Victory for foreigners as court rules undocumented children have a right to education

2019-12-13 18:53

Undocumented children, including children of illegal foreigners, can now attend public schools, thanks to the Eastern Cape High Court in Makhanda.

PIC | Stolen sheep found stuffed inside boot of Mercedes-Benz

2019-10-21 20:23

Swift reaction by the police led to the recovery of stolen sheep found stuffed inside the boot of a car.

A letter from the National Arts Festival CEO: Makhanda will have water

2019-03-05 11:00

Our overriding message is that the town and the festival will have water. We've got this. And we need to reassure you that you will not be an unwelcome burden on residents, writes Tony Lankester.

The new Volvo XC60 is a match made in road trip heaven

2018-08-11 07:00

It holds the title as World Car of the Year, and has been widely praised since it was launched in South Africa earlier in 2018. But how does it cope on a 2000km road trip? Sean Parker drives the new Volvo XC60.

Why we should celebrate Grahamstown being renamed Makhanda

2018-07-06 07:10

I spent some of my happiest and most formative years in the town previously known as Grahamstown, at the university currently known as Rhodes. But I have no love for the name Grahamstown, writes Glenn Bownes.

Men caught with over 5kgs of Ephedrine, a key ingredient to make Tik

2018-03-31 08:26

Two men were arrested in Grahamstown after being found in possession of over 5kgs of Ephedrine, a key ingredient used to make Tik.

5 must-see performances at the jazz fest in Grahamstown

2017-06-30 12:29

The Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown is in full swing with more than 100 of the world’s biggest jazz innovators from 12 countries.

You know you're from the Eastern Cape when...

2017-05-02 15:17

If you know all about Nanaga homemade roosterkoeks, Ox Braai, that night club we'll never forget and umgowisho, then you're probably from this gorgeous coastal province.

11 Rhodes students arrested after confrontation with police

2016-09-28 19:32

Police in Grahamstown have arrested 11 Rhodes University students on various charges after they allegedly violated a court interdict which barred them from taking part in protests on campus.

WATCH: Rubber bullets, tear gas and frantic cries at Rhodes University

Students at Rhodes University and police were engaged in tense confrontations on Wednesday.

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Makhanda to stay: Court rules proper process followed for Grahamstown name change

2019-12-11 12:48

A court bid to set aside the decision of Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to change the name of Grahamstown to Makhanda, has failed.

SPECIAL REPORT | Makhanda: The day the taps ran dry

2019-03-06 16:19

In February thousands of residents of Makhanda were suddenly left without water when the municipality cut supply to parts of the town. Confusion and panic gave way to complaints about water quality when supply was restored. This News24 Special Report looks into the area's water woes.

Two men sentenced for farm attack in Eastern Cape

2018-11-03 14:08

Eastern Cape provincial police commissioner has welcomed the life sentences handed down to two men who murdered farmer Riaan Scheepers.

WRAP: Students mourn the death of one of their own, Khensani Maseko

The tragic death of Rhodes student Khensani Maseko has devastated the nation during National Women's Month. The suicide of the 23-year-old has sparked outrage and heartache over sexual violence affecting women in South Africa. Watch.

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Grahamstown to be renamed Makhanda after Xhosa warrior

2018-06-29 16:03

The Department of Arts and Culture says there have been calls for almost 20 years to change the town's name.

Youth jazz festival a rare opportunity

2017-07-23 06:05

Every winter for the past 25 years the little university dorpie of Grahamstown has been host to a unique world-class skills exchange and festival – the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival, writes Percy Mabandu.

The ANC's 'hour of destiny' is coming - Ramaphosa

2017-05-08 10:09

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun openly campaigning at the ANC branch level, saying that party branches must elect leaders who will work for the people, not for their "own houses".

Mogoeng unimpressed as Judge President candidate jokes about late coming

2017-04-06 14:35

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has reprimanded a candidate for a Judge President post in the Eastern Cape High Court for making light of matters which he said discredit the judiciary.

WATCH: Fury as police fire rubber bullets at Rhodes students

The Oppidan Press footage shows a tense stand-off between police and students.

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Young artists turning heads

2016-02-17 14:00

A new generation of young artists are changing the world of art. finweek caught up with two artists making waves in the industry with their modern creations.

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