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Visual impairment in children is on the rise. What should you do?

Visual impairment in children is on the rise. Is there an increase in visual impairment among children? As a parent, when was the last time you took your child to the optometrist? “There has been an increase in visual impairment among children. This is because they spend so much time on their tablets and cellphones,” …

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The Society of St Vincent de Paul, Newcastle’s hidden angels

The Society of St Vincent de Paul, Newcastle’s hidden angels Angels walk among us, never revealing themselves. But despite working in silence, bringing relief to the weary and downtrodden, their work has not gone unnoticed. For the past 40 years, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has brought hope to Newcastle’s destitute community.  But …

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Local philanthropist encourages girl power

Local philanthropist encourages girl power A male dominated world is becoming a thing of the past, with women adding their compassionate touch to our environment. This is evident within the ranks of St Dominics Newcastle’s Power Circle. A power circle is an initiative formed by Leave No Girl Behind founders, Haseena and Shameema Patel. The …

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Brace yourself for a Lekker Resies

Brace yourself for the Amajuba Lekker Resies For those seeking a change in their daily routine, brace yourselves for a day filled with excitement. Come March 3, one of Newcastle’s largest and massively supported events will get underway at the annual Amajuba Lekker Resies. Set to take place at Majuba Lodge, Newcastillians can look forward …

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Largest Deadly Outbreak in SA since 2011. Listeriosis, the killer bacteria?

How safe is your food from Listeriosis, the deadly bacteria? This is not one of those topics you simply skim over. This might save yours or a loved ones life. This comes after the World Health Organisation considered South Africa’s Listeria outbreak, the largest outbreak since 2011. As the figures continue to climb, it is …

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Resident calls on Newcastle Mayor to change the price of eggs…What?

Resident calls on Newcastle Mayor to change the price of eggs Is your boss driving you mad? Or do you simply need to have the price of eggs reduced?If you answered yes, be sure to contact the mayor via social media… Or should you? During his time as Newcastle Mayor, Cllr Makhosini Nkosi has been …

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Nico Oosthuizen, the man behind the business

Nico Oosthuizen, the man behind the business A burning desire to succeed has seen Nico Oosthuizen soaring to success. “I knew from a young age I wanted to be an entrepreneur and make a difference in people’s lives.” Determined to fulfil his destiny, Oosthuizen formed his life around his dream. While it is evident that …

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Freaky Friday: The weirdest conspiracies people believe

Freaky Friday: The weirdest conspiracies people believe Conspiracies intrigue people, luring them into a sinister world where anything can happen. While conspiracy theories have been around for years, social media has allowed people to share their views to a much larger audience. If you believe conspiracy theorists are merely paranoid and delusional, Joseph Heller, the …

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St Dominics Newcastle set to take 2018 by storm

St Dominics Newcastle set to take 2018 by storm Education plays an instrumental part in anyone’s life. Former South African President, Nelson Mandela claimed education was the most powerful weapon one could use to change the world. Arming learners with the knowledge and education to face the world, St Dominics Newcastle is geared up for …

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Newcastle Mayor, Makhosini Nkosi, welcomes 2018

Newcastle Mayor, Makhosini Nkosi, welcomes 2018 With the school holidays having come to an end, and business officially resuming, the New Year promises to be one of growth and development. As businesses began focusing on achieving their targets, Newcastle Municipality is setting its sights on seeing Newcastle flourish. “While we inherited a municipality facing financial …

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