Coega Development Corporation (CDC), a national public entity that develops and operates the Coega Special Economic Zone in Port Elizabeth “can help the country’s economic development in the face of the covid-19 pandemic through its 21-year expertise in implementing and fast-tracking government’s mega infrastructure programmes throughout the country,” says Dr. Ayanda Vilakazi (PhD), CDC’s Unit Head of Marketing, Brand and Communications.

Moreover, Coega as a government asset, is a symbol of success, and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (the dtic’s) pride and joy in terms of the SEZ programme. It is arguably the most successful Special Economic Zone and infrastructure development public entity in South Africa. It has won numerous prestigious awards, i.e., the 2019 Investor of the year award by the dtic, Proudly South African and Brand South Africa, amongst others. “The SEZ programme is one of the strategic tools for industrialisation, promotion of investments and exports, as well as creation of the much-needed jobs, especially for the youth.

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CDC Head Office

CDC Head Office: some of the accolades received by Coega including its commitment to achieving NDP 2030 vision.

Coega Development Corporation

The winners of the 6th Annual South African Premier Business Awards by the dtic. The awards were announced in March 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. Coega won the Investor of the Year Award.

Coega Development Corporation

Model of Success: H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa joined by the Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, and Premier of the Eastern Cape, Oscar Mabuyane & EC Health MEC, Sindiswa Gomba at the opening of the NHI Lusikisiki Clinic in 2019.