Municipal

Blackout – Enough is Enough

Outraged residents left in the dark some for nearly 135 hours are contemplating legal action as well as approaching Eskom directly to create alternate supply-grids.

Over a million litres of water lost in city reservoir calamity

While residents do their best to conserve water in the midst of prolonged drought conditions, a faulty sensor on one of Umgeni Water’s main reservoirs supplying the city has resulted in over 1.2 million litres of water going down the drain.

Power grid will get us through winter, says Mayor

Although Easter is about celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, many city residents had not expected to celebrate the much-loved occasion in darkness and without their favourite traditional Easter Sunday meals.

Abandoned bowling club crime haven

The abandoned Scottsville Bowling Club has become a haven for criminals causing concern in the neighborhood following a spate of crime in the area.

Firemen describe horrific ordeal at Old Prison

Thankful to be alive, firemen, who worked selflessly at yesterday’s Old Prison building fire, give a first hand account of being trapped inside when a concrete slab fell on them.

Drought still a reality for Pietermaritzburg

While many have hoped the recent, frequent down pours would equate to an end of the dreaded drought situation, it appears that the rain has very inconveniently fallen outside the main catchment areas and done nothing to compensate the present water shortage.

DA councillor removed from Exco

Just over a month after the formation of the new Msunduzi Municipality Executive Committee (Exco), the DA has axed Naleni (Atwaru) Naidoo from Exco replacing her with veteran councillor Glen McArthur.

30-hour water shutdown

Umgeni water is planning a 30-hour water shutdown for the city to carryout essential maintenance on their aquaducts.

Political parties warned to remove election posters

The municipality has issued a warning to all political parties to remove election posters or face being fined. This week marks more than a month since the new Council was sworn in and yet election posters are still visible on lamp-posts throughout the city.
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