Notice Board:

PLANNED ELECTRICITY MAINTENANCE/REPAIRS SHUT DOWN: Lorraine substation. - Time: 06H00 - 18H00
Friday, 25 October 2019 (alternatively 26 October 2019)

All areas fed from Lorraine substation will be affected: Brymore, Glenroy park, Goldwater, Greenshields, Park, Hancorn, Heatherbank, Kragga Kamma Park,Kamma Park, Lorraine, Lorraine Manor, Lovemore Heights, Lovemore Park, Miramar, Overbaakens, Pinelands, Pine Grove, Southmeed, Salisbur, Springfield, Theesecome, Vikingvale, Willoglen, Weybridge park, Woodlands, Walmer heights, Walmerdowns

All supplies to be treated as live for the duration of the outage.

  Light Manufacturing

Manufacturing subsectors (or industries) have a strong presence and potential for further development within the Nelson Mandela Bay area.

 

CLOTHINGAND TEXTILES
 
Currently, key products being manufactured are seat covers, fabric and  upholstery, industrial hosing, medical fabrics, clothing and the use of natural   fabrics forbags, matting and carpeting. Areas being examined are the use of   new materials like hemp, wool and mohair fashion items, and indigenous   Xhosa designs in high quality fashion clothing. Two key opportunitiesthat   have been identified are a fibre processing plant to spin wool and mohair   fibre into yarn, as well as a textile mill, centred on cotton, poly-cotton and acrylicfabric.
 

RENEWABLE INDUSTRIES

 

 

 
TheNelson Mandela Bay Municipality is embarking on a drive of creating   sustainable employment, diversifying the key sectors, strengthening   competitiveness.TheRenewable Energy sector is one of the targeted sectors   identified for diversification and one of the fast growing owing to the IPP  programme of the Department of Energy. Generation and Components   ManufacturingIndustryis one of the key targeted sectors. The development   ofthis sector is prioritized in the proposed Nelson Mandela Bay region   IndustrialDeveloped Strategy.
 

CHEMICALS

 

Plastics and pharmaceuticals are the key chemical industries in the Eastern Cape. Nelson Mandela Bay is home to Aspen, the largest generics   manufacturer in the southern hemisphere and the  eading supplier of generic   medicines to both the private and the public sectors in South Africa. Aspen is one of the top twenty generic manufacturers worldwide and South Africa‚Äôs   number one generic brand. The plastics industry, albeit small, is highly   diversified throughout the Province, where automotive, packaging, moulding   and extrusion, household and construction industries are prominent.