Sunday, March 29, 2020

Ndlambe RO plant tender halted by high court

A tender “shrouded with suspicions of corruption” to build a sea water reverse osmosis plant (SWRO) on the banks of the Kowie River has...

Another qualified audit for Ndlambe

Municipality cannot confirm indigent status of people getting free services Ndlambe Municipality received another qualified audit opinion from the Auditor General for the financial year...

DA opposes Makana Council’s decision to appeal High Court ruling

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape expressed shock at the Makana Municipal Council decision to appeal the Grahamstown High Court judgment ordering...

DA: Ndlambe Municipality must step up and address water crisis

Democratic Alliance Frontier Constituency Leader, MP Kevin Mileham said the party was extremely concerned at the lack of urgency around the water crisis in...
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Yet another sewage spill into the Kowie at Wharf Street

Raw sewage was overflowing again at the municipal sewage pump station in Wharf Street today, and spilling into the Kowie River. Local resident Graeme...

Ndlambe vehicle licensing department closed until further notice

Ndlambe Municipality sent this notice today: Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, the Motor Vehicle Licensing Section is closed until further notice. We apologise for any...

Water rationing begins in Makana

The severity of the ongoing drought conditions mean that the dam levels on the western side of Makana – Settlers, Jameson, Milner and Howiesons...

Sewage spill in Wharf Street

Residents reported that raw sewage was spilling from the pump station in Wharf Street again on Monday August 26. We asked the municipality what was...

Municipality answers questions regarding Bathurst Commonage sand mine proposal

Following up on our front-page story in this week's Talk of the Town regarding the Bathurst Commonage, the municipality replied to our questions but...

Makana mayor says necessary steps have been taken to ensure no...

This coming weekend Makana Municipality will be hosting The National Arts Festival, and mayor Mzukisi Mpahlwa has assured residents and visitors of the municipality’s...

Sighting of male baboon in Port Alfred

the office of the director: community/protection services for Ndlambe Municipality issued the following media release: The public may be aware that there has, during the...

Council notes: Solar geyser rollout for Ndlambe

In a national solar geyser rollout programme, Ndlambe will benefit by being given 4,000 geysers for installation in indigent households. Ndlambe Municipality had to prepare...

Big debt write-off

Ndlambe Council mulls proposal to erase R17m Ndlambe Municipality has presented a draft to council to write off nearly R17-million in irrecoverable debt owed by...

Ndlambe mayor’s bragging rights

Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi apologised for being late to last week’s council meeting, but was happy to report he had “bragging rights” over housing. “Housing...

Ndlambe’s landfill sites get a makeover

Ndlambe’s solid waste disposal problems could become a thing of the past if council gives the go-ahead to an expert in the field. Marius Els,...

Water supply interruptions for Wards 3 and 4

From municipal manager Rolly Dumezweni: There is maintenance scheduled for the 6th of June 2019 at the Main Reservoirs in Kenton-on-Sea and the Reticulation Network...

Makana apologises to Gift of the Givers and is looking into...

Following the fallout of a public spat between the Gift of the Givers (GoG), Makana Municipality and the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS)...

Provincial government says its intervention in Makana is still on track

A stakeholder engagement meeting convened by the Eastern Cape government on the water intervention in Makana Local Municipality has agreed that a consolidated report...

Latest: Sand mine proposal withdrawn

‘Don’t mine sand here’ say local residents An unsolicited proposal to mine sand from an environmentally sensitive area near the Port Alfred balancing dam was...

Makana mayor gives update on refuse removal

We are very happy to announce that refuse collection has finally resumed from this week going forward. In the beginning of February 2019 municipal workers...
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Ndlambe Municipality assures Port Alfred residents the water is safe to...

Ndlambe Municipality has assured Port Alfred residents that the tapwater is safe to drink. At a media briefing on Thursday, community protection services director...
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Media briefing on the state of Port Alfred water

Ndlambe Municipality held a media briefing on Thursday about the state of water in Port Alfred. Infrastructural development director Noluthando Vithi-Masiza spoke about water...

Makana mayor’s response to Eskom power cut threat

We understand that the notice that was issued by Eskom on 14 April(sic) 2019 has caused great panic and anxiety among local residents...

UPDATE ON WATER QUALITY FROM NDLAMBE MUNICIPALITY

Municipal spokesman Cecil Mbolekwa said: "The municipality discovered that there are traces of colour in our water supply. The municipality embarked on an investigation...
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Illegal dumping next to 43 Air School

Video taken on March 23 of illegal dumping at a wooded area next to 43 Air School and just before the Marjorie Parrish TB...
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The state of the Port Alfred balancing dam

On Saturday March 23, Talk of the Town went to look at the state of the balancing dam that serves Port Alfred, which is...

Council debate over electricity provider

Ndlambe council debated giving an electricity service provider a 10-year contract at the recent council meeting. Ndlambe’s previous 15-year maintenance contract with Manelec has expired....

Ndlambe halts demolition work after asbestos scare

Ndlambe Municipality has called a halt on demolition and renovation work at a house in Mentone Road after a neighbour complained about an asbestos...
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Burst pipe results in Main Street being flooded

The scene in Main Street, Port Alfred on Tuesday afternoon, February 12, after a water main burst and municipal workers had to excavate a...

Half our water ‘lost’

Damning AG report for Ndlambe Municipality details R23m losses Ndlambe Municipality was not able to account for half the water it provided to residents and...
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