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CALL FOR PROPOSALS - SMALL GRANTS FOR ARTISTS

2019-09-02

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality promotes the development and growth of the arts/culture and heritage sectors in Nelson Mandela Bay. The NMBM accordingly invites proposals for the Calendar Years 2019/2020 from individual performing artists, heritage practitioners, community groups, NGOs, NPOs, and community organisations active in the arts, culture /heritage sectors, that wish to host development projects (including film development) programmes to promote growth and development in Nelson Mandela Bay.

STANDARD BANK IRONMAN AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP POST- RACE PRESS RELEASE

2019-04-08  Issued by Ironman South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (07 April 2019) – The Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship was off to a spectacular start early on Sunday morning, the 7th of April 2019, at Nelson Mandela Bay’s Hobie Beach. The cannon sounded at 06:30 AM, after which the top PRO male athletes entered the water. The swim covered a distance of 1.6 kilometres at a temperature of 18.5°C. The swim was reduced from 3.8KM to 1.6 kilometres due to the rough sea conditions and large swells.

Solar power boost for Mandela University

2018-07-16

NELSON Mandela University’s South Campus will soon be producing just over 10% of its electricity requirements, thanks to an innovative R18-million green power plant, which is being established on the campus this month (July). The installation of the two-hectare solar photovoltaics (PV) power plant, which will produce 1740 MWh of electricity per year and has a 20-year lifespan, will begin in the next two weeks, with renewable energy being fed into the South Campus grid by December or January. The new plant, which is one of many on-campus sustainability initiatives, is the result of a partnership between the university and renewable energies company Tasol Solar.