Stellantis SA plant in Coega is forging ahead
The final building blocks for establishing South Africa’s latest automotive manufacturing site have been laid, paving the way for construction to begin shortly at the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Gqeberha, Nelson Mandela Bay, the Eastern Cape. Stellantis, the world’s third-biggest automotive manufacturer by volume, and South Africa’s... Read more
Bay chamber, ECDC partnership reaches historic 10-year milestone
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s Enterprise Development Programme has reached a historic milestone. It marks 10 years of empowering micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Eastern Cape since its inception in 2014. The programme underscores commitment to supporting entrepreneurship to drive... Read more
Bay chamber’s entrepreneurship desk celebrates second anniversary
This week marks the second anniversary of the Chamber’s Entrepreneurship Desk, which has grown exponentially since its launch in April 2022. To date, 250 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are registered with the Desk and receive tailored support to sustain their businesses for further growth and job creation. The... Read more
Ramaphosa’s debate to help unlock Bay’s potential as Africa’s auto hub
The President’s Debate panel discussion, which will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber on 6 June 2024, promises to be a significant and insightful event, focusing on the potential of Nelson Mandela Bay as the automotive hub on the African continent.... Read more
Bay chamber collaboration to unlock opportunities for township businesses
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is hosting the first Kasi Bizconnect event on 16 May 2024 in collaboration with other stakeholders to unlock developmental opportunities for township-based businesses in the Metro.  The event is designed for formal and informal small businesses operating in various townships across Nelson Mandela... Read more
Bay chamber, Standard Bank extend partnership for landmark entrepreneurship desk
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and Standard Bank have extended their partnership for the Chamber’s landmark Entrepreneurship Desk. Standard Bank sponsored the Desk when it was first launched in 2022 and supported its initiatives to ensure its sustainability. “We are extremely delighted that our anchor partner Standard Bank... 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
Madibaz’s continuity proves decisive in Varsity Shield
Continuity is proving to be the rocket fuel that has propelled the Madibaz to their unbeaten run in the FNB Varsity Shield this season. This is the view of captain Leon van der Merwe, who was voted the Player that Rocks after Mandela University stormed to their fifth consecutive... Read more
Gqeberha speedster ready for next assignment
Rising Madibaz speedster Ntiyiso Nkanyani, who set a personal best to annex the 400m hurdles title at the U20 nationals last week, is hoping to impress against even stiffer competition at the USSA championships in Stellenbosh this week. “My goal is to try to make the podium since I... Read more
Two major shopping malls in the EC sold in R4- billion property deal
Two of the Eastern Cape’s largest shopping centres – Baywest Mall in Nelson Mandela Bay and Hemingways Mall in Buffalo City have changed hands.  The iconic super-regional malls, which have been in business rescue since 2022, were sold to South African property company, Hangar 18, for R1.3-billion each in... Read more
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