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Newcastle, here is your local sports update. From schools to clubs

Newcastle's culture will not be complete without a healthy dose of sport. So what's happening in Newcastle,…

Foot burnt Boerboel on N3 saved by hero KZN Paramedics

"On Thursday, October 14, 2021, the KwaZulu Private Ambulance Service was dispatched to help a dog hobbling…

Loadshedding suspended, but further power outages are a possibility

"Eskom states loadshedding is officially suspended as of 14 October 2021. However, there is still a risk…

Self-catering getaways around the country

"If you are in search of accommodation for a getaway where you can avoid crowds and…

Durban initiative to reduce the rate of new HIV infections

"eThekwini has become the first city in the province to launch the HIV/AIDS, TB and STI…

Amajuba Municipality’s Disaster Unit begins clean-up in Osizweni

"According to an announcement, the Amajuba District Municipality's Disaster Management Unit is committed to preventing future…

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."

C Mauritius – A carefree, all-inclusive, unique island experience

"C Mauritius, the first hotel under the upper-upscale C Resorts brand, is welcoming vaccinated travellers as…

1 November designated as a national holiday

"The date is the day of the Local Government Elections, in which eligible voters will elect…

8 adults and 1 baby die in N3 bus crash, near Tugela River

"On 12 October 2021, a bus crashed off the roadway on the N3, near the Tugela…

Municipal Structures Amendment Act to take effect in local government

"According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Act will take effect on November 1,…

Empangeni max prison raid reveals security failures and deviant conduct

"A raid at Empangeni's Qalakabusha Maximum Correctional Centre revealed a distressing picture of rampant contraband smuggling."

Two people critically hurt in an Allen Street crash

"Two people were seriously injured this morning, 12 October 2021, in a collision on Allen Street…

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…

62-year-old rape victim shares feelings, following rapist’s sentencing

"The 34-year-old culprit was recently condemned to life in prison by the Madadeni Regional Court for…

Newcastillians to remain in the dark, updated loadshedding schedule

"Eskom explains that to replenishing emergency reserves, Stage 2 loadshedding will continue until 5 am on Thursday, 14…

Community boots staff out of Umkhanyakude District Offices

"(CoGTA) MEC Sipho Hlomuka dispatched senior officials to the municipality, after residents barricaded it for three…

Farmers to repair the Memel Road. Here is how you can help

"Travelling on the R34, along the Memel Road, the poor condition of the popular road is…

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…

Wanted: Police search for two men, following local teenager’s death

"Newcastle SAPS explains that the teenager’s lifeless body was found on 17 September 2021 at approximately 3 pm."

Dirty laundry aired as Newcastle’s Amcor Dam draws national attention

"On 3 October 2021, the government entity issued a press statement plus videos to respective media…

Welcoming Newcastle AME (BMG Group) MD, Donavan Govender

"Donavan Govender is transforming its long-standing branch in Vlam Crescent, Newcastle, to AME (Africa Maintenance Equipment)."

Possible loadshedding; Eskom says watch your usage

"Eskom requests the public to reduce the usage and continue using electricity sparingly. This is to…

Step by Step on how to get your digital vaccination certificate

"The South African COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate portal is virtually live. Some people have already obtained their…

Have you seen 4-year-old Asimdumise Phungwayo?

"KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala explains that the Bergville police need help to locate little…

Northern KZN duo acknowledged for their efforts during social unrest

"KZN Police duo, Major General Phumelele Makoba and Brigadier Francis Bantham, were both recognised by the…

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…

This is how St Dominics Newcastle is revolutionising Newcastle, KZN

"The extended list of subjects on offer focuses on Grades 10 to 12 subjects and enhances St Dominics…

Eskom is the world’s most polluting company, says CREA

"CREA states that Eskom’s emissions surpass the total power sector emissions of any country in the…

Massive manhunt after multiple police attacked in KZN and GP

"Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal police have mobilised the 72-hour Activation Plan as several police officers were attacked…

Madadeni woman found living with dead mother’s body for seven months

"On 22 September 2021, Madadeni SAPS discovered a woman living with her dead mother’s body for…

eMadlangeni (Utrecht) Municipality responds to social media allegations

"Due to the seriousness of the information being shared on WhatsApp, the eMadlandgeni Municipality is setting…

Glencoe farmer’s case develops with video coming to light

"Tensions are running high as a 68-year-old Glencoe, KwaZulu-Natal farmer, faces murder charges for the shooting of…

Paramedics shot while saving lives, peers give comment

"On Sunday night, 3 September 2021, two paramedics were shot in the Mabhanoyini area near Estcourt while…

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…

IEC’s update on upcoming Local Government Elections 2021

"In light of the upcoming Local Government Elections, the IEC Chairperson, Glen Mashinini, recently stated that…

Full listing of schools in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

Either as a resident or a person new to Newcastle, finding a school can be tricky.…

Your Anti-Vaxxer videos will be removed, says YouTube

"Due to Anti-Vaxxers continually promoting non-scientific and nonsense content, Google's sister product, YouTube, has said no…

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…

Birding Weekend with James Rawdon

"A fascinating and fun activity for the whole family which allows you to truly appreciate the…

Glencoe farmer allegedly shoots 17-year-old boy

"The Glencoe SAPS are investigating the murder of a teenage boy whom a farmer allegedly shot…

Allegations against Madadeni Hospital, KZN Dept of Health responds

"The accusations come from two patients claiming they allegedly faced sub-standard care and service from the…

Mediclinic introduces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy

Joining various corporates in the fight against the virus, Mediclinic Southern Africa will now implement a…

Missing person: Have you seen Tsepo Themba Gaoboihe?

"Ingogo Police are appealing to the community in assisting them to locate 34-year-old Tsepo Themba Gaoboihe."

Curro Mount Richmore’s Golf Day lights up Simbithi Country Club

"Taking place at Simbithi Country Club Golf Course on 9 September 2021, the event proved to be…

Wanted: Police hunt for two suspected rapists, have you seen them?

"The first suspect, aged between 30 and 35, is dark in complexion and is wanted in…

Current KZN weather forecast and warning from SA weather

"The South African Weather Service warns that the province could experience heavy rains leading to localised…

DA Provincial leader, Francois Rodgers, speaks politics in Newcastle, KZN

"The Democratic Alliance (DA) reached out to communities, with KZN provincial leader Francois Rodgers embarking on…

How to save your heart? Mediclinic Newcastle’s Dr Thusi clarifies

"Specialist Physician Dr Mthunzi Thusi explains that approximately 40% of deaths in South Africa result from…