Articles for Loyiso Dyongman

“How are we going to survive without water?” asks protesting Rhodes University student

About 300 students joined Makhanda residents and civic movements in a march to City Hall to demand an end to the water crisis


News | 8 May 2023

Graaff-Reinet college closed by student protest

Students complain of delay in payment of NSFAS allowance


Brief | 24 April 2023

Gift of the Givers bring much-needed water to Makhanda homes

The taps have been dry in many high-lying areas for days, say residents, even though there’s water in the dams


News | 20 April 2023

Urgently needed Makhanda water project six years behind schedule

Original completion date for the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works upgrade was December 2017. It has now been moved to December 2023


News | 2 March 2023

Maggots have taken over the toilets in this neglected small town in Makana

Families in Riebeek East outside Makhanda are forced to relieve themselves in the bush


News | 21 February 2023

Makana has again failed to obey court order, says LRC

Progress clearing dumpsites has been made but “there is a long way to go”


Brief | 9 November 2022

Makhanda to provide serviced sites instead of houses

City unable to cope with rise in housing needs


Brief | 18 August 2022

“I had to borrow R60 for taxis to collect my R350 grant”

Long queues in Makhanda force beneficiaries of Social Relief of Distress grant to return several times


News | 4 August 2022

Makana water crisis worsens

Municipality silent as families resort to buying water from donkey cart owners


News | 20 May 2022

Court summons Education MEC over special needs school

MEC failed to comply with previous court ruling, says Judge


Brief | 10 May 2022

Despite rain, Makana municipality still cannot provide water consistently

Makhanda communities have had water shedding and cuts for over a year now

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News | 4 April 2022

Jobless trio clean Makhanda’s streets for free

“We can’t wait for the authorities to come and clean up”


News | 18 March 2022

Public schools shut down in Makhanda due to bungled payroll

School governing bodies say the education department failed to deliver stationery and did not pay teaching assistants


Brief | 16 February 2022

Makana municipality faces more court action over filth

Legal Resources Centre says municipality has failed to comply with September court order on waste management


Brief | 16 February 2022

Makana municipality defaults on Eskom debt

Struggling City fails to repay R7.5 million instalment


Brief | 31 January 2022

Elderly at risk as Eastern Cape Department of Social Development slashes funding

Imbumba Association for the Aged challenges spending cuts


News | 12 January 2022