Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Health crisis looms in Grahamstown

Grahamstown’s poorer areas are becoming potential disease pits as informal rubbish dumps filled with every kind of hazardous waste  spring up in almost every...

Municipality receives petition against cell masts

  A PROPOSAL to erect cell towers at Dutch Reformed church properties around Ndlambe a few months ago spiked considerable attention from the local populace...

Parra and municipality to work together facing challenges

PORT Alfred Residents and Ratepayers Association (Parra) held their annual general meeting last week at the Port Alfred Civic Centre, with several Ward 10...

UPDATE: Damaged pipeline below Putt Bridge

TUESDAY - 25.7.2017: According to Clr Schenk there is major damage to the pipeline under the Putt Bridge on the west side, and water will...

Makana demand goes to province

A GROUP comprising concerns citizens and businesses in Grahamstown has appealed to province to intervene in the financially ailing Makana Municipality by placing it...

Makana money woes

‘Insolvent’ municipality owes creditors R146-million LISTING a litany of grave financial problems in Makana Municipality, several groups making up the Concerned Citizens Committee to Save...
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Another protest over housing for New Rest residents

Obviously unhappy with their discussions with the Municipality, around 50 residents of the New Rest area who have been promised houses for 17 years...

Salga says municipal debt should be written off

Municipal debt should be written off and strict measures for a better collection system put in place‚ the South African Local Government Association (Salga)...

Ongoing dispute over old Spur building

THE question of exactly who is responsible for the old “Spur” building at the end of the small boat harbour pier was an item...

Ndlambe presents draft municipal budget

NDLAMBE’S draft budget, tabled for consideration at the recent full council meeting, proposes a rates increase for 2017/2018 of 9%, and a general increase...

Ndlambe’s housing action plan

780 houses to be built in Thornhill, starting in 2019 IN the wake of escalating land and housing protests by residents of New Rest informal...

No Rest In New Rest: Tactically Fed Up

  New Rest residents have again barricaded the R67 outside Thorn Hill to show in protest for housing, which they have been promised 17 years ago. Today,...

Cell tower consternation

THE news that a proposal to construct a 25m-high cell tower on the property of the Dias NGK Church in Forest Downs North has...

Stop the illegal occupation of municipal land

Ndlambe executive committee notes Illegal occupation of municipal land “COMMUNITIES moving onto municipal land continues unabated,” mayor Phindile Faxi said. “We cannot carry on with this...

Station Hill residents refuse to accept tender award

RESIDENTS of Station Hill burned trees and pushed broken bricks into the road last week when a tender to fix a road there was...

UPDATE: Spotlight on uncollected refuse galvanises action

TALK of the Town's queries and exposure about 27 bags of uncollected refuse in William Cock Road, Port Alfred, prompted a response from Ndlambe...

Crucial stormwater drain still a flood threat

ONE of the longest stormwater drains in Port Alfred, the drain which runs the length of Van Riebeeck street into Lambert, is still not...

TB awareness and more at Quayiya Primary

Pupils at Qhayiya Primary School in Bathurst had very important lessons to learn on Friday when a delegation from The Department of Social Services,...

New interns for Ndlambe

  NDLAMBE Municipality has acquired the services of 25 new interns to assist the various departments in a year-long programme that will help them develop...

Court cracks whip

Municipality ordered to address stray cattle and commonages FOLLOWING years of frustration over stray cattle and mismanagement of municipal commonages, on Tuesday farmers obtained a...

War room volunteers awaited training

  IT was clear at the war room training session for Wards 5 through 10, held at the Port Alfred Civic Centre on Monday afternoon,...

Transparency key to our area’s progress – mayor

NDLAMBE mayor Phindile Faxi said he was not fazed when the municipality received negative publicity because the municipality was transparent. Faxi was responding to questions...

DA roots out misuse of community halls

THE Ndlambe DA caucus revealed this week that two ANC councillors who had booked community halls for “community meetings” had actually used them for...

Tender questions

EFF alleges corruption in awarding of contracts THE EFF has accused Ndlambe Municipality of awarding tenders to “friends” of the administration. Local EFF member Xolisa Runeli...

Interruptions to water supply

This is to notify residents about the interruptions on water supply that will be switched on and off as from 13 February 2017 – 16...

Ward 10 committee notes

Seasonal music festival QUESTIONS regarding the holiday season special events dominated the Ward 10 committee meeting, held at the council chambers on Monday, with members...

We should expect better

IT has become so normal for Ndlambe Municipality to receive a qualified audit report – as opposed to the years it received a disclaimer...

Council notes

POACHING, illegal dumps and the general refurbishment of some of Port Alfred’s more dilapidated buildings were the main thrusts of the Ndlambe municipal executive...

Miscreants dump illegally

DUMP BY THE RIVER: A new rubbish dump appears to have sprung up at the riverside behind the Lounge off Pascoe Crescent recently. Lots...