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Southern Shamaal start postponed

The start of the third day of the Southern Shamaal International Surfski Challenge has provisionally been postponed until 12pm due to low visibility.

The start will also be moved from Hamburg to the Fish River Mouth, according to race director Anton Erasmus.


Mist snuffs Australia's chances

Team Australia’s chances of making up lost ground on South Africa were dealt a cruel blow on Monday when day three of the Southern Shamaal International Surfski Challenge was cancelled due to the prevailing misty conditions.

After the race start was initially delayed until noon, organisers called halt to proceedings shortly before midday when it became apparent that the conditions were becoming progressively worse.


SA consolidates lead ahead of toughest day

Team South Africa consolidated their lead after an excellent all-round performance on the second day of the Southern Shamaal International Surfski Challenge between Port Elizabeth and East London.

Due to weather concerns, the singles and doubles were set off on the same 22-kilometre course between West Beach in Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea instead of the normal relay format that would’ve taken paddlers to Woody Cape in two stages.


South Africa takes early lead in Southern Shamaal

Team South Africa rallied on the second stage of day one to take the overall lead after the first day of the Southern Shamaal International Surfski Challenge between Port Elizabeth and East London.

The home team’s overall time of 3:14:42 left them about two and a half minutes clear of Australia (3:17:13), the defending champions. South Africa B (3:20:22) is in third.


South Africa favourites for Southern Shamaal

A young Team South Africa believe they have a fighting chance to turn the tables on Australia in the annual Southern Shamaal International Surfski Challenge that will take place over 240 kilometres between Port Elizabeth and East London from December 5 to 8.

Last year, the home team lacked spark and received a humiliating 45-minute drubbing at the hands of the Aussies in the event that is renowned as the longest and toughest in the world.


Unique web marketing tool for Bay businesses

A new spin on traditional web-based marketing aims to put Nelson Mandela Bay companies in touch with thousands of potential customers and make life easier for consumers searching for virtually any type of goods or services.

Recently-launched is an online listing solution offering affordable website promotion by generating more traffic for local web pages and helping users to find relevant pages for the region in which they live or do business.


Splash Festival boosts community coffers

Community coffers will swell by more than R60 000 after a financial injection from the organisers of this year’s MTN Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival.

Earlier today festival director Glenn van Eck handed a cheque for R63 597.49 to Beulah Lumkwana, chief executive officer of the Community Chest in the Eastern Cape.


Cycling series in a league of its own

The province’s elite cyclists were well and truly shaken from their usual winter hibernation when the inaugural Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League came to town.

The nine-event series, devised to elevate the status of the sport at the highest level, rolled into motion at the end of May and concluded late September.


Radio personality judges Pier 14 fashion show

Hot clothes and plenty of prizes are up for grabs when vibrant teenagers strut their stuff in the Mr & Miss Lollipop fashion show at Pier 14 Shopping Centre on Saturday, October 17.

Celebrity judge Carol-Ann Kelleher, of Algoa FM fame, will help to choose a funky boy and gorgeous girl as winners – and they’ll each walk away with R2 500 in gift vouchers from the shopping centre.


Metronomic Mecer-NMMU win team time-trial

Mecer-NMMU produced a metronomic performance to win the grand finale of the inaugural Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League, a 66km team time-trial, in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The six-man student outfit – consisting of Conrad Viljoen, Jade Muller, Jimmy Baillie, Mark Murray, Reghardt Koen and Ronnie Scheffer – clocked six laps within 14 seconds of each other on the windswept 11km course to turn the tables on the fancied Friendly City Cycles team, who had won the same discipline earlier in the season.


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