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College supports the Makhanda Day of Fasting – 29 May 2020

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College supports the Makhanda Day of Fasting – 29 May 2020


Makhanda (Grahamstown) citizens to fast for a day.  Under the umbrella provided by the Makhanda Circle of Unity, residents of the City will collaborate by fasting to show concern for those less fortunate who regularly experience severe hunger.  More than 50 leading figures of Makhanda are calling for people to join them as they stand in solidarity with those who regularly experience hunger on Friday 29th May 2020, by fasting from 6am to 8pm.  The aim is to spend a day contemplating the hardship others face and to make small donations, roughly the amount that each person would have spent on food during the fasting period.  We are inviting donations to be paid into a Trust account for feeding programmes.

One resident commented; ‘this is a great idea as whole families can participate and children can know that they are helping in a meaningful way.’

Makhanda is an iconic City in the Eastern Cape that has a warm-hearted community resolute that problems can be solved.  “This City is full of goodwill, and we now intend to stand together (metaphorically under lockdown!) to address our pressing problem of Makhanda residents, many of them children, who have no food.  As evidenced by the list of supporters, churches, faiths, local government, businesses, health services and NGOs we are united under the Makhanda Circle of Unity”, says Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela.

For further information please contact:

The Very Reverend Dr Andrew Hunter, Dean of the Cathedral

Email Cell: 082 308 8654

The Revd Dr Canon Vicentia Kgabe, Joint Chair of Makhanda Circle of Unity and Rector College of Transfiguration

Email Tel: 046 622 3332

Professor Owen Skae, Joint Chair of Makhanda Circle of Unity and Director of Rhodes  Business School

Email Cell: 078 708 3235



Standard Bank
Branch Code 050917
Account Number 28 315 4012
Reference: Covid-food

[Any donations from abroad should be directed to the web site where donors can use Payfast.]



Bishop of Grahamstown, Ebenezer Ntlali

Archbishop Dr Nkosinathi Ngesi

The Very Reverend Dr Andrew Hunter, Dean of the Cathedral

Grahamstown Hindu Seva Samaj, Harry Rama

Chair Grahamstown Muslim Association, Naveed Anjum

The Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, Dr Sizwe Mabizela

The Mayor of Makana Mzukisi Mpahlwa

Municipal Manager Moppo Mene

SAPS Cluster Commander, Col Magazi

6SAI Battalion C/O, Colonel Masheane

Co-Chair of the Makhanda Circle of Unity, Professor Owen Skae

Co-Chair of the Makhanda Circle of Unity, The Revd Canon Dr. Vicentia Kgabe

Rhodes Community Engagement Director, Di Hornby

Head of Kagiso Trust Local Government Support Unit, Paul Smith

CEO Makana Brick, Colin Meyer

Owner of Beer Properties, Rob Beer

CEO Carara, Mike Duxbury

CEO GBS Mutual Bank, Anton Vorster

Group Managing Executive: Retail & Business Banking Nedbank Group (Pty) Ltd, Ciko Thomas

Standard Bank Regional Manager Sarah Baartman District, Leigh-Anne De Witt

Principal Victoria Girls’ High School, Warren Schmidt

Head of Diocesan School for Girls, Jannie De Villiers

Principal Graeme College, Kevin Watson

Principal Kingswood College, Dr Colleen Vassiliou

Acting Principal Nathaniel Nyaluza High School, Mlunleki Kulati

Principal Mary Waters High School, Faith Coetzee

Principal PJ Olivier High School, Joubert Retief

Head Master, St Andrews College, Alan Thompson

Principal Khutliso Daniels High School, Radio Mcuba

CEO Fort England Psychiatric Hospital, Nosisana Toni

CEO Settlers Hospital, Luyanda Nqenqa

Nursing Manager Settler’s Day Clinic, Ntombeneni Tsongwena

Kagiso Trust Local Government Support: Makana Site Manager, Kabelo Mothusi

Chair Red Cross, Makhanda, Philip Howarth

Manager of BUCO, Marius Roberts

Part-Owner of PnP, Jon Campbell

Manager of SPAR, Deon Strydom

Owner of Rat and Parrot, Mynhardt van Dyk

Owner of PG Glass, Tim Dold

Chair Grahamstown Business Forum, Richard Gaybba

Chair Grahamstown Residents’ Association, Professor Philip Machanick

Chair Makana Revive!, Ron Weissenberg

President Rotary Club of Grahamstown, Ian Suttie

President Rotary Club of Grahamstown Sunset, Kesentri Govender

Chair Masifunde Legacy Foundation,  Nombulelo Mjenties

Chair Unemployed Peoples’ Movement, Sikhumbuzo Soxujwa

Chair Round Table Grahamstown 11, Dr Terence Bellingan

Chair of WESSA (Makhanda), Eileen Sheppard

Chair Grahamstown Feeding Association, Gunda Spingies

Manager GADRA Education, Ashley Westaway

Chair Makana Plastics Action Group, Sarah Hanton

Chair Oldenburghia Hiking Club, Liz Gowans

Chair Albany Running Club, Jaco Van Dyk

The Grahamstown Project, Graeme Holmes