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
EC women feature strongly in entrepreneur competition
Eastern Cape businesswomen 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 per cent of informal sector... 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

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