Entries by Newcastle Municipality

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, […]


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 […]