Heavy rains improve dam levels
Dam levels in parts of South Africa have slightly begun to improve as a result of persistent rain. “Dam waters rose by 1% week-on-week, while an average national level is at 60.2% — an improvement from 59.2% the previous week,” said Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) today. Human... Read more
Isuzu reaches out to vulnerable communities
“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” – Taking these famous words by former president Nelson Mandela to heart, children were at the centre of the Mandela Week celebrations hosted by Isuzu Motors South Africa across South Africa this week. In... Read more
Ford gives 67,000 women to  dignity
Ford South Africa is reaching out to young women for Mandela Day this year by supporting a project that will be providing 67 000 learners with locally-made, eco-friendly reusable feminine hygiene products. Ford donated R1-million to the Afribiz Foundation in support of the non-profit organisation’s outstanding, ongoing efforts to supply... Read more
ECAIF sets targets to change the EC auto industry
The recently adopted South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) sets ambitious targets for the development of the national automotive industry; not least of which an increase in local content from 39% to 60%. In response to this, the East Cape Automotive Industry Forum (ECAIF) has set five-year targets for growth... Read more
BAT supports EC tobacco operation
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has injected a further R500 000 into an exciting tobacco production operation which has been expanded to 10 hectares in Balfour outside Fort Beaufort in the Kat River Valley. Backed by British American Tobacco (BAT), the tobacco operation is owned by the five-member Khatala... Read more
NYDA launches district centre in Alfred Nzo
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has successfully launched another district Centre at Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. The NYDA Alfred Nzo District Centre follows a successful launch of the NYDA OR Tambo Full Service Branch. This launch marks another milestone in the vision to... Read more
Struandale engine plant gears for international demand
The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has successfully implemented its production expansion with the installation of a new assembly line for the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo diesel engines used in the New Ford Ranger, the first-ever Ranger Raptor and the New Everest. The expansion also... Read more
Port of Ngqura tank farm on track
After turning the first sod earlier this year, both Transnet Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Ngqura and Oil Tanking Grindrod Calulo Holdings (OTGC) are currently on track with the 24-month development period to commission the new liquid bulk Tank Farm in the port at the end of 2020. With... Read more
algoaFM lightens the mood with good news this Easter
algoaFM’s news team will be looking for feel-good news ahead of the Easter Weekend. “algoaFM News is held in high regard for its accurate, up-to-the-minute news coverage of crime, politics, the economy and the environment. However, in the lead up to this Easter Weekend, the team has decided to... Read more
R300m to alleviate Makana water crisis
The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Eastern Cape has set aside R300 million to help alleviate the current water crisis in the Makana Municipality. A weekly report released by the National Department of Water and Sanitation said that although the Eastern Cape retained a 62.3% dam level... Read more