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
ECDC s celebrates Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet and director-general Dr Sibongile Muthwa, amongst others 23-11-2010 -With no knowledge of the construction industry, Mandisa Makiwane took the “plunge” and started Limangwe Construction in 2000 with little chance of success, barely nine years later; she has been honoured as one... Read more
Summit coincides with global entrepreneurship week which will be celebrated in 88 countries.   23-11-2010 – More than 300 small business owners are set to benefit from the expertise of SMME development practitioners, academics and when the fourth annual SMME Summit kicks off at the East London International Convention Centre... Read more
Development financier improves its loan portfolio to the province’s youth. 23-11-2010 – Although provincial budget cuts resulted in Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) securing R226 million, which was less than the required funding for 2009/10, the corporation achieved a 49 percent increase in loans disbursed to youth in the previous... Read more
Matatiele farming community to celebrate successful first harvest
The Ongeluksnek community in Matatiele will receive its 10% share from its first harvest as part of AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s (EC) dry-land cropping programme on Thursday, 11 March 2010. The community will also be signing a social charter which will formalise relationships between the AsgiSA EC, farmers, government and... Read more
Water utility Amatola Water has appointed former Eastern Cape Water Affairs and Forestry chief director Nomonde Mnukwa as its new chief executive officer for the next five years. Amatola Water chairperson Nothemba Mlonzi says Mnukwa has vast experience and knowledge of the water sector in the province and which... Read more
  Special purpose vehicle AsgiSA EC reached one of its key delivery milestones with the harvest of maize at key sites in the former Tranksei. Butterworth communities celebrated the first harvest of 900ha of maize and beans planted just over eight months ago through the AsgiSA EC programme. Harvests... Read more