Bay chamber, ECDC partnership reaches historic 10-year milestone
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s Enterprise Development Programme has reached a historic milestone. It marks 10 years of empowering micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Eastern Cape since its inception in 2014. The programme underscores commitment to supporting entrepreneurship to drive... Read more
ECDC creates export fund for EC businesses
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), in line with the Eastern Cape Export Strategy, has set up an Export Market Access Fund to support efforts towards accessing global markets by Eastern Cape businesses, stimulate job creation and position the Eastern Cape province as a reliable source market for exports.... Read more
Chamber, ECDC sign historic 3-year EDP deal
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has signed a historic three-year deal with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) to extend the Enterprise Development Programme for the benefit of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). Chamber chief executive Denise van Huyssteen says the Chamber is extremely proud of its... Read more
AIDC EC signs two global partnerships
The Eastern Cape automotive supply chain, represented by the AIDC Eastern Cape (AIDC-EC) has signed partnership agreements with two of the world’s leading automotive bodies. The partnership agreements between the AIDC-EC, representing the Eastern Cape’s prolific automotive manufacturing sector, and the Automotive Component Manufacturing Association of India (ACMA) and the Japan International... Read more
ECDC  wants to help black entrepreneurs through equity finance
The ECDC is set to host the Black Equity Financing Symposium taking place on 30 August 2022 at the East London International Convention Centre in the Eastern Cape. The ECDC hosts the symposium as a platform for engagement on possible interventions for supporting black entrepreneurs across different sectors to... Read more
EC brands to celebrate in export awards
Nominations are now open for the 2022 Southern Africa Regional Exporters Awards, and the winners will be announced in person at the Boardwalk Casino & Hotel, Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, South Africa on 26 July 2022. “Returning for the 2nd year, the awards recognise Southern African exporters’ successful expansion into... Read more
Komani gets R24m refurbished substation
Komani has had a massive confidence boost with an R24m investment going towards the Queendustria Substation, a 66kV/11Kv power distributor situated in the Komani Industrial Park. The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) MEC Mlungisi Mvoko with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) CEO... Read more
Province launches R40m programme for informal businesses
The Department of Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism (DEDEAT) in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) launched the Informal Business Support Programme (IBSP), a programme aimed at providing support to the informal business. A budget of R40 million for the 2021/22 financial year has been made available... Read more
Ayanda Wakaba is ECDC’s CEO
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has appointed Ayanda Wakaba as its next chief executive officer (CEO). ECDC board chairperson Vuyani Jarana says the corporation had reached a milestone in the renewal of the ECDC with his appointment of Ayanda Wakaba. “He joins ECDC at a challenging time as... Read more
Wild Coast Survivor show benefits area  by over R10 million
For the first time in the series’ eight-season history, Survivor South Africa was filmed on home soil on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, thanks to an innovative partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) resulting in job creation, upskilling and a much-needed financial boost to the... Read more
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