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Bay retailers gearing up for solid festive season


Despite a sluggish national economy and threatened ratings downgrades, experts say Nelson Mandela Bay retailers have nothing to fear in terms of consumer spending this festive season.

While the economy was tightening at a macro-level, NMMU economist Professor Ronney Ncwadi said these realities were not yet reflected at a local level.

From unemployed to Baywest barista, thanks to the NPO training initiative


(Port Elizabeth) – It might be a slightly unconventional profession, but training as a barista has changed the career paths for three young Zwide and KwaZakhele residents.

This unanticipated journey is thanks to the rise of a coffee culture in South Africa which, in turn, has seen the proliferation of popular coffee outlets such as vida e caffè, which last week (July 26) opened its second store in Port Elizabeth, at Baywest Mall.