Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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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...

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...

ANC resolution to nationalise Reserve Bank a ‘mistake’: Tito Mboweni

Finance minister Tito Mboweni believes that the ANC's resolution to nationalise the SA Reserve Bank was a mistake. Mboweni shared his thoughts on the Nasrec...

Stage 8 load-shedding claims are fake‚ says Eskom

Eskom says any claims that it has stage 8 load-shedding planned are fake‚ “erroneous and incorrect”. The power utility was slamming reports that it had...

Notorious ‘Silence’ hacking group targeting banks in sub-Saharan Africa

A global cyber-security company warned on Monday that its researchers had flagged thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks in sub-Saharan Africa. Kaspersky said...

Eskom COO on ‘conveyor belt failures’ and reports of R1.8bn in bonuses

Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer said on Monday that coal-handling facilities at Medupi power station would be modified to avoid future breakdowns that have contributed...

New Year’s message

Wishing all our readers, advertisers and visitors a fantastic new year, filled with renewed hope and energy for 2020. If you have been a part...

SA mines shut operations because of Eskom

SA's mining companies shut their underground mining operations and processing plants on Monday night because of unprecedented power cuts by monopoly electricity supplier Eskom. Eskom...

The Sunshine Coast gets the thumbs-up from Eastern Cape Tourism

Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC, himself a son of the Sunshine Coast, Mlungisi Mvoko, launched the #EC Yours 2 Explore campaign at...

Worried about your flight booking because of SAA strike? These are your options

Passengers who had booked a flight with SAA for Friday and Saturday have a number of options available following the airline's cancellation of almost...

SA must get its house in order to avoid universal junk status: economist warns

Moody’s decision to reduce the outlook for its credit rating of the SA government from 'stable' to 'negative' means the country must now get...

WATCH | Five hot topics from Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech

Finance minister Tito Mboweni delivered the nation's mid-term budget speech on Wednesday. He described the state of the economy as flat. https://youtu.be/LiuBIikGfZI In February, economic growth...

And the bad news from finance minister Tito Mboweni is…

It was bad news all round on Wednesday, as finance minister Tito Mboweni painted a dire picture of a government drowning in debt of...

Lady Biscay boat a good adventure for your year-end functions

It is that time of the year again when people will be going to different places for their work year-end functions, and going on...

GBS assures its commitment to people in troubled times

GBS Mutual Bank reported its most profitable year yet and a balance sheet growth of 10% to R1.535-billion in the year ending March 31...

SABC gets initial R2.1bn bailout

The government is to give the cash-strapped SABC a R2.1bn bailout‚ but it is only part of what the public broadcaster was promised. Communications minister...
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Another superb GBS dinner for Port Alfred clients

GBS Mutual Bank's annual dinner for its Port Alfred clients, held at the Port Alfred High School hall on Thursday night. GBS chairman Prof...

How to cope during a banking strike? Go digital

Go online as a way to minimise the impact of a proposed banking sector strike on Friday. This was the advice from the Banking Association...

Healthy soil equals healthy food, King tells farmers

Soil quality was the purpose of the discussion at the Overberg Agri Conference Centre in Alexandria on Tuesday lunchtime, and Peter King of Yara...

Municipality answers questions regarding Bathurst Commonage sand mine proposal

Following up on our front-page story in this week's Talk of the Town regarding the Bathurst Commonage, the municipality replied to our questions but...

Woolworths accused of ‘copying’ local sock design‚ opens inquiry

A year after admitting there were striking similarities between Ubuntu Baba’s baby carriers and its own‚ Woolworths is again facing controversy‚ this time over...

Tiso Blackstar Group sells media business to Lebashe for R1bn

Tiso Blackstar Group, the publisher of TimesLIVE, the Sunday Times and several other media titles, has sold its print, broadcasting and content businesses in...

Wharf Street Soiree – a magical evening

There was a lot of excitement alongside the river bank on Friday evening where the inaugural Wharf Street Soiree took place. There was great food,...

Fuel price goes up at midnight thanks to carbon tax and weak rand

Fuel prices will rise by 9c a litre for petrol and 33c for diesel on Wednesday‚ the national energy department announced on Tuesday. Wholesale paraffin...
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WATCH: Everything you need to know about Google suspending business with Huawei

Google parent Alphabet has suspended business with Huawei after the Trump administrations' blacklist of the Chinese technology giant, a source close to the matter...

Latest: Sand mine proposal withdrawn

‘Don’t mine sand here’ say local residents An unsolicited proposal to mine sand from an environmentally sensitive area near the Port Alfred balancing dam was...

Brace yourself for a petrol price hike of 54 c/l from May 1

The price of petrol will increase by 54c/l at midnight on Tuesday‚ the department of energy confirmed on Sunday. The price was adjusted on the...

Open-plan offices‚ noise top the list of workplace stress triggers

While only a tiny percentage of people seek help from human resources departments‚ there are a number of stress triggers in the workplace. Top of...

‘It’s a crisis‚’ says Helen Zille about SA’s electricity situation

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille did not mince her words while speaking about the national electricity situation at the Electricity Summit in Cape Town...

Concern as petrol price increase of 56c a litre forecast for May

Unexpectedly strong international fuel prices have raised the spectre of an unwelcome fuel price hike for petrol users at the end of April. This...
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