Newcastle’s Vicky van der Merwe set to compete at 2022 Commonwealth Games

As an exceptionally talented Newcastle, KZN bowls participant, Vicky van der Merwe, will proudly be joining…

Beloved optometrist, Liana Engelbrecht, reaches out to the Newcastle community to save her life

After contracting Lyme’s Disease as a child, beloved Newcastle optometrist, Liana Engelbrecht, now years on, is in a poor state of health…

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…

Newcastle beauty queen prepares to take Miss South Africa 2022

This is the second time Mbali is entering Miss South Africa, the first time being in 2019…

St Dom’s Dia Singh takes 2nd at international science expo in Dubai

The young scientific wiz impressed the judges by addressing the highly complex global plastic pollution issue…

Zulu royal family’s Umembeso takes place in Newcastle

The aim of the visit was that of the traditional Umembeso Ceremony, which took place on Saturday,…

Tembisa Hospital needs Newcastillians’ help in locating Newcastle patient’s family

Tembisa Hospital is reaching out to Newcastillians regarding one of their patients who needs assistance in locating…

Mediclinic Newcastle welcomes new Patient Experience Manager, Dr Ayo Esuola

Committed to continuous improvement, Mediclinic Newcastle is elated to welcome Dr Ayo Esuola as its new Patient Experience…

Woman found dead at Allen Street petrol station, do you know her?

The body of a young woman was found at a local petrol station in Allen Street on…

Condolences flow in following Amajuba District Speaker’s assassination

Cllr Reginald Ndima, Amajuba District Municipality's Speaker, was assassinated early Saturday, 29 January 2022, at his Ncandu Park home.

Newcastle Mayor suffers a double loss with the passing of his wife and sister

Londiwe Dube, Cllr Dube's wife, sadly passed away on Saturday, 15 January 2022, after duelling with a…

Meet Newcastle’s new Deputy Mayor, Shedrack Musa Thwala

"In his new capacity as Deputy Mayor, Cllr Thwala is focusing on assisting in implementing much-needed…

Introducing Newcastle’s new Chief Whip, Faizel Cassim

"Newcastle Municipality is now under new control, effective 22 November 2021, with high hopes riding on the…

Newcastle Mayor, David Xolani Dube chats about the future

"Many people are unaware that Mayor Dube is a loving father to his seven sons and…

Community support overwhelming as Dale continues his path to recovery

"Dale Schnuir, a Newcastle resident, was diagnosed with cancer in October 2021, leaving him with tumours…

Support Newcastle’s beloved Dale Schnuir’s fight. This is how

"Dale Schnuir is a pillar within the town and a longtime resident. A man renowned for…

Megan Morgenrood, a Newcastle local, brings gold back to the city

"Newcastle KZN's Megan Morgenrood recently participated in the Talent Africa Nationals 2021, observing her bring back five…

Newcastle born and raised, Beauty Ngobese to race in Absa Cape Epic

"Women-led duo Beauty Ngobese and Remofilwe Moeketsi, have prepared intensely to conquer this demanding mountain bike…

Newcastillian’s editor dives with Newcastle K9 Search and Rescue Unit

"The Newcastle K9 Search and Rescue Unit regularly dives into unknown waters, putting their lives in…

Mediclinic Newcastle celebrates 1000th vaccine with Roxanne Singh

"Mediclinic Newcastle has achieved a noteworthy milestone in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the…

Dr Cooper, Dr van Niekerk and Dr Dhanjee-things you didn’t know about studying medicine

"Adorning a white coat and signing your name with those two letters, Dr—takes more than commitment,…

Newcastle bids farewell to Cas Prinsloo, a leader in education

"Holding an array of accolades and achievements within the education sector, Cas Prinsloo, a proud Newcastle…

Mediclinic Newcastle’s neurosurgeon, Dr Buthelezi, on his journey and aspirations

"In March 2021, Mediclinic Newcastle transformed the local medical sector after welcoming neurosurgeon, Dr Thamsanqa Buthelezi…

Meet KwaDukuza Municipality’s “Iron Lady”- Mayor Dolly Govender

"Rated as one of the best performing municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal by Ratings Afrika, KwaDukuza Municipality clearly…

The PEOPLE feature: Ballito’s Sables Creatures and Freedom Communities

"Ballito-based Sables Creatures, a pro-life animal rescue organisation founded in June 2012 by Seema Duwrakah, has…

Newcastle’s Faith Sithole from suicide attempts to inspired award-nominated author

"Newcastle born Faith Sithole is making a name for herself in the literary world as she…

Dr Burnie Burnard discusses his road to recovery following vicious dog attack

"On 15 December 2020, a beloved Northern KwaZulu-Natal Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr Burnie Burnard, was savagely…

The PEOPLE Feature: Drakensberg Primary School’s Principal, Pieter Hanekom

"The purpose of the feature is to showcase various personalities who play a significant role in…

Report on Utrecht Farmer, Walter Lawrence Nelson’s death, and two friends share stories

"On Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Walter Lawrence Nelson, a well-known figure within the Newcastle and Utrecht…

Getting to know Newcastle’s Acting Municipal Manager, Vish Govender

"In order to connect and familiarise Newcastillians with various Municipal heads from around KwaZulu-Natal, the Newcastillian…

Newcastle’s Demi-Lee van Zyl to participate in international MMA championships in Kazakhstan

"The 19-year-old champion hailing from Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, Demi-Lee van Zyl—is fast climbing the Mixed Martial Arts…

Newcastle’s Arthur Reineke, SA’s oldest kidney transplant patient, has stage 4 cancer

Arthur Reineke, who currently holds the title of South Africa's oldest kidney transplant patient, is now…

Newcastle traffic officer airlifted to Johannesburg following collision—Mayor comments

"According to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) sources, the incident occurred at approximately 5.20 pm, when…

VIDEO: Newcastle K9 Search and Rescue Unit sent our editor “over the edge”

"Joining a paramedic and a security official from Magenta, as well as two local traffic officers,…

Remembering Newcastle’s beloved Herkie Oosthuizen

"Paying tribute to a renowned Newcastillian, who by all accounts was respected, loved, and a full…

Newcastle Missing Person: Have you seen Ai Liu?

"According to the police, Ai Liu was last seen in the Industrial area on 30 April…

Top 10 images that will stay with you after seeing them

"Caught up in our daily lives, we tend to believe the so-called insurmountable challenges we face…

“Being held hostage for 6 hours” – The lives of two paramedics

"When digging a bit deeper in their pasts, over the years, in the quest to save…

Disabled beggar or cunning thief? The plot thickens

"The comments sections on the site and our various social pages piled up with people stating…

Heartbreaking story of wheelchair-bound homeless man in Newcastle

"Sitting in his wheelchair at the intersection of Kirkland and Voortrekker Street, Thokozani Siphiwe Sithole is…

Family and nation bids farewell to the beloved Dr Frank Mdlalose

"On Sunday, 4 April 2021, KwaZulu-Natal's first Premier, Dr Frank Mdlalose, sadly passed away. The former…

Gwyneth Root pays tribute to the late Graham Gibson

"While police investigations into the murder are underway, Gwyneth Root reflects on his life explaining she…

Wiselink’s Werner de Beer loses over 80kgs and no longer diabetic—this is his story

"Werner has literally become half the man he once was, losing over 80kgs in his quest…

Newcastle’s swimming star, Paula van Zyl, prepares to dive into the Para-Olympic trials

"Training six days a week, Paula’s passion for swimming is unmatched, seeing the high school learner…

Dr van Niekerk discusses SA medical sector and gives guidance on medical cover

"Dr Francois van Niekerk, a Family Physician based in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, discusses the differences and challenges…

Why is sentencing inconsistent in SA? Attorney Andre Groenewald explains

"How does the judiciary system work in South Africa when sentencing a person found guilty of…

How to get a job in Newcastle—four local business leaders educate candidates

"The Newcastillian – Online News approached four affluent business leaders across several industries in order to…

Bending the metal with Dr Bianca Cooper and Bryn Thomas

"'Bending the metal' refers to driven people, who work at their careers to the point of…

Family ensures 8-year-old Muhammed Cassim’s legacy lives on

"As his parents and siblings now deal with their catastrophic loss, Muhammed has left a proud…

Dr Burnard on the path to recovery, as he thanks community for immense support

"Showing immense determination and on the road to recovery, Dr Burnard affirms he has been overwhelmed…