Eastern Cape

Basic Indicators

Capital: 
Bhisho
Population (2007): 
6 601 258Inhabitants
Official Languages: 
isiXhosa: 83.4%
Afrikaans: 9.6%
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

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2nd LED Case Study: Lukhanji Local Municipality
Author(s): SA LED Network
Year: 2010
Format: Case Study
3
Average: 3 (4 votes)
4,698
4th LED Case Study: Business Women's Association Queenstown
Author(s): SA LED Network
Year: 2011
Format: Case Study
3
Average: 3 (4 votes)
3,373
A Case Study on GTZ BDS LED’s Programme Interventions in the LED Process in Queenstown, Lukhanji Local Municipality, South Africa
Author(s): Sonja Fiedeldei
Year: 2005
Format: Case Study
0
No votes yet
1,550

Theoretical Knowledge

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Agency launch marks new era for Joe Gqabi District
Author(s): IDC
Year: 2012
Format: Article
0
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32
Annual Report 2010/11
Author(s): Umzimvubu Local Municipality
Year: 2011
Format: Report
0
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1,134
Aspire Annual Report 2010-11
Author(s): Aspire
Year: 2011
Format: Report
0
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2

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