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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

Substantial amount of “Kat” discovered in Lennoxton, Newcastle

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

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Newcastle Municipality allocates R10 million to road repairs

After a long haul for Newcastle residents and a flurry of articles on the subject, progress…

Police target 40 liquor outlets across greater Newcastle on Friday

On Friday, 15 July 2022, Newcastle SAPS joined by Madadeni SAPS, Osizweni SAPS and Utrecht SAPS moved through Newcastle, Madadeni…

Two men stoned to death with cement blocks in Madadeni, KZN

Newcastle SAPS Spokesperson, Lizzy Arumugam explained that the grisly discovery was made at 2 am on Wednesday…

Newcastle pawn shops, scared parents and Osizweni youth gangs

This rang true as the child gang issue continued with more elements and dynamics being thrown…

Chelmsford Dam: Local farmers point out no repair work done despite claims

Local farmers have claimed that the DWS has done nothing to address the problem at Ntshingwayo…

21 cameras going up in Riverside Industrial, Newcastle, due to crime

According to a source, the security guard had been conducting his duties at a business premise,…

Unqualified Grade R teachers boom in KZN

This follows rather disturbing findings from two written parliamentary replies, from the KZN Education MEC, Kwazi Mshengu

GRAPHIC: Man’s charred body found trapped on Osizweni power station

To the surprise of Osizweni, KwaZulu-Natal residents, on 1 July 2022, a man's charred remains were found on live…

No water for Utrecht, KwaZulu-Natal for 2 days and counting

As of this afternoon, Utrecht, KwaZulu-Natal is still without water after two days starting on Saturday, 9 July 2022

Newcastle Municipality receives a share of R33.9 billion

Municipalities across the country have received their share of the R33.9 billion first tranche of the…

Over 200 dismissed Newcastle Municipality employees not reinstated, affirms entity

Over 200 municipal employees were dismissed in 2019 by the Newcastle Municipality’s former Mayor, Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba.

Three Newcastle Taxi Rank businesses caught with R40 000 illegal cigarettes

Newcastle KZN local SAPS have been tackling crime. This comes after R40 000 worth of illegal cigarettes…

Pharmacies raided on Kirkland and Allen Street, Newcastle

Two Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal pharmacies are now in hot water after police raided their businesses on Thursday, 29 June…

Woman shot dead in business on Voortrekker Street, Newcastle

Late on Thursday night, 30 June 2022, in a well-known social establishment on Voortrekker Street, Newcastle—a woman…

Mob beats truck driver after hitting a pedestrian on N11, Newcastle

According to Newcastle SAPS the incident unfolded on 24 June 2022, at around 6:30 pm, just north of Ncandu Park,…

Body found floating in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal’s CBD

A grisly discovery was made in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal's CBD on Sunday, 3 June 2022, according to Newcastle…

Water problems get real in Newcastle, as bills go unpaid

Northern KZN's bulk water provider uThukela Water, says that local municipalities defaulting on payments are exasperating challenges.

After years, finality on the cards for Newcastle’s Siyahlala-la Settlement

There has been an ongoing battle between those who have RDP homes and those who do…

Underground brewery discovered in Amiel Park, Newcastle

After receiving valuable intel, a group of local law enforcement agencies came together to shut down…

Mediclinic Newcastle on Newcastle’s mental health

Newcastle-based Dr Londeka Mnikathi chats with us about Mental Health Awareness month.  A topic often pushed to one side…