‘Fest Prisoners’

Every year I work as a theatre technician at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. This year my venue was Commemoration (Commem) Church and because this is a church productions that were performed there had to have a celestial feel about them. There were orchestras, jazz bands, marimba groups; and then there were two prison groups Read more about ‘Fest Prisoners’[…]

Eastern Cape Schools Festival 2011

This year’s event took part on 16th & 17th May in the 1820 Settlers Monument. The VSA with sponsorship from the Schools Festival office had the privilege of taking fifteen awareNet learners from Grahamstown East (Benjamin Mahlasela Secondary School, Nathaniel Nyaluza High School, Nombulelo Secondary School & Ntsika Secondary School). It was two cold days Read more about Eastern Cape Schools Festival 2011[…]

Too many Grahamstown/Rhini schools threatened with closure

There is this sad, recurring trend of Grahamstown township schools being threatened with closure. This is even more unfortunate when you consider that the town holds a very important role in South African Black education. Nathaniel Nyaluza High School and Andrew Moyakhe Primary School are among the oldest schools in the Eastern Cape. It is Read more about Too many Grahamstown/Rhini schools threatened with closure[…]

RLabs Rhini’s visit to the LLiSA Conference

RLabs is a partner of the VSA. I work for the VSA and also happen to be the chairperson of the Grahamstown branch of RLabs called RLabs Rhini. RLabs is a living lab that works to rehabilitate ex-gangsters and ex-drug dealers. Here in Grahamstown we are going to focus on peer pressure because many matriculants Read more about RLabs Rhini’s visit to the LLiSA Conference[…]

About taxi fares, air planes, and twisted perceptions

In South Africa taxi associations do not pay taxis and from what I understand, they’re not really in awe of the government. For instance, if the government tries to introduce a bus system; they kick up a storm – until the proposed system is shelved or scraped. Hence they hike up their prices at will. Read more about About taxi fares, air planes, and twisted perceptions[…]