Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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...

Millions bled from SA economy

Exchange control: Reserve Bank frustrated at lack of prosecutions of those responsible for 'obscene' amounts of money leaving SA illegally BY LINDA ENSOR The National Prosecuting...

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...

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...

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‚...

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...

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...

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...

Rotarians hand over R700 000 to charity

‘ We want to express our thanks to the East London community’ SARAH KINGON GATELY ROTARIANS handed over a total of R700000 to a number of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

On the spot: Eskom’s top three drop Gupta bombshells

Stunning reversals, a shocking confession and elaborate justifications were among the responses from the chairman, the acting CE and the finance head, write Carol...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Panel vows ‘no escape’ for state capture accused

Top guns at Eskom and members of the Gupta family may be forced to face committee Members of the portfolio committee on public enterprises say...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...