Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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...

Farmers discuss change and the land question

WITH so much uncertainty regarding the rights of land-owners in South Africa, farmers are naturally concerned that their land, much of which has been...

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...

Is your WhatsApp group out of control? Here is the solution

Are you sick of WhatsApp groups being flooded with thank-you messages after each and every message‚ or photographs or bickering as members dissect each...

Rand weakens as bad news mounts

The rand was weaker against major global currencies on Monday afternoon‚ with both global events and local news providing few reasons to cheer. Disappointing Chinese...

Acton named business woman of the year

ROB KNOWLES HARD work and a passion are what drives Kowie Toyota boss Noleen Acton and, at the recent Investec Business Woman of the Year...

Petrol will cost more next month – but it could have been worse: AA

Brace for another petrol price increase‚ but also thank your lucky stars because it could have been much‚ much worse. So said the Automobile Association...

Eskom scoops awards amid ongoing wage negotiations with unions

Power utility Eskom has scooped two awards at the Most Attractive Employer Awards held this week. The awards were held in Johannesburg on Monday and...

Do not use your Facebook login for your banking app

Are you chilling on Facebook or Instagram oversharing with friends - and then logging into your online banking with the same profile? You may...

‘Grocery days are stressful‚ honestly’ – South Africans struggle to tighten their already tight...

The food basket has shrunk‚ with households changing their grocery shopping patterns in order to accommodate tough economic times. Just when South Africans thought things...

Liberty hack attack: ‘South Africans should be terrified’

South Africa is woefully under-prepared for cyber attacks‚ with “completely ineffective” laws governing how personal information is protected. The theft of thousands of Liberty investors’...

JSE closes sharply lower as global markets slump on renewed trade war threat

The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday in risk-off trade as concern about an escalating trade war between the US and China hit global markets. Miners...

WATCH: Explainer: What is currently going on at Eskom?

Eskom is once again implementing load shedding, which means that parts of South Africa may be without electricity from time to time. What exactly...

CM Heunis – a rich history of construction expertise

THEY say that any company surviving the second year of business is a sign that it is a viable concern.  But what about a...

Eskom may implement stage 2 load shedding from 5pm on Saturday

Eskom has warned that stage 2 load shedding may be implemented from 5pm on Saturday. “The alert does not mean that load shedding will absolutely...

Gordhan outlines why Moyane should be fired – while president remains silent

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has filed a 69-page affidavit‚ outlining the Presidency’s case for the dismissal of suspended SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane –...

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...

Port Alfred Hospital placed on divert

Members of the public are advised that the emergency department at Port Alfred Hospital will be on divert from Wednesday, 13 June 2018 until...

New Madiba banknotes and coins to go into circulation to make his 100th birthday

You will soon find former president Nelson Mandela at your closest cashier as new coins and banknotes commemorating his 100th birthday go into circulation...

Shock April retail sales crash after VAT increase

April’s increase in VAT and fuel prices knocked retail sales growth down to a ninth of the 4.5% expected by economists. Statistics SA reported on...

Eskom staff wants increase of between 9% and 15% — or the lights will...

Organised labour at Eskom has called on the government to do "everything" to ensure the cash-strapped power utility is resourced to increase employees’ wages...

Rand flat as US inflation comes in slightly higher

The rand was steady against the dollar on Tuesday afternoon after US inflation came in slightly higher than expected, but with little indication that...

Windfall for Vodacom employees

Vodacom will spend R1.1-billion on an employee share ownership scheme as part of its R17.5-billion broad-based black economic empowerment deal - the biggest BEE...

Keep winter at bay with hearty meals in cosy settings

TASH'S Craft Bar is gearing up for winter by bringing out a variety of soups, curries, hot pots and bakes. “We are keeping in the...

Cash-strapped SAA ‘spending millions’

Just days after getting a R5-billion bailout from treasury‚ it is being reported that South African Airways (SAA) is spending millions on executives and...

Medical specialists crisis: ‘If you don’t fill these posts‚ the whole health structure will...

South Africa is facing the risk of an even more severe shortage of specialist doctors - a scenario that would hit the state and...

‘Ramaphoria must not mislead us’ – Mcebisi Jonas

Former Deputy Finance Minister and current MTN board member Mcebisi Jonas has warned against the “Ramaphoria”‚ saying the ANC was still faced with a...

Helping the community help itself

AMONG the many charities that benefit from the Mad Hatters golf tournament, Minet Nojoko, with his practical concept of helping residents of the nearby...
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