Cleland residents are still having to deal with raw sewage running through their property despite the matter being highlighted to the municipality several weeks ago.
A clamp down on the filthiest areas in Pietermaritzburg’s city centre continued last week with Msunduzi mayor Themba Njilo and general manager of Economic and Sustainable Development, Dr Ray Ngcobo, cracking the whip on illegal operations during the “Conscious Fridays” clean-up campaign on Thursday and Friday.
Umngeni Water has released a list of areas that will be affected by a 26-hour water shutdown on November 21 and 22.
Amid renewed calls for the relocation of the New England Road Landfill site, after the recent fire that covered the city in a blanket of smoke, the municipality has admitted that it is currently looking at alternatives for a new site.
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.
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.