Monday, September 16, 2019

Barack Obama’s basketball jersey sells for R1.8m

A basketball jersey once owned by former US president Barack Obama sold Monday for $120,000 (about R1.8m), according to the Dallas auction house that...

These robo-shorts help runners get ahead

Once confined to comic books, exosuits that enhance a wearer's physical abilities took a step forward as researchers unveiled a pair of robotic shorts...

How to deal with red and blue lights

SA drivers do not always show courtesy and respect to emergency vehicles SA drivers have gained some notoriety for not always showing courtesy and respect  to emergency...

SA takes on the world in Spirit of Africa competition

This year's event will be contested in 3.0 V6 VW Amaroks for the first time Volkswagen's International Spirit of Amarok competition celebrates its fifth edition...

No magic cure to stop the beetle that’s mercilessly killing trees...

Experimental treatment to save trees not proven No treatment has been proven to save trees infested by the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) beetle, says...

Play with Ross, Rachel & the rest: Lego creates ‘Friends’ 25th...

While Friends has been off the air for a decade and a half, the chances that an episode is currently on a TV set somewhere in...

Debt review: A survival kit

Consumer champion Wendy Knowler explains everything you need to know What do people newly under debt review find hardest to do without? “The ability to take...

Carnage in Cape Town’s luxury home market as sellers slash prices...

Property prices have crashed in some of Cape Town’s priciest suburbs as demand evaporates. Sellers on the Atlantic seaboard and in upper Constantia have cut...

Ed Sheeran’s enjoyed a meal at one of these new vegan...

The Kind Kitchen and Sunshine Food Co's creative dishes are packed with loads of flavour and appeal to vegans and 'carnists' alike Whether you live...

Glimmer of hope as Italy battles ‘olive tree leprosy’

Working in an arid Italian field of crumbly soil, agronomists are battling a rampant bacterium that has already infected millions of olive trees and...

Wow! Here’s what a record-breaking ring with 7,777 diamonds looks like

The Lotus Temple Ring recently broke the Guinness world record for the 'most diamonds set in one ring' – and it's going on sale...

Nearly half of SA’s travellers prefer visa-free destinations: Study

At least 49% of South African travellers prefer overseas destinations with no visa requirements because of the financial burdens and time constraints that come...

Instagram and WhatsApp: The names they are a changin’

Social networking giant Facebook will be adding its name to WhatsApp and Instagram, executives have confirmed. The Verge reports that the new names will be Instagram...

Author speaks on the power of the pitch

There was much enthusiasm on display at the EL ICC last week when the Daily Dispatch hosted their third annual Business Summit under the...

Borrowing levels rise as consumers use credit for household expenses

As consumer demand for credit remains high‚ delinquencies for most credit products have increased in the past year‚ consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion said. It...

Top speakers at business summit

The annual Daily Dispatch Business Summit will take be taking place at the East London International Convention Centre (ICC) on Thursday July 25. The theme...

Early Bird subscribers receive best-selling books at Daily Dispatch Business Summit

Early bird subscribers to this year’s Daily Dispatch Business Summit taking place on Thursday July 25 at the East London ICC will get to...

Local businesswoman nabs top award

East London businesswoman Poonam Harry-Nana has been awarded the University of Stellenbosch (USB) Business School Director's Award for the top student in any programme...

Expo well-supported

Small to medium businesses had an opportunity to showcase their services at the inaugural Local Yokel Business Expo that took place at Beacon Bay...

Armies of greying managers forced to march on

Friends of ours who have just arrived back from a visit to family in Australia say the employment situation there is as tenuous as...

How companies cause burnout in their workers

Anyone who has ever held a job before knows about burnout, either by experiencing it themselves or by watching someone else succumb to it....

Makers of load-shedding app expect one million users by end of...

At first it was just an idea between two friends who wanted an app to help simplify the load-shedding schedule. Today more than 500‚000...

Eskom ‘technically insolvent’‚ won’t survive beyond April

Eskom is technically insolvent and at the current trajectory it will not survive beyond April 2019. Acting DG of the department of public enterprises Thuto...

More young SA professionals see better career prospects overseas

More young South African working professionals are willing to relocate for work compared to their contemporaries around the rest of the world but‚ disturbingly‚...

SPAR EC recognised for fighting plastic pollution

SPAR Eastern Cape shone on the global stage when they won the award for consumer engagement in plastic reduction in recognition of their Stop...

SA claws its way out of recession with 2.2% GDP growth

GDP rose 2.2% in the third quarter, data from Statistics SA showed on Tuesday. This was better than expectations. A Bloomberg consensus was 1.9%, with...

Takealot’s Black Friday hits major glitches

Takealot issued an apology just an hour into Black Friday‚ after consumers complained that they could not make purchases and that their credit cards...

SAPS chair business owners meeting

The Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Kanuka chaired a business owners meeting at the East London Board Room on Thursday November 22. He sensitized owners on...

Load-shedding is back‚ as Eskom cuts power from the grid

Eskom announced it would be implementing stage 1 rotational load-shedding as of Sunday. The power utility said the power cuts would start at 12.15pm and...

BCM business is taking a beating

Business within the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) is taking a beating but we shouldn’t give up hope just yet, says Border Kei Chamber...

R4m tourism hub a gateway to EL

Buffalo City Metro (BCM) launched a R4m tourism hub at the Orient Beach Pools Complex in East London last Friday. Described as a gateway to...

Clash action lawsuit looming for Tiger Brands over listeriosis outbreak

October looks set to be a roller coaster month for Tiger Brands. As the food giant prepares to reopen its polony factories‚ seven months after...

Study identifies leading companies for LGBTI+ staff in SA

South Africa’s first Workplace Equality Index (SAWEI) has identified some of the leading companies in the country for LGBTI+ employees. The project‚ which released its...

Just one in five South African execs are women: PwC

Women represent just 20% of senior management and executives in South Africa. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) made the finding in a recent survey of the pay data...

Glass recycling service breaks through

DNF waste and environmental services, based in East London, has added yet another recycling programme to its repertoire. Glass, which would usually be sent to...

Land expropriation threatens stability‚ says Institute of Race Relations

The way the question of land expropriation without compensation was being handled threatened the country’s stability‚ the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR)...

What are the safety concerns about trains in SA?

It remains unclear precisely what “safety concerns” led to the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) to not renew the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s...

High risk of load shedding as pay dispute trips up Eskom

Eskom has warned of a high probability of load shedding on Tuesday as a strike continues over wages at the power utility. The potential return...

Slight petrol price increase in August

The petrol price will rise slightly from August 1, announced Energy Minister Jeff Radebe on Monday. 93- and 95-octane petrol will increase by 1c/l while...

South Africans to get a fuel price breather as oil prices...

South Africans will be given a little breather at the petrol pumps next month. The Automobile Association said on Friday that a better exchange rate...

Place of safety hit by break-ins

Greensleeves Place of Safety for children has been plagued by a spate of break-ins recently, having suffered four in one week. The most severe of...

11 robberies in 14 days in EL

Almost one business a day has been robbed in East London over the last 14 days. Yesterday it was the turn of a second Pep...

Brace yourselves for another fuel hike‚ warns AA

South Africans are in for another fuel price hike shock. The Automobile Association outlook for August predicts that fuel prices are likely to rise again...

Upmarket display for Eastern Cape artists

Solemn ceramic cows, quirky felt sheep, swirly wire baskets and vibrant beaded bags are some of the innovative crafts now on display at Hemingways...

JSE up almost 2% as markets cheer retreating greenback

The JSE looked set to end June with a strong performance on Friday‚ amid risk-on trade on global markets. Local banks led the gains on...

Pre-loved plus-size clothing brainwave takes off in a big way

An East London woman who started selling plus-sized clothing on social media was so successful that she is now opening a physical store. What started...

Petrol prices to take a spike (again) but it could...

Brace for another petrol price increase‚ but also thank your lucky stars because it could have been much‚ much worse. So said the Automobile Association...

Rand on track for worst level since late November

The rand weakened to within a hair’s breadth of the symbolic R14/$‚ putting it on track for its worst quarterly performance since 2011. The rand...

Parliament mulls lifeline for debt-riddled South Africans

Parliament’s trade and industry committee is in the final stages of processing a draft bill providing debt relief for heavily indebted consumers which remains...

Cyril to unveil major EC boost

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in East London today for the official announcement of a major investment that will result in the extension of...