Media Statement – Constituency Meetings

Download the REVISED SPEAKERS CONSTITUENCY MEETINGS 2017

In terms of Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000, councillors must report back at least quarterly to constituencies on council matter, in order to fulfil their role of accountability to the local community.

The office of the Speaker of Newcastle Local Municipality will be embarking on the community outreach programme known as the constituency meetings during the months – August, September until October 2017. These meetings are part of the Speakers efforts to take the municipality to the people and help foster democracy through enhanced public participation as a one of pillar of back to basics.

The focus of the meetings will be to discuss pertinent issues that are prevailing with Newcastle, with the intention being to better inform the community based plans, which is a back to basics tool by the municipality to ensure sustainable livelihoods and report back on the progress made.

The scheduled constituency meetings are the result of an information session which was held on the 14th of July 2017 at the EXCO Chamber by the Speaker with the Mayor and all 34 ward councillors.

The meetings will be composed of all political office bearers, portfolio chairpersons, ward councillors, municipal heads of departments, ward committees, and government sector departments.

The Newcastle Local Municipality would like to extend an invite to the community of Newcastle so that they too can be afforded an opportunity to be part of the constituency meetings which will deal with all service delivery related issues that are affecting the community, hence better informing the Community Based Plans. The schedule of meeting is attached.

Download the REVISED SPEAKERS CONSTITUENCY MEETINGS 2017

Relocation of Water Customer Relations Unit and Call Centre

Kindly be informed that the Customer Relations unit including the Call Centre has relocated to the 6th floor. However the 24 hour call centre number remains the same : 0860 144 144.
Water and sanitation “walk in customers” can be directed to the 6th Floor as to be assisted by an ISD officers.

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PUBLIC HEARING : NOTICE NO. CS 25/2017

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 His Worship the Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr. E. M. Nkosi, invites all community members and stakeholders to a public hearing.

The members of the general public are invited to attend the public hearing whereby His Worship the Mayor will be responding to the comments made by the public during the budget roadshow sessions. The public hearing will be held as follows:

The meeting details are as follows:
• Date : 31 May 2017
• Venue : Council Chambers, Show Hall
• Time : 12H00

B.E. MSWANE
MUNICIPAL MANAGER

Proposed IDP/Budget/PMS 2017/18 Public Consultation Meetings – NOTICE CS16 / 2017

NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY PROPOSED IDP/BUDGET/PMS 2017/18 PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETINGS

NOTICE CS16 / 2017
Proposed IDP/Budget/PMS 2017/18 Public Consultation Meetings

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 22 of the Municipal Finance Management Act (Act No.56 of 2003) and Chapter 4 of the Municipal Systems Act (Act No. 32 of 2000) that his Worship, the Mayor CLLR E. M Nkosi, invites all community members and stakeholders to the following Budget Roadshows:

No STAKEHOLDER VENUE DATE DAY TIME
1 Ward Committees, IDP Rep  Forum, IGR Technical Task Team, Traditional Healers, Youth Structures, Women & Men’s Forum, Interfaith, Minister’s Association, NGOs & FBOs Richview hall 26 April 2017 Wednesday 10H00
2 Ward 20, 22 & 23 Mbalenhle Higher Primary School Ground 02 May 2017 Tuesday 09H00
3 All Chambers, Organised Business, Farmers Association & & Traditional Leadership EXCO ROOM 02 May 2017 Tuesday 17H00
4 Ward 14, Part of 28 & 31 Dedangifunde School Field 03 May 2017 Wednesday 09h00
5 Ward 2, 3, 4, 5 & 25 Fairleigh Hall 03 May 2017 Wednesday 14h00
6 Ward 1 Charlestown 04 May 2017 Thursday 14h00
7 Part of ward 7, Part of 30, 6 & 33 DicksHalt Community Hall 05 May 2017 Friday 2017 10H00
8 Ward 21 Vezubuhle Sports Ground 05 May 2017 Friday 15H00
9 Ward 12, 15, 16 & 18 Mzamo Sports Ground 06 May 2017 Saturday 11H00
10 Wards 11,13,17, Part of 30 and Part of 32 Osizweni Stadium 08May 2017 Monday 09H00
11 Part of 7, 8, 9, 10, and Part of 32 Osizweni Cricket Oval 08 May 2017 Monday 14H00
12 Ward 24, 26, part of 27 & 28 Madadeni Community Hall 09 May 2017 Tuesday 10H00

 

13 Ward 34 S. V Zulu School: KwaMathukuza Sports Field 09 May 2017 Tuesday 14H00
14 Wards 19,27 & 29 Cathulani Sports Ground 10  May 2017  Wednesday 10H00
15 H39 H39 Open field 11 May 2017 Thursday 10H00

 

INVITATION TO PROSPECTIVE SERVICE PROVIDERS TO REGISTER ON THE NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY DATABASE

The Newcastle Municipality (NM), pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Finance Management Act no.: 56 of 2003 read together with the Supply Chain Management Regulations (2005) as well as Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2011 pertaining to the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act no.: 05 of 2000, hereby invites suppliers/service providers to register on the Council`s supplier database for 2017/18 financial year.

The supplier database aims at giving all potential suppliers an equal opportunity to do business with NM. Although preference will always be given to registered suppliers, it does not necessary follow that those who are not yet registered will be excluded from doing business with NM.

Service providers currently registered on Council`s Database must re – register or submit updated valid documents for re – registration should their documents be expired.

Companies must ensure that all the mandatory documents are attached to their registration forms. Failure to adhere to the above requirements and incomplete application forms will lead to your application being rejected.

Supplier database registration forms may be physically accessed through the below mentioned address at a non-refundable document fee of R 20.00 during office hours between 8h00 to 15h00 or electronically be downloaded from Council`s website: www.newcastle.gov.za, with effect from 06 April 2017.

All suitable and interested prospective suppliers are encourage to register onto National Treasury`s Central Supplier Database (CSD) by logging onto to the website address of https://secure.csd.gov.za or by logging onto National Treasury website address of www.treasury.gov.za then click on CSD database icon.

Enquiries pertaining to completion, submission and registration of supplier database forms may be directed to the following officials during office hours:
Ms S. Mbatha 034 328 7819
Mr S. Mabizela 034 328 7811
Mr S. Zwane 034 328 7625

NOTE

1. The Database forms must be completed in full and signed by duly authorized representative.

2. Only ORIGINAL registration forms will be accepted. Completed Supplier Registration documents, endorsed on the envelope: “Vendor Registration Forms” for attention of the above mentioned officials be forwarded as below indicated:

Physical Address: Postal Address:

Newcastle Municipality Newcastle Municipality
Municipal Civic Centre (Tower – Block) Private Bag X6621
Supply Chain Management Unit Newcastle
2nd Floor, Office number – 217 2940
37 Murchison Street
Newcastle
2940

3. Please note that no unsigned or faxed forms will be accepted. Certified copies of the tax clearance certificate are NOT ACCEPTABLE and invoices will not be processed until the original the original valid tax clearance certificate is submitted.

4. Copies of the tax clearance certificate are ACCEPTABLE as the new Tax Compliance Status (TCS) system has been implemented by SARS where any 3rd party can verify the compliance status through the use of an electronic access PIN, or through the use of a Tax Clearance Certificate obtained from the new TCS system.

5. Businesses intentionally providing incorrect or fraudulent information will be disqualified.

6. Applicants who have been declared insolvent and wish to do business with the Council must have been rehabilitated and provide necessary proof thereof.

7. Blacklisted enterprises appearing on the National Treasury database and that are prohibited from conducting business with the state, shall not be considered.

8. Members / Directors / Partners / Owners / in service of the state, must declare any conflict of interest. Failure to do so may lead to disqualification or de-registration.

9. Responding to this invitation does not mean an automatic registration with Newcastle Municipality.

10. The Council reserve the right to reject any application, which in its opinion failed to comply with the registration requirements or criteria and registration does not guarantee any business opportunities.

Mr. B.E Mswane
Municipal Manager

Newcastle Municipality
Municipal Civic Centre
37 Murchison Street
Private Bag X6621
Newcastle
2940

URGENT APPEAL TO THE COMMUNITY

To all media

Kindly receive the information below for your attention

The Special Joints Operations Committee, at its special meeting held on 23 February 2017, resolved that the community and the businesses be advised of the following :
· That the clinic situated at the taxi rank in Terminus Street, Newcastle has been closed due to floods and it reopen once the situation has improved.
· That in the interim, arrangements have been made that patients that are receiving medication from this Clinic are advised to collect their medication at the Newcastle Primary Health Clinic in Murchison Street.
· That food donations and clothes are welcome to assist the affected families. Businesses wishing to assist are requested to contact the Red Cross Society, Annamarie Scheepers at (034) 312 1736.

Regards,
T. Maphanga
Communications

Floods in Newcastle – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE
Date: 22 February 2017

Floods in Newcastle
In response to the current flooding disaster currently taking place in Newcastle and surrounding areas, the Municipal Manager; Mr B.E Mswane articulated that the Disaster Management team has been on the ground to assist the community during these times. “Our traffic and disaster management team were immediately on the ground. Last night the Mayor, myself as the Municipal Manager together with the ward 3 Councillor Shunmugam visited the areas of Paradise and Lennoxton where some families experienced severe flooding into their homes. We have contacted the office of the MEC to assist in the relief of the disaster, in response the MEC has deployed a team which this morning, the 22 February 2017, met together with the District and Newcastle, the team has proceeded to conduct an assessment to the damage done and solutions will be communicated shortly”, said Mswane.

Furthermore, The Ncandu, Ingagane and Buffalo Rivers were closed since they had picked up. Areas affected mostly in Newcastle is Lennoxton, Paradise and Siyahlala Informal Settlement, D96 as well as Madadeni Section 3 and Osizweni where two houses were completely destroyed.

The displaced communities that were evacuated in Newcastle are accommodated at the Fairleigh Community Hall. Madadeni displaced community that were evacuated are housed at the Madadeni Community Hall and the people from Blaauwbosch will be accommodated at Osizweni Community Hall as well as Mzamo High School.

A soup kitchen was activated this morning. A local special Joints Operations Committee meeting with officials from the COGTA was arranged for today at 09h00 in the Protection Services Lecture Room. Fortunately no fatalities and injuries have been reported thus far. Our Disaster Management Teams are out doing assessment and evacuation at this stage. Relief materials distributed to the affected communities are sandbags, mattrasses, blankets, tents and plastic sheets.
As of today approximately twenty one (21) houses have collapsed in Bosworth Farm, assessment and distribution of relief is ongoing at this stage.

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STATE OF THE ROADS
The Newcastle Taxi and Bus Rank has been completely closed off. Top of Kirkland Street is currently used as a temporary taxi rank. The entire Murchison Street is currently used as a temporary bus rank.

Most of the town intersections are closed off and all our traffic officials are effectively manning all the intersections. Currently, a high congestion of traffic is noted on all our roads.

Moreover, massive potholes are reported on the provincial road P483 as well as the Albert Wessels Drive. Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) has been requested to assist with traffic control on the P483.

Department of Transport (Roads) has been requested to fill in potholes and they have confirmed that their teams are sent out to fill in the potholes on the P483.

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For further information, kindly contact Divisional Commander : Fire Safety and Disaster Management, Mr MN Mpeko on 0724218939 or 061 424 6464.

Bursary Awarding Ceremony – All Media Invitation

To : All Media

From : The Office of the Mayor (Newcastle Local Municipality)

Re. Media invite

The Mayor of Newcastle Local Municipality, His Worship Cllr. EM Nkosi is inviting all media to a bursary awarding ceremony .
This event is scheduled to take place as follows;

DATE : 26th January 2016
VENUE : Mayor’s Parlour (Newcastle Local Municipality)
TIME : 12H00

For enquiries contact

Sphiwe Mazibuko
Communications Officer (Mayor’s Office)
081 814 4108

Ward Committees Inauguration 2017 Invitation

The Office of the Speaker officially invites you to the Ward Committees Inauguration scheduled to take place as follows:

Date : 26 January 2017
Venue : Richview Hall
Time : 8.00am

SESSION 1
1. Registration : 08h00
2. Opening Prayer :
3. Introduction : Chief Whip:Cllr.N.G Mngundi
4. Opening Address : Speaker of Newcastle Local Council: Cllr JCM MamMkhwanazi
5. Signing of Oath : Speaker of Newcastle Local Council: Cllr JCM MamMkhwanazi
6. Remarks : His Worship The Mayor Newcastle Local Municipality: Cllr M. Nkosi

SESSION 2
1. Roles and Responsibilities of Ward Committee Functionality
2. Code of Conduct
3. Role of Ward Committees in War Room
4. Ward Level Improvement Plan
5. Ward Operation Plan
6. Community Based Planning (CBP)
7. Closing Remarks: Speaker of Newcastle Local Council: Cllr JCN MamMkhwanazi

NOTICE : Municipality Offices Closing Dates.

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NOTICE
Please note that the Municipal Offices will be closed from 28 December 2016 up to and including 3 January 2017, including the Rates hall. Opening and closing of accounts must be done before the closing date.

KENNISGEWING
Neem asseblief kennis dat die Newcastle Munisipaliteit se kantore gesluit sal wees vanaf 28 Desember 2016 tot en met 3 Januarie 2017, neem ook kennis dat die Belasting Saal ook gesluit sal wees. Die oop maak van nuwe rekeninge en sluit van rekeninge moet voor of op die sluitingsdatum plaasvind.

ISAZISO
Siyanazisa ukuthi amahovisi kamasipala Kanye nehovisi okukhokhwa kuwo imalo yentela no gesi  ayobe evaliwe   kusukela ngomhlaka 28 Disemba 2016 kuze kube mhlaka 3 Januwari 2017.  Bonke abafisa ukuvula noma ukuvala ama akhawunti kumele bakwenze singakavali.

B E Mswane – Municipal Manager
Newcastle Municipality