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Eastern Cape Business 2021-22

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  • Coastal
  • Windpower
  • Energy
  • Renewable
  • Transnet
  • Transportation
  • Ports
  • Trade
  • Economy
  • Provincial
  • Investment
  • Business
  • Banking
  • Economic
  • Nedbank
  • African
  • Nelson
  • Municipality
  • Mandela
  • Cape
The 2021/22 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the 14th edition of this 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. The fact that the province is home to the majority of wind power projects as part of the country’s drive to promote renewable energy is the subject of a special feature. Overviews are provided on the key economic sectors of the province, including the vital contribution that the agricultural and automotive sectors continue to make on the province’s economic trajectory. References are made to the potential of the Oceans Economy and to the prospects of oil and gas for this coastal province. The major business chambers in the province have made contributions to the journal.

FOREWORD

FOREWORD Eastern Cape Business A unique guide to business and investment in the Eastern Cape. Credits Publishing director: Chris Whales Editor: John Young Managing director: Clive During Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Designer: Tyra Martin Production: Aneeqah Solomon Ad sales: Gavin van der Merwe Sam Oliver Jeremy Petersen Gabriel Venter Vanessa Wallace Shiko Diala Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg Kathy Wootton Printing: FA Print The 2021/22 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the 14th edition of this 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. The fact that the province is home to the majority of wind power projects as part of the country’s drive to promote renewable energy is the subject of a special feature. Overviews are provided on the key economic sectors of the province, including the vital contribution that the agricultural and automotive sectors continue to make on the province’s economic trajectory. References are made to the potential of the Oceans Economy and to the prospects of oil and gas for this coastal province. 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. In 2020 the inaugural edition of African Business was published. ■ Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network | Email: chris@gan.co.za DISTRIBUTION Eastern Cape Business is distributed internationally on outgoing and incoming trade missions, through trade and investment agencies; to foreign offices in South Africa’s main trading partners around the world; at top national and international events; through the offices of foreign representatives in South Africa; as well as nationally and regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, airport lounges, provincial government departments, municipalities and companies. PUBLISHED BY Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2004/004982/07 Directors: Clive During, Chris Whales Physical address: 28 Main Road, Rondebosch 7700 Postal address: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: info@gan.co.za | Website: www.gan.co.za Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations ISSN 1995-1310 COPYRIGHT | Eastern Cape Business is an independent publication published by Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. Full copyright to the publication vests with Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. PHOTO CREDITS | Buffalo City Tourism, BTE Renewables, Daimler.com, DHK Architects, Dominic Bonnesse Architects, East London IDZ, Graaff- Reinet Tourism, Gamtoos Irrigation Board, Mandela Bay Development Agency, Kierran Allen Photography/Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, St George’s Preparatory, Transnet National Ports Authority, Volkswagen SA. DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in Eastern Cape Business is accurate and up-to-date, the publishers make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, or completeness of the information. Global Africa Network will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or any reliance placed on such information. EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22 6

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa — taking water management to another level Nhlanhla Yende, Regional Manufacturing Manager for CCBSA Coastal Region, outlines his company’s comprehensive approach to water. INTERVIEW What is the extent of the CCBSA footprint in the Coastal Region? We have a total of 656 employees in the four manufacturing sites. From these sites, we service KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, and in the Western Cape we supply all Appletiser products and Coca-Cola products in cans packages. Nhlanhla Yende BIOGRAPHY Nhlanhla Yende started his career in 1999 as a metrologist, specialising in fluid flow for air, water and hydrocarbons at the National Metrology Institute of South Africa. He has over 16 years’ experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, one of which was spent at Mercedes-Benz working as a Quality Engineer and the balance at CCBSA where he held numerous operational roles in Manufacturing. He is currently responsible for four plants, in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Elgin. What are the principles of CCBSA’s water policy? The CCBSA water strategy is made of these pillars: To optimise the use of water within our operations by implementing industry best practices. To achieve a water balance – make the same amount of water used to make our beverages available to the communities in which we operate and to leverage our system expertise and partnerships to enhance and support local governments’ capabilities in our markets. Please explain your water protection plans. We have water recovery processes in our production facilities, which allows us to reuse water for non-production related activities, like cleaning. We also have been investing in rainwater harvesting and groundwater initiatives to diversify our sources. To this end, we have two sites which are using at least 10% to 15% of their total water from these alternative sources. What steps are being taken in the Eastern Cape to reduce water usage? • We have two boreholes in our Port Elizabeth plant, which is helping us to reduce our dependency on surface water. • The plant is constantly monitoring the ratio of water used in the production processes for each litre of product to ensure we can eliminate waste. • We reuse the water from the production process for sanitation. Do you treat wastewater? We constantly monitor the effluent water to ensure we do not cause harm to the environment. In instances where we find that the pH value of the effluent is high, we treat it. We also monitor the levels of dissolved oxygen. Are there CCBSA water access projects in communities in need? Yes, through an initiative driven by our Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability team, there are a total of seven groundwater harvesting projects on the go. Five of those projects have been completed and handed over to the communities. Two of the five completed projects are in the Eastern Cape, in Ngcobo and Queenstown. ■ 7 EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22

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