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

Makhanda literacy project shows dramatic results

Whistle Stop School pulls learners out of class for short periods to teach them to read


News | 28 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