Monday, May 16, 2022

Scopa’s intervention in the compensation fund debacle

GC PAPENFUS - CEO: National Employers Association of South Africa An open letter to Mkhuleko Hlengwa, COPA Chairperson and Bheki Hadebe, ANC Member of Parliament Dear Sirs The...

Eastern Cape liquor board notes the suspension of liquor sale and warns communities against...

Mgwebi Msiya - Eastern Cape Liquor Board The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has noted the moving of the country to Alert Level 4 with...

OPINION | ‘How hard can it be to live without water in a place...

Joburger Gill Gifford visited her mom in water-scarce Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape for a week. This is how it went. GILL GIFFORD Cape Town...

Tides – June 24 to July 1

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Tides – Port Alfred – June 17 to June 24

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BAS happy after cattle auction

The cattle auction at the Bathurst Showgrounds on Wednesday, June 16 was another great success, according to BAS president, Danny Wepener. In a record cattle...

The National Arts Festival Comes to SA Cities From This Week

Mid-pandemic, the National Arts Festival predicted that for some, the annual arts pilgrimage to Makhanda may be more challenging this year. So, while a...

How dare politicians even consider socialism as an option?

GERHARD PAPENFUS – CEO of the National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) Two weeks ago, it appeared that the ANC was bulldozing ahead in...
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New reservoir project reaches new heights

  The Tower Reservoir at Thornhill has reached a critical point where the bowl of the reservoir is being cast - 25m in the air. This...

Interim crime report – MultiSecurity

Messages on the MultiSecurity WhatsApp crime report group - Friday June 11 to Sunday June 13 Be observant; report crime; stay alert; activate alarms; be...

Crime Briefs – May 28 to June 8

Incidents of housebreaking, trespassing and the theft of copper pipe are highlighted in this crime report. Remember to switch all alarms on at night to...

Sewerage repairs

Residents of Port Alfred are all too well aware of the sewage problems, encountered daily. Ndlambe Municipality has stated that the infrastructure is old and...

Yet another ill-conceived compliance burden

RONA BEKKER As if business in South Africa is not hindered enough already by legislative red tape and operational stumbling blocks created by Government’s endless...

Photography is magic – Bathurst Weekend Diversion

A report from the Bathurst Agricultural Society (BAS) regarding the photographic competition at the recent Weekend Diversion The photographic competition held in the Memorial Hall...

Tides – Port Alfred – June 3 to June 10

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Nolukhanyo Grow – communities helping themselves

Food security is a term that has gained momentum throughout the world as droughts, floods, overgrazing and poor soil management cause desertification in many...

Loadshedding is on again

We have once again hit the trifecta of issue; no water, sewage in the streets and now, Eskom are back to loadshedding. Yesterday (Monday) Loadshedding...

The President, last night, raised the Covid-19 Alert Level to an adjusted Alert Level...

By National Employers Association of South Africa The President has indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable:- all indoor and outdoor gatherings, including religious,...

The Bathurst Weekend Diversion – a break from the norm. Get to the Bathurst...

For two years the Bathurst Agricultural Show has been cancelled due to concerns regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. So this year the Bathurst Agricultural Society...

Guests try out new menu at My Pond Hotel

A number of lucky locals were given the opportunity to sample the new menu at My Pond Hotel on Sunday afternoon of May 16. Two...
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Permaculture for the township with Nolukhanyo Grow

Nolukhanyo Grow is a community-based project in the Nolukhanyo Township of Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. Tori Stowe, along with her team, has been...

The Bathurst Weekend Diversion is getting nearer – are you ready for fun?

Don't miss live band, Sunshine Rockers, on Saturday late afternoon The Bathurst Agricultural Show is one of the highlights on the Eastern Cape social calendar,...

Proposed Amendments to Transport Regulations.

By NEASA The Department of Transport has published proposed amendments to the Transport Regulations for public comment. The proposed amendments effectively state that a foreign driver,...

Bathurst Weekend Diversion – Pop-up auctions

So, you're walking around the stalls at the Bathurst Weekend Diversion, held at the Bathurst showgrounds this Saturday when a pop-up auction is announced....

Bathurst Weekend Diversion – Entrance fee reconsidered

The Bathurst Agricultural Society (BAS) met on Thursday to discuss the pricing of the weekend diversion and decided to rationalise in order to make...

Blasting on the R63 between Fort Beaufort and Alice

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that blasting is scheduled to take place between Fort Beaufort and Alice...

Bathurst Weekend Diversion – Ride on Lawnmower Racing

The Bathurst Weekend Diversion will be the highlight of the month and possibly the year, so don't miss it. Have you got what it takes?...

Bathurst Weekend Diversion – Garden and Home Section entry form

PLEASE NOTE: Entry forms are to reach the office on or before 17th May 2021. Email bas@bathurstshow.co.za or telephone Sheila 082 736 3013. No entry...

UPDATE 2: Loadshedding Schedule for Ndlambe

NOTE: Loadshedding has been suspended and will be re-implemented at 5pm on Tuesday May 18. Port Alfred Kleinemonde Bathurst Alexandria Kenton-on-Sea Monday 3pm to 5.30pm   3pm to 5.30pm   3pm to 5.30pm   3pm to 5.30pm   3pm...

Bathurst Weekend Diversion – Home and Garden

Do you bake cakes that everyone enjoys? Do you sew or knit, or do you tend to your garden with meticulous care? Then you should...