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A liquid natural gas plant in Eastern Cape is the next phase of a government project to provide not only employment opportunities for the area, but also more sustainable energy options for South Africa. Natural gas is considered the most environmentally friendly fossil fuel.
When it comes to their competitiveness, South Africa's biggest cities fare well against other emerging metros. But they have a tough battle to reach the same levels as some of the world's most developed regions. Yet Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Durban have plenty of strengths in their favour.
For born-and-bred Port Elizabeth woman Thembisa Ngxale, working at First Automotive Works's new truck manufacturing plant in the Coega industrial development zone is a dream come true.
President Jacob Zuma will officially launch Chinese automaker First Automotive Works' new R600-million truck manufacturing plant at the Coega industrial development zone outside Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
The Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape secured just over R1.8-billion in investments from 10 clients across a range of industries in 2013/14 - its best showing yet in a single financial year.
Industrial gas company Afrox has broken ground on the site of a R300-million air separation unit at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape. The 150-ton per day unit will produce a variety of industrial gases for the automotive, food processing and medical sectors.
Construction of a R300-million wind turbine tower factory is nearing completion at the Coega Industrial Development Zone in South Africa's Eastern Cape. The facility will help supply the burgeoning renewable energy industry in the province.
Construction of Chinese manufacturer First Automotive Works' truck assembly plant at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape is on track for completion by the first quarter of 2014 at the latest, the Coega Development Corporation said on Tuesday.
Investor confidence in South Africa's Coega Industrial Development Zone is growing, with six new investors committing to the IDZ in the second half of 2012, and new investments set to inject R1.7-billion into the Eastern Cape economy in 2012/13.
Franchise restaurant group Famous Brands is partnering with the Coega Dairy Company in a state-of-the-art cheese manufacturing plant that will bring R55-million in new investment into the Eastern Cape while providing a robust, growing market for emerging dairy farmers in the region.