Friday, September 21, 2018

DA caucus leader departs

Cowley off to new position in Bhisho provincial legislature LOUISE KNOWLES DA CAUCUS leader in Ndlambe, Jane Cowley, has been appointed to the Eastern Cape provincial...

Lets’ see some action, says Nkwinti

Ward 10 committee notes THE Ward 10 committee was pushed to make more decisions for its constituents, by committee member Sxeaks Nkwinti at last Thursday’s...

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...

Water restrictions announced

WATER restrictions were announced at yesterday’s open council meeting for the whole of Ndlambe. The following shall apply: Restrictions Prohibited immediately is the watering of gardens,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New interns for Ndlambe

  NDLAMBE Municipality has acquired the services of 25 new interns to assist the various departments in a year-long programme that will help them develop...

Council Notes – Executive Committee

WHEN the new Ndlambe executive committee (exco) met on Tuesday, with new mayor Phindile Faxi in the chair, the members sometimes struggled to find...

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...

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...

Ward 10 shows little support at the mayoral imbizo

THERE was little participation at Thursday evening’s mayoral imbizo; an opportunity to have pressing questions answered by the municipality as well as to raise...

Ndlambe presents draft municipal budget

NDLAMBE’S draft budget, tabled for consideration at the recent full council meeting, proposes a rates increase for 2017/2018 of 9%, and a general increase...

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...

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...

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...

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...

More areas, but same strict conditions for fireworks

NDLAMBE Municipality has announced its list of designated areas for the discharging of fireworks, in addition to the West Pier in Port Alfred which...

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...

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...

Charges dropped against fireman

THEFT charges have been withdrawn against a former fireman who was accused of stealing computer parts from the Ndlambe municipality. Sibusiso Zweni, who entered the...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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