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
Amathole SMMEs celebrate multi-million rand funding
Six SMMEs from the Amathole District have secured close on R3 million in funding from the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. MEC for the Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Mlungisi Mvoko visited Butterworth to confirm that the funds are being used for the... Read more
Bay businesses secure over R8 million in LRED support
Four manufacturing businesses have secured over R8 million in funding from the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. MEC for the Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Mlungisi Mvoko visited Gqeberha to confirm that the funds are being used for the intended purposes, verify the... Read more
Funding bonanza for Komani Fresh Market, Chris Hani Co-ops
The Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) presented landmark multimillion-rand support to Komani’s agro-processing packhouse in Cacadu Town (Lady Frere) on Friday. The R15 million funding for the packhouse was made possible through the Provincial Economic Stimulus Fund. Another five co-operatives from the Chris Hani District... Read more
New head of economic development for DEDEAT
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) has appointed its General Manager for Economic Development, Ms Boniswa Koneti. Ms Koneti, who resumes her duties on 1 June 2021, will lead a team that is responsible for promoting and administering sustainable economic development and job... Read more
R500m Boardwalk development to start later this year
Flanagan & Gerard Group and Emfuleni Resorts, a subsidiary of Sun International, confirmed that they will go ahead with the planned extension and upgrade to the retail area at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. Construction of the R500 million redevelopment project is scheduled to commence... Read more
Mickey Mama is DEDEAT’s new head
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) welcomes its new Head of Department (HOD), Mickey Mama. Mama’s appointment has come into effect from 1 December 2019. A seasoned technocrat, Mama brings in a wealth of experience from various spheres of government including local, district... Read more
Isiqalo, LRED workshops hailed vital, eye-opening
The young and small entrepreneurs from the four major and largely rural regions of the Eastern Cape hailed the Eastern Cape Isiqalo Youth (EC Isiqalo Youth Fund) and Local and Regional Economic Development Funds workshops as vital and eye-opening engagements. They called on the Eastern Cape Department of Economic... Read more
Urgent call to save oiled birds
Following reports of heavily oiled African penguins and other seabirds rescued in Algoa Bay after an oil spill at the weekend, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC, Mlungisi Mvoko has urged all the incident response teams to intensify their search and rescue for other birds and other marine... Read more

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