Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sarah Baartman District awards certificates for Mzantsi Championships

Book clubs for school pupils throughout the country participated in the Funda Mzantsi National Championships that took place in George, Eastern Cape, from 23...

Roads mess-up

State of the roads in Port Alfred Service roads alongside the R72 have been virtually destroyed due to the heavy machinery used in the ongoing...

Makana dams reach critical levels

WATER RATIONING WILL COMMENCE Makana Municipality has warned that dam levels in Makhanda West (Grahamstown) are at a critical level, despite recent rain. The municipality said...

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...

Good news at dump

Private enterprise makes landfill site functional again ANYONE visiting the Port Alfred refuse dump in the last week will have noticed an almost miraculous transformation...

Update from Ndlambe Municipality Covid-19 Joint Operations Committee

As of July 21, there were a total of 521 confirmed cumulative Covid-19 positive cases in Ndlambe, of which 262 were new cases for...

Mayor relaunches local Aids council

THE dormant Ndlambe Aids council was relaunched last week due to the initiative of mayor Phindile Faxi. Faxi contacted HIV/Aids co-ordinator for Cacadu, Celiwe Chewu,...

Ndlambe finances in a good state, says Schenk

Last week’s open executive committee meeting was a hurried affair where councillor Ray Schenk stood in for the mayor who was finishing his round...

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...

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...

UPDATE: WATER SITUATION IN PORT ALFRED

The municipality is experiencing water challenges in Port Alfred, due to Eskom power outrages. This started about two months ago, but as from 20th September...

Municipal help for Masiphumelele home in Freestone

Ndlambe municipality donated chairs, tables and plates to Masiphumelele home for disabled children in Freestone, Bathurst, on Mandela Day. Speaker of Ndlambe, councillor Vivian Maphaphu...

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...

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...

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...

Makana apologises to Gift of the Givers and is looking into...

Following the fallout of a public spat between the Gift of the Givers (GoG), Makana Municipality and the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS)...

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...

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...

Court cracks whip

Municipality ordered to address stray cattle and commonages FOLLOWING years of frustration over stray cattle and mismanagement of municipal commonages, on Tuesday farmers obtained a...

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 Disruption Notice: Alexandria – Urgent

Water shutdown in Alexandria in off-peak times due to water shortages. Alexandria is encountering drastic water challenges due to drought and Eskom power outages. Consequently,...

Lack of support at the Ward 10 mayoral imbizo

LAST week Talk of the Town published a brief snippet from the story on the mayoral imbizo. stating it was poorly attended by members...

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...

Municipal notice: Covid-19 and the national lockdown

Notice-68-of-2020-Municipal-Lockdown.pdf NDLAMBE MUNICIPALITY is hereby given that, pursuant to the National State of Disaster as announced by the State President, Cyril Ramaphosa, and the...
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Support for municipal workers and ANC members

NDLAMBE Municipality workers showed support outside the Port Alfred Magistrates Court on Monday morning for seven people, some of whom were fellow municipal workers...

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...

Ndlambe Municipality honeysucker dumping sewage in bush

Talk of the Town came across this Ndlambe Municipality honeysucker (vacuum tanker) discharging raw sewage in the bush on the verge of Wharf Street...

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...