Severe thunderstorms trigger flooding on KZN’s South Coast

Businesses, roads and homes in Margate, on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, suffered damage last night due to flooding triggered by severe thunderstorms. The provincial Cooperative Governance Department (Cogta) confirmed in a statement that no injuries have been reported thus far. However, disaster management teams from Durban, down the South Coast, have[…]

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VOC launches its Wallet app

In yet another exciting project to empower our community, VOC has launched the Voice of the Cape Wallet – a simple, easy and secure way to make payments with your mobile phone to your favourite local businesses. This ‘digital wallet’, which works through a mobile payment app, opens you to[…]

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Loadshedding: “I send workers home with half their pay”

As government entities scramble to find solutions to the crisis at Eskom, the country has been plunged into “rotational” darkness. Frequent load shedding has not only impacted everyday life but also small businesses that are thriving in an already ailing economy. The chairperson of the Athlone Business partnership Ronald Camphor[…]

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Business attacks ‘well planned’

The Cape Chamber of Commerce says businesses in the southern suburbs may need to increase their security to curb criminals. Businesspeople in Athlone, Ottery and the surrounds has fallen victim to a spate of criminal attacks, in which a number of Muslim owned businesses have been targeted. Abdul Basier Dramat[…]

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Businesses soft targets

The business community in the broader Athlone, Lansdowne and Rondebosch areas fear they have become easy targets for criminals. This concern follows after three attacks on businesses and owners in the last week. On Saturday, the wife of the owner of Jimmy’s Service Station was shot and killed in an[…]

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