The biggest investor in the area is PG Bison who own in excess of 80 000 hectares of forestry property in Maclear/Elliot. A billion rand chipboard plant has been commissioned to utilize the timber.
Businesses currently operating in Maclear include the following: Hotel (x1), B&B (x3), Filling Stations (x3), Chemist (x1), Coffee Shop (x2), Liquor Stores (x4), Supermarkets (x2), Wholesalers (x2), Butcheries (x4), Hardware Stores (x3), Motor Spares (x3), Furniture Stores (x3), Accredited Motor repair workshops (x3).
Government Departments Present: Dept of Labour, Dept of Health & Magistrate Court.
Professional practices: Medical Doctors- Maclear 3, Ugie 1; Dentists 1, Lawyers 1; Accountants 2.
Health services include a Provincially Aided Hospital and 2 Clinics.
The town has a combined primary and secondary dual medium (Afrikaans and English) school as well as separate primary and secondary schools in Sonwabile.
Umnga Farmers Training Centre, Ugie
East Cape Timbers
Province: Eastern Cape
Phone: 045 848 0052
727 Convient Store
Street: 29 Van Riebeeck
Phone: 045 932 1100
Ndenxana Farm School
Phone:045 932 1713
Absa Branch, Maclear
Van Riebeeck St
FNB - ATM