News published May 2024


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Annual Welcome the Whales to Algoa Bay Festival Returns to The Willows Resort and Conference Centre
17 May 2024
The eagerly awaited annual "Welcome the Whales to Algoa Bay Festival" is set to return to The Willows Resort and Conference Centre on [Date]. Celebrating the awe-inspiring arrival of Humpback Whales on their Northward migration, this festival is not just a celebration but a call to action for ocean conservation and protection. Read More

Call for Expression of Interest for Nelson Mandela Bay International Convention Centre
14 May 2024
The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA), a Municipal Entity of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM), hereby calls for interested and suitable parties to submit proposals for the call for expression of interest: for the acquisition and development of land, and an International Convention Centre (ICC) within Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. Developers and investors with... Read More

Nyosi Wildlife Reserve: Redefining Urban Conservation with Peri-Urban Innovation
13 May 2024
Nyosi Wildlife Reserve, a 2600-hectare oasis on the outskirts of Gqeberha, is revolutionizing the way we perceive urban spaces and their relationship with nature. Envisioned as a modern-day counterpart to iconic urban parks like Hyde Park in London and Central Park in New York, Nyosi represents a bold experiment in rewilding amidst urban expansion. Read More

Unlocking Nature's Treasures: Nelson Mandela Bay's Green Flag Hiking Trails
13 May 2024
Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Nelson Mandela Bay lie hidden gems awaiting discovery. The city's scenic hiking trails, long cherished by locals and visitors alike, have recently emerged as premier destinations for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Thanks to the visionary efforts of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture... Read More

Madibaz hockey captain cooking at maiden Ironman 70.3
10 May 2024
Madibaz hockey captain Chelsey Cooke went into her maiden Ironman 70.3 triathlon with the objective of just finishing. Yet, when the sand settled on the Gqeberha beachfront, the 20-year-old Mandela University student found herself on top of the podium in the 18 to 24 age category. Cooke cracked a time of 5:52:48 to finish 14 minutes ahead of compatriot Alicia Smit. Read More

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Awards Finalists Announced
10 May 2024
The Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Awards (NMBTA) are proud to announce the finalists for the 2024 Tourism Awards. These awards recognize and celebrate excellence in Nelson Mandela Bay’s tourism industry across eight categories. Read More

Chef's special: Let your little helpers spoil mom with a KISS
08 May 2024
Whether it is preparing a meal at home or dining out, the secret is to make mom feel like she is the most special person in the world. Gqeberha chef Tyran Vaghi leaves nothing on the table when it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day, either cooking with his children or preparing his signature creations at the Radisson Blu. Note: Chocolate fondant and flap jack recipes can be supplied... Read More

Radisson GM's award puts Gqeberha hospitality sector on the map
03 May 2024
The last thing Radisson Blu general manager Elmarie Fritz expected to be told this year was that she had been nominated for a prestigious national hospitality award. One can imagine her surprise, then, when she was recently named among the country’s best general managers in the sector at a glittering awards ceremony in Sandton Read More

Fear not an option for Madibaz in Cup promotion-relegation match
03 May 2024
Madibaz coach David Manuel is encouraging his troops to play “without fear” in their FNB Varsity Cup promotion-relegation match against CUT this week. Friday’s showdown, a repeat of last year’s corresponding fixture when the men from Gqeberha were the ones to miss out, will take place at a neutral venue in Johannesburg. Read More