Sunday, January 21, 2018

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...

SOS at Talk of the Town

  A NEW initiative by Tiso Black Star Group Community Newspapers (TMCN) – Smart Office Solutions (SOS) – will assist members of the public to...

GBS thanks Sunshine Coast clients at annual dinner

JON HOUZET THE 14th annual GBS Mutual Bank dinner for clients in Port Alfred and surrounding areas was held at the Port Alfred High School...

Cooperation in borehole analysis

IN contrast to its previous meeting, where farmers walked out on proceedings, this time around their meeting with Amatola Water and independent geohydrology specialists,...

Ladies High Tea celebrated birthday in style

On Saturday (October 1 2016) Casa Mia Health Spa & Guesthouse hosted a special ladies High Tea event to celebrate its 12th birthday with...

Talk of the Town celebrates 20 years

  IT was 20 years ago when two friends, Mauneen Charter and Barbara Hanstein began the great adventure – to produce a newspaper to cater...

My Pond wins Lilizela 2016 award

Last night (22 September 2016) at the Lilizela 2016 Eastern Cape Provincial Awards Event held at the Hemmingway's Hotel in East London, MyPond won...

Foodies’ delight at MyPond

IT was an evening to remember recently when the media descended on MyPond Hotel to taste the culinary delights of chef Sharmila Simon, who...

War on waste escalates

  KENTON’S waste disposal woes are not over yet, despite a public meeting convened by Ndlambe Municipality to address residents’ needs last Wednesday. The meeting was...