ELIDZ appoints Thembela Zweni as new CEO
The East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) is pleased to announce Thembela Zweni’s appointment as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 July 2024. Zweni’s appointment marks a significant milestone in the ELIDZ’s journey towards fostering industrial growth and economic development in the Eastern Cape. Zweni brings a wealth... Read more
Cannabis cultivator Medigrow locates to Coega 
Cannabis cultivator Medigrow is located in the Coega Special Economic Zone in Gqeberha. Established in 2017, Medigrow has established 14 medicinal cannabis farms across the country. Medigrow’s newest facility, located in Zone 3 of the Coega SEZ, positions the Eastern Cape as the Cannabis industrial hub of South Africa. ... Read more
TNPA develops its first water desalination plant at Port of East London
Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) development of a groundbreaking water desalination plant is set to improve the reliability of freshwater supply to users of South Africa’s only river port, the Port of East London. TNPA has awarded a Joint Venture – Norland Civil Engineers and Contractors and Impact Water... Read more
Big award for Ronnies Commercial Vehicles EL
On 9 March 2024, Daimler Truck Southern Africa hosted its Dealer of the Year awards to recognise dealers and general distributors for their 2023 performance. The award evening theme was Fortune favours the Brave, to commend dealers and general distributors for demonstrating bravery and emerging victorious in 2023. As... Read more
Transnet makes progress at Eastern Cape ports
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says it is forging ahead with implementing the state-owned company’s Recovery Plan at its Eastern Cape ports. The plan aims to enable efficient utilisation of port infrastructure and improve operational efficiencies at its Central Region ports of East London, Ngqura and Port Elizabeth. According... Read more
Golfers shoot R120 000 for Hope Schools at charity day
A full field of golfers and sponsors from Buffalo City raised R120 000 at the annual Algoa Cares East London Charity Golf Day to help Hope Schools become more sustainable by hiring its hall and purchasing education and maintenance equipment. The annual charity golf day, which has become a firm... Read more
Vodacom invest over R500m in EC
Vodacom Eastern Cape region will invest over R500 million into the network and power backup upgrades across the province during the 2023/2024 financial year. This significant investment into the network will help the region expand connectivity in deep rural areas and townships that had no connectivity before. This will... Read more
Technology group reaffirms commitment to EC
In addition to bringing access to high-speed connectivity and digital services, businesses in the Eastern Cape will have access to best-in-class Liquid employees who will partner with them on their digital transformation journeys. Liquid Intelligent Technologies (https://www.Liquid.Tech), a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, is proud to... Read more
Entries open for algoaFM charity golf day
Entries are open for the annual Algoa Cares Charity Golf Day in East London, which is one of the highlights on the local social golf calendar. “Sponsors have been quick to tee up, with Meyers Motors ISUZU leading the field as the Platinum Sponsor of the event,” says Algoa... Read more
Dimbaza set to be Eastern Cape innovation hub
A partnership between the Non-Automotive Manufacturing Cluster (NAM) and local and national government organisations is transforming the Dimbaza Industrial Park into the first Eastern Cape Innovation Zone. Government partners include the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic), the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), the Council for Scientific and... Read more
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