Friday, July 23, 2021

Find an array of products at iGadi Market

The iGadi Market is an online farm shop that delivers the best of the Eastern Cape to your home. It began in May 2020 and...

Tides – Port Alfred – July 15 to July 22

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Damant Lodge invests in alternative water sources

The current water crisis being experienced in town is difficult for everyone, but especially the elderly who might not have the means or physical...

OPINION: South Africa’s current state of anarchy

A letter from Gerhard Papenfus, COE of the National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) to all employers. Dear employer In this communique, we will not...

‘Please protect our lives, economic infrastructure, property and business’

The Small Business Institute (SBI) has strongly condemned the wanton looting of businesses, destruction of vital economic infrastructure, burning of trucks and blockading of...

Alcohol sale remains prohibited and illegal under Alert Level 4

Media release from the Eastern Cape Liquor Board The sale of alcohol remains prohibited under Alert level 4 as stipulated in terms of the revised...

More water in Van der Riet Street

It was difficult to ascertain but, what could have been a sewage leak was reported in Van der Riet Street on Friday afternoon. Talk...

Stay warm with our Winter Warmers feature

Although midwinter’s day passed on June 21, typically the weather gets a little colder before the month on July is out. Now is the time...

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: Denying a person the right to earn a living is immoral

OPINION PIECE GERHARD PAPENFUS - CEO of NEASA The President, receiving his full salary, and enjoying normal benefits during the national Covid-19 predicament, on 27 June...

SALGA files dispute papers as 2021 Municipal Salary and Wage negotiations deadlock

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) filed dispute papers on Friday, 02 July 2021, in terms of Section 74 of the Labour Relations...

Scopa’s intervention in the compensation fund debacle

GC PAPENFUS - CEO: National Employers Association of South Africa An open letter to Mkhuleko Hlengwa, COPA Chairperson and Bheki Hadebe, ANC Member of Parliament Dear Sirs The...

Eastern Cape liquor board notes the suspension of liquor sale and warns communities against...

Mgwebi Msiya - Eastern Cape Liquor Board The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has noted the moving of the country to Alert Level 4 with...

OPINION | ‘How hard can it be to live without water in a place...

Joburger Gill Gifford visited her mom in water-scarce Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape for a week. This is how it went. GILL GIFFORD Cape Town...

Tides – June 24 to July 1

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Tides – Port Alfred – June 17 to June 24

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BAS happy after cattle auction

The cattle auction at the Bathurst Showgrounds on Wednesday, June 16 was another great success, according to BAS president, Danny Wepener. In a record cattle...

The National Arts Festival Comes to SA Cities From This Week

Mid-pandemic, the National Arts Festival predicted that for some, the annual arts pilgrimage to Makhanda may be more challenging this year. So, while a...

How dare politicians even consider socialism as an option?

GERHARD PAPENFUS – CEO of the National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) Two weeks ago, it appeared that the ANC was bulldozing ahead in...
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New reservoir project reaches new heights

  The Tower Reservoir at Thornhill has reached a critical point where the bowl of the reservoir is being cast - 25m in the air. This...

Interim crime report – MultiSecurity

Messages on the MultiSecurity WhatsApp crime report group - Friday June 11 to Sunday June 13 Be observant; report crime; stay alert; activate alarms; be...

Crime Briefs – May 28 to June 8

Incidents of housebreaking, trespassing and the theft of copper pipe are highlighted in this crime report. Remember to switch all alarms on at night to...

Sewerage repairs

Residents of Port Alfred are all too well aware of the sewage problems, encountered daily. Ndlambe Municipality has stated that the infrastructure is old and...

Yet another ill-conceived compliance burden

RONA BEKKER As if business in South Africa is not hindered enough already by legislative red tape and operational stumbling blocks created by Government’s endless...

Photography is magic – Bathurst Weekend Diversion

A report from the Bathurst Agricultural Society (BAS) regarding the photographic competition at the recent Weekend Diversion The photographic competition held in the Memorial Hall...

Tides – Port Alfred – June 3 to June 10

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Nolukhanyo Grow – communities helping themselves

Food security is a term that has gained momentum throughout the world as droughts, floods, overgrazing and poor soil management cause desertification in many...

Loadshedding is on again

We have once again hit the trifecta of issue; no water, sewage in the streets and now, Eskom are back to loadshedding. Yesterday (Monday) Loadshedding...

The President, last night, raised the Covid-19 Alert Level to an adjusted Alert Level...

By National Employers Association of South Africa The President has indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable:- all indoor and outdoor gatherings, including religious,...

The Bathurst Weekend Diversion – a break from the norm. Get to the Bathurst...

For two years the Bathurst Agricultural Show has been cancelled due to concerns regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. So this year the Bathurst Agricultural Society...

Guests try out new menu at My Pond Hotel

A number of lucky locals were given the opportunity to sample the new menu at My Pond Hotel on Sunday afternoon of May 16. Two...