Eastern Cape, 5 November, 2017: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify motorists of road resurfacing taking place on the National Route R75 on/off ramps between Despatch and Uitenhage from Tuesday, 07 November 2017 to Monday 20 November 2017. The following on/off ramps on National Route R75 freeway from Despatch (km 12.6 road marker) to Uitenhage (km 29.1 road marker) will be closed daily from 7am until 5pm: On Tuesday, 07 November 2017 and Wednesday, 08 November 2017, the Union Avenue/Caledon Road eastbound on-ramp to R75 southbound will be closed. An alternative road to use is the R75 southbound travelling via Union Avenue/Caledon Road eastbound, to Union Avenue/Caledon Road westbound to R75 southbound on-ramp. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 1 minute and 1.7 kilometres. On Thursday, 09 November 2017 and Friday, 10 November 2017, the Union Avenue/Caledon Road westbound on-ramp to R75 northbound will be closed. Motorists may consider using the R75 northbound by travelling on Union Avenue/Caledon Road westbound to Union Avenue/Caledon Road eastbound to R75 northbound on-ramp. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 1 minute and 1.7 kilometres. On Saturday, 11 November 2017 and Monday, 13 November 2017, the R75 southbound off-ramp will be closed. Motorists may consider travelling to Union Avenue/Caledon Road by travelling via R75 southbound, to Botha Road, to R75 northbound, to R75 northbound off ramp, to Union Avenue/Caledon Road. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 4 minutes and 5 kilometres. On Tuesday, 14 November 2017 to Wednesday, 15 November 2017, the R75 southbound on-ramp will be closed. Motorists may consider travelling to the R75 southbound via Union Avenue/Caledon Road westbound, to Union Avenue/Caledon Road eastbound to R75 southbound on-ramp. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 2 minutes and 1.8 . . .
Greyling fastest South African to date EASTERN CAPE, GARDEN ROUTE - On Saturday, 28 October 2017, Tsitsikamma National Park on the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape was buzzing with the country’s finest trail runners, and a few international stars, gathering to do battle on the world-renowned Otter African Trail, a gruelling 44km race considered the benchmark of technical marathon-distance trail running. Two of these athletes were Capetonians, Christiaan Greyling (Jeep/ Salomon/ Garmin), and Robyn Owen (Jeep/ Best 4 Sports/ Salomon). They were among 232 athletes all eager to stake their claim on the “The Grail of Trail.” In both the men’s and women’s race, the terrain of the first section of the race favoured the technical runner requiring immense skill, speed and agility. Kane Reilly, top-5 Marathon de Mont Blanc finisher, took the lead ahead of Greyling by the first checkpoint, 20km into the race. Despite the ensuing challenge from Reilly and Robert Rorich, whose speed had put them only minutes behind Greyling at the Bloukrans river crossing, Greyling held true to his current form and race plan, and took the lead with just 7km to go to take home his biggest win this year. He crossed the line in a total time of 04h13m15s, just under 12 minutes ahead of Reilly in second and Rorich in third, and breaking the South African record. “I am blessed to celebrate winning the Otter African Trail Run in the fastest SA time ever - 4:13:15! I ran a race of no regret and gave my everything! Two years of Otter podium finishes and 4 years of working towards my personal goals. This race taught me so much in life about goal setting, patience, discipline, hard work and faith. The Otter is a world-class event and a special trail to me. It was a privilege to run with my Salomon teammates Robyn, Kane, Meg and Thabang,” says Greyling. In the women’s race, Owen’s rock-running skill gave her a slight advantage holding the lead against her challenger, Meg Mackenzie. But the . . .
Following South Africa's triumph in the Africa Cup at the weekend, Madibaz hockey star Ignatius Malgraff is fired up to take his game to another level as he looks ahead to next year. The 24-year-old striker, who is studying human movement science at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, was part of the outfit who defeated home team Egypt to be crowned continental champions. He was joined in the national squad by Madibaz hockey manager Cheslyn Gie, who was the assistant coach. After drawing 3-3 with the hosts in their pool game in Ismailia, the South Africans came from a goal down to win the final 2-1 on Sunday. The East London-born Malgraff said it had whetted his appetite for a busy 2018. "Our performances in Egypt gave me the motivation to strive to become a better hockey player as there is a lot on the table for SA hockey next year," he said, referring to the Commonwealth Games and World Cup. The former will take place on the Australian Gold Coast from April 4 to 15, while the latter will be played in India in late November. Malgraff said he felt the team had learnt a lot at the Africa Cup. "Obviously major events like the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup are the big ones, but this was a tournament where we trailed 1-0 at halftime and had to show character to come back and win. "We had to fight extremely hard to overcome the Egyptians and credit must go to them for playing good hockey." The success in Egypt was another feather in Malgraff's cap after he was named Madibaz Sportsman of the Year for the third time last month. He was similarly honoured in 2014 and 2015. "It's always a special feeling knowing that your hard work has paid off and has been recognised. There are many superb athletes who achieved in their fields this year and I'd like to say well done to them all." Having become a regular member of the management team this year, Gie said one of the key lessons he took from the tournament was to stay calm . . .
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https://youtu.be/nYOBhhHl6OY A foretaste of what you can expect at the Nelson Mandela Bay Jazz Legacy event as Andile Yenana on Keyboards, Lex Futshane on Double Bass and Temba Ncetani on Flute, debut Zim's Tune - one of the tunes they will play at the Port Elizabeth Opera House on 24 and 25 November 2017. From: Alan Straton More Info here: http://mype.co.za CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
The 2017 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer will again be taking people of all ages to the streets of Nelson Mandela Bay on the 4th of November. Three non-governmental organisations have been chosen because they cover a wide range of programmes and service people living with cancer. CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, Cansa and Igazi Foundation are the chosen beneficiaries for the walk that raises funds for cancer organisations. “Words do not do justice to how grateful we are to be a beneficiary of this amazing event in aid of cancer sufferers,” says Anne Marie Stephenson of CHOC. These funds will have a huge impact as current statistics indicate that children in the Eastern Cape are especially vulnerable. The Eastern Cape has the third highest childhood population and is also the second largest province-characterised by extensive under-developed rural areas with limited access to health care facilities or regular public transport. Poor children bear the brunt of disease in the EC, made worse by poor nutrition and living conditions. And yet, these are the children who have the least access to a health care facility. There are only two State Specialist Paediatric Oncology Units (POU’s) available to them, covering a distance of 168,966 km² over twelve districts. They are the Frere hospital in East London and approximately 300 km away, the Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth (PE). Most of the children supported by PE are between the ages of 2 and 15 years, with the majority from from the disadvantaged and rural communities of: Alexandria, Steytlerville, Booysen Park, Chetty, Jacksonville, and townships such as: Zwide, Motherwell, Kwadesi, Soweto, Joe Slovo and distant communities such as: Craddock, Graaf Reinette Alexandria, Port Alfred, Grahamstown, Tsitsikama. The PE branch currently supports children with cancer who are receiving regular treatment as outpatients at the hospital; those that are active chemotherapy patients and children that are seriously . . .
In this digital age, we are all faced with the same reality at one point or another. That reality being, our reliance of having an online presence. Whether our online presence is used for fun, business, communication, research or reviews, we have all realised the many benefits the internet has to offer. The internet has also paved the way for the modern-day writer, the “Blogger”. A blogger is defined as a person who keeps a Web log “blog” who publishes a regular record of their thoughts, opinions, or experiences which is shared on the internet for people to read. The rise in the popularity of blogs comes from the credibility one gets from reading personal and relatable accounts of events, occurrences and fads resulting in a wealth of information relevant to the reader. Readers are now looking to blogs to stay on top of the latest tech updates, hippest new restaurants, trendiest fashion tips and so much more. Although one of the most rewarding investments one can make, making travel related decisions, can be rather stressful. This has been eliminated by the presence of Travel Bloggers who give a first-hand recollection of their travel tips, experiences, downfalls and adventures along their journey. The Travel Blogger is here to inspire and educate readers. Share Your Story. Start A Travel Blog. We asked some of South Africa’s Top Travel Bloggers to give us some advice on How to Become a Travel Blogger, these are some of their top tips on getting started: Di Brown – The Roaming Giraffe: Be prepared to work really hard for very little reward in the beginning. It takes time and effort to build a brand and an audience. Focus on what you are good at and learn new skills if required. Invest your time, money and effort into your blog if you are serious about it. Ryan Enslin – My Lime Boots: Above and beyond absolutely everything, I say authenticity, authenticity, authenticity. You have to write stories that mean something to you, on one level or . . .
[Johannesburg, Thursday, 26 October] – Synonymous with the great outdoors and “living the braai life”, the CADAC brand has been entrenched in South African society since its launch in 1948. Through its new partnership with marketing and technology agency, Interface Digital, CADAC is looking to reaffirm its status as South Africans’ #1 braai-time companion. “We set about looking for an agency that not only had the desired capabilities and credentials to deliver on our mandate but, most importantly, we wanted to find a partner that understood our business and what it stands for,” says Elena Forno-Nash, Managing Director of CADAC International. “From our first meeting to subsequent initial campaigns, the Interface Digital team has consistently proven their ability to clearly understand our market, our customers and our culture . . . in essence they have quickly become an integral part of our company showing their passion in living the braai life with conviction, reflected in the campaigns that we have launched and run with already”. Interface Digital is a Google Premier Partner agency and has been on the forefront of the South African digital marketing and technology industry for over 22 years. “Like all agencies in our space it has not always been smooth sailing to get where we are today,” says MD, Dennis Armstrong. “Past mistakes were made and learnt from, helping us build a company that prides itself on finding the essence of our clients’ problems and then responding to it with verve and a commitment to deliver top quality work.” Interface Digital won the CADAC account in July 2017 with social media campaigns first aimed at National Braai Day and now Halloween. Initial success has been significant, with campaigns outperforming engagement targets by over 200%. “Great (smart) marketing principles have not changed,” says Armstrong. “At the core it’s still about talking to the right people, at the right time, with the right message to help them move . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 26 October 2017 – KaChing, the innovative ticketless way to pay for your parking, announced today that they are expanding their footprint of retail parking sites. Customers at the Mall of Africa will be able to pay for their parking using KaChing as of Thursday 26th October 2017. KaChing uses automatic number plate recognition cameras and smartphone app technology to make paying for parking so much more convenient. "KaChing offers all people who park a massively more convenient way to pay for your parking. You no longer need to take a parking ticket, you don’t need cash, there are no queues to pay, and you have no hassle with change or lost tickets.” Says Mike Clark, Business Development Executive of KaChing. KaChing allows parking customers to use flexible payment options such as pre-pay, top up or credit card payment to securely pay for their parking. In addition to ease of payment, the app also gives customers the security to track their parking activity online, and the option to connect multiple vehicles to one account. KaChing first launched on a commercial pilot basis in 2016, and is available at Melrose Arch, Thrupps and Morningside Shopping Centres in Johannesburg to mention only a few of the growing list of properties offering ticketless and cashless parking solutions Clark goes to say “We are also proud of the fact that in the past year, there have been zero car thefts from KaChing users. Our technology significantly improves your vehicle’s security while you park. The pre-paid option is also proving a winner with 60% of our users paying through pre-paid.” Signing up for KaChing is easy and effortless; you can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. All you need to do is register with your vehicle number plate, load your pre-paid account, or choose the credit card option. It is a simple drive IN drive OUT experience. The number plate recognition cameras at each entry and exit automatically pick you . . .
A month of firsts for Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - Pop-up night clubs, Color Run, fashion shows & drone racing adding new excitement to stadium Port Elizabeth, 25 October 2017 – The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is continuing to raise the bar through new events and initiatives leveraging the city’s most iconic real-estate asset as a flagship multi-purpose indoor and outdoor venue. In October, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium had a solid month with several new sport, recreational and arts & culture events added to the stadium’s calendar for the first time ranging from nightlife to fashion to a global franchised paint race. This weekend, the Color Run will be hosted at the stadium. Known as the happiest 5 kilometres, the Color Run is an untimed race showering runners in various hues of coloured corn-starch powder bombs. The event kicks off 10h00. At the start of October, a build-up fashion show was held at the stadium to kick Nelson Mandela Bay Fashion Week into gear, and earlier this month, the Panache Reunion was hosted which saw the stadium being transformed into a night club venue with incredible LED screen, visual, lighting and sound installations in an indoor environment. “While we remain rooted in sport, we are committed to make Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium the preferred and go to destination for sport, arts, culture, recreational events and conferences,” Mpho Mokonyama, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Manager said. “This strategic direction will ensure that the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is used to its fullest potential and this will also ensure that we start steering the venue into a more sustainable financial direction,” he said. “Our medium term goal is to create an environment in which the stadium becomes a focal point and desired destination for new and exciting events.” The line-up of bowl and non-bowl events for the year includes concerts and the stadium is also in advanced discussions to host the city’s first drone race. “We . . .