News published March 2017


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THERESA TACKLES A MAN’S JOB
28 Mar 2017
When the final whistle sounded over her career in netball, one of NMMU’s most celebrated sports managers was more than ready to “tackle” the next challenge head on. Read More

GREAT DAY OF SURFING AT BILLABONG JUNIOR SERIES PRESENTED BY ALL ABOARD TRAVEL DAY 1
27 Mar 2017
Pollock Beach – amazing waves greeted the contestants at the Billabong Junior Series presented by All Aboard Travel on day one of their first event in the four part series, and the surfers were over the moon to get such good conditions for an event. “It’s perfect out there,” said Nelson Mandela Bay surfer Dillon Hendricks after winning his heat in the excellent surfing conditions.... Read More

SA IDOLS’ THAMI SHOBEDE PERFORMS FIRST CONCERT IN PE THIS MONTH
27 Mar 2017
SA Idols season 12 runner up Thami Shobede will be performing in his first ever show in Port Elizabeth at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre on the 8th April 2017. The KwaZulu-Natal born singer competed in the nationwide reality TV show in 2015, coming in the top 16, and again last year, making it to the top two. Since then, he has been keeping himself busy performing for fans across the country. In... Read More

MAX ELKINGTON CONTINUES WINNING STREAK IN BILLABONG JUNIOR SERIES
27 Mar 2017
Max Elkington continued his phenomenal winning streak by claiming his 15th national age group event title when he clinched the U16 Boys crown in the Billabong Junior Series presented All Aboard Travel at Loch Ness in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Read More

NELSON MANDELA BAY TOURISM WELCOMES RENOWNED SALT ARTIST TO ITS SHORES
24 Mar 2017
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, in partnership with Marina Sea Salt, Summerstrand Hotel and Swartkops Sea Salt (Pty) Ltd have joined forces in a collaboration that will see popular salt artist Percy Maimela display his unique artistic talent at the upcoming People’s Port Festival this weekend, on 25-26 March 2017 at the Port of Port Elizabeth operated by Transnet National Ports Authority. Read More

SURF SEASON COMES TO PORT ELIZABETH
24 Mar 2017
Over the years big surfing events have always seemed to bypass Port Elizabeth, preferring the drama of Jeffreys Bay or the sublime perfection of Seal Point, Cape St Francis. Read More

aQUELLE OCEAN SERIES ENDING THIS SUNDAY
23 Mar 2017
The 12th season of the aQuellé Ocean Racing Series, Africa’s largest family beach event which is unique to Nelson Mandela Bay, concludes this Sunday morning when round 10 kicks off at 9am Read More

BRUISED STRANSKY AND MCLEAN SET FOR ZUURBERG RACE
23 Mar 2017
Despite suffering broken bones in two separate incidents, Springbok legend Joel Stransky and former professional cyclist Andrew Mclean are still set to take part in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth in May. Read More

VENTER WINS JENDAMARK BELLBUOY CHALLENGE
22 Mar 2017
Mother nature smiled favourable upon the 115 swimmers who took part in Tuesday's Jendamark Bellbuoy Challenge at Pollok Beach. Near perfect beach conditions greeted the swimmers as the choppy water conditions from the day before's onshore winds subsided throughout the morning swim. Read More

THE PEOPLE’S PORT FESTIVAL – A FOODIE HEAVEN
22 Mar 2017
Masterchef finalists Siphokazi Mdlankomo and Claire Allen, also known as Short Chef Skinny Chef are performing two food demonstrations at the People’s Port Festival on March 25th and 26th. And they have even created a special dish for Saturday’s evening pop-up restaurant. Read More

THE PEOPLE’S PORT FESTIVAL – A FOODIE HEAVEN
22 Mar 2017
NMMU overcame chief rivals Londt Park 16-9 in a gruelling battle in the final round to reclaim the men’s Super League squash title at Londt Park last week. Read More

FOUR CARS TO BE WON AT THE BOARDWALK
17 Mar 2017
The Boardwalk’s super charged Cash and Cars Extravaganza kicks into high gear with four more cars to be won between now and the end of June 2017. In total, the Boardwalk has R1-million worth of prizes to give away in the promotion which started in February. The car draws take place at 20h00 at the Bravo Bar on the on the last Tuesday in March, April, May and June. At each draw, there is a... Read More

KARLIEN VAN JAARSVELD IS BACK IN THE BAY FOR A HOLIDAY SHOW
17 Mar 2017
Karlien van Jaarsveld, one of South Africa’s most successful performers and the darling of the Afrikaans music industry, is headed Port Elizabeth to perform for her local fans at the Boardwalk during the upcoming school holidays. She takes to the stage at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre for a one night only concert on 13 April 2017. Read More

CAST OFF FROM THE CHARL MALAN QUAY IN THE PEOPLE’S PORT FESTIVAL ANGLING COMPETITION
17 Mar 2017
On March 25th and 26th, anglers will be able to cast off the Charl Malan Quay, a highly-decorated spot in Port Elizabeth usually a restricted fishing area. Read More

THE PEOPLE’S PORT FESTIVAL – A TOURISM GATEWAY TO BE DISCOVERED
16 Mar 2017
On March 25th and 26th, the public will have free access to the Port of Port Elizabeth and will be able to experience the port like never before. The first People’s Port Festival will allow visitors to step inside the theatre of port operations, and experience the lifestyle and opportunities the waterfront development offers the city of Port Elizabeth. Read More

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15 Mar 2017
A record 67 teams descended on the annual SPAR Madibaz Netball Tournament at NMMU’s South Campus this past weekend, with the hosts triumphing in four sections. Read More

IRONMAN WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION TO RACE STANDARD BANK IRONMAN AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
13 Mar 2017
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (2 March 2017) – Two-time reigning women’s IRONMAN World Champion, Daniela Ryf, has confirmed that she will be on the start line of the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth on 2 April 2017. Read More

AFRICA'S TOUGHEST INDIAN OCEAN SWIM WIDE OPEN
13 Mar 2017
With just over a week to the Eastern Cape’s richest open water swim, the defending champions have yet to register their entry. With an overall prize pool of R39,000 and the winners in both the swimsuit and wetsuit categories taking home a whopping R4,500 each (both male and female), swimmers from around the country are being attracted to Nelson Mandela Bay on Human Rights Day to contest... Read More

CATCH “THE BOSS” AT THE BOARDWALK THIS MONTH
13 Mar 2017
USA born, Wayne Kallis, is the “boss” fronting the seven piece band that pays tribute to the legendary Bruce Springsteen at The Boardwalk this month. Together with Centerstage’s talented band, he will bring to life on stage Springsteen’s most memorable hits at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre on 24 and 25 March 2017. Read More

STANDARD BANK IRONMAN® AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP GOES LIVE
07 Mar 2017
The Standard Bank IRONMAN® African Championship is set to make history at the 13th edition of the annual triathlon with the first-ever live television broadcast of the event and a significant number of participants in the professional and international fields. The annual triathlon showpiece takes place on Sunday 2 April 2017 at Hobie Beach. Read More