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Parties bring out big guns

With seven days to go before the 2016 local government elections, Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas has become a hotbed of political activity, with leading political parties upping the ante ahead of the August 3, poll. The ANC has confirmed that party president Jacob Zuma will today (Wednesday) lead the party in and around Pietermaritzburg garnering…

ANC candidates have proven track record

Freedom struggle stalwart and current minister of finance Pravin Gordhan said, “We are strong enough, resilient enough and creative enough to manage and overcome our economic challenges…the remarkable thing about the ANC is that somewhere in its genes, it is able to find the right answers at the right time”. This remark takes me back…

Municipal expert stands for election

After 24 years’ experience working in local government, Julie Dyer has accepted the nomination to run as an ANC candidate for ward 36, which covers the areas of Scottsville, Pelham, Bellevue and Cleland. Dyer has worked in many portfolios of local government, including the airport, libraries, the Art Gallery, Investment and local economy where she…

Election candidate lists released

The Independent Electoral Commission yesterday afternoon released the much-anticipated candidate lists for the upcoming local government elections in August. The release of the list confirms both independent candidates and candidates for the contesting political parties. The ANC named Thobekile Maphumulo from Mkhambathini Municipality as its mayoral candidate for Mgungundlovu District Notably city mayor Chris Ndlela,…

Billboard battle continues

Illegal billboards on Townbush Road remain an item of contention with the community and councillor more than eight years after it was erected. Ward 25 councillor Dave Ryder now fights another battle with the municipality over the two illegal billboards that were put up at the beginning of April 2016. He has been liasing with…

New cabinet focused on service delivery, says Premier

Cabinet will take a strong stance to manage expenditure tightly and direct government resources to priority projects, said Premier Willies Mchunu following this week’s provincial government reshuffle. The new appointments to cabinet are ANC KZN chairman Sihle Zikalala – MEC for Economic Development ANC Moses Mabhida chairman Mthandeni Dlungwana  – MEC for Education Former uMgungundlovu…

No rain forecast, taps dry in 4 months

With no change in the drought and as the country enters winter, the traditionally dry period, Umgeni Water has cut their supply to the Msunduzi municipality by a further 5% effective  from Monday, June 6th. And if the rains do not come, the city’s water supply will run out completely in about four months. The…

Jailed for the right reasons

Pietermaritzburg Mayor Chris Ndlela and local Mrs South Africa finalist Maritsa Gouws were jailed for all the right reasons on Thursday afternoon at the Liberty Midlands Mall. As part of the CANSA Jail and Bail fundraiser, Chris Ndlela, Maritsa Gouws, and business women Shashika Sewlall from Top Rotis and Erica Abrahms from Acacia Bush Lodge,…

Community sponsors Town Hill SAP revamp

Thanks to the generous donations from local businesses, the Town Hill Police Station was recently renovated. Edmund Szudrawski, a  member of the Community Police Forum, said that the forum undertook a number of projects to improve the police station, and these renovations were one of the projects. They raised money and asked the community for…

Water crisis: It’s all up to you

Surviving the drought and having the luxury of running water from your tap in the next few months all depends on how much water you, as the consumer, save on a daily basis. The Msunduzi municipality has appealed to its customers to use water sparingly, as this will enable the city to negotiate its toughest…

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