About Coega Development Corporation

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC), established in July 1999, is a government-owned entity, which has grown to become one of the biggest drivers of job creation, creating in excess of 62 000 jobs in both local and foreign direct investment. Coega IDZ contributes an estimated 2.5% to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro gross domestic product (GDP) and 0.5% to the provincial GDP in 2014/15 FY, a figure the CDC intends to increase in the near future. The CDC is the licensed developer and operator of the IDZ’s 11 500HA of land and have created the necessary infrastructure and facilities to offer potential investors 6 443HA of prime lettable industrial space.

Facts & Figures

Industry Automotive, Construction, Energy
Number of employees 800
Number of active countries 1

The Research

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The employee offerings of Coega Development Corporation

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Employee surveys
  • Employee website (separate URL)

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Reduction in company travel
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Alumni club (association of former employees)
  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Entertainment allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Group transport

Well-being programs

  • Stress management
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Religious and/or spiritual facilities (e.g. prayer room)