Notice : Newcastle Library and Modular Library in Ward 7 open for operation [DETAILS]

Newcastle Library and Modular Library in Ward 7 open for operation

Date: 2 December 2019
Time: 09H00

All library members are encouraged to visit the library in order to renew their membership details. The following documentation is required:

  • Library Membership Card
  • South African ID/Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Latest Municipality Account
  • Details for 2x references

Download : Newcastle Library and Modular Library in Ward 7 open for operation

Study Assistance to students residing within the Newcastle – [DOWNLOAD] – Closing Date 7 January 2020

Newcastle Municipality is inviting applications for Study Assistance to students residing within the Newcastle Municipality area wishing to study at any Government recognized institution of higher learning in South Africa.


  •   Grade 12
  •   Must be a Newcastle Resident
  •   Matriculated in Newcastle onlyWHO CAN APPLY?
  •   People within the age group designated as youth per the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Number 108 of 1996
  •   Applicants registering to study at government recognised institution for any field of study
  •   Matriculants or academics who meet the set requirements
  •   Preference will be given to applicants who excel academicallyTHE STUDY ASSISTANCE PROVIDES: Once off Registration fee THE FOLLOWING MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION
  •   Municipal Study Assistance application form
  •   Certified copies of ID’s for both the applicant and parent.
  •   The latest academic results
  •   Guardian or parent’s proof of income
  •   A provisional letter of acceptance from your preferred institution
  •   Proof of residential address

The Municipality reserves the right to confirm the applicants confirmation of acceptance at institution of study. Kindly note the failure to attach the required documentation will automatically disqualify your application.

Municipal Study Assistance forms are obtainable from the following offices: Office No F26 and Office No G28 Newcastle Civic Centre, online at and Ward Cllr’s. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. Applications should be forwarded to: Private Bag X6621, Newcastle 2940 or alternatively hand delivered at office No: F26 and Office

Enquiries: Sphamandla Hlathswayo (Community Liaison officer- Office of the Mayor) 034 328 7776/
082 222 4562 or Mandla Kubheka (Youth Development Coordinator – Office of the Mayor) 076 818 7979


In respect of the above, notice is hereby given that every license holder must lodge a renewal application with the relevant licensing authority (Newcastle Municipality) by no later than 15:00 on the last working day of January of each year. As a result of the above, the license holder is required to provide the following information:-

1) Confirmation that the business for which the license was issued, is continuing to be conducted from the premises specified in the license and that no other business for which a license is required in terms of the Act is being conducted for the same licensed premises.

 2) The following items, in terms of Schedule 1 of the Business Act, requires that businesses must have a business license for:

(a) Item 1: Sale or supply meals or perishable foodstuffs.

(b) Item 2: Provision of certain types of health facilities or entertainment.

(c) Item 3: Hawking in meals or perishable foodstuffs.

3) For new applications, the following documents are required upon application on the e-license system:

(a)  Certified copies of identity documents or passport of the business owner;

(b) Approved building plans for the business premises;

(c) Proof of payment of R200 license fee;

(d) Copies of company registration documents for the business

(e)  Landlord’s consent / proof of property ownership;

For enquiries please contact the Business Licensing Unit, Newcastle Municipality, 4th Floor Civic Centre, 37 Murchison Street, Newcastle or 0343287600 or




Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 21 (1) (a) of the Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 and, also in terms of Section 6(b) of the Municipal Asset Transfer Regulations as promulgated in the Statutory Notice No. 878 dated 22 August 2008, read together with the provisions of Section 14 (2) (a) and (b) of the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003 and Section 49 (2) (d) of the Newcastle Supply Chain Management Policy. The intention and the reasons to lease a Portion of Erf R/1 within the Municipal Landfill site to Encogenix (Pty) Ltd and Inala Energy for a waste tyre recycling facility on a long term basis as approved by Council at the meeting held on the 26th September 2019.


A portion of Erf R/1, measuring 2ha in extent to be leased to Encogenix (Pty) Ltd and Inala Energy on a long term lease of nine years (9) and eleven (11) months.


1 .The leased portion is situated on an unused section of the Landfill site and will not hamper operations of the landfill activities.

  1. That in terms of the waste hierachy recycling is the preferred option over disposal.
  2. The current Municipal Landfill site is nearing its full capacity and to divert some of the waste away from the

    landfill site will prolong the lifespan of the existing landfill which also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

  3. The pyrolysis plant also has the capability of processing various grades of plastic which can be sourced from

    the landfill site by the informal recyclers, thus extending the life span of the site.

  4. It should be noted that the landfill site is fast reaching the end of its design life and it is critical that any efforts

    to divert waste for the landfill to be supported.

  5. It will generate much needed local employment as well as an income for the Municipality.
  6. Waste reductions forms part of the National Waste Management Strategy.

The public is hereby invited to comment to the Acting Municipal Manager on the said proposal and a copy of the Lease Agreement will be available for inspection in the office of the Strategic Executive Director: Development Planning and Human Settlements (Municipal Tower Block, 4th Floor), for a period of fourteen days during office hours, Monday to Friday from 07h30 to 16h00 until ……

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Public Participation Unit

The Public Participation Unit under The Newcastle Municipality have, in line with the Ward Committee Operation plan coordinated and facilitated the Ward Committee Portfolio meetings commencing today the 4th of November to the 13thof November at the Council Chambers .

The purpose of these meetings is to create a direct communication between the council portfolio committees and the ward committee operations portfolios.  This will assist in ensuring that ward committee views, aspirations and inputs are considered by the council portfolio committees and the reports on the implementation progress are presented to ward committees.

The expected stakeholders are as follows:

  • Public participation unit
  • Council portfolio committee members
  • Department heads
  • Ward committee members serving in their respective portfolios.


The 2019 Portfolio Meetings are scheduled as follows:


4 November 2019 Financial Sustainability Council Chambers 09h00 am
5 November 2019 Infrastructure and Service Delivery Council Chambers 09h00 am
6 November 2019 Social Development Council Chambers 09h00 am
7 November 2019 Municipal Planning and Environment Council Chambers 09h00 am
8 November 2019 Municipal Transformation and Governance Council Chambers 09h00 am


The expected outcome of these meetings is to establish a structural analysis in terms of basic service delivery and the developmental needs of the citizens of Newcastle.  In the absence of the Constituency meetings, the portfolio meetings will provide a grass-root planning platform which will focus on the importance of information gathering that is essential for both strategic and budget priorities.

Municipal departments are expected to do presentations on their respective department programs in connection with service delivery.

No electricity cuts for Newcastle KZN


The Newcastle Municipality has saved Newcastle from a major disaster. Eskom announced that they would cut power to the economic hub of Northern KwaZulu Natal as from Monday the 30th of September 2019. The Municipality heard about the news via the Media and decided to apply for a High Court Interdict against the power utility ESKOM to cut power. On Sunday the 29th of September Judge Chetty ruled in favour of the Newcastle Municipality, for arguments on 3rd October 2019.

On the 3rd of October Judge Bezuidenhout heard arguments from Newcastle Municipality and ESKOM. The Municipality was joined by COGTA and one of the largest businesses in Newcastle Lanxess CISA who was entered onto the court documents as a respondent.

Judge Bezuidenhout reserved judgement on the interim interdict until today and instructed ESKOM to adhere to the interdict.
This morning judge Mngadi handed down judgment on behalf of Judge Bezuidenhout at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

The judgment in short

  • ESKOM is not allowed to cut power to the economic hub of Northern KwaZulu Natal town Newcastle.
  • The Newcastle Municipality must pay ESKOM R30 million per month as from 15th October 2019
  • All parties are granted leave to file supplementary papers by 29th October 2019
  • The matter is set for 6th December 2019This judgement is not only to the benefit of the community and businesses of Newcastle but also to other Municipalities in KwaZulu Natal.

    The mayor of Newcastle , Dr Mhalba would like to inform the community of Newcastle that the Newcastle Municipality will be able to make payment to the power utility. “I will ensure that our CFO make payment on the 15th of every month. We now have a concrete agreement in place, we will not disappoint the people of Newcastle.”

    We are positive that on the 6 of December 2019 the interim order by the court will become final.

Issued by the office of the Mayor of Newcastle Cllr Dr NNG Mahlaba

For Enquiries please contact

Dr Dumisani (PD) Thabethe
Head of Communications
Newcastle Municipality
Phone : 082 7888 344

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Newcastle Municipality elects new Deputy Mayor and Speaker

Newcastle Municipality Council elected new Deputy Mayor; Cllr Reuben Moses Molelekoa and Speaker; Cllr Samukelisiwe Annet Yende at a Special Council meeting held on the 27th of August 2019.

The new elections follow after the resignations of former Deputy Mayor; Ms Dudu Sibiya and former Speaker; Ms Jabu Mkhwanazi, who joined the National Parliament in Cape Town as members of the National Assembly.

Council also appointed Cllr Sikhumbuzo Emanuel Shabangu as an Executive Committee Member.

Newcastle Mayor Cllr Dr N.N.G Mahlaba congratulated and welcomed the Deputy Mayor and Speaker. He stressed that regardless of the fact that Council is made up of different political parties, each and every councillor should remember the primary goal of council and the municipality, which is to serve the community of Newcastle.

Nelson Mandela Day

Every year on 18 July South Africans together with the international community honour our former president and international icon Nelson Mandela in the celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. This day has since its launch in 2009 inspired individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.

It initially started with people being asked to give 67 minutes of their time and later moved away from an ad hoc and individualised initiative towards addressing issues affecting our society. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Nelson Mandela Day and to commemorate this milestone the Nelson Mandela Foundation has launched a new approach and strategy titled Mandela Day: The Next Chapter.

The strategy outlines a new approach over the next ten years that will significantly change the manner in which the International Nelson Mandela Day impacts people’s lives. This means that the focus will be on harnessing research, analysis and dialogue to build sustainable impact for those that need help the most.

It identifies five key focus areas for global partnerships to focus on to have strategic impact. These areas are education and literacy; food and nutrition; shelter; sanitation and active citizenship, and they are in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).