The municipality is offering 50% off on consumer debt.
Landlords may soon have to carry the risk of their tenants’ water and lights non-payment.
Free parking days are soon to be over following the recent appointment of a parking meter service provider.
The Newcastle Municipality is millions in debt to Eskom of more than R182-million
“Council welcomes the newly appointed councillors.”
Their municipal homes continue to crumble around their feet despite numerous appeals for help from the municipality.
Pipes keep bursting leaving homes high and dry and residents are asking if the municipal water infrastructure is on its last legs.
Major repairs and due maintenance will be carried out on many roads all over Newcastle during the course of the week.
A brief survey of the Newcastle area showed at least 20 street lights are out of order, leaving parts of town in the dark.
This increase was said to be the direct result of colder weather during those months, with changes in temperature directly affecting ‘daily habits, which in turn increases the consumption of electricity…’
The municipality’s response also stated that Gemsbok Avenue had changed usage from a purely residential suburb, to one where businesses and a few restaurants had opened their doors.