Mthethwa says no to EC name objections
Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, has rejected objections raised on recent geographical name changes in the Eastern Cape. In February the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture gazetted twenty-three names that Minister Mthethwa had approved on geographical name changes in the Eastern Cape. The name changes included... Read more
Funding bonanza for Komani Fresh Market, Chris Hani Co-ops
The Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) presented landmark multimillion-rand support to Komani’s agro-processing packhouse in Cacadu Town (Lady Frere) on Friday. The R15 million funding for the packhouse was made possible through the Provincial Economic Stimulus Fund. Another five co-operatives from the Chris Hani District... Read more
Eastern Cape welcomes latest job stats
Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Mlungisi Mvoko welcomes the decline in the unemployment rate in the province. The decline is significant as it reflects a continuation of the labour market recovery from COVID-19 lockdowns, but the province is not out of the woods as the third... Read more
SIU launches East London IDZ investigation
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has confirmed that it will investigate allegations of corruption and maladministration, at the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) in the Eastern Cape. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed Proclamation R.20 of 2021. The proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate allegations of corruption... Read more
VWSA welcomes 520 YES candidates
Another 520 unemployed youth have been given a chance to gain invaluable work experience, through Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) support of the national Youth Employment Service (YES) programme. Of the 520 candidates in the 2021 intake, 270 will be hosted at VWSA sites in Kariega (formerly Uitenhage) and... Read more
SEZs continue to perform well
South Africa’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) continue to thrive despite the challenges brought on by COVID-19, says Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Nomalungelo Gina. In a statement on Tuesday, Gina said the SEZ programme continues to attract investors. “This has seen the value of operational investments increasing... Read more
Survey highlights SA’s most in-demand scarce skills
Xpatweb’s Critical Skills Survey 2020/21 highlights the most in demand scarce skills the country is facing, which has led to businesses seeking to recruit talent from across the globe. Xpatweb’s annual survey has fast become known as a benchmark for business and policy makers. Input from the 2019 research... Read more
Job boost for youth by Bay ad agency
Nelson Mandela Bay advertising agency ups the ante, takes aim at metro’s high youth unemployment Boomtown, an advertising and marketing communications agency based in Nelson Mandela Bay, has taken aim at the city’s high youth unemployment rates by more than doubling the intake for its graduate internship programme, Bayeza.... Read more
PSJ is EC’s new coastal city
Department of Cooperative Governance Director-General (DG), Avril Williamson, has emphasised the institutionalisation of long-range planning in the development of Port St Johns as a new coastal city. This, she said, could be realised through the District Development Model (DDM) as a key element to realising full potential. Williamson made... Read more
Jarana to head ECDC board
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has appointed a new board which is headed by Vuyani Jarana and assisted by Simpiwe Somdyala who is returning as deputy chairperson. Other returning members from the previous Board are Nolitha Pietersen and Thobile Buthelezi who represents the shareholder on the board from... Read more

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