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Summer festivities galore in Nelson Mandela Bay

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The summer season is upon Nelson Mandela Bay, where the city enjoys an influx of tourists from around the country and beyond our borders, creating a great spin off for local business and the local economy. Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) has established exciting collaborations with various stakeholders, sure to provide both locals and visitors with an array of quality entertainment and activities for the entire family to be a part of the summer season.

Expanding the NMB brand within the Asian Tourist Market

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In a bid to establish Nelson Mandela Bay as the ideal tourism destination to the Asian Tourist Market, and to solidify relations with foreign SAT counterparts, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) collaborated with South African Tourism (SAT), where SAT President to the Asia Pacific Region: Mr Bradley Brouwer was hosted by NMBT to experience the sights of NMB and to engage with various industry stakeholders, in an effort to boost the local economy, by capitalising on the strong influence that the Asian Tourism Market has on South Africa.

Volkswagen South Africa trainee honoured by Volkswagen Group

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The Volkswagen Group presented its annual "Best Trainee Awards 2016" to young top achievers from all over the world at Group headquarters in Wolfsburg recently. The awards went to 45 trainees from 19 countries. The 45 award winners, made up of nine young women and 36 young men showed high levels of competence and proficiency in their respective fields during their training programs.

Transnet Appoints Ngqura Liquid Bulk Terminal Operator

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The Port of Ngqura is poised to play a vital role in ensuring the security of South Africa’s fuel supply, while creating a new petroleum trading hub for Southern Africa in anticipation of the relocation of existing liquid bulk facilities from Port Elizabeth. This follows the conclusion of an agreement between Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (Pty) Ltd (OTGC) to plan, fund, construct, own, maintain and operate a new liquid bulk handling facility at the Port of Ngqura.

Reflecting on 2016

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REFLECTING on 2016, South African economists predicted that this year would be a tough one for business. In fact, some economists predicted that this could be the toughest year in decades for the country thus forcing businesses around the country to tighten their belts.

Finnish and Estonian delegation excited about maritime and manufacturing opportunities in Nelson Mandela Bay

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A Finnish and Estonian delegation visited the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber today [6 December] and were excited about the business opportunities and synergies that exist between the Eastern European countries and the city.

It was the first time in seven years that delegates from these two countries had visited the Business Chamber, and today’s meeting follows the Finnish ambassador Kari Alanko’s attendance of the NMMU’s Investing in Blue Symposium hosted in Port Elizabeth in September this year.

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