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Load-Shedding Times

Load-Shedding Times

NOTICE: Eskom load shedding todayhttp://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/Load…/ScheduleInterpretationGrahamstown 1 : 7pm to 9.30pmGrahamstown 2 : 11am to 1.30pmEskom web site updated about 08.30am 30th Novembersee: http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/"We are currently...

Conditions in Joza

Conditions in Joza

Visit to Extension 6, JozaOn 29th November, Sally Price-Smith (GRA committee) and Ntuthu (Administrator) visited homes to check on residents affected by the sewage overflow in Ext 6.“We were utterly disgusted. The fact that a solution was not found within...

Water Crisis

Water Crisis

WE FACE A WATER CRISISMakana Water Forum are presenting plans to deal with the crisis from 10am to 12 noon on Friday 30th November 2018 at Noluthando Hall, Joza.It is also an opportunity to hear from those in charge, to ask questions and make...

Planned Water Outage

Planned Water Outage

Municipal notice, please share (English after isiXhosa): – Grahamstown East - Planned Water Outage 29/11/2018 IJames Kleynhans neliziko elicoca amanzi okusela, kungoku nje liyasetyenzwa kusandiswa eli ziko. Ngenxa yalo msebenzi kuyadingeka ukuba limana...

ANC Meeting Summary

ANC Meeting Summary

A resident who attended this meeting sent us this summary: REPORT The Programme Director was Mabhuti Matyhumza and all the ANC Cllrs were in attendance with the exception of Mthunzi Fatyi [Ward 3]. Various ANC regional executive members were in attendance....

Message from Makana

Message from Makana

Message posted by MAKANA at 9.53am To the Grahamstown West Resident: Most areas have recently experienced low pressure to no water at all. This is because the High Level reservoir level has not picked up yet causing the supply not being able to meet the...

Message from the GRA

Message from the GRA

We reported briefly on our meeting with the MM on Tuesday 13 November. It is not all doom and gloom. He has a good idea what the problems are and for the first time we have a sense that they COULD be brought under control. Still a long way to go but some...

Fixing Water Leaks

Fixing Water Leaks

Two days ago I reported a water leak which is at Bisholo Street, Extension 1. On my way to work this morning I saw these guys working on it. As early as 07:50 they had already dug it up and established what caused it. By the time I took this picture they...

Makana Announcement

Makana Announcement

Makana announcement. — Good day. The plumbing team will be attending to a leak that has been found on the 300mm diameter pipe line in Transit Camp. Ext 4,5,6,7,8 & 9 will be affected. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

GRA met Municipal Manager, Mr Mene

GRA met Municipal Manager, Mr Mene

GRA met Municipal Manager, Mr Mene (3pm Tuesday) many of us may be calling for change, but the business of engaging continues.......... It has been confirmed that Eskom have written to Makana formally withdrawing the threat to interrupt electricity. GRA...

Power Failure

Power Failure

Makana communication: — There is a power failure in the African Street area due to a transformer that failed earlier today. The part was ordered, however, when it was delivered it was discovered that it was faulty and couldn't be installed. This has...

Makana Councillors

Makana Councillors

Do you think Makana Councillors are performing the functions they are paid to do? Here is the Job Description for Councillors: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/…/handbook_for_municipal_cou… And SALGA guidance on functioning of Councils:...

Chaos during council meetings

Chaos during council meetings

Watch the video in this Grocott's Mail report to see the chaos at the Council meeting on Weds 7th November (day after the march to hand over the Petition of 21,000 calling for dissolution of Makana Council). The clip is just 3 mins - but the row and chaos...

Top Level Bid to Save Makana

Top Level Bid to Save Makana

The petition calling for Administration has been delivered by a delegation consisting of Ayanda Kota (UPM), Daphne Timm, Tim Bull (GRA secretary) to the office in Bhisho of COGTA MEC Xasa. A Grocott‘s reporter travelled to Bhisho, so expect a fuller report...

Howieson Poort

Howieson Poort

Regular updates from Pravesh at MBB Consultimg Engineers on work being done at Howieson Poort. Thank you for all the great work.