Holiday programmes for Newcastle Libraries


Newcastle Library Services will be hosting holiday programmes during the December 2015 school holidays. All programmes will commence at 10h00, except for the ingagane Library where the programmes will commence at 12h00. All pre-school and primary children are welcome. Parents can call their local library for bookings.

14/12/2015 Movie Day
22/12/2015 Indoor Games
09/01/2016 Story Telling
13/01/2016 Quiz and Puzzles

14/12/2015 Glowing Beaker (Bring your own clear plastic tumbler)
22/12/2015 Painted Tile
05/01/2016 Model Theater
07/01/2016 Glinting Dagger

14/12/2015 Create a Collage Jungle
15/12/2015 Paper Mosaics
21/12/2015 Make Christmas Cards
22/12/2015 Make Christmas Decorations
23/12/2015 Rock Art
11/01/2016 Indoor Games

11/12/2015 Story Telling
14/12/2015 Art & Craft
15/12/2015 Movie Day
17/12/2015 Firendly Chess Competition
18/12/2015 Make Christmas Cards
21/12/2015 Outdoor Games
22/12/2015 Indoor Games
23/12/2015 Twister

11/12/2015 Outdoor Games
17/12/2015 Indoor Games
18/12/2015 Computer Games
21/12/2015 Movie Day
23/12/2015 Make Christmas Cards

14/12/2015 Make Christmas Decorations
15/12/2015 DVD Screening
17/12/2015 Colouring and Painting
21/12/2015 Puzzles
22/12/2015 Story Telling
23/12/2015 Make Christmas Cards

Newcastle Alive After 5 Festival

The Mayor invites you to join in the festivities and enjoy the abundance of activities, entertainment and outdoor night life during the late night hours of the 11th, 16th and 23rd December. Join us for late night shopping, specials, activities, special star appearances by Sphelele Ngcobo (Idols), GC (Uzalo), Sthandwa Nzuza (Ukhozi FM) and Hlengiwe Mhlaba and of course live demonstrations. Newcastle is the fastest growing city and we are proud to bring events like these to you for the whole family.

Special activities to take place on Scott and Allen Streets on the nights below:

11 December
• Christmas Lights “Switch On”
• Street Parade
• Fashion Show
• Car Sound Competition

16 December
• Volleyball Competition
• Aerobatics Showcase
• Spinning Showcase

23 December
• Christmas Carols by Candlelight
• Gospel Artists
• Fireworks Display

The public must note that Scott and Allen Streets will be closed between 15h00 and 23h00. Follow the press, our Facebook Page, and twitter feed (#AliveAfter5).

For more info contact : 034 328 7750 or email


Watch the highlight videos.

Video Highlights of 23 December 2015

Video Highlights of 16 December 2015

Video Highlights of 11 December 2015


Invitation to men to march against abuse of Women and Children

Newcastle Municipality invites Men/Male Citizens to come out in their numbers and participate in a march to promote the culture of no abuse against women and children. Men will be sending messages about the seriousness of child and women abuse and in one voice, call on other men to stop the abuse.

Date : 25 November 2015
Time : 08h00
Venue : March from Newcastle Clinic to Newcastle Town Hall
Breakfast : 09H00
Lunch : 13H00

For more information, please contact 034 32 834 68/70

NOTICE : Electricity disconnection due to repairs

Notice is hereby given that due to urgent repairs , the electricity supply will be disconnected on Sunday, 22 November 2015. (Weather permitting)

Areas: Newcastle West Suburbs and KwaMathukuza.
Time: 04:00am – 10:00am

NB: Although the supply is interrupted, all installations and apparatus must be regarded as live.
For further queries, Please contact: 0860 144 144


Newcastle Municipality has undertaken its responsibility and commitment to prevent gender-based violence which refers to violence rooted in unequal gender norms and power relations. Violence occurs in families, relationships, workplaces, educational institutions and public spaces, with women and girls suffering most Gender-based violence can profoundly harm women’s and girls’ physical, psychological, and sexual health, as well as bring economic harm. Violence hinders the fulfillment of women’s and girls’ human rights, lowers their status in society, and can even cost them their lives.  Let us come together and eliminate all forms of gender-based violence and build a violence free Community with equality and justice.

Newcastle Municipality’s Special Programmes Unit in collaboration Operation with Sukuma Sakhe, invites the general public to the March in commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. The March have been organized to highlight and profile the progress made and the challenges facing the fight against gender based violence and in the work of the promotion and protection of human rights, and to re-energize our efforts and actions.

The march will start from OSizweni Roman Catholic Church, next to OSizweni Stadium on the 19th of November 2015 at 8:00 a.m. to OSizweni Community Hall where a women’s Dialogue will be held. 

For further enquiries please contact: Mr. Themba Mkhasibe on 034 328 3300 /2176

Municipality determined to move forward and build strong, vibrant communities.

The Meeting then proceeded to Newcastle taxi City where Department of health rendered wellness screening services to the community.

The Meeting then proceeded to Newcastle taxi City where Department of health rendered wellness screening services to the community.

Newcastle Local Municipality is making significant strides in the fight against HIV infection and the socio-economic impacts of AIDS. The Special Programmes Unit of the Municipality has intensified interventions aimed at assisting individuals to change behaviours that render themselves, families and the community at large, vulnerable and susceptible to HIV infection. About 100 Local Aids Council members gathered at Newcastle Council Chamber on the 11th of November 2015 ahead of the World Aids Day, December 1.

In his opening remarks, Honorable Mayor AF Rehman commended Samke Dube and the Special Programmes Unit team for the hard work and excellent services they have rendered towards the fight against HIV/Aids and the establishment of War Rooms. “We should be able to identify and assist needy individuals, especially those on medication and ensure that they take their medication as prescribed. Newcastle Municipality does not want to help statistics but people. We should be able to say these are the people we have assisted, not numbers”, said Mayor Rehman.

Mayor AF Rehman and Samke Dube: Manager Special Programs.

Mayor AF Rehman and Samke Dube: Manager Special Programs.

Communities were also encouraged to make use of the sidewalks and gym facilities available at Play Parks around Newcastle to keep fit and healthy in order to make sure that sicknesses are manageable. Mayor Rehman also touched on the issue of unemployed and indicated that the Municipal Special Executive Committee will deal with unemployment to ensure that people have jobs.

Notice : Bid No: A031-2015/16 – Extension of Closing Date

Bid No.: -A031-2015/16 – Supply installation and maintenance of an X- Ray inspection unit

Please note that the closing date for the above bids has been extended to Friday 04 December 2015 at 12h00.

Original closing date: 18 November 2015
New closing date: 04 December 2015

The physical address for submission of tender offers: Municipal Civic Centre (Rates hall), 37 Murchison Street, Newcastle

Mr. B.E Mswane
Acting Municipal Manager

Municipal Civic Centre
Private Bag X6621

Newcastle Municipality Outreach Programme in Madadeni and Osizweni

Newcastle Municipality Outreach Programme

Newcastle Municipality Outreach Programme

Newcastle Municipality is giving the community of Madadeni and Osizweni the opportunity to be involved in municipal services & public awareness activities through an outreach program to improve the quality of life.

• Indigent applications
• Payment arrangements
• Debtor enquiries for rates and water

• Water and sanitation enquiries
• Taking care of our water sources
• Reporting water leaks and blockages
• Drought and consequences of wasting water
• Water conservation & demand management

Condom Distribution, HIV Testing, Screening of BP, Diabetes, Obesity & Cholesterol

21 November 2015 – Municipal Offices (Sect. 1) – 08h00 – 12h00
21 November 2015 – Madadeni Community Hall – 13h00 – 16h00
22 November 2015 – Cathulani Primary School – 08h00 – 12h00
22 November 2015 – iSabelo High School – 13h00 – 16h00

28 November 2015 – Bus Depot – 08h00 – 12h00
28 November 2015 – Art Centre – 13h00 – 16h00
29 November 2015 – Sesiyabonga High School – 08h00 – 12h00
29 November 2015 – Osizweni Community Hall – 13h00 – 16h00

Mayoral Bursary application now available


Newcastle Municipality is inviting applications for bursaries to students residing within the Newcastle Municipality area wishing to study at any Government recognized institution of higher learning in South Africa. The purpose of his funds is to provide financial assistance to the historically disadvantaged needy students to further their education.

• Grade 12
• Must be a Newcastle Resident
• Matriculated in Newcastle only

• People withing the age group designated as youth as per the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Number 108 of 1996
• Applicant registering to study at government recognised institution for any field of study
• Matriculants or academics who met the set requirements
• Preference will be given to applicants who excel accademically
• Previously disadvantaged individuals

The Bursay Provides : Once off Registration Assistance

• Comprehensive CV
• Municipal bursary application form
• Certified copies of ID’s for both the applicant and parent as well as the latest results
• Guardian or parent’s proof of income
• A provisional letter of acceptance from your preferred institution
• Proof of residential address

The municipality reserves the right to confirm applicant confirmation of acceptance at institution of study. Kindly note the failure to attach the required documentaion will automatically disqualify your application.
Municipal bursary forms are obtainable from the following office:
Office No. F32 Newcastle Civic Centre as well as online at Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered.
Applications should be forwarded to : Private Bag X6621, newcastle 2940 or alternatively hand delivered at Office F32, Newcastle Municipality.

Enquiry : Sibonelo Mitshali (Community Liason Officer – Office of The Mayor)
034 328 7777 or Suleman Vadwa (Administrative Officer – Office of the Mayor)

Notice : Cancellation of Tender B009-2015/16

Bid No.: B009-2015/16 Supply, Delivery, Offloading And Installation Of New Signage Boards For Madadeni Water Saving Campaign

Please note that the above mentioned Tender has been cancelled.

Mr. K. Masange
Municipal Manager

Municipal Civic Centre
Private Bag X6621