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News - March 2014


ENTRIES FOR DIE BURGER BOARDWALK MR PE NOW OPEN!

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Every year in June, a new Die Burger Boardwalk Mr PE gets chosen to represent the young men of the Nelson Mandela Metro. This prestigious title has increasingly grown in stature since its inception in 2001. The gala event is an undisputable highlight on the social calendar of the Eastern Cape.

Please be advised that this is not a modelling competition. The young gentleman chosen to fulfil the role of Mr PE is not only to be the most dashing of all, but more importantly a young man to whom the city’s youth can look up to. Past Mr PE’s have undoubtedly been much needed role models to the youth of the region. They were given building blocks and guidelines to further their careers and better their lives.

Die Burger Boardwalk Mr PE has a proud record of active involvement in social investment programmes in Port Elizabeth. The aim of the title is to embrace responsibility and encourage a positive impact through community activities.

The titleholder will support a variety of charitable organisations.  He will be responsible to garner pro-active community involvement and corporate social responsibility support for the chosen charities.

All funds raised through various fundraising endeavours under Die Burger Boardwalk Mr PE title are administered by the official Mr PE Trust.

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 March 24, 2014
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BayFM and Boot Camp SA promote better help in the Bay.

BY BayFM

Boot Camp Academy South Africa and Bay Fm 107.9 are teaming up to make the Nelson Mandela Bay community healthier!

With Boot Camp Academy SA’s main goal to make South Africa healthy and Bay FM 107.9’s mission to serve the Nelson Mandela Bay community, this venture will prove to be a force to be reckoned with!

 

BayFM 107.9 has been informing, educating and entertaining the Bay for years and have recently caught the fitness bug. Presenters and staff have signed up for the boot camp program and cannot wait to see and feel results!

“We cannot stress enough how important it is to become and remain fit and healthy; we invite our listeners to come along and train with us”, says BayFM Breakfast Show presenter and Boot Camp Brand Ambassador, Rob Taylor.

Boot Camp Academy SA provides military style FUN fitness training focusing on health and wellness and sustainable lifestyle changes.

 

Boot camp training provides a unique and exciting way of getting into shape. By offering different exercises every day, focusing on team-work and using the natural outdoor environment to provide innovative routines, it combines fun and excitement with social interaction whilst getting fit and burning body fat.

“Boot Camp is but the start of many exciting ventures to promote health and fitness in the Bay”, says Sharon Jessop, Boot Camp Academy fitness training specialist.

 

The BayFM team will participate in weekly exercise routines at various Boot Camp Academy SA venues around Nelson Mandela Bay and will keep listeners up to date on their experience and results

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 March 13, 2014
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VWSA’s AutoPavilion reaches significant milestone

BY VWSA

Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) popular heritage centre - the AutoPavilion - celebrated 10 years of educating and enthralling visitors this past Saturday.
On 1 March 2004, VWSA opened the doors of the only automobile discovery centre in Africa and to date over 450 000 (454 710) school groups, students, foreign and local tourists have been arriving in their droves to enjoy the latest technology and edutainment offered at the AutoPavilion.
The AutoPavilion - the place of cars and legends - takes visitors through a journey of Volkswagen’s history in South Africa. The museum also features a collection of cars, including unique vehicles, high-tech prototypes and record breaking cars. Highlights include a cut-through Volkswagen Beetle that opens and closes, the Karmann Ghia, the last Volkswagen Citi Golf, the last Beetle manufactured in the Uitenhage plant, as well as 27 static and graphic displays and over 20 interactive exhibits.
“It is a remarkable achievement that the AutoPavilion has been providing motoring enthusiasts with the opportunity to learn more about Volkswagen and get to experience some of the great exhibits we have to offer, the AutoPavilion is truly a place of cars and legends”, says the AutoPavilion manager Buyile Gqubule.
Combined with an exciting FactoryTour twice a day, the AutoPavilion is the place to be for all motoring enthusiasts visiting Nelson Mandela Bay. Last year over 35 000 (37 408) people from all over the country and abroad experienced the thrill of a FactoryTour coupled with learning more about the largest automaker in Africa at the AutoPavilion.
The multi-million rand AutoPavilion has played host to some important visitors over the years like Alex Irwin (former Trade and Industry Minister), Prof Dr Martin Winterkorn (Chairman of the Board of Management of VWAG), Hubert Waltl (VWSA Chairman), Nosimo Balindlela (former Eastern Cape premier) and recently Jimmy Tau (former Bafana Bafana, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates player).
In celebration of the 10 year anniversary, all visitors to the AutoPavilion will get in for FREE during the month of March!
The AutoPavilion is open weekdays from 08:30 to 16:00. FactoryTour bookings can be made online at www.autopavilion.co.za, by e-mailing autopavilion@vwsa.co.za or by calling 041 994 5941.

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 March 11, 2014
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NELSON MANDELA BAY LOADSHEDDING SCHEDULE  - MARCH 2014

BY Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

DOMESTIC ONLY – 2 HOUR TIMESLOTS

 

 

GROUP 1

GROUP 1

GROUP 1

AREA 1

AREA 2

AREA 3

Motherwell North

Coega Village

7de Laan

Motherwell North of Addo Road

Despatch

Aspen Heights

Motherwell NU1 -12

Wells Estate (Bluewater Bay)

Booysens Park

Tjoksville

 

Chatty

 

 

Ext 21 -34

 

 

Heath Park (Above Spar and including PE College)

 

 

Jacksonville

 

 

Kleinskool

 

 

Kwanoxolo

 

 

Palm Ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP 2

GROUP 2

GROUP 2

AREA 4

AREA 5

AREA 6

Arcadia

Buffelsfontein Rd

Blue Horizon Bay – FBH

Bethelsdorp Village

Buffelsfontein Old Age Home

Boxes & Shooks – TBS

Chatty

Charlo

Gamtoos

Cleary Estate

Circular Drive

Gamtoos Hotel - GHL

Cleary Park

Fairview

Gamtoos Pumps - SGP

Ext 28 (St. Elizabeth Street area)

Greenshields Park

Gedultsriver – FGR

Hillside

Heugh Rd – 6th Ave to William Moffett

Loerie Pumps – SLL

Heath Park (Bethelsdorp Side and around PE College)

Mangold Park (Section)

Matjiesfontein - TFM

Hillside

Mount Pleasant

Nokton Farm – NFL

Kleinskool

Overbaakens

Rocklands – FCR

NMMU (Vista)

Springfield

St Albans – SAL

Salsoneville

Walmer 6th Ave to William

Moffett

Thornhill

Salt Lake

Walmer Downs

Thornhill Farmers – TFM

Sanctor

William Moffett

Vaalkrans – GVK

West End

 

Van Stadens Gorge – VMW

Windvogel

 

Witteklip – FCW

 

 

Woodridge – FCW

 

 

 



GROUP 3

GROUP 3

GROUP 3

AREA 7

AREA 8

AREA 9

Gerald Smith

NMMU

EP Command

Kwanobuhle

Summerstrand

Forest Hill

Rosedale

Summerstrand from NMMU to 2nd AVE

Humewood

Strelitzia Park

 

South End

Tambo

 

Southdene

Thomas Gamble

 

Summerstrand up to Marine Hotel

Winterhoek Park

 

Walmer 1st Ave Area Area to 6th Ave

 

 

Walmer Boulevard

 

 

Weetwood Road Area

 

 

 

GROUP 4

GROUP 4

GROUP 4

AREA 10

AREA 11

AREA 12

Baakensriver Area

Arlington - ADS

Albany Rd Area

Chapel Street Area

Lovemore Park - DLP

Central Area Russell Rd to Albany Rd

City Centre to Donkin Street

Miramar

City Centre Whites Rd to Russell Rd

Humerail

Pari Park

Govan Mbeki to City to Albany

King Edward Area

Providentia

Richmond Hill Area

Malabar

Schoenmakerskop - DSK

Russel Road Area

Malabar Ext 6

Schoenmakerskop Village

 

 

Walmer 9th Ave Area

 

 

Walmer Dunes

 

 

Walmer Heights

 

 

Walmer Industrial

 

 

Walmer Location

 

 

Willow Area - DSK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GROUP 5

GROUP 5

GROUP 5

AREA 13

AREA 14

AREA 15

Kulati

Beachview – SPL

Brickmakerskloof

Kwazakhele

Ben Kamma

Central Brickmakerskloof to Russel Rd

Matomela

Beverley Grove

Park Drive Area

New Brighton

Bramhope

St Georges Park (exclude Hospitals)

Zwide

Bridgemeade

Westbourne Oval Area

 

Brymore

 

 

Butterfield - TBU

 

 

Chelsea - GLC

 

 

Chinchilla Farm - SCF

 

 

Colleen Glen

 

 

Cows Corner - CCR

 

 

Crockarts Hope - TCR

 

 

De Stades - TDS

 

 

Francis Evatt Park

 

 

Glenroy

 

 

Greenbushes Draaifontein - GBD

 

 

Greenbushes Seaview - GBS

 

 

Hilltops - SHT

 

 

Hunters Retreat

 

 

Kabega Park

 

 

Kinibay - SPL

 

 

Kunene Park

 

 

Lakefarm – TLF

 

 

Morningside – Opal Rd towards Hunter’s Side

 

 

Murray Park - MPK

 

 

Rowallan Park

 

 

Seaview Pumps - SPL

 

 

Seaview Village

 

 

Sherwood

 

 

Van der Stel

 

 

Vergelegen

 

 

Walker Drive

 

 

Waterkloof - WKK

 

 

Willow Glen

 

 

 

 



GROUP 6

GROUP 6

GROUP 6

AREA 16

AREA 17

AREA 18

Fairbridge Heights

Adcockvale Area

Adcockvale Ext

Jansendal

Burt Drive Area

Fernglen

Lower Central

Cape Rd Area Greenacres

Framesby

Market Square

Cotswold Area

Framesby Ext

Mosel

Greenacres Area

Holland Park

Penford

Newton Park Area

Kabega Park

Scheepershoogte

Parsonshill Area

Kempston Rd Area

Uitenhage Central

Perridgevale

Linton Grange

Van Riebeeck Hoogte

Schauder Area

Morningside from Opal Rd towards Makro

Vanes Estate

 

Schauderville Area

West Hill

 

Steytler Township

Winterhoek Park

 

Sunridge Park

 

 

Taybank

 

 

Vikingvale

 

 

Westering

 

 

 

GROUP 7

GROUP 7

GROUP 7

AREA 19

AREA 20

AREA 21

Edgar Street Area

Ibhayi

Albany Rd Area

Glendenningvale

Koyana Redhouse Area

Central Area from Albany Rd towards Mount Rd

Kensington Area

Kwadwesi

College Drive

Kensington Harrower Rd to Diaz Rd

Kwaford

Eastborne Road

Millard Grange

Kwamagxaki

Essexvale

Mount Croix Area (section)

Kwazakhela

Fiveways

North End Area

Masangwanaville

Linkside

Parsonshill Area

Mgengo Street Area

Mill Park

Sydenham Area

New Brighton

Mount Croix Area (section)

York Road

Red Location

Park Drive

 

Soweto on Sea

Richmond Hill Area

 

 

Salisbury Park

 

 

Stanley Street Area

 

 

 

 

 

 


GROUP 8

GROUP 8

GROUP 8

AREA 22

AREA 23

AREA 24

Glen Hurd

Algoa Park

Broadwood

Mowbray Street

Cradock Place

Bushy Park – THC

Newton Park 1st Ave to 5th Ave

Gelvandale

Deer Park – THC

Pickering Park

Gelvan Park

Goldwater

 

Helenvale

Kamma Creek

 

Parkside

Kamma Park

 

Springdale

Kragga Kamma Theescombe – KKT

 

Young Park

La Provance

 

 

Lorraine

 

 

Lovemore Heights

 

 

Mangold Park (Section)

 

 

Mount Pleasant

 

 

Overbaakens

 

 

Seaview – SEA

 

 

Theescombe – THC

 

 

Weybridge Park

 

 

Woodlands

 

 

 

Group 1

Area 1

 

Area 2

 

Area 3

Group 2

Area 4

 

Area 5

 

Area 6

Group 3

Area 7

 

Area 8

 

Area 9

Group 4

Area 10

 

Area 11

 

Area 12

Group 5

Area 13

 

Area 14

 

Area 15

Group 6

Area 16

 

Area 17

 

Area 18

Group 7

Area 19

 

Area 20

 

Area 21

Group 8

Area 22

 

Area 23

 

Area 24

 

3 MARCH 2014 – 9 MARCH 2014

 

Time

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat/Sun

06:00 -08:30

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

08:00 -10:30

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

Group 7

10:00 -12:30

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

Group 7

Group 8

12:00 -14:30

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

Group 7

Group 8

Group 1

14:00 -16:30

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 March 07, 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 recovery and restoration. It couples biblical principles with experience of substance abuse and formal rehabilitation. Mr Schneider himself was a substance abuser for 12 years.
The first workshop, which started on 10 October, was attended by Weldon Mentoor, Sagren Erasmus, Georgia Langford, Lester Stevens, Christopher Moss and Jillian Williams
 
“The visible change in the attendees after merely days was amazing. From scruffy to clean-shaven, from sagging shoulders to heads held high,  the change of heart has become apparent on their exterior”, said Schneider.
Facilitator Lucius Hufkie commented that Anathallo focuses not only on the physical and emotional effects of substance abuse, but mainly on the spiritual aspect. Abusers don’t only damage their bodies, but they lose self-confidence and hope. “These substances erode the good from every area of an abusers’ life”.
 
Extensive media coverage in week 1 has sparked the demand for more workshops, particularly in other parts of the Northern areas.
Subsequent workshops will be held as follows: West End Community Centre, 24-28 October; Booysens Park Community Hall 24-28 October; Harvest Christian Centre, Jacksonville 31 October to 4 November. All workshops are from 8am until 2pm on daily. Cost is R500 per participant, inclusive of all learning material and catering.
A call is being made for sponsorship. “Not everyone who expresses interest in the program can afford it. We appeal to our communities to support the initiative and in doing so, help put a life back on the right side of the tracks”, said Schneider.
Contact Ignacio Schneider at 073 302 7666 for further information and registration.
The workshops continue weekly.

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 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 for local talent, across all genres.
 
“As a radio station functioning in the Eastern Cape, we have recognised both the abundance of exceptional talent, as well as our responsibility to said talent. It’s with this in mind, that this concept was birthed,” said BayFM Acting General Manager, Angelique Graaff.
 
#LekkaMos is derived from Local is Lekker, a phrase often used in conjunction with music or anything home-grown. Mos, an Afrikaans word, implies that what has been said is well known or self-evident.
“This is exactly what we, as a station, discovered. Our local talent has unique appeal. Gone are the days when aspiring artists relocate to other provinces in an effort to establish themselves.  With #LekkaMos, they can now step it up in their own backyard,” Graaff remarked.
 
With a listenership of 100 000, BayFM has the base to become a stepping stone for budding artists. #LekkaMos will create a platform for artists to show case their talent, by providing airplay to artists looking to break into the industry. This in turn provides the scope to harness local support and encourage greater awareness.
 
“#LekkaMos has the potential to develop beyond radio; it is however essential that we start somewhere. Local artists will soon know that BayFM 107.9 supports home-grown talent. Its #LekkaMos”, said BayFM Programs Manager, Luzuko Qoba.
The Lekkamos show, where only local music and artists will be featured, debuts this coming Saturday at 8pm.
Artists may visit www.bayfm.co.za   for more information on how to submit music.

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 August 23, 2016
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PAINT YOUR WORLD PURPLE

BY CANSA

Join the BayFM Team as we paint our world purple!

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 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 community leaders and entertainers furious after a local organiser duped people into buying tickets for a bogus concert supposedly scheduled to take place at the same venue last week Saturday.

 

The fiasco has had devastating effect on this weekend's gospel concert as ticket sales dropped dramatically immediately after the news of the scam emerged. Security reports indicate that there may be community action planned as the result of the scam.

 

The Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival decided to take precautionary step and move the show to September to allow emotions to subside and the situation to return to normal. The plunge in public confidence towards concerts as a direct result of the scam is hopefully temporary and show will return in September.

 

Fortunately, the artists that were meant to perform this coming Saturday have overwhelmingly agreed to come back in September and assist in efforts to restore credibility of the entertainment industry.



Issued by Sipho Ngwema on behalf of Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival. For more information call him at 082 499 8111.

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 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’.  He recently released his smash hit, Indestructible, off his brand new album Apollo, which is currently burning up the airwaves around the country.

They opened for Westlife during their 2011 tour in Namibia and for Air Supply during their 2014 tour in South Africa.  They have been winning South African Ghoema and Huisgenoot Tempo Music awards since 2011 and regularly perform at the biggest Afrikaans festivals and shows around the country.  Their self-titled album achieved gold status during 2013 and they have just been nominated for another Huisgenoot Tempo award for their music video GOUD from their latest album, GOUD, which is due to reach gold status any day now.

South African award-winning and chart-topping singer/songwriter and pop/rock/dance artist, Daniel Baron and the popular award-winning Afrikaans pop group and singer/songwriters, ADAM (Hugo Ludik, Reynardt Hugo and Kyle Grant) have joined forces for this hit collaboration!

Their very first international single, SAY WHAT YOU WANT, will be released to South African audiences during June 2015.  It has already been released in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg by the European record label, Red Bullet, in early May 2015 and will soon be released to the rest of Europe.  

The single will play exclusively and for the first time on the 947 and KFM Kia Top 40 on 6 June 2015, where after the song will be released to radio stations nationally and will be followed by the release of the music video.
The song was written by Hugo Ludik and Daniel Baron for no particular project or reason – only for the sake of putting two creative heads together and seeing what comes from it.  The result is: SAY WHAT YOU WANT.
“The choice to do the song together as a collaboration didn't take much thought or time. Both Daniel and ourselves identified with every single part of the song - from the lyrics to the melody and production - and felt that our musical strengths combined would turn this song into a big hit, as well as a song we can be proud of. We are hoping that this song will get as much airplay worldwide as it deserves” says Hugo Ludik – founder of the group ADAM.

Daniel Baron says:  “I've known Hugo Ludik for a couple of years now. Before the ADAM group formed, we used to perform together as session musicians in different bands. Very recently we caught up and decided to co-write a song. We sat down for 2 hours and came up with "Say What You Want". It's the perfect collaboration song for both myself and ADAM because it carries elements of both our sounds, and it also crosses over to new genres. It's been incredible to work with ADAM. They are true professionals and true rock stars.”

#SayWhatYouWant… but this single is guaranteed to be a big hit!

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 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 future when sauntering to victory in the main race of the day, the Grade 3 Cape Derby over 2400m, under his world class jockey Anton Marcus.
Later, the Alan Greef-trained two-year-old colt Juan Two Three put himself in pole position to be named the Eastern Cape Champion Juvenile Male when winning the Listed Epol Dahlia Plate over 1200m easily and impressively under Greg Cheyne.
The weekend’s fun started on Friday with an eight race meeting on the polytrack.


The Prawn Festival meeting on the Sunday has become one of the most anticipated family fun days on the Port Elizabeth social calendar and the carnival-like atmosphere at this year’s event proved that it is growing from strength to strength.


1800 kilograms of prawns were sold and patrons also lapped up the plentiful on course entertainment that was provided.


The crowd lingered on until the last horse had been led away from the winner’s enclosure. They didn’t seem to want the day to end.
Phumelela’s Sales and Marketing Exec, Clyde Basel commented “We couldn’t be happier with the success and growth of the Derby weekend. Fairview hasn't seen that many people in ages and we can grow our database in order to engage with new faces, hopefully bring them back to the races and invite them to be a part of the Racing. It's a Rush campaign, a process that takes them through the various levels of participation".

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 May 11, 2015
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