Entries by Newcastle Municipality

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 […]

Gaining Community Trust

Mayor Afzul Rehman has been dubbed Mr Service Delivery by the local community. He believes his attentiveness to the financial affairs of the municipality has earned him this title. “When I accepted the position as acting mayor in early 2009 we were expected to present council with a draft budget almost immediately.” After analysing the […]

National Water Week – 2014

The Newcastle Municipality, under the theme, water is life, 20 years of water delivery for social and economic development, embarked on an educational water campaign which began from 17—23 March 2014. National Water Week is an awareness campaign by the Department of Water Affairs which serves as a powerful tool of re-iterating the value of […]

Protection Services event

In October 2012, Ms Zanele Sibisi, a fire fighter for the Newcastle Fire Station was selected as one of the eight finalists in the 2013 Centrum Guardian Project after displaying extreme bravery and dedication when rescuing a man from a bulk water pipe on the 4th of October after he was trapped inside while repairing […]

Mandela’s Entrepreneurship and Careers Expo

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism together with Amajuba District Municipality and Newcastle Municipality hosted a Mandela’s Children Entrepreneurship and Careers Expo at Phelindaba Sports grounds on 31 March 2014, with the aim to advice the youth in making astute career choices. The expo was attended by MEC for KZN Social Development Ms Weziwe […]

Freedom Flame – 20 Years of Democracy

FREEDOM FLAME By Sithembile Monareng On 19 March 2014 the freedom flame hailed the Amajuba District in celebration of 20 years of freedom and democracy. The celebration was the major symbol of 20 years of democracy and the flame symbolized the light prevailing over darkness. MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dlomo in his capacity as champion of […]

CCTV our Big Brother

CCTV cameras are a modern way for crime prevention. As the municipality staff and management we need to have some knowledge of how these cameras work. During each shift our operators will stop a camera from auto-patrolling and will manually move the camera to check around the area of the camera. When it does happen […]

Blue Drop status

Newcastle boasts about the water quality and receiving 100% compliance in our drinking water and achieving Blue Drop Status. The upgrade and refurbishment of our wastewater facilities in Newcastle will undoubtedly place Newcastle at the fore even in green drop.