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.
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.
The abandoned Scottsville Bowling Club has become a haven for criminals causing concern in the neighborhood following a spate of crime in the area.
One of South Africa’s biggest social housing developments, the Aloe Ridge development in Westgate Grange was opened over the weekend.
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.
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.
Msunduzi Municipality spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha said they are currently experiencing a major cable fault in the Hilton and Sweetwaters area.
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.
Umgeni water is planning a 30-hour water shutdown for the city to carryout essential maintenance on their aquaducts.
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.
Frustrated Hilton residents who are again with without water and electricity for lengthy periods have lambasted the municipality for failing to inform them of such cuts so they could make alternate arrangements.