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Message from the GRA

Message from the GRA

Good day residents, GRA is aware and understands that a big number of residents are beyond frustrated. Resulting from various infrastructural faults around our town, which have been repeatedly reported, with little or no action or explanation from the...

Weather for Friday (10 August)

Weather for Friday (10 August)

SEVERE WEATHER FOR FRIDAY 10 AUGUST. The eastern interior will become an area of severe convergence. There is a continuous supply of very cold air coming from the south from an intense anticyclone in the Atlantic Ocean. The development of another...

Suburban Market

Suburban Market

Supurban market now on at Carinus School grounds, Beaufort Street.

Sewage

Sewage

Sewage spill on south side of Church Square, which has not been attended to for months. This was sent to us by a concerned resident.

Ted Pillay is gone

Ted Pillay is gone

Ted Pillay has gone but is not right out of the picture. Municipality advised that the new Municipal Manager, Mr Moppo Mene assumed his duties yesterday (1 August). GRA will continue to monitor the situation and we hope we can work constructively with the...

Garbage Problem

Garbage Problem

This is a state of service delivery in our Makhanda Municipality. I took these photos this morning on my way to work. My understanding is that garbage collection happens on Mondays in town.

Makana Announcement

Makana Announcement

Good morning. Please note that there's a major pipe burst between Joza and Extension 5. Most of Joza including extensions 4 & 5 may be affected by this burst. Plumbers are currently working on the problem and water will be restored as soon as they finish...

Sewage

Sewage

A concerned resident has sent in these photos, sewer has been streaming down Ndumo Street, for the past few weeks.

A Lesson from Queenstown

A Lesson from Queenstown

A salutary lesson from Queenstown (now Komani) if we don't keep up community pressure, insisting on better governance. Thanks to Ted Pillay for all you are doing to clean up the administration of Makana municipality. None of us can afford to give up,...

Water Report

Water Report

Potentially positive news on funding, though experience shows Grahamstown Residents’ Association will need to monitor and hold to account. Other parts of this report quite bizarre, that anyone could think Fairview Spring has sufficient capacity to make...

New Director for Waste Management

New Director for Waste Management

Welcome to new Director for Waste Management, Fire Service, Traffic Department, Parks Dept (includes managing stray livestock) at Makana. "The City has a great potential to be the best town and {it} has great people." Says Kelello...

Meeting on Water Issue

Meeting on Water Issue

Tomorrow: 24th JULY 2018: 10am City Hall : 2pm Indoor Sports Centre WATER issues: Status: URGENT Dear Grahamstown All of us are very concerned about the most basic of services. We need clean, safe and secure supplies of water. Things have gone badly wrong...

Water Update

Water Update

WATER OUTAGE UPDATE: Please note that the current water outage in Oatlands and surrounding areas is a result of this pipe burst in Fitzroy Street (see pics below). It has been reported to Makana and they're hoping to repair it tomorrow. Unfortunately their...

Message from Makana

Message from Makana

Makana message this morning Good day, this is to report that Grahamstown home builders is working (repairing pipe burst) at Botanic gardens. Hillsview area and areas around PJ Olivier are affected. Humble apologies for the inconvenience....

Meeting about Water Issues

Meeting about Water Issues

đź’§All residents are invited.đź’§Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation Hon. Pamela Tshwete will be visiting Makana on 24 July 2018 for stakeholder & community engagement giving update on water related issues raised during her visit on the 14th of June 2018....

Ward Maps

Ward Maps

Below is a link containing all the ward maps. http://www.makana.gov.za/ward-maps/ If you don't know which ward you fall under, go to the elections link below and enter your I.D. number and the verification code that appears on the screen. On the next...

Fire in Grahamstown

Fire in Grahamstown

Aerial view of Thursday’s fire. Well done to everyone who pitched in to help put it out....