Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cape Town faces day of reckoning on drought and corruption

The City of Cape Town council is expected to make crucial decisions on Friday about the drought and the future of a top official...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The times they are a changin’

Sikhumbuzo "Skura" Venene, right, was inducted as the new PR councillor for Ndlambe municipality at the open council meeting, held in Cannon Rocks on Monday....

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...

High court again orders Ndlambe to sort out cattle and commonages

A sequel in the Grahamstown High Court to the case of Ndlambe’s mismanaged commonages and the stray cattle issue, has seen the municipality again...

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...

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,...

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...

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 UPDATE: Outage caused by vandalism at balancing dam

This is to inform you about the water challenge that we are currently facing: The balancing dam where raw water is stored has experienced vandalism...

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...

Flood pumps issue left hanging

Documents still not signed, one year later A YEAR after the late Derek Victor donated new floodwater pumps for the Medolino valley to Ndlambe Municipality,...

UPDATE: Traffic Department closure

In a statement just received, Ndlambe municipal spokesman, Cecil Mbolekwa has informed the people of Port Alfred that the Traffic Department will now be...

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...

Ndlambe Municipality Achievement, 2018

  Yet again Ndlambe has been awarded Blue Flag International status for the fourteenth (14th) consecutive year at Kelly’s Beach, Port Alfred and for the...

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...

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...

URGENT: No water for most of Wednesday

THIS is to notify residents about the interruption to the water supply that will be switched off on Wednesday August 22 from 5am to...

WATER: Letter from Ndlambe Municipality

Municipal spokesman, Cecil Mbolekwa wrote: Ndlambe Municipality is currently experiencing a burst pipe on the pumping main from Pump Station number 2, which is causing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big stink threatens Kowie River

Thieves plunder sewage plant, e.coli levels rise JON HOUZET PORT Alfred’s sewage plant, which has been inoperative for a year, may have resulted in untreated effluent...

URGENT WARNING: Beaches closed due to proximity of shark

Warning : Warning : Warning : Warning The Community Protection Services Directorate of Ndlambe Municipality, through its spokesman, Cecil Mbolekwa, wants to inform the community that...

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...
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