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Mail & Guardian
Catch The Firebird on its way to LACAPE TOWN, May 30 (ANA) – Janni Younge’s production of The Firebird will open i
Catch The Firebird on its way to LA
Mail & Guardian / Posted 12 hours ago
CAPE TOWN, May 30 (ANA) – Janni Younge’s production of The Firebird will open in Cape Town and pop in at Grahamstown before turning the tables on that big, brassy exporter of showbiz, LA, with a run at the Hollywood Bowl, where the production will be... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Mthatha’s own funny man looks to promote comedyto ever win the popular audience choice prize at last year’s Comics’ Choice Awa
Mthatha’s own funny man looks to promote comedy
Daily Dispatch / Posted yesterday
to ever win the popular audience choice prize at last year’s Comics’ Choice Awards, and on Saturday Sigcau was wowing a Grahamstown crowd at the city hall. Born in Ikwezi Township in Mthatha before relocating to the neighbouring Mbuqe Extension... Read more
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examiner.com
Living fossils defy evolutionAfrica) who wrote a letter to Dr. J.L.B. Smith, a chemistry professor and ichth
Living fossils defy evolution
examiner.com / Posted 4 days ago
Africa) who wrote a letter to Dr. J.L.B. Smith, a chemistry professor and ichthyologist at Rhodes University in nearby Grahamstown. South Africa. He became convinced after studying this specimen that it was a coelacanth. In his book, Old... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
All braced for some heat in the title battleson Sunday. NMBPA secretary Sibongile Nkebe paid tribute to the local municipal
All braced for some heat in the title battles
Daily Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
on Sunday. NMBPA secretary Sibongile Nkebe paid tribute to the local municipality for its involvement in the tournament. Grahamstown boxing sensation Mziwoxlo Ndwayana will be one of the headline acts when the nelson mandela Bay Boxing Promoters... Read more
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iol.co.za
Panayiotou’s ex-bouncer makes damning revelationshis affidavit Vosloo said that he was approached by the investigating officer L
Panayiotou’s ex-bouncer makes damning revelations
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
his affidavit Vosloo said that he was approached by the investigating officer Lieutenant Kanna Swanepoel at the Grahamstown High Court during the time in which Panayiotou brought an application to appeal the decision by Magistrate... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Jayde's fingers crushed in car boot lockAbigail Beeton first denied him bail following a protracted application between
Jayde's fingers crushed in car boot lock
News 24 South Africa / Posted 5 days ago
Abigail Beeton first denied him bail following a protracted application between May and June 2015. He then appealed the decision in the Eastern Cape High Court in Grahamstown, which dismissed his appeal. The application would continue on... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Panayiotou case hits yet another snagfirst denied Panayiotou bail following a protracted application between May and
Panayiotou case hits yet another snag
News 24 South Africa / Posted 6 days ago
first denied Panayiotou bail following a protracted application between May and June 2015. He appealed the decision in the Grahamstown High Court, which dismissed it. In November last year, Panayiotou filed a new bail application, but later... Read more
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iol.co.za
Africa Day is an opportunity to foster real unityis so united, then why we do not recognise each other as people from the same m
Africa Day is an opportunity to foster real unity
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
is so united, then why we do not recognise each other as people from the same motherland? During the xenophobic attacks in Grahamstown last year, I was told to run for my life because the mob from downtown is coming to loot all foreign stores and... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Elite Bingo loses bid for King, Uitenhage premises’ licencescourt bid to review and set aside the award of bingo licences to two other comp
Elite Bingo loses bid for King, Uitenhage premises’ licences
Daily Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
court bid to review and set aside the award of bingo licences to two other companies in King William’s Town and Uitenhage. Grahamstown High Court Judge Jeremy Pickering found that the Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board had been scrupulously... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Christopher Panayiotou in third attempt for bailbail following an application between May and June 2015. Panayiotou’s lawyers
Christopher Panayiotou in third attempt for bail
News 24 South Africa / Posted 6 days ago
bail following an application between May and June 2015. Panayiotou’s lawyers then took the matter to the High Court in Grahamstown. The application was dismissed. In November last year, Panayiotou filed a new application for bail, but later... Read more
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iol.co.za
Riders on the stormit’s all there: racism, sexism, abuse… and he runs on. It all started when he
Riders on the storm
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
it’s all there: racism, sexism, abuse… and he runs on. It all started when he wrote a two-hander, Guarding Mrs Gumede, for Grahamstown: “I thought I would do them a favour and keep it small,” he says, checking the boxes for all today’s... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
EC court rules against animal rights groupbehind,” it said. But the NSPCA alleges the operation was flawed from the star
EC court rules against animal rights group
Daily Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
behind,” it said. But the NSPCA alleges the operation was flawed from the start and had issued proceedings out of the Grahamstown High Court against Withers, as well as Elephants of Eden – which no longer exists – and the Eastern Cape... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Mda’s stories force way outsay: ‘I have an interesting story to tell. Narrate me.’ And I do.” He stops ta
Mda’s stories force way out
Daily Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
say: ‘I have an interesting story to tell. Narrate me.’ And I do.” He stops talking briefly to order his breakfast at the Grahamstown B&B where he is staying. “Cornflakes and milk, please. It is all I want today.” He turns his attention away from... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
They ‘have a way of blackmailing’see those items back in the cells tomorrow. Most times the culprits are our own
They ‘have a way of blackmailing’
Daily Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
see those items back in the cells tomorrow. Most times the culprits are our own officials,” said Breakfast. lRecently, a Grahamstown correctional centre female official was caught with dagga in her lunch box during a routine search of staff at... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
No props, just sweat and talentand has not seen the piece, which Buthelezi has been developing since 2013. Bu
No props, just sweat and talent
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 days ago
and has not seen the piece, which Buthelezi has been developing since 2013. But plans are afoot to bring him to Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival, in July, at which the piece will be showcased. It is Buthelezi's first... Read more
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iol.co.za
Stepping up - not counting the coststars of the day. One was Irishwoman Clare Goodlatte. Dubbed “the red nun”, she
Stepping up - not counting the cost
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
stars of the day. One was Irishwoman Clare Goodlatte. Dubbed “the red nun”, she had left her Anglican religious order in Grahamstown to settle in Woodstock. Over time she donned the ideological colours of the Trotskyite-aligned Workerist Party... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Sick magistrate means another delay in Panayiotou caseand June 2015. Panayiotou’s lawyers Alwyn Griebenouw, Terry Price, SC, and Mik
Sick magistrate means another delay in Panayiotou case
News 24 South Africa / Posted 11 days ago
and June 2015. Panayiotou’s lawyers Alwyn Griebenouw, Terry Price, SC, and Mike Hellens, SC, then took the matter to the Grahamstown High Court. Their application was dismissed. In November last year, Panayiotou filed a new application for bail,... Read more
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iol.co.za
More delays in Panayiotou’s third bail bidwere established in the defence’s case. “It was my understanding that the head
More delays in Panayiotou’s third bail bid
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
were established in the defence’s case. “It was my understanding that the heads of argument used at the appeal court in Grahamstown would form part of the documentation supplied to court. It is clear today [Thursday] that it does not form part... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
EC plans 19 name changesAnyone with objections to the official renaming of Grahamstown to Makhanda or P
EC plans 19 name changes
Daily Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
Anyone with objections to the official renaming of Grahamstown to Makhanda or Peddie to Ngqushwa should write an objection to the provincial geographical names committee by next month. The Eastern Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee... Read more
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iol.co.za
Zanzibar is magic, but Paris stole my heartAmsterdam. And New York. Even though I haven’t been to New York, I just know I’
Zanzibar is magic, but Paris stole my heart
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
Amsterdam. And New York. Even though I haven’t been to New York, I just know I’m going to love it. One day. Does Grahamstown count? I’ll be taking a host of new shows to the National Arts Festival in July. I’m hoping we’ll shoot a new... Read more
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Eye Witness News
#CampusRape: Universities call on survivors to come forwardthe issue of rape culture under the spotlight again, forcing institutions to st
#CampusRape: Universities call on survivors to come forward
Eye Witness News / Posted 12 days ago
the issue of rape culture under the spotlight again, forcing institutions to stop being complacent. Protests broke out in Grahamstown last month, after a controversial list was released on social media naming eleven alleged rapists at Rhodes... Read more
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iol.co.za
Priest tried to rape me, says female reverendAustralia.” In another shocking revelation, Major claimed that another reveren
Priest tried to rape me, says female reverend
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
Australia.” In another shocking revelation, Major claimed that another reverend tried to rape her twice while they were in Grahamstown. The alleged attacks happened more than a decade ago, but she only reported it to police in January this... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MEC Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba - Northern Cape Sport, Arts and Culture Budget Vote 2016be assisting four Production Companies who will be showcasing their Theatre pro
MEC Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba - Northern Cape Sport, Arts and Culture Budget Vote 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
be assisting four Production Companies who will be showcasing their Theatre productions at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown during June and July 2016. The following groups will fly the Northern Cape flag at the Festival: We wish them... Read more
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Eye Witness News
‘The law favours perpetrators in cases of gender violence’the issue of rape culture under the spotlight again, forcing institutions to st
‘The law favours perpetrators in cases of gender violence’
Eye Witness News / Posted 13 days ago
the issue of rape culture under the spotlight again, forcing institutions to stop being complacent. Protests broke out in Grahamstown last month, after a controversial list was released on social media naming eleven alleged rapists at Rhodes... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Tips on how to do the Grahamstown Arts Festivalcelebrations‚ but arriving without a plan has couch-surfing consequences. Orga
Tips on how to do the Grahamstown Arts Festival
Daily Dispatch / Posted 13 days ago
celebrations‚ but arriving without a plan has couch-surfing consequences. Organisers of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown have come with information on how to make the most of the experience‚ running from 30 June-10 July 2016. There... Read more
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Eye Witness News
NPA may lay additional charges against alleged UCT rapistseveral Rhodes University students demonstrated last month. They’ve demanded e
NPA may lay additional charges against alleged UCT rapist
Eye Witness News / Posted 13 days ago
several Rhodes University students demonstrated last month. They’ve demanded eleven alleged rapists be removed from the Grahamstown Campus and want security to be beefed up there. The University of the Western Cape's Student Representative... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Panayiotou blames State witness for hit in new bail bidAbigail Beeton initially refused him bail in June 2015. His lawyers took the ma
Panayiotou blames State witness for hit in new bail bid
News 24 South Africa / Posted 14 days ago
Abigail Beeton initially refused him bail in June 2015. His lawyers took the matter to the Eastern Cape High Court in Grahamstown, which dismissed their application. In November, Panayiotou filed a new application for bail, but later withdrew... Read more
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iol.co.za
Panayiotou defence pins murder plot on witnesssince his arrest last year. He was initially denied bail in the Port Elizabeth
Panayiotou defence pins murder plot on witness
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
since his arrest last year. He was initially denied bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court and then again in the Grahamstown High Court where he appealed that decision. His first attempt for bail was denied by Magistrate Abigail Beeton.... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
There’s a yawning gap on opinions about wearing PJs to the shopsat airports as well!” Thule Zwane admitted that she herself had once been a cu
There’s a yawning gap on opinions about wearing PJs to the shops
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 14 days ago
at airports as well!” Thule Zwane admitted that she herself had once been a culprit when she said: “For me‚ it started in Grahamstown when I studied there. Once out‚ I had to re-educate myself. Most of us did it as university students. But once... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Soar with Eagles this weekendStrandloop by Norman Morrissey. It is his new collection of 261 poems. Tonight
Soar with Eagles this weekend
Daily Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
Strandloop by Norman Morrissey. It is his new collection of 261 poems. Tonight the launch is at the Eastern Star Gallery in Grahamstown and on Saturday at the The Ecology Shrine in Hogsback. Contact Diana Graham 045-962-1136/ Nelm at 046 622... Read more
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iol.co.za
48 witnesses in Panayiotou murder trialsince his arrest last year. He was initially denied bail in the Port Elizabeth
48 witnesses in Panayiotou murder trial
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
since his arrest last year. He was initially denied bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court and then again in the Grahamstown High Court when he appealed that decision. His first attempt for bail was denied by Magistrate Abigail Beeton.... Read more
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iol.co.za
Panayiotou to make third attempt for bailsince his arrest last year. He was initially denied bail in the Port Elizabeth
Panayiotou to make third attempt for bail
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
since his arrest last year. He was initially denied bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court and then again in the Grahamstown High Court when he appealed that decision. Stander read out the charges against the three men which include... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Magwa tea estate fights to stay afloatstate’s books. Efforts to obtain an update from Voight last week were unsucces
Magwa tea estate fights to stay afloat
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
state’s books. Efforts to obtain an update from Voight last week were unsuccessful. Voight is obligated to report to the Grahamstown High Court on his work to turn around the ailing tea business near Lusikisiki. Eastern Cape Rural Development... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Police On Sentence for Port Elizabeth CriminalHe immediately alerted detectives at Bethelsdorp who started acting on the info
Police On Sentence for Port Elizabeth Criminal
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
He immediately alerted detectives at Bethelsdorp who started acting on the information. The taxi was pulled over by SAPS Grahamstown members. Dikana was again found in possession of three firearms (9mm pistol, .38 revolver and a 7.65 revolver).... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
‘Calmer’ poet’s NAF show will still hit homeFestival (NAF) next month. The poet, who is not shy to voice her opinions on a
‘Calmer’ poet’s NAF show will still hit home
Daily Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
Festival (NAF) next month. The poet, who is not shy to voice her opinions on anything and anyone, is currently based in Grahamstown, where she is studying for a masters degree after being awarded the Andrew Mellon foundation... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Who will put down the toilet seat at Wits?to introduce gender neutral restrooms across campus #WIN @WitsSRC”. The Univer
Who will put down the toilet seat at Wits?
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 18 days ago
to introduce gender neutral restrooms across campus #WIN @WitsSRC”. The University of Cape Town and Rhodes University in Grahamstown both announced in 2014 that they had rubber-stamped pee-for-all toilets. UCT said then the move was aimed at... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Alert guard thwarts Rhodes University arson bidWim Pretorius, News24 Grahamstown – The University of Rhodes said that there w
Alert guard thwarts Rhodes University arson bid
News 24 South Africa / Posted 19 days ago
Wim Pretorius, News24 Grahamstown – The University of Rhodes said that there was an arson attempt at the campus on Thursday morning. Sizwe Mabizela, the university's Vice-Chancellor, said in a statement that two fires were started at the south... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Suspected arson attempt at Rhodes UniversityCampus security at Rhodes University in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape smother
Suspected arson attempt at Rhodes University
Daily Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
Campus security at Rhodes University in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape smothered two fires on Thursday morning at the university’s main administration building. Vice chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela called the incident‚ which took place around 6.45am‚... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
NSPCA angry that untraceable elephant handlers won’t be brought to bookCruelty to Animals (NSPCA) on Thursday said it was disappointed by the decision
NSPCA angry that untraceable elephant handlers won’t be brought to book
Daily Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) on Thursday said it was disappointed by the decision by the director of public prosecutions in Grahamstown not to prosecute the directors of the Brian Boswell Circus and its former elephant trainers. The manager of the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Suspected arson attempt at Rhodes Universitycouncil chambers‚ are believed to have been started with an inflammable substan
Suspected arson attempt at Rhodes University
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 19 days ago
council chambers‚ are believed to have been started with an inflammable substance. The police and the fire department in Grahamstown are investigating the fires‚ Mabizela said. “The University condemns all forms of violence‚ arson and... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Laughter across the language barrierSelf-proclaimed Xhosa language activist Tsepiso Nzayo is bringing comedy back t
Laughter across the language barrier
Daily Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
Self-proclaimed Xhosa language activist Tsepiso Nzayo is bringing comedy back to Grahamstown when he returns to the city for one night only. The Tsepiso and Friends Comedy Night show is the comedian’s way of introducing his friends and also to bring... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
In Universities, a Ritalin a Day Keeps the Failure AwayConcerta and Ritalin would that make me a drug dealer? -- tii. (@Tii_Rams) Jun
In Universities, a Ritalin a Day Keeps the Failure Away
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Concerta and Ritalin would that make me a drug dealer? -- tii. (@Tii_Rams) June 2, 2014 Sinead Francis*, 21, BA student, Grahamstown Have people tried to sell me Ritalin at Rhodes? Yes! I've sold it for people too. In my case, taking it made me... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Nathi Mthethwa - Arts and Culture Dept Budget Vote 20162016/17 to incorporate literary works in all South African languages. As the m
Minister Nathi Mthethwa - Arts and Culture Dept Budget Vote 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
2016/17 to incorporate literary works in all South African languages. As the museum moves into its brand new facilities in Grahamstown, there will be additional space and programmes to promote the literary heritage of all our languages. Language... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Rights activist accused of abuseabuse during their year-long relationship. Ferguson yesterday said she was alr
Rights activist accused of abuse
Daily Dispatch / Posted 20 days ago
abuse during their year-long relationship. Ferguson yesterday said she was already preparing to step down and leave Grahamstown when the allegations surfaced. “I was quite surprised when the allegations came to light,” she said when... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Court rules ex-Bok may keep valuable Cape buffalo herdsafari operator Hennie le Roux will keep valuable Cape buffalo that once ranged
Court rules ex-Bok may keep valuable Cape buffalo herd
Daily Dispatch / Posted 21 days ago
safari operator Hennie le Roux will keep valuable Cape buffalo that once ranged at the Thomas Baines Nature Reserve near Grahamstown. The Grahamstown High Court has refused the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) leave to appeal a... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Teacher wins big fight against top bank, other firmsThe Grahamstown High Court has restored ownership of a King William’s Town home
Teacher wins big fight against top bank, other firms
Daily Dispatch / Posted 22 days ago
The Grahamstown High Court has restored ownership of a King William’s Town home to a retired teacher who lost it when she fell victim to a fraudulent reverse mortgage scheme. A King William’s Town teacher has won a big fight against a top bank Some... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Bad weather blamed for spate of accidents that cost 22 livesMore than 20 people, including a soldier based in Grahamstown, lost their lives
Bad weather blamed for spate of accidents that cost 22 lives
Daily Dispatch / Posted 22 days ago
More than 20 people, including a soldier based in Grahamstown, lost their lives on roads across the province at the weekend. Scores more were injured, some critically. AFTER SHOCK: This was the scene of one of the numerous accidents in the Eastern... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
'Blessers' are sugar daddies exploiting young women – Young Communist Leaguewomen, in exchange for money and related favours.” Commenting on the recent an
'Blessers' are sugar daddies exploiting young women – Young Communist League
News 24 South Africa / Posted 23 days ago
women, in exchange for money and related favours.” Commenting on the recent anti-rape protests at Rhodes University in Grahamstown and on the issue in general, the YCLSA said it was "society’s duty to teach all young men, both old and young,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Gang violence bares the truth of lost generationin the destruction of family structures and the filling of this void by gangs.
Gang violence bares the truth of lost generation
iol.co.za / Posted 24 days ago
in the destruction of family structures and the filling of this void by gangs. His career took him to Rhodes University in Grahamstown, where he did a PhD on Ruth First and ended up running the department of journalism, before leaving to enter... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Working together for the benefit of allopportunities for marginalised people Picture: SHARLI PAPHITIS For years, ever
Working together for the benefit of all
Daily Dispatch / Posted 24 days ago
opportunities for marginalised people Picture: SHARLI PAPHITIS For years, everyone from young children to the elderly in Grahamstown and beyond have benefitted from a community engagement (CE) initiative that provides the marginalised with... Read more
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