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…

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…

Loadshedding tonight and to be expected throughout the winter season

Newcastillians are in store for another dark night, with Eskom again implementing Stage 2 Loadshedding from 5…

Debts, coalition municipalities, and financial issues—KZN CoGTA’s budget speech

The KwaZulu-Natal CoGTA MEC Sipho Hlomuka took centre stage on Tuesday, 10 May 2022, to deliver the 2022/2023 Budget…

KZN MEC for Transport states billions allocated to fixing province’s roads

MEC Nkonyeni highlighted that her department would be focusing on transport infrastructure and district services.

Eskom provides an update on the current loadshedding situation

Eskom implemented power outages on Tuesday, 3 May 2022, with Stage 2 loadshedding continuing until 5 am on Monday,…

Petrol prices set to decrease, while diesel prices will rise significantly

Petrol engine vehicle owners will feel some relief at the fuel pumps from Wednesday, 4 April 2022,…

Hospital Street Housing project sees progress being made

The Hospital Street Housing Project is making headway, with the Department ensuring the initiative proves to be…

From Durban to Utrecht, here is your update on the flood damage

A staggering 443 people lost their lives in the province, and approximately 48 people are missing…

Stage 4 loadshedding announced on Tuesday morning

Eskom has stated it is being forced to implement Stage 4 loadshedding as of Tuesday morning, 19 April…

Broken Chelmsford (Ntshingwayo) Dam sluice gate update

While the problem has not yet been resolved, he explains that an emergency gate/stoplog has been…

Update from Eskom. Loadshedding likely to continue throughout the week

Eskom would like to inform the public that this constrained supply situation will persist throughout the…

Could loadshedding be a thing of the past?

This follows the Deputy President responding to oral questions at a sitting of the National Assembly in Cape…

Diesel increasing by around R3 and Petrol R2. Gov rushes to find relief

Adding to the average Newcastillian’s woes, motorists can expect another substantial fuel price increase as of…

Ex-councillors receive over R230 million in gratuity, according to Dlamini-Zuma

Following the November 2021 municipal elections, numerous ward councillors stepped down from their respective positions.

Birth registration office launches at Newcastle Provincial Hospital

In this manner, mothers are assisted in complying with the legal requirement to register their children…

Step by step guide: How to register for Cannabis licences in South Africa

He explained that the potential for the Cannabis/Hemp industry is estimated at over R28 billion in…

SA Post Office offers Newcastillians full update on Post Boxes and branches

When it comes to service delivery from the local South African Post Office (SAPO), Newcastillians are no strangers…

To save you the speech: Summary of new lockdown rules

On Tuesday night, 22 March 2022, Ramaphosa announced that lockdown restrictions would be eased even further.

Record-breaking fuel prices this April. Gov looking at ways to help

According to the Automobile Association (AA), the price of petrol is expected to go up by between…

Covid vaccines now mandatory in workplace regardless of belief or opinion

Many regulations are set to change the work sector in several facets—including mandatory vaccinations regardless of…

Eskom warns that power system remains under constraint

Eskom has warned that the power system remains under constraint despite having recovered sufficiently to suspend all loadshedding.

KZN Finance MEC 2022/2023 budget speech summary

KwaZulu-Natal Finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube highlighted numerous factors impacting the province and developments in the pipeline.

Eskom could introduce stage 10 loadshedding soon

Oberholzer noted that at a logistics level, Eskom is burning millions of litres of diesel a…

Update: Loadshedding to continue into the weekend

The power utility wILL continue with stage 2 loadshedding for the rest of the week as…

You can now rate Parliament’s service delivery right here

After sitting around braais or pubs complaining about the state of South Africa, you can now…

Newcastillians question’s answered by ArcelorMittal regarding profit vs pocket

During a press briefing on 10 February 2022, AMSA stated that the fiscal year ended 31 December 2021 was its…

Is Eskom on the up? New update from de Ruyer claims so

Is there a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for the power utility?…

Tax relief for households as Finance Minister tables maiden budget

National Treasury affirmed that it would not increase taxes this year, ensuring taxpayers don’t have to reach…

Parliament set to address race definitions this week

The petition requests that the term "Coloured" be removed from all official government forms, private institutions,…

Newcastle’s R1 billion rental housing projects to be completed

Sibiya told the leaders of Newcastle Municipality that the department was on track to complete more than 22…

Newcastle housing project to form part of six new mega housing projects

The housing project currently under construction on Hospital Street in Newcastle Central is to be completed…

These KZN police stations are in a shocking state due to poor Government support

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in KwaZulu-Natal now faces issues affecting its mandate to protect and serve…

Post Office accidentally puts Pioneer Park Post Boxes property up for auction

Newcastle residents using the Post Boxes on John Parks Road, Pioneer Park, may have noticed a…

Cannabis industry to flourish with mega investment opportunities available

SA's economy has been battered, with an ever-increasing unemployment rate. However, a light at the end…

Eskom updates on loadshedding, while DA calls for Commission of Inquiry

South Africans are once again forced to work around loadshedding, indicating that the power utility's woes…

Major petrol price increase on 1 February

South African motorists to feel the pinch at the pumps from Wednesday, 1 February 2022, when prices…

Eskom on the road to recovery, claims André de Ruyter

During a media briefing on 27 January 2022, Eskom stated it continues to make significant progress in its…

You can now renew your vehicle licence at Pick n Pay. This is how

"Customers will be able to renew their vehicle licence discs in over 500 Pick n Pay stores…

New employment rules for foreign nationals in South Africa

The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has expressed concern about illegal immigrants working in South Africa, and is now…

Government accepts R11.4 billion loan, despite overwhelming debt

South Africa's request for a $750 million (R11.4 billion) development policy loan has been approved by…

Guess whose back, AARTO will not go down without a fight

Regardless of the Pretoria High Court ruling AARTO as unconstitutional, the RTIA says it will continue implementing the AARTO Act.

Ladysmith floods “could have been avoided” as clean up gets underway

"The floodwaters have receded significantly in Ladysmith, leaving the community to clean up the aftermath."

Newcastle Municipality’s deal with Eskom threatened by 20.5% increase

Supporting its proposed price hike, Eskom claimed that most of the cost increase was caused by…

Ladysmith Mayor questioned over state of dam’s sluice gates, following floods

After extensive damage, the Alfred Duma Municipality has been questioned about the operation of the Ladysmith's…

The National State of Disaster may soon be lifted

Minister of CoGTA, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster on…

Ladysmith residents evacuated, as flooding worsens

"Residents are being evacuated to safer locations, such as community halls, by disaster management teams."

Transnet dealing with low security and high theft

"Transnet Freight Rail is facing severe security issues. Theft and vandalism of copper cable, tracks, and…

Concerns as ANC ignores votes and commits to land expropriation bill

"Despite its inability to secure the necessary support, the ANC intends to proceed with the Land Expropriation Bill…

1st Papers released from Zondo Commission. SAA & SARS highlighted

Ramaphosa described the 1st part of the State Capture report as a "defining moment" in the country's…