An “incident-free 2010 Inter-Varsity and boat race participation,” was the word from the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: academic and student affairs at Rhodes University last week.
Author: Busisiwe Hoho
A group of local residents took part in the Provincial Indigenous Games, hosted by OR Tambo Ditrict Municipality in Port St Johns, from Saturday 25 September to Sunday 26 September.The Grahamstown group, which was part of the Cacadu team at the provincial event, left on Friday, with staff from the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC).
An exhibition featuring the history of black rugby players and teams was launched at the Dakawa Centre on Heritage Day.
A little bit of Albany tennis history was made last week when the Sidbury Tennis Club hosted their last day of playing at the courts in the picturesque village of Sidbury.
An epic 10-day race between solar-powered cars travelling more than 4 000km across the length and breadth of South Africa, began in Pretoria last Thursday.
In support of national Heritage Day, Kingswood Junior held a fun run. The Wimpy Heritage Day Challenge took place on Sunday, with about 350 runners and walkers taking part plus a number of dogs also enjoying the walk.
The Grahamstown Cluster police stations held Heritage Day celebrations in advance last week in the Grahamstown Police Station’s quad. The event was organised by Captain Mali Govender and other police officers from the Grahamstown South African Police Services (SAPS) Women’s Network.
On Tuesday morning the residents of Mission, an area within Fingo Village, marched to the municipal buildings, protesting about the lack of service delivery in the area. “It’s been a long 16 years since we had voted for the new government, yet we are living in these conditions; our houses are dilapidated, there are no street lights and we still use the old bucket system which does not come for a long period, like now amabhaca [bucket toilet collectors] haven’t done their rounds for the past three weeks!” exclaimed Litha Madinda of the area’s street committee.
Dog and cat owners in Paterson, about 64km from Grahamstown, showed up in numbers at the local community hall for the annual SPCA Spay Day last Friday. The SPCA, an organisation known as Brothers Safari (www.brotherssafaris.com) and a group of professional veterinarians from the USA held a special day aimed at stabilising the pet population in the area.
Armed with test kits and a passion for learning, Khanya Maths and Science Club members embarked upon a watery adventure this weekend in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD). WWMD turns people’s attention to the importance of good, clean water as a natural resource through conducting basic monitoring tests of water bodies in your area.