Despite the abuse regularly heaped upon local municipal councillors for incompetence, corruption and a general failure in service delivery, it is remarkable how often, following scrutiny, it is the various departments at provincial level which are found to have failed to pay the municipalities to deliver these services.
Author: Busisiwe Hoho
The existing parts of Rhodes University’s library which are being refurbished are scheduled to be completed by 18 December.
On 28 November the House of Traditional Leaders undertook the commemoration of the Transkei Rebellion of 1880 and 1881 with the participation of the 6SAI Battalion soldiers under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Roy Gowar and Lieutenant Colonel Martin Gopane.
National and international artists are yet again offered an opportunity to showcase their many talents during next year’s National Arts Festival.
Xanthe Geyer, a Rhodes Fine Art Masters student created a nostalgic moment for art lovers at the 1820 Settlers Monument last week. In her Masters exhibition entitled Vergenoeg, named after her family’s farm in the Free State (and which in Afrikaans means “far enough”) Geyer explores her family’s heritage through old black and white photographs.
The Rotary Club of Grahamstown turned 60 recently, having received its charter from Rotary International on 19 October 1949. The club had 22 members at the outset and has seldom exceeded 40 members, but it has always punched above its weight as one of the most active clubs in the country.
The Albany Karate Academy, Joza Karate Academy, Makana Karate Academy and Rhodes University Karate Club recently held their end-of-year gradings in Grahamstown from 18 to 28 November.