News published July 2016


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SA STUDENTS WIN NETBALL WORLD CHAMPS
29 Jul 2016
South Africa’s varsity players established themselves as the best in the world when they returned from the World University Netball Championships in Miami, United States, with the gold medal. Read More

GAMBLE CONTINUE SERIES DOMINATION
27 Jul 2016
Another perfect winters evening greeted over 50 teams for the as Tuesday of the month Town Lodge Business Night Relay hosted at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium with Gamble Pharmacy putting on the heat and securing yet another comfortable victory in a new course record. Read More

MANDELA BAY FASHION WEEK™ VOWS TO CREATE A SENSE OF HOPE AND BELONGING FOR A CITY THAT IS CURRENTLY WITHOUT FASHION PLATFORMS.
26 Jul 2016
Beginning on the 6th of October 2016, through numerous shows over a three-day period, the first annual Mandela Bay Fashion Week™ grants Eastern Cape designers –both recognized and up-and-coming –a platform to expose their autumn/winter collections to the industry’s well established fashion houses, media and buyers. One of the 3 days will be dedicated to designers displaying their... Read More

STANDARD BANK YOUNG ARTIST WINNER, 2016: MOHAU MODISAKENG: LEFA LA NTATE
26 Jul 2016
Mohau Modisakeng is the recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts 2016 award. His photography, films and installation grapple with the conflicting politics of leadership and nationhood, whilst also attempting to unpack the legacy of inequality, capital, labour and extraction of mineral wealth in contemporary South Africa. Read More

FOLLOW THE SUN VOLUNTEERS PACK 148 000 MEALS FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN AT THE BOARDWALK
21 Jul 2016
Some 900 volunteers from Eastern Cape businesses and local communities converged at The Boardwalk on 16 July 2016 to pack 148 000 meals for the Follow the Sun meal packing challenge in commemoration of International Mandela Day. The event was part of the international challenge, organised by Stop Hunger Now SA and Sun International, which aimed to pack 10-million meals over seven days, from 13... Read More

SPAR SHARE THE LOVE ON MANDELA DAY
21 Jul 2016
SPAR Eastern Cape continued their commitment of giving back to the community when they joined Love Story to celebrate Mandela Day by assisting the less fortunate on Monday. Read More

FUN WALK FOR DIABETES AWARENESS THIS SATURDAY
19 Jul 2016
The Refreshhh Sugar Free Global Diabetes Walk takes place this Saturday morning at Lakeside, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium starting at 9am and is open to the public. Read More

NOUGAT PAIRING POPS WITH JC LE ROUX’S MCCS AT THE WEEKEND POST’S WINE THEATRE
19 Jul 2016
PE wine lovers are gearing up for their seventh consecutive TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, an event that, year after year, draws in fans of fine wine, fun and festivity. Taking place at the Boardwalk between the 4th and 6th August, the show presents a line-up of special guests at The Weekend Post’s Wine Theatre who will each host a half hour tutored tasting. Among them is Wesley Stoffels from JC Le... Read More

NELSON MANDELA BAY TOURISM GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY FOR MANDELA DAY
19 Jul 2016
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) celebrated Mandela Day on the 18 July as the organisation elevated their corporate social investment initiatives for the day by supporting a variety of causes to honor the birthday of our city’s namesake. Read More

JUNIOR CHEF JESSICA COOKS UP A STORM
18 Jul 2016
After missing the entry deadline last year, young Jessica Brown made up for lost time when she won the SPAR Junior Chef competition at the Pastryworks in Fernglen, Port Elizabeth, on Wednesday. Read More

PORT ELIZABETH WEDDING VENUE FINALIST IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
15 Jul 2016
Port Elizabeth’s multi-award winning wedding venue, The Plantation, is once again a finalist in the Elite Wedding Venue category of the national Top Vendor Wedding Awards. Read More

CHIPPA UNITED UNVEIL NEW SIGNINGS
15 Jul 2016
Wednesday, 13 July 2016, Port Elizabeth: Chippa United is delighted to announce the signing of 17 new players ahead of what promises to be a thrilling 2016/2017 season. Read More

KASI CRAFT BEER LAUNCHED IN NELSON MANDELA BAY
15 Jul 2016
Thursday, 14th July 2016: Celebration took place in Nelson Mandela Bay after months of hard work turned creative ideas between two local entrepreneurs into a potential thriving business. Kasi Craft beer was launched by Mr Siyabulela Mandla from 469 Bar Lounge and Mr Karl Schlaphoff Dockside Brewery. Read More

BAY TV NOMINATED FOR NGOMA AWARD
13 Jul 2016
Bay TV channel 260 has been leading in local television content in the Eastern Cape. The channel has one of the biggest religious programming departments in the Eastern Cape, with churches and religious content forming part to the wider spectrum of the channels identity. Read More

WILDRUNNER LAUNCHES THE INAUGURAL 2016 PE SPUR WINTER TRAIL SERIES
12 Jul 2016
Leading trail running events specialist, Wildrunner is excited to announce the launch of the first ever Port Elizabeth Winter Trail Series®, which kicks off with a bang on Sunday, 24 July 2016 in the beautiful Sacramento Nature Reserve. Port Elizabeth Winter Trail Series® Runners will be able to enjoy the thrill of running through beautiful coastal landscapes and dune vegetation. Read More

DOCKSIDE BREWERY MOVES PREMISES AS BUSINESS GROWS
12 Jul 2016
Dockside Brewery opened in the Baakens Valley, for manufacturing only. It didn’t take long for them to out grow and have the need to expand in order to accommodate the requests they received for function bookings. Read More

THE BOARDWALK PROVIDES THE STAGE FOR THE 2016 TOPS AT SPAR WINE SHOW
12 Jul 2016
Local wine enthusiasts can once again look forward to journeying the best of South Africa’s wines at The Boardwalk when it plays host to the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show from 4 to 6 August 2016. Back in Port Elizabeth with a bang for the seventh time, the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show engages wine lovers of all ages and ilk to try and buy the country’s best bottles directly from wine producers. Read More

HAVE A LAUGH WITH ROLAND GASPAR AND HELP PUT A SMILE ON A CHILD’S FACE
11 Jul 2016
One of Nelson Mandela Bay's most popular comedians, Roland Gaspar is galvanising an ensemble of well known local comedians to help put smiles on more children’s faces with his Humour with a Heart Comedy Fest taking place at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre on 29 July 2016. Read More

WINTER ADVENTURES IN NELSON MANDELA BAY
05 Jul 2016
The expression "a picture paints a thousand words" rings true to Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) as the #ShareTheBay campaign where citizens of the Bay are invited to share pictures of them being tourists in their own back yards kicks off to usher in the winter season in the Friendly City. Read More

BIG ATTRACTION- DONKIN HERITAGE TRAIL
04 Jul 2016
The Donkin Heritage Trail links 51 places of historical interest in the old Hill area of central Port Elizabeth. Read More

THE NELSON MANDELA BAY MUNICIPALITY AND THE EC DEPARTMENT OF SPORT, RECREATION, ARTS AND CULTURE TOOK THE FIRST STEP TO REVITALIZE BAYWORLD.
01 Jul 2016
SPEECH BY THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR, DR DANNY JORDAAN, ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIGNING OF THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING OF BAYWORLD – 1 JULY 2016 I am delighted and honoured to be here with you on this occasion to sign the Memorandum of Understanding of the handover of Bayworld by the EC Provincial Government as represented by the MEC Pemmy Majodina of the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts... Read More

PUBLIC INVITED TO VIEW RECONDITIONED CAMPANILE BELLS
01 Jul 2016
It has been little more than 10 weeks since the first of the 23 bells from the Campanile were lowered to make way for the restoration of this iconic tourist attraction, the bells are ready ring once again. The 23 bells weigh an estimated 17 tons in total, with the biggest weighing nearly 5 tons are now stationed at the Tramways before they make their journey to the Campanile. Read More