Friday, February 22, 2019

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...

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...

Gold jobs on the line

AngloGold says its ageing mines are caught in trap of diminishing returns AngloGold Ashanti could cut up to 8500 jobs at its unprofitable South African...

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...

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...

Malema wants rent-free space for spaza shops in township malls

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls that are bankrupting them‚ says Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius...

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...

Local Yokel campaign benefitting city

AS THE only regional ‘shop local’ campaign in South Africa, Megan Devan’s Local Yokel is making waves in East London. Now in its third year,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Where did Eskom’s R1 trillion go?

Eskom wants consumers to cough up more for electricity‚ but a lobby group has raised questions about how the power utility has spent hundreds...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

Support for Knysna businesses

CAPE Town-based company Retail Capital is stepping up to aid small business owners in Knysna. The fire has left many businesses damaged and struggling. After a...

First casualty of GM move

Coega Autospray has become the first casualty of General Motors SA’s (GMSA) decision to leave South Africa after the Port Elizabeth High Court granted...

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...

Fine balancing act

DYNAMIC, multi-talented businesswoman, mom, athlete and community activist, Bonnie Currin, believes success is gained by finding a balance in all spheres of life. The GO!...

South Africa’s Pick n Pay cuts 3,500 jobs, warns on H1

Pick n Pay has cut 10% of its staff, eliminating approximately 3,500 jobs, the South African grocer said on Monday, as the country grapples...

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...

Loyalty cards surge as hard times bite

By Wendy Knowler People are going mad for loyalty programmes whose cash-back and discount benefits are helping to reduce the sting of hard times. Data show...

ORT named top irregular spender in SA

Scandal-prone OR Tambo district municipality was yesterday named by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu as the biggest culprit of irregular expenditure in the country, with R1.569-million...

ANC gives government six months to establish state bank

ANC delegates have given the government an ultimatum to ensure that a state bank is up and running within six months. This comes a week...

Mdantsane airwaves silent in strike action

Mdantsane FM presenters, news readers and producers downed tools yesterday over allegations of mismanagement of funds. This forced thousands of loyal listeners to tune to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Public Protector sparks the Battle of the Bank

South Africa is bracing for the Battle of the Bank as uncertainty over the Reserve Bank's future threatens the country's economy. After Monday's shock recommendation...

‘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...

Bhisho probes R2m software contract

The information communication technology (ICT) manager in the office of the premier is under investigation for allegedly authorising a payment of almost R2-million for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rand weakens after public protector calls for Bank to ditch currency...

The rand was weaker against major global currencies on Monday afternoon‚ after risk spiked following a call by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

OR Tambo airport braces for SAA strike

OR Tambo International Airport is set to be hit by a strike on Friday‚ but management cannot say how bad the effects will be. Staff...

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...