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News - January 2014


NELSON MANDELA BAY TOURISM REPORTS SUMMER SIZZLED

BY Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism

Holiday fever filled the air as many gathered on the Bays shores this summer. Hot weather with an equivalent line up of hot events and activities set Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) ablaze with excitement. Sold out events/concerts, excellent weather to enjoy blue flag beaches extended shopping hours and easy accessibility to various attractions ensured NMB was the hot pick for a winning holiday.

 

Ms Mandlakazi Skefile, CEO of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism expressed, “The summer holiday season is very important to the economy of the metropolitan and we pride ourselves on being an ideal family, fun destination.”

 

The total contribution to the GDP for NMB excluding day visitor spend in December 2013 reached R290 billion, which is a 6.82% increase on last year as per the research and statistics compiled by Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT). Accommodation occupancy averaged 70.76% which reflects an increase of 6.15% on the 2012 occupancy statistics.

 

Ms M Skefile, CEO of NMBT confirmed, “These are positive results indicating growth in the industry for NMB. As the destination marketing organization for the city, we will continue to strategise and market the destination for continuous improvement and industry sustainability.”

 

The top 3 contributing provinces to domestic arrivals were Eastern Cape, Gauteng and the Western Cape. The top 10 nature of enquiries received at all the Visitor Information Centres for December 2013 were for Sanparks, brochures, historical, accommodation, directions, entertainment & shopping, attractions, other Regions, information links, and contact details. Although foreign visits increase throughout the year from February, the data collected reflected the top 3 international country contributors for December 2013 were Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

 

Visitors choose Nelson Mandela Bay for a variety of reasons such as the friendly atmosphere, warm welcome from locals and the possibility of discovering freedom through a variety of activities and attractions. NMBT confirmed part strategy to increase traffic to the destination for December 2013 was to create packages which made the destination accessible and affordable to all while providing an unforgettable experience.

 

NMBT will continue to market the destination through packages, events and creative campaigns for tourism growth and sustainability throughout the year. For information on events, the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass and other packages visit www.nmbt.co.za

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 January 30, 2014
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THE HERALD VOLKSWAGEN CYCLE TOUR ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULE

BY Harwood Promotions
Road closure schedule for Saturday 1 February 2014 (Powerade Family Events)Road closes atRoad re-opens
Marine Drive closed from the Boardwalk to Noordhoek9:00 AM12:00 PM
   
   
Road closure schedule for Sunday 2 February 2014 (55km Pursuit)Road closes atRoad re-opens
Marine Drive closed from 2nd Ave to Humewood Bridge3:00 AM1:30 PM
Marine Drive closed from the Boardwalk to Walmer Boulevard5:00 AM7:40 AM
Walmer Boulevard closed from the fire station to Old Seaview Road turn off (Mount Pleasant)5:00 AM8:15 AM
Old Seaview Road closed from Mount Pleasant to Seaview Road (Bushy Park Farm)5:15 AM8:45 AM
Seaview Road closed from Seaview Spar to Heron Road6:30 AM11:45 AM
Heron Road closed from Seaview Road to Sardinia Bay Road6:30 AM11:45 AM
Sardinia Bay Road closed from Heron Road (mashee golf course) to Victoria Drive (Rover)6:30 AM12:15 PM
Victoria Drive closed from Sardinia Bay Road to Marine Drive (Schoenies)6:45 AM12:30 PM
Marine Drive closed from Schoenies to the Boardwalk6:45 AM1:30 PM
   
Road closure schedule for Sunday 2 February 2014 (106km Classic)Road closes atRoad re-opens
Lakeside Road closed from Old Seaview Road to Kragga Kamma Road5:30 AM9:00 AM
Kragga Kamma Road closed from Lakeside Road to Butterfield Road5:30 AM9:15 AM
Butterfield Road closed from Kragga Kamma Road to Lakeside Road (near Traffic College)5:45 AM9:15 AM
Lakeside Road (near Traffic College) closed from Butterfield Road to Seaview Road (Mini Mark shop)5:45 AM9:30 AM
Seaview Road closed from Lakeside Road to Cape Road (Greenbushes Motel)5:45 AM9:30 AM
Cape Road closed from Seaview Road (Greenbushes Motel) to St Albans Road5:45 AM9:30 AM
St Albans Road / Van Stadens Road closed from Cape Road to Draaifontein Road6:00 AM9:45 AM
Draaifontein Road closed from Van Stadens Road to De Stades Road6:00 AM10:15 AM
De Stades Road closed from Draaifontein Road to Beachview Road6:15 AM10:30 AM
Beachview Road closed from De Stades Road to Seaview Road (Seaview Spar)6:15 AM11:00 AM
Seaview Road closed from Seaview Spar to Heron Road6:30 AM11:45 AM
Heron Road closed from Seaview Road to Sardinia Bay Road6:30 AM11:45 AM
Sardinia Bay Road closed from Heron Road (mashee golf course) to Victoria Drive (Rover)6:30 AM12:15 PM
Victoria Drive closed from Sardinia Bay Road to Marine Drive (Schoenies)6:45 AM12:30 PM
Marine Drive closed from Schoenies to the Boardwalk6:45 AM1:30 PM
   
Notes:  
Roads close 1 hour before cyclists are expected at each intersection  
Roads re-open when last cyclist is through the relevant intersection (re-opening times are estimates)  
   
Spectator Info:  
ETA for leading 106km riders at Sprint Hotspot - Tony's Appliances / Builders Warehouse:06:15 
ETA for leading 106km riders at Spectator Hotspot - Lake Farm (see spectator map for directions):06:30 
ETA for leading 106km riders at King of the Mountain Hotspot - Maitland:07:15 
   
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 January 29, 2014
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SANBS THANKS SOUTH AFRICANS FOR NOT LETTING LIFE GET IN THE WAY OF LIFE

BY SANBS

Every December the South African National Blood Service encourages people to take time during their holidays to donate blood. Although SANBS did not manage to maintain a five day O group blood stock level during the Festive Season, there was still a sizable increase in collections year-on-year.

 

Vanessa Raju of SANBS said “Blood collections are typically low during holiday periods, however the past holidays were more stable and showed a huge improvement from the previous years. We are proud of everyone who did their best to make sure critical shortages were avoided.”

 

SANBS needs to collect 3 000 units of blood daily to meet the demand for patients in need in SA’s private and public hospitals. Statistics show that, although SANBS did not reach its target, overall collections had improved in December, with 67 000 donors attending both fixed centres and mobile drives. Centres in Johannesburg yielded the highest number of collections with over 15 000 units during the December period.

 

A proud donor, Estee Nickey Coetzee, who donated blood at the end of the year, said that she was happy to be ending her year on a very high note by giving blood. “My goal for 2014 is to donate at least four times a year. Everyone should commit to saving lives by sharing their blood with those who need it.”

 

The SANBS would like to thank everyone who considered those in need by giving their time and the gift of life.

On behalf of the blood recipients, their loved ones and the SANBS team – thank you South Africa. We appreciate every donation made. We appreciate your continued support and dedication to this vital cause.

 

Minimum requirements to be a donor:

• Be between the ages of 16 – 65 years

• Weigh more than 50 kg

• Be in good health

• Live a sexually safe lifestyle

 

How to find the nearest donor centre?

Contact 0800 11 9031 | www.sanbs.org.za | Facebook.com/SANBS | Twitter @theSANBS

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 January 29, 2014
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FRIENDLY CITY WIN FOR NGUNUZA

BY Harwood Promotions

Sandile Ngunuza warmed up for the Comrades and defended his title with a fine victory in slightly cooler and windy weather conditions at The Herald Rafi’s Builders Warehouse Friendly City Marathon at Fountain Vineyard Church fields on Saturday.

Sandile, of Nedbank Running Club, who won in a time of two hours, 30 minutes and 2 seconds, cited his preparation for Comrades as the reason for his smooth performance.

 

“The new Friendly City Marathon route was a good training run, as the first 21km was flat and fast, followed by the more challenging and hilly second 21km, running into the wind,”Ngunuza said.

Ngunuza has his sights set on finishing in the top 10 of the Comrades, after ending in 14th place last year.

Masande Mlonyeni was second in 2.32.59, with George Ntshiliza, in third place in 2.33.20, both runners were from Nedbank Running Club. Sandile, Masande and George ran together until the 35km mark when Sandile broke away to take the lead.

Ntombesintu Mfunzi , of Nedbank Running Club, finished effortlessly, defending her title and improving her time in 3.16.24.

“I enjoyed the route, it was good training for the Two Oceans, the race was well organized and the support along the route was amazing”, said Ntombesintu.

 

Jane Barnardo of Body Concept, came second, with a time of 3.17.54.

Barnardo said, “I enjoyed the race but the return 21km was tough, running uphill and into the wind. Catherine Van Der Walt, also of Body Concept , finished third in 3.27.45.

 

In the men’s 10km event, Zolani Ngqaqa, of Absa NMMU Athletics Club, defended his winning position for the third consecutive year in a time of 32.01.

 

Frans Melikhaya of Nedbank Running Club, finished in second position in a time of 32.26 followed by Mzolisi Makhanda, of Nedbank Running Club, in third position in 32.31.

 

The first woman to finish the 10km was Adri Wessels in 40.45. Adri recently returned to South Africa and is living in Walmer Heights.  “The route was very comfortable for me as this is my regular training route,” said Wessels.  Adri was followed by Thabisa Sirayi of Lions Athletic Club, 42.07. Freedah Ncube of Absa NMMU Athletics Club came third, 43.22.

 

Mzolisi Makhanda was the first man home in the 5km fun run, while Kayla Nell was the first women to finish the 5km.

Aurecon were rewarded for their amazing support to runners along the route when they won the best watering point trophy.

The event ended with the popular prize giving and lucky draw where a large crowd relaxed on the grounds of Fountain Vineyard Church.

 

Rafi’s Appliances and Mattresses , Builders Warehouse and Adidas sponsored prizes valued at over R40 000, to huge applause from the audience.  Race director, Alan Taylor, said organizing club, Achilles, was very happy with the outcome of the race, which had enjoyed an increase in both runners and spectator support this year.

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 January 26, 2014
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MTN RADIO AWARDS 2014 – LISTENERS HAVE A SAY!

BY MTN Radio Awards

TO VOTE FOR BAYFM SEND THE WORD 'BAY' TO 40616.

 

Listeners have a definite say with regard to one of the categories in the MTN Radio Awards - the My Station Award category. The category is divided into two awards:

  • My Station Votes – which goes to the station that generates the most votes
  • My Station Most Loyal Listeners – which goes to the station which generates the most votes as a ratio against their RAMS audience numbers

“This category has proved extremely popular with stations and listeners alike and generated almost 400 000 votes in 2013” says Lance Rothschild, MTN Radio Awards CEO. “It ran exceptionally well last year with the awards going to Umhlobo Wenene FM and Radio Pretoria respectively.”
“The opinions of the listener are extremely important to us at MTN and we feel that this category provides the listeners with the opportunity to cast a vote in the MTN Radio Awards” says Brian Gouldie, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN. “We’re really looking forward to seeing who will win this category this year.”
Station participation in the My Station Award is voluntary and listeners are requested to vote by sending in the station’s code via SMS to 40616. All voters go into a draw where one lucky winner will win a trip for two to the United States of America. Delta Air Lines have sponsored two return air tickets and three nights of accommodation for two people sharing in Florida (choice of Miami / Fort Lauderdale / Tampa / Orlando). In addition, the winner will win two tickets to the MTN Radio Awards gala dinner and a smartphone with R500 airtime. Each SMS costs R 1.00 and (Terms and Conditions Apply).
Audience voting in the My Station Awards closes at midnight on Monday 31 March.

 

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 January 19, 2014
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2013 MATRIC RESULTS AVAILABLE NOW

BY BayFM

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MATRICULANTS

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced in a media briefing on SABC 1 on Monday that the class of 2013 received a pass rate of 78.2%. Matrics will be able to get their individual results from Tuesday 7 January at 06:00.

Results will be available at schools, exam centres or in major newspapers. They can also be obtained from the department of basic education’s website.

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric pass rate increased to 98.6% for 2013.

 

(Source: NEWS24.com)

 

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 January 06, 2014
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

BY BayFM

Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Campus BayFM trading as BayFM will be held at:

 

Victory Ministries International (VMI)

Minor Hall, Cnr Standford Road and Aubrey Street

Gelvan Park, Port Elizabeth

 

on Saturday, 25 January 2013

at 10h00

 

for the following business:

 

To confirm the Minutes of the Previous Annual General Meeting.

  1. To transact such other business as may be transacted at an Annual General Meeting.

 The minutes of the previous meeting are available upon request from the General Manager, Antonio Venturini.

 

RSVP by Thursday, 23 January 2014 to agm2014@bayfm.co.za

Proxy form attached hereto and available from the BayFM Office.

 

BY ORDER OF THE INTERIM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

DAVID ALEXANDER

Place: Port Elizabeth

4 January 2014

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 January 04, 2014
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substance abusers turn over a new leaf

BY Bay FM
 A group of substance abusers in the Gelvandale area have been given a new lease on life this past week, after attending the Anathallo 10 Step Recovery & Life Skills Impartation Workshop.The program, written and presented by Ignacio Schneider, aims to assist substance abusers towards recove...  read more
 October 26, 2016
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Local is “LekkaMos” with Bay FM 107.9

BY Bay FM
 BayFM 107.9 is making good on the slogan ‘Our Community, Your radio’ with the launch of its exciting new campaign ‘#LekkaMos’.  The # LekkaMos concept, aimed at providing a platform of exposure for home-grown talent, is set to revolutionise both marketing of and appreciation ...  read more
 August 23, 2016
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PAINT YOUR WORLD PURPLE

BY CANSA
Join the BayFM Team as we paint our world purple!  read more
 February 10, 2016
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GOSPEL SHOW MOVED AFTER UITENHAGE MUSIC SCAM

BY Sipho Ngwema
  The Gospel Music Festival of the Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival scheduled to take place at the Jabavu Stadium in Uitenhage this Saturday has been postponed to September 05. The announcement follows media reports of a music scam that left scorers of concert-goers, local com...  read more
 July 09, 2015
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AWARD-WINNING ENGLISH AND AFRIKAANS DREAM TEAM COLLABORATION

BY Starburst Music
He opened for Bon Jovi during their 2013 Because We Can world tour in South Africa and regularly performs in the UK and US.  He has won Wawela Music Award for ‘Best Male Artist & Composer’ and was nominated for ‘Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatrical Documentary&r...  read more
 June 18, 2015
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FAIRVIEW’S SPECTACULAR DERBY

BY Fairview Racecourse
The SW Security East Cape Derby and Prawn Festival meeting at Fairview on Sunday was an enormous success and a vibrant crowd of over 5000 racegoers cheered home the horses enthusiastically for all nine of the races.The Joey Ramsden-trained St Tropez stamped himself as a stayer with a very bright fu...  read more
 May 11, 2015
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