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Daily Dispatch
Mnquma fleeced of tens of millions of rands by politicians & businessmenPapers before the Grahamstown High Court have blown wide open the extent of cor
Daily Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Papers before the Grahamstown High Court have blown wide open the extent of corruption at Mnquma municipality which, an audit report suggests, has been fleeced of tens of millions of rands by politicians, officials and businessmen. Just three... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Grotesque profits of graftPapers before the Grahamstown High Court have blown wide open the extent of cor
Daily Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Papers before the Grahamstown High Court have blown wide open the extent of corruption at Mnquma municipality which, an audit report suggests, has been fleeced of tens of millions of rands by politicians, officials and businessmen. “For the full... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Plea for help after leopard attacks manfinally got off Mbilana, who escaped with wounds to his chin, arm and back. He
Daily Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
finally got off Mbilana, who escaped with wounds to his chin, arm and back. He immediately went to Settlers Hospital in Grahamstown, where he received stitches. “I can still smell it even today,” he told the Daily Dispatch from the veranda of... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Rough life for city’s homeless“I can’t complain. It’s not like I’m going to die.” Lockem, who said he grew u
Daily Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
“I can’t complain. It’s not like I’m going to die.” Lockem, who said he grew up in the suburb, did his national service in Grahamstown. “Then I heard [hairstylist] Nelson Restom was looking for apprentices and I worked for him for a year. I ended... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Contractors hit back at Labour MinisterLeading Grahamstown contractors CM Heunis and Roy Bowles, whose R80-million con
Daily Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
Leading Grahamstown contractors CM Heunis and Roy Bowles, whose R80-million construction of student residences at Rhodes university was criticised by the Deputy Minister of labour chief Phathekile Holomisa for allegedly subjecting employees to “life... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
ANC leader Ntutu pays up to save his assetsPicture: SINO MAJANGAZA / FILE The AFU and the Assets Forfeiture Investigation
Daily Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
Picture: SINO MAJANGAZA / FILE The AFU and the Assets Forfeiture Investigation of the Hawks obtained an order from the Grahamstown High Court last week to recoup R250 000 Sive Nombembe allegedly paid to Ntutu from the tender award. Ntutu told... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hawks Obtain Preservation Order for Mnquma Local Municipality Alleged Fraud and Corruptionof fraud, corruption and money laundering estimated at R3 million. The orders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
of fraud, corruption and money laundering estimated at R3 million. The orders were obtained on 03 October 2017 from the Grahamstown High Court. On Thursday all the affected parties alleged to be party to the gross fraud and corruption were... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
NPA and Hawks to attach Ntutu and Nombembe's assets 'to recoup taxpayers' monies'who was the municipality’s asset manager when the controversial tender was awar
Daily Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
who was the municipality’s asset manager when the controversial tender was awarded. The restraint order was granted by the Grahamstown High Court in favour of the AFU, NPA spokesman Luxolo Tyali said. AFU officials will swoop on two houses worth... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Thabo Mbeki On the Pope, the Bible, Mandela and His Successorsin the townships, the universities of the North and the Witwatersrand, St. Paul
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
in the townships, the universities of the North and the Witwatersrand, St. Paul's, the Anglican theological college in Grahamstown, and his service in various parishes as an ordained priest, which became part of the process of his... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Murder accused gets 18 years for brutal killingOne of five men accused of viciously torturing and murdering a Grahamstown man
Daily Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
One of five men accused of viciously torturing and murdering a Grahamstown man they believed had stolen the laptop of a prominent former Rhodes student, writer and activist was today sentenced to 18 years imprisonment. Siviwe Gqotholo, 30, hung his... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Minister stops ’life-threatening’ work at Rhodes– were flouting a number of safety regulations on the construction site of stud
Daily Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
– were flouting a number of safety regulations on the construction site of student residences at the university. The two Grahamstown contractors are some of the largest employers of unskilled labour in a town burdened by high unemployment. The... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Williamtown residents 'should get compo'she said in a statement on Monday. "Their concerns are real as there are now r
Adelaide Now / Posted 11 days ago
she said in a statement on Monday. "Their concerns are real as there are now reports that low-level contamination from the toxic fire-fighting chemicals has been detected in Grahamstown Dam, which is the Hunter's largest drinking water supply... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Williamtown residents 'should get compo'she said in a statement on Monday. "Their concerns are real as there are now r
The Courier Mail / Posted 11 days ago
she said in a statement on Monday. "Their concerns are real as there are now reports that low-level contamination from the toxic fire-fighting chemicals has been detected in Grahamstown Dam, which is the Hunter's largest drinking water supply... Read more
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News.com.au
Williamtown residents ‘should get compo’she said in a statement on Monday. "Their concerns are real as there are now r
News.com.au / Posted 11 days ago
she said in a statement on Monday. "Their concerns are real as there are now reports that low-level contamination from the toxic fire-fighting chemicals has been detected in Grahamstown Dam, which is the Hunter's largest drinking water supply... Read more
3 related articles
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Daily Dispatch
Pair sue nature reserve bossand crimen injuria, at the Qumrha Magistrate’s Court Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA
Daily Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
and crimen injuria, at the Qumrha Magistrate’s Court Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Grahamstown declined earlier this year to prosecute Krull on the same allegations, saying there was insufficient evidence in... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
MEC red-faced over non-existent school hostel earmarked for refurbishmentidentified for refurbishment last year: Thubalethu High School; Nomsa Frans Hig
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
identified for refurbishment last year: Thubalethu High School; Nomsa Frans High School; Riebeek East High School near Grahamstown; Makaula High School in Mount Frere; and Smuts Ndamase High School in Libode. Later Clarkebury High and... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Mbenenge seems to reach Judge President benchmarkApril for the same position, seemed to have provoked the ire of Chief Justice M
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
April for the same position, seemed to have provoked the ire of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng for not knowing why judges in Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth have not complied with directives on case flow management. Eastern Cape premier Phumulo... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Firearms stolen, traffic office in flamesSeven guns were stolen from the Eastern Cape provincial traffic department offi
Daily Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
Seven guns were stolen from the Eastern Cape provincial traffic department offices in Grahamstown on Saturday, and apparently the thieves who broke in also torched the place. SMOKING RUN: The Grahamstown Traffic Department building was torched in a... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Firearms stolen from traffic department, building set alightSeven state firearms were stolen when thieves broke into the Eastern Cape Provi
Daily Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
Seven state firearms were stolen when thieves broke into the Eastern Cape Provincial Traffic Department offices in Grahamstown and then set the Knight Street building alight on Saturday morning. Six computers and a server, including mainframe server... Read more
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The Mercury News
On the Dry Side: Faucaria tuberculosa — attractive ice plant from South Africanature, Faucaria tuberculosa is found in the south-central part of South Africa
The Mercury News / Posted 20 days ago
nature, Faucaria tuberculosa is found in the south-central part of South Africa, in an inland area to the north of Grahamstown. Rainfall there is mainly in the summer, but in cultivation plants can take winter rainfall as long as the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sterling Work By SAPS Members Resulted in Successful Conviction of Three Accusedthat three offenders were removed from our communities. On 8 September 2017, t
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
that three offenders were removed from our communities. On 8 September 2017, the three accused were found guilty in the Grahamstown High Court on housebreaking with the intent to rob, robbery aggravating and kidnapping. This follows an incident... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Panayiotou trial: Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in State's crosshairssting operations, he did not have the mandate to authorise such an operation, a
News 24 South Africa / Posted 22 days ago
sting operations, he did not have the mandate to authorise such an operation, as this had been delegated to fellow DDPP in Grahamstown, Advocate Malherbe Marais. Under cross-examination from State Advocate Marius Stander, Gounden told the court on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
DTI Takes Outreach Campaign to GrahamstownThe Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will take its services and products
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will take its services and products to the community of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape on Thursday. Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Bulelani Magwanishe on Wednesday said the Taking the dti to the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'80s Alternative Media Laid Tradition of Unapologetic Truth-Tellingon 5 November 1987, but was gagged and restricted to the magisterial district o
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
on 5 November 1987, but was gagged and restricted to the magisterial district of Port Elizabeth. Cartoon by Derek Bauer. Grahamstown was a microcosm of the rest of the country - on fire with consumer and school boycotts, weekly political... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Zim: Reflections on tribalismGrandfather – G W Cross came out to South Africa in a sailing boat and took up
New Zimbabwe / Posted 23 days ago
Grandfather – G W Cross came out to South Africa in a sailing boat and took up the pastorate of a small Baptist Church in Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape. He never returned to Ireland and died in South Africa. All his working life in South Africa... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Fani free from chargeswithout even testifying. The decision to fire me was communicated to me through
Daily Dispatch / Posted 24 days ago
without even testifying. The decision to fire me was communicated to me through an e-mail and it was based on the flawed Grahamstown High Court judgment which was later overturned and nullified by the Supreme Court of Appeal. “I feel vindicated... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Much of R4m plush home to be demolished: Unlawfully built sections of mansion must go, court orders businessmana total of 71.83% of the erf. In terms of zoning regulations, the structure sho
Daily Dispatch / Posted 27 days ago
a total of 71.83% of the erf. In terms of zoning regulations, the structure should not cover more than 50%. The Burrows’ Grahamstown-based attorney Mark Nettelton yesterday confirmed that Ntlikithi had also agreed to an interdict in terms of... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Niece stabbing accused dies waiting for hospital bedCourt, where presiding magistrate Nceba Madiba ordered that he be taken to the
Daily Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
Court, where presiding magistrate Nceba Madiba ordered that he be taken to the Fort England psychiatric hospital in Grahamstown for evaluation. But instead he was kept in the King William’s Town prison for nine months as he waited for a bed... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Constitution at risk – Manuel : Its premise was to honour people like Neil Aggettin check, warns former finance minister Trevor Manuel. Delivering the annual N
Daily Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
in check, warns former finance minister Trevor Manuel. Delivering the annual Neil Aggett memorial lecture at independent Grahamstown school Kingswood College, Manuel said it became clear the country was in trouble when the Constitutional Court... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Sizani 'ghost teachers' fraud case postponed, againthe application. Following the recusal dismissal, defence advocate, Johan Wess
News 24 South Africa / Posted 28 days ago
the application. Following the recusal dismissal, defence advocate, Johan Wessels, filed papers for a review at the Grahamstown High Court. Sizani's case was set down to be heard in July this year, but was unable to proceed as the defence... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Trevor Manuel says courts holding govt executive arms in checkin check, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel. Delivering the annual Ne
Daily Dispatch / Posted 29 days ago
in check, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel. Delivering the annual Neil Aggett memorial lecture at independent Grahamstown school Kingswood College, Manuel warned that South Africa faced a major problem when its courts proclaimed that... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
MEC appeals payout to pupilEastern Cape MEC for education, Mandla Makupula has appealed against a Grahamst
Daily Dispatch / Posted 30 days ago
Eastern Cape MEC for education, Mandla Makupula has appealed against a Grahamstown Magistrate’s Court order to pay close to R140000 for damages and future medical costs to a pupil who was kicked by a teacher. The incident happened in 2014 at Mary... Read more
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SciDev.net
Initiative to build African science journalism capacity[GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA] A two-year programme has been launched to build the
SciDev.net / Posted a month ago
[GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA] A two-year programme has been launched to build the capacity of science journalists and improve science coverage in Africa. It was launched this month (1 September), recognising the important role of science journalism in... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Putting Africa 1st on the map: Rhodes student’s proudly African designs in demandhis dream and assisted with the capital to officially register his company. Fi
Daily Dispatch / Posted 1 months ago
his dream and assisted with the capital to officially register his company. First on the list was sourcing a team of local Grahamstown tailors who were tasked with stitching the clothes. From there, Dladla sourced a branding company. Not long... Read more

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