Makhanda

 
Schools expel children with no IDs
Schools expel children with no IDs
Two children, then aged eight and 14, from Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape had to leave school in 2015 and sit at home after being chased out of...
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 —...
National Arts Festival: Even if the wells run dry
National Arts Festival: Even if the wells run dry
For 45 years, the National Arts Festival has watched and captured South Africa’s evolution. From the 1980s’ states of emergency and the first...
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...
People must take back the municipalities
People must take back the municipalities
Addressing MPs on May 15 last year, the minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, Zweli Mkhize, lamented the state of the...
Pupils at four Eastern Cape schools get ticket to ride
Pupils at four Eastern Cape schools get ticket to ride
The Eastern Cape department of education has agreed to provide transport to pupils who are walking 10km or more to school.
Residents go to court for dissolution of ANC-led Makana Municipality
Residents go to court for dissolution of ANC-led Makana Municipality
The Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM), a grassroots activist organisation in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape, has filed a court application where...
Age of environmental breakdown
Age of environmental breakdown
The Eastern Cape is being crippled by a drought. In Makhanda, the dams are dry and an entire city will have to live off one water pipeline. In...
Pupils still forced to walk to class
Pupils still forced to walk to class
Parents in the Eastern Cape have to pay R500 a month for private transport to ferry their children to school, even though they qualify for...
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...
Makhanda’s thirst caused by inept officials and misrule
Makhanda’s thirst caused by inept officials and misrule
In the sweltering early morning heat, the fresh springwater glistens as it trickles from a pipe at the side of the N2 highway near Makhanda,...

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