Heavy rains improve dam levels
Dam levels in parts of South Africa have slightly begun to improve as a result of persistent rain. “Dam waters rose by 1% week-on-week, while an average national level is at 60.2% — an improvement from 59.2% the previous week,” said Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) today. Human... Read more
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
Coega talks on Minister’s medium-term budget
The Finance Minister, Honourable Tito Mboweni, delivered his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement outlining approaches to safeguard the government purse and stimulate economic growth. Minister Mboweni outlined the measures to grow the South African economy to “improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of... Read more
EC universities to co-host conference on economy
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) will together with all the four Eastern Cape Universities host the Emerging Views on Eastern Cape (EC) Economy Conference in Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) on the 30 September 2019. This emerging research platform is an... Read more
SA’s GDP grows by 3.1% in second quarter
South Africa’s gross domestic product increased by 3.1% in the second quarter of 2019, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke revealed on Tuesday. Addressing reporters in Cape Town, Risenga highlighted several industries that had contributed positively to the growth. The mining and quarrying industry, statistics revealed, increased by 14.4% and contributed 1.0... Read more
DEDEAT acts against unemployment
As part of its contribution to the Eastern Cape Province’s Mandela Day celebrations today, the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), the Department helped clear five major illegal dumping sites in James Calata (Jamestown).  This clearing is led by one of DEDEAT funded Expanded... Read more
Isuzu reaches out to vulnerable communities
“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” – Taking these famous words by former president Nelson Mandela to heart, children were at the centre of the Mandela Week celebrations hosted by Isuzu Motors South Africa across South Africa this week. In... Read more
Ford gives 67,000 women to  dignity
Ford South Africa is reaching out to young women for Mandela Day this year by supporting a project that will be providing 67 000 learners with locally-made, eco-friendly reusable feminine hygiene products. Ford donated R1-million to the Afribiz Foundation in support of the non-profit organisation’s outstanding, ongoing efforts to supply... Read more
SA pursues investments, direct funds to create jobs
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government will this year continue to pursue the investment drive which was announced last year, and that the money will be directed to programmes that will create jobs. He said this when he led the debate on the Presidency’s budget vote in the National... Read more
ECAIF sets targets to change the EC auto industry
The recently adopted South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) sets ambitious targets for the development of the national automotive industry; not least of which an increase in local content from 39% to 60%. In response to this, the East Cape Automotive Industry Forum (ECAIF) has set five-year targets for growth... Read more