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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…

Motorbike hit by a car on Victoria Road, Newcastle

On Thursday afternoon, 30 June 2022, “The motorcyclist came out of Goodwin Avenue, and into Victoria Road when…

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)…

Traffic cop asks for R10 000 bribe for “fraudulent license disk”

A traffic officer faces jail time, after attempting to obtain an enormous bribe from a motorist…

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…

Collision at Allen Street and Drakensberg Drive intersection

Traffic flow was slightly hampered at the Allen Street and Drakensberg Drive intersection on Thursday morning, 30…

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…

Body with multiple gunshot wounds found along the road in Madadeni

The body of an unidentified man was found in Madadeni on Saturday, 25 June 2022, according to KwaZulu-Natal SAPS.

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…

Three injured and one dead in collision at Junction Bypass in Vryheid

One person is dead, and three are injured. This follows a horrific incident at the Junction…

Madadeni paedophile lures 13-year-old girl into home

Heartbreakingly, a 13-year-old girl was raped in Section 5, Madadeni, by a 27-year-old man over the…

Eskom implements Stage 6 loadshedding

Eskom has announced that due to unlawful industrial action, Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented on Tuesday, 28…

Fuel prices set to spike again in July if gov doesn’t play ball

Further petrol price increases are expected in July 2022 and are set to see South Africans adjusting…

Specialist Olfa Cutters designed, developed, and manufactured specifically for the Medical and Food Industry

The OLFA CTR SK-12 all Stainless-steel construction cutter and OLFA SK-15 Disposable Concealed Blade Safety Knife…

Newcastle Schizophrenic son who disappeared for 10 months, reunited with family

After her mentally ill son went missing in September 2021, mother, Switerena (Aneesa) Gopie has eventually…

Locals appear to be contributing to continuing power outages

Following reports, certain residents from Osizweni and Madadeni appear to be contributing to continuing power outages.

Five dead on R34, following a head-on collision between car and bakkie

Following a horrific head-on collision on the R34 Melmoth Road, five people died on Sunday night, 26 June…

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…

Goodbye to face masks in South Africa

Face masks, once a punishable offence if not worn, are now no longer a requirement according…

Warning: Risk of higher stages of loadshedding, due to protest action

On Friday, 24 June 2022, the electricity provider pointed out that over the past 24 hours,…

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.

Couple who stole from the KZN Blind and Deaf Society tells how

Couple, Ruvanya Ramiah and Ayush Rambally, have pleaded guilty to fraud and theft in the Durban Specialised…

Watch: Ladysmith hijackers can’t get car into reverse seeing them flee the scene

According to a report, an attempted hijacking took place shortly before 6.30 pm outside a business…

Volksrust, Amersfoort and Wakkerstroom SAPS nab murderer while hitchhiking

Amersfoort SAPS arrested a 29-year-old man, wanted for the murder of his 34-year-old girlfriend, Nomalanga Zwane.

Grab your jackets, rain and thunderstorms expected across KZN on Thursday

According to the weather service, cloudy and cool weather can be expected with isolated showers and…

Stage 2 loadshedding extended, with chances of higher stages in the evening

Eskom has announced that Stage 2 loadshedding will continue on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, from 10 am until…

Bloodriver Crossing collision between bus and car sees one dead and four injured

A horrific wreckage between a bus and a car on Wednesday morning, 22 June 2022, has…

Police line-up sees Madadeni murderer behind bars

The wheels of justice are finally in motion, following the tragic passing of Minenhle Matthews, who…

SAPS Brigadier updates on cannabis rules and what you should know

Despite cannabis being decriminalised in South Africa, many cannabis users are still finding themselves handcuffed and charged for…

24 firearms, two explosive devices and 90 rounds of ammunition recovered in Weenen, KZN

Police have recovered 24 firearms, 90 rounds of ammunition, and two explosive devices in Weenen, outside of Estcourt.

KZN Dept of Transport to employ 4000 youth to repair roads, Dannhauser to benefit first

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport stated that it will deploy a cohort of more than 4 000 young…

Home invaders tie up victims in Schuinshoogte, Newcastle

A Newcastle couple endured a traumatic experience after their home was invaded by two men on…

One arrested, following break-in at Lennoxton business

Break-ins continue to escalate in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, according to Newcastle Crimefighter Task Team’s Imran Ghafoor.

Eskom announces Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented until Thursday

South African Power utility, Eskom has announced that it will be implementing Stage 2 loadshedding as of Monday, 20…

Eskom warns of loadshedding as “the power system is constrained”

Eskom is cautioning the public that due to the continued shortage of generation capacity, the power system…

Sunday braai turns into fiery chaos for a homeowner in Pioneer Park

Showcasing just how fast a good time can turn into disarray, on Sunday evening, 19 June 2022, a fire erupted at…

Two escape death, after vehicle flips outside Vryheid

Two people escaped almost certain death on Saturday morning, 18 June 2022, after their vehicle overturned on…

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…

Five people injured and one dead, following multiple collisions on R34

Five people were injured and one person killed in two collisions along the R34 on Thursday, 16 June 2022.

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…

N3 Toll Route closed due to trucks blocking the road

Motorists are warned that trucks are closing off the N3 Tool Route. Therefore, road users are encouraged…

Osizweni Youth-based Gangs turn streets into a “war zone”, again

All but disappearing after quite some time, youth-based gangs in Osizweni are back on the street,…

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…

Bergville Pastor goes missing, have you seen him?

“The missing person, who is a pastor, was last seen on 5 June 2022 at 21:30, when he…

Alleviate poverty through access to information

With a proper communications infrastructure, like fibre, we could be able to finally address South Africa's…

KZN Teacher’s assistant feels overworked and pressured, has principal murdered

Sibonelo Prince Sikhakhane, a former teacher’s assistant, prepares to face 25 years imprisonment for his role…

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…

Fikile Mbalula warns truckers that police will not hesitate to unleash the wrath of the law

With Newcastillians around the province dealing with trucks blockading roads, the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula has…

Truck protests are now blocking the N11 between Newcastle and Ladysmith 

Motorists travelling on the N11 from Newcastle to Ladysmith are being encouraged to seek alternative routes,…

COSATU working on protests across KZN this Friday

A sense of relief was felt by South Africa and its investors, after the call for…