Tuesday, August 21, 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...

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...

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...

Water restrictions still in effect

There have recently been questions asked on social media about water restriction in the area Water usage restrictions, imposed by Ndlambe Municipality late last year,...

EFF councillor faces R15‚000 fine over ‘house n****r’ slur

An Economic Freedom Fighters councillor in Cape Town faces a R15‚000 fine after admitting to calling another councillor a “house n****r”. Ncedo Silas‚ one of...

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...

Appalling conditions at the Port Alfred dumpsite

ANYONE who has visited the Port Alfred dumpsite, adjacent to the Marjorie Parrish TB Hospital, would have noticed the amount of refuse scattered outside...

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...

Water restrictions, with immediate effect

At its final council meeting of the year, held at Cannon Rocks in December, an addendum item requested the approval of the following water...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

No Ndlambe music festival this year

  AT the recent full council meeting, the Ndlambe council voted not to hold the annual end of year music festival this year – which...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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)...
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