Madibaz athlete claims gold, silver at USSA champs
Madibaz field athlete Ischke Senekal aims to use her achievements at last week’s University Sport SA championships in Cape Town as a springboard to further improve this year. The 29-year-old from Kariega, who is busy with her master’s degree in education at Nelson Mandela University, won the shot put... Read more
Vodacom R430m rural connectivity network investment for Eastern Cape
Vodacom has spent more than R430 million this past year on improving network experience and extending coverage in the Eastern Cape. A large portion of this investment has been allocated to providing broadband connectivity in rural areas in the region to enable previously under-served communities to take advantage of... Read more
Coega announces deadline for maths, science programme
The Coega Maths and Science Programme (MSP), a Corporate Social Investment initiative by the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) to improve the high school pass rate for mathematics and science, has announced its enrolment period for this year, closing on 11 February 2022. The programme contributes to communities in terms... Read more
New aquaponics unit for Eastern Cape
As part of The Rhisotope initiative, a largescale aquaponics unit was launched in Paterson in late 2021. The event plays a vital role in raising awareness of the issue among local communities. The founding sponsor of the Rhisotope project, Rosatom launched the aquaponics unit, as well as the education programme... Read more
Latest unemployment figures reflect urgent need for innovative solutions
The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) data released yesterday by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) on the latest unemployment figures reflect an urgent need for more innovative solutions to address the escalating unemployment figures in the country and here in our Metro, said Denise van Huyssteen, CEO of the Nelson... 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
Celebrating our heritage by supporting local business
Celebrating Heritage Month reminds us of the importance of supporting local businesses and the positive impact this has on our economy. Buying local keeps our South African Rands in the country, as not only are these businesses supported, but they often buy from other local businesses, suppliers and farms.... 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
National park with a difference planned for EC grasslands
South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement work is underway to establish a high-altitude national park in the mountains of the Eastern Cape close to the Lesotho border and the spectacular Naude’s Nek pass – South Africa’s highest lying road at over 2500m. This is according to... Read more
SA eyes SEZs to ramp up job creation
The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition says the country must leverage the potential of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to create jobs and industrialise the country. Addressing the Limpopo Investment Conference on Wednesday, Trade, Industry and Competition Acting Deputy Director-General of Spatial Industrial Development and Economic Transformation, Maoto Molefane, said SEZs... Read more

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