Eastern Cape women finalists feature strongly in entrepreneur competition
Eastern Cape business women 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 percent of informal... 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
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