Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Brace yourself for a petrol price hike of 54 c/l from May 1

The price of petrol will increase by 54c/l at midnight on Tuesday‚ the department of energy confirmed on Sunday. The price was adjusted on the...

Happy days as the Royal Alfred Marina turns 30 years old

        NAMING OF THE CANALS: In honour of two original developers of the Royal Alfred Marina who have since passed away, two canals were...

Local government nailed as Eskom hikes prices and ratepayers reduce usage

Cash-strapped South Africans are using less electricity due to sharp price increases and irregular supply as a result of load-shedding‚ which means less money...

Open-plan offices‚ noise top the list of workplace stress triggers

While only a tiny percentage of people seek help from human resources departments‚ there are a number of stress triggers in the workplace. Top of...

Musical gifts for Bathurst township school

Once again the Pigs for People initiative run by the Historic Pig and Whistle Inn, and facilitated by front of house manager Natalie Brighton,...

‘It’s a crisis‚’ says Helen Zille about SA’s electricity situation

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille did not mince her words while speaking about the national electricity situation at the Electricity Summit in Cape Town...

Concern as petrol price increase of 56c a litre forecast for May

Unexpectedly strong international fuel prices have raised the spectre of an unwelcome fuel price hike for petrol users at the end of April. This...

MultiSecurity, Kenrich with the help of Interact win prizes at the Bathurst Show

This year's Bathurst Agricultural Show, the 111th show since the show began, was a huge success and saw thousands of visitors visiting hundreds of...

Local scrap dealer speaks out in wake of pipe thefts

Following last week’s front page story on the theft of copper pipe in Port Alfred, a scrap dealer on the R67 just out of...

Fun at the Show

The 111th Bathurst Agricultural Show is underway and there are so many activities to enjoy. Here are a few random photos of the show to...

Lots to see and do at the Bathurst Show – so get there

Now in its 11th year, the oldest running and biggest agricultural show in the province, the Bathurst Agricultural Show is now on at the...

For the love of horses and people

To see a child or adult with multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy riding high on horseback when, before the therapy, they were even unable...

WATCH: No more load-shedding if Eskom turnaround plan is implemented 110%: Pravin Gordhan

If all goes according to plan‚ there will either be no load-shedding - or stage 1 "at the most" - provided Eskom's turnaround plan...

Gmail turns 15‚ gets four new languages and scheduled emails

15 years and counting - the Gmail team has announced new and efficient tools‚ including the ability to schedule emails to be sent in...

Pam Golding Port Alfred celebrates milestone

The last 17 years have been quite a tumultuous time in the South African property market, but Pam Golding has weathered the storms it...

It’s almost time for the Bathurst Show

With just over two weeks to go, anticipation of the biggest agricultural event in the Eastern Cape is building, but concerns have been expressed...

Get ready for the thrills of inflatable boat racing at the Royal St Andrews...

Sportsmen and women from around the country, along with several overseas competitors, are preparing themselves for a challenge and hope to walk away with...

Land reform can no longer be resisted – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says white land owners are no longer in a position to resist government's land reform policies. Ramaphosa was speaking at a government...

Sotheby’s in Port Alfred welcomes new owner

Sotheby’s estate agents and staff welcomed new franchise owner Antony de Bruin, who recently joined the company. De Bruin was welcomed officially by Gavin Kelsey,...

Interesting insights into SA food exports

Agri SA’s annual Snapshot of South African Agriculture reveals fascinating insights into where the country’s fruit and vegetable exports are going. Agricultural exports represented 10.8% of...

Get on your mower and ride at the Bathurst Agricultural Show

Entries are now open for the annual ride on lawnmower grand prix at Bathurst Agricultural Show on April 6. The first racer has been...

Oh my goodness! Checkers forced to backtrack on Gordon Ramsay ‘protein’ water range claim

Oh my goodness! There is no protein in celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's "Oh My Goodness!" water‚ as claimed by retailer Checkers. Following a complaint to...

Eskom’s coal-fired power stations exceed pollution limits – report

Nearly all Eskom power plants persistently exceed air pollution limits stipulated in their licences. This is according to a new report by US coal plant...

Elegant design and practicality come together at CosiHome

Based in Port Alfred but offering its services to clients anywhere in the country, CosiHome has world-class facilities to produce elegant and practical solutions...

The Amanzi Challenge is almost here

Now in its third year, the 2019 Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge, that includes surfing, body-boarding, a swim, a trail run, beach handball,...

Misrepresenting your business to obtain minimum wage exemption could land you in jail

The National Minimum Wage Act came into effect on January 1 2019. While the Department of Labour has issued exemptions to the Act, it...
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Jangle treats PA in aid of animal welfare

Ann Jangle's strong, rich voice boomed out over the full house at the Bean and Olive at her Saturday lunchtime performance in aid of...

Shipwreck cocktail bar opens in Kenton

The Shipwreck cocktail bar opened at The Volo last on Friday January 25, offering another entertainment venue for the people of Kenton-on-Sea and surrounds. Owner...

Water in Port Alfred will be off until “at least midnight”

Ndlambe Municipality is currently struggling to re-establish water connections to residents in the Port Alfred area due to a collapsing infrastructure and leaks that...

Hospitality app wins top international awards

What started as a vision to build a guest feedback app for hospitality and accommodation industry in tourism, has grown into an international award...
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