Friday, November 16, 2018

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...

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...

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...

UPDATE: WATER SITUATION IN PORT ALFRED

The municipality is experiencing water challenges in Port Alfred, due to Eskom power outrages. This started about two months ago, but as from 20th September...

Water shortages in Kenton – Municipality responds

"The Kenton community has experienced water shortages since Sunday. These were caused by a faulty pump at the pump station," writes Ndlambe municipal spokesman...

EFF held on public violence charges

  FOLLOWING protests by EFF members with respect to the alleged demolition of graves by the municipality at Esleyini in Nemato, several members of the...

Lets’ see some action, says Nkwinti

Ward 10 committee notes THE Ward 10 committee was pushed to make more decisions for its constituents, by committee member Sxeaks Nkwinti at last Thursday’s...

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...

Construction to begin on West Beach Drive

CONSTRUCTION will begin on West Beach Drive this month and continue until July next year, the municipality has announced. The work will be done during...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Support for municipal workers and ANC members

NDLAMBE Municipality workers showed support outside the Port Alfred Magistrates Court on Monday morning for seven people, some of whom were fellow municipal workers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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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EFF protest the demolition of graves

The Economic Freedom Fighters were out in numbers on Monday morning to protest what they see as a total disrespect for their ancestors after...

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...

Rates increase a little more than originally stated

NDLAMBE Municipality announced the final rates increases at the special council meeting, held at the council chambers on Wednesday. The council is required by law...
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