Friday, April 27, 2018

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...

Liquor trading hours extended by council, despite objections

NDLAMBE municipal council voted on Thursday to extend liquor trading hours by one hour on weekdays and weekends as from December 15, as well...

Municipal workers’ debt still an issue

ROB KNOWLES MUNICIPAL workers owed over R1-million to Ndlambe Municipality by March this year, as highlighted by finance portfolio councillor, DA caucus leader Ray Schenk...

Poor audit – Another qualified opinion from AG for Ndlambe

  NDLAMBE Municipality has received yet another qualified audit from the Auditor General (AG) for the financial period, 2016/2017, this despite assurances by the municipal...

Makana demand goes to province

A GROUP comprising concerns citizens and businesses in Grahamstown has appealed to province to intervene in the financially ailing Makana Municipality by placing it...

Transparency key to our area’s progress – mayor

NDLAMBE mayor Phindile Faxi said he was not fazed when the municipality received negative publicity because the municipality was transparent. Faxi was responding to questions...

Ward 10 committee notes

Seasonal music festival QUESTIONS regarding the holiday season special events dominated the Ward 10 committee meeting, held at the council chambers on Monday, with members...

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...

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...

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...

Land sale nullified

High court rules against sale of Pascoe Crescent land A MUNICIPAL land deal made nearly 15 years ago has been reviewed and set aside by...

Municipality receives petition against cell masts

  A PROPOSAL to erect cell towers at Dutch Reformed church properties around Ndlambe a few months ago spiked considerable attention from the local populace...

Venene re-joins the council

DRESSED to impress, and filling a recent councillor vacancy in the Democratic Alliance, Sikhumbuzo “Skura” Venene took his oath of office at the last...

Council notes

POACHING, illegal dumps and the general refurbishment of some of Port Alfred’s more dilapidated buildings were the main thrusts of the Ndlambe municipal executive...

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...

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...

Protect indigenous trees, or else

A warning to those flouting the rules regarding indigenous and invasive plant species THE departments of forestry and the environment joined hands at the Port...

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...

Station Hill residents refuse to accept tender award

RESIDENTS of Station Hill burned trees and pushed broken bricks into the road last week when a tender to fix a road there was...

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...

Municipality to switch billing to online system

LOUISE CARTER MUNICIPAL bills which arrive late or not at all are causing distress to Ndlambe residents. Port Alfred resident Daphne Wilson spoke out about her...

No end to Kenton residents’ rubbish disposal concerns

LOUISE KNOWLES KENTON-ON-SEA residents are concerned that Ndlambe Municipality has overlooked their needs once again, this time in dealing with waste disposal. Despite a structural interdict...

Residents will be credited for municipal overbilling

NDLAMBE residents have been overbilled by the municipality on their July bills. The error was picked up by Charles Pellew, a former chairman of the...

War on waste escalates

  KENTON’S waste disposal woes are not over yet, despite a public meeting convened by Ndlambe Municipality to address residents’ needs last Wednesday. The meeting was...

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...

Pound fury

Municipal inaction causes headache for motorists and farmers as cattle roam free JON HOUZET A YEAR after it was completed, Ndlambe Municipality’s pound is still not operating,...

We should expect better

IT has become so normal for Ndlambe Municipality to receive a qualified audit report – as opposed to the years it received a disclaimer...
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