Inspiration Awards 2019 | Press Release

Inspiration Awards 2019 | Press Release

The Inspiration Awards was birthed out of a desire to hear, celebrate and promote the good endeavours going on in a society dominated by bad news. It started in 2012 with 48 leaders gathered together to listen to 12 inspirational stories, with R100 000 sown into these changemakers by 6 partners to further their ventures. Now, 6 years later, 2550 delegates have attended the breakfast-themed ceremony hosted annually by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, 190 inspirational stories having been told and R2.2 million has been given away through a community of 30 partners.

The Inspiration Awards seeks to mobilise a community of partners with a heart to empower changemakers through their unique resources, skills, time and networks in order to promote the work they are doing, while simultaneously helping them become more sustainable. Local leaders in all sectors of society are collaborating for the benefit of local changemakers. A few examples of this are the Business Women’s Association and Fort Hare University’s Adopt-a-NGO Program which has seen 10 entrants receiving business coaching from 10 prominent businesswomen in East London, as well as monthly tailored seminars and workshops. Additionally, Land of the Living has empowered sustainable community recycling drives and 16 entrants have thus far received Global Business Solutions training sponsored by Mercedes-Benz South Africa.

The 7th annual Inspiration Awards will be held at Mercedes-Benz on Thursday, 23 May 2019, with submissions opening on 1 March and closing on 28 March 2019. To find out more about the Inspiration Awards and how to enter, please visit www.inspirationawards.co.za and fill out the online application form or find us on Facebook @theinspirationawards. Finalists will receive R40 000, a professional video and an opportunity to present at the Inspiration Awards ceremony to 500 delegates.

Media Release | Contingency Plans in Place for PE Tanker Berth Outage

Media Release | Contingency Plans in Place for PE Tanker Berth Outage

Contingency Plans in Place for PE Tanker Berth Outage

[Port Elizabeth, 19 February 2019] Transnet National Ports Authority has given its full assurance that contingency plans are in place to avoid disruptions to fuel supplies during a scheduled five-week shutdown of the tanker berth in the Port Elizabeth harbour from Monday, 18 February until Monday, 25 March 2019. The berth outage will enable repairs to be carried out on the corroded steel structures supporting the berth’s access walkway.

 

Port Manager at the Port of Port Elizabeth, Rajesh Dana, said: “TNPA made the decision to temporarily close the Port of PE’s tanker berth after extensive consultation with the oil companies, namely liquid bulk terminal operators operating out of the PE Tank Farm and the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA).

 

“In our engagements with the oil companies, TNPA both advised and encouraged them to ramp up on the stock holdings at the PE harbour ahead of this shutdown and they have assured us that they have mitigation measures in place to ensure uninterrupted fuel supply to Nelson Mandela Bay. TNPA will meet them weekly during the repair period to share progress and address any challenges.”

 

During the repair period, fuel trucks will be redirected to the Port of East London’s Liquid Bulk Terminals, where there is sufficient capacity to manage the temporary diversion.

 

The tank farm landside operations of supplying local fuel outlets will still continue during the berth outage. No negative impact is anticipated for the port’s other operations including marine operations, the fishing industry, bunkering and more.

 

Dana said there was no need for panic. “Whilst we appreciate isolated concerns regarding the closure, we have been assured by the oil companies that they have mitigation measures in place to ensure uninterrupted fuel supply to Nelson Mandela Bay. This matter is receiving our priority attention and weekly meeting on progress of the works will be held to ensure the timely completion of the repair works.”

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Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 15-22 Feb

Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 15-22 Feb

Eastern Cape, 15 February 2019: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that roadworks is scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch from Monday, 18 February 2019 to Friday, 22 February 2019.

 

The planned traffic accommodation is as follows:

 

  • The left lane between Chase Drive and Dyke Road will be closed for 400m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between St. Leonards Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 800m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Johnson Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 340m, when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch during the day and reopened during peak hours.

 

  • The right lane between Johnson Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 100m, when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch during the day and reopened during peak hours.

 

  • The left lane will be closed for 600m when approaching Mission Arterial Road, when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth during the day and reopened during peak hours.

 

  • The left lane between Johnson Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 100m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • The left lane between Spondo Road and St. Leonards Road will be closed for 850m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • The left lane between St. Leonards Road and Dyke Road will be closed for 1.2km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • Roadworks are expected to take place at the following intersections: R75 and Dyke Road; R75 and St. Leonards Road; R75 and Spondo Road; R75 and Johnson Road; R75 and Chelsea Road; R75 and Ralo Road.

 

 

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.

 

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

 

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Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 15-22 Feb

Traffic advisory | Diversion of traffic on the N2 Section 11 between Port Elizabeth and Humansdorp

Diversion of traffic on the N2 Section 11 between Port Elizabeth and Humansdorp

 Eastern Cape, 15 February 2019:  The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify road users of traffic diversion on the N2 Section 11 carriageways to the newly constructed interchange ramps, before Bay West in Port Elizabeth.

 

The diversion will channel the traffic past the new bridge construction.  The N2 Section 11 westbound carriageway will be diverted to the interchange ramps from Monday 18 February 2019.  Similarly, the N2 Section 11 eastbound carriageway will be diverted to the interchange ramps from Wednesday, 27 February 2019.

 

“The traffic is being diverted because of the construction of a new bridge and a highway rest and service facility, which is a project of private developers.

 

“Motorists are requested to adhere to the temporary road signs and instructions of the flagmen and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region Manager.

 

The diversion will be in place until the completion of the bridge.

The planned traffic diversion is as follows:

  • The traffic on the N2 section11 westbound carriageway to Humansdorp will be slowed to 60km/h speed starting 1.8km from the bridge overpass.  The fast lane will be closed from 0.8km from the new bridge overpass and the traffic diverted to the slow lane.  Approaching the bridge, the traffic will be diverted to the exit ramp of the interchange and past the bridge to the entrance ramp of the interchange and back onto the N2 Section 11.

 

  • The traffic on the N2 Section 11 eastbound carriageway to Port Elizabeth will be slowed to 60km/h speed starting 1.8km from the bridge overpass.  The fast lane will be closed 0.8km from the new bridge overpass and the traffic diverted to the slow lane.  Approaching the bridge, the traffic will be diverted to the exit ramp of the interchange and past the bridge to the entrance ramp of the interchange and back onto the N2 Section 11.

 

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