The assets of one of the oldest financial institutions in South Africa have passed the R1-billion mark. GBS Mutual Bank, formerly the Grahamstown Building Society, took eight years to grow its balance sheet from R500-million, a target it set in 2007.
Thousands of Rhodes students and staff, along with members of the Grahamstown community, gather each year and march the streets in the annual RU Silent Protest. This year the Silent Protest, an annual event since 2007, has a new organiser.
TEM Mrwetyana Secondary School continues to struggles with leaking sewage after almost five months. Before you reach the school's gate, you are overwhelmed by the unpleasant smell from the blocked drain.