Articles for Loyiso Dyongman

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

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

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

Foundation honouring Uyinene Mrwetyana kicks off with programme for boys

The foundation’s aim is to foster responsible and compassionate young men through sports as a strategy to combat gender-based violence and femicide.


Brief | 15 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

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