Fixing the lines: a tall order

A major upgrade of electrical lines between the Howieson's Poort pump station and the Waainek water treatment works will mean fewer water outages in Grahamstown by early next year.

A series of localised electricity shutdowns is planned in the next few months to repair and refurbish the overhead electrical lines serving one of Grahamstown's two water sources.

Municipal spokesperson Yoliswa Ramokolo said this was part of a Crisis Intervention Project aimed at reducing the risk of water interruptions arising from infrastructure breakdown.

Justice for teenager raped on Christmas day

Two Port Alfred men charged with raping a 14-year-old girl on Christmas Day last year were both sentenced to life in prison at the Grahamstown High Court this week.

No petrol at BP Grahamstown

Rough seas off Port Elizabeth have resulted in a petrol shortage at some Grahamstown outlets during the past two days.

UP4Debate - Are Exams the Best Way to Assess Our Students?

As exam time in Grahamstown looms, anxiety increases amongst local students. With this in mind, Up4Debate asks: are exams really the best form of assessment?

Community project targets youth

Umathathi training project is going out of its way to make sure that the unemployed youth of Grahamstown give back to their communities while learning new skills in a ground-breaking project that looks at all aspects of their lives.