The Coega Development Corporation (Coega) last week attended the Manufacturing Indaba to gain first-hand insights into the emerging opportunities and existing challenges within the South African manufacturing sector. As a leading catalyst for the championing of socio-economic development and a leading multi-sector investment destination, Coega is committed to ensuring... Read more
According to the World Bank, 600 million people in Africa, 43% of the continent, lacked access to electricity in 2022. Africa’s persistent energy challenge, aggravated by its vast landscapes, diverse geographical conditions, and countless isolated rural communities, points to the potential of microgrids as a beacon of hope that... Read more
Small businesses are essential to the well-being of the South African economy, employing between 50 and 60 percent of the country (Kalidas et al, 2020). In an economy where small to medium-sized enterprises are a key economic driving force, potential business ideas need to be nurtured into functioning and... Read more
Since Tuesday 6 March 2023, Coega has participated in solution-seeking discussions to enable adequate energy generation across Africa, during the 15th annual Africa Energy Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The prestigious event, which serves as the ideal platform for achieving Africa’s sustainable energy vision and keeping... Read more
Mercedes-Benz is funding a global fellowship that will provide training and scholarships to thousands of young people from around the world to implement their projects in the areas of environmental sustainability and decarbonization. To provide the seed money for the fellowship, Mercedes-Benz auctioned the world’s most valuable car, a... Read more
Through the ongoing support of Volkswagen’s B-BBEE Initiatives Trust, a former employee of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) was able to realise his dream of becoming a business owner – and a supplier to his former employer. Morgan Waterboer, co-owner and managing director of MCR Plastics, has received support... Read more
Retail chains across the country scrambled to upgrade existing platforms or create online stores to ensure they could continue operating during the hard lockdown in 2020. During this period online shopping experienced unprecedented growth, irrevocably changing shopping behaviour. Many small businesses did not survive the lockdowns. A study by... Read more
The inauguration of a property cluster in the Metro is set to facilitate more efficient land planning and development processes between major stakeholders in the property sector and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. This is an initiative of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, which over the last year... Read more
Zwide-based United Brothers Cricket Club is one of 14 in the country to have been awarded “blue flag” status by Cricket South Africa (CSA) in 2022. It has met the criteria of strong administration capabilities, adequate facilities, fielding a minimum number of teams in the league, and sustainability of... Read more
Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane is expected to further expand on the government’s outlook on the provincial Economic Recovery Plan, when the Eastern Cape Provincial Government (ECPG), together with its social partners converge on the port city of East London in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM), for a two-day... Read more
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