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
JBay gets ready for this year’s Corona Open
With just over three weeks to go before the start of the 2019 Corona JBay Open, the town of Jeffreys Bay is getting ready for the biggest surfing event in South Africa. The Corona JBay Open is the anchor event of the JBay Winterfest, and is a huge attraction... Read more
VW surf open kicks off
With record entries of women surfers from Africa and abroad, this weekend’s Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing promises enticing action and outstanding prizes on and off the surfline. The 2019 Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley which kicks of this week has attracted a stellar field, with... Read more
Mvoko to lead EC’s economic development portfolio
Mlungisi Mvoko, previously with human settlements and was the acting education MEC has been appointed as the MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Mvoko was appointed as a member of the Eastern Cape legislature in 2018, following his election as African National Congress deputy provincial chairman. Read more
Technology  boost for Eastern Cape schools
An innovative initiative by the government to supply modern technology equipment to disadvantaged schools in rural areas is set to change the lives of learners at these schools. Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her deputy Pinky Kekana on Friday launched the two Cyber Labs at the Nolitha Special School... Read more
MBSA gives EC government update on billion rand investment
Eastern Cape Member of the Executive Council for Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane paid a special visit to the Mercedes-Benz Plant in East London. The purpose of MEC Mabuyane’s visit to the plant was to discuss the progress made to the expansion programme of... Read more
Inward direct investment more than doubles in 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s aggressive efforts to boost the country’s stagnant economic growth are yielding results, according to figures released by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). In the Quarterly Bulletin released on Wednesday, the SARB said inward direct investment increased from only R26.8 billion in 2017 to R70.7 billion... Read more
Inaugural export symposium for EC
A total of 200 export industry delegates and 27 exhibitors are billed to attend the first Eastern Cape Export Symposium and Exhibition at the Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London between the 27 and 28th of March. An initiative of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) in partnership with... Read more
Government plans to protect wetlands
Eastern Cape Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane said the national and provincial government is increasing efforts to rehabilitate nine wetlands across the province as part of the national bio-diversity plan. Speaking at the provincial Wetlands event, Mabuyane said government investing R18 million into... Read more
Petrol price to increase on Wednesday
Consumers are in for a shock at the pumps as the price of petrol is set to increase by 74 cents a litre from Wednesday. The Department of Energy on Monday announced fuel hikes of 74 cents a litre for both grades of petrol 93 (ULP and LRP) and 95... Read more