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Eastern Cape Business 2018 edition

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  • Mandela
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  • Financial
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  • Tourism
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  • Industrial
  • Business
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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 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.

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CONTENTS CONTENTS Eastern Cape Business 2018 Edition Introduction Foreword 5 A unique guide to business and investment in the Eastern Cape. Special features Regional overview 6 The Eastern Cape is creating a new Big Five as maritime activities, renewable energy and tourism grow in importance to the provincial economy. Renewable energy is creating new opportunities 14 The Eastern Cape is a wind power hot-spot. International events are driving the tourism industry 18 St George’s Park cricket ground is a world leader in lighting. Economic sectors Agriculture 40 The Eastern Cape is South Africa’s top livestock provider. Forestry 44 Thousands of hectares have been identified for new planting. Aquaculture 45 An aquaponics project will provide food for poor people. Agriprocessing 46 Expanding agriprocessing will create jobs. Manufacturing 48 Clusters are promoting niche manufacturing. Automotive and components 50 Beijing Automotive’s new factory is a major boost for the sector. Water 52 A large project is planned for the Umzimvubu River. EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018 4

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