Eastern Cape Business interview with Simphiwe Kondlo, CEO of the East London Industrial Development Zone.
The province is at the centre of South Africa and the dominant sectors are agriculture, mining, manufacturing and the tertiary sectors, making it ideal for transport logistics and agro-processing.
The company is operational (transporting cargo) and is looking to expand into passenger transportation.
While the Western Cape has a lower unemployment rate than most regions, the problem is still acute. Blueberries may provide part of the answer.
Facilities at the hub will include a centre for research and processing facilities to create more value from the raw product.
South Africa’s wine tourism sector is experiencing rapid growth and gaining international recognition, making this a lucrative sector for investment.
With the signing off on four new wind projects in April 2018, the Eastern Cape reinforced its position as a prime destination for wind power.
Preparations for the 7th edition of AgriTech Expo 2020, the leading outdoor agriculture machinery trade fair in Sub Saharan Africa, is in full swing.
The Western Cape’s exports are expanding while the region’s reputation as a technology hub continues to grow.
The Red Tape Reduction Unit was established by DEDAT in 2011. Its main objective was to remove bureaucratic blockages to make it easier and more cost-effective to do business in the Western Cape.