Makhanda students burn paper in protest against NSFAS

Three days of protest because allowances are now paid directly to landlords


Brief | 26 February 2024

Ayanda Kota, who dedicated his life to fighting for the underdog, has died

Chair of the Unemployed People’s Movement was Makhanda’s most prominent activist

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Obituary | 23 February 2024

Makhanda taps dry for days after water treatment works failure

An emergency shutdown left most of the city without any water for a few days this week


News | 22 February 2024

Amatola Water misses deadline to fix Makhanda’s water woes yet again

Upgrades to water treatment works more than six years behind schedule. New deadline is April 2024.


News | 24 January 2024

No clarity on when Makhanda will have a post office again

The post office closed in July


Brief | 2 November 2023

Mandela Park families approved a sample toilet in 2008. 15 years later, they’re still waiting for the rest

Residents of Eastern Cape informal settlement say they’re not going to vote unless they get their promised toilets


News | 1 November 2023

Right to Read campaign launches in Makhanda

Civil society and teachers join forces to make early-grade literacy a national priority


Brief | 20 October 2023

Makhanda households fed up with living in a sewage nightmare

Residents of Hooggenoeg and Scotts Farm say the sewer system has been dysfunctional for over a decade


News | 18 September 2023

Makhanda without a post office since July

People from the town and surrounding areas are having to travel to Port Alfred


News | 8 September 2023

Government must intervene in Intercape bus attacks

Judge “determined not to be misunderstood” in ordering transport minister, Eastern Cape MEC and police to take action


Law | 24 August 2023

Dysfunctional Makana municipality slammed by COGTA minister

Municipality spent just 58% of its budget says Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister


News | 11 August 2023

End to Makhanda’s water woes delayed yet again

Amatola Water says it expects the water interruptions in Makhanda to end by 30 August


News | 21 July 2023

Makhanda commuters ‘use the bush’ because taxi rank toilets have been closed for years

Councillor says she has asked the municipality for more public toilets in town


Brief | 30 June 2023

Makana suspends official over “irregular” water pump payment

This comes as Makhanda battles crippling water crisis


News | 29 June 2023

“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