Multimillion forestry investment for Singisi
THE facilitation of a R133 million expansion of long-time ECDC client PG Bison has led to Singisi Forest Products in Langeni near Mthatha saving 200 jobs. Langeni Sawmill and Matiwane Forest employ a total of 1,030 people, mainly from local villages. Matiwane plantation at Langeni is operated by Singisi... Read more
Port Elizabeth woman’s push in the engineering industry
WOMEN have historically battled to establish themselves in a male-dominated engineering industry, having to exert themselves harder to claim their deserved place in the sector. Port Elizabeth-based Kagiso Mchunu is one of a select group of women pushing the envelope and making waves in the Eastern Cape engineering industry.... Read more
Creatives dazzle at lithuba lakho 2017 craft exhibition
Four category winners walked away with prizes of material and equipment worth a combined R60,000 at the 2017 Lithuba Lakho Craft Exhibition at the Athenaeum in Port Elizabeth earlier this year. The exhibition was a well-attended affair drawing the attention of arts lovers and aspiring artists. The winners of... Read more
Jamak rigging rides the growing rigging wave
Rigging emerged from the days of sailing ships, where a rigger was a person who worked the ropes to hoist sails. They would then use those skills in moving and lifting huge loads, and from there rigging became a trade. It is today a growing trade practiced by 10... Read more
SA cements relations with Tunisia
South Africa has reaffirmed its commitment to building strong ties with Tunisia at a business forum hosted in Tunis on Monday. SA Ambassador to Tunisia, Harold Hoyana, South Africa has made a concerted effort to promote trade and stimulate investment between the two countries. The Department of Trade and... Read more
Mthatha’s industrial park opens for business
The government’s radical economic transformation received a boost with the launch of the Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.  Speaking at the launch, the Deputy Director-General of Special Economic Zones and Economic Transformation at Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Sipho Zikode said radical economic transformation... Read more
EC economy to decline due to Euro crisis
The Euro debt crisis and inflationary pressures pose an economic risks for Eastern Cape business and consumers,  but the depreciating rand will cushion the blow for exporters in 2012, says Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) chief economist Mxolisi Lindie. Lindie projects a slower growth in the Eastern Cape due... Read more
In what is seen to be a major boost to the tourism and creative industries, the creative works of more than 80 craft enterprises drawn from throughout the Eastern Cape have found a new home at the newly-launched Eastern Cape Craft Collection store in Nahoon, East London on Friday.... Read more
General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA) Struandale plant has received its conservation certification for Invasive Species Control from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). The WHC Conservation Certification program provides a structure for cooperative efforts among management, employees and community members to create, conserve, and restore wildlife habitats on corporate lands. The... Read more
Phathost Response, a web development company, first opened its doors to help build the marketing and online presence of companies. But all this was soon to change as the company morphed into building robust management solutions for companies which needed software applications that allowed better efficiency and continuous improvement.... Read more