Jayde Panayiotou teacher

Riebeek College Girl’s teacher Jayde Panayiotou RIP

South Africa was rocked by another murder case in April 2015, two years after Reeva Steemkamp was murdered. It was a heart-wrenching day at Riebeek College Girl’s High School in Uitenhage on Wednesday following news that the body of much loved teacher, Jayde Panayiotou, had been found. Teachers and students alike had been praying for her safe return since hearing about her disappearance outside her home at Stellen Glen residential complex in Deacon Road, Kabega Park on Tuesday morning. Panayiotou, 28, had been waiting outside her complex to get a lift with a fellow teacher and friend, but when the friend arrived, Panayiotou was missing. It triggered a massive manhunt for her that ended in tragedy on Wednesday when her body was … [Read More...]

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College students protest bursary cuts, evictions

by Binwe Adebayo Students of the Eastcape Midlands College are currently protesting after certain students were denied full bursaries by National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). As a result, local landlords have threatened to evict those affected. After some students were evicted on Monday night 24 February, a large crowd of students gathered to protest at around 11pm, many wearing pyjamas. The students moved up along Hill Street and up along Milner Road in Uitenhage. Some protesters jumped over the College's fence, before three police vehicles arrived at the scene. The crowd dispersed at around 12.30pm but the protest resumed early this morning and is set to continue until their demands are met. The Student Representative … [Read More...]

Service Delivery Protests continue in Uitenhage

Rioters in Uitenhage disrupting access to certain areas by barricading roads with fires. They are protesting over service delivery and want houses of their own to live in. Roads shown in this video include: Corner of Cannon Street and Middle Street (Kabah), Kamesh Road close to Blikkiesdorp and Kamesh Road in the Thomas Gamble area. Thanks to Rostin van Heerdan for providing the footage. This does seem to be a continuation of what started in 2013 here: November 15 - Uitenhage community members claim police used live ammunition to disperse protesters on Thursday. At least one person has been taken to hospital with what's believed to be gunshot wounds in both legs. … [Read More...]

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