Community

Pro Carmine raises rafters

Pro Carmine’s concert at Nelm recently raised over R3 000 for Project Read, a literacy programme run by the Lebone Centre.

Body found in Grahamstown dam

The identity of the person whose body was found floating in Zion Dam in Extension 6 this morning Wednesday 5 October has not yet been established, nor has the cause of his death.

Rhodes classes on hold again

The Rhodes Student Representative Council warned this evening that fragmentation of the student body in the call for free education for the poor weakened and compromised the movement.

Students call for halt to classes

The Rhodes University Student Representative Council (SRC) has today called for the suspension of academic activities at the institution following students' unhappiness with government's announcement of an eight percent fee increase.

Police officer stabbed to death

A 32-year-old man who allegedly stabbed to death a Grahamstown police officer in Sun City, Grahamstown, on Saturday will remain in jail until next Monday.

Hospital staff return to work

Striking staff at Fort England Hospital returned to work yesterday afternoon following a meeting with Department of Health officials. This came after two days that saw specialist clinical staff in the kitchens preparing meals for patients under police guard, as strikers threatening to close down the facility unless CEO Roger Walsh was axed.

Polar Plungers do it again

Around 25 determined people were brave enough to take the plunge and dive into Grey Dam this morning to mark the Winter Solstice.

Cops catch suspected tyre thief

Swift action from patrolling Grahamstown police officers led to the arrest of a suspect who had allegedly stolen all four tyres of one of the cars belonging to a local driving school.

For the joy of Afrikaans

Around 60 Afrikaans community leaders from around South Africa will converge on Grahamstown this weekend for the biannual national conference of the Rapportryers - and Strauss de Jager reckons it's going to be a jorl.

Parking meeting positive, say businesses

Grahamstown businesses owners said they were happy after their meeting with Hedraweb, the implementing agent for Grahamstown's new parking system, and Makana Municipality, at the Grand Hotel on Friday 11 March.