About Eastern Cape
Its long stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches, rocky coves, secluded lagoons and towering cliffs are some of the Eastern Cape’s most precious gems. The province’s diverse landscapes – from the dry and desolate Great Karoo to the lush forests of the Wild Coast and the mountainous Drakensberg region – make the Eastern Cape a must-do on any traveller’s bucket list.
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is the lead agency in driving economic growth in the province. The Investment Promotion Unit of the ECDC actively markets and facilitates investments. Eight economic sectors have been targeted as priorities, including renewable energy, the oceans economy and tourism.
Work is being done on rail links to the Eastern Cape to enable more manganese to be exported through the province. These logistics upgrades are an indicator that the political will exists to improve infrastructure.
In his 2018 State of the Province Address, Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle said that the province had become “one gigantic roads construction site” with active projects underway to the value of R7-billion and another R5-billion to be completed before 2022.
The Eastern Cape is fast becoming South Africa’s wind-farm hotspot. Just two areas, greater Jeffreys Bay and Cookhouse/Bedford, will soon be contributing 1 185 MW to the national grid.
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