Port festival this weekend

2018-11-28 06:01
Virtual reality cave dives will be on offer at the People’s Port Festival.Photo:SUPPLIED

Virtual reality cave dives will be on offer at the People’s Port Festival.Photo:SUPPLIED

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LOADS of waterside action awaits Nelson Mandela Bay residents at this year’s PEople’s Port Festival to be hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at the Port Elizabeth harbour on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2.

Port Elizabeth Port Manager, Rajesh Dana, said, “The media and local influencers were an integral part of the success of last year’s festival, which saw 90 000 visitors coming out to enjoy all the fun, edutainment and entertainment of the first PEople’s Port Festival in more than a decade.

“This year we plan to be bigger and better, and we are looking to partner with our media and blogger friends yet again to make this a reality.”

With a diverse programme of activities, demonstrations and entertainment, visitors to the festival will be able to explore the inner-workings of this busy port, the magic of the ocean, watersports and the lifestyle the port offers. Activities will be underpinned by the 2018 festival theme which celebrates the centenary of Madiba.

“We will pay homage to Nelson Mandela as a son of the Eastern Cape and reflect his vision of a rainbow nation,” said Dana.

The Port of PE has two new tugs named in tribute to Mandela – namely tug ‘Mvezo’ named after the small Eastern Cape village where he was born, and ‘Qunu’ named after the village where he grew up.

Entrance to the PEople’s Port Festival will be via Baakens Street and the Campanile entrance.


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