Embizweni is a website established by a group of Grahamstown-based journalists who are concerned about public life in Makana – citizen safety, essential services like water, electricity, sanitation and roads, shared public resources and spaces, welfare, human rights, and much more.
We have created Embizweni as a meeting place for the active citizens of Makana. As journalists, we will produce well-researched articles about common public issues, but it does not end there. We hope Embizweni will become a public meeting place where you – as active citizens of Makana – can exchange views and information about our shared public life.
We invite your comments and urge you to tell us about your experience of living here. This is a forum for you as citizens to exercise your rights to freedom of speech and social accountability.
We have close ties with various civic organisations across town such as the Public Service Accountability Monintor PSAM, a unique online monitoring project, called MobiSam, and we also follow a citizen Facebook group called Grahamstown Municipal Services Outage Reporting.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment.
Tweet us using @EmbizweniMakana and the hashtag #Embizweni
Let’s talk, Makana.