Bakkie, cycad impounded, arrest of four suspects underway
A bakkie and eight large endangered cycads of the Encephalartos princeps species were impounded in Nqamakwe. During the operation, four suspects were charged and detained in the early hours of Sunday morning, 31 July 2022. The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT)’s environmental management... Read more
Blasting on R63 between Fort Beaufort, Alice
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that blasting is scheduled to take place between Fort Beaufort and Alice on Wednesday, 25 August 2021. It is anticipated that blasting will take place between 14:00 and 17:00, approximately 12km from Fort Beaufort when... 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
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
Five local travel ideas for Easter
The Covid-19 travel regulations have been lifted and South Africans can enjoy their domestic travel once again. Although the country has moved to Alert level 1, and travellers should still observe the travel regulations, there has never been a better time to explore all there is to love and... Read more
BAT supports EC tobacco operation
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has injected a further R500 000 into an exciting tobacco production operation which has been expanded to 10 hectares in Balfour outside Fort Beaufort in the Kat River Valley. Backed by British American Tobacco (BAT), the tobacco operation is owned by the five-member Khatala... 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
Butterworth families get title deeds for first time
A total of 105 families will be homeowners for the first time following a deal which has resulted in the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) transferring its ownership of Zithulele Township in Butterworth to the Mnquma Local Municipality. The ECDC-owned township has 105 houses and eight vacant plots worth... Read more

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