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Coega awarded for public sector empowerment

Apr 28 2015 17:34

Cape Town – Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has scooped a top award for empowerment within the realm of public service.

The CDC manages SA’s largest and most successful Industrial Development Zone in the Eastern Cape, and boasts with achievements including investments valued at R1.8bn for the SA economy and the creation of 7 000 jobs from new investors secured during 2014 and 2015.

“The organisation is thrilled to have been awarded an Oliver Empowerment Award for a second year running as the Top Empowered public service organisation," said the CDC’s Executive Manager for Business Development, Christopher Mashigo.

"It shows CDC’s consistency in delivering top class services and efficiency. This award speaks to the hard work and inputs by everyone in the organisation.”

CDC received the award at the 14th Annual Oliver Empowerment Awards, which was held at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on April 23. The awards are regarded as SA’s premier awards for leadership and innovation in empowerment and transformation.

The award is given to companies with a strong performance in socio-economic development programmes, with policies and initiatives that advance underprivileged communities and individuals affected by income inequality.

The CDC was one of five finalists in the category along with the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa), the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and Mango Airlines (Flymango.com).

Last year, the CDC won the Job Creation Award at the Oliver Empowerment Awards and was also one of four recipients of a RAIZCORP bursary valued at R250 000.

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