer to wrap his feet around, interpretations of this year’s theme...
The not-to-be-missed performances and exhibitions at this year’s National Arts Festival
The not-to-be-missed performances and exhibitions at this year’s National Arts Festival
Every year, the best in South African arts and culture ...

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