21-11-2011 -One of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Environmental Health Practitioners has been nominated for a national award following the rollout of a successful project to curb the illegal sale of poison  in the Bay. Heidi Marais will be representing the Eastern Cape Province in the National Awards in Pretoria... Read more
ECDC beneficiary sparkles at Edgars event. 21-11-2011 -Ikhwezi Empowerment Centre is the first of the crafters supported by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) to be featured by one of South Africa’s largest retail store Edgars. Mdantsane based Ikhwezi, which means a star that signifies dawn in isiXhosa, prides... Read more
18-11-2011 -The Wilderness Foundation was announced as the winner in the Social Entrepreneur category for the 2011 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Awards Programme at the ceremony held last night, 17 November 2011. Wilderness Foundation director, Andrew Muir was one of four finalists selected for the 2011 Ernst &... Read more
SABC Education 17-11-2011 -Forty South African men, nominated and voted for by their communities for their contribution to the growth and welfare of those communities and their own families, are to be honoured at the inaugural Men of the Year gala event. The event takes place at 19h00 on... Read more
Former South African U/23 road champion Clinton Barrow could be the rider to watch in Sunday’s Mecer-NMMU Cycle Race that takes place on a testing 100km course in and around Port Elizabeth. “Hopefully one of us will win. We can both climb and we’re similar riders, so if we... Read more
04-11-2011 -Former Amathole District Municipality executive mayor Sakhumzi Somyo, and former chief operations officer for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee Nomfanelo Magwentshu, were appointed to the development financier’s 12-strong board. The appointments fill an existing vacancy and an opening following the resignation of John Cerff. Somyo has a Bachelor... Read more
28-10-2011 – The appointment of a municipal manager to replace Graham Richards who took special leave in July 2009 is to be started afresh. A report tabled by Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile that will be debated this afternoon states that he believes the recruitment process “has lost credibility; appears to be... Read more
Building a sustainable future, creating opportunities, strengthening the economy 26-09-2011 – The Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa has consolidated its leadership in the automotive industry – this time in the field of black economic empowerment, as certified recently by Empowerlogic. The Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa... Read more
ECDC’s Belinda Vabaza named in corporate category 24-05-2011 –  The Port Elizabeth branch of the Businesswomen’s Association will once again commend exceptional entrepreneurs, corporate and professional women who have achieved outstanding results at the annual BWASA Regional Business Achievers Awards. This years’ Gala Banquet Dinner will take place at... Read more
ECDC s celebrates Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet and director-general Dr Sibongile Muthwa, amongst others 23-11-2010 -With no knowledge of the construction industry, Mandisa Makiwane took the “plunge” and started Limangwe Construction in 2000 with little chance of success, barely nine years later; she has been honoured as one... Read more