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Eastern Cape Business 2020 edition

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The 2020 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the 13th edition 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. One of the province’s unique economic assets, the mohair industry, is highlighted in a special feature while the occasion of the 10th birthday of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is celebrated in an article on tourism and events. Overviews are provided on the key economic sectors of the province, including the increasingly important Special Economic Zones and energy, where the Eastern Cape is leading the nation in attracting investment in wind power. The major business chambers in the province have made contributions to the journal.

KEY BKCOB CONTACTS

KEY BKCOB CONTACTS Chamber Focus PROMOTING BUSINESS IN THE REGION Les Holbrook, Executive Director of the Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB), highlights the reasons investors should look no further than Eastern Cape. More More flights ights and and greater greater flexibility exibility have have created created greater greater opportunities opportunities for for Buffalo Buffalo City City and and the the attractiveness of the region for visitors. attractiveness of the region for visitors. Undoubtedly the connectedness of a destination Undoubtedly the connectedness of a destination determines its potential to grow - and prices determines coupled with its an potential increase to in operators grow – and and prices ights coupled have changed with an the increase face in of operators Buffalo City. and Whereas flights have business changed remains the the face core of Buffalo of travellers, City. Whereas more and business more cruise remains liners the are core bringing of travellers, visitors more from and all more over the cruise globe. liners are bringing visitors from all over the globe. Port expansion remains one of Chamber’s Port expansion main remains focus areas, one with of Chamber’s Transnet still main the focus main areas, stakeholder with keeping Transnet the still future the of main our region stakeholder and investors’ keeping interests the future alive. of Present our region lobby and refers investors’ the interests expansion alive. of the Present Container lobby Terminal, refers to the the widening expansion and of deepening the Container of the Port Terminal, itself. As the simple widening as it and is, those deepening three activities of the Port will itself. in fact As simple as it is, those three activities will in fact make Buffalo City a more desirable location. make Buffalo City more desirable location. Widening the net also remain one of our Widening the net also remain one of our guiding guiding principles, principles, and and engaging engaging with with as many many stakeholders as possible as possible toward toward economic economic growth sits growth at the sits top at of the our top agenda. of our agenda. As we engage we we focus on on the the collaboration rather than the exception and recently a a number of of MOUs have been agreed in in structuring those engagements. The The Chamber’s Chambers own projects succeed because we invite participation, and and the the Call-2-Action Call-2-Action with with related related waste waste recycling recycling has has introduced introduced a a new new way way of of approaching approaching the the everlasting challenge of littering and waste everlasting challenge of littering and waste collection. collection. On the record, the Border-Kei Chamber of On the record, the Border-Kei Chamber of Business Business has and will continue to support the has development and will continue of to the support N2 Wild the development Coast road of development, the N2 Wild Coast with the road strong development, belief that with the the new strong highway belief will that usher the new in highway a new corridor will usher of/for in a new development corridor of/for – a development feature this Region – a feature is sorely this region lacking. is sorely lacking. T: +27 43 743 8438 F: +27 43 748 1507 www.bkcob.co.za Chamber House, The Hub, Bonza Bay Road, Beacon Bay, East London EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Les Holbrook | info@bkcob.co.za HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS / Hi-LITE EDITOR Candi Ferreira | communications@bkcob.co.za INVEST BUFFALO CITY Drayton Brown | ibc@bkcob.co.za www.investbuffalocity.co.za LES HOLBROOK Biography Les Holbrook has a National Technical Certicate as well as a Certicate in Management from Rhodes University. Prior to his appointment as the Executive Director of the Border-Kei Chamber of Business, he was the Deputy General Manager of Beier Industries of Transkei and Executive Director of the Transkei Chamber of Industries.

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