About Us


Using 100-200 words, write a short descriptive introduction about your newspaper / radio station. This will be added to the ABOUT US Page. North Coast Community Radio (104 FM) is a registered NPO with NPO number 054-646 -NPO. North Coast Radio was established in 2003 and licensed as a broadcaster in 2008 and relicensed in 2014 and 2019 respectively. Our main objective is to deliver relevant, empowering, accurate and reliable information to the community, develop and improve the quality of life for the citizens of uMhlathuze in particular, and King Cetshwayo District in general.


We have over 83000 listeners as we speak in a language and style they understand. Our programming as per our license is 70% isiZulu and 30% English. This is to encourage social cohesion between rural and urban areas and it is one of our objectives. Our coverage area is the whole of King Cetshwayo District Municipality which has five municipalities as displayed on the table below: MUNICIPALITY COVERAGE POPULATION UMHLATHUZE 100% 334,459 NKANDLA 100% 114,416 MFOLOZI 100% 122,889 UMLALAZI 100% 213,601 MTHONJANENI 100% 47,818 TOTAL KING CETSHWAYO DISTRICT: 907,519


Newcastle is the third-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is the province’s industrial centre. The city has four industrial areas. Newcastle is known as the “City of Industries” The majority of its citizens reside in Newcastle East in the main townships of Madadeni and Osizweni, with the balance residing in Newcastle West (the two sides of Newcastle are separated by the N11 Road). Set at the foothills of the northern KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg Mountains, Newcastle is located in the northwest corner of the province along the Ncandu River. Newcastle is the seat of the local municipality, and the Amajuba District Municipality.

Newcastle’s municipal area is 188 square kilometres (73 square miles), ranking Newcastle as South Africa’s 15th-largest city and consists of 34 wards. The N11 and R34 are the principal roads linking the city to the rest of South Africa.


Langelihle Lucas Chagee


0785388523/ 0677863352

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