Eastern Cape marketable with the average house purchase price below R1m
Property prices may be increasing across the country as buyers continue to make the most of the lowest interest rates in more than five decades, but there are still areas where the average purchase price is less than R1 million. Although house prices in the Eastern Cape have increased... Read more
MBSA co-CEO Fritz bows out on high
Mercedes-Benz South Africa has announced that Co-CEO & Executive Director Mercedes-Benz Cars Johannes Fritz, who steered South Africa’s top-selling premium car brand since September 2017, will be moving back to Germany to head up Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans in Bavaria – one of the largest sales regions in the... Read more
MTN commits millions to network modernisation in Eastern Cape
MTN is driving network excellence further with an additional R170 million investment in the Eastern Cape to offer consumers and businesses greater access to the world of digital opportunity in this important economic hub. The MTN Network currently provides coverage to over 98% of the population in the province... Read more
MBSA invests R3bn in East London plant
Following on Mercedes-Benz’s rich heritage of over 6 decades in South Africa, the East London Plant has officially started production of the New Generation C-Class. Since the investment announcement of R10 billion in 2018, the East London Plant has undergone numerous Plant upgrades in preparation for the production of... Read more
MEC Mvoko, ELIDZ STP launch R10m ICT & 4IR programme
MEC for the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), Mlungisi Mvoko, launched a R10 million “ICT & 4IR – Shaping a better Eastern Cape Programme” in East London.  The programme targets high school learners, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and entrepreneurs in the Eastern Cape Province, and... Read more
Gqeberha-EL-Bloem gets new airline
CemAir, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) are pleased to announce the commencement of scheduled flights from Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth) to East London and Bloemfontein starting from 6 July 2021. GQEBERHA (PE) TO EAST LONDON – starting 6 July 2021The initial schedule between Gqeberha... Read more
SIU launches East London IDZ investigation
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has confirmed that it will investigate allegations of corruption and maladministration, at the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) in the Eastern Cape. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed Proclamation R.20 of 2021. The proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate allegations of corruption... Read more
Lizelle Maurice to lead BKCOB
The Border-Kei Chamber of Business has appointed Lizelle Maurice as its incoming Executive Director following the retirement of Les Holbrook in December 2020. Maurice will assume the Position of Executive Director on 1 July, taking over from current Acting ED, Drayton Brown whose 6-month period in the position ends... Read more
Pinky is the East London port’s CMEO
Khayakazi ‘Pinky’ Somzana succeeded in overcoming both mother nature and gender bias to realise her dream of becoming a Chief Marine Engineer Officer (CMEO), inspired by her late father, Nkosinathi, who she remembers as constantly taking apart and fixing items in their home. On 1 April 2020, the 37-year-old... Read more
East London airport resumes operations
The East London domestic airport will resume operations on 21 July 2020, after getting the green light from the Department of Transport. “Following our announcement on 29 June 2020 on the domestic airports permitted to resume operations, I am happy to announce that the East London, George and Kimberley... Read more

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