• More sewage spills in Jeffreys Bay

    Another massive sewage spill has occurred in the once pristine coastal town of Jeffreys Bay. Raw sewage has been pumping out near the treatment works and has been released into the environment. The sewage also dammed up near human settlements. The latest spill has so outraged residents that for the first time ever, criminal charges […]

  • Pot holes in J'Bay roads

    There are some serious pot holes in the roads of Jeffreys Bay following the heavy rains over the past month. Koraal street is affected as well as da Gama road and residents report that there are pot holes in the roads of most of the suburbs in the town. The bad news is that the […]

  • Budget woes for Kouga Municipality

    The newly elected Kouga Council will have to vote on the 2011/12 municipal budget on Thursday at a council meeting to be held in Humansdorp. The Integrated Development Plan (IDP) will also have to be approved at the same meeting. Residents can brace themselves for a 8,1 % increase in rates and property taxes, which […]

  • Water floods the streets of Jeffreys Bay

    The Jeffreys Bay Municipality is in full swing trying to fix the damage caused by the rain that fell last week. Over 150 mm fell in the space of a few days, much of it in the catchment areas which has resulted in the dams filling up quite considerably and water restrictions could be lifted […]

  • Time for change

    “You can choose five more years of bribery, corruption and poor service delivery or you can choose the DA” Helen Zille Howls of protest about the lack of service delivery are being heard across the land and with good reason. Municipalities in South Africa are in poor shape after having suffered mismanagement, corruption, nepotism and […]

  • 2010 in review

    JBayNews.com launched in May 2010 to cater for the growing demand from the local community to have access to information that affects their daily lives. The high level of housebreakings in the town has been a huge cause of concern to residents, especially with the release of the annual South African Crime Stats that revealed […]

  • No solution for sewage on Main Beach

    The sewage spills on Main Beach that has caused outrage amongst Jeffreys Bay residents is indicative of a country wide problem. The Department of Water Affairs’ Green Drop report reveals an alarming state of affairs at municipalities’ country wide. Out of the 852 municipal waste systems in the country, only 449 responded to the Department’s […]

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