Entries by Newcastle Municipality

Winter Fire Safety Precautions

The rising number of households and agricultural land ravaged by fires every winter concerns the Newcastle Fire Service. It is a known fact that fires can never be prevented, since it`s crucial element in preserving nature. However, we can prevent fires from damaging items and areas of value. It is therefore the role of each […]

Easter Holiday Plan – Operation Qwashisa

On Friday, 27 March 2015, the Newcastle Municipality Traffic Section launched its Easter Holiday Plan themed “Operation Qwashisa” in collaboration with other Law Enforcement Agencies, i.e. SAPS and Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI). The aim of “Operation Qwashisa” is to ensure a zero tolerance approach in order to achieve 100% compliance by all road users. The […]

Mayoral speech : 2015/16 budget & State of The Town Address

Mayoral speech : 2015/16 budget & State of The Town Address Honourable Speaker, Cllr M F Zikhali, Deputy Mayor of Newcastle Municipality, Cllr Racheal Mdluli, Her Worship, the Mayor of Amajuba Municipality, Cllr Jabu Khumalo Members of the Executive Committee of Newcastle and Councillors present The Chairperson of the ANC Emalahleni Region, Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba […]

State of the town address

Public Notice: State of the town address by Mayor Cllr Afzul Rehman will take place tonight at Farmers Hall 6pm. Community Members are encourage to tune into 103.7 Newcastle community Radio station for the live broadcast.

National Water Week

Newcastle Municipality will be celebrating the National Water Week from the 16th of March to the 22nd of March. Water is a scarce resource and therefore we need constructive and innovative ideas to manage and conserve it. Hence we kindly invite you as an important stakeholder to participate in discussions regarding water conservation and demand […]

Dam levels of pumped storage power stations

Eskom has often told the public that one of the reasons for load shedding over weekends is to fill up the dams at our pumped-storage stations. Background A pumped storage scheme consists of lower and upper reservoirs with a power station/pumping plant between the two. Eskom has two such stations – Palmiet near Grabouw in […]

The right generator for load shedding

Selecting the right type of generator Eskom has received many requests for information on the buying of generators and how to connect their generators at their homes. Generators are now available in a wide range of sizes. Generators with power supply capacities of 5kW to 50kW are readily available in the personal and home use […]

16 Load Shedding Tips and Checklist

A load shedding checklist has been compiled by Eskom. Prepare yourself by doing the following: Load Shedding Checklist 1. Keep your cell phone fully charged when the power is on. If your cellphone battery is low, remember that you can use your car charger in your car. 2. Invest in a small LP gas lamp […]

Passing of Minister Collins Chabane

On Sunday, 15 March 2015 Minister of Public Service and Administration Ohm Collins Chabane passed away in a tragic car accident together with his two protectors Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane and Sergeant Lesiba Sekele while on their way from Polokwane in Limpopo Province to Tshwane. Minister Chabane was born on 15 April 1960 at Xikundu Village, […]