Komani gets R24m refurbished substation
Komani has had a massive confidence boost with an R24m investment going towards the Queendustria Substation, a 66kV/11Kv power distributor situated in the Komani Industrial Park. The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) MEC Mlungisi Mvoko with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) CEO... Read more
Province launches R40m programme for informal businesses
The Department of Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism (DEDEAT) in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) launched the Informal Business Support Programme (IBSP), a programme aimed at providing support to the informal business. A budget of R40 million for the 2021/22 financial year has been made available... Read more
Ayanda Wakaba is ECDC’s CEO
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has appointed Ayanda Wakaba as its next chief executive officer (CEO). ECDC board chairperson Vuyani Jarana says the corporation had reached a milestone in the renewal of the ECDC with his appointment of Ayanda Wakaba. “He joins ECDC at a challenging time as... Read more
Wild Coast Survivor show benefits area  by over R10 million
For the first time in the series’ eight-season history, Survivor South Africa was filmed on home soil on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, thanks to an innovative partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) resulting in job creation, upskilling and a much-needed financial boost to the... Read more
Jarana to head ECDC board
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has appointed a new board which is headed by Vuyani Jarana and assisted by Simpiwe Somdyala who is returning as deputy chairperson. Other returning members from the previous Board are Nolitha Pietersen and Thobile Buthelezi who represents the shareholder on the board from... Read more
ECDC set to take EC SMMEs to Nigeria
The province’s investment and trade promotion agency, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is set to take a group of local SMMEs to Nigeria to explore trade and investment opportunities in Nigeria. The opportunities, which will be multi-sectoral, will take place from 26 to 30 August 2019. The agency... Read more
Fashionistas get ECDC invite to Ethiopian expo
Development financier, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is calling companies, whose core business is fashion related, to participate in the Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week 2019 show. The week-long event will be hosted in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia from 9 to 12 November 2019. This event showcase products... Read more
Jobs fund saves over 800 jobs
A three-minute business pitch in 2018 earned Mthatha-based Spotless Dry Cleaners an R180,000 portion of the R8 million incentive disbursed by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) managed Eastern Cape Jobs Stimulus Fund in the 2018/19 financial year. The fund assists companies in distress to save or retain jobs... Read more
Four-decade wait for 105 Butterworth families
The Mtebele and Tomi families celebrated the news they would be homeowners for the first time since they arrived at the Zithulele Township in Butterworth after more than 40 years. They, among 103 other families at Zithulele Township, were informed they would soon receive title deeds to the properties... Read more
EL designer scoops top prize
East London designer Nangamso Dana (26) walked away with a R15,000 top prize in the apparel category at the fourth edition of the Lithuba Lakho (This Is Your Chance) Competition and Exhibition Awards held  in Port Elizabeth on Friday. Trading as Royal Legasee, Dana submitted a cape/neckpiece with an... Read more

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