Tuesday, November 24, 2020

URGENT UPDATE: Ndlambe water crisis

SANDY BIRCH, Sunshine Coast Tourism The present water situation as led to unabated drought conditions together with consistently high user consumption has contributed to dire...

Promise of hope for residents of Klipfontein wetlands

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is optimistic that the pressure it has placed on Ndlambe Municipality has paid off, and that the residents...

Sarah Baartman District Municipality discusses Covid-19 cases

Statement on the SBDM DTCC Meeting Held on 08 October 2020 In the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s (SBDM) District Technical Command Council (DTCC) virtual meeting...

Update on Covid-19 figures in Ndlambe

As of September 30, Ndlambe’s total Covid-19 cases numbered 991, of which 955 have already recovered, 28 have died and eight are active. The Ndlambe...

Update on water situation in Port Alfred and Bathurst

The present water situation: The Sarel Hayward Dam (supplying water to Port Alfred) and the Golden Ridge Dam (supplying water to Bathurst) are at...

Families drink from drains as water trucks break down

Three out of four water trucks in Eastern Cape town are in for repairs From TimesLive NOMBULELO DAMBA-HENDRIK Families in drought-stricken Dutywa are drinking filthy water from...

Rubbish on the street

There is a growing problem in the area of refuse that is apparently dumped at the side of roads. This was a photograph of...

DA calls on Ndlambe Council to reject QFS payment proposal

The Democratic Alliance in Ndlambe has submitted a motion to council rejecting the proposal to accept reverse osmosis equipment from Quality Filtration Systems (QFS)...

Meter reading lapse results in higher bills

A number of Port Alfred residents have contacted Talk of the Town about being billed for two months for both water and electricity use,...
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Starting a new dumpsite

This video was taken at the bottom of Wiersma Road in the industrial area of Port Alfred and shows that refuse has been accumulated...

Water is still a critical issue in Ndlambe

Following several requests for more information, Talk of the Town is reissuing the water restrictions for your general information. These are the regulations first...

Even more sewage leaks

Photographs submitted to Talk of the Town regarding a sewage leak that runs through Station Hill and directly into the river. These photographs were...

DA welcomes Supreme Court of Appeal decision to dismiss Andile Lungisa’s...

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal to dismiss Nelson Mandela Bay ANC...

Sewage spills still an issue

The above photograph was taken on Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Main Street and Southwell Road and shows remnants of the sewage spill...

Unintentional sewage pond

Talk of the Town was contacted recently regarding a sewage problem that they suggested, might have been growing for some time. The sewage pond can...

Yet another sewage leak

It is no secret that the sewerage system in Port Alfred, as well as in other parts of Ndlambe, is a permanent state of...

Alarm over dam level

Port Alfred’s main water supply, the Sarel Hayward Dam, is far lower than the municipality has said, according to the Port Alfred Residents and...

DA demands clarity over Ndlambe Covid-19 procurement

Municipality spent R54,000 more than it needed to on thermometer guns The Democratic Alliance (DA) has received information that the Ndlambe Municipality purchased personal protective...

DA Ndlambe to lay charges if reverse osmosis millions are not...

DA pushes municipality for action after Talk of the Town provides correspondence from Quality Filtration Systems The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will not hesitate...
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‘Mushrooming’ squatter camp at the Boknes dump

Land invasions have proliferated in Ndlambe, including in Boknes, Trappes Valley, Bathurst and on the R67 close to the 43 Air School turnoff. The...

Update from Ndlambe Municipality Covid-19 Joint Operations Committee

Health Minister Dr Mkhize has said that of total cases of Covid-19 in SA, 74% had already recovered, while daily infections have declined. A similar...

ANCYL blasts Ward 10 councillor over wage rise comments

The ANC Youth League Ward 10 branch has reacted with indignation to statements made by Ward 10 councillor and DA Ndlambe caucus leader Ray...

DA: Nlambe Municipality panders to unions by approving wage increases

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is appalled at the decision by the Ndlambe Municipal Council to approve a staff wage increase without considering...

Ndlambe Municipal Manager in the spotlight

At the Ndlambe council meeting, held on Tuesday a discussion took place regarding the latest Grahamstown High Court ruling against Ndlambe Municipality for awarding...

Wage and salary increases at the municipality

The Ndlambe council met on Tuesday afternoon via digital conferencing on Microsoft Teams. South Africa Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) and the Independent Municipal and Allied...

An appeal to the municipality

  There has to be something done about the sewage that flows freely at various locations throughout Ndlambe. It is not simply because we are...

Update from Ndlambe Municipality Covid-19 Joint Operations Committee

As of July 28, there were a total of 688 confirmed cumulative Covid-19 positive cases in Ndlambe, of which 570 have already recovered and...

DA wants independent entity to investigate irregular Ndlambe tender processes

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has submitted a motion to the Speaker of Ndlambe Municipality requesting a full investigation into the municipality’s tender processes over...

Helping resolve perennial water woes in Nemato

Mamlambo Construction begins building water tower TK MTIKI and ROB KNOWLES When complete, the new 2.6 mega-litre concrete reservoir at Thornhill four-ways will stand 11-storeys high,...

Update from Ndlambe Municipality Covid-19 Joint Operations Committee

As of July 21, there were a total of 521 confirmed cumulative Covid-19 positive cases in Ndlambe, of which 262 were new cases for...