Monday, July 4, 2022

‘Tough love’ for ailing SOEs as finance minister closes tap

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana has opted to “practise tough love” regarding  struggling state-owned enterprises (SOEs), saying their performance will have to drastically improve before...

R1,000 sweetener to civil servants adds R20bn to government wage bill

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana said a runaway public sector wage bill was one of the domestic risks facing government finances in an uncertain economic...

High Tea at Kenton Asian in support of breast cancer awareness

Despite the breezy wind, Saturday morning, October 23, proved to be bright and sunny, a good omen as the morning was centred around breast...

Democratic Alliance in Port Alfred

The Democratic Alliance (DA) met at the Port Alfred Civic Centre (Memorial Hall) on Wednesday late afternoon in a pre-election bid to explain why...

Kowie Pigeon Racing Club ‘baby’ pigeon auction

The Kowie Pigeon Racing Club (KPRC) is holding a "baby" pigeon auction and steak braai on Saturday October 30 at the Port Alfred Country...

SAITA: Don’t leave informal trade behind in move to less harmful tobacco products

The South African Informal Traders Alliance (SAITA), the official voice of over two million informal traders in South Africa, is calling on government and...

OPINION: Compensation for injuries or death resulting from the covid-19 vaccination

Vaccinations must remain a free choice Chanté du Preez, Policy advisor at NEASA (National Employers Association of South Africa) On October 22, the Compensation Fund Commissioner...
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Kenton Asian supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Paula Stander, professional nurse, registered midwife and palliative care nurse gave a talk on breast cancer awareness at Kenton Asian's high tea on Saturday....

Tides- Port Alfred – October 21 to October 28

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Cannabis tax could help put South Africa in the green

South Africa could be sitting on a tax revenue gold mine if it started taxing the sale of recreational cannabis, says Ettiene Retief, chairman...

Hero Motorcycles has great news for Port Alfred

If you are a motorcycle enthusiast then you’re in for a treat as Hero Port Alfred opened its doors on Monday morning selling quality...

Tides – Port Alfred – October 14 to October 21

October   High Low 14 ---- 1132 0428 1813 15 0021 1314 0647 1937 16 0135 1401 0746 2019 17 0217 1435 0824 2051 18 0249 1504 0856 2120 19 0318 1531 0924 2146 20 0345 1557 0950 2212 21 0411 1622 1016 2237
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At last, great motorbikes at an affordable price

At the short ribbon-cutting ceremony were, from left, office manager Angelique Botha, owner Brian Fitzhenry, workshop manager Peter Jouster and Clinton Millard of Multi...

Neasa’s submission to the National Minimum Wage Commission

On 10 September 2021, the National Minimum Wage Commission (‘the Commission’) published an invitation for written representations by the public, regarding the review of...

Crime briefs – September 9 to September 18

On Thursday September 9 at 2.32pm the Multi Security Control Room received a call that a man was intoxicated in the parking lot opposite...

Contradictory rules to COIDA amendment bill, call for immediate withdrawal

On 15 February 2021, NEASA submitted its written submission on the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act Amendment Bill to the Parliamentary Portfolio...

Crime briefs – Tuesday September 7 to Friday September 10

At 7.09am on Tuesday September 7 a break-in at a premises on Albany road was reported to the Multi Security control room, and the...

Bathurst gives wellness a spring boost

Revel in the 5 R's – Rest, Repair, Rejuvenate, Recreate and Rejoice Life is for living, so get ready to gain new skills and insights...

Local Government clinches a wage and pension reform deal

Press Release from SALGA Parties at the SA Bargaining Council on Wednesday, 15 September 2021, clinched a multi-year salary and wage deal for local government,...

Leafline restores dignity to Qhayiya schoolgirls

Each of the girls at Qhayiya Primary School in Nolukhanyo township, Bathurst, received two special sanitary pads from Leafline last Thursday. Funeka Xhanti, of...

Amended regulations announced adjusted alert level two – NEASA summary

From: National Employers' Association of South Africa (NEASA) The President, last night, reduced the Covid-19 Alert Level to an adjusted Alert Level 2. The President indicated...
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Re-usable sanitary ware donated to girls at Qhayiya Primary

Leafline, represented by Funeka Xhanti, donated 72 re-usable sanitary pads, made from pineapple leaves to the girls at Qhayiya Primary School on Thursday morning. Read...

Tides – Port Alfred – September 9 to September 16

September   High Low 9 1735 0516 2349 1126 10 1808 0548 ---- 1158 11 1843 0622 0023 1233 12 1922 0658 0059 1310 13 2010 0742 0140 1354 14 2135 0846 0237 1540 15 ---- 1115 0431 1750 16 0018 1324 0658 1942

OPINION: Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace

Freedom of choice Opinion piece of Gerhard Papenfus and Jaco Swart, the Chief Executive and National Manager of the National Employers' Association of South Africa...

Crime Briefs

From August 24 to August 30 The Multi Security control room received a call from a client in Francolin Road, at 9.55am on Tuesday August...

Healing Horses is ready to gallop forward

Healing Horses is a member of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). Having begun operations in 2018, Healing Horses builds confidence and stamina in...

Council Notes – Ndlambe – Tuesday August 31

Ndlambe held an open council meeting via MS Teams on Tuesday to discuss the financial statements that were sent to the office of the...

Running for a cause

If you have ever run a half-marathon of 21km you understand that a lot of preparation is required to run such a distance and...

Tides – Port Alfred – September 2 to September 9

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Neasa’s submission to parliament – Lockdown regulations were the true disaster

Amendment bill is a must, says Neasa CEO GERHARD PAPENFUS – CEO, National Employers Association of South Africa NEASA has submitted comments in support of the...