Sunday, February 17, 2019

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...

Victim of munitions plant blast was about to become a cop

Jason Hartzenberg dreamed of being a policeman and had just passed his entrance examination. But the 21-year-old’s dream died in the blink of an eye...

Rand worsens to over 15 against the dollar

The rand weakened through the R15/$ mark on Tuesday morning‚ in a slide coinciding with a pick-up in oil international oil prices - a...

Polony can come back into your diet: listeria outbreak declared over

The world's deadliest listeria outbreak is over‚ Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Monday. There have been no new cases of the ST6 strain of...

Ramaphosa strikes deals in China to bring jobs‚ factories to Musina-Makhado corridor

The government and the Bank of China have entered into a trade agreement that will see the Chinese making investments to the tune of...

Finger-lickin’ dud: KFC told to dump dangerous TV ad

A KFC ad featuring car-spinning is a finger-lickin’ dud‚ the ad watchdog has ruled. The Advertising Standards Authority said the disregard for safety shown in...

Petrol price set to go up by between 23 and 25 cents a litre...

More fuel price hikes are on their way next week‚ courtesy of a weaker rand. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA)‚ which was...

Scam alert: ‘How Presidency offered me R200m’

Mpumalanga businessman Gilbert Nkosi could not believe his luck when he received a call from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office informing him of a R200m...

JSE opens weaker in choppy trade as Trump questions Fed’s actions

The JSE opened weaker on Tuesday in cautious trade as the US appeared set on implementing higher tariffs against China‚ while US president Donald...

Gold Fields to cut up to 1‚560 jobs at South Deep mine

Gold Fields is preparing to lay off up to 1‚560 people at its loss-making South Deep mine‚ marking yet another attempt at restoring the...

Rand steady as it recovers from day’s worst levels

The rand was little changed to the dollar from its previous close on Monday afternoon‚ and well off its worst intraday levels‚ after the...

This is why the rand is nose-diving

The rand’s continuing plunge on Monday has been mostly due to emerging-market contagion based on events in Turkey‚ but other factors are conspiring to...

Rand plunges 8% as emerging markets suffer

THE rand plunged more than 8% alongside the Turkish lira on Monday morning‚ reaching R15.41 to the dollar around 2.30am. The R15/$ level was last...
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Belly dancing at The Office

LOTS of fun was had at the opening of The Office in Bathurst, a brand-new office services company that will offer computer training and...

Rand wobbles as global trade war jitters resurface

The rand limped along in midmorning trade on Thursday‚ battling to recover from a setback attributed to the ANC’s surprise decision to seek to...

JSE opens weaker as Trump intensifies trade war with China

The JSE opened weaker on Thursday in renewed risk-off trade amid new signs of an escalating global trade war with China as the US...

Land expropriation a bitter pill for farmers

Farming associations have slammed the ANC’s announcement that it intends to amend the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation. Transvaal Agricultural Union (Tau...

Siza Mzimela appointed as acting CEO of SA Express

The board of South African Express Airways‚ with concurrence from Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan‚ has appointed Siza Mzimela as the new acting CEO...

Gordhan will take the reins at SAA as the ailing airline is moved to...

Pravin Gordhan’s public enterprises ministry will now control the ailing South African Airlways (SAA)‚ after President Cyril Ramamphosa transferred its control‚ effective on Wednesday. Ramaphosa...

Naming and shaming fake degrees

The department of higher education and training has proposed naming and shaming fraudsters who claim fake qualifications in an online public register administered by...
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Chinese investors hosted in Port Alfred

CHINESE investors may soon be doing business in Sarah Baartman District Municipality if memorandums of understanding (MOU) progress into trade agreements. Five visiting Chinese companies...

Indoor pool gets warmer water

AFTER a period of not operating at optimum functionality, the Port Alfred indoor pool has been fully renovated and turned into a must-visit swimming...
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