Registration of KPMG auditors’ at risk over Gupta audit

KPMG auditors responsible for the audit of Gupta-owned Linkway Trading risk losing their designation as registered auditors if an investigation by the profession’s regulator...

Ceremony honours women of power

Fearless and resilient businesswomen who have made an impact on their communities and on the economy of the Eastern Cape were celebrated at the...

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...

Liqui Fruit recall — it wasn’t glass

WENDY KNOWLER Pioneer Foods recalled about 270,000 cans of its Liqui Fruit grape juice after three consumers reported finding “small glass shards” in their cans,...

Cuban doctors will hit SA’s Covid-19 front-line on Monday

13 doctors from the Cuban Medical Brigade arrived in Klerksdorp on Friday night and will be deployed across four districts in the North West...

Vaal River’s Deneysville castle remains neglected without an owner

Auctioneers of the castle on the banks of the Vaal River in Deneysville in the Free State are still taking offers for the property,...

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...

Pink Lady back in business with new premises

Morgan Bay-based business, The Pink Lady, is up and running once again after losing their premises when the landlord declined to renew the rent...

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...

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...

ANC to set out vision for post-Covid-19 economy

CAROL PATON The ANC, which is set to publish its final draft of a discussion document on the post-Covid-19 economy on Friday, has again returned...

Data prices will fall as Competition Commission and MTN reach agreement

The commission said on Thursday that a consent agreement concluded between itself and MTN to reduce data prices had been finalised. “This follows the commmission’s...

High court rules against Minerals Council in Mining Charter matter

ALLAN SECCOMBE The mining industry’s legal challenge against certain clauses in the Mining Charter took a new turn after a court ruling demanded the participation...

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...

City of Cape Town suing energy minister

The City of Cape Town has taken Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi to court to force her to give it permission to buy renewable energy. This...

Unions ‘reject with contempt’ SAA business rescue plans

By NICK WILSON Two of the biggest unions at SAA are threatening legal action to remove the business rescue practitioners of the stricken state-owned airline,...

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...

SAA cancels domestic, international flights as strike looms

SA Airways (SAA) has cancelled nearly all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday as the embattled airline faces the...

RDS boasts decades of quality service

The GO! & Express was born in the late ‘90s when the GO! merged with the Kei Express. Over the last two-and-a-half decades, it’s seen...

362 people want to be on SABC board

Hundreds of South Africans have shown interest in becoming full-time board members of the SABC. Parliament will start the process of short-listing the 362 applications...

R30,000 booze sold by Joburg bottle store to one customer

Online orders for one Johannesburg-based liquor store have been booming since the lifting of the ban on alcohol during the nationwide lockdown. On Monday, licensed...

City of Joburg, banks under cyber attack

The City of Johannesburg reported a breach of its network on Thursday night and shut down its website and all e-services, hours after receiving...

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...

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...

No more delays as schools set to reopen

After last week's abortive attempt, kids go back tomorrow After almost three months, most grade 7 and 12 pupils will finally head back to school...

Organisers say Paris Fashion Week will go ahead in September, vow...

Thousands are expected to descend on the French capital to see the Spring/Summer 2021 collection Paris women's fashion week is to go ahead in September,...

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...

Stage 2 Loadshedding – 10 July 2020 – Buffalo City Metro...

Stage 2 loadshedding returned countrywide from 12 midday today, July 10, 2020 and is set to continue until 10pm tonight. This stage is initiated if...

Dlamini-Zuma had to be ‘swift’ when banning cigarettes, lawyer tells court

Co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is within her powers to make regulations which prohibit the sale of tobacco products during the...

Pakati back on a positive note from trip to China

China and Buffalo City Metro discussed the possibility of manufacturing clothing in the metro for China’s African market, said mayor Xola Pakati when he...

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...

Will putting a plant on your office desk really help you...

If one of your resolutions for 2020 is to reduce your stress levels, then putting a plant on your work desk could help, according...

In new game ‘Ms Monopoly,’ women make more money than men

In the latest update of the classic board game Monopoly unveiled on Tuesday, the trademark real estate tycoon has been replaced by his socially-minded...

SA’s declining GDP will take five years to recover, says UN

NONKULULEKO NJILO SA's GDP is expected to decline by at least 7.9% this year as a result of Covid-19, according to research conducted by the...

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...

Many people are experiencing ‘adjustment disorder’ as lockdowns end. Here’s why

After two months stuck at home, most of us have an intense yearning to get out of the house and see friends and family,...

Eskom restructure will take another two years: David Mabuza

The government only envisages completing the process of restructuring or unbundling Eskom into three separate entities in 2022. This is according to Deputy President David...

Booze sales, parties to be restricted in Nelson Mandela Bay

Stricter Covid-19 regulations are set to place a damper on festivities in Nelson Mandela Bay this holiday season. The sale of liquor will once again...

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...

Inflation edges higher in June

LYNLEY DONNELLY Inflation continued to hover close to multiyear lows, despite edging higher in June, data from Stats SA showed on Wednesday. The increase took annual...

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...

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...

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...

Restoring SA’s economy tops agenda of SOE council chaired by Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired a virtual inaugural meeting of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Council on Thursday in a bid to strengthen the framework...

Bad news for house prices

Homeowners should not be too hasty to sell just yet. Seven months into 2017‚ it was becoming increasingly likely that this year would be the...

Gupta lawyer slams ‘incomprehensible’ Eskom and SIU summons for R3.8bn

The Gupta family has slammed a bid by Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to sue them for R3.8bn, which the power utility...

Comair goes into business rescue and suspends trading on JSE

By MUDIWA GAVAZA Airline group Comair will go into business rescue and suspend its shares from trading on the JSE, it said on Tuesday. Comair, which...

‘No calls’ tabled to reinstate alcohol ban: Presidency

There have not been any calls to reinstate the ban on alcohol sales, the presidency said on Monday afternoon. This comes as a number of...

Business calls for urgent intervention after UIF-Ters benefits suspended

UIF applicants queue at the department of labour in Randburg to get financial relief during the Covid-19 pandemic. File image Image: Alaister Russell/The...

Don’t switch off your child’s life – help them use smartphones...

A new breed of experts is trying to bridge the digital divide between parents and 'screenagers' on the positive and responsible use of smartphones When...