Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Sewage pouring out onto the street next to the SPCA in Station Hill

Watch as SPCA kennel manager Forbes Coutts explains the problems of sewage outside his offices in Station Hill. The vets that regularly attend the SPCA...

Lockdown changes will push curfew to 10pm, allow intraprovincial travel

The government has resolved to ease the curfew by an hour to enable restaurants to maximise their peak customer-serving time. Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said...

V&A Waterfront the first ‘Covid-19 safe’ tourist attraction in SA

Cape Town's V&A Waterfront has become the first tourist attraction in SA to be considered Covid-19 safe. The attraction was awarded a “global safety and...

National Arts Festival vFringe Online Platform for The Arts to Stay

Virtual entertainment is coming of age during the National lockdown; a chance for new talent to get exposure The Virtual National Arts Festival has announced...

Government envisages race quotas in the workplace

The National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) has serious concerns over the latest amendments to the Employment Equity Act which makes race a...

Local authors, take a bow

This particular area of the Eastern Cape is renowned for producing some of the country's top artists, whether that be in the performing arts...

IMF to give SA R70.6bn ’emergency’ loan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to a nearly R70.6bn loan to SA. In a statement on Monday night, the National Treasury announced that...

SA has all the ingredients to recover from Covid-19 economic damage – Ramaphosa

SA has all the ingredients to recover from the economic damage caused by Covid-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday, adding that recovery has...

A ‘tender is not a blank cheque’: Tito Mboweni warns ‘game over’

Finance minister Tito Mboweni has taken a swipe at individuals involved in irregular tender processes during the Covid-19 pandemic. “A tender is an ethical contract....

Trade minister Patel tests positive for Covid-19

Trade minister Ebrahim Patel on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19, the cabinet said, the fourth minister to contract the virus in Africa's hardest-hit country. Cabinet...

From car insurance to your teen signing a contract, these are Wendy Knowler’s ‘watch-outs...

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news you can use. Can you afford not to insure...

KZN businessman’s account frozen for pocketing almost R700k in UIF money

A number of bank accounts linked to a KwaZulu-Natal man, who allegedly defrauded the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) of almost R700,000, have been frozen...

Uproar over R404m tablet deal linked to Iqbal Surve

Eastern Cape education MEC Fundile Gade has lashed out at those questioning a deal that will see the department leasing 55,000 tablets for grade 12...

Blow for smokers as Fita has court setback but tobacco battle continues

The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) says it will petition the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) after a setback in court in its challenge...

Probe launched into ‘too big to fail’ Unisa amid concerns for its future

The University of South Africa (Unisa) is “too big to fail”, higher education minister Blade Nzimande said on Friday — which is why a...

Companies are entitled to enforce the no-work-no-pay principle during lockdown

Employers who are applying the no-work-no-pay principle need to inform their employees about the financial state of the company and its reasoning behind the...

Piling more tax on legal cigarettes ‘a gift to criminal suppliers’

Significant new resources need to be allocated to revenue service Sars to ensure that the legal cigarette market can be taken back from criminals...

Only 2% of PE smokers manage to kick habit, survey reveals

Just 2% of Port Elizabeth smokers surveyed had quit puffing following the government’s ban on tobacco, while a quarter of respondents were likely to...

Navigating through the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN scandal – National Employers Association South Africa

According to a survey, conducted for the National Employers Association South Africa (Neasa), there appears to be a major problem with the Unemployment Insurance...

Eat beef stew with a cup of instant coffee if your budget is tight

Food prices have gone up‚ Stats SA data shows Shoppers are right: food has become more expensive. But there are exceptions‚ which savvy or cash-strapped...

Government clarifies ‘incorrect’ tweet on sale of ciggie and booze ban during lockdown

Timeslive UNATHI NKANJENI The government has backtracked on an “incorrect” tweet regarding the ban on cigarettes and alcohol sales during the lockdown. On Wednesday, the government said...

Helping resolve perennial water woes in Nemato

Mamlambo Construction begins building water tower TK MTIKI and ROB KNOWLES When complete, the new 2.6 mega-litre concrete reservoir at Thornhill four-ways will stand 11-storeys high,...
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Local restaurants protest against lockdown restrictions

Owners and staff of Port Alfred restaurants and tour operators staged a protest today against lockdown restrictions, including the prohibition on the sale of...

Restaurant association and liquor traders ask to meet president as protest is set to...

The Restaurant Association of SA (Rasa) and liquor traders will on Wednesday meet tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane to hand over a memorandum. The meeting forms...

Government wants SABC job cuts halted: deputy minister

The ministry of communications says that as the SABC's sole shareholder, it has every right to order the public broadcaster's board and management to...

Thousands of bogus claims and ‘double-dipping’ slow UIF payouts

More than 4,000 Covid-19 related UIF claims were made on behalf of people who had died, about 90,000 were made with invalid ID numbers...

We will survive, says tourism industry despite R748m daily losses

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) on Monday said it was confident the industry would survive the Covid-19 pandemic, despite recording a...

Wine producer’s evaporating income as lockdown ban continues to bite

“The ban on the sale of wine affects my total trading ability. It negates me as a business.” These are the words of Schalk Burger...

President pleased youth have seized opportunity provided by Covid-19 pandemic to create own incomes

President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised young entrepreneurs who have seized opportunities that contribute to the economy and alleviation of poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic. “I...

Power plant closure amid nepotism allegations worsens SA’s energy woes

Eskom’s own mishandling of a repair contract led to the closure of its Camden power plant, a move that worsened power cuts by SA’s...