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May, 2017

  • 24 May

    Makana at Crisis Point: 90 Days Left

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    Pearl Munemo  The water crisis is real and it’s here. Cape Town recently announced that water supplies have run dry, and Settler’s dam has dropped to 30% water capacity – a level at which water can no longer be extracted. According to acting municipal manager Mandisi Planga, there are approximately …

September, 2015

  • 23 September

    Celebrate your heritage…music fest style!


    By Christina Schild There’s partying because you feel you deserve it, that you’ve had a tough time and need to let off some steam; and then there’s another kind, where you get to dance in the spring-air and know that you’re helping someone in need. Instead of escaping a claustrophobic …

May, 2015

  • 24 May

    Kutheni isiXhosa singanakwa kangaka nje?

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    Philasande Mfaba U-16% wabantu eMzantsi Afrika bathetha isiXhosa. Impuma-koloni yaziwa njengephondo labantu abathetha isiXhosa. Babalelwa ku-80% abantu abathetha isiXhosa kweli phondo, kulandele isiBhulu sona esinabantu ababalelwa ku-10%. Ubani angalindela ukuba amathala eencwadi azele ziincwadi zesiXhosa kweli phondo, abafundi baphuphuma emagumbini wokufundela kunzima nokuphefumla, abantu basithetha bade basikhuphe ngeempumlo isiXhosa. Ungathuka …

October, 2014

  • 6 October

    One Street, One Tank

    Photo: Sourced

    Words by Jane Berg Photo courtesy of Mbulelo Lipile Makana’s water service delivery could be improved if the ‘One Street, One Tank’ project initiated by the Khulumani Water for Dignity Project is successful Khulumani has installed the first three of five pilot tanks in Extension 10 in Grahamstown and hope to …

August, 2014

  • 28 August

    Makana residents protest, demand service delivery

    Photo by Greg Roxburgh

    Words by Athini Majali Photo by Greg Roxburgh Makana residents took to the streets on Tuesday, 27 August demanding immediate disposal of the region’s top political officials and calling for national intervention. The protest saw the Makana community and municipal workers join forces to protest against the town’s lack of service …