Sunday, August 19, 2018

Protest becomes a riot

POLICE responded to a burning barricade protest at the Thornhill four-way intersection on the R67 last Thursday afternoon (June 28), firing rubber bullets at...

Ratepayers infuriated by Ndlambe’s adjusted budget

FOLLOWING months of to-and-froing on the Ndlambe annual budget the gloves are off, with both the Ndlambe Ratepayers Forum (NRF) and the Port Alfred...

Municipality explains cause of water outages

RESIDENTS in parts of Port Alfred were frustrated by water outages last week and again over the weekend and on Monday. TotT received calls asking...

EFF held on public violence charges

  FOLLOWING protests by EFF members with respect to the alleged demolition of graves by the municipality at Esleyini in Nemato, several members of the...

Good news at dump

Private enterprise makes landfill site functional again ANYONE visiting the Port Alfred refuse dump in the last week will have noticed an almost miraculous transformation...

Rates increase a little more than originally stated

NDLAMBE Municipality announced the final rates increases at the special council meeting, held at the council chambers on Wednesday. The council is required by law...

RO plant a white elephant?

UNCERTAINTY still surrounds the state of Amatola Water’s bulk water project for Ndlambe and whether there is sufficient water for the next phase of...

Ndlambe ANC caucus condemns actions by EFF

IN a strongly-worded statement on behalf of the ANC caucus in Ndlambe, chief whip Andile Marasi condemned the actions taken by the EFF when protesting...

Watch out for announcement of new rates increase

EACH year the Ndlambe municipality has to compile a budget to balance income and expenditure, and this document goes through several iterations until finally...

Chaos at the municipal offices

A thick pall of smoke enveloped the top-end of Campbell Street at noon on Monday when EFF members, angry with the municipality because they...
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EFF protest the demolition of graves

The Economic Freedom Fighters were out in numbers on Monday morning to protest what they see as a total disrespect for their ancestors after...

Charges dropped against fireman

THEFT charges have been withdrawn against a former fireman who was accused of stealing computer parts from the Ndlambe municipality. Sibusiso Zweni, who entered the...

Municipality mulling low cost houses at Boknes crossroads

NDLAMBE Municipality is considering a need for low cost housing at the Boknes/Cannon Rocks crossroads because of the distance workers have to travel to...

Poor pothole patching

NDLAMBE Municipality has come under fire for how its workers go about repairing potholes – an issue which has come up before. A concerned Nemato...

Clash over cattle

Problems continue with strays and Alexandria commonage A FORMER ANC councillor has landed a cushy job as Ndlambe’s commonage manager at R23 000 a month, but...

It’s time for action says mayor

Mayor speaks of Revenue Enhancement SPEAKING at the latest full council meeting held at the council chambers last Wednesday, Ndlambe mayor, Phindile Faxi, emphasised the...

Airfield deadline

‘No more freebies’ for R100-million business on state-owned land THE long-awaited discussion between Ndlambe Municipality, the national department of public works and 43 Air School...

Lack of support at the Ward 10 mayoral imbizo

LAST week Talk of the Town published a brief snippet from the story on the mayoral imbizo. stating it was poorly attended by members...

At last, 43 Air School, Public Works and Ndlambe meet

THE long-awaited discussion between Ndlambe Municipality, the national Department of Public Works and 43 Air School took place at the council chambers on Friday...

Ward 10 shows little support at the mayoral imbizo

THERE was little participation at Thursday evening’s mayoral imbizo; an opportunity to have pressing questions answered by the municipality as well as to raise...

Water outages in parts of Port Alfred

NDLAMBE Municipality has issued an alert that there is a slow flow of incoming water at the water treatment plant for Port Alfred, which...

Press alert: EFF Day of Land Occupation

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Ndlambe Sub-region invites all media houses to the Day of Land Occupation. Ndlambe Municipality community members led by the...

Ward 10 Committee notes

  THERE were only few items on the Ward 10 committee agenda on Tuesday but some valid points were raised by committee members and need...

Water shortages in Kenton – Municipality responds

"The Kenton community has experienced water shortages since Sunday. These were caused by a faulty pump at the pump station," writes Ndlambe municipal spokesman...

Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting unable to get down to business...

More than seven hours after the Nelson Mandela Bay council convened this morning‚ not a single agenda item has been concluded. According to HeraldLIVE‚ both...

Ndlambe municipality misses out on important tourism conference

  NDLAMBE municipal officials and councillors were conspicuously absent when it came to attending the Tourism Capacity Planning conference, held at the Royal St Andrews...

‘Hoodwinked’

Misgivings expressed in council over the legitimacy of adjustment budget CONFUSION, followed by a hasty turnaround by ANC councillors, prevented the Ndlambe municipal adjustment budget...

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...
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