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TOTT 5 April 2018

2 Talk of the Town

2 Talk of the Town ADVERTISING / NEWSDESK: (046) 624 4356 Find us on Facebook April 5, 2018 Council announces tariff rate increases for the year ROB KNOWLES ALTHOUGH virtually nothing was discussed regarding the draft budget tabled at the latest Ndlambe council meeting (the Tabled Budget), held at the council chambers last Thursday, the tariff increases were presented and agreed by the council. The figures show an increase in rates of 6.4%, a 6.84% increase on electricity tariffs as per the National Energy Regulator, South Africa (Nersa) guidelines, 5.5% on refuse, 5.5% on sanitation, 5.5% on sewerage, 5.5% on water tariffs and 5.5% on all other tariffs. The budget is compiled in several stages and this, the tabled budget, after passing through council, acts as the discussion document taken to the various wards and constituencies for comment during the mayoral i m b ozo s . The final budget for 2018-19 will then be passed by council and implemented. Still, even given these increases the deficit to the municipality is estimated as R101592 419.00 for operational expenditure. This includes a proposed 8.5% increase in municipal worker wages/salaries. Negotiations on wage rises are ongoing and have been factored into the Tabled Budget. The capital budget has been reduced to R6000000 and any further capital equipment purchased would have to be done by way of grants. ALSO SEEN: Sunny Hill and Charlene Middleditch at the launch of the Amanzi Festival Picture: LOUISE KNOWLES ĞĂŝŶŐĞ ĞĂŝŶŐĂŝĚůΘĮŶŐŽ ŝŶĞŶĂŽŶĂůďĂŶĚ ĞĂŝŶŐĂŝĚďĂĞŝĞ Please contact 043-7485121 for an appointment. ŽŶůŶŐĨŽŵŽŵŝĐĂŽŽŵ ŽŚĞůůĚŽůĨĞĚ LET’S DO THE CONGA:Dylan de Lange, from Kleinemonde, caught this large conger eel at the Fish River this holiday season ALTER EGO: ‘Captain Ndlambe’, Billy Futter, strikes again, completing the Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Festival Marina Mile last Friday Picture: LOUISE KNOWLES SPORT DUDES: Durban bodyboarders Tegan Coulonvar and Liam Kavenga at the launch of the Amanzi Festival at the Royal St Andrews Hotel last Friday night Picture: LOUISE KNOWLES VOLCANIK TELEVISION 29 Biscay Road TEL: (046) 624 3630 32” SINOTEC LED R2900 GARDEN CLUB ALL WELCOME SA Garden Diva – Lizette Jonker DATE: 10 th April 2018 TIME: 09H30 VENUE: NG Diaz Church, Port Alfred COST: R120 Tickets @ Top Carpets and Floors, Rosehill Mall LIEZL 079 353 3518 ¿ 29 Miles St, Port Alfred PO Box 2871, Port Alfred, 6170 046 624 4356 / Fax: 046 624 2293 Mauneen Charter, mcharter@tisoblackstar.co.za Sonja Raasch, sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za Anneli Hanstein, hansteina@tisoblackstar.co.za Jon Houzet, houzetj@tisoblackstar.co.za ĂůŬŽŌŚĞŽŶĐŽĂ ΛĂůŬŽŌŚĞŽŶĞĐ ĂůŬŽĨŚĞŽŶ ĂůŬŽĨŚĞŽŶŶĚůĂŵďĞ E V E RYO N E ’S A WINNER: G r a h a m st ow n pupils on holiday, from left, Michael Stauridis, Jano Griesel, Thomas Stauridis and Danielle Griesel enjoy the prize-giving where all runners in the Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Festival Trail Run won a prize Picture: LOUISE KNOWLES

April 5, 2018 ADVERTISING / NEWSDESK: (046) 624 4356 Find us on Facebook Talk of the Town 3 Christian bikers here to highlight farm killings JON HOUZET A GROUP of about 20 Christian bikers travelling around South Africa to bring attention to the scourge of farm murders will be arriving in Alexandria to deliver letters of appreciation to the SAPS, meet with community members and farmers unions and raise awareness about farm murders. The group started their current trip in the Northern Cape on and even provincial commissioners when possible to deliver their letters of appreciation and express their desire for s a fe communities. They intend to collect s i g n at u r e s from each provincial commissioner, to present along with a letter to the national commissioner at the end of the trip. “We have managed to meet with all provincial commissioners, except in the Free State, where the provincial commissioner said he wouldn’t meet with us and accept our letter. It was heart-breaking,” Maré said. “But the converse “We have managed to meet with all provincial commissioners except in the Free State, where the provincial commissioner said he wouldn’t meet with us and accept our letter. It was heart-breaking” was true in the Northern Cape, where the provincial commissioner was actually travelling with us. He had a police escort riding with us through the province.” He said the core group was 18 riders, but they had been joined by more riders in each province for the duration of their time in that province, and by the end of the trip, about 150 riders would have taken part. Maré, whose parents live in Cannon Rocks, said the group had a special m ot i vat i o n to visit Alexandria due to the brutal murder of Riaan Scheepers in November last year. The starting point for the local leg of the trip is at Nanaga farm stall at 2pm on Sunday, from where they will ride together to the NGK Church in Alexandria. Any local bikers who want to take part can contact Owen Smith on 083-652-4536 or Flip Maré on 082-555-5668. It is not a political ride, so no flags will be allowed. “We aim to finish this advocacy ride within a year from when we first started. We aim to stop on the weekend of June 8 to 10,” Maré said. MAN ON A MISSION: Pastor TJ Maré is leading a group of Christian bikers travelling through the country to highlight the high rate of farm murders. They will be in Alexandria on Sunday APRIL SPECIAL on Sunday. Pastor TJ Maré, from Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, said the group started their journey around South Africa in his province with their first trip from June 9-11 last year, from which they got their name, the 911 Ride. Since then, they have travelled through Limpopo, North West and the Free State, visiting police stations April 2 and were headed to the Western Cape on Wednesday and will enter the Eastern Cape by the w e e ke n d . “We plan to visit 250 police stations on this trip and will have travelled 5200km,” Maré said. “After the Eastern Cape, we will end in K wa Z u l u - N at a l . ” They have met with station commanders Adults: R190.00 per person Children 6 - 12 years: R 95.00 per child TOP CARPETS AND FLOORS PORT ALFRED Tel: 087 350 4444 admin@topcarpetsportalfred.com Shop 2 4b, Rosehill Mall, Port Alfred TOP CARPETS AND FLOORS GRAHAMSTOWN Tel: 046 622 3534 admin@topcarpetsgrahamstown.com Cnr Hill & New Str, Grahamstown Trading Hours Superspar: Mon– Sat: 8am – 7pm Sun 8am - 5pm Valid: 6 - 8 April 2018 | E&OE | Tel: 046 624 3542 | www.rosehillsuperspar.co.za | While stocks last. WE DELIVER - Place orders telephonically or via email rosehill1@retail.spar.co.za Trading Hours Nemato Spar: Mon– Sat: 7am – 7pm Sun: 7:30am - 6pm Valid: 6 - 8 April 2018 | E&OE | Tel: 086 002 1039 | While stocks last WE DELIVER - Place orders telephonically or via email nemato1@retail.spar.co.za Rib Burger & Chips R29.99Per combo French Loaves R5.99 Each Tomatoes (loose) R14.99 Per kg All Gold Tomato Sauce 700ml R19.99 Each SPAR L/L Milk 6x1L R62.99 Each Crickley Amasi 2L R19.99 Each Mushrooms (Punnet) R19.99 Each Bulk Pork Packs R35.99 Per kg Pork Leg/Shoulder Roast R35.99 Per kg Savemor Baked Beans 410g R6.99 Each White Star Maize Meal 10kg R63.99 Each Sasko Cake Flour 10kg R74.99 Each

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