Thursday, January 21, 2021

Alcohol sales ban drives driver to fight for his rights

Small business owner to challenge constitutionality of the ban Alcohol distribution company owner Alistair Shapiro is not going to let the third alcohol sales ban...

More arrested during safer festive season operations in EC

Captain Khaya Tonjeni MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER: EASTERN CAPE  Over the past week 835 people were arrested in different...

Lions make tracing criminals just that bit easier

MultiSecurity has installed yet another LPR and motion camera combination at the entrance to Port Alfred at Albany Road. With help from Port Alfred...

Let’s all have a charitable Christmas

Giving is in the nature of the people of the Eastern Cape and, during these difficult times it is worth remembering that, no matter...

Council Notes

Liquor hours will not be extended this holiday season. “Accept that liquor must be restricted,” said Ndlambe mayor Khululwa Ncamiso. The message was stated at the...
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Mama Christmas and her Harcourts elves bring fun to the children

The Harcourts Christmas Tuk-Tuk with Mama Clause and her elves, distributed sweets to the children of Port Alfred as the Festive Season holidays began.

Kids deserve your help, especially this year

Bonani Ngqobo is a local man on a mission to collect old toys to redistribute to the poorer children in the community. This is...

Eastern Cape and Garden Route beaches closed for festive season

HeraldLIVE   Eastern Cape and Garden Route beaches will be closed for about three weeks this festive season starting from Wednesday. This was announced by President Cyril...

Covid-19 second wave: 5 things you need to know from Zweli Mkhize’s update on...

TimesLIVE Cebelihle Bhengu Health minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday that SA has entered a second wave of Covid-19 infections. He was giving an update on the state of...

‘Second wave’ brings new dangers for back-to-work 2021

 DR REBAONE MOSHENYANE When you return to work in January you are likely to be at high risk of Covid infection on account of your...

Compensation for occupational injuries and diseases act – exclusion of domestic workers invalid

Media Brief from the National Employers' Association of South Africa (NEASA) Employers’ contributions cannot be backdated  by Jaco Swart The Constitutional Court, on November 19, confirmed an...

Eastern Cape Liquor board concerned about non-compliance by liquor outlets with Covid-19 health protocols

PHUMLANI FANI Senior Communication and Marketing Officer of the Social Accountability Unit, Pumlani Fani issued this media release. The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) reported it...

Statement of the Eastern Cape government about the decisions of national government aimed...

From the office of the provincial premier The Eastern Cape provincial government welcomes the decisions taken by the national government which were communicated by President Cyril...

Diary entries open for December and the New Year

Talk of the Town's diary has always been the first place people look to discover what is going on in the area. However, since...

Opinion: Eastern Cape is a growth engine for construction 

Some good news for the EC construction industry? A business leader speaks of business opportunities in the Eastern Cape Dumisani Madi The Eastern Cape remains a very...

Personalised gifts with Sunny Coast Printing

Having opened Sunny Coast Printing at the Duckpond Centre, Nelita Behr is making good on her promise to support the Port Alfred community by...

Ladies’ boutique expands to Rosehill Mall

  The popular ladies’ boutique, La Dame Mystique, has been a welcome and long-time fixture at the upper level of the Heritage Mall, supplying the...

Statement on the SBDM DCC Meeting Held on November 30

01 December 2020 The Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s (SBDM) District Command Council (DCC) continues to be concerned by the high COVID-19 positivity rate in the...

  Urgent update on water situation in Ndlambe

MEDIA RELEASE: 25 NOVEMBER 2020  The current water situation in Ndlambe is as follows: Port Alfred:  The Sarel Hayward Dam is at a critical 2.6% capacity....

Finance MEC Mvoko to present the Eastern Cape Medium Term Budget policy statement

Eastern Cape Finance MEC Mlungisi Mvoko has requested the Speaker of the Legislature to enable him to table the 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy...

Media Release: SANRAL condemns threats of violence and intimidation

Media Release By the South African National Roads Authority Limited (SANRAL) SANRAL strongly condemns any threats of violence and rejects violence and intimidation as a...

MEC Meth hosts stakeholder consultations on the ‘2020 Cannabis Bill for private purposes in...

The Eastern Cape has a long history of (illicit) Cannabis cultivation with established knowledgeable farmers and land race genetics that are naturalized, drought tolerant...

A helping hand for Sunshine Coast Hospice

The year 2020 will be remembered for many things but for some positive news you have only to look at Sunshine Coast Hospice and...

Premier Mabuyane tests positive for Covid-19

  The Premier of the Eastern Cape Province, Mr Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane has tested positive for COVID-19. Premier Mabuyane had flu symptoms and this inspired him to...

SA economy shifting from relief to recovery, says Ramaphosa

With the SA economy showing signs of stability, government will now shift its focus from relief measures to implementing a recovery plan, President Cyril...

NEASA chief asks minister, why are you stopping TERS?

This is a press release by Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA). OPEN LETTER 10 November 2020 Minister Thulas...

From ‘buying fat cakes’ to ‘killing your child’: How Myeni and Kwinana justified flawed...

TimesLIVE Mawande AmaShabalala What do former SAA board members Dudu Myeni and Yakhe Kwinana have in common? They love the use of extreme analogies to defend...

Post offices ‘overwhelmed’ with Covid-19 grant recipients

More than 1.3 million people have been approved for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant in KwaZulu-Natal, according to the South African...

Restoring SA’s economy tops agenda of SOE council chaired by Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired a virtual inaugural meeting of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Council on Thursday in a bid to strengthen the framework...

6,140 state officials fraudulently scored R41m from Covid-19 relief scheme: SIU

More than 6,000 government officials fraudulently benefited to the tune of R41m from the Unemployment Insurance Fund's Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) benefit, parliament...