15:39 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Sports and Recreation Portfolio Chairperson, Cllr Nomamerika Soul, has cut the ribbon to mark the re-opening of the Newton Park Indoor Swimming Pool in Port Elizabeth.
Its been closed for more than a year and a half and has now finally been retiled at a cost of a million rand to the Metro.
Several children from the Learn to Swim Programme were among the first to enter the water - shor... read more
10:32 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
Half of the victorious European Ryder Cup team as well as two Major winners and three former world number ones are amongst the first group of players to confirm their place in this December’s Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Tournament Director Alastair Roper, in announcing the first 12 players that will tee it up in the 4-7 December tournament co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Sunshine Tour and played at one of Sun Inter... read more
09:44 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
HASHIM AMLA scored his 16th ODI century to lay the platform for the Castle Lager Proteas to clinch their three-match series against New Zealand’s Black Caps with a 72-run victory in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui on Friday.
They are now 2-0 up in the series and will be looking to clinch a clean sweep at Hamilton on Monday. Amla was named Man of the Match.
In the process Amla became the first batsman to score fou... read more
14:21 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Bafana Bafana have made huge strides on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings released on Thursday, 23 October jumping 10 places.
South Africa moved from 67 to 57 following impressive performances in the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 qualifiers.
In four matches, Bafana Bafana amassed eight points after wins over Sudan and Congo, as well as draws against Nigeria and Congo to propel them to the 57th spot... read more
11:34 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
A strong second half performance from Chippa United saw them come from a goal behind to draw 1-1 with reigning champions, Mamelodi Sundowns in an Absa Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday night.
The draw is Sundowns third of the season and sees them stuck in fourth place on the log with 15 points from their nine games, a staggering ten points adrift of current league leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
Ch... read more
10:13 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Eastern Province Kings U21 head coach, Ryan Felix, has named his team to take on the Border Bulldogs U21 team in East London on Friday evening in the battle for the right to play in the A division of the ABSA Currie Cup U21 Competition next year.
The EP Kings U21 side have had a phenomenal season, having won the B Division final against arch rivals SWD last week and bringing the trophy home for the third time in a row.
F... read more
16:17 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Eastern Province Rugby Union’s PE Metro Sub Union has declared their candidates list for the upcoming elections which will take place on the 29th of November 2014.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, PE Metro Sub Union President, Stag Mitchell, said they were in full support of president Cheeky Watson to stand for a third term in office.
Alongside Watson, the PE Sub Union have put forward Phill... read more
12:02 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
South African hockey player Ignatius Malgraff and Proteas netballer Zanele Vimbela were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s annual Achiever Awards dinner in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday night.
Mecer Madibaz striker Malgraff is the youngest member of the national hockey team and one of only two students in the side. This year, he received international call-ups for the S... read more
09:36 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
AB DE VILLIERS and JP Duminy shared a record fifth wicket partnership against New Zealand to lead the Castle Lager Proteas to a comfortable six-wicket victory with 11 balls to spare in the first of three ODIs at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday.
The pair came together with the match slightly in the balance at the midway stage of the South African innings with the total on 97/4 in pursuit of a target of 231 and they finished the m... read more
10:23 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
DHL Western Province will host the Xerox Golden Lions in Cape Town in the Absa Currie Cup final after the teams won their respective semifinals on Saturday to remain the last teams standing in the competition.
DHL Western Province defeated the Vodacom Blue Bulls 31-23 in a physical encounter in Cape Town, while the Xerox Golden Lions delivered a fine performance against the Cell C Sharks in Johannesburg to register a convinci... read more
09:24 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 20, 2014
THE Chevrolet Warriors finally broke their duck for the season on Sunday as they snuck home to beat the Sunfoil Dolphins by four wickets with three balls to spare in a Momentum One-Day Cup nail-biter at the City Oval.
Vaughan van Jaarsveld’s superb 118 looked to be the match-winning knock as the Dolphins scored 274 for eight after being asked to bat, but the Warriors paced their chase to perfection in the tightest gam... read more
09:38 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 17, 2014
The Festival Of Racing that takes place at Fairview Racecourse next weekend on Friday October 24 and Sunday 26 has become an increasingly popular event on the Port Elizabeth social calendar and will have an added attraction this year as it is being staged in unison with a whisky and cigar festival.
The good class of horseracing at this traditional dual meeting, coupled with Fairview’s convivial catering facilities and... read more
10:07 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Bafana Bafana were held to a goalless draw by a revamped Congo Brazzaville side at a pouring Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.
The result delayed Bafana Bafana’s celebrations for a place in the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco next year. A win could have guaranteed Shakes Mashaba’s side a place at Africa’s biggest football showpiece and although they remain in the driving se... read more
07:46 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 16, 2014
The richest half marathon in South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Bay City Half Marathon, was unveiled to on Wednesday night.
It will take place on the Port Elizabeth beachfront on Saturday the 15th of November and carry a prize fund of R350 000.
The event is the brainchild of two high profile figures in the local road running fraternity, Alan Taylor and Mike Mbambani, and has been made possible by the union of the Nelson Ma... read more
11:05 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen and the Commonwealth Games gold medal winning Springbok Sevens team have been nominated for South African Sports Awards, the Department of Sport and Recreation South African (SRSA) announced on Wednesday.
Vermeulen has been nominated in the category of Sports Star of the Year. He will be up against Ernst van Dyk (wheelchair marathon athlete), Chad Le Clos (swimming), Portia Modise (soccer), Kh... read more