“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”
Buckminister Fuller

Makana Revive! is a Grahamstown (Makhanda) community Trust. We raise and administer contributions used for the upliftment and sustainability of our city.

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About Makana Revive!

Since mid 2017, Makana Revive! has evolved from an association of concerned citizens to being a registered Trust and a recognised community benefit organisation.

But our roots remain – as Makana citizens committed to improving the safety, health, security, sustainability and cleanliness of Grahamstown (Makhanda). Makana Revive! uses money generously contributed to improve and actually do things – from supporting a sustainable environment, to addressing safety, security and the overall look of the city.

Our Priorities

Makana Revive! has a number of priorities including installation of 24/7 CCTV cameras,  refuse collection, general sanitation and cleanliness. Future plans include armed patrols and visible policing, safety, by-law enforcement and ensuring Grahamstown (Makhanda) is once again a great place to visit.

Safer Roads

Repairing road surfaces and potholes


Cleaning our parks and pavements

Refuse removal

Assisting wherever necessary

24/7 cctv coverage

Working to make the CBD safer for everyone

general upgrading

Upgrading of of signage and building facades

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There are many ways you can help – start by donating now!

We have the Power to impact our Future, and we’re doing something about it

As funding is available, our priority is to implement projects which have the most impact in creating jobs, confidence and growth for the entire community. A safe and secure town attracts sustainable growth!

The Makana Revive! Board of Trustees panel identifies projects which have urgency and positive economic and social impact. Contractors are invited to tender and the work is then approved. The current committee of volunteers has engineers, entrepreneurs, and professionals with over 150 years combined experience in commerce, management and capital projects.


What’s happening in Grahamstown (Makhanda)

Visit our News and Happenings page to see what Makan Revive! is doing right now!

All Current Projects

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PnP Initiative

PnP Initiative

If you visit PnP this morning you will notice an interesting pull- up banner next to the Smartshopper machines. And when you’re finished shopping your cashier is going to add one more comment to their requests

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Makana Revive! helps create jobs

Ongoing donations help create jobs for citizens of Grahamstown (Makhanda).

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Makana Revive! Trust remains an organisation of Makana citizens committed to improve the safety, health, security, sustainability and cleanliness of Grahamstown (Makhanda).

Trustees: R Gaybba; W de Jager; C Mullins; M van Dyk; R Weissenberg

Makana Revive! Trust (IT000191/2018)

Bank Account: Makana Revive Trust; Standard Bank – Grahamstown
(050917); Acc: 283 154 012



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