The streets of Grahamstown came to life on Friday when St Andrew’s Prep held the first of its 125th birthday celebrations as they paraded from St Andrew’s Prep to Church Square. Preppies, old preppies, teachers and parents marched through town excitedly waving flags with the St Andrew’s crest printed on them accompanied by floats, vintage cars and a donkey cart.
When Grocott’s Mail visited Vukani township recently it heard complaints from residents who say crime is on the rise, but police are arguing that the opposite is true.
Makana Mayor Vumile Lwana said the findings by the office of the Auditor- General (AG) reveal that the municipality’s performance manage systems are not functional and that heads should roll.
Auditor-General Terence Nombembe has issued Makana Municipality with yet another adverse audit opinion as he found the council’s leave and bank records in disarray.
Wet wet wet World Wetlands Day is today, 2 February. You can fi nd a wetland at the coast (lagoons and mangrove swamps) or inland (connected to a lake or river system) or an entire swamp (like the incredible Okavango Swamps in Botswana).
I am sceptical of the idea of leadership, most especially when it is self-proclaimed. Look anywhere in the world, in any institution and you will be hard pressed to find leadership that does not accrue unnecessary privilege and power to itself.
The most important lesson anyone working in Africa needs to learn is that it’s all about the people – regardless of what business you’re in. The people of Africa are its greatest hope and resource so understanding the cultural complexities and norms of all our diverse people is the key to success in Africa. Rhodes can offer this key.
The recent controversy about an e.tv story featuring two criminals who threatened robbery and violence during the 2010 World Cup, has raised once again the controversial issue of whether journalists should have a right to protect their confi dential sources of information.
DOMESTIC workers who are employed at hotels or guest houses are invited to take part in a training workshop at the White House B&B in Miles Street on 6 February.
Janis Joplin once said that “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Most of us, even those of us with modest means, are not free because we have plenty to lose. Living in a society means we live with other people and we have to give up certain freedoms and make concessions in order to be able to live with our fellow citizens.