The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has expanded its role from managing the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in Nelson Mandela Bay to acting as implementation agents for various government contracts for a range of infrastructure projects around the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
Over the past three years the CDC has managed schools, hospital and road-building projects, using its organisational expertise to drive socio-economic development in two provinces.
“The CDC boasts one of the best concentrations of highly qualified and experienced staff in the province and arguably ranks favourably with the best of the best in its class nationally. This includes a range of engineering professionals, project managers, quantity surveyors, architects,” said Ayanda Vilakazi, CDC head of marketing and communications
“The Coega project was founded by and continues to be managed by these specialists. The wealth of in-house skills, and an organisational decision to diversify revenue streams, has resulted in us managing major infrastructure projects on behalf of the Departments of Roads and Public Works, Education and Health in the Eastern Cape and the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal. We are able to put our specialist skills – and our experience in establishing the IDZ – into action across the two provinces to ensure that critical infrastructure is delivered to communities.”
The flagship project is the three-year Departments of Roads and Public Works’ (DRPW) Roads Enterprise Development Programme (REDP), a ground-breaking initiative which sees the dual benefit of roads construction in the Eastern Cape and simultaneous training and development