Traffic advisory – Roadworks on the N2 between Toleni and Ibika

Traffic advisory – Roadworks on the N2 between Toleni and Ibika

Eastern Cape, 26 October 2018: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to advise motorists that the re-seal of the N2 between Toleni and Ibika will commence on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 and be completed by Wednesday, 12 December 2018.

There will be four stop-and-go closures between 7am and 5pm and motorists can expect waiting periods of up to 20 minutes per closure.

The two-lane traffic will be open between 5pm and 7am, except when night work is taking place. There will be stop-and-go closure from 7pm and 6am through the Butterworth CBD for about 1.5 km.

“We request that all motorists plan their trips to allow for possible delays caused by the roadworks and that all traffic rules and regulations be obeyed under all circumstances,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manger.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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Countdown to Historic Grand Prix Begins

Countdown to Historic Grand Prix Begins

  • Only one month left for pre-war motoring nirvana
  • Over 20 pre-war Grand Prix cars confirmed for the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival starting 25 November
  • Over 120 of the best classic cars confirmed for Garden Party display on 1 and 2 December

SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg, 23 October 2018: With a month remaining until the start of the South Africa Historic Grand Prix Festival, excitement is growing amongst entrants and spectators alike. Recent outings for some of the cars at the Goodwood Revival will be their last until turning a wheel again in anger in East London on 25 November.

Over 20 Grand Prix cars are on-route to our shores for the historic reunion of some of the exact cars that raced in the South African Grand Prix between 1934 and 1939. Some of them are even winners of the race, including the inaugural race-winning Maserati 8CM and the 1937-winning ERA.

Never again will an assembly of pre-war machinery of this calibre be seen in South Africa. It’s a spectacle not to be missed with a historic opportunity to see these incredible cars up close and hear and smell their irreplaceable allure. All in the very place they competed some 80 years ago.

Much of the original Prince George Race Track in East London still exists. The cars will retrace the historic 17km circuit in a parade taking place between two short sprint races on the current track on 25 November. The road-going cars will then tour down to the Western Cape between the 26th and 30th November on some of the most scenic routes South Africa has to offer.

The event will culminate in a two-day Grand Prix Garden Party at Val de Vie Estate, located between Franschhoek and Paarl, where the public will have a further opportunity to interact with these spectacular cars on the pristine polo fields the estate is renowned for.  Supported by several car manufacturers and local classic car clubs presenting over 120 of their most interesting cars, the 1st and 2nd of December promises to be a classic car haven for enthusiasts at the luxury estate. The Grand Prix cars will be paraded on a short road circuit within the estate.

Also confirmed for the event are a number of Rileys, Bugattis, the Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 from the 1936 race, a local Aston Martin Ulster, another Ulster which is a very famous car, and a brace of ex-SA Grand Prix MGs, including the very K3 that Dick Seaman raced in the 1934 SAGP, amongst others.

Limited general access and VIP Hospitality tickets for both the East London Race event and the Grand Prix Garden Party are available for purchase at or follow the event on Facebook – SA Historic Grand Prix Festival.

Transnet | East London welcomes modern vessel on maiden voyage

Transnet | East London welcomes modern vessel on maiden voyage

[East London, South Africa, 22 October 2018] Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) welcomed the MV TITUS, the latest Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) Neo-Panamax vessel on her maiden voyage into the Port of East London on Sunday, 21 October. Her previous port of call had been Port Elizabeth and she left East London on Monday morning.

Sailing under the flag of Malta, the ship is registered in the Port of Valletta. She has a gross tonnage of 73 358 MT, a deadweight of 23 891.9 MT, a length of 199.9 m and a width of 36.5 metres.

MV TITUS discharged 350 imported vehicles and loaded 400 locally manufactured Mercedes Benz C-Class vehicles. Marine pilot Billy Rowe was assisted by two of the port’s tugs, Umthwalume and Impunzi, as well as the TNPA workboat Tristan Tern, in docking the vessel safely. Rowe then handed over a plaque to the vessel’s master, Captain Ulf Marderyd, during a ceremony on board the vessel to mark the maiden arrival at the port.

MV TITUS is the latest history-making arrival in the Port of East London. Earlier this year the port docked its two largest vessels to date. In April the Chinese-owned ZHEN HUA 8, a 220m long, 42.3m wide multi-purpose, heavy load carrier docked safely. This was followed in May with the maiden voyage of the port’s first ever HERO Class vessel, MV THERMOPYLAE, also operated by WW Ocean.

East London Port Manager, Sharon Sijako, said: “Accommodating these larger vessels demonstrates to the rest of the country, and indeed the international shipping fraternity, that we have the expertise on hand to rise to the challenge of safely and efficiently catering for vessels of these dimensions.”

Specifically designed to reduce energy consumption and emissions per ton/km cargo transported, MV TITUS is the first Large Car and Truck Carrier (LCTC) ever built at the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s (CSIC) Xingang Shipyard and the first Chinese built LCTC in the WW Ocean fleet. WW Ocean already has four of these High Efficiency Ro-Ro (HERO) vessels in operation, which are a specialised type of car carrier introduced in 2015 to maximise on the widening of the Panama Canal international trade route. These ships boast increased width and capacity than the usual roll-on, roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessels, greater flexibility for a variety of vehicles and other wheeled or trailer-borne cargo, as well as reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions.



Issued by:

Terry Taylor | Corporate Affairs Manager | Transnet National Ports Authority

Tel: 043 700 1043 | Cell: 083 284 1786 |


On behalf of:

Sharon Sijako | Port Manager – Port of East London  | Transnet National Ports Authority


About Transnet National Ports Authority

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd.  The National Ports Authority is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system, which it manages in a landlord capacity.  It provides port infrastructure and marine services at the eight commercial seaports in South Africa – Richards Bay, Durban, Saldanha, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Mossel Bay and Ngqura.  It operates within a legislative and regulatory environment and is governed by the National Ports Act (Act No. 12 of 2005).  For more information visit


Traffic advisory : Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village 25 October

Traffic advisory : Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village 25 October

Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village

Eastern Cape, 22 October 2018: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place on the R72 from Section 3 to Section 4 between Birah River and Openshaw Village on Thursday, 25 October 2018, from 3pm until 5pm, weather permitting.

The road will be closed between Xesi and Openshaw Village.

“Motorists are asked to use caution when making use of the road,” Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region Manager said.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Invitation to the 14th Annual ICT Summit

Invitation to the 14th Annual ICT Summit

Accessibility, cross-industry collaboration, Cybersecurity, more connections and the 5G roadmap are just a few of the terms slipping our lips in 2018. Imbizo Events prides itself in creating platforms to discuss trending topics in the ICT sector and invites you to be part of the 14th Annual ICT Summit this year under the theme “The 5th Generation Countdown”

The ‘ICT Summit’ is an annual multi-stakeholder ICT conference gathering the ICT business and technical community together to discuss ICT issues and challenges. This year the aim is to discuss the fifth-generation countdown; migration and efficiency for better overall network performance within the internet spectrum, with the objective is to serve as a tool for business development opportunities through matchmaking sessions as well as to create a platform to discuss topical ICT issues, trends and innovative ideas.

ICT has become resilient over the years with increasing industry demands, through this platform we aim to achieve the following:
• To discuss issues surrounding the field on a public and private sector scale on a national platform
• To create a network of professionals in the ICT field to engage freely and strategically about new developments in the industry
• Mutual support for strengthening infrastructure throughout the region.
• Development of strategies to overcome current barriers to access and to connect the unconnected.

In recognizing industry leadership with in-depth knowledge and initiative, Imbizo Events invites you and you members to at 14th annual ICT summit with complementary accreditation for 10 delegates to attend the summit

Event Details
Date: 21st – 22nd November 2018
Venue: East London ICC
Time: 08h30 – 15h00

We look forward to your most favourable response and hosting you at the summit. To confirm your participation kindly contact Mr. Zweli Twatwa by the 15th October 2018 at or call 041 818 3004. For more Information on the 14th Annual ICT Summit Please visit our website

Best Regards,
Mr. Motse Mfuleni
Chief Executive Officer: Imbizo Group