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.


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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 signs an mou with cHDA

The ECDC Chief Executive Officer Ndzondelelo Dlulane, and the Chris Hani Development Agency Chief Executive Officer Zolile Duze have signed an MoU to realise innovative sustainable economic growth and development in the Chris Hani region, successively the Eastern Cape Province.

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.


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 ‘Reset Eastern Cape export and improve the economic resilience’ 

The Eastern Cape Export Symposium and Exhibition held on 24 - 25 March 2021. The Symposium dealt with assisting SMMEs to rebuild export capacity, opportunities to tighten regional integration in ways that better leverage local resources in a global setup and how to identify realistic export opportunities.

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01 Moore Street, Quigney
East London, South Africa


Tel: +27 (0) 43 704 5601/46