News published November 2017


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KINGS VS SCARLETS MAKES A FUN SUNDAY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
22 Nov 2017
It will be a competitive Sunday rugby debut for the Southern Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this coming weekend when they take on powerful Welsh outfit, Scarlets, in a GUINNESPRO14 clash. Local sports fans, usually accustomed to watching cricket on Sundays, are now afforded a rare opportunity to support their local rugby franchise and the Kings are going all out to make it memorable! Read More

TRIATHLON SEASON KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND
22 Nov 2017
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UITENHAGE STREET CARNIVAL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS
21 Nov 2017
The 30th Annual celebrations of the Uitenhage Street Carnival takes place on the 24th and 25th of November 2017 in Caledon and Market Street. Read More

BAYCATION WITH MANTIS
21 Nov 2017
The first question on everyone’s lips when told about Port Elizabeth is “what on earth does one do there?”. After a series of travel agent workshops around South Africa, we had heard this question hundreds of times and decided it was time we answered it in a meaningful way. From here we began our partnership with Nelson Mandela Bay. We launch our collaboration with a fantastic offers the... Read More

#JointCustody - One Land Love It and Havilah HEARTBEAT OF AFRICA COLLECTION - LAUNCH
20 Nov 2017
Africa’s landscape, Africa’s wildlife, Africa’s heartbeat… the African experience touches your soul forever. Whether you live here or are including Africa in your life’s journey, Her heartbeat resonates with everyone from all corners of the Earth. What would our World be without our iconic species whose existence is threatened? Who would we be if we didn’t take a stand? Read More

SIX DJS LINED UP FOR NOVEMBER UNDERGROUND
20 Nov 2017
Have you got your tickets for the November installment of The Boardwalk’s Underground on 24 November 2017? If not, move quickly to avoid being disappointed. The Boardwalk is expecting a capacity crowd for the event which features six top DJs on the decks. Read More

CHARLIE FINCH IS BACK IN THE BAY THIS WEEK
20 Nov 2017
Singer-songwriter, Charlie Finch, is back in his home town this week to play in a show at Something Good Roadhouse on Thursday, 23 November at 6pm. He will be joined by original band member, Cuan G, who will be performing as an opening act for this not-to-be-missed event. Read More

SOUTHERN KINGS VS SCARLETS GAME RETURN TO NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
17 Nov 2017
Sunday, November 26 will be a red-letter day for the Southern Kings when they host reigning champions, Scarlets, in a GUINNESSPRO14 Championship clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Read More

JAZZ’AFRO SUNDAYS @ THE BARN PRESENTS OHAYV & YAHKEEM
16 Nov 2017
Jazz’Afro Sundays @ The Barn will be having a first of its kind Hip Hop Edition featuring two of the best Hip Hop acts from Nelson Mandela Bay Ohayv & Yahkeem this Sunday! Read More

PLENTY TO DO FOR YOUNGSTERS IN ADDO DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
15 Nov 2017
Staff at Addo Elephant National Park are adding the finer details to their plans for this year’s December school holiday programme, taking place from 4 to 14 December. On each of these days at 9AM, youngsters between the ages of five and 13 will be treated to a special guided game drive to explore all the Park has to offer. Read More

MADIBAZ FOOTBALL ON RIGHT PATH AFTER REGIONAL TRIUMPH
15 Nov 2017
The triumph by the Madibaz football team in the regional section of the Nedbank Cup in Port Elizabeth at the weekend is another step in the right direction as they continue to aim for higher honours. Read More

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS: MAKE A KITE FROM SCRATCH!
13 Nov 2017
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will be hosting art workshops for children aged 7- 15 years old, during the school holidays. Read More

THE ART OF BEING A MOM
13 Nov 2017
On 18 November 2017 the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is hosting a talk by Leah Hughes, the Founder of Gentle Breastfeeding Support, for new and expectant moms. The topic of the talk is "The Art of Being a Mom: Breastfeeding, pre-birth planning and the first few days of motherhood”. Mom’s are welcome to arrive from 9:30 and the talk will commence at 10:00. Babies are most... Read More

THE ART MUSEUM SUPPORTS WORLD PREMATURITY DAY
13 Nov 2017
Worldwide 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five worldwide. World Prematurity Day on November 17 raises awareness of this serious health crisis and draws attention to the lifesaving research, treatments and community support available to give every baby a fighting chance. Read More

A JAZZY HOLIDAY ULAGH WILLIAMS & THE TWOTONE BAND
13 Nov 2017
TwoTone Music director and NMU jazz lecturer Ulagh Williams will present an evening of holiday favourites, backed by the TwoTone Band. The show ‘A Jazzy Holiday’ will take place at the NMU Bird Street Conservatoire on Friday, 15 December. Read More

NELSON MANDELA BAY TOURISM TO HARNESS BENEFITS OF GROWING CRUISE LINER TOURISM
13 Nov 2017
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) joined the welcome of the first cruise liner for the 2017/18 season into our port this morning, 13 November 2017 with the docking of MS Albastros. Approximately 650 passengers and 340 crew members will have the opportunity to disembark and enjoy a wide variety of the destinations attractions and offerings. Read More

SIX DJS LINED UP FOR NOVEMBER UNDERGROUND
10 Nov 2017
Top house artists will be hitting the decks for the November installment of The Boardwalk’s Underground on 24 November 2017. Delivering thumping sets from 21h00 until the wee hours are Sham de Funk, New Hero, DJ Bently, Grimehouse, Lazy E and Alistair Young. Doors will open at 20h00 to give partygoers time to get settled. Tickets are R100 per person and are available at The Boardwalk’s... Read More

BARLO LUZIPO CONCERT
10 Nov 2017
Born in Port Elizabeth from a musical family his grandparents played a significant role especially his Grandfather Sydney Qwesha a legendary composer who has 150 songs to his credit. Barlo’s Grandmother was always playing the organ. It was when Lubabalo was in primary school at the age 8 years old when he started playing the piano earning him a bursary at the same school. Read More

LIGHTS, ACTION AND GAME ON AT ST GEORGE’S PARK THIS FRIDAY
09 Nov 2017
St George’s Park will officially launch the newly installed multi million rand dancing LED floodlights on Friday 10 November when the Warriors play the VKB Knights in the opening match of the RamSlam T20 Challenge. Read More

MADIBAZ WIN MAYORAL CUP AFTER THRILLING FIGHTBACK
08 Nov 2017
The Madibaz women’s volleyball team crowned their year with victory in the Mayoral Cup after a remarkable rear-guard action in Uitenhage at the weekend. Read More

SAFE AND SOBER HABITS PARAMOUNT THIS SUMMER SEASON – CLLR JOHN BEST
08 Nov 2017
Safety during the festive season is paramount as law enforcement will be out in full force to deal with indiscriminate drinking by motorists and beachgoers alike which means that sober habits while enjoying Nelson Mandela Bay is critical. Read More

ANNUAL FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA EMBODIES AFRICAN SPIRIT
06 Nov 2017
Human strength in the face of adversity was a source of inspiration for one of Port Elizabeth’s top designers ahead of the annual SPAR Eastern Cape Jason Kieck Fashion Extravaganza. Read More

RELAX WITH CATHY DEL MEI ON SAX
06 Nov 2017
Talented local saxophonist, Cathy Del Mei will entertain guests with her saxxy sound at The Boardwalk’s Tshawe Bar on 23 November 2017. With her relaxed and engaging persona, she is renowned for drawing in her audiences and promises an evening of superlative entertainment. Read More

SOUTHERN KINGS VS ULSTER MATCH AND MEDICAL REPORT
06 Nov 2017
Rugby's first-ever GUINESSPRO14 Championship match to be contested at the Wolfson Stadium in Kwazakhele on Saturday produced a 12-try thriller that had the crowd on the edge of their seats right until the very last minute but, unfortunately, ended in a narrow 36-43 defeat for the Southern Kings by Irish visitors, Ulster. Read More

SA CULTURAL OBSERVATORY ANNOUNCES 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO BE HOSTED IN NELSON MANDELA BAY
02 Nov 2017
Port Elizabeth, November, 1 2017: THE future of creativity and its role in our society will be a key focus area of the South African Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) third national conference, which returns to Nelson Mandela Bay in March 2018, the research institute announced today. Read More

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY’S TURNS 1!
02 Nov 2017
Baakens Food Truck Friday will be celebrating its first birthday when the popular market returns to it summer slot on Friday, 10 November 2017 at WERK_ in Baakens Valley, Port Elizabeth. The event runs from 4pm to 9pm. There is an entry fee of R20, with kids under 12 free. Come down to the Valley for an evening of food trucking fun. Read More

BAY RESIDENTS TO ENTER FESTIVE SPIRIT
02 Nov 2017
(Port Elizabeth) – People with a passion for Christmas will be able to put their festive spirit and creativity on display when the annual Christmas in the Home market returns to Nelson Mandela Bay next month. Read More