News published April 2017


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LOCAL DANCER MAKES HISTORY AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
26 Apr 2017
Four dancers from the M.A.D studio (McWilliams Academy of Dance) in Port Elizabeth, took part in the Irish Dancing World Championships in Dublin, Ireland during April. They are Courtney Pearce, Siobhan Moore, Michaela Flood and Jenna Hayes. Read More

WOOLCOCK HEADS STRONG PRO FIELD AT GREAT ZUURBERG TREK
26 Apr 2017
One of South Africa’s most experienced cyclists, Waylon Woolcock, has set his sights on overall victory in the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race next month. Read More

TOUGH BUT BALANCED ROUTE FOR GREAT ZUURBERG TREK
25 Apr 2017
While day two stands out as the queen stage, PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter feels riders will face a strong variety of challenges in one of the Eastern Cape’s premier mountain bike events next month. Read More

BIG MUSIC WEEKEND FOR BSB
25 Apr 2017
Bridge Street Brewery will be hosting not one, but two musicians who are making it big in the music industry this weekend, Friday, 28 April. Local favourite, Alex Cavan who recently won his local battle on The Voice South Africa, as well as Cape Town Musician, Dave Knowles, a multi-instrumental live-loop artist, fresh off a 6 week Gauteng tour culminating in performances at Lush and Splashy... Read More

15 + 16 MAY: HOW TO SET UP A BLOG FOR YOUR BUSINESS
25 Apr 2017
Overall Events & Communication is hosting a two day workshop at Ibhayi Town Lodge in Walmer on Monday,15 & Tuesday,16 May 2017. The workshop will focus on the importance of creating a blog for your business and show you step by step how to set up one for your business. Read More

MASTERTONS COFFEE & TEA SPECIALISTS PARTNERS WITH NMMU AND FAIRVIEW RACECOURSE FOR A FUN FILLED DERBY DAY.
24 Apr 2017
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 21 April 2017- Mastertons Coffee will be adding a touch of “coffee flair” to Fairview Racecourses’ annual Derby Day. The event which is a classic stake race for its three-year-old horses will take place this year on the 13th May 2017, the first Saturday Derby Day in years. Read More

THE OCEAN COMRADES RACE - 4 MEN IN A LITTLE YACHT
24 Apr 2017
South Africa's oldest ocean sailing race - the Vasco Da Gama will see the third and last (for now) running of the race from Durban to Port Elizabeth start on Thursday 27 April in Durban at midday. The straight line distance for this 46th edition of the race is 400 nautical miles (740 kilometres), which can increase somewhat if the wind is against the yachts sailing down the coast. The course... Read More

JAZZ’AFRO SUNDAYS @ THE BARN PRESENTS BULELANI KOYO
19 Apr 2017
After nearly a year that the PE Opera House launched the popular weekly live music programme, Jaza’Afro Sundays @ The Barn is back and we’ll be kicking it off with Bulelani Koyo. Read More

NELSON MANDELA BAY TOURISM TO ENGAGE AFRICAN AND INTERNATIONAL INBOUND TRADE AT WTM – AFRICA 2017
19 Apr 2017
World Trade Market Africa (WTM Africa) is a leading business to business (B2B) exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa trade and tour markets. The exhibition is an essential platform for both inbound and outbound African travel & tourism markets to launch new products, increase their brand exposure, debate industry issues and gather market intelligence, often leading to new sales contacts,... Read More

ZUURBERG RACE BOOSTS SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
18 Apr 2017
Having developed a close rapport over the years, next month’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will further strengthen the mountain bike event’s partnership with the Unity in Africa Foundation. Read More

NELSON MANDELA BAY TOURISM HOSTS GLOBAL DELEGATES TO SHARE THE BAY
13 Apr 2017
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism has made great efforts when positioning the city as a world class travel destination by extending its reach into the international travel market and by building collaborations with trade and media. Through hosting visiting groups, such as tour operators, destination marketing agencies and international media, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism provides them with an authentic... Read More

PE’S DIRTIEST RACE COMES TO TOWN
13 Apr 2017
What has to surely be the dirtiest race in the Eastern Cape, the Edge Muck Run taking place on the 22/23rd April is set to attract close on 1,000 participants who are keen to get down and dirty. It’s not every day the adults can behave like children and the kids can have fun watching their parents rolling in the muck and all in aid of collecting as much second hand clothing as possible for... Read More

QUALITY FIELD FOR NAFA EASTER TOURNAMENT
11 Apr 2017
Northern Areas Football Association Easter tournament director Valentine Brink said they were gearing up for another high-quality festival of soccer when the event celebrated its 44th edition this weekend. Read More

CITY LODGE HOTELS 3 BEACHES CHALLENGE RESULTS
10 Apr 2017
Just under 200 participants took advantage of the near perfect beach weather on Sunday morning to take part in the final open water swimming event of the season, the City Lodge Hotels Group 3 Beaches Challenge at Pollok Beach. Read More

MADIBAZ FOOTBALL ON PATH TO SUCCESS
06 Apr 2017
The NMMU-Madibaz Football Club have laid down a blueprint for their future and the first priority will be to successfully negotiate the play-offs for the Safa-Eastern Cape Motsepe League in June. Read More

CITY LODGE HOTELS 3 BEACHES CHALLENGE THIS SUNDAY
06 Apr 2017
The open water swimming season comes to an official end this Sunday with the hosting of the popular City Lodge Hotels Group 3 Beaches Challenge from Pollok Beach. Read More

ZUURBERG RACE SUPPORT WILL HELP DEVELOP EDUCATION
06 Apr 2017
The PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race have once again nominated the Sundays River Citrus Company Foundation Trust as one of their beneficiaries for this year’s event. Read More

NELSON MANDELA BAY SURF PRO PRESENTED BY BILLABONG KICKS OFF ON FRIDAY
06 Apr 2017
This weekend sees the inaugural Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro Presented By Billabong take place in Port Elizabeth. The first event of its kind in PE, it is a welcome to the world of pro surfing and the World Surf League (WSL). Read More

SAMREC TRANSFERS PORT ELIZABETH FACILITY TO SANCCOB
04 Apr 2017
The South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre (SAMREC) has announced that, after ongoing discussions with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), a new operating structure is to be introduced at its centre in Port Elizabeth. From 1 April 2017, the marine rehabilitation and education centre at Cape Recife will be under SANCCOB’s... Read More

THE ANNUAL #ECMEETUP
04 Apr 2017
Eastern Cape bloggers and social media influencers are invited to attend the annual, #ECMeetUp, a blogger convention aimed at connecting bloggers based in and around Nelson Mandela Bay, supported by Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism. The breakfast event will take place from 9am on May 13 at award winning upmarket venue, The Plantation, co-owned by local bloggers Sarah and Ralph Dirsuwei of Chasing... Read More