Drugs in Newcastle. Central Drug Authority inspects local rehab centres

"The Central Drug Authority (CDA) is inspecting treatment facilities across South Africa's nine provinces."

Post Office explains why Hutten Heights, Newcastle post boxes are closed

"The Hutten Heights Post Boxes at the shopping complex on Gemsbok Street are currently closed, seeing…

SA Justice Department gets hacked, here’s the result

"According to Doctor Mashabane, the ransomware attack left all the department's information systems encrypted and unavailable."

No less than R150 billion for KZN Gov’s water and borehole program

"The Premier launched a water master plan and borehole intervention programme to alleviate water shortages in…

Post Office launching a mobile app for car license renewals

"The SA Post Office states it's in the final stages of developing a mobile app for…

Worries as racially motivated land policy approved in Durban

"eThekwini's Proactive Land Release Strategy approved. This strategy aims to fast-track the sale of "surplus land"…

Full insight on Eskom’s Majuba Rail and its ridiculous journey

"Eskom yet again finds itself in the proverbial hot seat, due to challenges concerning the Majuba…

People feel corruption is increasing under Ramaphosa

"South Africans also believe large portions of elected officials and civil servants are involved in corrupt…

You could fork out this much for new online drivers licences and renewals

"It is essential to note that the gazette regulates fees potentially billable for NaTIS related services."

Ramaphosa vows to protect whistleblowers following Babita Deokaran’s murder

"We South Africans are no strangers to political violence—holding a rich history over both the old…

With 1.2 million expired licences, Transport Minister extends deadline

"With the current backlog experienced at Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCs), the government is further extending…

94% capacity in 2002 to 67% in 2019—Eskom’s figures. Here are Gov’s future plans

"Looking at solutions, the government now aims to create a more open market, removing the monopoly…

Did you know Newcastle has a State Vet for impoverished pet owners and rural farmers?

"For pet owners, caring for an animal can and does run into the thousands, making it…

Can the elections be moved? DA’s Zille explains

"Earlier this month, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) launched an application to have the upcoming Local…

Gov wants Doctors to comply with new requirements to practice, Solidarity troubled

"The trade union Solidarity claims it will strongly oppose the proposed regulations that pave the way…

DA states Gordhan, and Eskom’s De Ruyter must come clean on Medupi

"On Monday, 2 August 2021, Eskom announced that Unit 1, the last of six generation units at…

National Science Week offers exciting virtual programme this year

"The National Science Week (NSW) kicked off on Monday, 2 August 2021, and will run until 7 August…

Eskom completes R122b “largest dry-cooling power station in the world”

"Are the dark days of loadshedding coming to an end? This comes after Eskom announced on…

You could have access to your retirement fund soon; this is why

"Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is calling for South African workers to have access to a percentage…

Outrage as Commission for Gender Equality calls for investigation on inhumane treatment of looters

"Coming as an insult to the country in the wake of a national terrorist attack, the…

Debunking fake news: To declare a state of emergency or not?

"Due to the anarchy in KwaZulu-Natal, many are calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a…

Costly chaos as Transnet initiates investigations following second train derailing

"This past weekend, a loaded export coal train with 208 wagons derailed at Dassieshoogte, near Vryheid,…

Launch of SA’s new traffic rules system, AARTO, hits a pothole—new rollout announced

"During a recent media briefing, Transport minister Fikile Mbalula confirmed the system would not come into…

Rural villages overjoyed as KZN CoGTA MEC hands over boreholes

"Having access to safe, clean, running water is a precious luxury many take for granted. In…

Tensions rise as KwaHlathi ‘diamond’ prospectors told to move or face police action

"The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government is now taking steps to force the crowds digging in KwaHlathi for…

KZN CoGTA MEC updates on municipalities under administration

"Currently, 10 KZN municipalities are under administration – or under intervention in terms of Section 139…

Seriously! Eskom announces loadshedding to escalate to Stage 4

According to a statement issued by Eskom, “Due to additional breakdowns of a unit at Medupi…

Deputy Minister of Social Development launches drug support network in Amajuba District

"Following the successful national launch of the South African Network of People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD)…

DA calls on CoGTA MEC to investigate intimidation allegations of Amajuba Izinduna

"The Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling on the MEC of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Leaders Affairs…

Newcastle prostitutes speak to us about KZN Legislature driving decriminalisation of sex work

"An industry ignored by many, yet older than time itself, prostitution is a world many Newcastillians…

Mandeni, Ladysmith and Midlands SASSA offices temporarily closed

"Three South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offices within KwaZulu-Natal have temporarily shut down due to…

From Schoolyard bullying to abuse, National Child Protection Week a must

"Running from 30 May 2021 to 6 June 2021, National Child Protection Week is commemorated to…

Update on KZN dam levels, and Department of Water Sanitation prepares to implement bulk water projects

"The Department of Water and Sanitation in KwaZulu-Natal has set plans in motion to implement bulk…

Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak hits Northern KwaZulu-Natal

"Moving or transporting all cloven-hoofed animals, including livestock and game, has been banned in several districts…

SA Reserve Bank keen on launching a new digital currency as feasibility study gets underway

In a statement, the SARB explains, “A retail CBDC can be defined as a digital form…

KZN Premier launches R170 Million Defy warehouse in Ladysmith

At the event on Wednesday, 19 April 2021, Zikalala enthused, "We are pleased as the Provincial…

Land reform sees 436 563 hectares released under land distribution programme

"Whereby he explained, "To date, 436 563 hectares have been released and approved for allocation under…

Suspended ANC Secretary-General ‘suspends’ Ramaphosa – Troubled waters ahead?

"Officially suspended on 3 May 2021, the Gov bigwig received communication signed off by his deputy-secretary…

Public servants prepare for strike, as wage negotiations flop

"The Public Servants Association (PSA), one of the largest Public-Sector Unions, representing more than 235 000…

Shortfall of 583 firefighters across KwaZulu-Natal states DA

"Pappas points out, "To add to this, there is currently a shortfall of 583 firefighters across…

Hawks investigate theft of over R41 quadrillion from South Africa

"The claims spurring investigations by the Hawks match up with the allegations presented by senior ANC…

Two KZN Correctional Officials dismissed, following sex tape leaking onto social media

"The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has dismissed two officials from Ncome Correctional Facility in KwaZulu-Natal…

Inmate allegedly killed by nine Glencoe prison wardens, Correctional Services responds

"Despite the wardens attempting to ensure inmates remained silent, one managed to notify the family of…

Worries of no Electricity as Eskom and Oracle dual it out

"According to Eskom, the South African arm of Oracle Corporation is contracted to provide several technical…

SA Post Office addresses power cut in Newcastle, but what about renewing car licences?

Addressing the problem, The Newcastillian – Online News approached the South African Post Office, to establish…

Have your say on the Expropriation Bill

"The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, extending the deadline for written submissions on the…

Follow up on Nationalisation of South Africa Reserve Bank Amendment Bill

"Introduced by the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters), the South African Reserve Bank Amendment Bill will alter…

SA Breweries discusses taking Gov. to court, following another alcohol ban

"Challenging the ban's constitutionality, which removes the South African public's right as adults to responsibly consume…

Tobacco thumps Gov in court, alcohol fights to prevent regulations, plus Xolani Dube gives his forecast

"President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation this evening, 14 December 2020, on developments…