The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is yet again in the running for an Oliver Empowerment Award for the third consecutive time. The prestigious event will be hosted at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on the 14th of April 2016.
The leading catalyst championing socio-economic development will be attending the 15th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards as a finalist for the Top Empowered: Vision 2030 Award and the Top Empowered: Job Creation Award. In addition, the CDC is in line to receive the Honorary Legend of Empowerment and Transformation Award. This award celebrates success and honours those who have made a significant contribution to transformation in South Africa. Absa Group Limited, Woolworths, Metropolitan Holdings and Super Group are also amongst some of the organisations’ who will be receiving this prestigious award.
Casting my eyes on the year, one which I must admit hasn’t been easy, has triggered emotions of reflection on the progress the CDC has made in impacting the lives of many South Africans across the footprint of the country.
The CDC, through various projects in the industrial development zone or project management where CDC is an implementing agent on government infrastructure development programme has made a welcomed impact and touched the lives of more than 5.6 million people (approximately 10.6% of total SA’s population). This means that the CDC has indeed become a beacon of hope for many SA’s, especially those residing in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, among others.
Two projects benefiting over 750 people currently under way at the Coega IDZ
A sugar processing company with a network that stretches throughout Southern Africa is one of the first new investors in a new R86-million (US$ 7,4-million) agro-processing multi-user facility in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ).
THE Coega Development Corporation’s marketing and communication head, Ayanda Vilakazi, scooped his second consecutive Top Young Executive of the Year award at the National Business Awards last week.
Vilakazi, 39, was honoured for developing a marketing and brand strategy to reposition the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) as a national brand in a bid to grow investment opportunities.
THE Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced that it has signed a six-month contract to transport blades, hubs and nacelles that used for wind turbines to NoupoortWind Farm.
Coega established the 12 hectares laydown area,in Zone 1 of the Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), as a temporary storage site for abnormal cargo,in January this year. To date, 440 wind turbine components have already been stored within the platform.
The combined area of investor expansions, new facilities and special infrastructure projects in the IDZ, such as the laydown area for abnormal cargo near the deep-water port of Ngqura, had a footprint 164 007 m².
The operating license will support the upgrading of the South African railway network from the Northern Cape to the Port of Ngqura, adjacent to the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ).
PLANS for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant in Port Elizabeth, set to be one of the most efficient greenfield capacity expansion options for South African energy security, will soon become a reality with Coega Development Corporation (CDC)...
“We believe that 10 080 construction jobs can be created, operational jobs will offer 8 600 opportunities, and indirect jobs will amount to 13 500,” said Davids.