Well known South African fashion designer, Gerhard Meiring has been invited back for the shooting of the 3rd season of the popular tv show “My droom trourok”. Gerhard has carved his name deep into the industry with his amazing dress creations and photography. Gerhard has dressed many South African socialites and celebs, including Miss SA participants. With the first two season being a great success, Gerhard will be departing to Johannesburg tonight to start filming the 3rd season. In 'My Droom-Trourok' brides-to-be meet the famous Diaan Daniels to try on top-designer wedding gowns. In every bride-to-be’s mind she has a perfect wedding dress, but sometimes it’s not always her taste that wins the day. The third season of my droom-trourok will be flighted on the Via Channel - Channel 147 on DSTV. Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth based Gerhard is one of our valued clients and the team would like to wish him only the best with this great accomplishment. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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The Northern Areas Football Association and SPAR Eastern Cape have joined forces to add a fresh dimension to the 43rd Nafa Easter tournament that takes place in Port Elizabeth from March 25 to 28. In coming on board for the first time, SPAR are fulfilling a commitment to support the community in a tournament which was established in 1973, with 16 teams, and has grown to include 78 teams in the men's, women's and junior categories. At the launch, tournament director Valentine Brink said they were very happy to have the retailer as their sponsors for the first time. "We are certainly hoping to make this a long-term partnership and we are all set for another top-class weekend of soccer," said Brink. SPAR marketing director Abri Swart said they were keen to back the Easter event as part of their ongoing commitment to support the community. "We have received fantastic feedback about the tournament and we are hoping to add value to what already exists." The sponsors also want to provide a boost for junior players to get them involved in sporting activity, and this is reflected in the fact that 46 teams have entered. "We were introduced to the tournament by Gelvandale SUPERSPAR owner Craig Herman and, being a community brand, we felt we needed to get behind the tournament and the community," said Swart. "With the problems schools have been facing with a certain amount of violence, we want to try to get the kids off the street and give them a chance to be part of this." Champions Shamrocks will be back to defend their title, but Brink said he expected the tournament to be wide open, with a number of sides capable of figuring in the final reckoning. Besides the juniors, 28 teams will contest the men's competition, and there are four sides in the women's section. Brink was the brainchild behind the tournament after he attended a similar event hosted by Callies in Durban in the 1970s. "When I saw that concept, I said we needed the same in PE . . .
FNB NMMU-Madibaz coach David Maidza has delivered a plain message to his Varsity Cup rugby team – beat UCT on Monday or face the risk of being involved in a relegation battle. Both teams are stuck at the bottom of the log, having suffered four losses from four games, and the losers will face the bleak prospect of relegation. The teams square off at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, with the match kicking off at 12.45pm. While the Madibaz produced arguably their most disappointing performance of the season against Pukke on Monday, Maidza said the players had acknowledged their mistakes and were fired up to deliver. "There is a sense of urgency in the team because I can defend us losing having put in a lot of effort, as demonstrated by previous losses, but the Pukke loss did not have that fight in it. "The boys have put their hands up and acknowledged their mistakes and we are excited to go back on Monday to showcase our true potential." While the pressure is building for both teams, Maidza said the Madibaz would not deviate from their game plan and their objective to play as a team, while identifying the need to be more clinical in certain areas. "Our aim is to go out and play as a team. We have done that in previous games against UJ and Maties, and for most of the match against Shimlas. "The desire and the effort to play for the team is what we have to get right first. "We also identified that we were not patient enough when we got into the opposition's 22m area. "We need to be more accurate here and defend more vigorously for longer periods." As the teams play to restore their pride, it will be a case of trying to play constructive rugby, while Maidza said they also needed to seize their opportunities when they arose. They know time is running out with only three matches left. Following the game against UCT, they play Tukkies in Cape Town on March 24 and finish off against CUT in Cape Town on March 28. Without looking too far . . .
Ocean racing is not for the faint-hearted especially when it is along South Africa’s notoriously difficult East Coast in a yacht. But the Vasco da Gama Ocean Race on South Africa’s East Coast has stood the test of time and has been going since 1968. This year is the 45th running of the race. That’s a massive achievement as overnight and long distance racing in our country has become almost non-existent in recent years. A total of 17 yachts have entered in this years race and organisers are expecting to breach the 20 entry limit by the time that late entries close on 15 April 2016. This year’s race will start on Saturday 23 April – the course being from Durban to Port Elizabeth – a distance of 400 nautical miles. The race is known for the tactical decisions skippers and their navigators have to make. Many refer to it as a ‘navigator’s race’ due to the demands on the navigators as they have to weigh up the choice of course as the inshore option brings the possible land breeze and flatter water into account, whereas the offshore leg often brings with it a favourable current and stronger winds. Despite its toughness, the race has a long, proud history and tradition, as do the host Clubs, the Point Yacht Club and the Algoa Bay Yacht Club. The first boat over the finish line last year was Gumption, skippered by Nicholas Mace. The overall handicap winner was AL Mount Gay Rum, skippered by Rob van Rooyen & James Largier. The PHRF Racing class was won by Star Spirit, skippered by Willie Pretorius. The Multihull class was won by Nomad, skippered by Craig Deverson. Last year the Algoa Bay Yacht Club welcomed the fleet in a warm and friendly manner. A large reception committee welcomed each boat, and as they stepped off the marina onto the club lawns there was a warm fire welcoming everyone, as well as cold refreshments and a hot breakfast all sponsored by SPAR Eastern Cape. The hot breakfast on arrival, irrespective of the time of day or . . .
Despite a loss to North West University in the FNB Varsity Cup rugby tournament on Monday, the FNB NMMU-Madibaz remain determined to produced improved performances in their remaining three matches. Playing against Pukke at a centralised venue in Johannesburg, the Madibaz went down 46-18, with coach David Maidza acknowledging they needed to improve their overall play. "As I said after the Maties game, we need to improve our performances, but that has not happened and everyone in the group just has to knuckle down, and do their bit to the best of their abilities for the remaining matches," said Maidza. The Madibaz continue their programme on Monday (March 21) when they take on UCT in Johannesburg, and they follow that just three days later (March 24) against Tuks in Cape Town. They wind up their Cup commitments against CUT in Cape Town on March 28. It will be a tough week for the Madibaz, but Maidza reiterated that the will to win was still there and that the spirit in the camp was good. He will be looking to leading players such as skipper Ivan Ludick, loose forward Kevin Kaba and centre Jeremy Ward to lead the way for the rest of the programme. Maidza said the Madibaz were guilty of making a poor start against Pukke, which forced them to play catch-up for the remainder of the game. "We had a poor start and right through the game we played catch-up rugby," said Maidza. "The riot act was given to the boys because that was not the effort they have shown through the season. Pukke were dominant in most areas, but I really was not happy with the lethargic effort." The coach refused to use the disruption to the tournament following the university protests as an excuse for the Madibaz's defeat, or the fact that the matches are now being played at centralised venues. "I don't think this has any bearing on the mindset," said Maidza. "All the universities are playing away from home and we have to accept this, and start doing the things that the . . .
16 March, 2016: Blasting is scheduled to take place on the R61 between Cradock and Tarkastad on Friday, 18 March 2016 between 2pm and 4pm. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) would like to notify motorists that the road will be closed and motorists can expect a delay of two hours. “Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, Sanral Southern Region’s Regional Manager. SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused. . . .
March 15, 2016: Blasting is scheduled to take place on the R61 between Baziya and Mthatha Airport on Thursday, 17 March 2016 between 3pm and 3:15pm. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) would like to notify motorists that they can expect a delay of 15 minutes. “Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, Sanral Southern Region’s Regional Manager. SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
14 March, 2016 – ROADWORKS will be taking place throughout this week in Port Elizabeth, within the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality area in the Eastern Cape. The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) would like to advise motorists of the following disruptions: The construction of concrete lined drains will continue past the Bluewater Bay interchange in an easterly direction. There will be lane closures with a double lane being merged into a single traffic lane. Work is to continue throughout the week. The asphalt overlay works are to continue between Settlers and the Commercial interchange in both directions. There will be lane closures with the double lanes merged into a single traffic lane. Work will continue throughout the week. The resealing of the road is to continue in both directions at Neptune interchange. Work will continue throughout the week. Reduced speed limits will also be enforced. “Motorists must be observant of all lane closures and warning signs, and exercise extreme caution when travelling through the construction work zones,” said Mbulelo Peterson, Sanral Southern Region regional manager. SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Port Elizabeth, 13 March 2016: Most major highways in the country are in excellent condition and road users will encounter only limited construction activities when they venture on to the road during the coming Easter holiday period. “The national and provincial road network is a safe environment and if drivers stick to the rules of the road and display tolerance and courtesy towards fellow road users, we should be able to cut down on the unacceptably high rate of fatal crashes,” says Vusi Mona, spokesperson for the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL). The recent introduction of automated pay systems at toll plazas on the busiest highways connecting Gauteng with the KwaZulu-Natal Coast, the Western Cape and the Limpopo border will continue to impact positively on traffic flow and contribute to safer journeys. Road users with electronic tags no longer have to stop at toll plazas such as Mooi River on the N3, Grasmere south of Johannesburg or Kranskop on the Great North road, says Mona. “One tag lifts all booms at plazas where the automated payment system is already in place.” It enables motorists to plan their travel in advance, cuts down on waiting time at plazas and reduces the levels of driver fatigue and frustrations during long journeys. “This, again, demonstrates how SANRAL’s investments in cutting-edge technology and smart road systems are contributing to a safer road environment,” says Mona. The Easter Holiday – from Friday 25 to Monday 28 March – is traditionally a period when there is a rapid spike in traffic on most major national and provincial highways. The school holidays of all nine provinces coincide this year and traffic flow is expected to increase towards the end of this period prior to the reopening of schools on 5 April. Construction work during peak hour traffic will be limited and no journeys on any of the major highways will be delayed by more than 20 minutes due to road building activities. On the N1 . . .