Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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...

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...

The times they are a changin’

Sikhumbuzo "Skura" Venene, right, was inducted as the new PR councillor for Ndlambe municipality at the open council meeting, held in Cannon Rocks on Monday....

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,...

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...

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...

Awards for Ndlambe

Municipality recognised for improved audit and housing development IT is almost the end of Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi’s first 100 days in office and, having...

IDP – The next generation

  EVERYONE should participate in the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and the process should be completely transparent, according to Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi. Faxi was talking...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Protect indigenous trees, or else

A warning to those flouting the rules regarding indigenous and invasive plant species THE departments of forestry and the environment joined hands at the Port...

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...

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...

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...

New mayor asks for 100 days

JON HOUZET PHINDILE Faxi was elected as Ndlambe’s new mayor at the inaugural meeting of the new council last week, following the local government elections...

No end to Kenton residents’ rubbish disposal concerns

LOUISE KNOWLES KENTON-ON-SEA residents are concerned that Ndlambe Municipality has overlooked their needs once again, this time in dealing with waste disposal. Despite a structural interdict...

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...

Municipality to switch billing to online system

LOUISE CARTER MUNICIPAL bills which arrive late or not at all are causing distress to Ndlambe residents. Port Alfred resident Daphne Wilson spoke out about her...

Ndlambe has gone a stray

NO ACCOUNTABILITY FOR STRAY DOGS LOUISE CARTER THE question of who is responsible for stray dogs that wander around the area is no closer to being...

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...

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...

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...

COSTLY EXERCISE

Municipality fills tankers with reverse osmosis water for cattle JON HOUZET NDLAMBE Municipality has been transporting water in tankers to two farms in Alexandria at a...

Municipal workers’ debt still an issue

ROB KNOWLES MUNICIPAL workers owed over R1-million to Ndlambe Municipality by March this year, as highlighted by finance portfolio councillor, DA caucus leader Ray Schenk...

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...

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,...