The period for public comments on the budget closed last week, and approval of the revised budget is expected by June at the latest.
In 2011, the MEC for Human Settlements, Ravi Pillay approved an amount of R12.5-million for the renovations of Fairleigh and Suryaville flats.
“The water storage capacities of the Umzinyathi area are still very low, and consequently, the ability of the Buffalo River to solely sustain this region is questionable, based on current and historic water supply figures.”
Receiving a bill for R119 260 ‘out of the blue’ however, was enough to cause Madadeni homeowner, Paul Mbele to question if the municipality was punishing him.
The eMadlangeni Municipality’s Communications Department explained a business plan had been developed to provide a clear framework for resurfacing the town’s roads.
This is a continuation of a report by the Newcastle Advertiser in March of 2016, relating to frequent power outages in Utrecht and a survey of functioning electrical boxes by AfriForum.
Aside from the dilapidated state of the ablution facilities, overgrown grass and broken alcohol bottles mar the area which once was used as a family park.
At a special council meeting on Wednesday, March 29. Mayor, Makhosini Nkosi laid facts bare with the presentation of the State of the Town Address and 2017/2018 Budget Speech.
Faced with a potentially unfunded budget, advice from provincial governance against a balancing loan and the denial of full-time councillors, municipal leadership has fought to maintain control of the ship.
During the State of the Town Address by Newcastle Mayor, Makhosini Nkosi, it would seem that Newcastle Municipality has its work cut out for the year.
Mr Douman called on the municipality to address the disrespect being shown to the dead, and the public to take a stance against service delivery failures from authorities.