Monday, August 3, 2020

Update: State purchases resort for R75m against advice

Financial advice to avoid haemorrhaging R34-million a year in a tourism deal was ignored by Land Minister Gugile Nkwinti, whose department went ahead and...

Port Alfred couple flies around the world in self-built aircraft

LOCAL couple Sylvia and Brian Foster have just returned from a 160-day trip around the world in an aeroplane they themselves built. The aircraft, a...

Strict new regulations to contain virus will see bars in SA...

The government has solidified plans to punish those who refuse medical examinations‚ isolation and quarantine in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. In regulations gazetted...

Port Alfred’s latest hot spot – Tash’s Craft Bar

SITTING at Tash’s Craft Bar is like the feeling of suddenly seeing a tropical oasis in the Sahara Desert after you have been desperately...
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WATCH: Bathurst bamboo plantation grows a sustainable future

THE first successful commercial bamboo plantation in Africa can revolutionise commercial industries for a sustainable future With the world looking for more sustainable industries that do not...

PAHS Matric Dance on fire, and ice

PORT Alfred High School's Matric Dance, themed Fire and Ice, took place at the school last Wednesday evening, just before the holidays, and attracted...
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Surfing community holds moment of silence for Jannie du Preez

A poignant moment during the Kowie Boardriders Club party after day 1 of the SA Open Kneeboard Championships in Port Alfred on Saturday, as...
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VIDEO: Beach landing

Returning to the beach during the rubber duck challenge at East Beach on Saturday - part of the Royal St Andrews Hotel Easter Festival. https://youtu.be/VZuxevdc7UE

Announcing Spinning Reel Valentine’s Day competition winner

CONGRATULATIONS to Carol-Ann Stiekema, the winner of the Spinning Reel Valentine's Day competition who has won two nights mid-week for two people, including continental...

An evening under the stars for DSG Matric Dance

THE Diocesan School for Girls matrics of 2017 attended their final school dance last weekend. The girls were invited to “An Evening under the Stars”...

Siblings take top two spots in first Royal Alfred Marina Mile

The winner of the inaugural Royal Alfred Marina Mile on Good Friday was 15-year-old Slater Black in a lightning fast 23 minutes 15 seconds,...

Aussie travel advisory bashes South Africa

Murder‚ rape‚ car hijackings‚ civil unrest‚ water shortages‚ spiked drinks‚ drunk drivers and terrorism. These are just a few of the horrors that could be...

Local artist at international exhibition

A PORT Alfred artist has had one of his paintings selected for display at a major international art exhibition in London next month, where...

Greetings from the Royal St Andrews Hotel

At this time of Lockdown, the Royal St Andrews Hotel sends special wishes for the residents of the area and assure them that they...

The sex is great, says polygamist Musa’s third wife MaKhumalo

Reality TV show Uthando Nes'thembu has fast become the latest hit on Mzansi Magic that everybody is obsessed with. Musa Mseleku has been described...

A fishy story: Kowie dog attacks ragged tooth shark

WHEN one lives in a small town like Port Alfred, or any of the surrounding towns and villages, you often hear of weird and...
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Farewell party for Emily the donkey

Friends of Emily the donkey braved the rain for a walk on the beach with her at the farewell party held in her honour...

Open water swim at Royal Alfred Marina – Royal St Andrews...

A NEW course has been developed for swimmers who are brave enough to take on a mile swim in open water in the form of...

Iconic SA magazines to fold as Caxton pulls the plug

Caxton and CTP Publishers & Printers on Tuesday said it had decided, in principle, to close its magazine division. This affects at least 10...

Fame, musical production at PAHS transcends time

https://www.facebook.com/236852579670268/videos/1445810918774422/ PORT Alfred High School debuted Fame, a musical showcase on Wednesday evening and razzle-dazzled its audience from the moment the curtain lift. PAHS teacher...

An initiative to help save our favourite Bathurst entertainment spots

Save my Spot is an initiative of the Bathurst Development Trust and was born out of the realisation that without some cash flow many...

Joburg gets its first dagga coffee shop

In an ordinary building in an ordinary Joburg suburb is an extraordinary business. It's a coffee shop, but not of the caffeine variety. This...

IN FULL | Ramaphosa’s address to SA: We’re ready for lockdown...

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed SA on Wednesday night announcing, among other things, that most of the country would be on level 3 of the...

Exquisite dining at The Thistle

LOVERS of fine dining can look forward to gastronomic sensations at The Thistle Restaurant’s special food and wine pairings on Thursdays. Talk of the Town...

Keep it rolling, Port Alfred

Visitor to the Sunshine Coast, Sarah-Claire Picton wrote about her experiences of Ndlambe and surrounds, giving a fresh perspective to what locals may take...

Marijuana still illegal, say police

  What the Cape Town High Court ruling means to you A LEGAL precedent by the Cape Town High Court should have had potheads from all...

Event of the year to make big splash

EASTER in Kowie is set to be filled with boundless sports excitement as Amazing Events presents the Royal St Andrews Hotel Easter Festival to...

Take a look at the entries in our photographic competition

The Talk of the Town ES Young photographic competition which began last week has attracted many and diverse entries. The following are the entries from...

Looking good in lockdown: sharp spike in hair and beauty product...

Being stuck indoors has created a higher demand for ethnic hair care and other beauty products as people have a lot of time to...

So long, Fish River Sun, We’ll miss you: Talk of the...

IT was with a sense of sadness when the staff of Talk of the Town held its Christmas party there last Friday, acknowledging the great...