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
SADC should push for industrial growth
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) needs to continue pushing for industrial growth and development in the region, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. With the help of the private sector, the region must also put special focus on developing skills in agro-processing, mineral beneficiation, energy and pharmaceuticals. This will enable... Read more
SA companies to show off wares at Ghana Trade Fair
Local companies are set to partake in the Ghana International Trade Fair that gets underway later this week. A group of 20 South African companies specialising in agro-processing, chemicals, clothing and textiles, forestry furniture, creative industries, built environment and capital equipment will exhibit their products and services at the... Read more
Coega, dti encourage investment in the agro-processing sector
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) conducted a workshop at the Coega Business Centre last week which was attended by more than 20 companies from the Agriculture/Agro-processing sector in the Eastern Cape. The workshop, held at the CDC Business Centre, focused on... Read more
50-50 policy upskilling farm workers
Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says his department has entered into an agreement with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to help farm workers to become farm owners. The Minister said this when answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday.... Read more
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has commended a farming project, which harnesses the power of the sun to grow vegetables. The Minister visited the SUNfarming project, situated at the North West University in Potchefstroom, on Tuesday. The solar powered vegetable growing project was born from a partnership... Read more
Sundale Free Range Dairy is the largest private dairy in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa that produces fresh milk. It is situated in the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ), the hub of industry in this vibrant family oriented town. Contact 1 Ikhala RoadLower Chester, IDZ, East... Read more
The Eastern Cape Rural Finance Corporation (ECRFC) is a people-friendly organisation set up by the Eastern Cape Government to fund, promote and support rural development and entrepreneurial enterprise in the rural areas. Read more
11-02-2014 – Red Crest Farms is planning to establish three new chicken houses, each with a capacity of 40 000 birds on 1.2 hectares of land at Stutterheim. The facility, that involves a capital investment of R14 million and will generate a projected yearly income of R28.5 million, will... Read more
26-08-2013 -“Access to the massive Chinese consumer market offers fantastic opportunities for Eastern Cape agroprocessing ventures as it could serve as a channel for its products to larger markets within China and the rest of the world,” Carara Agroprocessing managing director Mike Duxbury says. One of the largest processors... Read more

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