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SAMWU Representative gunned down

SAMWU Representative gunned down

I heard on the Umhlobo Wenene news this morning that a national SAMWU representative was gunned down by unknown assailants. So in various municipalities workers have downed tools to show respect to their representative. I don't know whether the non-collection of...

Service Interruption

Service Interruption

31 January 2019 SERVICE INTERRUPTION The municipality is attending to labour related issues in the electricity and cleansing sections. Service delivery in these departments is adversely affected. The municipality appeals to all residents to be patient while these...

Talking Trash and Solutions

Talking Trash and Solutions

Talking Trash and Solutions Please see attached Grocott's Mail for events on Thurs 7th and Fri 8th Feb Start is at 5.30pm both days.Thursday at SAIAB and Friday at NELM National English Literary Museum Makana Plastic Action Group with generous support of SPAR have a...

Raising Funds for Makana Revive

Raising Funds for Makana Revive

Makana Revive! is willing to raise funds for a clean up of east and west, within reason as funds will be limited. If you are able to help with cleaning up – provide a vehicle etc. – let Makana Revive! know makanarevive@itsnet.co.za and discuss pricing with them....

GRA office in Joza Youth Hub

GRA office in Joza Youth Hub

Starting today 29 January 2019, GRA has started running an office at the Joza Youth Hub (JYH). I am here from 08:30 - 12:30, you can come and get your membership form to join. You can come and get assistance with fault reporting, follow ups on reported matters, you...

MBB funds depleted

MBB funds depleted

Good day all. Note that MBB won't be able to assist with water leaks / burst pipes as the project funds have been depleted. All water leaks / burst pipes are to be reported directly to Makana Municipality Tel: 046 603 6069. MBB would like to thank everyone for their...

U3A Event

U3A Event

Last week we ran a very well attended event about grey and rain water co-hosted by U3A and because of demand we are running it again. Apologies for late notice – with so much going on, I struggled to find a venue. To gauge interest, please contact Green Overall at...

Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

Cleaning up Thank you to the 40+ people who turned out on Sunday to clean up Beaufort Street and Fairview Spring. Especially to Siphokazi Luphumlo Pango who has started this off. In the meantime, please be aware that the new management at Makana municipality, while...

Positives and Negatives regarding Water Plight

Positives and Negatives regarding Water Plight

National media is taking an interest in our water plight. The narrative GRA is trying to develop: ordinary people working together to support each other. A change from much of the rest of the country where service delivery is resulting in conflict. Tomorrow,...

Makana Plastic Action Group

Makana Plastic Action Group

Makana Plastic Action Group are trying to spread the message, to reduce use of single-use plastics. This issue links to the hundreds of people who turned out today to clean up in Beaufort Street and at Fairview Spring. For tips and ideas on reducing plastics in Makana...

Community in Action

Community in Action

Community in action! A good news story. When 4th generation Grahamstonian Jade Bowles, owner of Boldline Manufacturing was shown pics of their truck dumping building rubble, he sprung into action.Boldline's new driver (who had transgressed company policy) was...

Register to Vote

Register to Vote

If you didn't get a chance to register to vote this weekend, don't worry. You can still register Monday - Friday, at the local IEC office at 20 High Street, during office hours, by appointment. Phone (046) 622-3008 to make an appointment. Please do so as soon as...

Dams are almost empty

Dams are almost empty

‼️OUR DAMS ARE ALMOST EMPTY and RATIONED WATERfor all of MAKHANDA/GRAHAMSTOWN is VERY LIKELYby MIDDLE FEBRUARY.‼️ Below is a combined list, from many people, of things we can do NOW to prepare us all and to save water. The more we can work together to save, the longer...

Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

A breath of Fresh Air? Yesterday, Grahamstown Residents’ Association committee met with the new Executive Mayor, Mzukisi Mpahlwa. We had a constructive dialogue with The Mayor which we will report back to GRA members by Email soon. Mr Mpahlwa is quite unlike the last...

Water Update

Water Update

Water Update Settlers is now 12.6% and Howieson Poort 22.8%Oficial estimates give 4 weeks when no dam water can be pumped (mid Feb) Pic shows that meter guage (16m top level is now at 5 metres of water) Even bits of trees and abandoned boats are becoming visible in...

St Phillips Church

St Phillips Church

St Philips Church in Fingo Village in Grahamstown. Built in 1860. We are proud to have moved on site to carry out glass repairs to this gracious building as part of our commitment to our community. Thank you again to our customers whose amazing support allows us to do...

Water Leak

Water Leak

A water leak near Worcester Mews again. If in the area, your water is shut off to prevent major losses. Please share. Makana plumbers can’t find this leak; if the person reporting it failed to communicate the right place please report again.

News on Water Crisis

News on Water Crisis

21 January 2019 Makana Municipality Executive Mayor Cllr Mzukisi Mphahlwa and Infrastructure portfolio chairperson committee Cllr Ramie Xonxa are currently briefing the media about the municipality's plans to tackle our water challenges. The municipality would also...

Very Popular Presentation

Very Popular Presentation

Following the very popular presentation on grey and rain water last week by Frans van der Merwe of Green Overall in PE, he would like to know if another talk later this week would be of interest. If interested please comment here or email...