Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ward 10 Committee notes

  THERE were only few items on the Ward 10 committee agenda on Tuesday but some valid points were raised by committee members and need...

Water shortages in Kenton – Municipality responds

"The Kenton community has experienced water shortages since Sunday. These were caused by a faulty pump at the pump station," writes Ndlambe municipal spokesman...

Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting unable to get down to business...

More than seven hours after the Nelson Mandela Bay council convened this morning‚ not a single agenda item has been concluded. According to HeraldLIVE‚ both...

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...

‘Hoodwinked’

Misgivings expressed in council over the legitimacy of adjustment budget CONFUSION, followed by a hasty turnaround by ANC councillors, prevented the Ndlambe municipal adjustment budget...

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...

Civil servants trash Port St Johns community town hall

MUNICIPAL officials in the Port St Johns Local Municipality (PSJLM) trashed the town hall with faeces and rubbish after not receiving promised salary increases. The...

Poor audit – Another qualified opinion from AG for Ndlambe

  NDLAMBE Municipality has received yet another qualified audit from the Auditor General (AG) for the financial period, 2016/2017, this despite assurances by the municipal...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Water restrictions, with immediate effect

At its final council meeting of the year, held at Cannon Rocks in December, an addendum item requested the approval of the following water...

Ndlambe Music Festival is on again, with a little cash injection...

NDLAMBE council confirmed it will help fund the Ndlambe Music Festival, despite assurances by event organisers, the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture...

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...

Ndlambe council notes

THE last Executive Committee (exco) meeting of the year took place at the council chambers on Tuesday, where a number of issues were discussed...

Ndlambe Council Notes

THE last Executive Committee (exco) meeting of the year took place at the council chambers on Tuesday, where a number of issues were discussed...

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...

Municipality in liquor licence transfer debacle

CONFUSION over the terms of a lease in the small boat harbour has resulted in the Ward 10 committee recommending that a liquor licence...

Makana neglect over Eskom bill earns DA wrath

THE DA caucus on the Makana council has slammed the municipality for using revenue generated from electricity sales to pay R13-million monthly in salaries...

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,...

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...

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...

Residents will be credited for municipal overbilling

NDLAMBE residents have been overbilled by the municipality on their July bills. The error was picked up by Charles Pellew, a former chairman of the...

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...

Fireworks over New Year under discussion

AT the Ward 10 committee meeting held at the council chambers last Thursday, members discussed whether fireworks should be allowed in Ndlambe, and whether...

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...

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...
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