Eastern Cape

Basic Indicators

Capital: 
Bhisho
Population (2007): 
6,601,258 Inhabitants
Official Languages: 
isiXhosa: 83.4%
Official Languages: 
Afrikaans: 9.6%
Official Languages: 
English: 3.6%
Area Total: 
169,580.00 km²
Percentage of total South African area: 
13,9
Gross Domestic Product per Region (GDPR) in 2004: 
112 908 million
Percentage of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2004: 
8,1

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Economy in the province

The metropolitan economies of Port Elizabeth and East London are based primarily on manufacturing, the most important industry being motor manufacturing. The province is the hub of South Africa's automotive industry.
Several of the world's biggest motor manufacturers, such as Volkswagen, Ford (Samcor), General Motors (Delta) and Mercedes Benz, have plants in the Eastern Cape. 
With two harbours and three airports offering direct flights to the main centres, and an excellent road and rail infrastructure, the province has been earmarked as a key area for growth and economic development. Environmentally friendly projects include the Fish River Spatial Development Initiative (SDI), the Wild Coast SDI, and two industrial development zones (IDZs), namely the West Bank (East London) and the Coega IDZs. The latter, 20 km east of the Port Elizabeth-Uitenhage metropoles, was the first IDZ to be earmarked, and is one of the biggest initiatives ever undertaken in South Africa. Plans for the development of the area as an export-orientated zone include the Port of Ngqura, where the first ships docked in October 2009. 

Practical Knowledge

Title & Details Userranking Popularity
NEDA Case Study: Small Town Development in Nkonkobe
Author(s): SA LED Network
Year: 2013
Format: Case Study
0
994
BCDA Case Study: Innovative Industries for Rural Development
Author(s): SA LED Network
Year: 2012
Format: Case Study
0.05
5,598
Technical Support in LED - 6th Issue of LEDnews
Author(s): SA LED Network
Year: 2012
Format: Practical Knowledge
0
1,938

Theoretical Knowledge

Title Userranking Popularity
Ikwezi Youth Development Forum: Report
Author(s): Mark Oranje,
Year: 2013
Format: Report
3
6,604
Ikwezi Youth Development Forum: Report
Author(s): Mark Oranje,
Year: 2013
Format: Report
0.05
6,604
Sunday's River Valley LM: IDP 2011 - 2016
Author(s): Sunday's River Valley LM
Year: 2011
Format: Policy
0
3,173

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