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Residents are advised of a proposed electricity shutdown on SUNDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2018, between the hours of 08h00 and 16h00, in various areas of Nelson Mandela Bay, caused by the temporary shutdown of the College Drive Substation, to allow repairs and maintenance to be carried out on a local transformer.  

Areas affected: Mill Park, St. Georges Park (only end of College Drive Road), Glendinningvale, Greenacres, Scotstown.

Streets affected: Ascot Road, Barris Walk Street, Bradshaw Street, Churchill Road, College Drive, Conyngham Road, Cape Road, Dene Road, Fairford Road, Highbeech Road, Lenox Street, McLean Road, Mill Park Road, Mortimer Road, Nightingale Street, Ramsay Lane, Salisbury Avenue, Wares Road, Way Avenue, Wembley Road, Westview Drive, Woodville Road, Young Road. 

All installations must be treated as live for the duration of the outage. - Apologies are tendered for any inconvenience caused.

Aspen makes mega investment - reaffirming its confidence in Metro

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality welcomes Aspen Pharmaceuticals mega investment to the value of one billion rands, as it reaffirms the city's status as a strategic and preferred investment destination.

Today, the company officially unveiled its recently completed billion rand high containment facility in Nelson Mandela Bay. 

The commissioning of this technologically advanced facility further cements Aspen's position as the largest private investor in the South African pharmaceutical industry, with its current manufacturing operations constituting a significant portion of the installed pharmaceutical volume capacity in the country.

Its latest R1 billion fixed asset investment further shows the company's confidence in the city's future growth potential and this will importantly bolster job creation and further enhance the company's export potential.

There is also a strong indication that the company is looking into relocating some of its offshore manufacturing institutions to Nelson Mandela Bay, to consolidate its operations in the Metro. 

Aspen Group Chief Executive, Stephen Saad, indicated that this recent investment is just a start of things to come.

This would essentially reinforce his company’s presence in the Metro and enable this pharmaceutical giant to become an employer of choice - the biggest in the Metro.

In its operations in the Eastern Cape, Aspen currently employs over 2500 people, of which 2000 are based at its Nelson Mandela Bay plant, with more than 90 percent of these employees coming from local communities.

At full capacity, the new high containment plant will produce approximately 3.6 billion tablets annually and package some 3 million bottles per month.

We must also pay tribute to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, for the seminal role he has played in encouraging and facilitating this massive investment. The presence of both Dr Davis and MEC for Finance, Sakhumzi Somyo, also highlighted the importance of good collaborative intergovernmental relations when it comes to attracting and securing investments of this magnitude.

With Moody's recent grading of our credit profile, the City has laid a solid foundation for further growth as an investment destination of choice in South Africa.

For queries:

Sibongile Dimbaza

Mayoral Spokesperson


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