Wednesday, October 21, 2020

One of our editors fell victim to a banking app scam — here’s how...

A new bank scam has left victims broke and feeling vulnerable. Fraudsters play a psychological game to make clients trust them, and then clean them...

Ramaphosa’s advisers say SA’s plans to reduce debt are too ambitious

The government's plans to curb rising public debt are too ambitious, says a team of local and international economic advisers to President Cyril Ramaphosa....

An interesting look at South African website traffic during the lockdown

Article from BUSINESTECH Narratiive released its September 2020 statistics, which showed that News24, IOL, and BusinessTech are the largest news publications in South Africa. Narratiive is...

Tides for Port Alfred – October 8 to 15

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Groupthink and conformity is the stuff of genocides

Mike Smith Issued by the National Employers Association of Soth Africa (Neasa) October 3 will probably pass in history as just a minor holiday in Germany....

‘Gupta ally Refiloe Mokoena shared in asbestos loot via Ace Magashule’

TimeswLIVE Mawande AmaShabalala Premier's office got tenderpreneur to pay acting judge - report A former acting judge and alleged Gupta enabler, Refiloe Mokoena, benefited from the proceeds...

Watch-outs of the week: travel pains, bank fraudsters and a false sense of security...

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news you can use. Making a travel booking? Always check...

Fraudsters are out in force – do not get taken in

According to a report from the police, the number of fraud cases has increased significantly during 2020. Fraud includes acquiring PINs from unsuspecting victims at...

New restaurant to tickle the taste buds

"Grandi notizie", Italy has come to Port Alfred with the opening of a new restaurant at the Post Masters Village, KC Italia. With a menu...

Families drink from drains as water trucks break down

Three out of four water trucks in Eastern Cape town are in for repairs From TimesLive NOMBULELO DAMBA-HENDRIK Families in drought-stricken Dutywa are drinking filthy water from...

Clicks: Losing all sense of proportion

John Kane-Berman for the Dailyfriend Supplied by the National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) That the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) should have seized upon the...

Welcome to Talk of the Town’s acting manager

Arena Holdings is pleased to announce that Anneli Hanstein has been appointed as acting manager of Talk of the Town after the retirement of...

Leaked FinCEN files show how banks, including SA institutions, enabled flow of dirty money

Several global banks moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds during nearly two decades, despite warnings about the organisations they were dealing with, BuzzFeed...

Reserve Bank signals that easing cycle is done

LYNLEY DONNELLY  Article from BUSINESS DAY, supplied by NEASA The easing cycle has ended for the moment, the Reserve Bank, one of the most aggressive rate...

Taxpayers pay R85m to suspended state workers who are sitting at home

Taxpayers have paid more than R85m in salaries to suspended employees who are sitting at home waiting for their cases to be concluded. A whopping...

Tide times

With Talk of the Town being smaller over the last months there isn't always space for the tide tables to be printed. Here they are...
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Starting a new dumpsite

This video was taken at the bottom of Wiersma Road in the industrial area of Port Alfred and shows that refuse has been accumulated...

Water is still a critical issue in Ndlambe

Following several requests for more information, Talk of the Town is reissuing the water restrictions for your general information. These are the regulations first...

SA grappling with ‘world’s deepest unemployment crisis’: Ann Bernstein

SA's main challenge is to get millions of unemployed youths into jobs by ensuring that the economy is able to absorb many people, Centre...

SA space agency aiming for R4.47bn in infrastructure funding

SA’s new space infrastructure hub will boost local space industry capabilities and provide the government and private sector customers with data sourced from new...

President Ramaphosa to address nation at 7pm this evening

  Amid speculation of a lowering of the national lockdown regulations to Level 1, it has been announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the...

Yet another snag for Covid-19 Ters relief payments

TIMESLIVE Mpumzi Zuzile Payments of new and outstanding applications for the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/ Employee Relief (Ters) Scheme benefits have temporarily been halted yet again for the labour...

Police arrest two suspects in connection with murder of Ocean Basket owner and her...

From TIMESLIVE Belinda Pheto The police in Limpopo have made a breakthrough in the murder case of businesswoman Lizette Deacon and her mother Hettie. Lizette owned the...

Good news for the local property market?

Article from BUSINESSTECH Wealthy foreigners from these countries are buying property in South Africa right now As South Africa continues gradually emerging from the national lockdown,...

South Africa’s major ‘transformation’ law is coming – these are the planned changes you...

Article from BUSINESSTECH The Department of Employment and Labour has introduced the Employment Equity Amendment Bill to the National Assembly, promising a shake-up of the...

Ocean Basket restaurant owner and mother found brutally murdered

From TimesLive Naledi Shange The owner of the Ocean Basket restaurant in the Mall of the North and her mother were found tied up and stabbed...

Keeping the tourism sector closed is unjustifiable, says Wits professor

There is no reason tourism poses a greater risk than any other sector by being open, says a Wits professor. Prof Alex van den Heever,...

Sewage spills still an issue

The above photograph was taken on Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Main Street and Southwell Road and shows remnants of the sewage spill...

Care for your health at Transcendence

Transcendence can be explained as moving above and beyond… through the mundane and ordinary into something more... the extraordinary. Mental and physical wellbeing are important factors and...

Lockdown economy: Business activity plummets with only agriculture coping

“The punch in the gut was severe,” Stats SA said on Tuesday when it released the Covid-19 “pandemic quarter” GDP data. SA’s economy suffered a...