Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

War rooms open to provide basic services

  AT a meeting of the Ward 10 war room at the civic centre last Tuesday, councillor Raymond Schenk welcomed Nomfundo Nqinana of the provincial...

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,...

Cooperation in borehole analysis

IN contrast to its previous meeting, where farmers walked out on proceedings, this time around their meeting with Amatola Water and independent geohydrology specialists,...