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
Jobs  increase for non-agricultural business sector
Jobs in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased by 22,000 in the first quarter of 2019, results of the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) have revealed. Compiled by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the report reveals that jobs in the sector had in the quarter risen from 10,152,000 to 10 174,000. “This was... Read more
JBay gets ready for this year’s Corona Open
With just over three weeks to go before the start of the 2019 Corona JBay Open, the town of Jeffreys Bay is getting ready for the biggest surfing event in South Africa. The Corona JBay Open is the anchor event of the JBay Winterfest, and is a huge attraction... Read more
VW surf open kicks off
With record entries of women surfers from Africa and abroad, this weekend’s Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing promises enticing action and outstanding prizes on and off the surfline. The 2019 Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley which kicks of this week has attracted a stellar field, with... 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
Mvoko to lead EC’s economic development portfolio
Mlungisi Mvoko, previously with human settlements and was the acting education MEC has been appointed as the MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Mvoko was appointed as a member of the Eastern Cape legislature in 2018, following his election as African National Congress deputy provincial chairman. Read more
Men continue to earn more in pay struggle
Eradicating the gender pay gap will make a significant contribution to the transformation of the South African economy by improving workplace equality and alleviating poverty and financial vulnerability that particularly affects women – and corporate board directors and investors have a key role to play. The 2018 World Economic... 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
Technology  boost for Eastern Cape schools
An innovative initiative by the government to supply modern technology equipment to disadvantaged schools in rural areas is set to change the lives of learners at these schools. Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her deputy Pinky Kekana on Friday launched the two Cyber Labs at the Nolitha Special School... 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