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Become a donor, save a life

Blood Donor 2

By Rhea MacDonald Follow @rheamacdonald South African National Blood Services (SANBS) will be holding a blood drive on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 August from 12h00 to 18h00 at Eden Grove. Activate would like to encourage all students to take an hour of their time to donate. According to the …

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Ramadan: The Blessed Holy Month


By Nonhle Skosana With winter nearing its end, Muslims all over the world celebrate the end of their 30 days of sacred fasting. Ramadan is an annual religious festival that seeks to cleanse all impurities and revive and deepen connection with Allah. Starting on the 9th month of the Islamic …

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A First Timer’s Guide to Fest

Mapakshop performing on stage at NAF 2013. Picture by David Mann

By Buntu Ngcuka Exams are coming to an end and Grahamstown seems to be quieting down, but not for long. It’s the middle of June soon which means that the biggest annual event in Grahamstown is upon us – the highly anticipated National Arts Festival. Branded as “11 days of …

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