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Friday October 11th, 2019 - 6:10 am

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Support mahlaba must fight with corruption first the invester will come

Hoooooooooola boy thatha Mahlaba thatha intuthuko soyibona ngamehlo hayi ngomhlane💯💪🥂

What a wow siyabonga abuphele ubuqhophololo enn engathi ningangenele naseprovincial hospital especial e section 5 amadade kuqashwe ngendlela

Ngiyakuthanda Shlalo ukhuluma into eqondile

Prudence Ndebele

Where can one download podcast?

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Now my town strong mayor, let us support our mayor he is coming with fruitful changes. Cogta must bring audit to the municipality frm 2012 till now and the Hawks must do what they done to Durbañ metro

#Junda My Brother ungene into ezicathulweni ezishisayo, I pray and wish that people or residents of Newcastle must open their eyes and stop fighting with you as a person, all money looted by previous corrupt Mayor's now it is extremely difficult for you to do your work properly as some people using their personal vendetta to fight service delivery. Mfowethu ekugcineni abantu bakithi bayobona ukuthi bayasetshenziswa la. Please you are the only leader I knew that you will fight corruption to the Core. Buyisa ithembha Mnewethu 🙏

Rented crowd clapping hands for the mayor dodging the bullet 😖🤮 “asisithathe isiqoko sobumeya sibubeke eceleni, kwenzeke konke lokhu ibukuphi i ANC?” Good question msakazi 👌🏼

Ukhulumile Number 1 , Mayor, S'hlalo, A Good Doctor usilaphile. Forward You Go🙌

We soooo proud of you Junda

Ngiyafisa ukuthi umphakathi wase Newcastle ubambisane nobuholi bonke base NN , ikakhulukazi no Mayor kanye nethimba lakhe lonke ukuze kusizakale umphakathi wase Newcastle .

And in English?? How are we suppose to understand

Questions are eloquently phrased and the line of questions is clear.

With no prejudice, started to listen, and immediately it is not in English, how must we understand what was asked for those who don't understand the language they spoke.

Naye une corruption nje wa influencer ukuthi kuqashwe kanjani kuma learner traffic cop corruption is corruption ucasha ngale bonakalayo naye ecorrupt ngazo dlala ngathi lo boy boy

Dankie dokotela A GOOD DOCTOR

Siyabonga ithemba liyabuya ngenkohlakalo sithembe ukuthi izophela Dankie Mayor yethu ngokusilwela

When will you fix the roofs of the council houses damaged by the storm in March?

Sihole Junda wethu

So lobaba wayekhuluma kuphela akukho zinyathelo azithatha inkohlakalo yenzeja. I am not convinced at all

Sihole junda sihole

Is this on the comedy channel

Why the delay?

Ngiyakuvuma Shlalo ukhuluma into econdile

Mina ngibuhlungu nama rate aphezulu ngoba awaqali manje asuka kudala ngingumhlali wase Avairy Hill yithi esaqala ukuhlala edolobheni ngo 1991 kodwa ever since kwangena uMayor uMasango umama wami e complainer ngogesi ophezulu kwaze lutho ukusisakala kwashona nobaba waba i single parent eku pansion elokhu ekhalaza ngo gesi babedlala ngaye bebukisa ngaye aze abuye ekhala sekukhona no Mayor u Afzul babengena ndaba. Kuthe ngo 2012 washona umama bathi asivule i account entsha bazosehlisela bathi zizokhokha ugesi namanzi no doti kuphela kodwa lokhu okunye ngeke sikukhokhe but manje sine bill ka 100 000 kaMa bese i bill yethu esi khokhayo kwi ndlu eyodwa ina acc amabili kanjani coz basasthela ukuthi abazali sebashona but abayivalanga i acc yabo

Nonhlanhla Khumalo

Zinhle yini lona bakithi?

Izinga le transparency akhuluma ngalo ubaba lingakanani ngoba nayo phela ihlukile eye politiki ayifani nalena ye Corporate Governance

Nakhona ukhuluma nje u relaxile ngoba uyayazi into azoyisho. Dankie Junda....

Muzi Chiya

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Wednesday October 9th, 2019 - 11:30 am

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No weapon formed against you MY MAYOR THAT WILL PROSPER

Waste of Data and time just Stop streaming

Media is sabotaging the Sheriff.

Newcastle is Trending to BBC Now. Siyabonga Mahlaba ukusibeka kubalazwe.

the is no sound 🤔

No Sound

Waste of data nje nx

Siyakuvum gedlamadoda mfethu

No weapon shal prosper

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No electricity cuts for Newcastle KZN
The Newcastle Municipality has saved Newcastle from a major disaster. Eskom announced that they would cut power to the economic hub of Northern KwaZulu Natal as from Monday the 30th of September 2019. The Municipality heard about the news via the Media and decided to apply for a High Court Interdict against the power utility ESKOM to cut power. On Sunday the 29th of September Judge Chetty ruled in favour of the Newcastle Municipality, for arguments on 3rd October 2019.

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https://newcastle.gov.za/no-eletricity-cuts-for-newcastle-kzn/

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The court ruled in favour of the Newcastle citizens, not municipality. Clean your house and stop celebrating nonsense.

Wow. U need a pat on your back for saving Newcastle. You soooo good.

Newcastle Municipality caused this. So it should read something to the lines "After stealing, mismanaging and wasting the money, we almost caused the town to be left without electricity. But luckily we sort of dodged that bullet, let's continue to the next close call".

What a nonsensical statement! What an ineffectual and dismal public relations there has been at Newcastle Municipality!!!......

Would you be able to pay eskom R30 million every month if you still failing to pay your workers overtime? You collect roughly R90 million every month on revenue if I'm not mistaken and then you'll be left with less than 70% of that amount to render the everyday services to community. I've heard that you were also forced to revise your budget due to the serious difficulties you were experiencing to manage the finances. Let's wait and see kodwa.

Saved Newcastle by something the municipality caused? That's just rectifying your mistakes. Don't be pretending to be heros here.

That's nonsense statement

But but... This is not a judgement. It's a Rule Nisi Order. The actual hearing is set for the 06th of December.

Thanks a lot

The Shepard who led the goats into the crocodile infested river just saved the goats from the crocodiles are you sober?

How you going to cut because you gays driving me like this

What nonsensical statement is this?

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Sunday September 29th, 2019 - 3:19 pm

Court Order by Judge Chetty:

1. Eskom will not disconnect or interrupt supply
2. The matter is adjourned to the 3rd October 2019 for argument
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As per the High Court Judgment here below, High Court has to date ventilated and pronounced on a case of similar merits, and has found Eskom well within his right to disconnect a customer for non payment after 14 days following customer being served with notice. As much a municipality has a right to disconnect us for non payment equally Eskom has the right to disconnect municipality as a customer for non payment. Remember both Eskom and Municipality in the eyes of the Energy Regulator (NERSA) they are equal licensees, both regulated equally by equal regulatory frameworks namely Electricity Regulation Act & NRS 047, 048, 057 inter alia. Read the below case law and realise that we have no case in this regard, Eskom is well within his right to disconnect us. Afriform NPC and Others v Eskom Holdings SOC Limited and Others (99984/2015) [2017] ZAGPPHC 199; [2017] 3 All SA 663 (GP) (24 May 2017) Unless the Municipality approach the case on premises of the precedence affirmed by the below case law Sabie Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Others v Thaba Chweu Local Municipality and Others; Resilient Properties Proprietary Limited and Others v Eskom Holdings Soc Ltd and Others (2295/2017, 83581/2017) [2019] ZAGPPHC 112 (7 March 2019) Wherein the court ruled that until both municipality and eskom (as organs of state) exhausts the dispute remedies provided for in terms of Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act, any decision by Eskom to disconnect will be deemed premature and reviewable

What happening about water in rural areas municipality do care about us but you need our votes isizulu sithi lithatha osemsamu limbeke mnyango.

Well done Newcastle Municipality

All d money dat cudv been paid towards d account is going to go in legal fees to fight to delay payment n lead to a worse situation further down d line!

How did we get here?

You said negotiations are at advanced stage, you did not tell us about court decisions ⁉️

Solve the problem.. Don't celebrate victory It won't be a victory forever It might be one now What about December

Let the Newcastle Municipality go rob somebody else this time not the ratepayers. We don't owe them anything. We are tired of being victims of corruption

Please share the interim order referred to. We want to be sure

So how does this help us with the Municipality 's suspicious rates?

What about the refuse bags on the pavements.when can we take it outside for them to pick it up.

Use the postponement wisely.

What is the outcome from the court today?

Eskom must disconnect so we can facing municipality

I hope the judge rules that future monies be paid directly to Eskom. Why should the people of Newcastle pay the municipality for electricity, if Eskom is not being paying?

But this doesn't solve the problem that the Municipality is still owing Eskom and Instead of making Payments arrangements you celebrate court victory that means nothing

Pay ESKOM RESIDENT'S did buy electricity from you so where is the money

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Saturday September 28th, 2019 - 3:54 pm

MEDIA STATEMENT: NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY CALLS UPON RESIDENTS NOT TO PANIC
28 September 2019

The Newcastle local municipality through the leadership of Mayor Cllr Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba, would like to assure residents that it is doing all it can to address the decision by Eskom to interrupt the supply of electricity in Newcastle.

The municipality is current involved in extensive negotiations with Eskom with assistance from the provincial department of Cogta under MEC Sipho Hlomuka. These engagements are at an advanced stage and we are optimistic that we will find a lasting breakthrough.

“The leadership of the municipality is ceased with the matter and the last thing that we want is an interruption to the electricity supply. We have put forward a payment plan and are awaiting Eskom to give us approval. As soon as we reach agreement with Eskom we will communicate with residents” said Mahlaba.

We are urging residents not to panic as we strongly believe that the action and commitment shown by the municipality to address this important issue will yield positive results.

We also understand that the goal of growing the economy of our province is one that we share strongly with Eskom and know that a complete blackout would spell disaster for the province and country growth prospects.

Issued by the office of the Mayor of Newcastle
Cllr Dr NNG Mahlaba
For enquiries please contact
Dr Dumisani (PD) Thabethe
Head of Communications
Newcastle Municipality
Phone : 082 7888 344
Email: dumisnai.thabethe @newcastle.gov.za
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MEDIA STATEMENT: NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY CALLS UPON RESIDENTS NOT TO PANIC
28 September 2019

The Newcastle local municipality through the leadership of Mayor Cllr Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba, would like to assure residents that it is doing all it can to address the decision by Eskom to interrupt the supply of electricity in Newcastle.

The municipality is current involved in extensive negotiations with Eskom with assistance from the provincial department of Cogta under MEC Sipho Hlomuka. These engagements are at an advanced stage and we are optimistic that we will find a lasting breakthrough.

“The leadership of the municipality is ceased with the matter and the last thing that we want is an interruption to the electricity supply. We have put forward a payment plan and are awaiting Eskom to give us approval. As soon as we reach agreement with Eskom we will communicate with residents” said Mahlaba.

We are urging residents not to panic as we strongly believe that the action and commitment shown by the municipality to address this important issue will yield positive results.

We also understand that the goal of growing the economy of our province is one that we share strongly with Eskom and know that a complete blackout would spell disaster for the province and country growth prospects.

Issued by the office of the Mayor of Newcastle
Cllr Dr NNG Mahlaba
For enquiries please contact
Dr Dumisani (PD) Thabethe
Head of Communications
Newcastle Municipality
Phone : 082 7888 344
Email: dumisnai.thabethe @newcastle.gov.za

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So waar

We must have the most useless municipality in the country.

Iphi imali edliwe previous officials why they don't brought back for their looting . why as rates payers must foot the bill for looters

Thank you Mr Mayor for your strong and good engagement with eskom as well as the Department. Please note that we will support you and the rest of your staff within the municipality. Last but not least be strong nometer wht NABANGAKU VUMI BAZOZE BAKUVUME

Why is he only acting now because over a month ago this issue was brought forward? WHY didn't he make a plan that time? Hayi man. The people in power are disgusting hey. The blackout is starting soon, what should residents do rejoice ?? There's nothing to be hopeful about at this point

MR Mayor. Thank you.

Where did the 214 millions go? What do you mean not panic? Have residents not been paying electricity?

I will not be paying my municipal account until a full investigation has been done into how we accumulated a R200m debt.

Is this an advanced stage?

Yet you threw your residents under the bus by stating we do not pay our municipal bill? Yet it was stated you have already secured agreements? Today on ECR a statement was made that there has not yet been a resolution to resolve this? You failed to uphold the first agreement with Eskom. That is why we will be cut off. How can we as citizens place our trust in you to fulfill the second agreement if any??

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Friday September 27th, 2019 - 6:58 pm

*Waste Management Service*

NOTICE TO THE COMMUNITY OF NEWCASTLE

Due to unplanned industrial action the Refuse Collection service is currently on hold. Residents are kindly requested to put their plastic bags back in their yards and take them out again on the scheduled day next week. This applies to residents whose collections days are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. Issued by Customer Relations Management Newcastle Municipality
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Thanks for letting us know

Fusegani zinja vele izinja seziwadabulile ama plastic

Never disappointing, always considering the public! Well done Newcastle municipality!

This is to much like really you guys don't RESPECT US as Residents, futhi la eMadadeni kakhulu.😡😳😳

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Newcastle is a joke! I dont care if Afzul took money or did not! But we really did not have so many problems under him.

Where do u put Blaaubosch community, they've been neglected for years. Infuture, going forward, is that community in any of the municipal plans, or they r being used when it comes to elections. R they condoms, that's how I look at it. They r being used like condoms. B town community, u r on ur own.

Cant complain about the service - cos there is none 😡

I hope that we wont need to pay for this service since it was not given to us......

And we are supposed to pay

Reduction in charges for services not rendered

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Bhadalani abasebenzi niseyeke Ngo inconvenience 🚮 🤚

NOTHING NEW🙆‍♂️🤷‍♀️ NEXT...👀👀

Angithi nidla imali bese nisender udoti wezixoliso .niyanyanyisa yazi .Ishonephi imali sikhokha inyanga nenyanga

Letting all the Newcastle's down

Demit Newcastle

Woza 2021 local elections

go screw yourself, now I must go search for my bags amoungst other bags, ripped open, looted ppppft

Hi does anyone know if the dump site outside of town by the airport is open?

Just last week Friday our waste was picked up at 19H30. I watched them on the Street camera, and told Bennie, these ain't the regular guys. Why on earth would you take a photo off the garbage you've just loaded with your Cellphone. Remember, somebody is always watching you. Now I know we are really having trouble.

I need a job

If we were informed of this before the event, we would have done so. Now the vagrants and strays have already had their way with the refuse and the " cleanest town" in the province looks like a rubbish dump .

Maybe we should dump our bags at the municipality We've also got a blocked drain in our street and it will be like that until when??

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Friday September 27th, 2019 - 10:41 am

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Newcastle Together we can grow our City

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"Together we can grow our City" ???? In layman's terms it actually means, we must pay, they will take and we will go without perhaps?

Was there no payment plan that was agreed to by both parties? What happens if the interdict is not granted?

Formal communication by Mayor's office ought to be proper and checked before publishing. You need a duly qualified fit and proper spokesperson.

Nisitshela amasimba nje udoti ngingawuthuthile nawe admin ungomunye nje odla imali yomasipala

The custodians of the queen's language are busy at work.

They have been placed under Administration

But who is responsible for this grammar?

Sit down

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Fix your grammar and Eskom's dept. Maybe, just maybe, we might consider growing our city with you✌

Soooo who is talking to who abt the water issue coz asinamanzi

Eskom akasineki ufuna imali yakhe

The grammar it's hard for me to take this serious

Thank you Mayor for informing Newcastle residents, it's amusing to see some people trying to be relevant about a language that came to our shores by the boat

lesithingithingi vele sabekwa ubani ukuth sibe ngusodolobha

Please stop your lies.

iphi imali yam rate payers

Woza 2021 Local elections

"Do you want to tag Cllr NNG Mahlaba on the picture?" 🙂

Where is the money? Why did you not pay ESKOM?

Ningakhali imukile masotja ayikho lento

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