Friday, April 3, 2020

Moody’s downgrades SA to junk

Moody’s Investors Service on Friday night downgraded SA to junk status. The move was expected in the face of SA’s poor GDP growth performance and...

WATCH | Frenzy of booze buying before lockdown

https://youtu.be/ZARMe-OTdkg After the announcement that the sale of alcohol would be prohibited during the 21-day lockdown‚ South Africans queued outside bottle stores to stock up...

Questions remain unanswered on small business relief during lockdown

Small businesses are grateful for the promise of relief, but many questions remain unanswered, according to Small Business Institute (SBI) director Bernard Swanepoel. “President Ramaphosa...

BATHURST SHOW POSTPONED

The Bathurst Agricultural Society Executive Committee, on the 18th March 2020, made a decision to postpone the 2020 show until later on in the...

How the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting institutions and social gatherings

A considerable amount of anxiety has spread through the area, as it has throughout the world, regarding the Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) and has led...

Covid-19: ‘It is not a negotiation – it’s the law’ – Bheki Cele’s stern...

Police minister Bheki Cele has warned there will be no negotiating with those holding gatherings of more than 100 people‚ or shebeens and pubs...

Government promises to help out small businesses hit by coronavirus

Are you a small-business owner whose business has been hard hit by the coronavirus and you are stressed about your business loans that must...

No need for panic over Covid-19 – no confirmed cases in Port Alfred as...

Having spoken with Wouter Hensens of Stenden South Africa and Attie Niemann of 43 Air School, both have stated that there are no cases...

Bathurst Agricultural Show Cancelled – President of BAS

The President of RSA has now made the rules. Sadly the show will not take place on the dates 3 4 5 April 2020. Show executive...

Schools to close from Wednesday to stop spread of coronavirus: Ramaphosa

Schools will be closed and a travel ban will be in place from Wednesday as SA tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus. On...
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Long forgotten traditions remembered at the Kowie Museum

Honorary member of the Bathurst Agricultural Museum, Vic Keeton, was further honoured on Saturday when the lapa at the Ploughman was named, "Vic's Place"...

Tourism industry will feel effect of coronavirus in SA

SA’s tourism industry will undoubtedly feel the effect of the coronavirus‚ says tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. The minister met with stakeholders in the industry in...

Join in Port Alfred’s Marina Mile

Swimmers are preparing for Saturday April 11 to participate in the Marina Mile swim, just one of the events in the 2020 Royal St...

Cleaners handled invoices at public works department‚ backlogs cleared

As permanent staff‚ cleaners didn’t want temporary jobs in the department Who do you turn to if you don’t have enough finance officials to process...

Runaway tractor is stumped

One way to bring your tractor to a complete stop. It took a neighbour's tree to prevent this Ndlambe Municipality tractor, looking more like something...

Night at the Museum auction

The Geoff Palmer Honorary Auction went well on Friday evening with items up for grabs valued at over R100,000. The auction was a fundraiser for...

Ndlambe LED helps train Ekuphumleni women

The Ndlambe Municipality’s LED (Local Economic Development) department recently arranged for SYLG Creations from East London to transfer skills to six local women to...

Budget speech 2020/21 expectations: Eskom‚ SAA and sin tax

As the country waits with bated breath for finance minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech‚ social media users have sparked a debate‚ talking all things...

Learning traditional skills with a modern twist

The Ndlambe Municipality's LED (Local Economic Development) department organised SYLG Creations from East London to transfer skills to six local ladies to make beadwork...

A journey to inclusion

The Royal Port Alfred Golf Club hosted a fundraising event for Healing Horses on Monday evening to raise awareness and funds for its work...

SAA cuts out Port Elizabeth route

Ailing state carrier SAA has cancelled more routes with the airline no longer flying into or out of Port Elizabeth. In a statement published on the...

Application for transfer of certificate of Registration – Prestons Liquor Store

Notice is hereby given that there will be a public participation meeting to consider the application for transfer of certificate of registration of Prestons...

Water Schedule and educational discussions

The current water crisis in the area has caused many areas of Ndlaqmbe to be without water for some time. This is the latest...

Kgalema Motlanthe: Nail state capture beneficiaries on their tax returns

The best way to nail public officials who have looted public funds and aided state capture with impunity was to use the tax system. This...

Makana needs R395m to fix its sewerage network

Makana municipality needs to source about R395m to fix its decrepit sewerage network and sewage treatment plants and another R250m to repair its hopelessly...
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Great new outdoor venue at the Volo

Kenton businessman Eugene de Witt welcomed guests to the official opening of the Garden at the Volo last Friday, the latest addition to the...

Just 32 trains left in Cape Town after latest fire destroys carriages, locomotive

Article by TIMESLIVE Cape Town's depleted fleet of trains went from 33 to 32 on Saturday when six carriages and a motorcoach went up in...

Building transgressions at the municipality

The Ndlambe Building Department seems oblivious to the fact that certain builders are constructing houses that do not conform to its own municipal rules. Talk...

WATER SCHEDULE AND SCHOOL WATER AUDIT

wATER SCHEDULE There is no change in the water situation at present. In order to build up water capacity in the various reservoirs, a water-schedule...

More liquor licence applications

Public participation on new liquor for on-premises consumption has been called.
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