2018 in pic­tures

Grocott's Mail - - YEAR IN PICS -

It has been an­other chal­leng­ing year for Makhanda: paral­ysed pub­lic ser­vices, a com­pro­mised wa­ter sup­ply, pro­lif­er­at­ing pot­holes, rivers of sewage, moun­tains of garbage, toxic dump fires, and threats from Eskom to turn off our power. But, as can be seen from the pic­tures on these pages, we are a city of ac­tive and joy­ful cit­i­zens, and there is much to build upon for the year ahead. Gro­cott’s Mail wishes all our read­ers a rest­ful and peace­ful fes­tive sea­son.

Photo:

Chris Hani Pri­mary pupils Sinothando Speel­man (Grade 4), Lilitha Mbekushe (Grade 5) and Lathitha Mak­ibi (Grade 4), all set for fun and learn­ing at the BASF Kids Lab in the Mon­u­ment foyer on Wed­nes­day 7 March. This photo was taken around 9am and their teacher Non­ceba Ngem­ntu ex­plained that they’d left Dor­drecht on a taxi eight hours ear­lier to spend their day in Gra­ham­stown at Scifest. Thou­sands of vis­i­tors, mostly school chil­dren, will have ex­pe­ri­enced work­shops, lec­tures and demon­stra­tions at the 2018 edi­tion of the an­nual event when it closes at the end of Tues­day 13 March.

Photo: Steven Lang

Vic­to­ria Girls High School hosted their fun sports day in Fe­bru­ary. Si­novuyo Dangazele sends down a de­liv­ery dur­ing a cricket match.

Photo: Steven Lang

As­to­naut Don Thomas with pupils from Nom­bulelo Se­condary School.

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