Law student released from prison after 2 years as High Court overturns rape conviction

2020-02-14 13:33

An Eastern Cape man, who was previously convicted for rape and sentenced to eight years behind bars, has been released after the Eastern Cape High Court in Makhanda upheld an appeal and set aside both his conviction and sentence.

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.

5 things you should know before you come to The National Arts Festival

2019-06-30 12:19

Planning on going to The National Arts Festival? Here are a few tips to make your trip a good one.

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.

Gift of the Givers given green light to drill boreholes in water-scarce Makhanda

2019-02-14 17:26

The Makana municipality has given the green light to disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers to start drilling boreholes as a medium-term solution to the Makhanda water crisis.

Number of issues led to Makhanda's water woes – water department

2019-02-11 15:59

The city is beset by problems including a drought, maintenance and infrastructure backlogs, empty dams, power supply problems to water treatment plants, leakages and non-payment by some residents.


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.

Fire forces Rhodes University to evacuate students from residences

2019-07-24 15:28

Students on Rhodes University's Upper Campus had to be evacuated after a veld fire came within metres of their residences.

Gift of the Givers pulls out of dry Makhanda, says other companies to be paid for its work

2019-05-16 10:58

Gift of the Givers spokesperson Imtiaz Sooliman says while the organisation maintained an amicable relationship with the municipality, the government edged it out of millions of rand spent during the height of the water crisis in Makhanda.

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.

Rhodes not closing over Makhanda water crisis

2019-02-11 17:33

Rhodes University's programme for new and returning students continues in spite of water problems in the area.

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.

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