Who's who

Welcome to Embizweni – a meeting place for Makana

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.

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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.

Both MobiSAM and PSAM host highly effective Facebook sites: PSAM and MobiSAM.

You can email us at embizweni.grahamstown@gmail.com or post a comment.

Tweet us using @EmbizweniMakana  and the hashtag #Embizweni

Let’s talk, Makana.


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