22 March 2012
• Nomsa Mbovani
ECSECC corporate affairs manager
+27 43 701 3400
Emily van Rijswijck
The Eastern Cape province opened another chapter in its ongoing efforts to improve its regional competitiveness and increase job creation with the formal launch of a dedicated automotive cluster.
The cluster will be represented by industry, government and labour.
The cluster agreement was signed by Volkswagen Group South Africa, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), Mercedes-Benz, General Motors South Africa, the Ford Motor Company of South Africa, the authority of the automotive parts industry (Naacam), the National Union of Metalworkers, Transnet, Eskom, the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, the Buffalo City Municipality and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.