Let's talk about it

Grocott’s Mail intends to host a debate about whether the name of Grahamstown should be changed or should remain as it is. The details about where and when the debate will take place were incomplete in last week’s edition of the newspaper, and we apologise for that oversight.

School girls trek from Namibia for charity

The physical and mental durability of fifteen Diocesan School for Girls pupils was recently put to the test in the school's ‘Fish-2-Fish Challenge’. The girls’ efforts were all for a good cause though, and raised R100 000 for a local school in need. Nick Hedley reports.


Local korfball heroes head to China

Grahamstown locals, Dinilesizwe Madikwa and Nomphelo Stuurman, are attending the Korfball World Championships to be held in China scheduled for October of this year.

Rhodent invited to Turkey

My name is Ros Limbo, a 19 year old Rhodes Student who has been invited to attend the 5th World Youth Conference in Turkye this July. As a BCom student it came as a shock that my idea was both considered and accepted as an I dea that could positively affect the world. However this great priviledge relises on me been able to buy my own ticket as well as pay for my own visa.

G’town lawyer joins New York Bar of Attorneys

Former Grahamstonian Dawn Mpati-Muchira was recently admitted to the New York Bar of Attorneys (NYB). She is the daughter of the Supreme Court of Appeal chairperson, Justice Lex Mpati.

Flying high

Rhodes University student Thandolwethu Zono, who recently received a sport scholarship to the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), has arrived safely in the USA and will soon begin training.

G’town district top achiever

“Work with what you have and make the most of it.” These are words of inspiration from Sakhumzi Nobebe, winner of Grahamstown district’s Top Achiever Award in the disadvantaged schools category for his outstanding performance in the 2009 matric exams.

Benjamin Mahlasela achieves 100% pass rate

 Benjamin Mahlasela Secondary School achieved a 100% pass rate in the recent matric exams, which principal Sandile Dude attributes to having a small matric class.

According to Dude, having a class of seven matric learners meant that teachers could provide more individual attention to the learners.

A local treasure turns 60

The Rotary Club of Grahamstown turned 60 recently, having received its charter from Rotary International on 19 October 1949.

The club had 22 members at the outset and has seldom exceeded 40 members, but it has always punched above its weight as one of the most active clubs in the country.