Municipal

Cleland sewer woes continues

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.

City clean-up campaign focuses on illegal operations

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.

City plans to move dump

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.

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.
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