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Guptas wanted GCIS CEO to transfer R600-million to them

Ajay Gupta wanted the Government Communication Information System (GCIS) to transfer R600-million to the Guptas as capital to start their media company. Former GCIS chief...

A crime novel with familiar circumstances

FOR his first published work, author Monty Roodt decided on a setting close to home – a murder mystery set in Bathurst. Roodt, a professor...

Santa says “Thanks” to TotT with a cake

SANTA was very generous this year when he delivered a huge birthday cake to our offices. Talk of the Town staff enjoyed a mid-morning snack...

Young soubrette delivers an opera treat

MUSIC lovers who attended the final Classics Castle concert of the year will be able to say they got to hear 22-year-old soubrette Emma...




Council News

More areas, but same strict conditions for fireworks

NDLAMBE Municipality has announced its list of designated areas for the discharging of fireworks, in addition to the West Pier in Port Alfred which...

Ndlambe council notes

Ndlambe Council Notes




A treat for opera fans at Richmond House

Lively and talented soubrette Emma Farquharson and her accompanist Garreth Robertson on piano sprinkled a...

Soubrette delights and mesmerises at Classics at the Castle

A wonderfully gifted and trained soubrette, Emma Farquharson performing ‘Mein Herr Marquis’ (Adele's Laughing Song)...

WATCH: Alleged rapist trapped by residents

"HELP! Help us please!" The plea comes from a community worker on the Cape Flats...

Murderer of teenaged girl asks for forgiveness and appeals his life sentences

FRANZISKA Blöchliger's convicted killer Howard Oliver shuffled into Cape Town High Court in wrist and...

WATCH: Bathurst bamboo plantation grows a sustainable future

THE first successful commercial bamboo plantation in Africa can revolutionise commercial industries for a sustainable future With the...

WATCH: Police arrest suspected Bedfordview house robbery gang

MEMBERS of the Gauteng police task team have cracked a gang suspected to be involved...

WATCH: These are SA’s unsafest cars

Global NCAP and AA South Africa launched #SaferCarsforAfrica on Wednesday in Cape Town, with the...

Jubilation as sudden resignation of Mugabe ends an era of tyranny

Zimbabwe has come alive. Liberating the country for a second time, Robert Mugabe resigned as head...

Cigar-shaped asteroid came from another solar system: study

A rocky cigar-shaped object detected in space last month came from another solar system, astronomers...

‘There’s no going back,’ Zanu-PF tells Mugabe as party move to fire him

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's fate hung in the balance as it emerged that leaders of...


Jordaan to put his hand up for re-election as Safa president

South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan will stand for re-election when his term of office comes to an end in March next...

Blitzboks snatch thriller against Fiji to reach Cape Town Sevens semis

The Blitzboks staged a remarkable fightback to beat Fiji 31-26 in a thrilling quarterfinal of the Cape Town Sevens on Sunday after trailing 21-5...

NCAL joins youth training for Amanzi Festival

NEMATO Change a Life (NCAL) has partnered with the organisers of Amanzi Festival sponsored by Royal St Andrews Hotel to have some of their...

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School News

Huge outcry against proposed home schooling policy

Parents who educate their children at home have strongly opposed the Draft Policy on Home...

Breaking: Santa visits Happy Hours

Santa Clause (aka, Kris Kringle, St Nick, Father Christmas and Dave Page, among other names)...

Wee will rock you: UCT finds gold on campus

Liquid gold has been discovered at the University of Cape Town. It comes in the form...

80% of Grade 4s can’t read‚ literacy survey reveals

South Africa is rooted to the bottom of the class when it comes to teaching...

When the older learn from the younger

Happy Hours kids perform Christmas songs for Damant Lodge residents and let them know about...

UPDATE: Artist who created controversial Selborne poster apologises

The artist who created the controversial Selborne College class of 2017 poster has apologised for...

Neighbourly Notes

Our network


Celebrating 18 years of the Bathurst Farmers Market

THE Bathurst Farmers Market, located at 237 Kowie Road, is celebrating its 18th year of trading in the community. The popular farmers market is open...

Kenton architect firm wins award for house design

LOCAL architects, FD Theron, were rewarded for their design and construction of a luxury home in Kenton-on-Sea recently by being awarded a prestigious a...