Kenton on Sea Ratepayers Association
Please note - water restrictions apply:
Our area has been subject to water restrictions since December 2017.
So far this year – and this is according to HiTec stats – we have had 62 incidents. That equates to 7,75 incidents per month.
This is one of our many controversial topics. The fact remains that no matter what we do, they remain.
Ndlambe Municipality COVID-19 joint operations committee
The applications to the various authorities for a new service station at the entrance to Kenton continue.
This is the last of the 32,000L of milk that was donated and distributed to residents of Ekuphumleni.
As at 28 th July, there are a total of 688 confirmed cumulative Covid-19 positive cases in Ndlambe. There are presently a total of 115 active cases; and 570 patients have recovered, and sadly we offer our sincere condolences to the families of 3 members of our community.
Since last year, KOSRA has written several letters to SANRAL (The South African Roads Agency Limited), expressing concern at the dangerous situation and the number of accidents and fatalities on the R72 in the Kenton/Boesmans/Marselle area.
KOSRA wrote to the consulting engineer employed by the Eastern Cape Provincial Roads Department, expressing concern about the bush and grass encroaching on the roadway on the R343 between Kenton and Salem.
Closing in on corrupt tenders. We have received the following message from the DA
A group of busy people who are not prepared to sit back and wait for the worst to happen…
Media release: 21 July 2020
In terms of the Municipal By-Laws, car guards must be licensed by the Municipality to operate.
After 3 tranches of delivering food aid to Ekuphumleni during the lockdown periods, the position of the Food Aid Fund, as at 23 June is set out below.
The proposed new garage at the entrance to Kenton. Many of our ratepayers are probably wondering what has transpired with regard to this project.
The Municipality wish to inform the residents that we will be closing the majority of our offices.
A recent meeting with Amatola revealed that there were 3 main causes for the water problems we experienced over the weekend of 7 June.
Last week we completed the food parcel delivery for this part of the project.
Some of you who contributed so generously to KOSRA’s Food Aid Fund may have looked at recent posts on Kenton Rotary’s Facebook page.
The total contributions to the KOSRA Food Aid Fund as at Friday, 8th May were R548 835,40.
You might have heard that Amatola has been put under “Administration”. There is a big spat between Amatola’s CEO Ms Vuyo Zitumane (Ex CEO!) And the Minister of water affairs Lindiwe Sisulu.
At the end of cycle 2, KOSRA would have provided 2347 food parcels in total!
A group of residents who may be adversely affected by the build-up of the sand dune at the car park at the southern end of Westbourne Road…
Due to the enormous generosity of the residents of Kenton and the commitment of our project team from Ekuphumleni plus the members of the Kenton security initiative…
At long last, almost four months late, the Amatola RO plant has been completed. The maintenance contractor is still under contract so will be around for another year.
Let’s take stock of this remarkable community achievement. Day 1 to 5 of our community outreach.
The Eastern Cape Department of Health requires everyone living in Ndlambe at the present time to complete a COVID19 screening form.
At last, in response to numerous communications by KOSRA to various officials at SANRAL, Africoast Consulting Engineers has been appointed by SANRAL to carry out a road safety investigation of the R72, including the section through Kenton-on-Sea.
We knew you would but THANK YOU, thank you to all the generous Kenton residents who have donated to the KOSRA Covid-19 Relief Fund already.
We anticipate that when the lockdown starts to really bite, some members of our community, especially those in Ekuphumleni will become short of resources and be unable to buy food.
We have just entered Day 1 of 21 days of lockdown, a necessary intervention if South Africa is to successfully slow the spread of COVID-19 infections.
The immediate problem I see with this ‘lockdown’ is that there are no clear and distinct guidelines; everybody seems to be interpreting the guidelines the way that suits them best.
Xhosa information on Coronavirus and precautions to take. A fact sheet for you to print and distribute.
We have been advised that the application for subdivision and reconsolidation has been approved.
It appears that the Ndlambe Municipal Manager has been on annual leave so KOSRA’s letter.
Madera vine is on the rampage! We appeal to all residents to please check your garden and spray when necessary. Thank you
After several meetings with Amatola Water a successful application was made to Eskom for this relief.
Middle Beach Wall & The Unqualified Contractor… Similar to the Talk of the Town report on the RO plant in Port Alfred – starring the same ‘Julius’?!
The National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD) in South Africa has a clearly laid out plan for the testing, control, management and treatment of suspicious and proven cases.
Whilst the Buzz Bar, on Middle Beach during the festive season, provided a great view and decent refreshments it left quite a lot to be desired.
Following several complaints by Kenton residents regarding the location of the Municipal Skips…
KOSRA lodged an objection early in July 2019 to an application for the subdivision and consolidation of the three erven involved.
You cannot have failed to notice the unsightly broken and tumble-down braais on the approach to Middle Beach.
Apart from the ongoing water issues that KOSRA reports on regularly, representatives from our committee also attend the Ndlambe Ratepayers Forum (NRF), a federation of all the Ratepayers Associations in Ndlambe.
KOSRA appeals to all non-resident home owners in Kenton to turn off their municipal water supply at the mains when they vacate their houses.
KOSRA has been trying hard to change the culture on the beaches and pavements of Kenton.
October 2020 is going to be an exciting month for gardeners in Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea when 15 carefully selected and diverse gardens will be on show for everyone to see!
The Polyphagous Shothole Borer Beetle was first discovered in South Africa by the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) team, University of Pretoria in 2017.
We are most grateful to the Rotary Club of Kenton for awarding them a ‘Community Vocational Award 2020’
Redmond’s next mission is to document and report all the non-working street lights in Kenton.
We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the few businesses in Kenton who contribute to the Security Fund and a BIG THANK YOU to those individuals who make their regular donations.