Friday, July 20, 2018

EFF councillor faces R15‚000 fine over ‘house n****r’ slur

An Economic Freedom Fighters councillor in Cape Town faces a R15‚000 fine after admitting to calling another councillor a “house n****r”. Ncedo Silas‚ one of...

COSTLY EXERCISE

Municipality fills tankers with reverse osmosis water for cattle JON HOUZET NDLAMBE Municipality has been transporting water in tankers to two farms in Alexandria at a...

Makana money woes

‘Insolvent’ municipality owes creditors R146-million LISTING a litany of grave financial problems in Makana Municipality, several groups making up the Concerned Citizens Committee to Save...

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...

Tender questions

EFF alleges corruption in awarding of contracts THE EFF has accused Ndlambe Municipality of awarding tenders to “friends” of the administration. Local EFF member Xolisa Runeli...

Stop the illegal occupation of municipal land

Ndlambe executive committee notes Illegal occupation of municipal land “COMMUNITIES moving onto municipal land continues unabated,” mayor Phindile Faxi said. “We cannot carry on with this...

Tourism support

LOUISE KNOWLES THE new mayor of Ndlambe, Phindile Faxi, assured tourism stakeholders and businesses that they had the municipality’s support, when he spoke at the...

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...

ACDP marchers call for wall of shame, public hotline to help...

JON HOUZET AS part of its pre-election strategy, the recently relaunched African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) staged a prayer chain and march to the Ndlambe...

Cell tower consternation

THE news that a proposal to construct a 25m-high cell tower on the property of the Dias NGK Church in Forest Downs North has...

Health crisis looms in Grahamstown

Grahamstown’s poorer areas are becoming potential disease pits as informal rubbish dumps filled with every kind of hazardous waste  spring up in almost every...

Flood pumps issue left hanging

Documents still not signed, one year later A YEAR after the late Derek Victor donated new floodwater pumps for the Medolino valley to Ndlambe Municipality,...

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...

War rooms open to provide basic services

  AT a meeting of the Ward 10 war room at the civic centre last Tuesday, councillor Raymond Schenk welcomed Nomfundo Nqinana of the provincial...

DA roots out misuse of community halls

THE Ndlambe DA caucus revealed this week that two ANC councillors who had booked community halls for “community meetings” had actually used them for...

Seasonal planning discusses same issues

LAST week’s seasonal planning meeting was well attended by Ndlambe Municipality, SAPS, emergency services, councillors and representatives from the general public, but those present...

Water restrictions, with immediate effect

At its final council meeting of the year, held at Cannon Rocks in December, an addendum item requested the approval of the following water...

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...

Big stink threatens Kowie River

Thieves plunder sewage plant, e.coli levels rise JON HOUZET PORT Alfred’s sewage plant, which has been inoperative for a year, may have resulted in untreated effluent...

WARD 10 ELECT WAR ROOM

  WAR TALK: Front from left, Nceba Ncwena of the Eastern Cape premier’s office, councillor Ray Schenk who was elected chairman of the Ward 10...

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...

Beach Road attracts development

  LOUISE KNOWLES BEACH Road risks losing its picturesque character as resurfacing recently began on the tarred road which twists and turns alongside the Kowie River. It...

Ndlambe has gone a stray

NO ACCOUNTABILITY FOR STRAY DOGS LOUISE CARTER THE question of who is responsible for stray dogs that wander around the area is no closer to being...

Wage negotiations begin for municipal workers

The SA Local Government Association has begun wage negotiations with unions representing workers in all municipalities across the country. Salga is negotiating on behalf of...

TB awareness and more at Quayiya Primary

Pupils at Qhayiya Primary School in Bathurst had very important lessons to learn on Friday when a delegation from The Department of Social Services,...
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Another protest over housing for New Rest residents

Obviously unhappy with their discussions with the Municipality, around 50 residents of the New Rest area who have been promised houses for 17 years...

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...

No Ndlambe music festival this year

  AT the recent full council meeting, the Ndlambe council voted not to hold the annual end of year music festival this year – which...

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...
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