Friday, November 16, 2018

WATER UPDATE: Outage caused by vandalism at balancing dam

This is to inform you about the water challenge that we are currently facing: The balancing dam where raw water is stored has experienced vandalism...

Water shortages alert by Ndlambe Municipality

Please be advised that there are water shortages in some areas in the township and in town, caused by Eskom power breakages at the...

Dispute with contractor holds up RO plant project

AMATOLA Water has revealed more about the status of the Port Alfred reverse osmosis (RO) plant TotT reported on two weeks ago. Municipal spokesman Cecil...

Protest becomes a riot

POLICE responded to a burning barricade protest at the Thornhill four-way intersection on the R67 last Thursday afternoon (June 28), firing rubber bullets at...

Municipality explains cause of water outages

RESIDENTS in parts of Port Alfred were frustrated by water outages last week and again over the weekend and on Monday. TotT received calls asking...

RO plant a white elephant?

UNCERTAINTY still surrounds the state of Amatola Water’s bulk water project for Ndlambe and whether there is sufficient water for the next phase of...

Watch out for announcement of new rates increase

EACH year the Ndlambe municipality has to compile a budget to balance income and expenditure, and this document goes through several iterations until finally...

Chaos at the municipal offices

A thick pall of smoke enveloped the top-end of Campbell Street at noon on Monday when EFF members, angry with the municipality because they...

Municipality mulling low cost houses at Boknes crossroads

NDLAMBE Municipality is considering a need for low cost housing at the Boknes/Cannon Rocks crossroads because of the distance workers have to travel to...

Poor pothole patching

NDLAMBE Municipality has come under fire for how its workers go about repairing potholes – an issue which has come up before. A concerned Nemato...

Clash over cattle

Problems continue with strays and Alexandria commonage A FORMER ANC councillor has landed a cushy job as Ndlambe’s commonage manager at R23 000 a month, but...

Lack of support at the Ward 10 mayoral imbizo

LAST week Talk of the Town published a brief snippet from the story on the mayoral imbizo. stating it was poorly attended by members...

At last, 43 Air School, Public Works and Ndlambe meet

THE long-awaited discussion between Ndlambe Municipality, the national Department of Public Works and 43 Air School took place at the council chambers on Friday...

Ward 10 shows little support at the mayoral imbizo

THERE was little participation at Thursday evening’s mayoral imbizo; an opportunity to have pressing questions answered by the municipality as well as to raise...

Water outages in parts of Port Alfred

NDLAMBE Municipality has issued an alert that there is a slow flow of incoming water at the water treatment plant for Port Alfred, which...

Flawed adjustment budget rejected by council

YESTERDAY'S council meeting to approve the adjustment budget ended in a compromise that had ANC and DA councillors agreeing to postpone the approval until...

Civil servants trash Port St Johns community town hall

MUNICIPAL officials in the Port St Johns Local Municipality (PSJLM) trashed the town hall with faeces and rubbish after not receiving promised salary increases. The...

EFF councillor faces R15‚000 fine over ‘house n****r’ slur

An Economic Freedom Fighters councillor in Cape Town faces a R15‚000 fine after admitting to calling another councillor a “house n****r”. Ncedo Silas‚ one of...

Cape Town faces day of reckoning on drought and corruption

The City of Cape Town council is expected to make crucial decisions on Friday about the drought and the future of a top official...

More areas, but same strict conditions for fireworks

NDLAMBE Municipality has announced its list of designated areas for the discharging of fireworks, in addition to the West Pier in Port Alfred which...

Water restrictions, with immediate effect

At its final council meeting of the year, held at Cannon Rocks in December, an addendum item requested the approval of the following water...

Ndlambe Music Festival is on again, with a little cash injection...

NDLAMBE council confirmed it will help fund the Ndlambe Music Festival, despite assurances by event organisers, the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture...

Liquor trading hours extended by council, despite objections

NDLAMBE municipal council voted on Thursday to extend liquor trading hours by one hour on weekdays and weekends as from December 15, as well...

Ndlambe council notes

THE last Executive Committee (exco) meeting of the year took place at the council chambers on Tuesday, where a number of issues were discussed...

Ndlambe Council Notes

THE last Executive Committee (exco) meeting of the year took place at the council chambers on Tuesday, where a number of issues were discussed...

Wage negotiations begin for municipal workers

The SA Local Government Association has begun wage negotiations with unions representing workers in all municipalities across the country. Salga is negotiating on behalf of...

Makana neglect over Eskom bill earns DA wrath

THE DA caucus on the Makana council has slammed the municipality for using revenue generated from electricity sales to pay R13-million monthly in salaries...

Flood pumps issue left hanging

Documents still not signed, one year later A YEAR after the late Derek Victor donated new floodwater pumps for the Medolino valley to Ndlambe Municipality,...

Residents will be credited for municipal overbilling

NDLAMBE residents have been overbilled by the municipality on their July bills. The error was picked up by Charles Pellew, a former chairman of the...
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