Thursday, January 21, 2021

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...

Council notes: Solar geyser rollout for Ndlambe

In a national solar geyser rollout programme, Ndlambe will benefit by being given 4,000 geysers for installation in indigent households. Ndlambe Municipality had to prepare...

New councillor Runeli sworn in

A well-known figure in the Nemato Township as well as in town, Xolisa Runeli was sworn in as a PR councillor at the council...

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...

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...

Water restrictions still in effect

There have recently been questions asked on social media about water restriction in the area Water usage restrictions, imposed by Ndlambe Municipality late last year,...

Airfield deadline

‘No more freebies’ for R100-million business on state-owned land THE long-awaited discussion between Ndlambe Municipality, the national department of public works and 43 Air School...

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...

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...
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‘Mushrooming’ squatter camp at the Boknes dump

Land invasions have proliferated in Ndlambe, including in Boknes, Trappes Valley, Bathurst and on the R67 close to the 43 Air School turnoff. The...

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...
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EFF protest the demolition of graves

The Economic Freedom Fighters were out in numbers on Monday morning to protest what they see as a total disrespect for their ancestors after...

COUNCIL NOTES

JON HOUZET and ROB KNOWLES Medolino pumps NEARLY four years after the 2012 floods that caused devastation in the Medolino valley, Medolino Caravan Park owner Derek...

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...
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Problems at the Bathurst dump

The attached video gives a very brief explanation as to what the Bathurst Dump looks like. However, the dump actually extends from the intersection of...

Beach Road official opening

WARD 10 councillor Raymond Schenk wishes to inform the public that the recently paved Beach Road will be opened by the Ndlambe mayor, councillor...

Runaway tractor is stumped

One way to bring your tractor to a complete stop. It took a neighbour's tree to prevent this Ndlambe Municipality tractor, looking more like something...

Water problems in Nemato

Municipal Spokesperson, Cecil Mbolekwa, issued the following notice to residents, sent from Sipho Babama. Non- Availability of water at Nemato Township "I would like to inform...

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 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...

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...

Ndlambe mayor’s bragging rights

Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi apologised for being late to last week’s council meeting, but was happy to report he had “bragging rights” over housing. “Housing...
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Stray cattle, yet again

Stray cattle on the side of the R72 going through Port Alfred on Thursday evening, November 15. A regular occurrence. Beasts wandering into the...

EC to embark on mass testing, enforce wearing of masks in...

The Eastern Cape provincial government will embark on mass testing, screening, tracking, tracing of people who are contacts of people infected by coronavirus, enforce...

Regional ANC advises Ndlambe council not to appeal high court judgment...

The regional executive committee (REC) of the ANC Sarah Baartman region has advised the Ndlambe council not to appeal the high court judgment on...

Problems at the Bathurst dump

The Bathurst dump is an area of concern for local residents who say that the lack of signage plus the state of the road...

Appalling conditions at the Port Alfred dumpsite

ANYONE who has visited the Port Alfred dumpsite, adjacent to the Marjorie Parrish TB Hospital, would have noticed the amount of refuse scattered outside...

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...

Mayor prevents Gift of the Givers from giving statement

By now we should all be aware of the relief work performed by Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Gift of the Givers who arrived with three...

Ndlambe Municipality Executive Committee

The Ndlambe Municipality executive committee, comprising the mayor, Khululwa Ncamiso, and councillors Thembani Mazana, Ray Sheck and Nosicelo Xhasa, met on Thursday March 12...