Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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...

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...

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...

Here’s how the taxman will come after South African expats

If you have a good job overseas‚ living in a country where the tax rate is 25%‚ but your salary falls into South Africa's...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Uber’s new payment system lets drivers reject cash trips

By Bafana Nzimande Uber SA has introduced a new payment system meant to increase driver safety. The cash indicator feature allows operators to choose if they want...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bank of Baroda to shut Guptas’ accounts

Complicating the closure of the Gupta accounts by Baroda is the extent of the loans it has made to the family The Bank of Baroda...

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...

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...

Shoprite to take on Woolies

SA’s leading supermarket group aims up as recession hits lower-end consumers first As South Africa slides into recession, and households have less and less to...

Save SA: How Mzansi is cutting back to survive the recession

Whether it’s eating out less‚ homemade pet food‚ cancelling gym memberships or avoiding parking tickets‚ South Africans are cutting costs to survive the economic...

‘Spaceship’ anchors in Algoa Bay

By GARETH WILSON A massive Chinese ship anchored in Algoa Bay has caused a stir in Port Elizabeth, with some residents comparing the vessel to...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...