Gerard du Plessis (white hat) and Sherwin Abrahams paint colourful characters on to the walls of the brand-new office of the children’s park that Grahamstown resident Cecil Solomon has built on a former illegal dumping site opposite the Currie Street Community Library. When Grocott’s Mail visited the site last Friday, wild olives and other trees had been planted and a small covered stadium was in place opposite the swings, slides and seesaws. Photo: Sue Maclennan

Premier plays to new tune

In a political climate where there is a severe lack of trust, South Africa needs to build leaders who are true to their word and who listen to the aspirations of its people. 

Promotion for officer

Sergeant Ansja McKenzie has received her sergeant rank from the Station Commander of Alexandria, Lt Col Brenda Froehlik, another momentous moment for the cluster. 

Rhodes student in court

The case of a Rhodes student arrested on Tuesday 18 October in the university’s main administration building was postponed until today in the magistrate’s court in Grahamstown.

Vote for your team for the New Year’s Cup 2016

Grahamstown will play host to the New Year’s Cup 2016 soccer tournament, and the call is out for residents to vote for their team.

Protest over contracts and pay

The National Health and Education Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the Grahamstown and Port Alfred Community Health Care workers held a peaceful march from Joza Location, via Fingo Square, to hand over a memorandum to the Makana District Office of Health on Tuesday 18 October.