Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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...

Moody’s on what could trigger another downgrade

While Moody’s did not publish a ratings decision on South Africa last week as scheduled‚ the credit rating agency has warned of the possible...

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes weaker as miners retreat to stronger dollar

The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday‚ slipping below the 55‚000-point level‚ as miners came under pressure from a firmer dollar and softer commodities prices‚...
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23-year-old SA YouTuber lands plum job

South African YouTube sensation Caspar Lee has cracked the nod as head of innovation of a new London-based social media marketing agency. The YouTube personality...

Taxman coming after expats in UAE‚ elsewhere – despite 8000 Facebook objections

South Africans working abroad have expressed strong objections to a proposal by Treasury that they be taxed on their foreign earnings in South Africa...

Bid to ‘limit impact’ of proposed sugar tax

Various processes both within government and the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) are underway to resolve differences over the proposed health promotion...

Pair collared after theft at liquor store

Keep up to date with latest reports on crime activity in Port Alfred and surrounds. AT 11.35am Thursday, August 3 a report of theft was...

Rand improves

The rand was a shade stronger on Monday morning‚ partly reflecting an improvement in global risk appetite. The rand was a shade stronger on Monday...

Skills Training Programme – please share

Please pass on and share to any ladies who you may think will benefit from this skills training programme. Please send your CV and a...

SANRAL’s R96-million roadwork project on N2 comes to conclusion

Roadworks on the National Route N2 from Komgha River to Grahamstown and Keiskamma Pass to Keiskamma River has been completed, the South African National...

Possible outbreak of bird flu in the Western Cape

A possible outbreak of bird flu in the Western Cape is being investigated. Thirteen outbreaks have occurred in South Africa since June this year‚ in...

Happy 18th birthday Sky Alarms!

SKY Alarms 24 hours armed response have been making Port Alfred, Bathurst, Kleinemonde and Alexandria a safer place for the last 18 years and...

Golf club’s low-ball bid to buy land rejected

Councillors shoot down R7m purchase offer for property in Mill Park The historic Port Elizabeth Golf Club has come in low and offered R7-million to...

Step out of line‚ ‘odd’ Madonsela tells SA women

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has urged South African women to step out of line. Madonsela‚ who was a guest speaker at the FNB Business...

Watch: Sea Chant launched

'Sea Chant' built by Dennis Schultz and his sons, owners of Supercat Marine in Port Alfred, launched their amazing 68 foot "Supercat" on Saturday....

‘Spaceship’ anchors in Algoa Bay

The sight of the odd-looking Hua Hai Long heavy lift vessel in Algoa Bay yesterday left many Port Elizabeth residents wondering if the aliens...

BREAKING: SARS chief financial officer resigns

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) chief financial officer Matsobane Matlwa has resigned. SARS spokesman Sandile Memela confirmed the resignation to TimesLIVE. Sources close to the...

Business on the move

EVEN amid an economic downturn, things are looking positive on the business front in Port Alfred, with a multimillion rand revamp happening at Heritage...

Come one, come all, to the Bathurst Country Affair

THE Bathurst Country Affair (BCA) is finally upon us and there is much to see and enjoy with this special event, taking place from...

EC farmers seek private protection

Private security guards will be brought into farming communities in the Eastern Cape amid a surge in criminal attacks and an outcry from farmers...

Bid to give PE Airport a Mandela makeover

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is mulling over the idea of renaming the Port Elizabeth Airport after struggle icon and former president Nelson Mandela. However,...

MPs told SAA ‘effectively bankrupt’

South African Airways (SAA) has run out of cash and is effectively bankrupt. It is feared it may not be able to pay salaries. According...

ICASA vows to fight high cost of data

Communications industry regulator ICASA has assured parliament it will fight for the high cost of data to come down‚ specifically targeting high out-of-bundle data...

Millions bled from SA economy

Exchange control: Reserve Bank frustrated at lack of prosecutions of those responsible for 'obscene' amounts of money leaving SA illegally The National Prosecuting Authority repeatedly...

Loyalty cards surge as hard times bite

People are going mad for loyalty programmes whose cash-back and discount benefits are helping to reduce the sting of hard times. Data show that millions...

Who is paying R170,000 a month to rent these luxury homes?

SA’s uber wealthy suburbs are testing new rental highs but an oversupply of luxury homes is starting to flood the market By JOAN MULLER It is...

Pick n Pay to cut 3,500 jobs

Pick n Pay is cutting 10 percent of its staff, eliminating approximately 3,500 jobs, the grocer said on Monday, as the country grapples with...

R30-billion unclaimed by miners

By MICHELLE GUMEDE A total of R30-billion lies unclaimed from the pension and provident funds of former miners who worked under apartheid but never received...
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