Eastern Cape women finalists feature strongly in entrepreneur competition
Eastern Cape business women are holding their own in male dominated sectors such as construction, information and communications technology and the green industries, says SMME Business LaunchPad Competition on the announcement of the province’s finalists. Nationally, women are proving to be enterprising people making up 70 percent of informal... Read more
02-12-2010 – In a move that is likely to place the Eastern Cape at the forefront of hazelnut production in the African continet, global confectionary giant, the Ferrero Group, and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) have launched a 24 hectare (ha) hazelnut pilot project in the Queenstown area. The... Read more
Eastern part of the province not untouched by drought conditions as dam levels continue to fall 23-11-2010 -The current status of water supply for the greater East London area, known as the Amathole System, is only sufficient for the next two years under the current drought conditions, Amatola Water... Read more
Eastern Cape’s businesses show off their success at accessing global opportunity through ECDC’s electronic buyers website.   23-11-2010 – Annette Oelofse says her mohair and wool product business is set for expansion, following leads that came with using Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s (ECDC) trade facilitation portal known as E-Platform. Oelofse... Read more
23-11-2010 – After more than 30 years, Ongeluksnek farmer Malefane Ramotsamai says farming is still is the heart of survival for his family. His farm Avondale Farm, in Matatiele, is now part of AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s maize project. “I have educated my children by selling maize and livestock. I have... Read more
We intend opening our own outlets, starting in EC and growing from there. The 50 machines and the material well get with the ECDC money will enable us to do this. Vuyokazi Bodlani. 23-11-2010 – The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has invested over R600,000 in a women’s development project... Read more
ECDC support for SMMEs soars 23-11-2010 -An additional 107 small medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) received direct financial support from provincial development financier, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), from 800 last year to 907 in 2009/2010. This represents a 12% increase in direct financial support to SMMEs. This... Read more
Emerging farmers from area planted paprika which is used in the Robertson spices.                       23-11-2010 – A landmark agreement which will be signed tomorrow will see rural development agency AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s (EC) crops being used in leading food, home... Read more
Multi-million rand water conservation initiatives for Amatola Water to address strained infrastructure and address serious water losses 23-11-2010 -Eastern Cape water utility, Amatola Water, is currently engaged in a number of multi-million rand water conservation initiatives in a bid to reduce serious water losses in the Eastern Cape. The... Read more
CEO says its heritage is strength for developing the Eastern Cape’s untapped film industry.     23-11-2010 -The MEC for economic development and environmental affairs Mcebisi Jonas lauded the film industry sector development plan as a positive step for diversifying the economy and developing rural communities. The film industry... Read more