Friday, May 14, 2021

SALGA tables formal proposal for the 2021 salary and wage negotiations

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has proposed a 2.8% salary increase for the 2021 Salary and Wage negotiations at the SA Local...

Chained ‘pitbulls’ raise concerns

Neighbours are up in arms about two pitbull dogs allegedly kept chained 24/7 on a property in Halstead Road and the nuisance they cause...

Port Alfred fibre project halted

Ndlambe Municipality has obtained an interdict in the Grahamstown High Court preventing Herotel from continuing with its internet fibre project in Port Alfred. The municipality...

More legal costs for Ndlambe

Ndlambe Municipality is involved in another lawsuit which may end up costing it money – meaning the ratepayers will be the ones forking out. It...

Herotel respond to reader’s concerns

Following receipt of a letter from a reader, Neil Human, regarding the roll-out of fibre cables for fast internet access, TotT contacted Herotel, the...

Putt Bridge closed to vehicles for 10 days to repair sewerage...

Ndlambe Municipality has advised residents that Putt Bridge, the bridge from Wharf Street to Van der Riet Street, will be temporarily closed to vehicular...

Are tanks being filled or not?

The municipality is often blamed for ineptitude, neglect and deceit, but sometimes unfairly so. This week we received a complaint from a Bathurst resident who...

No penalties for RO plant delays

The appointed contractor for Port Alfred’s new reverse osmosis plant could be forking out as much as R12,800 a day in penalties for delays,...

Piles of sand eventually removed

More than four weeks ago, municipal workers went along Hill Street in Port Alfred, sweeping up sand that comes into the street mainly from...

Hydrant extraction explained

Something never mentioned in the water crisis updates from Ndlambe Municipality is the use of fire hydrants to extract water to cart to other...
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Site of new RO plant next to Port Alfred sewerage works

The site of the new seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant next to the Port Alfred sewerage works. Ndlambe Municipality awarded the tender to Cape...
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Site of new RO plant shrouded in secrecy as guard tries...

Talk of the Town went to see the site of the new seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant next to the Port Alfred sewerage works....

Port Alfred Business Forum update on current status of water and...

After the absence of a report from the Ndlambe Municipality Joint Operations Committee (JOC) for several weeks, the Port Alfred Business Forum has released...

Municipality responds to cause of latest sewage spill

Following the latest sewage spill in Campbell Street highlighted by local residents and businesspeople, as well as sewage spills in Van der Riet Street,...

Rectifying the error, when an internet mast was erected prior to...

Following last week’s article regarding the telecommunications mast that was erected at a home in Tamarisk Road, Brendan Hindes of Setplan, the consultancy doing...

RO plant project delayed again

There’s no end in sight for Port Alfred’s water woes soon as the reverse osmosis plant (RO) project has been delayed again by more...

Ndlambe to limit Port Alfred water supply to four hours a...

From Friday, Ndlambe Municipality will limit Port Alfred’s water supply to 6am to 10am daily, to be able to conserve the dwindling resource. In a...

Another NCAL success story

Siyanda Qutywa is a humble boy who loves to work hard. But, like many other boys in the township, he had anger issues. Activities like...

The current water situation in Ndlambe – 26 December 2020

The current water situation in Ndlambe is as follows: WATER USAGE: Strict water restrictions remain throughout Ndlambe. The recent rains have been most welcome, however,...

Covid-19 surge and trauma patients put Western Cape hospitals under ‘severe...

Hospitals across the Western Cape were under “severe pressure” on Sunday due to a sharp increase in patients with severe Covid-19. The provincial health department...

Council Notes

Liquor hours will not be extended this holiday season. “Accept that liquor must be restricted,” said Ndlambe mayor Khululwa Ncamiso. The message was stated at the...

Update from Ndlambe Municipality Covid-19 Joint Operations Committee

According to the Ndlambe Municipality Covid-19 Joint Operations Committee (JOC) statement released today, the number of cumulative cases of Covid-19 in Ndlambe is 2,296,...

WARD 3 & 4 – WATER RESTRICTION NOTICE

The community of ward 3 and 4 (Kenton, Bushman’s, Marselle & Klipfontein is experiencing severe water shortages due to breakdowns at the Albany Coast...

Matric rage parties were superspreader events: Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday called on all those who attended matric rage parties across the country to immediately go into a 10-day...

‘This virus doesn’t take a holiday’: Ramaphosa tells SA to stay...

The time for caution is now, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday night as he warned the country about a Covid-19 resurgence during the...

Statement on the SBDM DCC Meeting Held on November 30

01 December 2020 The Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s (SBDM) District Command Council (DCC) continues to be concerned by the high COVID-19 positivity rate in the...

Collection points for water for residents on west and east bank

Ndlambe Municipality will install water tanks at various strategic positions on Port Alfred’s west and east bank for residents to be able to collect...

QFS gets Port Alfred RO tender again

DA: we remain convinced that this outcome was set up from the start Ndlambe Municipality has appointed Quality Filtration Systems (QFS) as the contractor for...

Water to be shut off 24 hours a day for entire...

Ndlambe municipality announced a revised water schedule today, indicating that water will be switched off in the entire Port Alfred for 24-hour periods every...

Port Alfred water schedule for November 21 – 27

https://www.talkofthetown.co.za/2020/11/13/update-on-water-situation-in-ndlambe-2/