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…

Engineer suspended for fraud from Newcastle Municipality

Fraud within South African municipalities has resulted in dilapidated towns and heart-breaking environments for residents.

Bergville Municipality’s Mayor survives assassination attempt

Another Northern KZN political figure has escaped a violent end. This time, the target was the Bergville Municipality’s Mayor

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.

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…

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…

President Ramaphosa authorises investigation into Newcastle Municipality

President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit to investigate serve allegations of corruption

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.

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…

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…

Newcastle Municipality allocates R10 million to road repairs

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

Have your say regarding water tariff increases at the following locations

The ever-rising cost of living is seeing Newcastillians constantly tightening their budgets. But will community members…

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.

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…

Hawks arrest suspect as another NKZN Municipality loses essential cables

This follows the arrest of a Vryheid resident, who was dealing in copper cables, stolen from the Abaqulusi (Vryheid)…

Urine and faeces paint Newcastle public toilets, but there is more to this

A visit to the site is not only an assault on the senses but does pose…

Scott and Montague Streets traffic lights only to be repaired in August 2022

Starting in 2021, Newcastle motorists have found themselves contending with nonfunctional traffic lights at the intersection…

Flooding in Ladysmith to come to an end, says Mayor

Despite this, Ladysmith suffered subsequent flooding not long afterwards due to the excessive rain during the…

Utrecht on temporary electrical supply, after thieves steal essential cables

Utrecht is currently running on a temporary supply of electricity, with the town set to face major…

Over R7 million pumped into Utrecht’s road upgrade projects

The eMadlangeni (Utrecht) Municipality will be spending over R7 million on repairing infrastructure within the town.

Family receives new home, groceries and furniture from Newcastle Municipality

A local family from Lister Farm found themselves the proud owners of a brand-new home, thanks to the Newcastle…

Pressure on new administrations as certain KZN municipalities futures look bleak

However, concerns are flying following Maluleke's report, explaining the dire financial position of 28% of South…

Ladysmith residents be warned, “municipal contractors” trying to gain access to homes

Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal residents need to be on high alert as there is a team of men operating under…

Planned water shutdown due to Chelmsford Dam pipeline repair work

Ntshingwayo (Chelmsford) Dam is set to undergo further repairs following a leak discovered at the Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal…

Estcourt Deputy Mayor accused of involvement in Cash in Transit heist

Three security guards travelling in an armoured vehicle were ambushed by eight men on the R103,…

Final medium-term budget presented for Newcastle, what you should know

The Newcastle Municipality has officially submitted the Final Medium Term Budget for 2022/2023, with big plans in the…

Newcastle suburbs experiencing water supply issues, what you need to know

While loadshedding has taken a backseat, for the time being, several Newcastillians will have noticed issues…

Warning: Person demanding R2 000 to secure a job at Estcourt Municipality fake

Desperate job seekers are being encouraged to pay R2 000 to secure themselves a job at the Estcourt Municipality.

Utrecht Municipality gets behind Huis Joanna Old Age Home

The plight of Utrecht-based SAVF Huis Joanna Old Age Home pulled on Newcastillians’ heartstrings in 2021, when it surfaced that…

New ratings once again portray a bleak picture for Newcastle Municipality

The financial running of local municipalities has yet again come under scrutiny. This follows Ratings Afrika publishing its…

Slaughtered carcass dumped in river on Sutherland Street, Newcastle

Newcastle Municipal staff made a grisly discovery on Wednesday afternoon, 1 June 2022, while addressing illegal dumping on…

uThukela Mayor accused of hiring four of his children

uThukela District Municipality Mayor, Cllr Ntandoyenkosi Shabalala, found himself denying accusations of nepotism.

Newcastle Municipality could lose grant funding, due to a lack of spending

Finding that funds are not being utilised by the Newcastle Municipality, KZN CoGTA made the trip to Newcastle to…

The following Newcastle areas will have water disruptions over the next two days

Brace yourselves for two days of water interruptions. This follows an urgent notice by the Newcastle Municipality.

Newcastle Municipality states climate change and weather responsible for potholes

There's no doubt that climate change and weather conditions are impacting the world over. But, is…

Political tensions fly, after Vryheid Mayor accused of bringing Municipality to standstill

The AbaQulusi (Vryheid) Municipality Mayor, Cllr Mncedisi Maphisa has been accused of allegedly refusing to appoint a Municipal…

Over, a year later and still homeless, Siyahlahla-la RDP home update

For various Newcastle residents receiving an RDP home in Siyahlahla – la, Fairleigh meant the dawn…

Ladysmith Municipality to audit its employees’ skills

The Alfred Duma Municipality officially launched a Municipal Skills Audit Plan—an initiative set to change the government entity

Deputy Mayor accused of intimidating carwash owner, Newcastle Municipality responds

The Newcastle Municipality finds itself defending against accusations of forcibly removing a young businessman’s car wash

Newcastle’s firefighter challenge and the municipality’s take on it

According to the Newcastle Municipality, the government entity currently employs 24 operational firefighters

Newcastle Municipality suspends Vish Govender again—laying criminal charges against him

Despite the court's ruling, during a council meeting held on Friday, 13 May 2022, the Municipality yet…

Newcastle Residents Forum established by ex Municipal veteran

The formation of the NRF would additionally ensure that residents knew their rights and the correct…

Newcastle Municipality ordered to reinstate Vish Govender and foot R1m bill

Furthermore, the court declared the suspension unlawful, and that Council is responsible for having to pay…

uThukela District Municipality leadership meets with Ezakheni protestors

In response, the Alfred Duma (Ladysmith) Municipality stressed that the action taken by the residents was illegal, as…

Newcastle to receive various upgrades: Mayoral Roadshow update

The Mayoral Integrated Development Planning (IDP)/Budget Consultation Roadshow resumed this week in Newcastle, KZN.