All Rhodes lead out of Makhanda if the potholes stay

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All Rhodes lead out of Makhanda if the potholes stay

A small, elite varsity marooned in a decaying town is on the road to ruin if something isn’t done fast to save it

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High Street leads directly to the majestic gates of Rhodes University. It is also a disaster zone. You can do serious damage to your car if you hit one of the many potholes on this treacherous thoroughfare.

But keep your eyes on the remaining tar because at any point a young hustler with a dirty green luminous vest will jump in front of your moving vehicle to offer obvious parking on either side of the potholed street.

The shops look dilapidated and the drooping trees are starved of water. Along the broken pavements, students with neatly groomed hair and smart clothing take firm but cautious strides to and from the gates of The University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR)...

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