WSU embarks on R180m refurbishment
WSU’s refurbishment should inject over R180m into the Eastern Cape when its infrastructure building programme kicks off. Its refurbishment of teaching and learning facilities on its four campus to will include building construction, ICT, residence and student infrastructure development. As the year 2019 comes to an end, the bulk... Read more
EC a key player to SA competitiveness
Summer calendar unleashes the province’s delightfulness Officially launching the Eastern Cape Summer Campaign, MEC for the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), Mlungisi Mvoko declared the province a key player for South Africa in terms of niche experiences that tourists within and beyond the... Read more
First LNG hub to be established at Coega
In his speech at the Africa Oil Week 2019, the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe urged investors to pursue investment opportunities in the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Hub at the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Eastern Cape.    “The call by the Minister is... Read more
East London port to receive 9 cruise liners
The Port of East London is scheduled to receive at least nine cruise liners this season between October 2019 and April 2020, while provisional schedules indicate that at least 23 luxury cruise ships, operated by 17 international cruise lines, are scheduled to call across the country’s six cruise ports... Read more
Volkswagen produces its 200,000th new Polo
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a historic milestone on 6 September, when the 200 000th unit of the current Volkswagen Polo rolled off the production line at the Uitenhage plant.   The VWSA production plant has been manufacturing Polos since 1996 when it started local production on the... Read more
VWSA partners with biggest all-female business network
Volkswagen has partnered with the Lionesses of Africa organisation to assist in developing its over 600 000 female entrepreneurs across 54 African countries. Statistics indicate that about 50% of start-up businesses in South Africa fail within 24 months due to a range of factors. Lionesses of Africa, a social... Read more
Ford gives 67,000 women to  dignity
Ford South Africa is reaching out to young women for Mandela Day this year by supporting a project that will be providing 67 000 learners with locally-made, eco-friendly reusable feminine hygiene products. Ford donated R1-million to the Afribiz Foundation in support of the non-profit organisation’s outstanding, ongoing efforts to supply... Read more
BAT supports EC tobacco operation
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has injected a further R500 000 into an exciting tobacco production operation which has been expanded to 10 hectares in Balfour outside Fort Beaufort in the Kat River Valley. Backed by British American Tobacco (BAT), the tobacco operation is owned by the five-member Khatala... Read more
Struandale engine plant gears for international demand
The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has successfully implemented its production expansion with the installation of a new assembly line for the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo diesel engines used in the New Ford Ranger, the first-ever Ranger Raptor and the New Everest. The expansion also... Read more
Ford’s expansion unleashes new potential for SA
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has emerged from a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme ready to meet the demands of a growing export-driven business in South Africa. An investment of R3-billion announced in 2017 opened up new potential for Ford’s Silverton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Pretoria... Read more