Entries by Newcastle Municipality


The Newcastle Municipality wishes to inform its customers about a scheduled water supply interruption in Newcastle West and East due to the Department of Water Affairs which will be inspecting and assessing the Service Gates at Nthingwayo Dam on the 24th of February 2015. Both the raw water pipe lines will be isolated; this will […]

Water Supply Interruption Notice

The Newcastle Municipality wishes to inform its customers about a scheduled water supply interruption in Newcastle West due to the installation of a new 700mm diameter steel pipeline that will connect to the existing showground pump station as part of our infrastructure upgrades and service improvement plans. NOTICE NO.1 Date: 13 February 2015 Time: 5:00am […]

HIV/AIDS remains a challenge despite improvements

HIV/AIDS remains a large part of our lives challenges and is a continuous struggle to decrease the speed of the diseases. This was the accepted feeling during the Local AIDS Council held at the Newcastle council chamber on 15 January 2015. Present at the Local Forum were different stakeholders including government organizations, NGO’s, traditional healers […]

Disability Sport Day: “We all can play”

A sense of life, euphoria and flamboyant play summed up the Disability Sport Day recently hosted by the Newcastle Municipality Special Programmes unit at Richview Hall on the 11th December 2014. This is one of the platforms that the municipality utilizes for engagement and interaction with people living with disability. Also present at the event […]

Newcastle Municipality launches Help Centre on N11

On Wednesday, 10 December 2014, the Newcastle Municipality Public Safety launched a Help Centre on the N11, which is a National Route. The 10th of December 2014 marked the end of school calendar as schools closed on this day, therefore, it was anticipated that the roads will be busy. Present at the launch was the […]

Fire at Siyahlala-la Informal Settlements

In the late hours of Sunday the 2nd of November 2014, a call came through the Protection services department reporting once again that a fire at broken out at Siyahlala Informal Settlement (ward 25). Less than a month ago a similar incident had occurred when a shack burnt down from a mysterious causes resulting to […]

Newcastle Municipality launches the October Transport Month

Picture: Mayor Afzul Rehman interacts with motorist at N11 Newcastle Municipality in partnership with different stakeholders including the Taxi Association, EMRS, SAPS, RTI and ER 24 launched the transport month on Wednesday 22 October 2014. “Today we are launching the October month a very important date on our calendar. This campaign is to ensure that […]

Newcastle Mayor wins Best Performing Mayor Award third time.

The Municipal Excellence Awards were recently held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban on Friday 10 October 2014. The awards pay tribute to the champions of development, despite the enormous challenges in Kwazulu Natal and precisely in local government. What makes these awards even more distinctive is that they allow communities […]

Easter traffic report

The Newcastle protection services traffic dept. embarked on numerous roadblocks during the Easter festival. Our honourable mayor councillor Afzul Rehman, our portfolio councillor N.P Kunene, the office of the municipal manager, strategic executive director Mr M.P Sithole and Director Vish Govender have made a significant contribution towards this successful exercise. Further, Chief H.Zungu, Supt.K.H Jawair, […]

Intervention to quell taxi violence

AN INTERVENTION TO QUELL TAXI VIOLENCE BY NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNITY LAISON The taxi violence in Newcastle has been prevalent following the death of the member of the taxi Association last week. The violence has borne for more than two years and many lives has been lost since the beginning of […]