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Coega announced as a top winner at the Vision 2030 Awards 

Jun 23, 2017
Coega announced as a top winner at the Vision 2030 Awards 

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) was announced as the winner of the Infrastructure Development category at the Vision 2030 Awards on Thursday night.

The announcement follows hot on the heels of the CDC recently releasing its year-end unaudited performance results for the Financial Year (FY) 2016/17 which included some highlights such as:

  • New investors signed: 16 
  • Value of new investment signed: R11.69 billion
  • Jobs created: 16500

?       The SEZ has now reached 7 170 Operational jobs 

?       9 330 new construction jobs both in the IDZ and new infrastructure projects

  • Training achieved: 5886
  • SMME spend achieved: 36%

The Infrastructure Development category, which the CDC has been recognized for and ultimately won, support’s the commitment to the realisation of the national development plan objectives.

The awards, which have been in existence for three years recognise the achievements and success stories of organisations, enterprises and individuals that are actively demonstrating alignment to the government’s Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and achieve the milestones set by the National Development Plan (NDP).

Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, CDC unit head marketing & communications said, “we are more than delighted to have won the award and it is testament to the tireless work put in by everyone.” 

The CDC in its category was pitted against leading industry leaders such as ArcelorMittal South Africa, Automotive Industry Development Centre, Bigen Africa, Bombela Concession – Gautrain, Boniswa Corporate Solutions, City of Cape Town – Water & Sanitation, Dormac Marine & Engineering and Indigo Kulani Group.