Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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...

EL Port to get new Harbour Master

East London Port will be welcoming a new Harbour Master on July 1 following a series of inter-port transfers by Transnet National Ports Authority...

South Africans struggle to tighten their already tight belts

The food basket has shrunk‚ with households changing their grocery shopping patterns in order to accommodate tough economic times. Just when South Africans thought things...

Rand strengthens from oversold levels

  The rand was firmer against the dollar and pound on Friday morning‚ but flat against the euro‚ as markets digested weak US data that...

Embattled rand slides dangerously close to R14/$

The rand was almost 2% weaker against the dollar on Tuesday morning‚ as the trade spat between the US and China escalated‚ casting a...

BCM to host international investors for Brics event

Buffalo City Metro says it’s all systems go as they prepare to roll out the red carpet for more than 400 high-powered foreign guests...

Money alone can’t fix Eskom – analyst

Energy expert Chris Yelland says government has to fix the real problems at Eskom‚ not just throw money at the parastatal. Speaking to TimesLIVE on...

BCM load-shedding starts with stage one

The Buffalo City Metro has commenced with stage 1 load-shedding which will see various parts of the metro experiencing power outages that generally last...

New Madiba banknotes and coins to go into circulation to make his...

You will soon find former president Nelson Mandela at your closest cashier as new coins and banknotes commemorating his 100th birthday go into circulation...

Petrol shock forecast for June

Fuel prices will jump to record highs in June‚ says the Automobile Association (AA). Petrol is expected to rise by up to 85 cents a...

State thrashed in R250m court battle with the Guptas

“A serious blow to the fight against organised crime.” That’s how the National Prosecuting Authority has reacted to the Guptas’ successful court bid to unfreeze...

Looking back (2)

  East London, or, as it was known as ‘Port of East London’  sprung and grew as a result of the important harbour at the...

Ways to boost BCM economy

ONE of the most important tasks for any municipality is the managing of private investment in their area. Private enterprises are a major source...

Fire at Exclusive Foods Vincent (Video)

A fire broke out at Exclusive Foods, Vincent, around midnight last night when an adjacent substation shorted and subsequently ignited. Firefighters were quick to respond...

Gupta proxies fight back with a barrage of lawsuits

Business rescue practitioners appointed to oversee eight Gupta firms are drowning in a flood of court applications brought by the directors of the businesses....

Ford offers Kuga owners settlements to squash class action suit

BY GRAEME HOSKEN Global motoring giant Ford is offering to settle the bank loans of Kuga owners whose vehicles have either caught alight or malfunctioned. Ford...

Durban cop removed from the Jacques Pauw probe

The investigating officer in the case against The President’s Keepers author Jacques Pauw and fellow investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh has been removed from the...

Bittersweet Great SA Bake Off victory for CT social worker

Cape Town social worker Bianca Breytenbach could not believe it when her name was called as winner of The Great South African Bake Off...

SABC staff to strike on Thursday

SABC staff are set to down tools on Thursday after wage talks broke down between unions and management. Union Bemawu informed members on Monday that...

Is turkey for the birds this Christmas?

Woolworths is going cold turkey this Christmas. The high-end retailer will not have any frozen turkey this year as it has struggled to import from...

Pizza perfection on doorstep

LOOKING for the best-tasting pizza in East London and King William’s Town? Look no further ... 2Brothers Pizza has arrived. 2Brothers Pizza promises to produce...

Man unzips‚ gets two years’ supervision sentence on sex charge

An East London KFC delivery man has been found guilty of exposing himself to a woman customer when he delivered her order to her...

Sunday Times: Minister Lynne Brown’s lover scores lucrative Eskom oil d

On the front page of the Sunday Times Tmg Digital Location: Johannesburg Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s longtime lover and a close associate scored lucrative oil tenders...

Reports of inflated contracts for chairs ‘misleading’‚ says Eskom

Eskom has rejected what it calls “the malicious and misleading” media reports that the company had “wildly-inflated contracts” for office and meeting room chairs. The...

Absa employee guilty on 359 fraud counts

An Absa employee was found guilty on 359 charges of fraud after he transferred money from a client’s account to his brother’s. Moses Moroe was...

Seven years’ backpay for 61 Pick n Pay staff fired unfairly

BY DAVE CHAMBERS Sixty-one Pick n Pay staff have been reinstated by the Labour Appeal Court after being fired for going on strike for an...

Wits drops KPMG as their internal auditor

By Times LIVE The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) has become the latest client to drop KPMG as their auditor. Wits said in a statement on Wednesday the...

Jail those implicated in KPMG saga: Manuel

By Nomahlubi Jordaan Former finance minister Trevor Manuel says those implicated in the KPMG scandal should go to jail. “People should go to jail because of how...

‘Parents’ begin exciting journey at Breath of Life Place of Safety

EXCITED new “parents” of Breath of Life Place of Safety Andrew and Michelle Rielly, say they have answered their calling. Breath of Life has been...

Technology Innovation Agency gets third clean audit

By TAMAR KAHN The agency receives its third unqualified audit option in an impressive operational turnaround; now it’s looking for funding The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)...

Darkness descends on KPMG

BY GRAEME HOSKEN Auditing firm faces ruin as its reputation lies in tatters Auditing firm KPMG SA's reputation is in tatters and it faces ruin as...

Jobless youth, elderly need help

By Derek Yu The latest South African jobs statistics continue to reflect a shockingly high unemployment rate which will take some doing to reverse. Concerns about the...

‘Public editor’ proposed to open up SABC

By BEKEZELA PHAKATHI Right2Know wants society to have a say in content The Right2Know campaign has called for the appointment of a "public editor" at the...

SA economy exits recession

By Sunita Menon And Staff Writers SA has left the economic recession behind‚ for now‚ as gross domestic product grew 2.5% in the second quarter...

EL company’s sweet success at bridal event

Lady Marmalaide judged best in SA for wedding boutique dresses LADY Marmalaide East London recently won the Top Vendor Wedding award for best bridal boutique...

Hawks reviving charges against Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan is being investigated by the Hawks over the alleged bugging of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) offices in 2007‚...

Hellopeter reveals how much South Africans like their banks

BY NICO GOUS Banks take on average 31 hours and 56 minutes to respond to customer complaints. This is according to a report released on Tuesday...

Eskom lied to SA about R1.6bn payments to Gupta-linked Trillian

BY STEPHAN HOFSTATTER State-run utility admits to fake claims of legitimacy Eskom has admitted that it lied when it defended making payments totalling R1.6-billion to Gupta-linked...

Van Rooyen gives Western Cape R74m anti-drought war chest

By Khulekani Magubane Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des Van Rooyen has announced an allocation of more than R74 million in drought relief to...

Treasury paints bleak picture of debt repayment amongst councils

By Khulekani Magubane National Treasury has painted a bleak picture of municipal finances and their long-term sustainability in its preliminary report on local government revenue and...