Nelson Mandela Bay residents urged to save water
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is currently experiencing low storage levels in various reservoirs due to lower production at the Nooitgedagt Water Treatment works. The Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation explains that supply to the city has been reduced by 20 to 30% due to... Read more
Sakhile Mthombeni named VW’s top global employee
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employee Sakhile Mthombeni has been named as one of the top young talents across the Volkswagen Group worldwide. Sakhile joined 11 young women and 37 young men from 20 countries who were honoured for their outstanding performance in their vocations within the Group, during... Read more
First LNG hub to be established at Coega
In his speech at the Africa Oil Week 2019, the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe urged investors to pursue investment opportunities in the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Hub at the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Eastern Cape.    “The call by the Minister is... Read more
Volkswagen produces its 200,000th new Polo
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a historic milestone on 6 September, when the 200 000th unit of the current Volkswagen Polo rolled off the production line at the Uitenhage plant.   The VWSA production plant has been manufacturing Polos since 1996 when it started local production on the... Read more
Coega welcomes NMB’s airport relocation plan
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has welcomed the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality announcement of plans to relocate the Port Elizabeth Airport to the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The city’s move forms part of its spatial development plans to free up land for human settlements. “Development of an... Read more
MBDA manager joins US government-sponsored programme
Luvuyo Bangazi the marketing and communications manager of the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) joined four others from around South African for the annual US Government-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Programme from the 1st to the 24 of September. The initiative is wholly funded and managed by the US embassy... Read more
Worldwide celebration for Daimler in SA
The East London-based Daimler Truck and Bus Southern Africa (DTBSA) plant has marked a milestone in collaboration with its “mother” plant in Wörth, Germany. On 29 April, the 750,000th truck kit from the CKD Centre (= Completely Knocked Down) at the Wörth plant was packed in a 40-foot sea... Read more
R135 million for PE plant expansion
Aberdare Cables gave an R135 million vote of confidence in Nelson Mandela Bay’s economic future by establishing a high voltage manufacturing plant in Korsten, the third-largest on the African continent. The plant was officially opened by Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel on July 25, 2019. The opening forms... Read more
VW opens 3 literacy centres in PE
Reaffirming its commitment to eradicating illiteracy at the primary school level, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) opened three new Literacy Centres at schools across KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage. The official opening on Friday morning, which was attended by the provincial Department of Education’s Superintendent General Themba Kojana and Nelson Mandela... Read more
Government confirms Coega as LNG hub
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced it has welcomed the budget vote speech delivered by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe. In particular, the CDC welcomed the Minister’s outlook on “exploring more economical options to bring natural gas into the South African market.” In 2008, the... Read more