Erratum : Correction of error with regards to the booking of the bid documents

Road Bids

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 bid was published on the Newcastle Municipality website, Municipality Notice Board, Ilanga Newspaper dated 11 January 2018 and Newcastle Advertiser dated 18 January 2018 (Roads Projects only) with an error that reads as follows “NB: Bid documents (Roads Projects only) must be reserved in advance to obtain a reference number from Ms N Buthelezi at Newcastle Municipality on 034 328 7607 or by email before or on the 16 January 2018 at 16h00pm. Bidders who do not reserve documents before this time will not be allowed to collect documents at the Compulsory Clarification Meeting. Documents must be collected before or on the date of the Compulsory Clarification Meeting as no documents will be issued after the day of the clarification meeting. Bidders failing to attend Clarification Meetings will be disqualified.”
The correct statement is: The bid documents will be issued to all the potential bidders who will be collecting the bid documents and attended the compulsory briefing session. The bidders that will not attend the compulsory briefing session will be disqualified.
All other details remain unchanged.

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

Newcastle Library Closure [NOTICE]

The Newcastle Library is currently under construction and will not be accessible to the public until further notice. Residents are requested to take note of the following:
• Provisions will be made at the Newcastle Library for residents that need to return books.
• No books can be taken out until further notice.

Residents may access the following alternative libraries in the meantime:
Fairleigh Library – Cnr of Centre and Robson Street, Fairleigh
Lennoxton Library – Cnr of Centre and St Bruno Street, Lennoxton
Madadeni Library – Lot 9326, Section G, Madadeni
Osizweni Library – Lot 8121, Section A, Osizweni
Ingagane Library – 8 Third Avenue, Ingagane

Any general enquiries regarding the Newcastle Library can be directed to:
• Nathi Hlophe – 084 588 9533 – or
• Maria Linde – 034 328 7618 –

Further updates will be posted on the Municipal website ( ) and social media. Follow us on Facebook (@newcastlemunicipality) and Twitter (@nnmunicipality)

We apologize for any inconvenience that has been caused by this, we look forward to opening the doors to a new and improved Newcastle Library.

Sinazisa ngokulungiswa kwesikhungo Somtapo wolwazi saseNewcastle, Amalunga omphakathi angeke aze avunyelwe ukusisebenzisa size sinazise ngesikhathi esizayo. Abahlali bacelwa ukuba bazi lokhu okulandelayo:
• Abazovunyelwa kulesisikhungo abahlali abazo buyisa izincwadi.
• Ukubolekwa kwezincwadi akavunyelwe size sinazise ngokuzayo.

Abahlali bayacelwa ukuba basebenzise lezizikhungo zomtapo wolwazi ezilandelayo:
Fairleigh Library – Cnr of Centre and Robson Street, Fairleigh
Lennoxton Library – Cnr of Centre and St Bruno Street, Lennoxton
Madadeni Library – Lot 9326, Section G, Madadeni
Osizweni Library – Lot 8121, Section A, Osizweni
Ingagane Library – 8 Third Avenue, Ingagane

Abangaba nemibuzo mayelana nesikhungo somtapo wolwazi saseNewcastle bangaxhumana:
• Nathi Hlophe – 084 588 9533 – or
• Maria Linde – 034 328 7618 –

Eminye imilayezo ingatholakala ku( ) nasezinkundleni zokuxhumana. Silandele kuFacebook (@newcastlemunicipality) no Twitter (@nnmunicipality)

Sithanda ukudlulisa ukuxolisa kakhulu ngokuphazamiseka komphakathi; sizimisele ukuvula iminyango yalesisikhungo soMtapo wolwazi esisha nesisezingeni okanye esiseqophelweni eliphezulu.




The KZN Provincial Treasury will be providing assistance to all suppliers who wish to update their existing company details and or register their new company details on the National Treasury Central Suppliers Database (CSD).

The revised Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) Regulations 2017, which came into effect from the 01st April 2017, has necessitated the update of existing supplier information, in order to ensure compliance with the revised Act.

All service providers within the various Municipal Districts in KwaZulu-Natal, who do not have the capacity to update their information, are hereby invited to visit one of the below venues within their respective districts where they would be assisted by officials from the KZN Provincial Treasury’s Database office to update their details or register a new company, if it has not yet been registered onto the CSD.

The following information is required to update the supplier details:

  1. Supplier’s Login Details (if not available, supplier is to provide the cell phone number and an active email address);
  2. BBBEE-certificate or affidavit;
  3. Tax Reference Number (if available);
  4. Business Bank Account Details;
  5. Company Registration Certificate (if applicable);
  6. Identity Document

Suppliers may also visit the Provincial Treasury Database office situated at: Treasury House, Ground Floor, 145 Chief Albert Luthuli Road, and Pietermaritzburg from 0800-15h00 Mondays to Fridays, for assistance with their CSD registrations.  

For further information or enquiries, please contact 033-897 4437 / 033-897 4497 / 033-897 4212 / 033-897 4516 / 033-897 4676 / 033-897 4509 / 033-897 0474 / 033-897 4624 during office hours or via email at

24 – 26 October 2017 uMkhanyakude 09:00 – 15:30 Mzolozolo Avenue, No 52 of 60 (next to Dept of Works), Mkuze
25 – 27 October 2017 iLembe 09:00 – 15:30 Corner of Link Road R102, Green Valley, Lot 6054, Stanger
30 October – 01 November 2017 Zululand – Vryheid 09:00 – 15:30 251 Utrecht Street (Corner East & Utrecht Street near TFS Cash and Carry Wholesalers), Vryheid
31 October  – 02 November 2017 Sisonke 09:00 – 15:30 Tirgon Place, 139a Margaret Street, Ixopo
02 – 03 November 2017 Zululand – Nongoma 09:00 – 15:30 Nongoma Municipality Offices, Lot 103 Main Street, Nongoma
14 – 16 November 2017 uThukela 09:00 – 15:30 94 Murchison Street, Ladysmith
14 – 16 November 2017 Amajuba 09:00 – 15:30  43 Harding Street, Newcastle
21 – 23 November 2017 uThungulu 09:00 – 15:30 Lot 61137 Aloe Loop Avenue (Opposite Mhlathuze Sport Complex), Veld en Vlei, Richards Bay
21 – 23 November 2017 Ugu 09:00 – 15:30 46 Bisset Street, Port Shepstone (Opposite Simunye Laundrmat & next to Marshalls World of Sport)
28 – 30 November 2017 uMzinyathi 09:00 – 15:30 Talana Building, 26 Beaconsfield Street, Dundee

Media Statement – Constituency Meetings


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.


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.


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


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


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:

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



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:, 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 or by logging onto National Treasury website address of 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


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

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


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.

T. Maphanga

Floods in Newcastle – 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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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.


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