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NOTE OF COUNCIL MEETING/INTLANGANISO YEBHUNGA (Friday, 26 October 2018 at 10:00)

COUNCIL MEETING

 

Dr T.T Mnyimba, the Municipal Manager as duly instructed by the Speaker of the Amathole District Municipality (Cllr. N. Ndikinda) hereby gives notice, in terms of Section 19(a) of the Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, as amended, that a meeting of the Amathole District Municipality as per approved calendar will be held on Friday, 26 October 2018 at 10:00 in the Calgary Conference Centre, Macleantown Road, East London. 

 

In terms of Section 20(1) of the Municipal Systems Act, members of the public, the media and other interested parties or bodies are invited to attend the meeting.

 

INTLANGANISO YEBHUNGA

 

Dr T.T Mnyimba uMphathi ka Masipala, njengoko eyalelwe nguSomlomo ka Masipala weSithili i Amathole (Ceba. N Ndikinda) wazisa, ngokwe Candelo 19(a) lo Mthetho olawula uhlobo lokusebenza kooMasipala, Act 32 of 2000, ukuba intlanganiso ye Bhunga leSithili i Amathole ngokuqulathwe kwisikhokelo sentlanganiso sonyaka (calendar) evunyiweyo iyakubanjwa ngo Lwesihlanu umhla wama 26 kweyeDwarha 2018 ngentsimbi yeshumi kusasa kwiholo yase Calgary, eMonti. 

 

NgokweCandelo 20(1) loMthetho wooMasipala, uluntu ngokubanzi, iintatheli kwakunye namanye amaqela anomdla ayamenywa ukuba abe yinxalenye yale ntlanganiso.

 

CLOSURE OF THE ADM SATELLITE OFFICE IN STUTTERHEIM

PUBLIC NOTICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2018

CLOSURE OF THE ADM SATELLITE OFFICE IN STUTTERHEIM

A notice is hereby given that the Amathole District Municipality (ADM) satellite office will be closed due to the violent protests that occurred yesterday the 16th October 2018. ADM subscribes to the notion of public participation in the spirit of good governance and believes that all service delivery challenges can be addressed in harmony without destroying the much needed infrastructure.

Subsequently, the acts of violence are condemned in the strongest possible terms. The Executive Management continues to assess the situation and further developments will be communicated in due course.

ADM Stakeholders are urged to make use of the following contact details for enquiries directed to the satellite office;

Toll free: 0800 236 236, Tel: 043 701 4000

Amathole District Municipality would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.

#SAVEWATER #SAVELIVES #USEWATERRESPONSIBLY

Issued by Amathole District Municipality Communications and Customer Care Unit

For more information call: Noni Vuso at 043 783 2500 | 082 419 0161 Also visit www.amathole.gov.za

INTERRUPTION OF WATER SUPPLY IN QOLORA AREA UNDER MNQUMA LM

PUBLIC NOTICE 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 INTERRUPTION OF WATER SUPPLY IN QOLORA AREA UNDER MNQUMA LM
 
 
 
  
 
 
FRIDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2018
 
 
A notice is hereby given that there will e interruption of water supply in the area of Qolora from midday on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Amathole District Municipality [ADM] will be undertaking a maintenance programme at the Qolora Water Treatment Works to clean and unblock the raw water reservoir line which will operate below its capacity. Due to this, residents will experience low water pressure at most and no water at worst.  
 
The interruption will take place as follows:
 
DATE 
TASK 
AREAS AFFECTED
16 OTOBER 2018
QOLORA WATER TREATMENT WORKS
 
* Isolate, clean and inspect
* No water pumping to surrounding areas will take place
Qolora AA
 
Community members are urged not to panic and to try and conserve as much water as possible until the water supply is restored the following day, on 17 October 2018.
The ADM has to clean this reservoir urgently as it causes blockages on the raw water line feeding the plant which reduces the level of water flowing to the plant and ultimately causes shortage of the treated water supplying the communities. 
Amathole District Municipality would like to apologize for any inconvenience this interruption may cause.
#Save water…..#Save lives…..#UseWaterResponsibly
Issued by the Amathole District Municipality’s Communications and Customer Care Unit.
 
For more information call: Nonceba Vuso at 043 783 2500 | 082 419 0161 Also visit www.amathole.gov.za

ENERGY MINISTER APPEALS TO BUSINESS TO HALT PRICE INCREASES AGAINST PETROL HIKES

TO ALL: MEDIA , STAKEHOLDERS, RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION, ORGANISED BUSINESS STRUCTURES

 

ADVISORY: ENERGY MINISTER APPEALS TO BUSINESS TO HALT PRICE INCREASES AGAINST PETROL HIKES

 

 

 

ADM HEADQUARTERS 11 OCTOBER 2018 

 

In a statement issued by the Government Communications Information Systems (GCIS), Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has appealed to the business sector to withhold passing on the increasing costs of fuel prices to the consumer.

 The statement said Radebe was much concerned about the impact that such increase would have on the poor and vulnerable. 

 “You would recall that in the month of September, we intervened in order to alleviate the fuel price increase, where the price of petrol did not go up. We want to appeal to the private sector to show some generosity by not passing on the cost to consumers because we know the price of bread and petrol has a devastating impact, especially on vulnerable members of the South African society”- the statement quoted.

The plea from the minister comes after the recent  record high petrol price increases. 

The Department of Energy on Monday, 1 October 2018, announced that a litre of petrol 93 (ULP and LRP) will rise by 99 cents, while that of 95 (ULP and LRP) will increase by R1.

According to the statement, motorists around the country will be paying no less than R17.00 for a litre of 95 while both grades of diesel, Diesel 0.05% and 0.005% Sulphur have seen an increases of R1.24 a litre.

In September, the fuel price remained unchanged following Radebe’s announcement of a 4.9 cents a litre increase in the retail margin of petrol.

At the time, it was announced that the 4.9 cents a litre increase would be ring-fenced for the wages of the forecourt staff. The 4.9 cents a litre salary increase is in line with the Motor Industry Bargaining Council (MIBCO) agreement of 18 November 2016.

Government, Radebe said, is troubled by the rising fuel price, especially the effect it has on the cost of living and doing business in the country.

He said the impact of a fuel price increase is multiplied through the cost of transport, goods and services. This puts enormous pressure on households, farmers, businesses, investors and the delivery of services.

Yesterday, Radebe has been reported to saying the "South African economy was currently going through a difficult period."

“We would like to encourage all our motorists to be very circumspect when they plan their trips to moderate their driving habits so that they can save fuel. These are difficult times and as President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted, we need to stimulate the economy through this recovery and stimulus package that the President announced,” he said.

President Ramaphosa will later this month host an investment conference to ensure that more than a trillion Rand in investment comes to South African shores.

Radebe said South Africa is a net importer of crude oil.

“We are very hopeful that with this investment conference the President will host on 25 and 26 October, we will be able to get investment into the economy, of which a significant portion will be for oil and gas.

“[This is] to ensure that we [can] be self-sufficient and that we don’t continuously become victims of the dollar exchange rate and crude oil prices that are now over $80 per barrel,” Radebe said.

Government adjusts the fuel prices at the beginning of each month informed by local and international factors. The approach of regular fuel price adjustment smooths out the differences in fuel price for stability in the economy, which is a delicate balance. 

 

For more information please visit the South African Government News online at: www.sanews.gov.za | or via their twitter handle at @SAgovnews 

 

 

Issued by ADM Communications. 

 

WATER AND SANITATION MINISTRY TO HANDOVER 10 WATER TRUCKS TO AMATHOLE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

TO:  ALL MEDIA HOUSE

MEDIA STATEMENT

FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

WATER AND SANITATION MINISTRY TO HANDOVER 10 WATER TRUCKS TO AMATHOLE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY 

 

 

ADM HEADQUARTERS, 13 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Amathole District Municipality [ADM] will be officially handed over 10 water trucks by the of Water and Sanitation Ministry on Monday, 17 September 2018. 

This after ADM received R30 million in the 2017|18 fiscal from the Water Services Infrastructure Grant (WSIG) to utilise in the implementation of its drought intervention plan throughout the district.

 

From this R30m grant, ADM was able to procure 10 [ten] water trucks to a total sum of R15 million to mitigate the water crisis currently harshly affecting the district, a move that will translate into a welcomed spending relief on the high costs of water carting for the district.

 

Four of the six local municipalities under the district’s jurisdiction will receive two trucks each while the other two (namely, Great Kei and Amahlathi) will get one each. 

 

The number of allocation is driven by the relative magnitude of each LM and the demand for water carting, however, as and when necessary, the trucks will be moved around the district to serve the areas with the greatest need. 

 

Each truck is able to carry 12 000 litres of water, at 25 litres per person, which equates to one load being able to supply 480 people for one day.

 

"ADM requested special permission from the Department of Water and Sanitation to make use of the Water Service Infrastructure Grant (which has special conditions), to procure the tankers for drought intervention. This is so we can play our mandated role in bringing basic services to ADM communities”- said ADM Executive Mayor Cllr Winnie Nomfusi Nxawe.

 

Forming part of the ADM’s drought intervention plan, and included in the R30m grant, has been the project of drilling and equipping of boreholes as additional mitigation plan to address the water scarcity problem. 

 

Most of these boreholes have been drilled in Mnquma around the Teko Fihla and Teko Kona areas, with only three [3] that have been equipped in this area.  

Additional three [3] boreholes were drilled and equipped at WSU whilst an existing borehole at Toleni was also equipped as part of the drought intervention.  

 

Though yet to be equipped, further drilling has been done in Goshen and Toise areas under Amahlathi LM as well as in Ngqabara under Mbashe LM. 

 

The  Executive Mayor with the Ministry will hold a briefing session at the ADM’s Calgary Museum also serving as its Council Chambers before the handover as follows: 

 

 

ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS FOR OFFICIAL ADM TRUCKS HANDOVER BY DWS MINISTRY

 

DATE: MONDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

SESSION 1: POLI​TICAL BRIEFING

TIME: 09:00 - 09:30

 

SESSION 2: HANDOVER CEREMONY 

TIME: 09:30 - 10:00

 

SESSION 3: PROGRAMME OF THE DAY

TIME: 10:00 - 11:30

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Members of the media are cordially invited to come witness and cover this joint drought intervention effort between ADM and DWS. 

 

ADM continues to strive for improved service delivery and the executive mayor urged the community to continue to use water sparingly and responsibly. 

 

Jointly issued by Department of Water and Sanitation and Amathole District Municipality 

 

ALL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Amathole District Municipality                : Nonceba Vuso     @ 082 419 0161 | 043 783 2500 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

EC Department of Water & Sanitation   : Thandile Ngcume @ 082 659 1422 |043 604 5418 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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