Who We Are

ECDC‘s mandate is to plan, finance, co-ordinate, market, promote and implement development of the Province and its people in the fields of industry, commerce, agriculture, transport and finance. 


In pursuit of its mandate, the ECDC has the following strategic thrusts to align to the MTSF, NDP2030 and the Provincial Development Plan, guided by these Strategic Themes: (1) Economic transformation, inclusive growth and competitiveness (2) Customer focused solutions (3) Operational efficiency and financial sustainability (4) Pioneering innovation in the key growth sectors, (5) Attracting and retaining the best talent in the sector.


The ECDC calls for Expression of Interest for its eight Properties listed on the link below. 


ECDC CEO Ayanda Wakaba

ECDC Chief Executive Officer 


“He joins the ECDC when the Corporation embarks on a journey of transformation so it is able to play its rightful role as a lead economic development agency for the Eastern Cape. ” V Jarana.

The 2020/21 Quarter 3 Eastern Cape Economic Outlook.  

ECDC Calls for Expression of Interest

The ECDC Offers variety of services, from leasehold for residential to commercial tenature, enterprise development training programmes and loan services. 

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At ECDC we provide a range of support to SMMEs, starting from non-financial support and working with a business until its ready to receive financial support, to creating market opportunities from local to international markets.  

Prospective suppliers who wish to pursue opportunities within the ECDC are encouraged to self-register on the Central Supplier Database National Treasury’s Central Supply Database.

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view open tenders 


The Eastern Cape One Stop Shop provides strategic guidance, reduce regulatory inefficiencies, and coordinate, fast track, unblock and reduce red tape for all investors looking to invest in South Africa and Eastern Cape thereof.


It is set up to coordinate investment centres in the special SEZs, provincial investment agencies, local authorities and the relevant government departments involved in business regulatory, registration, permits and licencing matters.   Read more

ECDC Export Helpdesk

The Export Helpdesk - The ECDC is in Joint partnership with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and the Buffalo City Municipality running the Eastern Cape Export Help Desk. The helpdesk aims at assisting local companies to start exporting as well as address the key constraints that companies face before entering the export market.


Export Information | Export Readiness Assessment Tools  | Sector Report - Information on HS Codes | Development and Promotion | Market Research | Information on the dtic incentives

Upcoming / Events 

The Southern Africa Regional Exporters Awards coordinated by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation and supported by the USAID Trade Hub are proud to announce the 2021 awards ceremony to be held both physically and virtually in South Africa Eastern Cape at the East London International Convention Centre on 8 December 2021.

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