Thursday, July 18, 2019

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...

Parra and municipality to work together facing challenges

PORT Alfred Residents and Ratepayers Association (Parra) held their annual general meeting last week at the Port Alfred Civic Centre, with several Ward 10...

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...

EFF challenges ward councillor’s achievements

An accountability meeting for Nemato Ward 9 Councillor Mbuleli “Stwiga” Njibana, in which he reported back to constituents of all that he had accomplished,...

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...

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...

Council debates providing transport for pupils

A contentious item in the Ndlambe council agenda last week was about R252,000 that the recess committee had resolved the municipality pay towards transporting...

Ndlambe’s housing action plan

780 houses to be built in Thornhill, starting in 2019 IN the wake of escalating land and housing protests by residents of New Rest informal...

Mayor’s Festive season message

  On behalf of Ndlambe Municipality from myself, Councillors, Municipal Manager, Directors and all our staff… To our community, residents, businesses, security and emergency services, ratepayers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Leak fixed on Putt Bridge

Ndlambe municipal workers were at work fixing a leaking pipe under the tar on Putt Bridge this afternoon. Traffic was diverted around the work site. Talk...

Municipality assures that water is safe for human consumption

Ndlambe municipal spokesman Cecil Mbolekwa issued the following statement today: “Due to high demand of water supply during the festive season, the municipality initiated a...

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...

Council Notes

Land for churches THE question of the redistribution of land, specifically to churches that have stood on stands for more than 20 years, was hotly...

No Rest In New Rest: Tactically Fed Up

  New Rest residents have again barricaded the R67 outside Thorn Hill to show in protest for housing, which they have been promised 17 years ago. Today,...

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...

Water in Port Alfred will be off until “at least midnight”

Ndlambe Municipality is currently struggling to re-establish water connections to residents in the Port Alfred area due to a collapsing infrastructure and leaks that...

UPDATE: Spotlight on uncollected refuse galvanises action

TALK of the Town's queries and exposure about 27 bags of uncollected refuse in William Cock Road, Port Alfred, prompted a response from Ndlambe...

Water: Update

Message received from Thulani Maluleke, deputy director, Infrastructure, Ndlambe Municipality.   "We are still trying to build up capacity into our reservoirs and pressure into our...

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...

Interruptions to water supply

This is to notify residents about the interruptions on water supply that will be switched on and off as from 13 February 2017 – 16...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rates boon

Mayor surprises with only 9% increase ROB KNOWLES NDLAMBE mayor Sipho Tandani was pleased to announce a rates increase reduced to single digits -9% - for...
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