While these roads might not feature regular traffic and are home to few houses, residents have asked if that justified allowing the roads to perish.
Newcastle Technology Hub was recently assessed by representatives of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury.
In a previous response from municipal officials, it was called a challenge to identify every pothole in Newcastle, Madadeni and oSizweni.
Sewage spilled from an overflowing manhole in Aviary Hill this month, possibly contaminating a nearby stream.
At the awards ceremony, Newcastle Municipality clinched the prize for the Best Level 2 Accredited Municipality.
The department further assured residents that motorists’ safety would not be hampered by the taxis.
Municipal response to the protest memorandum has not satisfied many residents, including local firebrand, Fred van Dyk.
As part of Eskom’s Zero Harm campaign, the priority was to create awareness and educate both adults and their children about the dangers of electricity if not handled correctly.
He reportedly received no word from the municipality until he phoned Cllr Nkosi’s office himself, and was eventually told to pick up his response from there.
eMadlangeni Municipality is back under administration, with a former Municipal Manager from iLembe District in control.
Public toilets in the parking area off Voortrekker Street are in a vandalised state, according to the municipality.