Friday, April 27, 2018

Growing through hydroponics

  HUGE flavoursome tomatoes, sweet strawberries delicious eggplant and fresh herbs in copious amounts are what amateur gardener Dick Clapp and his wife, Helen, are...

Bedbugs at 30‚000ft: How little critters ruined a Cape Town holiday

A British Airways passenger says he spent his new year holiday in Cape Town itching after being bitten dozens of times by bedbugs on...

Whale carcass forces closure of Cape Town beach

  Part of Strand beach‚ in Cape Town‚ will be closed on Saturday for the removal of a humpback whale carcass that washed up on...

Great turnout for Victory Cup

THERE was a stunning turnout of 182 players for the Victory Cup presented by 43 Air School at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club...

Mi Casa’s J’Something is a dad

From launching a book‚ to opening a restaurant and being a judge on My Kitchen Rules SA‚ J'Something had an epic 2017. Although he mentioned...

A walk on the beach

Talk of the Town went to the beach last week to meet some of our locals, and especially our visitors just before they left Port...

Getting the perfect photo can be a nerve-racking affair

Avid photographers know what it feels like having to go the extra mile to get that perfect shot. That moment involved staring nervously down...

Two children rescued from drowning at West Beach

NSRI have been informed that a Pink Rescue Floatation buoy has been used by a bystander to rescue 2 children from drowning at West...
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Crazy, colourful clocks at children’s art workshop

Clare Rothwell from Khanyi Designs encouraged the kids to let their creativity flow at a Crazy Clock workshop at Red Leaf Nursery this morning....

Investigators battle to confirm death toll of train accident

More than 24 hours after a deadly Shosholoza Meyl train accident‚ emergency services were combing the scene near Kroonstad in the Free State to...
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Bringing in the New Year at Kenny’s

IT is always festive at Kenny's Sports Bar on New Year's Eve, and last Sunday night/Monday morning was no exception. The pub was filled to...

Minstrels on the march as Tweede Nuwejaar festivities get under way

The Cape Town Street Parade got under way on Tuesday‚ with more than 13‚000 minstrels taking part and an expected crowd of more than...

NSRI APPEAL FOR PINK RESCUE BUOYS

SEA RESCUE – NATIONAL – Saturday, 30th December. NSRI appeal to the public in the PINK RESCUE FLOATATION BUOY CAMPAIGN: NSRI are appealing to the...

FULL MOON SPRING TIDE – NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT:

NSRI are urging extreme public caution and safety awareness around the coast from today and over this coming weekend and next week. The FULL MOON SPRING...

SA has drunk status‚ and we’re afraid to admit it

One in seven adults admits to being binge-drinkers‚ but economists say the problem is likely to be much worse. Based on admissions in a survey...

Kowie Striders Fun Run as festive as ever

As is always the case at the annual Kowie Striders Fun Run on Boxing Day, there was a great festive spirit among the participants...
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Trevor and his guide dog on the Kowie Striders Fun Run

In addition to prizes for men, women, and junior boys and girls in the top three spots in the 5km and 8km races of...
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Huge turnout for annual Kowie Striders fun run

The start of the annual Kowie Striders Fun Run at the Port Alfred Country Club in beautiful weather this evening. This year's run drew...

The Christmas weekend on Durban’s beachfront in numbers

Nearly 1.7-million people descended on Durban’s beachfront over what the eThekwini municipality describe as a “fun-filled and incident-free” Christmas weekend. These are some of the...

Tree of Lights shines bright

LAST Thursday evening the Port Alfred Hospital grounds were a haven of joy and light as the Baptist Church worship team led the singing...

Hiking, the best way to explore the Eastern Cape coastline

FROM game reserves to spectacular views over the ocean and the excitement of feeling truly one with nature – that is what Shipwreck Hiking...

Following the Christmas Tree Trail

THERE was great festive season spirit on display at the Christmas Tree Trail through Port Alfred on Monday and Tuesday evening this week. The event,...

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...

The story of Sibuya

FROM the hectic, fast moving world and bright lights of Johannesburg to the sedate life of owning and managing a game reserve in the...

Welcome to sunshine!

By SANDY BIRCH, Sunshine Coast Tourism Manager A WARM sunny welcome to all our visitors.  We have an action-packed season lined up for your entertainment,...

Ndlambe FM receives massive boost in funding

NDLAMBE FM has received a massive boost from the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA). MDDA agent Vuyelwa Mbazana and Independent Communications Authority of South...

NEW MOON SPRING TIDE WARNING

NSRI are urging extreme public caution around the coast today and over this coming week with the NEW MOON SPRING TIDE which peaks on Monday the 18th December. NSRI...

Eight-year-old found passed out after allegedly consuming alcohol

An eight-year-old boy and two teenage girls were found passed out after drinking at the annual Opening of the Season in Port Elizabeth‚ metro...

Anyone for tea?

THE old station building in Port Alfred provided the perfect setting for the Kowie History Museum's tea on Saturday, the Day of Reconciliation. The quaintness...
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