Sunday, February 25, 2018

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...

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...

Land sale nullified

High court rules against sale of Pascoe Crescent land A MUNICIPAL land deal made nearly 15 years ago has been reviewed and set aside by...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

WARD 10 ELECT WAR ROOM

  WAR TALK: Front from left, Nceba Ncwena of the Eastern Cape premier’s office, councillor Ray Schenk who was elected chairman of the Ward 10...

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,...

Venene re-joins the council

DRESSED to impress, and filling a recent councillor vacancy in the Democratic Alliance, Sikhumbuzo “Skura” Venene took his oath of office at the last...

DA caucus leader departs

Cowley off to new position in Bhisho provincial legislature LOUISE KNOWLES DA CAUCUS leader in Ndlambe, Jane Cowley, has been appointed to the Eastern Cape provincial...

War on waste escalates

  KENTON’S waste disposal woes are not over yet, despite a public meeting convened by Ndlambe Municipality to address residents’ needs last Wednesday. The meeting was...

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...

Pound fury

Municipal inaction causes headache for motorists and farmers as cattle roam free JON HOUZET A YEAR after it was completed, Ndlambe Municipality’s pound is still not operating,...

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...

Big stink threatens Kowie River

Thieves plunder sewage plant, e.coli levels rise JON HOUZET PORT Alfred’s sewage plant, which has been inoperative for a year, may have resulted in untreated effluent...

Council Notes – Executive Committee

WHEN the new Ndlambe executive committee (exco) met on Tuesday, with new mayor Phindile Faxi in the chair, the members sometimes struggled to find...
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