Entries by Newcastle Municipality

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 […]

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 […]