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The system to save failed councils needs a significant overhaul

Researchers found that interventions only come after the municipality has already collapsed, that the turnaround time is impossibly short, and that constitutional steps have been misinterpreted

The art of the virtual experience

The live magic may be gone, but the National Arts Festival showcases some exhilarating work

It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

Busi Mhlongo, Goddam!

It’s been a decade since Busi Mhlongo succumbed to cancer. Niren Tolsi reflects on her life and the singular connection she formed with her audiences

Pensioner goes back to class

Fifty years after matriculating, a 67-year-old has become the oldest-ever first-year student to study at Rhodes University

JM Coetzee: A fine mind, a formidable intellect

Behind JM Coetzee, the writer lauded for his ‘wonderfully brave, bold mind’ , is John Coetzee, the quiet man

The Makhanda disaster cannot be ignored

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

Education system fails undocumented learners

Despite a court order, the education system is failing learners who do not have documents, both those born here and those from other countries

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

Court dissolves local municipality

Landmark judgment paves the way for South Africans to use legal system to hold councils responsible

Editorial: Corrupt, negligent municipalities kill

Local government has long been the site of gross mismanagement and corruption. Both of these deny people their hopes and dreams and can lead to them also losing their lives.

Makhanda: No more lullabies

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

Even if the wells run dry …

This year’s National Arts Festival is going ahead despite the drought that is plaguing Makhanda

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

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

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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National Science and Technology Forum

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