The establishment of regional e-skills knowledge centre network hubs is meant to increase. 10-12-2010 -Walter Sisulu University was chosen as the first university to house the establishment of one of nine e-skills knowledge centre network hubs last month in East London. This move came out of an e-skills summit... Read more
Multi-million commission deal for property brokers who bring investors to East London. 10-12-2010 – Brokers can earn up to a maximum of R4,3 million for the successful and settlement of a manufacturing investment into the IDZ. Property specialists and investment brokers can now earn a commission on facilitation of... Read more
Diversification strategy aims to target new sectors for the East London IDZ 10-12-2010 -With its value proposition for the automotive industry successfully completed, the East London IDZ is now starting to work on diversification into other sectors, says CEO Simphiwe Kondlo. ASP success drawing investors The success of the... Read more
Former president of the Black Management Forum Bheki Sibiya says black empowerment is a multi generation project which would take about 30 to 40 years to implement. 10-12-2010 -Forthright comments from Bheki Sibiya who encourages black entrepreneurs to ‘travel the road less travelled’ and to seek new skills. “If... Read more
EC plant will help develop production capacity in South Africa. 10-12-2010 -The highly innovative Matla Diamond Polishing plant located in the East London IDZ will have eight times the production capacity of a manual similar sized operation due to new technologies used. Matla benchmarked with the world’s best plants... Read more
IT system to manage a multi-campus environment from a central point, protect the university�s intellectual property and assist with effective disaster recovery 06-12-2010 -Walter Sisulu University (WSU), established in July 2005, was named in honour of an icon of the South African liberation struggle, the late Walter Max Ulyate... Read more
ECDC unpacks the challenges of infrastructure in the province as its plans to diversify from the automotive sector. 06-12-2010 -ECDC’s Phakamisa George and Mlamli Nodada share their insights on the areas that need to improve to support the budding agro-processing sector’s development in the Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape’s... Read more
Former State House now to be used for student work-integrated learning 06-12-2010 -Walter Sisulu University officially launched her luxury guest house at Nkululekweni (Place of Freedom), the former Transkei State House on the N2 in Mthatha last Thursday. The twelve luxury double rooms, all en-suite, have been tastefully decorated... Read more
Eastern Cape positions itself as hazelnut hub
In a move that is likely to place the Eastern Cape at the forefront of hazelnut production in the African continent, global confectionery giant, the Ferrero Group, and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has launched a 24 hectare (ha) hazelnut pilot project in the Queenstown (known as Komani).... Read more
A R40 million manufacturing facility for solar water heaters was launched in East London today. The facility for Matla Solar Water Heating (SWH) is the first renewable energy sector investor to locate in the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) and is a major milestone for the Eastern Cape... Read more