Festival proves its worth

Businesses in Grahamstown appreciate the overall economic value of the National Arts Festival to the city, says Festival CEO Tony Lankester. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday 1 July ahead of the launch of the National Arts Festival, he addressed concerns by some business owners about the special Festival loadshedding arrangements.

Eskom power update

Eskom's load-shedding status is changing by the hour. Here's where we post their updates as we get them.

Top ten tips for frugal Fest

The National Arts Festival organisers have come up with some budget-friendly ideas to make sure you can get as much as you can out of the Festival without breaking the bank. You can read a full-length version of this article in Grocott's Mail this week, on 26 June.

Top 10 for SA Junior archers

There were no medals for the archery Junior Protea Squad at the 2015 Youth World Championships - but coach Lance Ho reckons it was the best performance yet from a junior team.

Schools win R67 million but the fight goes on

The Eastern Cape Education department has paid R67 million of the R82 million it was ordered to hand over to schools for unpaid teachers' salaries.