Supporting the commercialisation of primary production linked to agro-processing investment as well as small town revitalisation will be two areas of focus for rural development in the next financial year. Finance MEC Phumulo Masualle said in his Budget Speech this morning that rural development had to be “much broader... Read more
Applications by Crown Chickens for Council’s Special Consent to use two properties for intensive feed farming purposes have met with mixed success. The Human Settlements Directorate has recommended that an application by the company to use part of its property on the Elands River Road should be approved, but... Read more
28-11-2011 -A raspberry initiative co-founded by Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has tasted sweet success by winning three international accolades at the jam championship awards held in Scotland recently. Berrynice Berry Company, launched on Thursday 24 November in Molteno has attained international recognition after only a year of producing... Read more
18-11-2011 – Development financier, Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s bamboo initiative is gaining momentum with the announcement that a fourth pilot at Ngxingxolo near Mooiplaas, about 35 kilometres north of East London site has been launched. The 10 hectare (ha) pilot is funded by DGB, a leading wine and spirit... Read more
17-11-2011 –DGB(Pty)Ltd are proud to break ground on the establishment of Mooiplaas Bamboo plantation on the outskirts of East London in pursuit of their carbon neutralization environmental campaign.     The 10 hectare bamboo plantation is a tremendous boost in advancing the environmental and corporate social goals of the company.... Read more
17-11-2011 -Development financier, Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s bamboo initiative is gaining momentum with the announcement that a fourth pilot at Ngxingxolo near Mooiplaas, about 35 kilometres north of East London site has been launched. The 10 hectare (ha) pilot is funded by DGB, a leading wine and spirit producer.... Read more
The Eastern Cape�s natural fibre cluster could lead the country�s initiatives in this area says Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC).   04-11-2011 -ECDC, together with the provincial Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Cacadu District Municipality, are part of the team... Read more
The Eastern Cape has moved swiftly to position itself as the premier location in South Africa for the lucrative bambo industry, establishing trial and pilot sites throughout the province.   04-11-2011 -As a development financier, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has already invested R1 million in three bamboo pilot sites near... Read more
26-10-2011 – Cape Concentrates, that operates from the Coega Industrial Develop-ment Zone (IDZ) where it produces tomato paste, is to invest in the Tinarha Agriculture Tourism Initiative Cooperative Ltd (TATI) in Kwa-Nobuhle, Uitenhage. A report to the Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture Committee that meets tomorrow states that the company... Read more
Winner of the multiple global food innovation awards, Dynamic Commodities is benefiting from the Department of Trade and Industry’s export marketing and investment assistance scheme. Access to the scheme, facilitated by ECDC, has helped the company expand the distribution of its agricultural products to foreign markets. Based in the... Read more