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Eastern Cape Business 2020 edition

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  • Eastern
  • Cape
  • Mohair
  • Mandela
  • Nelson
  • Nedbank
  • Banking
  • Economic
  • African
  • Province
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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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CONTENTS CONTENTS Eastern Cape Business 2020 Edition Introduction Foreword 5 A unique guide to business and investment in the Eastern Cape. Special features Regional overview of the Eastern Cape 6 While long-standing stalwarts like the mohair sector and the automotive industry continue to thrive, the province’s two Special Economic Zones hold the key to expanding and diversifying the Eastern Cape’s economy. Popular events are driving the tourism sector 10 The adventure province is attracting many local thrill-seekers. The diamond fibre glistens for mohair farmers and producers 16 The Eastern Cape is the world leader in mohair production. Economic sectors Agriculture and agri-processing 30 A Wild Coast Special Economic Zone is planned. Special Economic Zones and ports 32 The gas and the maritime sectors are gaining momentum. EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2020 2

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