85% of Healthcare workers to leave SA if NHI implemented

"Solidarity released its latest report on the National Health Insurance (NHI), which stresses that the majority…

Gov reveals cannabis master plan adding the plant to school curriculums

"According to the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, the establishment of the Cannabis…

Unemployment escalates; why are men being employed more than women?

"The unemployment in South Africa has risen to a record-breaking 34.4% in the second quarter of…

New Clothing and Textile hub to drastically boost Newcastle, Ladysmith and KZN

"In addition to the dire financial implications of the recent civil unrest and the impact of…

New study: 5 million South Africans paying 90% of the country’s Tax. This and more

"New data reveals just how happy or, rather, unhappy South Africans really are and just how…

Here is why farmers are demanding the removal of Mooi River Toll Plaza

"The agricultural union of KwaZulu-Natal, Kwanalu, is calling for the removal of the Mooi River Toll…

161 malls, 11 warehouses and 8 factories affected, as KZN takes stock

"Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says an estimated 150 000 jobs are at risk…

Newcastle Mayor vows to support textile industry, as jobs hang in the balance

"On Friday, 16 July 2021, the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature and the Amajuba District family of municipalities (Newcastle,…

The illicit cigarette price war is sucking the life out of legitimate farmers and producers

"Illegal cigarette manufacturers are draining the lifeblood out of South Africa's legitimate tobacco farmers, processors, and…

Owner of De Hoop Collection and Chairman of Cape Country Routes, discusses the transformation of tourism

"With international terminals collecting dust and countries further restricting travel to our bushveld luxury businesses, the…

Inflation hits a 14-month high-highest reading since before the lockdown

Releasing their findings on Wednesday, 19 May 2021, Stats SA highlights that the annual headline inflation…

SAAPA SA demands stricter booze restrictions, Beer Association Boss whips back

"Producing devastating consequences on the economy, but a favourable outcome on people's health—the restrictions on alcohol…

Record high petrol prices set to kick in at midnight. This is what to expect

"With Newcastillians already tightening their budgets, motorists will now have to brace themselves for record high…

How much has the cost of living spiked since 2020? The figures will shock you

"Newcastillians have come to accept numerous changes in their daily lives. But what has been the…

R238k for a mop, R56 for milk and accusations of racism, Eskom’s woes continue

"Eskom chief executive officer, André de Ruyter, suspended Tshitangano in February for poor performance and not…

Eskom confirms 15% tariff increase and comments on Newcastle Municipality’s debt

Welcoming the decision, the power utility notes, “This court decision allows for Eskom to recover efficiently…

What has 2020 really cost us? The stats are mind-blowing

"As the country focuses on each segment of the past year in bite-size chunks, from politics…

“100% tax increase on tobacco products,” states anti-tobacco lobbyists and COSATU

The South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance (SATTA) has condemned the call by COSATU for a 100%…

Curro to potentially see significant investment from PSG group

As the corporate landscape of South Africa continues to adapt to life after COVID-19, with several…

SA’s trending careers plus what salaries to expect

Amidst fears of job security and a failing economy, CareerJunction has published its job index for…

Newcastle’s Hospital Street to see multi-million Rand housing project erected

Massive changes are heading Newcastle’s way, following the announcement of a multi-million Rand housing project to…

Report shows that 100 SA millionaires have already left, this is why

Over recent months, South Africans have faced several, harsh challenges. The state of the country’s economy…

Has Ramaphosa seen the light, this after addressing failed ANC on years of corruption?

“As the inheritors of the legacy of Luthuli, Thambo and Mandela, we must be honest with…

5 of South Africa’s major companies who have fallen due to the deadly Lockdown

As lockdown regulations ease and thousands of businesses try to re-establish themselves, there are some large corporations…

The tobacco battles begin, as BATSA and FITA lock horns over illegal cigarettes

With a skip in our step, South African smokers exhaled a jubilant-sigh of relief this morning,…

Restaurants and pubs, the harsh reality of business during lockdown

On Saturday evening, 15 August 2020, South Africans received the news that our country would now…

Trending: SA farmers begin massive national protest

As a country, South Africa faces many obstacles on a daily basis, to the point whereby…

SA lift your glasses, as Ramaphosa told to lift ban on alcohol and tobacco

Will South Africa be moving to Alert Level 2 of the nationwide lockdown this week? Thereby,…

Are you willing to join the tax revolt to save South Africa? A recent poll confirms many are

Have South Africans reached the point of no return due to the ridiculous levels of mismanagement…

The ice-cold truth, SAB and SATTA speak out on alcohol and tobacco ban

The nonsensical ban on cigarette and alcohol sales has transformed from a trending topic of discussion…

Update on SA Tobacco and Alcohol ban. This is what you need to know

Recently, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize controversially stated that the country was not yet ready to lift the…

Are Newcastle police prepared for an increase in crime due to unemployment? Station Commander Col Nkosi opens up

Since the implementation of the nationwide lockdown, South Africans are slowly seeing their freedom slip away, an…

Newcastle factories honour their word, as mass shutdown begins

The planned mass shutdown of Chinese factories in Newcastle is officially underway, with a few factories…

Consol Glass halts R1.5bn plant investment, yet another blow to SA economy

The ban on alcohol sales and lockdown regulations continues to cause further strain on the South…

Heineken halts production and R6-billion facility, as alcohol ban tears down the economy

In the wake of the pandemic, as well as the re-introduction of the ban on alcohol…

President Ramaphosa, Newcastle residents would like to ask you the following:

As South Africans, we find ourselves in unchartered waters, we find ourselves waging war against an…

From unfair retrenchments to not paying UIF, Newcastle businesses under the microscope

The pandemic is deeply embedding its roots within South Africa, affecting thousands of businesses. Both nationally…

Mass chaos as factories begin mass shutdown in Newcastle

It is official, Chinese factories in Newcastle will be shutting their doors in an act of…

Newcastle factories plan mass shutdown, following protest and murder

Chanting fills the air as approximately 500 protestors make their way to Riverside Industrial. Their mission…

As the South African economy faces strain, how are local businesses evolving with the times?

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, scores of countries have felt the brunt of struggling…

Farm attacks and farm murders, South Africa’s violent pandemic

As the world focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another scourge which is plaguing the…

10 KZN liquor outlets shut down, for not complying to COVID-19 regulations

Lifting the ban on the sale of liquor was welcomed by scores of South Africans and…

Stats SA survey shows COVID-19 pandemic results in an increase in unemployment and hunger

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected scores of lives, bringing life as we know it to a…

COVID-19: Essential product prices fluctuate during Level 5 lockdown

The dawn of the nationwide lockdown has seen a subsequent change in our shopping habits, due…

Is the petrol price set to increase again in November?

As of November, motorists can expect to see both a minor decrease and increase in the…