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
Government confirms Coega as LNG hub
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced it has welcomed the budget vote speech delivered by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe. In particular, the CDC welcomed the Minister’s outlook on “exploring more economical options to bring natural gas into the South African market.” In 2008, the... Read more
Urgent call to save oiled birds
Following reports of heavily oiled African penguins and other seabirds rescued in Algoa Bay after an oil spill at the weekend, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC, Mlungisi Mvoko has urged all the incident response teams to intensify their search and rescue for other birds and other marine... Read more
Coega bullish on its BBBEE
Following amendments to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of 2013, Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is well on its way to achieving BB-BEE Level 1 from the recently obtained Level 4 status; the organisation achieved a score of 85.44 points with a BBBEE procurement recognition of 100%. “A Level... Read more
Partnership to help black rhinos in EC
A new and transformative Black Rhino Custodianship project partnership has been signed and will see state land, private land and community-owned land consolidated into a single block on which a new population of black rhino will be established. The Buffalo Kloof Custodianship Project, located adjacent to the Waters Meeting Nature... Read more
Coega named finalist for employer award
Coega Development Corporation is waiting eagerly to win a prestigious award this year at the Future of HR awards. In just a week, the Future of HR Awards will be celebrating South African organisations that have demonstrated agility in the workplace and who are high-performance pioneers, highlighting their achievements... Read more
Jobs fund saves over 800 jobs
A three-minute business pitch in 2018 earned Mthatha-based Spotless Dry Cleaners an R180,000 portion of the R8 million incentive disbursed by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) managed Eastern Cape Jobs Stimulus Fund in the 2018/19 financial year. The fund assists companies in distress to save or retain jobs... Read more
Four-decade wait for 105 Butterworth families
The Mtebele and Tomi families celebrated the news they would be homeowners for the first time since they arrived at the Zithulele Township in Butterworth after more than 40 years. They, among 103 other families at Zithulele Township, were informed they would soon receive title deeds to the properties... Read more