Thursday, December 13, 2018

DA proposes policy to end Eskom monopoly

The Democratic Alliance is planning to introduce what it calls a “cheaper energy bill” – a proposal it said would break the monopoly of...

Enkuthazweni needs your help

It has now been 20 years that the Enkuthazweni Disabled Children’s Project has been caring for children with disabilities from the Nemato Township, relying...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rand steady as it recovers from day’s worst levels

The rand was little changed to the dollar from its previous close on Monday afternoon‚ and well off its worst intraday levels‚ after the...

Siza Mzimela appointed as acting CEO of SA Express

The board of South African Express Airways‚ with concurrence from Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan‚ has appointed Siza Mzimela as the new acting CEO...
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Chinese investors hosted in Port Alfred

CHINESE investors may soon be doing business in Sarah Baartman District Municipality if memorandums of understanding (MOU) progress into trade agreements. Five visiting Chinese companies...

Petrol will cost more next month – but it could have been worse: AA

Brace for another petrol price increase‚ but also thank your lucky stars because it could have been much‚ much worse. So said the Automobile Association...

Do not use your Facebook login for your banking app

Are you chilling on Facebook or Instagram oversharing with friends - and then logging into your online banking with the same profile? You may...

WATCH: Explainer: What is currently going on at Eskom?

Eskom is once again implementing load shedding, which means that parts of South Africa may be without electricity from time to time. What exactly...

Eskom may implement stage 2 load shedding from 5pm on Saturday

Eskom has warned that stage 2 load shedding may be implemented from 5pm on Saturday. “The alert does not mean that load shedding will absolutely...

Port Alfred Hospital placed on divert

Members of the public are advised that the emergency department at Port Alfred Hospital will be on divert from Wednesday, 13 June 2018 until...

Keep winter at bay with hearty meals in cosy settings

TASH'S Craft Bar is gearing up for winter by bringing out a variety of soups, curries, hot pots and bakes. “We are keeping in the...
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Tasty treats at new addition to The Courtyard

The official launch of Rise Courtyard Cafe in Van der Riet Street, Port Alfred, last Saturday. Guests mingled with drinks while owner Andre Nel...

SA Express explains drama on flight 1412

SA Express has given the details of what happened on flight SA1412 from East London to Johannesburg‚ which experience an explosion shortly after takeoff. “The...

Ward 10 shows little support at the mayoral imbizo

THERE was little participation at Thursday evening’s mayoral imbizo; an opportunity to have pressing questions answered by the municipality as well as to raise...

WIN with Talk of the Town !!!!!!

Some lovely competitions in Talk of the Town - from next week you stand a chance of winning a mid-week stay at the Fish...

WATCH: Explainer: What is the Iran nuclear deal all about and how does it...

US president Donald Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal on May 8 2018. But what exactly is the...

BREAKING: Presidency brings charges against Sars commissioner Tom Moyane

The Presidency has brought disciplinary charges against suspended South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane for allegedly violating his duties and responsibilities. A separate...
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