Wednesday, July 8, 2020

KPMG cans SARS ‘rogue unit’ report‚ apologises to Gordhan

INTERNATIONAL auditing firm KPMG has withdrawn all of its findings‚ recommendations and conclusions around its report into the South African Revenue Service (SARS) “rogue...

SA Weather Services needs R30m

The South African Weather Services (SAWS) urgently needs a R30-million investment to help improve its infrastructure and communication channels. This was revealed by SAWS chief...

BREAKING: Matric pass rate of 75.1% recorded for 2017

  The top achievers of the National Senior Certificate pose for a picture ahead of the announcement of the pass rate of the Matric class...

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...

Bell Pottinger to face the music for exploiting racial tension in SA

UK public relations company Bell Pottinger will face a disciplinary committee on Friday after being accused of exploiting racial tensions in South Africa. The Public...

National Treasury bails out SAA

The government has again come to the rescue of the financially crippled South African Airways (SAA) with a bailout of R3-billion. SAA will repay its...

So were all those Woolies hams just plain old Enterprise in fancy packs?

For the “too posh for polony” South African consumers‚ the listeriosis crisis suddenly got real when Woolworths withdrew 33 of its popular cold meat...

Eskom board meets to discuss McKinsey and other ‘topical’ issues

Eskom’s board is meeting on Tuesday to address “all matters pertaining to McKinsey and other topical issues”‚ the utility said on Tuesday morning. Acting chairman...

This is how SA universities will reopen during the lockdown

As SA wades into the second month of a protracted national lockdown, higher education, science and innovation minister Blade Nzimande on Saturday announced plans...

Covid-19: To get inside SASSA offices you must sleep outside, says grant applicant

People are bringing chairs and tents and staying all night so that they can get their grants Waleed Daniels came to the Bellville offices of...

Revenue collection target is R1.265-trillion: SARS

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has emphasised that the new revenue collection target for the 2017/18 financial year is R1.265-trillion. It noted that an...

Does the Municipal Solidarity Fund serve its purpose?

The SA Local Government Association took a decision on April 26 to establish Municipal Solidarity Funds as a response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's call...

Hide and seek for Zanu-PF’s G40 faction

Soon after the departure of a South African negotiation team dispatched by the Southern African Development Community‚ unconfirmed news spread like a veldt fire...

Massive KZN storms claim first victim‚ schools close

Severe storms in KwaZulu-Natal have claimed their first fatality as relentless rain and wind forced some schools to suspend learning. A policeman died after a...

‘We are now riding into a raging storm’: Mkhize on 100,000 infections

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has taken a swipe at critics saying the government was not doing enough to curb the spread of Covid-19...
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Tasty treats in Spar cook-off

Customers enjoyed sampling the dishes in Rosehill SuperSpar’s Creative Cooks competition on July 26. The overall winner was Annalien Gouws, for her lamboud pastei...

Heavenly spa treatments in the garden

THE Mobile Beauty Salon arrived at the Talk of the Town offices at Tuesday lunchtime and began setting up the beds, towels and soothing...

Ghost hospital: patients abandoned

One of the Eastern Cape’s most important rural hospitals has become a ghost facility after doctors and nurses walked out on Monday, leaving patients...

Data prices will fall as Competition Commission and MTN reach agreement

The Competition Commission and mobile network MTN have reached an agreement that will see reduced data prices. The commission said on Thursday that a consent...

‘Tis the season to spend lots of money

Research from short-term lender Wonga found that local consumers are set to spend R204bn over the festive season, an average of R5,706 each for...

Ramaphosa says restaurants, hair salons, casinos and movie theatres to re-open

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced the ease of restrictions on restaurants for sit-down meals, accredited and licensed accommodation, conferences and meeting for business...

Zweli Mkhize on level 4‚ testing and ‘hard lockdown’

Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday outlined the progress made in flattening the Covid-19 infection curve and the reasons behind easing the lockdown to...

Talk of the Town – Meet the team

Business manager, community titles - Mauneen Charter: The readers, advertisers and staff are what makes TotT special. I am also exceptionally proud that we have...

South African bonds weaken as US and UK yields continue to rise

SOUTH African government bonds were weaker on Thursday on a softer rand‚ as global bond investors adapted to rising US yields‚ which show little...

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...

Artist Walter Meyer stabbed to death

Celebrated South African artist Walter Meyer has been stabbed to death‚ allegedly by someone very close to him. Northern Cape police confirmed on Wednesday that...

Authorities to seize assets of Eastern Cape ANC leader

The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) will on Thursday attach properties belonging to ANC Amathole regional secretary Teris Ntutu and deceased Butterworth businessman Sive Nombembe. This...

More liquor licence applications

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

South Africa is top target for cyberattacks

South Africa is currently a magnet for cyberattacks‚ with hackers set on stealing data. Following the announcement by large South African data centre operator and...

54 people arrested after trucks torched

Dozens of people have been arrested in the wake of violent protests in Mooi River on Sunday night‚ police said. Provincial Police Commissioner Bheki Langa...