Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cape fires and storms may cost insurers in excess of R4bn

Losses caused by Western Cape fires and storms could cost the insurance industry in excess of R3bn to R4bn‚ outstripping the costs of previous...

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...

Knysna festival to go ahead in July despite fires

Knysna Tourism on Friday confirmed that the Pick n Pay 2017 Knysna Oyster Festival is going ahead as planned on July 7-16. Speaking on behalf...

Head above water

Ski-boat Club gets its house in order ONE of the iconic institutions in the area, The Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club (Ski-boat Club), which...

Revealed: the monthly price tag to keep pension pay-points safe

R700-million. This is how much it costs on security alone to try to keep pension pay-points safe from armed robbers. NET1 UEPS Technologies — which...

Guptas fly out of South Africa

The Gupta family‚ which has come under intense public scrutiny since the leaking of thousands of their business emails to the media this week‚...

Founder of Billion Group builds R130m hotel in Mthatha

Sisa Ngebulana, the founder of the Billion Group and mastermind behind Hemingway’s Mall‚ Mdantsane City‚ BT Ngebs City and Baywest Mall, has built a...

Plan to buy Sassa bank laid bare

The embattled Gupta family contemplated a takeover of Grindrod Bank - the bank the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) uses for its monthly payouts...

DStv division set to pay R180m price fixing punishment‚ and must fund black business

DStv Media Sales has admitted to price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions in contravention of South Africa’s Competition Act. The admission forms part...

Reserve Bank leaves rates unchanged as economic outlook deteriorates

Consumer inflation has moderated but will remain ‘uncomfortably close’ to the upper limit of the target band, Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says The Reserve...

SPCA fundraiser, ‘Crazy about animal care’educational talk

BUSINESS coach Tania Adams is the founder of crAzy™ always wins pty ltd, a Port Alfred based strategic business consulting firm, intent on changing...

Investors bullish on the rand as talk of Zuma’s going ramps up

Cape Town — Will he stay or will he go? As leaders of the ANC prepare to discuss a potential ouster of President Jacob Zuma,...

Homes can’t be sold to pay for someone else’s debt

The Constitutional Court has been asked to ensure that property owners don’t have their house sold to pay back debt owing to municipalities from...

Retail sales rebound in March — but not enough to save quarterly decline

South African retail sales rebounded in March, but not enough to save a quarterly decline that may contribute to the country falling into a...

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...

Broadcaster wants you to pay for TV on your tablet

The SABC wants the Broadcasting Act changed so that those watching TV via their electronic devices can be charged a TV licence fee. The shock...
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Social worker gets big surprise

Social worker Bulelwa Gemashe had a big surprise when she entered one of the conference rooms at the Port Alfred Social Development offices last...

Bathurst BookFair set for record attendance

IT'S that time of year again when booksellers from near and far will gather to sell their wares at the 14th annual Bathurst BookFair,...

A boost for Ndlambe tourism

THERE’S a new player in the tourism industry, TravelCo, and its initial aim is to promote Ndlambe and the Eastern Cape. “Our immediate focus for...

Zimbabwe central bank urges citizens to switch to rand

Zimbabwe's central bank has urged the public to replace the US dollar with the rand as the country's main currency. An acute shortage of US...

New interns for Ndlambe

  NDLAMBE Municipality has acquired the services of 25 new interns to assist the various departments in a year-long programme that will help them develop...

SABRIC: ATM card swapping

DUE to the high incidence of ATM Card Fraud, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) would like to alert bank customers to...

Food, friends and wine by the river

GRAZE by the River hosted another superb food and wine evening where an exclusive number of patrons sat down to enjoy a  delectable five-course...

Have a happy St Valentine’s Day

IT’S the day the romantics express their love, and clandestine admirers breach their introverted-selves to declare their feelings for one another. But Valentine’s Day, as...

Sport takeover for Easter weekend

  A SPORT extravaganza of ginormous proportions will kick off in Port Alfred on April 14-17, under the banner of Amazing Events and promoted by...

Dedicated tuckshop entrepreneur

EVERY morning, Nandipha Chani wakes up, prepares vetkoek, filled with either chicken livers or polony, and goes to work. Chani is a street vendor. Her...

Tough times

Business and tourism hoping for better things next year THE past year has been a bad year for South Africa in terms of economic growth,...

Learning about digital marketing

LAST week I attended a social media workshop held in Port Elizabeth by Oracle Media, a company specialising in digital marketing, promotions and social...

Lew Geffen graces Sotheby’s Sapphire awards

SOTHEBY’S in Port Alfred scored a coup by having chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, Lew Geffen, his wife Sandy and daughter Yael...

Kenton, the best destination for business

THE Kenton-on-Sea/Bushman’s Chamber of Business and Tourism AGM took place last Thursday evening, and the news was that Kenton and it surrounding environs is the...