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The Makhanda disaster cannot be ignored

The municipality turned a deaf ear to residents’ cries — until they united and took it to court

We need to ask awkward questions about our schools

Ignore the language used in brochures and on open days and be vigilant about the details

Makana municipal mess up has lessons for local government

Citizen action, where diverse groups work together, offers hope that municipalities can be forced to do their job properly

Judgment day for corrupt municipality

Court is set to rule on the Makana council’s failure to fulfil its constitutional duties to town’s citizens

Makhanda: No more lullabies

The National Arts Festival offers space for reflection about our fractious global moment

Water dept under fire as Gift of the Givers withdraws from drought-hit Makhanda

After being promised reimbursement for financial assistance, Gift of the Givers has been left high and dry by the water and sanitation department

Makhanda’s prophecy must be fulfilled

It’s 200 years since the Xhosa were driven from their land and it has not yet been restored to them

Slice of life: I was inspired to be an activist

'Here in Joza we are treated as children of a lesser god. I won’t leave because if I leave who is going to take care of the youth?'

Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past

The pace of renaming places to rid them of their colonial and apartheid past is too slow

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 is ushered into Graeme College's theatre to watch La Chair de Ma Chair

The wheels of the bus to Mpuma-Koloni and the National Arts Festival

Zaza Hlalethwa details her journey from Bosman station to Rhini

Sizzling shows, tepid turnout

No beer at the Village Green and no hassles finding parking. Is the National Arts Festival on the wane?

On political memory, hidden histories, and living remains

What constitutes a political song, or a song of political value?

Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt

The National Arts Festival theme of disruption is evident in What Remains as well as Neo Muyanga’s struggle-songs set

The not-to-be-missed performances and exhibitions at this year’s National Arts Festival

It’s that time of year again and you can’t see it all, but here’s the pick of the best at this year’s fest.

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