URGENT NOTICE!

From 2 July 2018 Newcastle Local Municipality will bank with Nedbank. Please be advised that payments made to the FNB account will be accepted only until 31 July 2018. Thereafter the FNB account will be closed. The following Nedbank account must then be used when making payments:

Bank name: Nedbank

Account type: Current account

Account number: 1162660066

Branch code: 133724

Reference: Your 12 digit account number

Alternatively, you can pay your bill at the following municipal offices:

First Floor (Rates Hall), 37 Murchison Street, Newcastle

Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 15:00

NB: Customers should start making payments to the Nedbank account as it is officially active.

Notice for Public Hearing

NOTICE CS46 OF 2018
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given in terms of section 22 of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003, and Chapter 4 of the Municipal Systems Act of 32 of 2000, that members of the general public are invited to attend the public hearing on the Draft IDP/Budget/PMS submissions, whereby His Worship the Mayor, Cllr. E.M. Nkosi will be responding to such comments made by the public during the IDP/Budget/PMS roadshow sessions.  The public hearing will be held as follows:-

Date: 30 May 2018

Venue: Council Chamber

Time: 09H00

Subsequent to this, ExCo will hold its meeting to approve the final 2018/2019IDP/Budget/PMS on the 29th of May 2018 then subsequent adoption by Council on the 30th of May 2018.

MUNICIPAL MANAGER
B.E. MSWANE

Notice number: 45/2018

CHANGE OF DATES FOR NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY PROPOSED 2018/19 IDP/PMS/BUDGET CONSULTATION MEETING FOR WARDS 12, 15, 16 & 18

The community is advised of the postponement of the Budget Road Show which was scheduled for 12th May 2018. The new date is as follows:

Date: 16 May 2018
Venue: Mzamo Sports Ground
Time: 11h00am

The municipality would like to apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.
B.E MSWANE
MUNICIPAL MANAGER

Mayor Kicks Off Budget Roadshow In Ward 1, Charlestown

 

STATEMENT ON THE MAYORAL BUDGET ROADSHOW IN WARD 1 IN CHARLESTOWN COMMUNITY HALL

24th April 2018

To: All Media Houses

Re. Statement

His Worship the Mayor of Newcastle Local Municipality, Cllr. EM Nkosi has as part of his duties reflected in the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003, and the Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 a process that precedes to the adoption of the Budget for the 2018/19 Financial Year.

During a roadshow in ward 1 in Charlestown, the Mayor interacted with the community in the program of opening and handing over to the community the completed projects, these projects were championed and implemented by the Technical Services department and are explained as follows;
 – The Water Treatment Plant; this project is complete and forms part of the promised projects in assisting the community of Charlestown towards its development. This project will also assist the Charlestown community to access clean and safe drinking water.
 – The Charlestown Electrification Program; it will be remembered that this program came as a response to an outcry from the people of Charlestown who had not been without electricity. A visit to light 256 electrified houses happened for the first time in this area. This project is complete and the Mayor apologised to the community of Charlestown for taking a long time to electrify the area.
 – The opening of the Nek Road; this road has also been completed in Charlestown.
The Mayor also announced the Charlestown Housing Project, this project will be done in conjunction with the Infrastructural Developmental Program, and this means that the construction of the houses will be done concurrently with the development of Infrastructure including the road construction and the electrification.

The Construction of the new Library to a tune of R 18 Million has already began in Charlestown, this project is soon to be completed and will be opened and handed over by the Mayor together with the Department of Sports and Recreation under the stewardship of MEC Bongi Sthole-Moloi.

The Mayor during his address to the Communities has condemned the violent actions of the Charlestown community in an attempt to address their grievances he urged them to communicate properly using the structures as designed by the legislation.

For Enquiries

Sphiwe Mazibuko
Communications (Office of the Mayor of Newcastle Local Municipality)
0818144108

Mayor Cllr E.M Nkosi and Speaker Cllr JCN Mkhwanazi cutting the ribbon during the opening and handover of the Water Treatment Plant.

 

Mayor accompanied by the Chief Whip and Councillors at the opening and handover of Nek Road.

 

Community of ward 1 came out in their numbers.

 

Mayor, Cllr E.M Nkosi during his address.

 

The Water Treatment Plant

Delay In Processing April 2018 Accounts

The Newcastle municipality wishes to advise that there has been a delay in the processing of the April 2018 municipal accounts. This has arisen due to the change in the vat legislation increasing the vat rate from 14% to 15%. Apologies are tendered for the inconvenience.

KZN Rental Housing Tribunal

“HAVING PROBLEM WITH YOUR LANDLORD OR YOUR TENANT?”

 

THE KWAZULU-NATAL RENTAL HOUSING TRIBUNAL IS AN INDEPENDENT STATUTORY BODY ESTABLISHED BY THE MEC, IN TERMS OF SECTION 7 OF THE RENTAL HOUSING ACT (ACT NO 50 OF 1999), TO RESOLVE DISPUTES BETWEEN TENANTS AND LANDLORDS ARISING OUT OF UNFAIR PRACTICES.

THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THE TRIBUNAL IS TO PROMOTE STABILITY IN THE RENTAL HOUSING SECTOR BY RESOLVING DISPUTES THAT ARISE BETWEEN TENANTS AND LANDLORDS IN RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS (FLATS, HOUSES, SHACKS, BACKROOMS/OUTBUILDINGS, APARTMENTS, HOSTEL ROOMS, ETC).

THE SERVICES OF THE RENTAL HOUSING TRIBUNAL ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE, AT NO COST TO PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE AND THERE IS NO NEED TO INVOLVE ATTORNEYS. THE TRIBUNAL IS TASKED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITIES TO EDUCATE, PROVIDE INFORMATION AND ADVISE TENANTS AND LANDLORDS WITH REGARDS TO THEIR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.

 

THE POWERS & FUNCTIONS OF THE TRIBUNAL
In terms of the Rental Housing Act (Act No. 50 of 1999) and the Regulations thereof, the Rental Housing Tribunal is vested (assigned) with rights and obligations to.
• Receive complaints lodged by either Tenants or Landlords
• Conduct Mediation or Hearings to resolve disputes between Tenants and Landlords.
• Rule that any person must comply with a provision of the regulations relating to unfair practices.
• Make any ruling that is just and fair to terminate any unfair practice, including, without detracting from the generality of the aforegoing, a ruling to discontinue

– Overcrowding
-unacceptable living conditions
-exploitative rentals
-lack of maintenance
• Refer a matter for investigation to the relevant competent body or local authority where it would appear that the provisions of any law have been or are being contravened.

 

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE TRIBUNAL

• Receipt and investigation of complaints
• Resolution of disputes through mediation or hearing
• Education Programmes to Tenants and Landlords with regards to their rights and obligations
• Provision of advice and information with regard to lease agreements

 

COMMON UNFAIR PRACTICES IN THE RENTAL HOUSING SECTOR

Unfair Practice refers to any act or omission by a landlord or tenant in contravention of this Act or a practice prescribed as practice unreasonably prejudicing the rights or interests of a Tenants or Landlord. May, amongst other things, relate to-
• The changing of locks
• Non-Refund of Deposits
• Non-Payment of Rental
• Failure to Maintain the property
• Damage to property
• Forced entry and obstruction of entry(illegal lockout)
• Eviction
• Disconnection of services
• Illegal attachment of goods
• Demolitions and conversions
• House rules, subject to the provisions of the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act No. 95 of 1986), where applicable
• Intimidation
• Issuing of receipts
• Tenants committees
• Municipal services
• Nuisances
• Overcrowding and health matters
• Tenant activities
• Reconstruction and refurbishment work

 

WHO CAN LODGE A COMPLAINT?

Tenants, Landlords, Institutions, Bodies Corporate, Tenant’s Associations and Property Managing Agents who either reside, manage or own such Residential Rental Property within the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

 

HOW TO LODGE A COMPLAINT:

Complaint lodged with the Tribunal must be in writing on the prescribed Tribunal Complaint Form. Complaint may be lodged as follows-
• By mail to the offices of the Tribunal
• By fax to the office of the Tribunal,
• At the relevant Rental Information office in the Municipality

 

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL INFORMATION OFFICE OR OUR MAIN OFFICE

Municipal Information Office:

Address : Newcastle Municipality
Human Settlements Unit, 4th Floor
No 37 Murchison Street, Newcastle,

Contact Details : Ms. Ayanda Khalipa or Ms. Nokuthula Mtshali Tel: 034 328 7600

OR

Physical Address: 9th Floor Eagle Building (Murchies Passage), 353-363 Dr. Pixley ka Seme (West Street), DURBAN, 4001
Postal Address : Private Bag x54328, DURBAN, 4000
Tel. No. : 031 372 1800/3/4/6 /8
Fax : 031 372 1831/16/28
Email : info.rht@kzndhs.gov.za

“DO NOT SUFFER IN SILENCE. ENJOY THE PROTECTION OF THE LAW.”

Portal Statement Error

It has come to our attention all our portal statements for the month of March 2018 did not reflect the transactions for the month. This was caused by a technical glitch on the system. Our technicians identified the glitch and corrected it. The portal statements have since been corrected and re-sent to all our affected customers.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Quotation: VENUE AND CATERING FOR DISABILITY SUMMIT: 27 FEBRUARY 2018

Date: 12 February 2018
Supply Chain Management Unit
Quotation No: QUO-DS001-2017/18

VENUE AND CATERING FOR DISABILITY SUMMIT: 27 FEBRUARY 2018

The OFFICE OF MUNICIPAL MANAGER is looking for eligible and accredited service providers to submit written quotations as detailed in the enclosed specifications.

Sealed quotations, addressed to the Supply Chain Management Unit and marked “Quotation Number:” must be placed in the quotation box provided in the foyer of Newcastle Municipality – Civic Offices – Tower block 1st floor, 37 Murchison Street, Newcastle by no later than 12:00 on Wednesday 21 February 2018. Please note that no quotations received after the closing time will be considered.

__________________________________________________________________________________

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS

The following conditions will apply:

a. Quotation document to be completed by the bidder should be collected from Supply Chain Management Offices at no cost to the bidder. (Free of charge)

b. On submission of the quotation document collected, it should be accompanied by the quotation and after required documents (SARS status pin page, CSD number, latest Municipal Rates account for your business premises and BBBEE Certificate) The format of the quotation must adhere to the following:
1. Quotation must be on the company letterhead and made out to the Newcastle Municipality, clearly indicating a “Quotation Number:”
2. Quotation must be clearly dated and valid for at least 30 days.
3. If you are a VAT vendor, VAT number must be indicated on the quotation. VAT number of the Newcastle Municipality (4000791824) must also be indicated on the quotation.
4. Price(s) quoted must be firm and must be inclusive of VAT.

c. No contract shall be concluded with any bidder whose municipal rates, taxes and municipal services charges are in arrears. No contract shall be concluded with any bidder whose tax matters (SARS) are not in order.

Failure to comply with these conditions may invalidate your offer.

Enquires (Procurement Official)
Name: Sabelo Vilakazi

University Bids – Erratum

ERRATUM

Bid Description : Expression of interest to conduct a Feasibility Study for the proposed establishment of a University in Newcastle Local Municipality in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province.

Bid number : A026-2017/18.

Please Note :
The above bids were published on the Newcastle Municipality website, Municipality Notice Board, Ilanga Newspaper dated 01 February 2018 and Newcastle Advertiser dated 02 February 2018 where the closing date was incorrectly written as 16 February 2018. The correct closing date for this bid is Monday 26 February 2018.

Procurement Enquiries: S Vilakazi or S Dlamini (034 – 328 7818/ 7701)

Road Bids – Extension (Amended)

ERRATUM

NEW COMPULSURY BRIEFING SESSION DATE AND THE EXTENSION OF THE CLOSING DATE

Bid Description : Construction and upgrading of roads in Madadeni and Osizweni Area.
Bid number : A013-2017/18, A015-2017/18, A017-2017/18, A018-2017/18, A019-2017/18, A020-2017/18, A021-2017/18, A023-2017/18, A024-2017/18 and A025-2017/18.

Please Note :

The above bids were published on the Newcastle Municipality website, Municipality Notice Board, Ilanga Newspaper dated 11 January 2018 and Newcastle Advertiser dated 18 January 2018 where the compulsory briefing session date were supposed to take place on 22 and 23 of January 2018. The compulsory briefing that took place on 22 January 2018 was stopped and resulted on the briefing session that was scheduled for 23 January 2018 to be cancelled. Newcastle Municipality decided to call for the new briefing session date and extended the closing date. The compulsory briefing session will be for all road projects.

 

 

 

Procurement Enquiries:    S Vilakazi or S Dlamini (034 – 328 7818/ 7701)