A Necessary Read

A necessary read for those that consumed the drivel that made its way into the Sunday Times this week. Thank you Daphne Timm.

Google search “Jeff Peires Sunday Times Pressreader” to view the article titled, “A small-city time bomb with a big legal agenda”.

I do agree with the final sentence in the original article that reads, “… the effects will reverberate far beyond the Eastern Cape to every vulnerable local authority in SA” although I would have chosen words such as mismanaged, incompetent and corrupt, rather than “vulnerable”.

Well done to all in our community who worked together on the successful legal cases. As a community we deserve a better environment in which to live and work and play.

Happy Friday to you all.


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.