CONTENTS Agri-processing 38 Manufacturers are harvesting the Eastern Cape’s excellent produce. Manufacturing 40 From eye drops to dog food, the Eastern Cape has diverse manufacturing opportunities. Automotive 42 Vehicles and components anchor manufacturing in the Eastern Cape. Energy 44 Gas and renewable energy are creating a new energy landscape. Water 46 The Eastern Cape is tackling water shortages through new dams and improved controls. Information and communication technology 50 Incubators and laboratories are boosting innovation. Banking and finance 52 Formal banking is expanding its reach into rural areas. Development finance and SMME support 54 Seed money is available for forestry ventures and much more. Tourism 56 Events and adventures are drawing more visitors to the Eastern Cape. Government Eastern Cape Provincial Government 60 Eastern Cape Local Government 61 References Sector contents 28 Index64 Maps Eastern Cape Regional map 11 Eastern Cape Municipal map 63 Free State LESOTHO KwaZulu- EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE Rouxville Zastron Matatiele Natal Britstown Bethulie Ixopo R56 N12 De Aar Mount Aliwal North Colesburg Oviston Lady Grey Mount Kokstad Northern Cape R58 Fletcher Ayliff Burgersdorp Port Edward Hanover Jamestown Barkly R61 N10 East Maclear Mount Frere N1 Steynsburg N6 Dordrecht N2 Victoria West R56 Middelburg Molteno Elliot Lusikisiki Indwe Hofmeyr Mthatha Three Sisters Queenstown Port St Johns R61 Western Cape Tsomo Tarkastad Coffee Bay Beaufort West Graaff-Reinet Cradock Sada Cathcart N R61 R63 Somerset Aberdeen Stutterheim Butterworth Pearston East Adelaide Fort Komga N9 Beaufort Cookhouse Bhisho N2 Klipplaat Rietbron N10 King William's Town EAST LONDON Willowmore Kirkwood Grahamstown Steytlerville Paterson N2 Hamburg INDIAN OCEAN Uniondale R72 Joubertina N9 Uitenhage Port Alfred Motorway Knysna N2 Humansdorp Main Road Kareedouw PORT ELIZABETH Railway Plettenberg Bay Jeffreys Bay EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017 4
CREDITS Publisher: Chris Whales Publishing director: Robert Arendse Editor: John Young Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Art director: Brent Meder Design: Colin Carter Production: Lizel Olivier Ad sales: Sydwell Adonis, Nigel Williams, Gavin van der Merwe, Sam Oliver, Gabriel Venter, Siyawamkela Sthundawho and Jeremy Petersen Managing director: Clive During Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg and Natalie Koopman Distribution & circulation manager: Edward MacDonald Printing: FA Print CREDITS Eastern Cape Business A unique guide to business and investment in the Eastern Cape. 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. To complement the extensive distribution of the print edition of the magazine, the e-book can also be viewed online at www.easterncapebusiness.co.za. Updated information on the Eastern Cape is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at www.gan.co.za, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title. Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DISTRIBUTION Eastern Cape Business is distributed internationally on outgoing and incoming trade missions, through The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC); to foreign offices in South Africa’s main trading partners around the world; at top national and international events; through the offices of foreign representatives in South Africa; as well as nationally and regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, trade and investment agencies, provincial government departments, municipalities and companies, as well as major airport lounges. COPYRIGHT | Eastern Cape Business is an independent publication published by Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. Full copyright to the publication vests with Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. CREDITS | Cover: Transnet National Port Authority’s tugboats Qunu and Mvezo at work in Port Elizabeth harbour. The tugboats are part of a new fleet of nine built in Durban and are named after Nelson Mandela’s birthplace (Mvezo) and village in the Eastern Cape (Qunu). Pictures supplied by flickr.com, Public Domain Images, Tsogo Sun, Wikimedia Commons, Afrox, Merceedes Benz, VW South Africa, Elektawind, Getnews, SA Tourism, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Pixabay, FAW, Sovereign Foods, Siemens, Transnet National Ports Authority, and Eastern Cape Technology Initiative. PUBLISHED BY Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2004/004982/07 Directors: Clive During, Chris Whales Physical address: 28 Main Road, Rondebosch 7700 Postal address: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: email@example.com | Website: www.gan.co.za ISSN 1995-1310 DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in Eastern Cape Business is accurate and up-to-date, the publishers make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, or completeness of the information. Global Africa Network will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or any reliance placed on such information. 5 EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017
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