Sunday, February 25, 2018

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...

Rates boon

Mayor surprises with only 9% increase ROB KNOWLES NDLAMBE mayor Sipho Tandani was pleased to announce a rates increase reduced to single digits -9% - for...

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...

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...

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...

Tourism support

LOUISE KNOWLES THE new mayor of Ndlambe, Phindile Faxi, assured tourism stakeholders and businesses that they had the municipality’s support, when he spoke at the...

COUNCIL NOTES

JON HOUZET and ROB KNOWLES Medolino pumps NEARLY four years after the 2012 floods that caused devastation in the Medolino valley, Medolino Caravan Park owner Derek...

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...

Poor audit – Another qualified opinion from AG for Ndlambe

  NDLAMBE Municipality has received yet another qualified audit from the Auditor General (AG) for the financial period, 2016/2017, this despite assurances by the municipal...

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...

Municipality receives petition against cell masts

  A PROPOSAL to erect cell towers at Dutch Reformed church properties around Ndlambe a few months ago spiked considerable attention from the local populace...

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...

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,...

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...

Residents win case

Court orders Ndlambe to fix dump and maintain sewage pump station JON HOUZET NDLAMBE municipal manager Rolly Dumezweni has been found guilty of contempt of court...

Station Hill residents refuse to accept tender award

RESIDENTS of Station Hill burned trees and pushed broken bricks into the road last week when a tender to fix a road there was...

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...

Beach Road official opening

WARD 10 councillor Raymond Schenk wishes to inform the public that the recently paved Beach Road will be opened by the Ndlambe mayor, councillor...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

ACDP marchers call for wall of shame, public hotline to help...

JON HOUZET AS part of its pre-election strategy, the recently relaunched African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) staged a prayer chain and march to the Ndlambe...

Fireworks over New Year under discussion

AT the Ward 10 committee meeting held at the council chambers last Thursday, members discussed whether fireworks should be allowed in Ndlambe, and whether...

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...

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...

Ongoing dispute over old Spur building

THE question of exactly who is responsible for the old “Spur” building at the end of the small boat harbour pier was an item...

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...
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