2018 in pictures
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.
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.
Victoria Girls High School hosted their fun sports day in February. Sinovuyo Dangazele sends down a delivery during a cricket match.
Astonaut Don Thomas with pupils from Nombulelo Secondary School.