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
NYDA launches district centre in Alfred Nzo
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has successfully launched another district Centre at Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. The NYDA Alfred Nzo District Centre follows a successful launch of the NYDA OR Tambo Full Service Branch. This launch marks another milestone in the vision to... 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
Daimler AG establishes IT hub in East London
Daimler AG, parent company to Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) announces the establishment of an IT Hub at its Plant in East London. The IT Hub will focus on Data analytics, software development and business analysts in collaboration with central IT MBC Operations in providing IT solutions supporting global Daimler... Read more
New initiative to support grassroots innovators
About 100 grassroots local innovators will have a chance to develop and commercialise their ideas and products. This will be made possible by the Department of Science and Technology’s Grassroots Innovation Programme (GIP), which will be unveiled on Thursday. To be implemented by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), the... Read more
Review for LRED applicants have 30 days to appeal
The Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism has notified stakeholders that its independent review team, appointed to review unsuccessful applications for Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) Fund for the 2018/19 financial year, have begun its work. The outcome of these requests will be communicated to the... Read more
New cruise liner visits East London port
The arrival of the state-of-the-art VIKING SUN cruise liner at the Port of East London today closed the port’s 2018-19 cruise season on a high note, with 830 passengers disembarking for excursions throughout the city – the highest ever, according to the port’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Terry Taylor. East... Read more
Department  seeks means to boost SMMEs in SEZs
The Department of Small Business Development has commissioned a research study into opportunities and best practices for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) within the Special Economic Zones Programme. The study will be concluded and approved in June. It will look at international best practice of SMMEs within SEZs... Read more