Stop Hunger Now changes EL kids’ lives

(East London) – For many East London families battling the twin evils of poverty and HIV, a plate of food represents more than a meal – it represents hope. On Saturday, more than 600 volunteers will descend on Hemingways Mall to join Stop Hunger Now SA’s “Rise4Good Challenge” to pack…Read More

Latest Virgin Active health club ups design ante

(Port Elizabeth) – The opening of the largest Virgin Active health club in the Eastern Cape – a modern, R100-million, raised health and fitness space – signifies the culmination of a two-year upgrade of Port Elizabeth’s iconic Greenacres Shopping Centre precinct. Designed by SVA International, the highly-anticipated state-of-the-art, 3 572m2…Read More

Farmers reel in wake of massive water cuts

(Patensie) – STARTING July more than 200 citrus, vegetable and dairy farms in the Gamtoos River Valley that rely on water from the Kouga Dam will have their annual water allocation for 2017/18 slashed by 60%, the Gamtoos Irrigation Board (GIB) has announced. The decision to allocate farmers just 40%…Read More

Major SA organisations reap the rewards of Executive Education

(Port Elizabeth) – Leading organisations both in the Eastern Cape and nationally reaped the rewards of their ties to the NMMU Business School as 256 individual candidates and employees from various private and public sector entities received certificates in a range of programmes at the annual Executive Education Awards Ceremony…Read More

Rebosis gears for Gauteng growth

(Centurion) – Rebosis Property Fund is gearing up for growth in one of South Africa’s fastest growing retail markets, Centurion, by capitalising on its local retail property portfolio. Opened three years ago, Rebosis’s regional mall Forest Hill City has attracted a growing shopper base as Centurion continues to demonstrate some…Read More

SA businesses brace for winter power price hikes

AS winter looms, business and industrial electricity users are bracing for a “perfect storm” of winter price hikes coming into effect from June. The imminent price hikes, however, signal good news for low energy consuming technologies, as companies race to offset their spiralling electricity costs and invest in sustainable and…Read More

Life-changing summit for PE student

NOT until recently had Port Elizabeth student Ayabulela Mahamba, 21, set foot outside the Eastern Cape, but a chance trip of a lifetime to a global energy summit in Mexico has seen her rub shoulders with global influencers such as former lord mayor of London Fiona Woolf and former UN…Read More

“SA, do your part to avoid further downgrades” – economist

(Port Elizabeth) – With Moody’s expected to follow ratings agencies S&P and Fitch in downgrading South Africa’s credit rating within weeks, economic analyst Dr Iraj Abedian has warned that the country could soon see the full impact of the change from a split rating. Addressing business leaders at the NMMU…Read More

Global upheavals a threat to SA businesses

  (Johannesburg) – BREXIT, a surprise US election and other global socio-economic and political upheavals are having direct effects on local and national businesses, which companies simply cannot afford to take lightly. This is the warning from leading analyst and former Standard Bank Group chief economist Dr Iraj Abedian, who…Read More

Working for Water role critical amid EC water crisis

(Port Elizabeth) – As the water crisis in Nelson Mandela Bay and the surrounding region deepens, various Working for Water (WfW) projects are playing an increasingly critical role in squeezing out precious run-off to swell the rivers that feed the major supply dams. Now, the additional water being harvested thanks…Read More