Makhanda (Grahamstown) is situated in an area surrounded by natural beauty, and while many residents and nature lovers want to experience the wonders of the Eastern Cape, they are not always aware of what is most affordable or on offer. The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA), however, is a great place to look for information on Nature and Game Reserves around Makhanda and throughout the province.
Helping hand for Givers from Isuzu
The Gift of the Givers were given a helping hand themselves on Tuesday 12 March, when Isuzu Motors South Africa donated two water trucks to the organisation for their use in managing the water shortage in Makhanda (Grahamstown).
Wait for licence cards drags on
Makana Traffic Chief Coenraad Hanekom has advised local drivers whose licences will soon expire to renew them at least a month in advance. Hanekom spoke to Grocott’s Mail this week, as the Department of Transport struggles to catch up on a massive backlog of licence card printing. Drivers can expect to wait a number of months … Continue reading Wait for licence cards drags on
Student initiative brings tank to Mary Waters
In the midst of a water crisis in Makhanda (Grahamstown), a group of enterprising young students at Mary Waters Secondary School have taken it upon themselves to provide their school with a rainwater tank. On the morning of Tuesday 12 February, students, along with Enke Make Your Mark, a youth development organisation based in Johannesburg, … Continue reading Student initiative brings tank to Mary Waters
Fun Walk for Women’s Day
On Thursday 9 August, recognised as South Africa’s National Women’s Day, a group of local women and other community members took part in a fun walk event, which led them to Fort England Hospital. The group would continue on to play a couple of sports games inside the hospital grounds.
Grahamstown meets Syracuse in working exchange
On Wednesday 30 May, students from Syracuse University in New York State, America, descended upon Grahamstown’s Graham Hotel to host a meet and greet together with the Inkululeko programme. The event was the official start of the Syracuse students’ three-week trip in Grahamstown.
Rhodes supports Inkululeko leadership training
Rhodes University Community Engagement (RUCE) recently hosted participants in the Inkululeko programme at Eden Grove for a day of leadership and entrepreneurship training. The Inkululeko learners gathered at Eden Grove’s Seminar Room 1 to attend a series of lectures from various leaders in fields such as radio, sport, business and academia. The aim of the … Continue reading Rhodes supports Inkululeko leadership training
East London spinbash thrills this Saturday
East London will play host to a very special spinbash on Saturday 12 May when Wheelz ‘N Smoke host the electrifying spinning event. East London’s own Enock Spears will be celebrating his birthday in the only way he knows how, by revving up his engine and spinning on his home soil.
Student societies give back to the community
Recently, Rhodes students signed up for various societies as a way to make friends and try new activities. However, many societies root themselves in community engagement. These societies are always looking for new members, and are constantly working to encourage students to get involved with the community.