Great Fish Point lighthouse celebrates 122 years
The Great Fish Point Lighthouse celebrated 122 years of service on 1 July 2020. The day also marked World Marine Aids to Navigation Day. Great Fish Point Lighthouse is one of 45 active lighthouses operated and managed by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), and it is one of few... Read more
Amatola Water placed under administration
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu has received comprehensive updates about enduring problematic developments at the Amatola Water Board in the Eastern Cape. Since taking office nine months ago, Sisulu has tried a variety of interventions to resolve management and governance issues which have plagued the... Read more
East London port conduit for essential commodities
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is handling essential commodities to guarantee worldwide food supply chains during COVID-19. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown in South Africa, the Port of East London continues to play its active role in facilitating the movement of critical cargo related to the supply... Read more
Mickey Mama is DEDEAT’s new head
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) welcomes its new Head of Department (HOD), Mickey Mama. Mama’s appointment has come into effect from 1 December 2019. A seasoned technocrat, Mama brings in a wealth of experience from various spheres of government including local, district... Read more
EC a key player to SA competitiveness
Summer calendar unleashes the province’s delightfulness Officially launching the Eastern Cape Summer Campaign, MEC for the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), Mlungisi Mvoko declared the province a key player for South Africa in terms of niche experiences that tourists within and beyond the... Read more
Isiqalo, LRED workshops hailed vital, eye-opening
The young and small entrepreneurs from the four major and largely rural regions of the Eastern Cape hailed the Eastern Cape Isiqalo Youth (EC Isiqalo Youth Fund) and Local and Regional Economic Development Funds workshops as vital and eye-opening engagements. They called on the Eastern Cape Department of Economic... Read more
First LNG hub to be established at Coega
In his speech at the Africa Oil Week 2019, the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe urged investors to pursue investment opportunities in the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Hub at the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Eastern Cape.    “The call by the Minister is... Read more
DEDEAT acts against unemployment
As part of its contribution to the Eastern Cape Province’s Mandela Day celebrations today, the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), the Department helped clear five major illegal dumping sites in James Calata (Jamestown).  This clearing is led by one of DEDEAT funded Expanded... Read more
ECDC set to take EC SMMEs to Nigeria
The province’s investment and trade promotion agency, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is set to take a group of local SMMEs to Nigeria to explore trade and investment opportunities in Nigeria. The opportunities, which will be multi-sectoral, will take place from 26 to 30 August 2019. The agency... Read more
Fashionistas get ECDC invite to Ethiopian expo
Development financier, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is calling companies, whose core business is fashion related, to participate in the Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week 2019 show. The week-long event will be hosted in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia from 9 to 12 November 2019. This event showcase products... Read more

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