Saturday, August 8, 2020

High court sets aside Ndlambe’s RO plant tender

“The courts cannot and will not tolerate this type of improper conduct” Ndlambe Municipality’s awarding of R100-million tender to build a sea water reverse osmosis...

Makana traffic department operating hours

Makana Municipality has announced its traffic department’s office hours as of Monday July 6. Driving licenses:                                        Monday to Friday                             8am to 12 noon The services will...

Ndlambe Municipality closing most of its offices due to Covid-19 cases

NOTICE FROM MUNICIPAL MANAGER ROLLY DUMEZWENI Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the National State of Disaster as announced by the State President Cyril...

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 19 in Ndlambe

The Covid-19 JOC Committee today confirmed a total of 19 positive Covid-19 cases in Ndlambe, 16 active, two recoveries and one death. Two schools have...
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Sewage leak in Saltvlei an ongoing problem

Talk of the Town investigated the site of a sewage leak which has been a problem for more than a year. The pump station...

Ndlambe’s top six to get a combined R9-million

In the midst of local businesses and residents struggling to cope with the economic effects of the national lockdown, Ndlambe Municipality has tabled a...

Makana loses bid to appeal

Municipality must be placed under administration The Grahamstown High Court has dismissed an application for leave to appeal by Makana Municipality and the provincial government...

Private food donations benefit 20 families in Ward 9

The private sector and other individual Samaritans seem to be difference-makers in fighting hunger during the Covid-19 lockdown. Showing up when needed most was Tewo...

High court orders Ndlambe Municipality to hand over documents in RO...

The Grahamstown High Court has ordered Ndlambe Municipality to hand over its record of decision and other documents relating to the award of a...

Court rules that RO plant can go ahead

Ndlambe Municipality’s water needs take priority over complaints about irregular tender process deviations and allegations of corruption, the Grahamstown High Court has ruled. Last week...

ANC councillor arrested for allegedly selling fake permits

An ANC councillor from Limpopo has been arrested for allegedly selling and issuing fake permits for people to cross provinces. Cybert Kabelo Ramodisha, 36, appeared...

Local EFF leader makes 33% salary challenge to fellow councillors

Leading by example, local EFF leader and councillor Xolisa Runeli became the first elected representative in Ndlambe to publicly announce he would give 33%...

Suspect tender award

Former councillor given contract to fix sea wall A questionable contract award by Ndlambe Municipality which resulted in a botched job going nearly R200,000 over...

Demonstrators block R67 in protest over reservoir project omissions

Nemato residents protesting against the process that was followed in the awarding of a contact for a reservoir at Thornhill were stopped by police...

Municipal libraries closed as part of coronavirus precautions

Ndlambe Municipality has announced the closure of public libraries in the area until further notice. The decision was taken by the Department of Sport, Recreation,...

Update on water crisis in Port Alfred

Statement from Ndlambe Municipality The recent rainfall has been most welcome and has brought some relief to Port Alfred’s water situation.   Water is flowing into...

Station Hill Junior Secondary School closed by parents

Scores of residents from Station Hill and Ndlovini prevented pupils from entering Station Hill Junior Secondary School last Thursday and Friday as they believe...
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Protest action blocks R67 at Nemato/Thornhill crossroads

Members of the Endlovini and Thornhill communities blocked off the R67 at the Nemato/Thornhill crossroads this morning to protest the awarding of a contract...

Ndlambe Municipality honeysucker dumping sewage in bush

Talk of the Town came across this Ndlambe Municipality honeysucker (vacuum tanker) discharging raw sewage in the bush on the verge of Wharf Street...

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...