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Swapping journalism for drumsticks


By David Mann Follow @david_mann92 Our little university here in Grahamstown is known for many things – two of them being our great music scene and our talented lecturers. But when the two combine, then it’s something really special. Strato Copteros, who recently retired from being a Media Law and …

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[Gallery] Benjamin Mahlasela Secondary School in ruins

The remains of a looted science classroom in the abandoned Benjamin Mahlasela Secondary School building in Grahamstown, South Africa on May 8, 2013. Photo © Carly Hosford-Israel.

By Carly Hosford-Israel Follow @cnhosfordisrael Amasango Career School is a 17-year-old nonprofit school in Grahamstown for street children who have failed to assimilate into public schools in the greater Grahamstown area. As a community of personal rehabilitation and empowerment, the goal of Amasango is to remind youth that they can …

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Turnitin may not be worth the fuss


By Nicole Milne Rhodes University is one of the most elite tertiary institutions in South Africa and is known for its outstanding academic achievements. Rhodes takes its academics very seriously and, as our lecturers are at pains to remind us, does not tolerate any form of plagiarism. One of the main …

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Discover Fingo Festival

Gumboot and Pantsula Dancing at Fingo Festival

By David Mann The time surrounding the end of June and early July is known famously to Grahamstownians and South Africans alike as the time of the highly anticipated National Arts Festival. However, what many don’t know is that there’s a lesser known, but equally important event which takes place …

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