Warning: Person demanding R2 000 to secure a job at Estcourt Municipality fake

Desperate job seekers are being encouraged to pay R2 000 to secure themselves a job at the Estcourt Municipality.

Law enforcement pulls together to stop Cash in transit heist

A planned cash-in-transit (CIT) heist was foiled on Monday, 6 June 2022, thanks to highly efficient, quick thinking from…

Adding pressure to potential national shutdown, taxi fee hike protests loom

In terms of Northern KZN, Alfred Duma (Ladysmith) Municipality is not taking any chances on the possible unrest.

KZN SAPS says it will not allow any of its stations to be shutdown

On top of the national shutdown jeopardising South Africans, it would appear that individuals are threatening to shut…

Suspected thieves stuff stolen livestock into Datsun GO boot

Police officers recently discovered that the ingenuity/stupidity of criminals knows no bounds, especially when trying to…

Warning: Voortrekker Street and John Parks Avenue ATMs targetted for fraud

Newcastle Police are urging Newcastillians to practice caution while using local ATMs, following two fraud cases…

Utrecht Municipality gets behind Huis Joanna Old Age Home

The plight of Utrecht-based SAVF Huis Joanna Old Age Home pulled on Newcastillians’ heartstrings in 2021, when it surfaced that…

Two motorists robbed at gunpoint, on the same day, on Albert Wessels Drive

Adding to Newcastle's growing crime rate, two motorists were held up at gunpoint, on the same…

New ratings once again portray a bleak picture for Newcastle Municipality

The financial running of local municipalities has yet again come under scrutiny. This follows Ratings Afrika publishing its…

Local woman opens 11 funeral policies on husband’s name, before hiring hitmen

A KwaZulu-Natal woman will now spend many years in a tiny jail cell, after employing two…

Search for missing Alberton mother and toddler comes to end in Utrecht, KZN

The search for missing Alberton mother and her two-year-old son has come to a tragic end,…

Wanted suspect gunned down in shootout with police, in Weenen

A wanted suspect’s reign of terror has come to an end, after he was gunned down…

Vryheid DA councillor survives assassination attempt

Political violence has yet again reared its head in Northern KZN, following an assignation attempt on Democratic…

Newcastle’s open drug use, petty crime and homeless dilemma

Drug use in Newcastle, Northern KwaZulu-Natal has spilled onto the street with people injecting themselves in public…

Two people hospitalised after car overturns on Albert Wessels Drive

In the early hours of Friday morning, 3 June 2022, Albert Wessel Drive, Newcastle—medics attended to a collision.

Home in Amajuba Park, Newcastle allows dog to slowly die, while chained outside

Following a report coming in—the Newcastle SPCA opened a case of neglect and animal cruelty against…

Latest KZN dam levels now at the start of June

As the winter season sets in, KZN dam levels have remained steady for two consecutive weeks,…

Men linked to Osizweni child gang, Last Warning, attempt to rob medical facility

A small group of young men linked to the gang, the Last Warning, targeted Osizweni Clinic…

Slaughtered carcass dumped in river on Sutherland Street, Newcastle

Newcastle Municipal staff made a grisly discovery on Wednesday afternoon, 1 June 2022, while addressing illegal dumping on…

Man in custody for beheading and burning 13-year-old child

A 29-year-old man is in police custody, for allegedly beheading and burning a 13-year-old boy on…

uThukela Mayor accused of hiring four of his children

uThukela District Municipality Mayor, Cllr Ntandoyenkosi Shabalala, found himself denying accusations of nepotism.

Newcastle Municipality could lose grant funding, due to a lack of spending

Finding that funds are not being utilised by the Newcastle Municipality, KZN CoGTA made the trip to Newcastle to…

The following Newcastle areas will have water disruptions over the next two days

Brace yourselves for two days of water interruptions. This follows an urgent notice by the Newcastle Municipality.

From Madadeni youngster to international musician, Dr Mhlambi

Celebrating successful newcastillians, we introduce Professional Cellist, Dr Thokozani Mhlambi, who has gone from a Madadeni youngster…

Another woman’s decomposing body found along riverbank in Dannhauser

The grisly discovery of a woman’s decomposing body has sent shockwaves through the small community of Dannhauser,…

Man dies while trying to escape with stolen chocolate

Maybe the adrenaline rush was just too much for a man you recently dropped dead while…

R100 000 reward for wanted murderer, have you seen him?

Gauteng Police have issued the reward to anyone with information leading to the Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela arrest and conviction.

Three arrested after trying to break into Lennoxton home, twice

According to Imran Ghafoor of Newcastle Crimefighter Task Team, would-be burglars had set their sights on a home in the…

Drakensberg Boys Choir joined by Newcastle School Choirs for a good cause

Thanking all those involved, Honiball states that the initiative truly made a difference to the NG…

Follow up: Protest action ends at ArcelorMittal, as agreement reached

The protest action against ArcelorMittal SA has finally drawn to a conclusion, with the steel giant reaching a…

Petrol expected to increase by R4 per litre, but the fight is on

The petrol price is set to go up by a gut-wrenching R4 per litre at the…

Dannhauser man beats girlfriend to death, using sjambok, sticks and kettle

A young man has been charged with murder, after savagely beating his 21-year-old girlfriend to death on 21…

Newcastle Municipality states climate change and weather responsible for potholes

There's no doubt that climate change and weather conditions are impacting the world over. But, is…

Newcastle Mall confirms one injury following robbery and is satisfied with security

Yet another armed robbery at Newcastle Mall, just months after the last, has seen numerous comments from…

Political tensions fly, after Vryheid Mayor accused of bringing Municipality to standstill

The AbaQulusi (Vryheid) Municipality Mayor, Cllr Mncedisi Maphisa has been accused of allegedly refusing to appoint a Municipal…

Suspects on the run, following an armed robbery at Newcastle Mall

Four men are currently on the run from local law enforcement, following an armed robbery at…

Two dead after truck smashes into construction workers on Majuba Pass

Two people have died, and two were left injured, following a horrific collision on the Amajuba…

Over, a year later and still homeless, Siyahlahla-la RDP home update

For various Newcastle residents receiving an RDP home in Siyahlahla – la, Fairleigh meant the dawn…

Ladysmith Municipality to audit its employees’ skills

The Alfred Duma Municipality officially launched a Municipal Skills Audit Plan—an initiative set to change the government entity

Deputy Mayor accused of intimidating carwash owner, Newcastle Municipality responds

The Newcastle Municipality finds itself defending against accusations of forcibly removing a young businessman’s car wash

Cold weather and downpour expected across NKZN this weekend

Disruptive rains are expected through parts of KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, 21 May 2022 according to the South…

Farmers jump into action, averting potential farm attack

This incident follows mere days after a farm attack on Wednesday, 11 May 2022, just outside of…

Body discovered in field on Albert Wessels Drive, Newcastle

A body was discovered early on Thursday morning, 19 May 2022, in an open field on Albert…

Newcastle’s firefighter challenge and the municipality’s take on it

According to the Newcastle Municipality, the government entity currently employs 24 operational firefighters

Man stabbed to death over pocket change, in Newcastle’s Industrial area

Following a brutal, alcohol induced attack in Newcastle's industrial on Saturday, 14 May 2022—two murder suspects are…

Newcastle Municipality suspends Vish Govender again—laying criminal charges against him

Despite the court's ruling, during a council meeting held on Friday, 13 May 2022, the Municipality yet…

Fears rise as fuel price set to skyrocket in June

Current unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is pointing to a tremendous fuel price increase across…

Newcastle Court gives 10 years to five men for stealing Transnet lines

During the investigation, it was confirmed that the copper cables were stolen from Transnet railway lines in Mahlabathini.

Vryheid’s Home Affairs Offices closed after all equipment stolen in armed robbery

The Department of Home Affairs in Vryheid is now closed until further notice due to five armed men emptying out…

Mercisha Tedpaul’s murder case unfolding, is her aunt involved?

With the court case continuing, new developments have left Tedpaul’s sister, Shristi Dookhi facing more unanswered…