Coming Up This Weekend

Wonderful rainstorm Wednesday. Looking forward to weekend.

As Sue Waugh (Director, Makana Tourism) says, Grahamstown going to be chock-a-block action this weekend. Thank you Sue for info below.

May the 4th be with you.

– Kingswood College 40th Reunion. Weekend activities kick off Friday night. Rugby vs Hudson Park on Saturday. Enjoy!

– Albany Club 123rd AGM: All welcome. That’ll be a riot. Suggest you wear drinking boots.
– Table Too goes Italian in May at 16 Donkin St. Friday and Saturday. I’m looking forward to that first-time treat!
– Jonny Luck promoting his debut album, “The Watering Hole Stories”, a collection of tales and truths from the bar counter at SSS 19 New Street.
– Jedi Mind Tricks: May the 4th be with you. Get your tickets at 37 on New.
– Innovations 2018: Exploring the artistic talent at Rhodes University at the RU Theatre.
– Movies at the Monument: Finding Dory (PG) and Hidden Figures (PG).

– Dance Exhibition: Latin and Ballroom Dance Exhibition with DJ Moss in the House at the Recreation Hall!
– R10 FIESTA TIME with DJs Chris, Anesu, and Hommage at 37 on New.
– The Afrikaanse Blues Band (now performing as Winternag) at SSS 19 New Street.
– Small-bore Rifle Championships. Hosted by EP Small-Bore Rifle Association at the Rhodes Rifle Range.

– Oldenburgia Club Day Hike: Moderate-hard circular route begins and ends top of Mountain Drive. All welcome.
– Wessa Outing: travel to hot birding sites in Grahamstown with Prof Adrian Craig and Mr Lorraine Mullins. All welcome.

Loads to enjoy for everyone. More details at:


Before moving back to Grahamstown in Oct 2017, Graeme was a bank executive based in the big smoke and craziness of Joburg. He has 20 years’ experience in the Payments Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Management by Research (MMR) from Wits Business School, and attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) offered by INSEAD (The Business School for the World!) in France.  

Graeme is the founder of The Grahamstown Project. It’s simple. He says, “Grahamstown is a microcosm of South Africa. If we can’t get this place to function properly then the whole country is stuffed. Many of the troubles we experience as a country today have their roots here in Grahamstown. it is here where black and white people first engaged in conflict on the African continent. It is here where 9 wars of dispossession over 100 years took place and virtually destroyed the amaXhosa nation. But we are where we are. I don’t have a British passport and the boat-trip back to where my ancestors came from is exorbitantly expensive. Furthermore, this is my home. I am a son of Africa. We must work together to redress the injustices of the past and move as one into a brighter future.”

Graeme is an avid historian, writer, vlogger and public speaker. Like and follow the Facebook page. Join him on a tour. Contact him. He would love that.