Four arrested in Hlalani rape

Four suspects have been detained in the Grahamstown police station after being arrested for alleged rape in the early hours of Saturday 13 September.

The incident took place at Hlalani township, where four girls were allegedly raped. Grahamstown Police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender said the suspects would appear in court next week.

Last chance for Makana

Makana Mayor Zamuxolo Peter says he's ready to face the music, after the municipality was formally placed under administration in a special cabinet meeting this morning.

Community media increases civic power

Highway Africa hosted a riveting discussion about the state of community media in engaging its audience on 7 September at Eden Grove Blue.Entitled Managing Social Media: Activating the “community” in community media, the panel discussion comprised Louise Vale, Zenzele Ndebele, Rachel Chikadaya and was chaired by Melanie Beth Oliviero.

Dan Gillmor on citizen media in the digital age

“I am jealous of you young journalists. Everything is possible in this age. This is yours to improve and evolve… I wish I was your age,” said Dan Gillmor at the keynote address, focusing on journalism for the people, by the people.

Blasts wreak havoc in Extension 6

PG Glass Grahamstown say they’re on standby to repair windows broken in last weekend’s explosions in Extension 6.