Record harvest for former Transkei community.   23-11-2010 – The farming community outside Butterworth is expecting to harvest a whopping 5 000 tons of maize this season – a 200% improvement from last year. The harvest forms part of AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s (EC) integrated dry-land cropping programme which has expanded... Read more
Prospects for expansion of industries and economies could evaporate if the available water resources were not used with a measure of caution.   23-11-2010 -IN a bid to tackle diminishing water supply challenges, Amatola Water is set to implement the recently launched Amathole Water Supply System (AWSS) reconciliation strategy.... Read more
Economic development agency appoints crafts advisor 23-11-2010 – Yandiswa Sodaba has been appointed creative industries business advisor at the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC).     Read more
More than R1 million is to help support emerging timber growers.   23-11-2010 – A partnership between AsgiSA Eastern Cape (EC), Forestry South Africa and the Grasslands Programme of SANBI could benefit small and emerging timber growers in the Eastern Cape. Over R1 million (R1 386 000) has been set... Read more
23-11-2010 -Two water treatment works managed by water utility Amatola Water, the Peddie Water Treatment Works and the Butterworth Waste Water Works were honoured for high water quality standards at the WISA Biennial Conference held in Durban on Monday.Peddie, Butterworth win water awardsThe Peddie WTW which retained its prestigious... Read more
CEO Mxolisi Matshamba highlights clean audit as well as other achievements in annual results overview. 23-11-2010 – The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has received a clean audit report for the second consecutive year and it has also managed to fill all senior positions and regional office heads. This, together... Read more
Europeans respond well to provinces spectacular photographic exhibition.   23-11-2010 – Over the next three months, the exhibition will visit Portugal, Belguim, Sweden and possibly France. Europeans love the Bathurst “Big Pineapple”, Hole in the Wall, Bird Island and bottle nosed dolphins says Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) which recently... Read more
Exciting developments as pineapples go mainstream 22-11-2010 -A dietary fibre project co-funded by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation is the first big step to revive the once ailing Eastern Cape pineapple industry. The project, driven by Ndlambe Natural Industrial Products (NNIP), involves the production of human grade dietary fibre... Read more
Exciting year for EC SMMEs as finance for small businesses grow. 22-11-2010 -Onke Mankahla, a partner in three Debonairs franchises in Mthatha, is one of the budding youth entrepreneurs financed by ECDC in 2009/2010. Mankahla and partner, Sicelo Mntonga, first approached ECDC to buy two existing Debonairs outlets in... Read more
New CEO Sitembele Mase is upbeat on the provinces opportunities. 22-11-2010 -Sitembele Mase believes the province offers a plethora of economic opportunities. Sitembele Mase, previously CEO of the micro finance institution South African Micro Finance Apex Fund (SAMAF), has been appointed the Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s chief executive office.... Read more