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Thursday - 19th April, 2018
DRAWING curious stares from passersby, two Bushmen dressed just in loincloths passed through Port Al...
Thursday - 12th April, 2018
IT was a sombre time in the Port Alfred regional court last Thursday when, once more, murder-accused...
Thursday - 5th April, 2018
PA SPORTS FESTIVAL BOOSTS ECONOMY
IT HAS been a very busy and eventful week in Port Alfred, with the Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Fes...
Thursday - 29th March, 2018
Back in business
ONE of the province’s top golfing spots is about to reopen its doors after a brief hiatus, after t...
Thursday - 22nd March, 2018
IT was at about 3am on Tuesday when Kristen Waters and Kim van Zyl found their 18-month-old dog, Pea...
Thursday - 15th March, 2018
Ndlambe misses out
NDLAMBE municipal officials and councillors were conspicuously absent on the first morning of the To...
Thursday - 8th March, 2018
Talent on show
THERE was an atmosphere of excitement at Titi Jonas Hall over three days last week as hundreds of lo...
Thursday - 22nd February, 2018
Top cop visits
RESIDENTS of Nemato had the opportunity to address their complaints about crime and dissatisfaction ...
Thursday - 15th February, 2018
Gift of life
AGRANDMOTHER from Kleinemonde has given her granddaughter the ultimate gift of life – a new kidney...
Thursday - 8th February, 2018
New hope for Fish
NDLAMBE’S iconic Fish River Resort will soon reopen its doors to domestic and international guests...
Thursday - 1st February, 2018
NDLAMBE Municipality has received yet another qualified audit from the Auditor General (AG) for the ...
Thursday - 25th January, 2018
FORMER Ndlambe infrastructure director Xolani Masiza was one of eight officials of the Alfred Nzo Di...
Thursday - 18th January, 2018
THERE was a buzz in the air on Wednesday morning with feelings of great excitement and nervousness a...
Thursday - 11th January, 2018
ANEMATO policeman fears for his life after being shot at, allegedly by a man he knows, late at night...
Thursday - 4th January, 2018
IEB matrics excel
GRAHAMSTOWN schools boasted excellent results in the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric exa...
Thursday - 14th December, 2017
THE Constitutional Court has upheld a judgment finding that the Salem community near Grahamstown, wh...
Thursday - 7th December, 2017
THE Rhino Rescue Project team returned to the Eastern Cape recently to chemically treat the horns of...
Thursday - 30th November, 2017
NEWS of the vicious attack on Alexandria farmer Riaan Scheepers at Fick’s Farm has shocked the Eas...
Thursday - 23rd November, 2017
THE NEXT CHAPTER: The Grade 7 class of 2017 at Shaw Park Primary will be off to high school next yea...
Thursday - 16th November, 2017
Burrntt tto ashes
BUKELWA Khundulu, her daughter and three grandchildren have been left devastated after their shack w...
Thursday - 2nd November, 2017
FOR THE LOVE OF CHILDREN:
Wilma Jurgensen, standing, and her team of ladies started a knitting project where they requested lo...
Thursday - 26th October, 2017
Celebrating 150 years
THE Clumber Church 150th birthday celebrations were a bumper weekend of music, fellowship, honouring...
Thursday - 19th October, 2017
Celebrating our cops
MORE than 130 medals were presented to officers and members of the SAPS Port Alfred Cluster by Easte...
Thursday - 12th October, 2017
Bad night’s sleep
ACCORDING to event organisers, the National Agricultural Youth Show which took place at the Bathurst...
Thursday - 5th October, 2017
Litany of woes
LACK of security and oversight of Ndlambe Municipality’s infrastructural assets has led to vandali...
Thursday - 28th September, 2017
Con man gets 12 years
FORMER Port Alfred con artist Raymond Clive Laredo, 48, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by th...
Thursday - 21st September, 2017
Fish River checks out
NEWS that Sun International’s Fish River Sun Hotel and Country Club Resort (FRS) will close at the...
Thursday - 14th September, 2017
AFTER more than 170 years, elephants are back in the Bathurst area. The gentle giants have been rein...
Thursday - 7th September, 2017
Golf club a ruin
THE derelict state of the historic Grahamstown Golf Club is causing a stir among Grahamstown residen...
Thursday - 31st August, 2017
MUNICIPAL account arrears owed by Ndlambe municipal staff and councillors up until June this year ha...
Thursday - 24th August, 2017
Kap River dries up
THE once-beautiful and lush Kap River has run dry due to years of neglect, flood damage and Ndlambe ...
Thursday - 17th August, 2017
Drinking death inquest
THE atmosphere was sombre at the Port Alfred Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning when the inqu...
Thursday - 10th August, 2017
Land battle looming
IF FARMERS lose property rights, all land owners in South Africa will lose property rights, was the ...
Thursday - 3rd August, 2017
Wimpy off to R72, mall set for a multi-million revamp
EVEN amid an economic downturn, things are looking positive on the business front in Port Alfred, wi...
Thursday - 27th July, 2017
SPCA in fight for survival
THE Grahamstown SPCA is fighting for survival as the organisation is the latest casualty of the Maka...
Thursday - 20th July, 2017
Locals celebrate Madiba Day
IN the spirit of Madiba Day, Port Alfred businesses and residents took the initiative to do somethin...
Thursday - 13th July, 2017
Makana money woes
LISTING a litany of grave financial problems in Makana Municipality, several groups making up the Co...
Thursday - 6th July, 2017
POLICE are investigating a case of statutory rape after an eight-year-old boy at Bhongweni Primary S...
Thursday - 22nd June, 2017
Alarm over stray cattle
TWO collisions between cars and cattle on the R67 have again highlighted the dangers of stray cattle...
Thursday - 15th June, 2017
Cell mast dilemma
ACHURCH at the centre of a proposed cell tower controversy has found itself unable to withdraw from ...
Thursday - 8th June, 2017
Head above water
ONE of the iconic institutions in the area, The Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club (Ski-boat Club),...
Thursday - 1st June, 2017
INCRIMINATING information and criminal ties linked to the men leading the New Rest housing protests ...
Thursday - 25th May, 2017
Favours for friends
NDLAMBE municipal resources were used to grade a provincial rural road from Bathurst to Trappes Vall...
Thursday - 18th May, 2017
Cell tower furore
WHILE the dangers of electromagnetic radiation from cellular towers is a hotly contested issue, the ...
Thursday - 11th May, 2017
Action on strays
FOLLOWING months of complaints about stray cattle on public roads, including several accidents, Ndla...
Thursday - 4th May, 2017
Land battle nears end
PORT Alfred Magistrate’s Court is the venue for one of the biggest land claims in the Eastern Cape...
Thursday - 27th April, 2017
Burglar brother bust
THE Port Alfred SAPS cluster celebrated another successful breakthrough in the arrest of two notorio...
Thursday - 20th April, 2017
‘PA can host world event’
PORT Alfred could become a host venue for the World Beach Games if last weekend’s Royal St Andrews...
Thursday - 13th April, 2017
Happy Easter Festival
IT’S all systems go for the Royal St Andrews Hotel Easter Festival which kicks off tomorrow, Good ...
Thursday - 6th April, 2017
A REAL PAIN
ADECISION by Ndlambe municipality to stabilise the East Beach dunes has literally become a thorn in ...
Thursday - 30th March, 2017
Event of the year
EASTER in Kowie is set to be filled with tons of sports excitement as Amazing Events presents the Ro...
Thursday - 23rd March, 2017
CHARGES against two elderly white men from Kenton-on-Sea relating to child rape and molestation were...
Thursday - 16th March, 2017
Strikers lock PA offices
SOCIAL development in Port Alfred is currently in lockdown as part of a national strike where employ...
Thursday - 9th March, 2017
Court cracks whip
FOLLOWING years of frustration over stray cattle and mismanagement of municipal commonages, on Tuesd...
Thursday - 2nd March, 2017
Locked up for love in UAE
FIVE weeks ago Emlyn Culverwell, 29, and his fiancée, 27-year-old Iryna Nohai, were arreste...
Thursday - 23rd February, 2017
Fed up farmers fix road
FED up with waiting on the provincial government, farmers belonging to the Eastern Border Farmers As...
Thursday - 16th February, 2017
THE EFF has accused Ndlambe Municipality of awarding tenders to “friends” of the administration....
Thursday - 9th February, 2017
TWENTY years into a 99-year lease for a prime piece of municipal property, Ndlambe Municipality is u...
Thursday - 2nd February, 2017
Millions more lost
TUESDAY’S open council meeting revealed yet another disappointing audit result as, for the umpteen...
Thursday - 26th January, 2017
Seeking new life
THOBANI Eric Klaas was a gangster for most of his youth and spent 15 years in and out of prison sinc...
Thursday - 19th January, 2017
More violent protests
POLICE have acknowledged that a petrol bomb lobbed through the window of a home in Merry Hill on Mon...
Thursday - 12th January, 2017
THE first day of school was endured with more than the usual chaos on Wednesday, as a service delive...
Thursday - 5th January, 2017
COMMERCIALLY bottled and sold seawater from Port Alfred may soon become the “toast of the town” ...
Thursday - 29th December, 2016
AS it is almost the end of the year, we’d like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt th...
Thursday - 22nd December, 2016
NOISE levels from the Ndlambe Music Festival, including a loud reverberating bass that continued unt...
Thursday - 15th December, 2016
DESPITE dam levels in the area being over 80% full on average, with some at 100% full, Ndlambe counc...
Thursday - 8th December, 2016
Land sale nullified
AMUNICIPAL land deal made nearly 15 years ago has been reviewed and set aside by the Grahamstown Hig...
Thursday - 1st December, 2016
Fireworks out, booze in
NDLAMBE Municipality and SAPS will tackle the problem of illegal fireworks displays this festive sea...
Thursday - 24th November, 2016
R22m boost for PA project
RECYCLING in Ndlambe has received a major boost with a R22-million injection from the Department of ...
Thursday - 17th November, 2016
Plan to curb stray livestock on roads
ROAD traffic accidents caused by the abundance of stray cattle on roads in the Ndlambe area should b...
Thursday - 10th November, 2016
A roadmap to success
THIS year’s winner of the Bathurst Conservation Committee (BCC) Mangold Trophy, farmer Tshilidzi M...
Thursday - 3rd November, 2016
Awards for Ndlambe
IT IS almost the end of Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi’s first 100 days in office and, having asked f...
Thursday - 27th October, 2016
The best for business
KENTON and its surrounding environs are the place to be for new businesses. That was the good news f...
Thursday - 20th October, 2016
Celebrating a century
ANEMATO man who reached a milestone of 100 years last week, has attributed his longevity to God and ...
Thursday - 13th October, 2016
THE generous gesture of a dying man may be the salvation of future flooding in the Medolino valley i...
Thursday - 6th October, 2016
Beautiful and driven
GRAHAMSTOWN resident Odifentse Lehasa, 22, is one of the top 30 finalists in the Miss Commonwealth b...
Thursday - 29th September, 2016
BIRTHDAY celebrations begin this week for Talk of the Town’s 20th birthday – a milestone achieve...
Thursday - 22nd September, 2016
Street-smart computer scientist figures it out
TALENTED computer scientist and entrepreneur, Xolisile Yoni’s intellect shines like a rough diamon...
Thursday - 15th September, 2016
THE new mayor of Ndlambe, Phindile Faxi, assured tourism stakeholders and businesses that they had t...
Thursday - 8th September, 2016
DISABILITY was the last thing on anyone's mind as wheelchairs raced pell-mell around the net...
Thursday - 1st September, 2016
Off to Netherlands
HAVING succeeded at the challenge of working full-time while studying, two excited Stenden students ...
Thursday - 25th August, 2016
Top student broadens horizon with masters study at Ghent University
founded in 1817. It was an important city in medieval times and at one point it was the second-large...
Thursday - 18th August, 2016
A PRODIGY of Alexandria Christian Academy and stellar student, Adriaan Slabbert is achieving great t...
Thursday - 11th August, 2016
Local businessman stabbed to death
A PORT Alfred man was stabbed to death at a house in Alfred Road in the early hours of yesterday mor...
Thursday - 4th August, 2016
Voters flock to polls
ELECTION Day finally arrived with the rain pouring down, and while many voters queued up at the vari...
Thursday - 28th July, 2016
QUIZ NIGHT FOR CAUSE
TALK of the Town’s quiz evening at My Pond Hotel on August 4, in support of the Port Alfred Soup K...
Thursday - 21st July, 2016
POLITICAL vandals have ripped and defaced a number of election posters placed by the United Democrat...
Thursday - 14th July, 2016
Uproar over tower plans
RESIDENTS of Bushman’s River Mouth are concerned that the municipality plans to erect a cell tower...
Thursday - 7th July, 2016
Ndlambe has gone a stray ...
THE question of who is responsible for stray dogs that wander around the area is no closer to being ...
Thursday - 30th June, 2016
THE Ndlambe rates increase has been reduced to a single digit –9% – for the 2016-17 budget, mayo...
Thursday - 23rd June, 2016
Good news for EC rhinos
SOUTH African Police Services officers have made what they regard as a major breakthrough in the fig...
Thursday - 16th June, 2016
NDLAMBE Municipality has been transporting water in tankers to two farms in Alexandria at a cost to ...
Thursday - 9th June, 2016
FARM A SHAMBLES
ONCE a thriving dairy farm, the municipal-owned Kruisfontein farm in Alexandria has been used as com...
Thursday - 2nd June, 2016
THE appalling state of the Alexandria dump came to light during a visit by Talk of the Town two week...
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