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Eastern Cape Business 2020 edition

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  • Eastern
  • Cape
  • Mohair
  • Mandela
  • Nelson
  • Nedbank
  • Banking
  • Economic
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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.

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ADVERTORIAL see money differently MONEY EXPERTS BRINGING 21ST-CENTURY BANKING TO THE EASTERN CAPE COMMUNITY Emile Bester, Nedbank’s Provincial Sales Manager for the Eastern Cape, says that a deep connection with the community is what underlies the Eastern Cape team's personal and professional values. ‘ Based in each community, our teams have a thorough understanding of the local economy and a genuine interest in the success of each client. We believe that our role goes beyond providing banking solutions and we play an active role in empowering the communities in which we operate.’ Bester says that, as money experts who do good, Nedbank strives to empower the people who drive the Eastern Cape economy by saving them time and money, as well as helping them manage their money better through the bank’s Workplace Banking solution. 'We help them save time by providing onsite assistance from our dedicated teams, and we help them save money through our preferential banking packages and our award-winning Financial Fitness and Consumer Education programmes. These help them manage their money better by providing budgeting and money management training, equipping their staff to deal with everyday money management challenges better.' And the innovative banking journey continues, ensuring greater value for clients. Our market-leading Money app ‘ Nedbank strives to empower the people who drive the Eastern Cape economy by saving them time and money, as well as helping them manage their money better … ’ allows clients to manage accounts and investments, make payments and set savings goals and budgets from their smartphone. The Money app also allows clients to make instant payments to anyone on their smartphone’s contact list, even if the recipient is not a Nedbank client. Bester adds that working with communities is entrenched in the bank’s values through community development, skills development, education and job creation, as well as environmental conservation. If you are interested in taking your business to the next level and would like more information about Nedbank’s specialised service offering, please call Emile Bester on +27 (0)10 235 7784, sendanemailto EmileBe@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za.

ADVERTORIAL see money differently SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS AIMED AT CREATING JOBS AND GROWING THE ECONOMY Nedbank’s Provincial Manager of Small Business Services, Andisa Sikwebu, explains how Nedbank is committed to partnering with businesses for growth. ‘ 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 Small Business 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 SimplyBiz.co.za, The Essential Guide for Small-business Owners, business registration services and free small-business seminars – all geared to support small and medium enterprises. SimplyBiz.co.za is a free-to-join networking portal designed especially for small businesses. It helps them improve their business administration skills, keep up with the latest trends, network with other small businesses and share ideas. The Essential Guide helps entrepreneurs to be better prepared for engagements with the bank to avoid common mistakes and be set up for success from the start, while our business registration services allow you to ‘ SimplyBiz.co.za is a free-to-join networking portal designed especially for small businesses. ’ register your business online through SwiftReg and open a business account online in one seamlesst process. ‘Our experts are available to provide all the support you need when starting off. Nedbank offers simple, affordable banking solutions and value-added services to get you and your business going,’ he says. If you want to tap into our small-business expertise to reach your business goals, get in touch with Nedbank’s Small Business Services. Call Andisa Sikwebu on +27 (0)72 984 9645, sendanemailto AndisaS@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za/business. Nedbank Ltd Reg No 1951/000009/06. Authorised financial services and registered credit provider (NCRCP16). SPO5985

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