Notice : High Municipal Bills

The Newcastle Municipality is aware of the high municipal bills for consumers in Lennoxton, Fernwood, Paradise and Central. The high municipal bills are as a result of averaged meter readings for the month of July municipal bills, which was in turn as a result of staff shortages due to increased numbers of Covid-19 cases in the municipality. The averaging of meter readings was, unfortunately, unavoidable. The averaged meter readings are a computer generated estimate based on twelve (12) month meter readings. The aforementioned estimate was regrettably very low as it was based on mostly summer months’ consumption.

The August municipal bills are based on actual meter readings, which reflects winter consumption and also catches on the previous month’s lower estimate and hence the big jump in consumption units.

Furthermore, the municipal bills for the month of August are based on increased electricity and water tariffs for the 2020/2021 financial year.

To this end, should any of the consumers have difficulties in making the required payment for the municipal bills, such consumers are encouraged to visit the municipal offices to make payment arrangements.

NOTICE – CLOSURE LOCKDOWN

Kindly note that the municipal building (Rates Hall) and all outside offices will be closed from 27 March 2020 due to the lockdown. We will re-open on 17 April 2020.

Consumers are encouraged to pay their municipal bills by utilising any one of these facilities:

  • NEDBANK BRANCHES
  • NEDBANK ATMS
  • INTERNET BANKING – PLEASE SELECT NEWCASTLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY FROM THE BANK APPROVED BENEFICIARY LIST. THE REFFERENCE NUMBER IS YOUR MUNICIPAL ACCOUNT NUMBER AS REFLECTED ON YOUR STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT (12 DIGITS)
  • EASYPAY (PICK N PAY, SHOPRITE, CHECKERS, WOOLWORTHS) Please use the Easy Pay reference number as reflected on your statement of account

Lock Down Notice 19 20 Tenders

Lock Down Notice 19 20 Tenders

 Due to the NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA that will take place from midnight 26 March 2020 to 16 April 2020. The Municipality took a decision to suspend the closing date of all bids that falls within the lockdown period, refer to the table below for the list of bids. 

 

 BID NO  BID NAME  DOCUMENT 

FEE 

CIDB GRADING DESIGNATION  TECHNICAL ENQUIRIES  COMPULSORY BRIEFING SESSION/DATE  BID DOC. AVAILABILITY  CLOSING DATE 
B022-2019/20  Supply, Delivery And Offloading of Heavy Duty Steel Folding Trestle Tables for Charlestown and JBC Halls  R80.00  N/A  Mpume Shabalala 

034 328 8617 

066 051 8473 

N/A  Thursday, 19 March 2020  Friday, 27/03/2020 
B024-2019/20  Supply And Installation Of Backup Exec Licence For Newcastle Municipality  R80.00  N/A  Bongani Hlatshwayo 

034 328 7686 

082 391 5631 

N/A  Thursday, 19 March 2020  Friday, 27/03/2020 
A027-2019/20  Request for Proposals for Panel of Architectural Professionals, Technologist and Urban Designers  R300.00  N/A  Shahil Singh 

034 328 7905 

N/A  Thursday, 

27 February 2020 

Friday , 

27 March 2020 

A036-2019/20  Supply & Delivery of Personal Protective Clothing (Flame & Acid Resistance Overalls and Electrical Arch Flash Kits for Electrical/Mechanical Services  R300.00  N/A  Zakhe Dube 

34 3121201/2 

N/A  Thursday, 

12 March 2020 

Friday , 27 March 2020 

The closing date of these bids (in the table above) has been moved to Friday, 24 April 2020 at 12:00. All other details remain unchanged. For any
further clarity, please do not hesitate to contact Sthembiso Dlamini (SCMU) on 034 328 7701/ 072 883 2595.
Mr. M Mayisela
Acting Municipal Manager
Newcastle Municipality:
Municipal Civic Centre
37 Murchison Street
Private Bag X6621
Newcastle,
2940

B023-2019 20 Lockdown Notice

B023-2019 20 Lockdown Notice

BID NOTICE 

Due to the NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA that will take place from midnight 26 March 2020 to 16 April 2020. The Municipality took a decision to suspend the closing date of all bids that falls within the lockdown period, refer to the table below for the list of bids.

BID NO  BID NAME  DOCUMENT 

FEE 

CIDB GRADING DESIGNATION  TECHNICAL ENQUIRIES  COMPULSORY BRIEFING SESSION/DATE  BID DOC. AVAILABILITY  CLOSING DATE 
B023-2019/20  Request for Proposal For Operating, Managing And Maintaining The Fuel Supply At The Newcastle Airport  R80.00  N/A  Laurence Short 

034 328 8616 

083 628 0699 

Monday,16 March 2020 @ 12h00 

Boardroom B201, 2nd 

Floor, Tower Block, 37 Murchison Street, Newcastle 

Tuesday, 10 March 2020  Friday, 03 April 2020 

The closing date of these bids (in the table above) has been moved to Friday, 24 April 2020 at 12:00. All other details remain unchanged. For any further clarity, please do not hesitate to contact Sthembiso Dlamini (SCMU) on 034 328 7701/ 072 883 2595.
Mr. M Mayisela
Acting Municipal Manager
Newcastle Municipality:
Municipal Civic Centre
37 Murchison Street
Private Bag X6621
Newcastle,
2940

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.

FIELD OF STUDY: ANY
MINIMUM SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

  •   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 www.newcastle.gov.za 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

ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF OPERATING A BUSINESS IN TERMS OF THE BUSINESS ACT, ACT NO 71 OF 1991 (REGULATION 15(2))

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 ed@newcastle.gov.za

M.J. MAYISELA

ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER