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Eastern Cape Business 2018 edition

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  • Tourism
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  • Industrial
  • Business
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  • Nedbank
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A unique guide to business and investment in the Eastern Cape. The 2018 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2006, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape’s investment and business opportunities are highlighted in this publication. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on the role of the renewable energy sector on the region’s future and on the growth of tourism (spurred by the hosting of international events such as the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, the first-ever cricket Test match to be played at night at St George’s Park and Vodacom Origins of Golf events at St Francis Links). All of the major business chambers in the province have made contributions to the journal. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at Updated information on the Eastern Cape is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.


ADVERTORIAL Solutions for small business aimed at creating jobs and growing the economy Nedbank’s Regional Manager of Small Business Services, Andisa Sikwebu, explains how Nedbank is committed to partnering with businesses for growth. enterprises. For example, the Small Business Friday initiative, in association with the National Small Business Chamber, seeks to encourage everyone in South Africa to rally behind and support small businesses. The initiative calls on everyone to make a conscious decision to vote for small businesses through their hearts, feet and wallets; not only on Small Business Friday, but every day. ‘Small businesses are the mainstay of the economy. Nedbank has, over the years, instituted various interventions aimed at giving support to the small-business sector. Over and above our smallbusiness services solutions, we provide small-business owners with support that goes beyond banking – freeing up their time to truly focus on running their businesses,’ says Sikwebu. Nedbank has built a solid reputation as a bank for small businesses through initiatives such as Small Business Friday, free small-business seminars and the platform – all geared to support small- and medium-sized is a free-to-join networking portal designed especially for small businesses. It helps small businesses improve their business administration skills, keep up with the latest trends, network with other small businesses and share ideas. Nedbank experts are available to provide all the support you need when starting off. Nedbank offers simple, affordable banking solutions and value-added services (including an easy online business registration and account opening process) to get you and your business going. Should you wish to tap into our smallbusiness expertise to reach your business goals, get in touch with Nedbank’s Small Business Services. Call Andisa Sikwebu on +27 (0)41 398 8188 or send an email to

ADVERTORIAL See money differently with Whole-view Business Banking from Nedbank Money expert Sylvester Funani, Regional Manager of Retail and Business Banking in Mthatha, explains how new brand values build on the bank’s expertise to benefit its clients. Banking experts aim to provide clients with unique business and financial solutions. ‘It forms part of our purpose at Nedbank to use our financial expertise to do good for individuals, families, businesses and society,’ says Funani. ‘At Nedbank Retail and Business Banking we believe you need a financial partner who has a deeper understanding of your business – someone who offers innovative, relevant solutions and who gives you a banking experience that is hasslefree. Operating from offices at Nedbank Mthatha Plaza Branch, Nedbank Retail and Business Banking now has several business managers available under one roof in Mthatha. Well-known music personality Funani has been with Nedbank for 12 years and has worked in a number of roles. He prides himself on building relationships and understanding the needs of clients, saying that partnership- and relationshipbased banking is a key driver of how Nedbank conducts its business to ensure clients benefit from its money expertise. He and his team of Retail and Business ‘We look forward to continuing our relationships with our valued existing clients, and to offering our value proposition to new clients as well. At the core of our offering in Mthatha is a relationship-based model with a business manager dedicated to your business as your key point of entry to the bank. And we encourage you to see money differently with Whole-view Business Banking from Nedbank, as well as to take advantage of our one-stop banking service at Mthatha Plaza Branch,’ says Funani. To take your business to the next level or to get more information about Nedbank’s specialised service offering call Sylvester Funani on +27 (0)83 569 2326, send an email to or visit

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