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The Eastern Cape Province, on the South African coast, is a region of diverse climates, landscapes and spectacular beauty – from the rough seas, rugged cliffs and lush forests of the Wild Coast and Keiskamma Valley to the dry and desolate Great Karoo. The spectacular coastline with rocky coves, long stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches, towering cliffs and secluded lagoons is the Province’s main tourist attraction.
The Province that has a population of around 6.5 million people and takes up 13.9% of South Africa’s land area, is the country’s second-largest province after the Northern Cape.
Port Elizabeth in Algoa Bay, is the largest town in the region. Together with East London, Bisho and Uitenhage, it forms the centre of the region’s manufacturing industry. Major vehicle manufacturers that are based in Port Elizabeth are Volkswagen S.A. and the Ford Motor Company of S.A., while assembly plants in the province are run by General Motors S.A. and Daimler, through its subsidiary, Mercedes Benz S.A. Entities present in the city that manufacture components for these vehicles such as tyres, batteries, catalytic converters, wire harnasses, etc. include: Continental, Goodyear, Johnson Controls and more. These are companies that make enormous contributions to the industrial sector of the city they occupy as well as the country as a whole. Many of the vehicles and parts are exported to other countries (USA of America, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany). The automotive industry plays a vital role in the economy of Port Elizabeth and South Africa on a local as well as international level.
Because of its convenient port location and proximity to other major cities in South Africa, Port Elizabeth plays a significant role in its contribution to the port and harbour industry of the country. The harbour consists of a container terminal, manganese terminal and fruit terminal. Onsite railway trains transport goods to and from the harbour in a quick and easy manner, making it also cheaper.
The Continuous development and advancement of Port Elizabeth in terms of its Industry and Finance, makes it the ideal hotspot for economic giants.
The Eastern Cape’s infrastructure which includes four airports that offer direct flights to the main centres, two harbours and excellent road and rail infrastructure, contribute largely to the Province being earmarked for growth and economic development. Two major development zones include: the West Bank in East London and Coega (near Port Elizabeth), where massive infrastructure development are taking place, that include the multimillion-rand deepwater Port of Ngqura.
Other important sectors that contribute to the region’s economy include: green industries, renewables, pharmaceuticals, forestry and the processing of timber, chemicals and plastics, tourism and capital goods.
Agriculture is very important in the Eastern Cape Region and ranges from deciduous fruit orchards in the Langkloof Valley in the southwest, the production of chicory, dairy products and pineapples in Alexandria-Grahamstown and the cultivation of coffee and tea in Magwa to sheep farming activities in the Karoo. Cattle-, maize- and sorghum farming largely contributes to the livelihood of people in the former Transkei. Olive production in the region takes place in collaboration with University of Fort Hare.
The economy of the region is further supported by the fishing industry with the basis being squid. It further includes recreational and commercial fishing for line fish, access to line-catches of hake and the collection of marine resources.
Local Advertiser is a part of the Caxton group, publishing newspapers in all of the country’s provinces, A major participant in the print media industry in South Africa we continually push the boundaries by reviewing the position of our publications to ensure that it is strategically placed, serving the community and advertisers alike.
We publish and deliver thousands of newspapers to all the areas of the Eastern Cape on a weekly basis. Advertisers can easily reach their target market in this fast developing area with its vibrant economy by advertising in one of our local community newspapers such as: “Go and Express” in East London, “Algoa Sun” in the Northern Areas, The Western Suburbs, Motherwell and Walmer, “Our Times” in Jeffreys Bay, or any of our other newspapers distributed in this region.
Simply browse and book all your Caxton Newspaper adverts online. To request a quote online for advertising rates in any of our Eastern Cape newspapers, simply click the request a quote button and a friendly Caxton Media representative will contact you with prices on your desired advertising needs.