Easter Holiday Plan – Operation Qwashisa


On Friday, 27 March 2015, the Newcastle Municipality Traffic Section launched its Easter Holiday Plan themed “Operation Qwashisa” in collaboration with other Law Enforcement Agencies, i.e. SAPS and Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI).

The aim of “Operation Qwashisa” is to ensure a zero tolerance approach in order to achieve 100% compliance by all road users. The Newcastle Municipality Traffic Services will ensure high visibility and compliance on all traffic related matters.

Targeted offences during this Easter period will include the following :
Unroadworthy motor vehicles with the emphasis on public transport
Documentary offences related to public passenger transport vehicles including drivers and operators
Passenger overloading
Driver fitness
Drunk driving cases
Safety belts
Vehicle registration / permits
All movable offences

The Newcastle Municipality Traffic Services requests all residents to be cautious and considerate when driving on our roads, as offenders will not be tolerated. All Law Enforcement Agencies will be deployed until Friday, 17 April 2015.

Residents are requested to report any incidents and emergencies on our emergency contact number, 034 312 1222. This number is fully operational on a 24 hour basis, 365 days per year.

The Newcastle Municipality wishes all road users a safe Easter Holidays.