The CDC has expanded its role from managing the Coega Industrail Development Zone (IDZ) and Nelson Mandela Logistics Park (NMBLP) in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) to acting as implementation agents on various government contracts for a range of infrastructure projects currently operating in the Eastern Cape, , KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Western Cape. Coega is doing work for National, Provincial and Local Government. Coega’s Clientele includees amongst others the following:-
· National Department of Public Works where Coega acts as the Infrastructure Implementation Projects, Facilities Management (Includeing assisting with Robben Island), Business Process Re-Engineering, Capacity Building, Service Delivery Modelling and Procurement Reform
· National Department of Health - Planning and Building Clinics and Hospitals in Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Free State
· KwaZulu Natal Department of Education and Department of Social Development building Schools and Community Centres
· Eastern Cape Departments assistating with Social Infrastructure, Travel Needs, and Research amongst others.
· Mpumalanga Development Agency (MEGA) - Assisting with the submissions of strategic aspects and infrastructure plans for the Special Economic Zones.
· TVET Colleges such as King Sabata Dalindyebo and Tshwane North and South College
· National Skills Fund (NSF) assisting with Infrastructure input
The Coega offering includees the following:-
· Corporate Travel
· Capacity Building
· Infrastructure Implementing Agent and Programme Management
· Business Processing
· Research, and
· ICT Planning and Implementation
Coega has offices in Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Pretoria, Cape Town and Mpumalanga
Coega has been recognised by winning a number of awards for Its excellence. Some of the recent awards are:-
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The CDC is making great strides offering its mega and complex infrastructure projects expertise, and also turnkey and strategic solutions, as a service to various clients – including the Department of Roads and Public Works; Department of Health; Department of Education; Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture; Department of Rural Development and Land Reform; and Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism in the province – but also in KwaZulu-Natal and other national departments, including National Department of Public Works.
Coega’s project management division is a highly skilled, fully resourced business division of Coega which, through the provision of programme management and project management services, facilitates the implementation of infrastructure projects for the benefit of the Eastern Cape Province and the country and ensures that your business venture receives world class project management services with the best of local resources.
• World class expertise on call – the same team that built the Coega IDZ from 1999
• Proven track record in Infrastructure Implementation and Programme Management
• Cost savings through systems developed to monitor projects in remote areas
• Job creation – Coega has created more than 51 000 direct and indirect jobs
• SMME development
Coega meets your business’ unique needs and objectives with fast and efficient delivery that incorporates socio-economic, environmental and occupational health and safety issues to ensure sustainable development.
The impact of the infrastructure projects is significant for many of the communities in which they are based, since they provide job opportunities first and later service delivery and improved facilities. Many of the projects are complex and include building schools, roads and hospitals.
With 4 491 people employed for example through the KZN DoE project, the value of the socio-economic achievement is clear. The CDC has made a commitment to ensure that every rand spent does not only guarantee the establishment of infrastructure but is also targeted at giving the opportunity to unemployed graduates from the built environment sector. The extension of training on site, which includes HIV/AIDS awareness and employment guidance, also ensures infrastructure resources address the challenges confronting South Africa.