Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Poll results – Shops in Port Alfred

THIS week we wanted to know from the public if they wanted another branded store in Port Alfred and, if so, which one. We...

Eskom board meets to discuss McKinsey and other ‘topical’ issues

Eskom’s board is meeting on Tuesday to address “all matters pertaining to McKinsey and other topical issues”‚ the utility said on Tuesday morning. Acting chairman...

Homeowner’s nightmare: We paid previous owner’s R206‚000 municipal debt

A Johannesburg couple forked out over R206‚000 for a debt that was not theirs. The Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered that new home owners cannot...

Rand affected by risk-off trade following North Korea’s missile launch

The rand was slightly weaker against the dollar as investors’ appetite for safe-haven assets increased after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. Stock markets...

Fasten your seatbelts: This is the future of motoring in Africa

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgHAgkbB5bI?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent] Amid the glistening concept cars at next month’s (Sep 12-15) Frankfurt motor show will be a boxy contraption with no doors and a...

A busy time for property agents as Knysna residents begin rebuilding their lives

More than two months ago a devastating fire swept through the Garden Route claiming the lives of seven people‚ destroying countless properties and leaving...

Rhino baron shifts blame for ‘disappointing’ first horn auction

South African rhino baron John Hume has lashed out against Environmental Affair Minister Edna Molewa‚ blaming her for the “disappointing” results of what was...

Port Alfred gets ready for a new-look mall

RENOVATIONS to Port Alfred’s Heritage Mall are well underway and, despite a little inconvenience to shoppers, the new-look mall should excite locals and visitors...

The bell begins to toll: Guptas’ UK spin doctors ‘in breach’

BY GRAEME HOSKEN Former Gupta spin doctors Bell Pottinger could see an exodus of clients after a UK regulatory body found them in breach of...

Coega boss fired after landing jobs for her lover’s relatives

A R1.4-million-a-year manager at a state-owned enterprise was fired after dishonestly helping to land jobs for her lover’s cousin and brother. Jackie Fort‚ who worked...

Parliament weighs in on Vodacom

Parliament has weighed in on the Vodacom billing debacle‚ calling for the issue of disappearing data to be investigated by an independent body. The mobile...

Over 70‚000 cellphones spied on each year: R2K Campaign

About 70‚000 South African phones are being spied on each year by law enforcement agencies‚ exploiting a loophole in the country's surveillance policies. This is...

Major cuts in health budget

South Africa's cash-strapped economy means the government is spending less per person on health and doctors and nurses posts are frozen‚ requiring the Treasury’s...

Health department aims to hire 1 000 nurses and 70 doctors

One thousand Eastern Cape health jobs will be advertised in this financial year. The department of health is on a major recruitment drive and this...

Seven things you should know about the Gupta media deal

The controversial Gupta family has announced that it is selling its media assets to Mzwanele Manyi‚ a former government spokesman and head of the...

‘Vodacom‚ I hope you’re having the worst day’ – Customers vent after data ‘theft’

Mobile network provider Vodacom has promised to reimburse customers who mysteriously lost data and said the error would be rectified. But the apology did little...

How to avoid being eaten by a crocodile

London-based crocodile expert Dr Simon Pooley is back in Africa to save scores of schoolchildren and fishermen from the jaws of one of the...

Guptas sell media businesses to Manyi

The Guptas have agreed to sell their shares in The New Age newspaper and ANN7 channel to Lodidox‚ owned by Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi‚ for...

Only half of those with Matric are employed

Only 4 in 10 people of working age have a job in South Africa - and if you are under-qualified‚ your chances of earning...

World’s biggest rhino breeder succeeds in court bid to auction 264 horns

The world's largest rhino breeder has won a court bid permitting him to proceed with the auction of 264 of his rhino horns. The auction‚...

Dirco confirms Grace Mugabe has been granted diplomatic immunity

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has confirmed that Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe has been granted diplomatic immunity. In a statement‚ it...

Instagram boom for SA

More brands are using Instagram Stories to connect with consumers. "Instagram is growing exceptionally well in South Africa. It is growing well globally. There are...

Suggestions on how to reshape the town

A TEAM of four interns from ISA college in Lille, France studying architectural landscaping have been training at Hort Couture and working on a...

Banking cost drop. So who’s the cheapest of them all?

Since 2010‚ the real cost of banking has come down for most consumers and particularly for those with mid-level accounts on a single fee...

Rhino auction court case postponed to eve of auction

The court case on the controversial auction of 500kg of rhino horn will be heard on Sunday in Pretoria. The Department of Environmental Affairs announced...

Opinion: Warning! Fake News can cause real harm

Social media has become a minefield of information‚ but like those old prospectors you learn about in the movies (or at Gold Reef City)‚...

Bell Pottinger to face the music for exploiting racial tension in SA

UK public relations company Bell Pottinger will face a disciplinary committee on Friday after being accused of exploiting racial tensions in South Africa. The Public...

Coffee crazy Owsley takes the prize

IF you love coffee the way we love coffee... You have to enter the Talk of the Town Winter Warmers Coffee Competition and stand a...

Weather or not ?

From tomorrow we will no longer be posting the weather on our facebook page or group, as it is accessible from our website at http://talkofthetown.co.za/ It...

Cape produces the first shrimp that snuggles up to an octopus

Three new shrimp species with odd habitat preferences have been discovered on a 5.5km stretch of False Bay coastline. One lives with a rare hermit...
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