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Top speaker for Freedom Day lecture

The Albany Museum has invited members of the public to a talk by political analyst Professor Somadoda Fikeni to mark Freedom Day. Titled 'Freedom in South Africa: Where are we and where are we heading to' at 11am on 25 April 2017.

Campus unions in wage action

A stream of cars returning from a graduation ceremony at the Monument on Thursday was met by around 300 Rhodes staff members picketing in Lucas Avenue during their lunch-hour.

Snakes alive...

In recent weeks, the Grahamstown Facebook page seems to be covered in pictures of snakes found by Grahamstown residents seeking assistance in dealing with the slithering intruders.

Police confiscate dagga ready to go in Fingo

The SAPS Grahamstown task team recently conducted an intelligence led operation and arrested man for possession of dagga and plantation of dagga in Fingo Village, according to police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender.

The Tripartite Alliance is now extinct

I write this column without prejudice and the intention is not to offend anyone.

Business as usual after factory fire

It's business as usual for the Birch's clothing factory in Grahamstown, despite a devastating fire on the eve of Rhodes University’s graduation. The company supplies hundreds of academic gowns for the six graduation ceremonies taking place at the Monument from tomorrow until Saturday. Meanwhile the family whose house on the adjacent property was gutted is picking up the pieces of their lives, as they struggle to get back on their feet.

Few jobs for graduates

With Rhodes University’s graduation ceremonies coming up next week and Worker’s Day barely a week further, this week’s column focuses on the issue of employment and unemployment.

Fighting crime on our doorstep, bringing respect

Preventing crime starts at home, believes Lieutenant-Colonel Martins Memani, head of Operational Support at the Grahamstown Police Station.

Protests come to Gtown

About 350 people joined in protest action against President Jacob Zuma on Church Square at lunchtime last Friday.

Big poaching bust in Port Alfred

Strange noises coming from a backpack in the car of a man caught speeding led an alert police officer to a two live animals and five dead ones being transported in the boot of a car passing through Port Alfred this morning.