Coega nominated for South African Premier Business Awards


The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has been nominated as a finalist for the fifth Annual South African Premier Business Awards taking place on 30 January 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannebsurg.

The CDC’s nomination follows an announcement by the Department of Trade & Industry (the dti) on the top thirty companies who will be vying for top honours at the prestigious awards.

The awards, which are in their fifth instalment, are presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African.

“The CDC has in the past done well at the awards, we certainly hope, that we can replicate our past success and shine the torch bright on the Eastern Cape and its hard work,” says Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, Coega Development Corporation Unit Head for Marketing, Brand and Corporate Communications.

In 2014, Coega Development Corporation won the Most Empowered Enterprise Award.

“For this year, we’ve been nominated as a finalist for the Investor of the Year award,” adds Dr Vilakazi.

The Coega Development Corporation currently has 41 operational investors worth a combined investment value of ZAR6 996 billion.

“The Investor of the Year award aims to encourage the expansion of investment into the South African economy. It recognizes the efforts and commitments by local and global companies to create jobs as well as stimulate the economy through investment across all industries.”


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