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May, 2017

  • 24 May

    Makana at Crisis Point: 90 Days Left

    Water poster

    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 …

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 …

September, 2014

  • 30 September

    Small friends in our streams

    iron bacteria pic environment (1)

    Collen V Mabaso If you walk past Helen Joseph House and happen to look under the bridge heading towards Prospects Field, your eye might encounter a strange brownish gelatinous substance at the water’s edge. What caused it? Is it a result of oil being dumped from dining halls or a …

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 …

August, 2013

  • 14 August

    Mayor addresses water outage protesters


    Zamuxolo Peter, mayor of Grahamstown, responds to the open letter delivered to him, and his council, by the Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University and water outage protesters. Video by Tebo Ramosili