Friday, August 17, 2018

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...

Beach Road attracts development

  LOUISE KNOWLES BEACH Road risks losing its picturesque character as resurfacing recently began on the tarred road which twists and turns alongside the Kowie River. It...

Water restrictions announced

WATER restrictions were announced at yesterday’s open council meeting for the whole of Ndlambe. The following shall apply: Restrictions Prohibited immediately is the watering of gardens,...
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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...

It’s time for action says mayor

Mayor speaks of Revenue Enhancement SPEAKING at the latest full council meeting held at the council chambers last Wednesday, Ndlambe mayor, Phindile Faxi, emphasised the...

Ndlambe municipality misses out on important tourism conference

  NDLAMBE municipal officials and councillors were conspicuously absent when it came to attending the Tourism Capacity Planning conference, held at the Royal St Andrews...

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...

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...

Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting unable to get down to business...

More than seven hours after the Nelson Mandela Bay council convened this morning‚ not a single agenda item has been concluded. According to HeraldLIVE‚ both...

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...

Mayor relaunches local Aids council

THE dormant Ndlambe Aids council was relaunched last week due to the initiative of mayor Phindile Faxi. Faxi contacted HIV/Aids co-ordinator for Cacadu, Celiwe Chewu,...

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...

Press alert: EFF Day of Land Occupation

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Ndlambe Sub-region invites all media houses to the Day of Land Occupation. Ndlambe Municipality community members led by the...

Seasonal planning discusses same issues

LAST week’s seasonal planning meeting was well attended by Ndlambe Municipality, SAPS, emergency services, councillors and representatives from the general public, but those present...

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...

Good news at dump

Private enterprise makes landfill site functional again ANYONE visiting the Port Alfred refuse dump in the last week will have noticed an almost miraculous transformation...

‘Hoodwinked’

Misgivings expressed in council over the legitimacy of adjustment budget CONFUSION, followed by a hasty turnaround by ANC councillors, prevented the Ndlambe municipal adjustment budget...

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...

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,...

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...

Municipality in liquor licence transfer debacle

CONFUSION over the terms of a lease in the small boat harbour has resulted in the Ward 10 committee recommending that a liquor licence...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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