Sunday, July 23, 2017

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,...

Cell tower consternation

THE news that a proposal to construct a 25m-high cell tower on the property of the Dias NGK Church in Forest Downs North has...

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...

Station Hill residents refuse to accept tender award

RESIDENTS of Station Hill burned trees and pushed broken bricks into the road last week when a tender to fix a road there was...

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...

Crucial stormwater drain still a flood threat

ONE of the longest stormwater drains in Port Alfred, the drain which runs the length of Van Riebeeck street into Lambert, is still not...

TB awareness and more at Quayiya Primary

Pupils at Qhayiya Primary School in Bathurst had very important lessons to learn on Friday when a delegation from The Department of Social Services,...

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...

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...

War room volunteers awaited training

  IT was clear at the war room training session for Wards 5 through 10, held at the Port Alfred Civic Centre on Monday afternoon,...

Transparency key to our area’s progress – mayor

NDLAMBE mayor Phindile Faxi said he was not fazed when the municipality received negative publicity because the municipality was transparent. Faxi was responding to questions...

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...

Interruptions to water supply

This is to notify residents about the interruptions on water supply that will be switched on and off as from 13 February 2017 – 16...

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...

We should expect better

IT has become so normal for Ndlambe Municipality to receive a qualified audit report – as opposed to the years it received a disclaimer...

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...

Miscreants dump illegally

DUMP BY THE RIVER: A new rubbish dump appears to have sprung up at the riverside behind the Lounge off Pascoe Crescent recently. Lots...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

Awards for Ndlambe

Municipality recognised for improved audit and housing development IT is almost the end of Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi’s first 100 days in office and, having...

IDP – The next generation

  EVERYONE should participate in the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and the process should be completely transparent, according to Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi. Faxi was talking...

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,...

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...

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...