Traffic advisory – Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 3-6 July

Traffic advisory – Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 3-6 July

Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch

Eastern Cape, 28 June 2018: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that roadworks is scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch from Tuesday, 3 July 2018 to Friday, 6 July 2018.

The planned traffic accommodation is as follows:

• From Tuesday, 3 July to Friday, 6 July, the left lane at the corner of the R75 and St. Leonards Road will be closed during the day and reopened during peak hours.

• From Tuesday, 3 July to Friday, 6 July, the left lane between St. Leonards Road and Spondo Road will be closed during the day and reopened during peak hours when you are travelling from PE towards Despatch.

• From Tuesday, 3 July to Friday, 6 July, the left lane between Ralo and Perseverance Road will be closed when travelling from Despatch to Port Elizabeth.

• On Tuesday, 3 July the left lane between Johnson Road and Perseverance Road will be closed when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

• On Tuesday, 3 July the right lane between Perseverance Road and Ralo Road will be closed when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

• On Tuesday, 3 July and Wednesday, 4 July, the left lane between Ralo Road and Mission Arterial Road will be closed when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

• On Thursday, 5 July and Friday, 6 July the left lane, 2km before Mission Arterial Road, will be closed when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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BKCOB | SOCA 2018 Creating a productive and innovative city

BKCOB | SOCA 2018 Creating a productive and innovative city

Executive Mayor of the Buffalo City Metro Municipality (BCMM), Councillor Xola Pakati, delivered his State of the City Address on Thursday at the East London ICC, where he listed the city’s achievements in the past years as the mayor of the city.

To date since elected in office in 2017, the executive mayor has outlined that the Buffalo City Municipality has been building a productive and innovative city, by doing this they are creating conditions for new productive investments into the City.

As part of their efforts to enable investment, they have formed a partnership with the National Treasury and the World Bank with aims that the partnership will reduce the cost of doing business in the City.

“The goal of the BCM is to try to increase private sector productivity investment in the city and our efforts are really paying off. The BCM is also excited about the expansion of Mercedes Benz in East London, the details of the project will, however, be announced next week by President Cyril Ramaphosa,” said Pakati.

During his address, he mentions that the BCM has tried to give a succinct account of what they have been doing as the municipality in bettering the lives of the people of the City and is planning on improving the spirit of working collectively for the future of the City.

Written by: Asavela Fekema
Communications Intern
Border-Kei Chamber of Business

BKCOB | Liberty computer systems hacked, customers urged to change passwords

BKCOB | Liberty computer systems hacked, customers urged to change passwords

On Saturday, one of the financial services group, Liberty Financial group’s system got hacked. This is reported to be one of the largest hacks that have ever happened at Liberty Life and in South Africa, and customers are urged to change their passwords if they are the same as the once as Liberty accounts.

Information such as personal information of customers and their personal data could be linked to the public if they do not change their passwords as soon as possible.

Liberty has been warned that information of their clients might be linked to the public using a dark web.
No confirmation has been made on whether the hack had taken place inside or outside the country and all affected emails are due to the police for the investigations.

The firm offers asset management, investment, insurance and health products to over 3.2 million people across Africa.

Written by: Asavela Fekema
Communications Intern
Border-Kei Chamber of Business

BKCOB | Liberty computer systems hacked, customers urged to change passwords

BKCOB | Mantashe releases a new mining chapter with new BEE requirements

On Sunday, the Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, announced that the current draft of the mining charter will be totally different from the previous charter which faced controversy in 2017.

After the State of Nation Address (SONA) in February by President Cyril Ramaphosa, he mentioned an engagement of a new charter which looked at accommodating the transformation face of mining in South Africa.

The drafted mining charter looks at tackling issues of the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) target, which looks at companies having a 30% licence of the BEE and ensuring that employees have a stake in mining companies operations and performance.

From the views of Mantashe, the charter is looking at empowering transformation and once the charter has been finalised other issues will be taken into consideration including the exhumations of the graves.

When previous Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, proposed the previous charter in 2017 there were many implications because he was still under investigations for being in partnership with the Guptas regarding the Vrede dairy farm when he was still the MEC of Agriculture in the Free State.

Written by: Asavela Fekema
Communications Intern
Border-Kei Chamber of Business

Traffic advisory – Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 3-6 July

Traffic Advisory : Controlled blasting on N2 between Grahamstown and Fish River Pass

Controlled blasting on N2 between Grahamstown and Fish River Pass

Eastern Cape, 18 June 2018: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting for drainage is scheduled to take place on Monday 18 June 2018. The blast will take place between 3pm and 5pm along the R72 Section 3 (Km49.24) to Section 4 (KM16.0).

The road will be temporarily closed between Birah Holiday Resort and Wesley.

“Motorists are asked to use caution when making use of the road,” Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region Manager said.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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