The Gruffalo on your doorstep... Sisonke Yafele as the Snake, Ayanda Nondlwana as The Gruffalo and Mandisi Heshu as the Mouse in The Gruffalo. The South African version of the West End hit, which sold out at the Cape Town Fringe Festival, is coming to Port Alfred these coming holidays – and the National Arts Festival is giving away four sets of family (or four-person) tickets, exclusively to Grocott’s Mail readers. Read more inside Grocotts print edition! Photo: Nardus Engelbrecht

New power cut fears loom

Power utility Eskom has threatened to disconnect the electricity supply to Makana Municipality should the latter fail to stick to its existing payment plan; however, the municipality has devised a new plan to pay the Eskom debt to the tune of R58 million. 

Dam body case postponed to 2017

Murder accused Thembani "Zion Eyes" Onceya and his five co-accused appeared in the Grahamstown magistrate's court yesterday and their case was postponed to 23 January 2017.

Local pupils aim high

The Department of Education hosted their Achievers Awards for the Grahamstown District at the Settlers Monument on November 24.

Brawn goes to Brussels

Friday 25 November and Saturday’s 26 November UIBBN World Championships in Brussels saw the planet’s best natural bodybuilders pitted against one another in Brussels. Among them were two Grahamstown bodybuilders, Lesley Sauls and Ntsikelelo Xalabile. 

Struggle after fire destroys homes

In the past three months, fires have destroyed the homes of 15 families in separate incidents across Grahamstown. Makana Municipality informed Grahamstown Red Cross chairperson Annerie Wolmarans of the incidents in an attempt to get assistance for the families.