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Eastern Cape Business 2017 edition

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The 2017 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2006, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the Eastern Cape Province. The Eastern Cape enjoys an abundance of natural and human resources, as well as established industrial infrastructure that drives the economy of the province. This includes three ports and two industrial development zones which are home to a wide range of manufacturers and exporters. The 2017 edition includes an in-depth look at the province’s two Industrial Development Zones, a focus on skills development and investment climate information from the Nelson Mandela Business Chamber and the Border-Kei Chamber of Business.


ADVERTORIAL Nedbank’s new brand promise focuses on client engagement that creates a better understanding Mawande Shugu, Nedbank Regional General Manager, Branch Networks, explains how Nedbank works with communities to deliver banking solutions. through community development, skills development, education and job creation, as well as environmental conservation. These play a vital role in building a sustainable economy and vibrant society. We believe our fast-growing presence in communities goes a long way in enabling greater financial inclusion while contributing towards economic growth,’ concludes Shugu. Nedbank continues to build on its clientcentred strategy aimed at delivering distinctive experiences and channels of choice for businesses and clients in the Eastern Cape. This has seen the bank simplify and enhance its product offering in line with its value-banking philosophy based on simplicity, transparency and affordability. Innovation and technological advancements, as well as training and development of staff, have been key pillars in achieving the bank’s objectives. Since 2012 Nedbank has launched several firstto-market innovations, such as the awardwinning Nedbank App Suite, the home loans online digital channel and Market Edge, as well as the ‘Branch of the Future’ concept in communities locally and nationally. ‘Working with communities is entrenched in our values This is a unique service for clients, with financial fitness training a key aspect of the offering. Our wide range of products and services include the Nedbank Ke Yona Plus transactional account, which comprises funeral cover, a personal loan facility, the JustSave Account and the Send-iMali money transfer solution, enabling clients to transact, borrow, save and take out cover. To encourage the youth to save and build their financial fitness from an early age the Nedbank 4me offering enables the youth to transact and save with the benefit of earning preferential interest. Nedbank 4me comprises a full transactional banking account with no monthly fees, free initial transactions and thereafter reduced pay-as-you-use pricing, free eNotes and self-service banking. Should you be interested in learning more about how Nedbank can assist you to grow your wealth and see money differently, for more information call +27 (0)41 393 5800 or visit

ADVERTORIAL Making it easier to do business with Nedbank Whole-view Business Banking Lonwabo Daniels, Nedbank Regional Business Head, Eastern Cape, explains how Nedbank can help business owners in the Eastern Cape. There is good news for Eastern Cape business owners and entrepreneurs seeking a unique banking experience: Nedbank Business Banking has 27 business managers located across the province specialising in commercial industries as well as the agricultural sector. They are ready to assist you with professional advice, industry-specific solutions and a comprehensive range of financial products and services. ‘At Nedbank Business Banking we believe that you need a financial partner who not only understands your circumstances and aspirations, but also provides you with relevant solutions and a banking experience that is hassle-free. This allows you to concentrate on what’s most important to you – running your business,’ says Daniels. At the core of Nedbank’s offering in the Eastern Cape is a relationship-based model with a business manager dedicated to your business as the key entry point into the bank. ‘We encourage you to see money differently with Whole-view Business Banking , explains Daniels. What does this mean to the client? It is an additional benefit of banking with Nedbank Business Banking and means that your business and your personal financial needs are managed in one place. ‘Because business owners and their businesses are very often financially dependent on each other, our client service teams now also offer individual banking solutions to you and your staff because we already know and understand your needs,’ says Daniels. With this in mind, Nedbank has seamless offerings for you, your employees and your household. Nedbank provides several communities, including individual and business clients, with access to products and services through Nedbank’s workplace banking offering through a dedicated banker. Should you be interested in taking your business to its next level and improving staff engagement, and for more information about Nedbank’s specialised service offering please call the Business Banking team on +27 (0)41 393 5969 or visit

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