Blasting scheduled at Breidbach Interchange
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) wishes to advise that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place at the Breidbach Interchange in Qonce (King William’s Town) at 3 pm on Wednesday, 18 May 2022. The road will be closed during the blast. The duration of the... Read more
Buffalo City wants to capitalise on maritime sector
In support of local players and maritime stakeholders, The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) in collaboration with the Buffalo City Maritime Cluster (BCMC) hosted a Maritime Industry Engagement at the East London International Convention Centre on 30 and 31 March 2022. The two-day seminar focussed on consolidating the... Read more
MBSA gives R800k in humanitarian aid to East London communities
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) deployed a disaster response team, with the support of the Gift of the Givers’ Foundation to assist victims of the recent flash floods in East London. Humanitarian aid valued at R800 000 has been provided to various beneficiaries from affected families residing in Mdantsane and... Read more
MBSA keeps its status as auto industry’s top employer
 For the sixth consecutive year, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has been certified by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer for its impeccable employee offerings. At a virtual event, the Institute announced this year’s research findings, presenting MBSA with the prestigious title of Top Employer Industry Leader in... Read more
East London IDZ announces 16 investors worth R3,3 billion
The East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) SOC Ltd announced R3,3 billion (bn) worth of private sector investment into the East London-based Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The 16 new investing companies are part of the ELIDZ’s efforts to accelerate the localization of local content and are linked to the... Read more
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

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