Thursday, April 18, 2019

We’re all to blame for power cuts, says Eskom chairman Mabuza

All South Africans are responsible for power cuts, and it is a pain that the entire country has to bear. So says Eskom chairman Jabu...

No stop-and-go sections on the R72 between Port Alfred and Great Fish River

Good news for Port Alfred There will be no stop-and-go sections on the R72, section 3, between Port Alfred and Great Fish River in the...

Parliament gives go-ahead for land expropriation without compensation

The National Assembly has adopted the constitutional review committee's report recommending a constitutional amendment to expropriate land without compensation. 209 MPs voted in favour of...

Don’t worry, be happy

The words of the Bobby McFerrin song were the message at Friday evening's wellness talk at MyPond Hotel with life coach and educationalist Elize Ellis...
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Emergency services trained to use the jaws of life

On Tuesday Ndlambe Fire and Rescue Services from Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea/Bushmans spend time at the Port Alfred fire station learning how to use the Jaws...

MARKET WRAP: JSE falls as Naspers’s 2018 slide reaches 31%

The JSE all share closed weaker on Tuesday‚ slipping below 51‚000 points‚ as the overall market was pulled down by Naspers‚ with earlier gains...

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...

Agri EC president talks on expropriation without compensation

DOUG STERN Over the last few months, there have been significant developments with regards to organised agriculture’s engagements with the ANC and government in regard...

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...

The success of the clivia

A local success story leads to a challenge of accepted history on the origin of the clivia The clivia is a highly sought-after flowering plant,...

JSE closes flat but extends losses to fourth consecutive week

MARKET WRAP   The JSE closed flat on Friday‚ but ended the week 2.58% lower‚ after neither global markets nor the rand gave the local bourse...

SABC probing possible breaches in editorial code on coverage of VBS saga

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it has taken action to investigate possible breaches in its editorial code regarding the manner in which...

JSE slips in broad-based losses as Fed turns hawkish

The JSE fell on Thursday‚ bringing its cumulative losses for the week so far to 2.5% as risk-off trade on global markets continues. Indications the...

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...

Petrol price set to rise by 40c at end October‚ even worse for diesel...

South Africans must expect another substantial petrol price increase later this month‚ the Automobile Association predicts. Commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by...

Upgrade will take East London Airport to new heights

East London Airport is flying – and a huge upgrade starting next year will see it reach even greater heights. Airport manager Michael Kernekamp told...

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...

Get ready for a rough day on the JSE as global rout enters second...

The JSE is likely to get trampled in a global stock market rout for a second day on Thursday. A worldwide share price plunge was...

Rand pulls back as relief rally linked to new finance chief wanes

The rand was a touch weaker on Wednesday morning‚ suggesting that markets have fully absorbed the appointment of the new finance minister. Markets heaved a...

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...

Talk of the town turned 22 today

To all our loyal readers, our advertisers and our friends, thank you for your continued support of our newspaper. We wish to assure you we...

Facebook turns 12: How far have we come?

Twelve years ago on this day‚ the social media platform Facebook announced that it was open to the public‚ but how has it affected...

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...

DOUG KEMSLEY ON WHEELS (3)

RUSH 2 GET THERE Who needs elephant bulls when they’re grumpy? They tend to throw their weight around a lot. I’ve seen a huge pachy sit...

Brace for R1/l increase in petrol price in October – but rand may strengthen

The Central Energy Fund (CEF) said on Tuesday that a weaker rand and a higher international oil price led to more than a R1...

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...
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