Fed-up with their concerns falling on deaf ears, residents took to the streets in a public protest against the alleged lack of response from their Ward Councillor.
It was revealed at the draft tariff public hearing that under-budgeting created a backlog on the maintenance of electrical infrastructure.
The Newcastle Advertiser reported on this matter earlier in the month, including complaints from residents who had to visit the CBD branch to renew vehicle licenses.
For the full story, make sure to pick up your copy of the Newcastle Advertiser this week.
At the end of March, residents came forward to the media with complaints regarding an overgrown stretch of land within sight of the Draper Street intersection.
This is the theme of a series of questions addressed to the Newcastle Municipality through its Communications Unit recently, questions which still have no answers.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Hope High School on May 21 at 2pm.
In his speech, Cllr Nkosi mentioned the handover of the housing project in Siyahlala-la informal settlement, as well as the H39 project.
The signboards were mounted to the steel scaffolds erected on Hardwick and Allen streets recently, and were intended to provide directions for visitors to town.
During the activation, the Utrecht Mayor interacted with motorists and pedestrians and handed out leaflets bearing information on Freedom Month, a summary of the Constitution and an explanation of South African flags.
“Nothing is more painful than having to explain the land struggle to a white Magistrate. No white person will ever understand that.”