Unsolved problem of Makana sewage leaks

Sewage and its proper removal is important. However, sewage breaks and spillages have been a chronic problem in Grahamstown for a number of years. "Approximately 30% of Grahamstown’s sewage goes untreated into the Kowie River.” On campus alone, there are sewage leaks in front of Courtenay-Latimer Hall and Botha House while last year, spills were … Continue reading Unsolved problem of Makana sewage leaks

Dear Mandela film sparks social movement

A screening of Dear Mandela had Rhodes University students and Grahamstown residents alike packed into the venue to watch it on Wednesday evening, as part of a nationwide showing of the film. The documentary tells the story of the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement, (ABM) which was started by residents of informal settlements in response to the government’s failure to … Continue reading Dear Mandela film sparks social movement

The bald woman: not just a fashion statement

“Why did you cut it?” Why not? “Are you sick?” Are you going through a crisis at university?” No. Just did it. For me. Three women. Three very different women. But with something distinctive in common. They all had their heads shaved. They all charted the previously unknown territory of feeling a breeze on their … Continue reading The bald woman: not just a fashion statement