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Airport buzzing with arrivals for Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

The Port Elizabeth airport will be buzzing today with the arrival of the majority of the teams competing in the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, which kicks off tomorrow.

Among the new arrivals are the current interprovincial sevens tournament champions, the Assupol Blue Bulls. Another top local team landing today is the S.E.P. Capital Lions.


International sevens action hits the Eastern Cape

International sevens rugby action moves to Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape this week as a host of local and overseas teams arrive in Port Elizabeth ahead of this weekend’s Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament.

Teams already in the city include the star-studded British Army side and the British Samurai International outfit. The army squad features eight Fijian sevens internationals and will be one of the major forces at the event.


Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens offers something for everyone

There will be something to suit everyone’s taste at the second Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens festival that takes place at the Grey School campus from Friday to Sunday.

Laurence Finn, NMB Sevens’ marketing director, says they have tried to emulate the hugely successful business models developed by the Hong Kong and Dubai Sevens tournaments.


Top international team arrives in PE

More news from the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens is that a top international team is jetting into Port Elizabeth today.

The Welsh URDD under 19 team, the current Dubai Sevens champions, arrives at noon. The Welsh outfit is probably the top under 19 sevens side in the world at the moment.


Top teams start arriving for Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

Exciting news from the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens is that some of the top teams have started arriving in Port Elizabeth for this weekend’s tournament.

The Emerging Sevens High Performance Team and the Emerging Sevens SARU Team coached by Denver Wannies are among the first of the arrivals.


Kurt Darren to wow Nelson Mandela Bay this holiday

Afrikaans music heartthrob Kurt Darren – who will be in Port Elizabeth as a guest of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, PR Unlimited and Die Burger, sister publication of the PE Express – will wow local audiences on Saturday at the Grey School campus.

Having recently launched his new album, Voorwaarts Mars, Darren says he is keen to perform in front of his Eastern Cape fans and he promises one of the biggest bashes in the metro this festive season.


Sevens provides top holiday entertainment

The second Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens festival will set the tone for a fun-filled holiday period. The event, with its associated entertainment, will take place from Friday to Sunday at the Grey School campus.

The tournament is however about much more than just rugby and entertainment, says NMB Sevens marketing director Laurence Finn. “An estimated R21 million will be pumped directly into the local economy, including 7 200 bed nights for out-of-town spectators, media, organisers and participants.”


Successful PE businesswoman triumphs over adversity

“Don’t allow sadness and disappointment to drag you down. See it as a challenge that can make you stronger so that you can reach new heights,” says Kobie Potgieter, thriving Port Elizabeth businesswoman, wife and mother.

This co-owner of Re/Max Independent Properties in Port Elizabeth, which was recently named the most successful Re/Max franchise in the Eastern Cape, know all about life’s trials and tribulations. Her husband of 13 years, Rudi, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005.


Port Elizabeth sets the pace for Ironmen

Port Elizabeth is ranked among the best triathlon and Ironman venues found anywhere in the world.

Having just returned from the Ford Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater Beach, Florida, in the United States, three local triathletes have confirmed that their home city compares favourably with the overseas locations.


Landmark industrial property deal for PE

The JSE-listed property group Pangbourne has snapped up an industrial development at Greenbushes in what is being described as a landmark industrial property deal for Port Elizabeth.

The group forked out R140 million to acquire the Greenbushes Industrial Park – the largest privately owned industrial development in the city – from Sweet Equity Investments. Directors Claude Jansen van Rensburg, Jacques Bellingham, Abel Esterhuysen and Herman Strydom officially handed over the site on Wednesday (February 6).


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