News published May 2016


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NMMU CYCLIST SELECTED FOR SA ROAD TEAM
26 May 2016
Port Elizabeth cyclist Anja Gerber ticked off one of her goals when she was selected for the junior national women’s road team that will be competing in races across Europe from the end of June Read More

TUNING INTO THE SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA
26 May 2016
Festival goers will be able to tune in to the soundtrack of South Africa when the country’s finest musicians (along with visiting international artists) take to stages in venues ranging from plush theatres to spruced up school halls during the National Arts Festival, which runs in Grahamstown from 30 June to 10 July Read More

SOUTH AFRICA’S COMEDY ROYALTY DESCEND ON THE BAY THIS WEEKEND
24 May 2016
South Africa’s comedy royalty have sharpened their witty swords and are about to descend on The Boardwalk. Get ready for the Kings and Queens of Comedy this Saturday (28 May 2016) featuring Stuart Taylor, Chester Missing and Conrad Koch, Angel Campey, Tumi Morake, Loyiso Gola, Carvin Goldstone, Jason Goliath, Tracey Lee Oliver, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Simmi Aref at The Boardwalk... Read More

UNIVERSITY BREED JUNIOR BOKS
24 May 2016
The selection of five FNB NMMU-Madibaz players for the World Rugby U20 Championship is an indication that the Eastern Cape has become a serious breeding ground for young talent. Read More

HAPPIEST 5K ON THE PLANET’ RETURNS TO PORT ELIZABETH IN KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOUR
20 May 2016
Celebrate healthiness and happiness to beat the winter chills at the The Color Run, which comes back to the friendly city on 12 June 2016 at 10am. Bring friends and family along to share in an explosion of colour, community and music. Read More

LOUISA WINS BIG AT THE BOARDWALK
19 May 2016
The smiles say it all. Louisa Gerber from Rowallan Park in Port Elizabeth has won big. She struck lucky on a SunStriker machine at The Boardwalk on Wednesday, 18 May 2016, winning herself a staggering jackpot of over R2.2-million. An elated Gerber was thrilled to have struck the jackpot on SunStriker, one of her favourite games to play at The Boardwalk. Read More

CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH FOR BAY FROM 70.3 WORLD IRONMAN ADJUDICATORS
18 May 2016
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s bid to host the World Ironman 70.3 in 2018 received a major boost when the technical team gave the city a clean bill of health barring minor improvements that can still be addressed. Read More

OVER R1.4-MILLION IN PRIZES TO BE WON IN THE BOARDWALK’S RACY MOTOR MILLIONS
18 May 2016
There is over R1.4-million in prizes up for grabs in The Boardwalk’s racy Motor Millions, which reaches its crescendo with the car draw for a Ford Ranger on 1 July 2016. Until then, there are weekly chances to win cash at 20h00 on Wednesdays at the casino’s Bravo Bar. Read More

AFRICAN MARKET AT NMMU
17 May 2016
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is embarking on ways to uplift the community by endorsing social engagement projects. The NMMU Arts & Culture Department in collaboration with CANRAD and the International Office will be hosting a cultural market in celebration of Africa Week. Staff, students and the broader communities will be given the opportunity to showcase and sell their creative... Read More

DIARISE YOUR DATE WITH JUANITA DU PLESSIS THIS JUNE
16 May 2016
Fans of the gorgeous and uber-talented Juanita du Plessis should diarise 22 and 23 June 2016 when the award winning songstress will perform in an intimate show at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre. Read More

NELSON MANDELA BAY MAKES HEADWAY AT INDABA
12 May 2016
Nelson Mandela Bay received an overwhelming response at Indaba 2016 with the highlight of the show for Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) being the launch of the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital to international trade and media. Read More

STRANSKY PARTNERS MCLEAN AT ZUURBERG TREK
11 May 2016
Former Springbok rugby star Joel Stransky will partner cycling icon Andrew Mclean in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth from June 3 to 5. Read More

MEANDER THE SWEET AND SPICY FLAVOURS OF ASIA AT THE BAYSIDE PANTRY IN MAY
11 May 2016
The Bayside Pantry at The Boardwalk takes food explorers on an exciting tour of the sweet, spicy and oftentimes sizzling hot flavours of Asia in May 2016. On Wednesday nights, The Bayside Pantry’s extensive buffet will be decorated with authentic Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian and Taiwanese dishes. Read More

WEAK PENGUIN CHICKS ADMITTED TO SANCCOB EASTERN CAPE
11 May 2016
Since the start of April, 69 endangered African penguin chicks have been admitted to SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds), the non-profit seabird centre in Cape St. Francis, Eastern Cape. Read More

RAIN NO CHALLENGE FOR PE’S WOMEN
09 May 2016
Nelson Mandela Bay may have served up some typically challenging weather, but the metro’s runners turned out in their thousands to tackle the 23rd SPAR Women’s Challenge at Pollok Beach on Saturday. Read More

EP KINGS TEAM FOR BLUE BULLS CLASH
06 May 2016
EP Kings Currie Cup Head Coach, Robbi Kempson, has announced his team to take on Vodacom Blue Bulls in the curtain raiser match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the fifth round of the 2016 Currie Cup competition on Saturday. Read More

NMBT SHOWCASES AT INDABA 2016
06 May 2016
It is once again that time of the year when the tourism industry descends on the biggest tourism display on the African continent, the Tourism Indaba 2016 that is billed to take place at the Durban ICC and DEC in Kwa-Zulu Natal from 07 to 09 May 2016. Read More

HORSERACING AND FAMILY FUN COMES TO FAIRVIEW RACECOURSE
06 May 2016
Sunday 15 May sees the World Sports Betting East Cape Derby come to Fairview Racecourse in Port Elizabeth in what will undoubtedly be a bumper family day out. Racegoers will be treated to great horseracing as well as a host of entertainment and competitions throughout the day. Read More

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL OPENS FOR BOOKING ON 9 MAY
05 May 2016
Arts lovers will be spoilt for choice when tickets for the annual feast of theatre, dance, music, public art - and more - go live for booking at www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. The 2016 National Arts Festival (30 June-10 July) will open bookings on Monday 9 May when the full programme goes live on its website. Hot ticket shows such as the world premiere of Lara Foot’s new play, The... Read More

MAKE MOM FEEL LIKE A QUEEN WITH SUMPTUOUS FOOD AND FUN AT THE BOARDWALK
05 May 2016
Moms take centre stage at The Boardwalk on Mother’s Day, Sunday the 8th of May 2016, with sumptuous food, a lively atmosphere, and lucky draws. In acknowledgment of how special moms are and the vital role they play in the health and sustainability of every community, The Boardwalk’s culinary team has designed a sumptuous feast fit for royalty at Kipling’s Brasserie. Read More

CITRUS EXPORTER PARTNER WITH ZUURBERG RACE
04 May 2016
One of South Africa’s largest citrus exporters, the Sundays River Citrus Company, have announced a partnership with the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race. Read More

WOMEN’S CHALLENGE CURTAIN-RAISER NO ‘LITTLE’ AFFAIR
04 May 2016
The build-up to the Eastern Cape’s biggest road race started in all earnest when more than 700 youngsters ran their hearts out in the SPAR Little Ladies’ Race on Monday. Read More