Monday, May 16, 2022

Mayor’s message for the end of the year

On behalf of Ndlambe Council, I would want to convey a message of the end of the year to all Ndlambe community members including...

Municipality reminded of urgency of attending to stray animals

The High Court in Makhanda (Grahamstown) has reminded Ndlambe Municipality that it should already have started putting processes into place to rectify the problem...

Car park dilapidated

Indoor pool leaseholder wants rates money ploughed back into maintenance The leaseholder of the indoor pool centre said in the time he has been paying...

Finance portfolio albatross

The politics of majoritarian triumphalism were evident at the inauguration of the new Ndlambe council on Tuesday November 23. Despite the platitudes of service delivery...

Power play at council

There was an immediate power play in the newly inaugurated Ndlambe council on Tuesday November 23 as the ANC caucus took the executive committee...

Court order on cattle

Ndlambe Municipality again given deadlines to address issues Another high court judgment has been handed down on the issue of stray cattle on Ndlambe’s roads...
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Municipal manager receives water protest memorandum

Members of the Port Alfred and Nemato Infrastructure Concerns (Panic) group handed over a memorandum of grievances and demands regarding the municipal water supply...
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Water crisis protest before council inauguration

Members of the Port Alfred and Nemato Infrastructure Concerns (Panic) group staged a demonstration outside the Port Alfred Civic Centre on Tuesday morning, November...

Considering Ndlambe’s polling

The local government election results in Ndlambe reflect the national trends. The ANC made considerable losses, the DA lost a bit of support but consolidated...

New 1ML RO plant to augment municipal supply

Port Alfred’s water woes may be alleviated at least partially as a new 1ML owner-operated reverse osmosis (RO) plant has been approved by the...

‘Basic water needs being met’

'The municipality has nothing to redeem itself from,' says municipal manager Ndlambe Municipality claims it has been meeting the legislative requirement of mininum standards for...

RO intake water quality ‘unknown’

Lack of ‘seasonal data’ blamed for plant not being able to deal with sewage in river The absence of “seasonal data” is one of the...

Disregarding residents’ interests

Council meetings are few and far between, even more so during the past 18 months of various states of lockdown. And being able to report...

Council notes – Open council meeting via MS Teams on Wednesday...

Water availability charge debate At the MS Teams virtual open council meeting last Wednesday (August 18), the Democratic Alliance, the official opposition at the council,...
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Illegal dumping at cricket field near air school

During a Mandela Day community kindness project by Niche Café, which gave soup, fruit, boiled eggs and chips to the boys of the Nemato...

WATER UPDATE: Bathurst water shut off for two days

New RO plant in Port Alfred only producing 1.5ML/day Water in Bathurst has been shut off for two days – yesterday and today – to...

Company says it was given permission to take water from hydrants...

In the absence of answers from Ndlambe Municipality, private company Mphele Engineers has come forward to explain its use of municipal fire hydrants –...

SALGA files dispute papers as 2021 Municipal Salary and Wage negotiations...

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) filed dispute papers on Friday, 02 July 2021, in terms of Section 74 of the Labour Relations...

When can we expect water?

It is understandable that residents are questioning the timing of the complete outage in Port Alfred’s water supply since the new 2ML seawater reverse...

Long-awaited Port Alfred RO plant goes online

Ndlambe Municipality announced this afternoon that the much anticipated 2 mega litre (ML) seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant was handed over to the municipality...

Port Alfred RO plant handover delayed by safety concerns after encounter...

Ndlambe Municipality reported today that the planned commissioning / handing over of the 2ML seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant had been delayed after EFF...

Ratepayers should be outraged

The Auditor General’s annual report on Ndlambe Municipality is like living in Groundhog Day. Over the past 14 years that this writer has been working...

Sewerage repairs

Residents of Port Alfred are all too well aware of the sewage problems, encountered daily. Ndlambe Municipality has stated that the infrastructure is old and...

Tackling water availability

Port Alfred’s water situation shows no signs of improving yet, although we are a few days away from the first phase seawater reverse osmosis...
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Ndlambe Municipality cleaning up Port Alfred Duck Pond

Port Alfred residents and commuters through town may have noticed a flurry of cleaning activity around the Duck Pond adjacent to Southwell Road this...
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Recurring pollution in Port Alfred Duck Pond

In a follow up to an issue Talk of the Town reported on two weeks ago, we went to look at the Port Alfred...
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Municipality responds to abuse of communal water tanks by cartage company

On Thursday May 20, Talk of the Town came across this company, Makeli Cartage, siphoning water from the residential communal tank in Park Road...

Burst pipe cited as reason for latest water outage

Ndlambe Municipality has sent out a notice advising residents that a critical pipeline between the balancing dam and water treatment plant in Port Alfred...

Municipal property in Pascoe Crescent allowed to deteriorate to shocking state

Talk of the Town is highlighting this issue in the hope of getting municipal response. The following e-mail was sent to municipal spokesperson Cecil Mbolekwa,...

Rubbish removed from Duck Pond after TotT’s queries

Recently, Talk of the Town staff member Adele Steck took photos of the litter polluting the Duck Pond in Port Alfred, showing an assortment...