Saturday, July 20, 2019

Port Alfred gets ready for a new-look mall

RENOVATIONS to Port Alfred’s Heritage Mall are well underway and, despite a little inconvenience to shoppers, the new-look mall should excite locals and visitors...

Eskom gets ‘green’ light for nuclear station on Western Cape coast

The Department of Environmental Affairs on Friday endorsed Eskom’s plan to build a nuclear power station at Duynefontein on the Western Cape coast‚ near...

Second case of bird flu confirmed in Mpumalanga

A second case of Avian Influenza has been confirmed in Mpumalanga. The Department of Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) said on Monday evening that a...

‘Hostage drama’ that shut down CBD was a false alarm‚ say police

A reported hostage drama that brought Cape Town city centre to a standstill on Wednesday turned out to be a cellphone theft‚ according to...

Duduzane Zuma in exclusive BBC interview: ‘I like the Guptas’

Duduzane Zuma‚ son of President Jacob Zuma‚ has denied any claims of corruption in an interview with the BBC's Africa correspondent‚ Milton Nkosi‚ who...

Cause of listeriosis outbreak still unknown

The outbreak of listeriosis is continuing‚ with a total of 820 laboratory-confirmed cases recorded since January 2017‚ the National Institute of Communicable Diseases says. Two...

What the Guptas spent on wedding desserts

What are you prepared to pay for cranberries‚ kiwi and a single scoop of ice cream? Thanks to the international auditing firm KPMG and the...
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Mkhululi Magada adresses attendees at the launch of the Easter Festival

Mkhululi Magada, President of Eastern Cape Sports Confederation, addresses attendees at the Royal St Andrews Hotel Easter Festival launch on Friday evening, held at...

The death of Stuttafords

Grand old Stuttafords, once the Harrods of SA, will be shutting up shop on August 1, representing perhaps SA’s largest corporate failure in recent...

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...
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23-year-old SA YouTuber lands plum job

South African YouTube sensation Caspar Lee has cracked the nod as head of innovation of a new London-based social media marketing agency. The YouTube personality...

EXCLUSIVE: Are the Guptas about to pull off a scam – and score R2bn...

An elaborate plan to buy the Tegeta-owned Optimum and Koornfontein coal mines might see the Gupta family regain control of the lucrative assets it...

Police helicopter‚ tourists‚ boats and restaurants come under attack in violent Hout Bay protest

Protesting residents of Hangberg opened fire on a police helicopter and attacked tourists‚ boats and restaurants at Hout Bay harbour on Tuesday‚ sparking running...

Cape Town water rations – watch what you can do with what is recommended

Are you wondering how much water you should be using every day in Cape Town? Well, with the new level-five water restrictions implemented, here’s...

Six Eskom power plants affected by labour action

Electricity production has been hit by Thursday's protest action against a wage freeze imposed by Eskom management‚ a National Union of Mineworkers official told...

Repeat after me: DStv must not promote old shows as new ones

DStv has been rapped over the knuckles for promoting repeats as new offerings. The advertising watchdog agreed with a subscriber who objected to the US...

Stranded SA Express passengers could wait more than a month for their refunds

“Hey SA Express‚ flights from OR Tambo are indef delayed & gate staff doesn’t know why. Help?” Amy Cookson (@AimeeSea) tweeted that at 1.23pm on...

Chinese syndicates in SA dodge cops by sawing horns into beads and trinkets for...

 BY TONY CARNE Chinese syndicates are setting up small home-based workshops in Johannesburg and elsewhere to chop up rhino horns into smaller pieces, mainly to...

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...

Controversial Mandela book hits the shelves

BY PETRU SAAL Penguin Random House South Africa will not be withdrawing the controversial Nelson Mandela book that has caused a stir since the announcement...

GBS celebrates 140 years of banking excellence

THIS year GBS Mutual Bank celebrates 140 years of banking in the Eastern Cape and continues to thrive and make a significant contribution to...

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,...

SABC now has a R600-million debt

The SABC continues to bleed money. it emerged in Parliament on Tuesday that it now owes its creditors close to R600-million. This was revealed by...

TotT celebrates 21 years in the news business

THE Port Alfred Ski-boat Club was the venue for a small get-together with Talk of the Town and some of its advertisers on Monday...

New political party says the ANC does not own any colour

The ANC does not own any group of colours‚ or dictate how those colours should be arranged‚ says former party member Dr Makhosi Khoza. She...

Ndlambe Municipality Achievement, 2018

  Yet again Ndlambe has been awarded Blue Flag International status for the fourteenth (14th) consecutive year at Kelly’s Beach, Port Alfred and for the...

Moody’s downgrade strengthens the case for a snap debate on the economy in Parliament

The decision by Moody’s to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to “Baa3”‚ with a “negative outlook”‚ is more bad news‚ in a string...

10 things you need to know about the tertiary education fees report

President Jacob Zuma on Monday released the long-awaited Heher Commission report. The commission was appointed to look into the feasibility of scrapping fees at higher...

Fun at the Show

The 111th Bathurst Agricultural Show is underway and there are so many activities to enjoy. Here are a few random photos of the show to...

Some new ideas to beautify Port Alfred

A FRESH eye often sees things that others have missed, and landscape architect Warren Lange of Hort Couture has once again brought over students...
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