The Herald launched a campaign in January to help fix our schools called Put Your Hand Up. 

Over the coming weeks, the newspaper will highlight the plight of the schools and publish a list of what is required in the hope that the public will contribute what they can to make a difference in the lives of our young pupils.

Those contributions will be documented in the newspaper in the hope of encouraging more assistance.


“A clean and safe institution will create an environment in which pupils can learn, be happy and flourish. It will restore their dignity and their self-worth.”

- Community activist Christian Martin

Save schools from these heartless thieves

Chalkboards have become the latest targets of the vandalism plague at schools in Nelson Mandela Bay’s northern areas.

Hunt on for Greenville’s stolen chalkboards

Determined to find Greenville Primary School’s stolen chalkboards, outraged residents led by activist Christian Martin ...

Lynn Spence
Senior Reporter

Stolen chalkboards leave Greenville pupils in the dust

Teaching and learning at Greenville Primary School was dealt a devastating blow this week after thieves broke into the ...

Lynn Spence
Senior Reporter

Greenville renovation promises not kept

The promised start date on which basic renovations and refurbishments were to be done at Greenville Primary School in ...

Lynn Spence
Senior Reporter

LISTEN | Put your hand up to fix Nelson Mandela Bay schools

The reality for many Nelson Mandela Bay pupils is that they have to attend schools with some of the worst ...

You can help turn ugly-duckling Greenville Primary into a swan to be proud ...

Greenville Primary School in Gqeberha made headlines in recent weeks when irate parents shut the school and staged ...

Lynn Spence
Senior Reporter

Time for all to help fix our schools

Over the last couple of weeks, this newspaper has ramped up its coverage of dilapidated schools in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Pupils’ safety, education at risk in crumbling northern areas schools

Every day, thousands of pupils from Gqeberha’s most impoverished areas get ready for school, donning uniforms their ...

Lynn Spence
Senior Reporter


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