Friday, November 16, 2018

The success of the clivia

A local success story leads to a challenge of accepted history on the origin of the clivia The clivia is a highly sought-after flowering plant,...

JSE closes flat but extends losses to fourth consecutive week

MARKET WRAP   The JSE closed flat on Friday‚ but ended the week 2.58% lower‚ after neither global markets nor the rand gave the local bourse...

SABC probing possible breaches in editorial code on coverage of VBS saga

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it has taken action to investigate possible breaches in its editorial code regarding the manner in which...

JSE slips in broad-based losses as Fed turns hawkish

The JSE fell on Thursday‚ bringing its cumulative losses for the week so far to 2.5% as risk-off trade on global markets continues. Indications the...

Help make up a Santa’s Seniors Shoebox

  To brighten up what is often a lonely time for struggling pensioners, Talk of the Town is spearheading a Santa’s Seniors Shoebox collection for...

Petrol price set to rise by 40c at end October‚ even worse for diesel...

South Africans must expect another substantial petrol price increase later this month‚ the Automobile Association predicts. Commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by...

Upgrade will take East London Airport to new heights

East London Airport is flying – and a huge upgrade starting next year will see it reach even greater heights. Airport manager Michael Kernekamp told...

Arms deal: ‘Damning new evidence’ filed in high court

The Seriti Commission failed in investigating the infamous arms deal. That is what non-profit organisations Right2Know and Corruption Watch said on Thursday after filing “damning...

Get ready for a rough day on the JSE as global rout enters second...

The JSE is likely to get trampled in a global stock market rout for a second day on Thursday. A worldwide share price plunge was...

Rand pulls back as relief rally linked to new finance chief wanes

The rand was a touch weaker on Wednesday morning‚ suggesting that markets have fully absorbed the appointment of the new finance minister. Markets heaved a...

Tito Mboweni appointed as SA’s new finance minister

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni as his new finance minister. This comes after former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene decided...

Analysis reveals irregular expenditure of R72-billion in SA

An analysis of 2017-18 financial reports submitted to Parliament by government departments and entities has revealed irregular expenditure of R72.6-billion. Fruitless and wasteful expenditure‚ money...

Things looking good for the Sunshine Coast

Tourism recognises Bekkers’ contribution Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT), in association with the Port Alfred Business Forum, awarded Martin and Linda Bekker the prestigious Tourism Floating...

Roads mess-up

State of the roads in Port Alfred Service roads alongside the R72 have been virtually destroyed due to the heavy machinery used in the ongoing...

Talk of the town turned 22 today

To all our loyal readers, our advertisers and our friends, thank you for your continued support of our newspaper. We wish to assure you we...

Facebook turns 12: How far have we come?

Twelve years ago on this day‚ the social media platform Facebook announced that it was open to the public‚ but how has it affected...

Heritage Day Festival a hit with residents

The Port Alfred High School sports fields were a hive of activity on Saturday at the Talk of the Town Heritage Day Festival when they...

DOUG KEMSLEY ON WHEELS (3)

RUSH 2 GET THERE Who needs elephant bulls when they’re grumpy? They tend to throw their weight around a lot. I’ve seen a huge pachy sit...

Brace for R1/l increase in petrol price in October – but rand may strengthen

The Central Energy Fund (CEF) said on Tuesday that a weaker rand and a higher international oil price led to more than a R1...

Government has plans to pull economy out of recession: Nene

Finance Minister Nhlanha Nene says he is due to present economic structural reforms and a stimulus package that he believes will pull the economy...

BREAKING NEWS: Cyril Ramaphosa has a recession on his hands

SA has plunged into a recession with a surprise 0.7% contraction in the second quarter of the year. “We are in recession. We reported a...

Victim of munitions plant blast was about to become a cop

Jason Hartzenberg dreamed of being a policeman and had just passed his entrance examination. But the 21-year-old’s dream died in the blink of an eye...

Rand worsens to over 15 against the dollar

The rand weakened through the R15/$ mark on Tuesday morning‚ in a slide coinciding with a pick-up in oil international oil prices - a...

Polony can come back into your diet: listeria outbreak declared over

The world's deadliest listeria outbreak is over‚ Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Monday. There have been no new cases of the ST6 strain of...

Ramaphosa strikes deals in China to bring jobs‚ factories to Musina-Makhado corridor

The government and the Bank of China have entered into a trade agreement that will see the Chinese making investments to the tune of...

Finger-lickin’ dud: KFC told to dump dangerous TV ad

A KFC ad featuring car-spinning is a finger-lickin’ dud‚ the ad watchdog has ruled. The Advertising Standards Authority said the disregard for safety shown in...

Petrol price set to go up by between 23 and 25 cents a litre...

More fuel price hikes are on their way next week‚ courtesy of a weaker rand. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA)‚ which was...

Scam alert: ‘How Presidency offered me R200m’

Mpumalanga businessman Gilbert Nkosi could not believe his luck when he received a call from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office informing him of a R200m...

JSE opens weaker in choppy trade as Trump questions Fed’s actions

The JSE opened weaker on Tuesday in cautious trade as the US appeared set on implementing higher tariffs against China‚ while US president Donald...

Gold Fields to cut up to 1‚560 jobs at South Deep mine

Gold Fields is preparing to lay off up to 1‚560 people at its loss-making South Deep mine‚ marking yet another attempt at restoring the...
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