St Martin’s babies relocated, as facility’s property goes up for sale and housemother retires

Recently, allegations surfaced stating that there are no longer children in St Martin’s care and that…

Ladysmith robbers sentenced to more than a decade behind bars for R600

Proving the old saying, "crime does not pay", six Ladysmith thieves have received hefty sentences for stealing a…

Newcastle supercops recover close to R12 million’s stolen vehicles

The SAPS often receives criticism from the community. However, there are police officers who show immense tenacity in…

Newcastle’s Vicky van der Merwe secures bronze at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Newcastle’s Vicky van der Merwe has secured a bronze medal, alongside her bowls partner, Desiree Levin, at the Birmingham…

KZN water crisis: SALGA warns, troubles on the horizon

Do Newcastillians across KwaZulu-Natal have to worry about an impending water crisis on top of our…

Osizweni man caught in a house with a firearm, but can’t explain why he was there

After being caught inside a house in Osizweni, KZN, an armed 31-year-old man claimed he had no idea why he…

Tip-off on illegal firearms leads Osizweni SAPS to alleged hitman

In a recent report, the Osizweni SAPS have apprehended three people, one of which is a suspected hitman…

Homeowners sleep as home burgled in Fernwood, Newcastle

Newcastle Crime Fighter Task Team explained that the burglary on 28 July 2022, occurred while the homeowners…

Engineer suspended for fraud from Newcastle Municipality

Fraud within South African municipalities has resulted in dilapidated towns and heart-breaking environments for residents.

259 rhinos were killed in the first half of 2022

A total of 259 rhinos have been poached for their horns in South Africa over the…

Bergville Municipality’s Mayor survives assassination attempt

Another Northern KZN political figure has escaped a violent end. This time, the target was the Bergville Municipality’s Mayor

Eskom announces three nights of loadshedding a good possibility

This comes after Eskom warned that it might have to implement power outages at short notice on Tuesday…

Newcastle’s Deputy Mayor finds himself under digital attack

Newcastle Municipality’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Musa Thwala has yet again found himself the target of criminal acts.

K9 Unit stops vehicle transporting explosives on Albert Wessels Drive, Newcastle

On Friday, 29 July 2022, the Newcastle K9 Unit discovered a vehicle transporting explosives in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.

Get ready for a reduced petrol price in August

Motorists are in for some relief this month, as the DMRE has announced a decrease in all grades…

Three vehicles collide on Drakensberg Drive, Newcastle

Shortly after 7 am on Monday morning, 1 August 2022, three motor vehicles collided on a busy suburban…

Newcastle’s new private hospital’s architect opens up on what we can expect

With Newcastillians eager to know, we chat with Pretoria-based architect spearheading the project, Viresh Mahabeer of Exemplar Architects.

Major concerns as tyres imported from China could go up by 41%

As cash-strapped South Africans find themselves struggling against the rising cost of living, it seems that…

ArcelorMittal Newcastle’s massive Blast Furnace repair work comes to an end

The relining of the ArcelorMittal South Africa(AMSA) Newcastle Works blast furnace is now drawing to a close.

Newcastle Municipality “explains” loadshedding impact and high elec bills

In fact, numerous Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal residents reported a substantial increase in their utility bills despite the…

Electrical disruptions are expected in Newcastle, KZN on Friday

Electrical disruptions are expected to hit parts of Newcastle on Friday, 28 July 2022, leaving residents and…

ArcelorMittal’s first 6-months update, challenges and more

During a media briefing on Thursday, 28 July 2022, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) said that it had recorded stronger…

Australian paedophile fights to remain in South Africa

An Australian sex offender is fighting not to be extradited back to Australia for prosecution. This, after being caught again

Courageous child bites four-year-old girl’s rapist

Warrant Officer Basheer Khan explained that the incident unfolded on a farm in the Acton Homes area of Bergville,…

ActionSA Councillor shot in Osizweni, KwaZulu-Natal

Potential political strife has hit Northern KwaZulu-Natal, with an ActionSA Councillor shot in Osizweni on Tuesday night, 26 July 2022.

Department of Mineral Resources promises sizeable reduction in fuel prices

Can South Africans expect a notable reduction in fuel costs in August 2022—offering relief to cash-strapped…

Newcastle’s mass unaddressed municipal firing could result in a strike

The statement further said that they have discussed the continued plight facing workers dismissed in mass…

Newcastle student in California now finalist in Global Student Prize

A now American student hailing from Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal has been included in the top 50 shortlist…

Impala and Victoria Road, Newcastle collision sees jaws of life used

On Tuesday morning, just after 8 am 26 July 2022, at the intersection of Impala Drive and…

Government takes the first step in deregulating petrol prices

The Department of Mineral and Resources has officially begun the formal process of deregulating petrol prices in South…

Will Glencoe murder accused farmer, Garth Simpson, walk free?

Nearly a year later, the legal proceedings against the farmer accused of murder are finally coming…

President Ramaphosa authorises investigation into Newcastle Municipality

President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit to investigate serve allegations of corruption

Hutten Heights, Newcastle to get R1.1 billion Hospital

An investment of R1.1 billion into Newcastle, KZN's medical sector is currently in the pipeline, with…

Newcastle Municipality’s Eskom debt declining and streetlights to go satellite

Newcastle Municipality made national headlines in 2019 after Eskom threatened to plunge the KwaZulu-Natal town into darkness.

Community of KZN Benefits from Builders’ New Store in Rossburgh

Builders is growing, and on the 30th June 2022 they officially opened doors to their new…

Substantial amount of “Kat” discovered in Lennoxton, Newcastle

This comes hot on the heels of law enforcement arresting a man for dealing in Kat…

KZN home transformed into a gut-wrenching crime scene

The lives of a 35-year-old woman, her 65-year-old mother, and her seven-year-old daughter were horrifically snuffed…

Newcastle Municipality pledges to remedy service delivery

Can residents now expect the Newcastle Municipality to take a more proactive and results-driven approach to the running…

Legal update on Cannabis in the workplace

Cannabis regulations have transformed extensively in South Africa, but there still appears to be a great deal…

Three luckily walk away after head-on with a truck on N11

In what can only be described as "lucky", three people narrowly escaped certain death, following a…

End to Newcastle, KZN’s outrageous sewage problem, assures Mayor

Apart from bubbling manholes and nose-breaking smells around the town, among those severely impacted by unmanaged sewage…

Over R1 billion in debt owed to the Newcastle Municipality

Approximately R1.4 billion in municipal bills is owed to the Newcastle Municipality, with only 87% of Newcastillians…

Supermarket claims Utrecht Municipality inspections were unprofessional

This involved checking if the said businesses had the respective licences and if no expired goods…

Couple tied up during house robbery in Sunnyridge, Newcastle

Yet another violent house robbery has been reported in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. This time in Jade Street,…

Deputy Minister of Transport loses six family members on N11, outside Ladysmith

On Sunday night, 17 July 2022, a horrific head-on collision on the N11, just outside Ladysmith, has…

Four men caught in Utrecht with R400 000’s stolen copper cables

After a joint operation with Kingsley Visible Policing, Newcastle Hawks successfully apprehended four men for stealing copper cables

Now available Tork Craft’s latest to be added 220v Impact Drills

The TCID0850 850W Contractor and the more powerful TCID1100 1100W Industrial drill revving from 3 000…

A pride of six lions destroyed in Northern KwaZulu-Natal

On Friday, 15 July 2022, Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife explained that due to the threat a pride of 6…

Osizweni man found with AK47, could be linked to various crimes

A 31-year-old man is now the subject of intense scrutiny, with the Osizweni SAPS to profile him…

House robbery victim on Uranus Crescent, Newcastle, attacked with a panga

After returning to his home on Uranus Crescent, Signal Hill, a Newcastle resident walked into an ordeal that has…