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March, 2017

  • 31 March

    The issue of safety in Grahamstown

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    Kate Middleton In the last week, Rhodes University and Grahamstown has experienced an increase in muggings from campus, all the way through to town. Students and residents alike have been posting their accounts of various instances of muggings and attacks both on and off campus on various social media platforms, more …

  • 29 March

    The events of last week, and their relation to #RUReferenceList

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    Adam Butler Trigger Warning: Rape and Sexual assault content. Since the creation of this piece, Grocott’s Mail Online has published an article stating the arrest of two male UCKAR students in connection with the mugging in question. On Thursday night a female student was the victim of an attempted mugging taking place …

September, 2015

  • 16 September

    Grahamstown serial killer rumours unfounded – SAPS

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    David Richardson The student community has been alive with the speculation of a supposed serial killer in the Grahamstown community. This “serial killer” is said, by users on twitter, to hack woman to death, and remove their hearts. However, after consulting with the South African Police Service (SAPS), Activate is …

October, 2012

  • 2 October

    The Monastery quells rumours of closure

      Popular Grahamstown nightclub, The Monastery, suffered a break in recently and a large amount of money and equipment were stolen, leading to rumours of the club closing down permanently. Mon was broken into on Thursday the 13 September, a month before their ‘birthday’. Owner Daniel Long says that the …

February, 2012

  • 28 February

    Child rape continues to rise in EC

      By Megan Ellis While the fight against sexual violence continues to rage on in South Africa a disturbing trend continues to rise, especially in the Eastern Cape. According to EC police spokesperson Brigadier Marinda Mills, child rape is becoming more frequent in the province. Earlier this month, the Daily Dispatch reported a …