SUV EC challenge set for early March
The Siyavuya Foundation will deliver the third rendition of the annual SUV Challenge – Eastern Cape Tour this year, running from 3 to 7 March 2021. Launched in 2018 by the Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, then MEC for Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, the SUV Challenge... Read more
Name changes for EC
A number of name changes for towns, cities and airports in the Eastern Cape, have been published in the Government Gazette. “The transformation of the naming landscape is a critical component of the heritage landscape as a whole. The most notable change in the Eastern Cape Province is that... Read more
EC aims to transform the economy
The Eastern Cape government will in the next 12 months focus its attention to transforming its economy and creating jobs as the province rebuilds from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Premier Oscar Mabuyane. The Premier made the commitment as he delivered the province’s 2021 State of the... Read more
Coega appointed to fast-track infrastructure in EC
The Eastern Cape government has appointed the Coega Development Corporation to assist provincial departments, public entities and municipalities to package projects in order to access funding for socio-economic development. The intervention was on Tuesday announced by Premier Oscar Mabuyane while delivering his 2021 State of the Province Address Two... Read more
Critical Skills Survey extended
In his State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa announced the imminent release of the highly anticipated updated Critical Skills list for public comment by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The list forms part of a drive to attract critically deemed skills to underpin efforts to regenerate the... Read more
UIF to work out details of COVID-19 extension
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced at the State of the Nation address that the Unemployment Insurance Fund will be extending the COVID-19 TERS Benefits from 16 October 2020 to 15 March 2021. The granular details about who the extension will be applied to will be discussed and finalised by social... Read more
PE: Choice lifestyle is on the menu
South Africa’s major cities have a lot to offer, but the high cost of living there too often means sacrificing many of those lifestyle perks that wouldn’t be out of reach for anyone prepared to trade an address in Cape Town or Johannesburg for one in Port Elizabeth, for... Read more
CDC appoints new CEO
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) Board has announced it has appointed Khwezi Tiya as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 2021. Following the departure of Pepi Silinga as CEO of the CDC, a position which he executed with distinction and unrelenting commitment, the CDC Board undertook a recruitment process... Read more
Cemza plant:  Cementing down jobs
The CEMZA Manufacturing Plant located in Zone 5 of the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) valued at R600 million with a global partner footprint and supplying the local market with locally manufactured cement. The plant, which has been operational for more than four (4) years has managed to create... Read more
Coega aquaculture to generate 700 jobs
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced that over 900 hundred jobs are earmarked to be created through the Coega Aquaculture Development Zone (ADZ). A catalyst project funded by the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs & Tourism (DEDEAT) to the tune of R206 million through the Provincial Stimulus Fund.... Read more

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