Happy Diwali to the Hindu Community!

Newcastle Mayor Cllr E.M Nkosi, Wishes all Hindu community a happy Diwali!

Diwali marks a beginning and a new year to our Hindu Community. It is a time to celebrate and give thanks. This time signifies a fresh start and the triumph of good over evil.

“This is a very important time in our town, it is the time where Light successes over darkness and where love wins over hate and bitterness.” said Cllr E.M Nkosi.

The community of Newcastle is urged to use fireworks responsibly during this time.

Happy Diwali!

Water Restriction

The Municipality is busy with Installing a new PRV pipe in the Schuinshoogte area to prevent further bursting of pipes in that area.
Please note that water will be closed for at least a minimum of 3 hours from now.

Temporary Deviation and Road Closures Due To Road Resealing

Temporary Deviation and Road Closures Due To Road Resealing

Notice: Contractors working on behalf of and under supervision of the Newcastle Municipality – Road Resealing.

Construction and repairs may result in temporary deviations and road closures during construction works. Areas that have been identified are as follows:

  1. Lennoxton – Loxton Street – 29 – 31 October 2018
  2. Panorama – Completed 26 October 2018
  3. Riverside Indistrial – Edison road & Portion Marconi – 29-31 October 2018
  4. Asiphen Drive – Completion – 29-30 October 2018
  5. Madadeni – MD 33 – 30-06 November 2018

Pothole Repair
Currently our internal teams are concentrating in the CBD area and the following streets are attended to:
Harding Street
Sutherland Street
York Street
Murchison Street

Street Cleaning
Allen Street between Albert Wessels and Magnolia Street – 29-02 November 2018

Storm Water Systems
Any reported blockages will be attended to immediately

Special Note: Please note all resealing operations has stopped due to Contractors pay week end. Work will recommence on Monday, 29 October 2018.
The above work will be carried out during normal working hours and is subject to availability of materials and weather conditions. Motorists and cautioned to drive safely during this process.

Message From The Mayor To The Matric Class of 2018


“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it.”
Frantz Fanon

To the class of 2018, we wish them all the best of luck towards their examination. It has been a long and tiring 12 years that they have been busy identifying their mission which brings fruition soon after they have written their examination beginning this week for technical students but also amasses on the 22nd October 2018.

By this, we are heartfelt in echoing the words of our icon, Baba Nelson Mandela when he said, “Education is the most powerful weapon when you can use it to change the world”. We wish to see these young and shining stars of our nation in a very big mission of changing a status quo engulfed with hunger and underdevelopment to a possible prosperous future.


Notice : Road Resealing

Notice: Contractors working on behalf of and under the supervision of the Newcastle Municipality – Road Resealing.

Construction and repairs may result in temporary deviations and road closures during construction works. Areas that have been identified are as follows;

1) HUTTEN HEIGHTS  – Hillside and Ring road – 12 – 19 October 2018
2)RIVERSIDE INDUSTRIAL –Edison road – 08 – 23 October 2018

The above work will be carried out during normal working hours and is subject to availability of material and weather conditions. Motorist are cautioned to drive carefully during this process.

For any enquiries, contact Manager Roads and Stormwater; Jay Thulasee on 034 328 7937 or jay.thulasee@newcastle.gov.za.

Public Notice : Community Based Plans

Download the Draft Community Based Plans (34 Wards)

Notice is hereby given that, in terms of Section 152, subsection (1) (a)of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996), read in conjunction with Chapter 4 and Section 29 (b)of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act (Act No. 32 of 2000), the Newcastle Local Municipality is planning to embark on a process of developing Community Based Plans across all the 34 Wards that fall within the jurisdiction of the Municipality in order to inform and give guidance to the development of its Fourth Generation IDP (2017 – 2022); Spatial Development Framework and other Municipal Sector Plans.

The planned activity was scheduled to take place through the Ward War Rooms from the month of February 2017 and is now at the stage were the municipality invites all relevant stakeholders to offer their input and comments on the draft community based plans which will be accessed as the following areas:-

  • Newcastle Libraries
  • All Newcastle Municipality Offices
  • The Newcastle Municipality Website




Download the Draft Community Based Plans (34 Wards)


Newcastle Municipality

Private Bag X6621




From 2 July 2018 Newcastle Local Municipality will bank with Nedbank. Please be advised that payments made to the FNB account will be accepted only until 31 July 2018. Thereafter the FNB account will be closed. The following Nedbank account must then be used when making payments:

Bank name: Nedbank

Account type: Current account

Account number: 1162660066

Branch code: 133724

Reference: Your 12 digit account number

Alternatively, you can pay your bill at the following municipal offices:

First Floor (Rates Hall), 37 Murchison Street, Newcastle

Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 15:00

NB: Customers should start making payments to the Nedbank account as it is officially active.

Notice for Public Hearing


Notice is hereby given in terms of section 22 of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003, and Chapter 4 of the Municipal Systems Act of 32 of 2000, that members of the general public are invited to attend the public hearing on the Draft IDP/Budget/PMS submissions, whereby His Worship the Mayor, Cllr. E.M. Nkosi will be responding to such comments made by the public during the IDP/Budget/PMS roadshow sessions.  The public hearing will be held as follows:-

Date: 30 May 2018

Venue: Council Chamber

Time: 09H00

Subsequent to this, ExCo will hold its meeting to approve the final 2018/2019IDP/Budget/PMS on the 29th of May 2018 then subsequent adoption by Council on the 30th of May 2018.


Notice number: 45/2018


The community is advised of the postponement of the Budget Road Show which was scheduled for 12th May 2018. The new date is as follows:

Date: 16 May 2018
Venue: Mzamo Sports Ground
Time: 11h00am

The municipality would like to apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

Mayor Kicks Off Budget Roadshow In Ward 1, Charlestown



24th April 2018

To: All Media Houses

Re. Statement

His Worship the Mayor of Newcastle Local Municipality, Cllr. EM Nkosi has as part of his duties reflected in the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003, and the Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 a process that precedes to the adoption of the Budget for the 2018/19 Financial Year.

During a roadshow in ward 1 in Charlestown, the Mayor interacted with the community in the program of opening and handing over to the community the completed projects, these projects were championed and implemented by the Technical Services department and are explained as follows;
 – The Water Treatment Plant; this project is complete and forms part of the promised projects in assisting the community of Charlestown towards its development. This project will also assist the Charlestown community to access clean and safe drinking water.
 – The Charlestown Electrification Program; it will be remembered that this program came as a response to an outcry from the people of Charlestown who had not been without electricity. A visit to light 256 electrified houses happened for the first time in this area. This project is complete and the Mayor apologised to the community of Charlestown for taking a long time to electrify the area.
 – The opening of the Nek Road; this road has also been completed in Charlestown.
The Mayor also announced the Charlestown Housing Project, this project will be done in conjunction with the Infrastructural Developmental Program, and this means that the construction of the houses will be done concurrently with the development of Infrastructure including the road construction and the electrification.

The Construction of the new Library to a tune of R 18 Million has already began in Charlestown, this project is soon to be completed and will be opened and handed over by the Mayor together with the Department of Sports and Recreation under the stewardship of MEC Bongi Sthole-Moloi.

The Mayor during his address to the Communities has condemned the violent actions of the Charlestown community in an attempt to address their grievances he urged them to communicate properly using the structures as designed by the legislation.

For Enquiries

Sphiwe Mazibuko
Communications (Office of the Mayor of Newcastle Local Municipality)

Mayor Cllr E.M Nkosi and Speaker Cllr JCN Mkhwanazi cutting the ribbon during the opening and handover of the Water Treatment Plant.


Mayor accompanied by the Chief Whip and Councillors at the opening and handover of Nek Road.


Community of ward 1 came out in their numbers.


Mayor, Cllr E.M Nkosi during his address.


The Water Treatment Plant