Saturday, March 23, 2019

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...

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...
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