For those that only have a short time on their hands, here are the essential articles, posts, photos and stories that should provide an incite into exactly who I am as a journalist and writer/photographer. These articles are what I would call “my best work”, and are must reads for anyone interested in me as a journalist…


Rugby rumours are only about men

Rugby rumours are a dime a dozen these days, with the most frequent rumours surrounding the expansion of competitions like the 6 Nations in Europe and the Rugby Championship in the Southern Hemisphere. However, these rumours do not touch on how these expansions could affect the women’s game. READ MORE…


Wille back for third World Champs

Taryn-Maie Wille, an old-Kingswoodian currently studying in Stellenbosch University, will once again showcase her talent on the world stage in the Elite Cross-Triathlon World Championships in Spain at the end of April. While the ITU Championships will take place in Pontevreda, Spain, from 26 April to 4 May, Wille’s event, the Elite Cross-Triathlon, will take place on Tuesday 30 April. READ MORE…


Great Fish Family Fun

A beautiful night sky viewed from the balcony of the Mvubu Chalet inside the Great Fish River Nature Reserve. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

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. READ MORE…



Wait for licence cards drags on

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A traffic officer checks a motorist’s driver’s license in Makhanda (Grahamstown). Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

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 before receiving their new licence cards. READ MORE…


National Champs for NV Cewu coach

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Thulani Wana was chosen to coach the EP provincial athletics team in the upcoming National Champsionships in Germiston, Gauteng. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

On Wednesday 13 March, the NV Cewu’s Head of Department for Senior Phase, Thulani Wana, travelled with the Eastern Province Athletics team to Germiston, Gauteng, as the coach of the boys U10-U13 section. Of the team from the Eastern Cape, 21 athletes are from the Sarah Baartman District team that competed in the provincial champs between 1-2 March, which was also coached by Wana. READ MORE…




Sport Academy opens elite facility in Joza

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The Executive Mayor of Makana, Mzukise Mphahlwa (left) along with the MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Bulelwa Tunyiswa (middle) and the President of the Eastern Cape Sports Council, Mkhulili Magada (right) display the plaque displayed outside the Saarah Baartman District Academy of Sport building in Joza at its official opening. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

The much-awaited opening of the Sarah Baartman District Academy of Sport, a subsection of the Eastern Cape Academy of Sport (ECAS), took place on Tuesday 26 February, at the Indoor Sports Centre in Joza. The District Academy of Sport will look to identify elite athletes in the Sarah Baartman district, and provide them with advanced training. READ MORE…


Student initiative brings tank to Mary Waters

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Mary Waters’ students, through the Enke Make your Mark and Ikamva Youth programmes, have managed to raise the funds to bring a rainwater tank to their school, in response to the Eastern Cape Water crisis. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

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. READ MORE…




Over 400 runners scale Mountain Drive

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After months of preparation for the GBS Mutual Bank Mountain Drive Half Marathon, runners finally descended upon Mountain Drive on Saturday 25 August in their attempt to conquer the mountain. More than 400 runners, and one dog, took off from Graeme College to tackle the tough 21,1km route. READ MORE…


This is the GBS Mountain Drive

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The GBS Mutual Bank Mountain Drive Half Marathon takes place this year in Grahamstown (Makhanda), on 25 August. In an all-Grahamstown collaboration, GBS Mutual Bank is the title sponsor for the race, which is hosted by the Rotary Club of Grahamstown Sunset. READ MORE…


SuperSport saga continues

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The independent investigation into the SuperSport walkout incident came to a close last week, stating that there was no racism in the incident. These findings are, however, controversial due to the fact that Ashwin Willemse refused to take part in the investigation. Phumzile Adam, a non-racial sport activist and former player who is now a rugby coach and administrator as part of the South-Eastern Rugby Union (Sedru), gives his views on the incident and subsequent findings. READ MORE…


We’ll wait for SuperSport facts, says Gtown

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Comments and opinions have flooded South African and international media in the wake of the SuperSport walkout incident on Saturday 19 May. With little information besides what was broadcast live, fans and politicians alike immediately took sides – either in support for or in opposition to Ashwin Willemse’s on-air actions. While national media continued to argue over the little information available, Grahamstown’s local rugby administrators and players have avoided any bandwagon. READ MORE…


Sports Minister cheers transformation targets

On Monday 7 May, the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Tokozile Xasa, released the Eminent Person’s Group (EPG) Transformation Report in Pretoria, which, among other important information, highlighted sporting codes that have met, or not met, their transformation targets. Additionally, the report highlighted the plan moving forward, stressing the need for continued transformation. READ MORE… 


Facebook controversy surrounds Super 12 semi-final

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The Super 12 semi-final between Swallows and Gardens that took place in East London last week was surrounded in controversy after the match, when a supporter took to Facebook after the game to criticise the officiating of the referee. The Facebook post, which contained severe racist remarks including the use of the “K-word”, alleged that the referee was supporting the Swallows and failed to uphold the rules of the game in a fair manner. READ MORE…

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