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Priority sectors Some of the many MAP SEZ priority sectors are: • Automotive • Agro-processing • Logistics • General processing • ICT • Pharmaceuticals.

From this pipeline MAP SEZ is proud to pronounce that it has secured investments from five investors to the value of R1.1-billion in various sectors. The operations of these investors were established in June, September and November 2020. These investors are a source of great pride for the MAP SEZ as they have created 103 jobs since the start of their operations and are projected to create 466 jobs collectively, once they are fully operational. The MAP SEZ is now gaining momentum in terms of attracting local and foreign investors and is supported by its healthy investment pipeline of approximately R3.2-billion, which is project-ed to create 12 000 work opportunities. ■

Investor benefits Some of the many investor benefits that can be derived from locating within MAP SEZ include but are not limited to the following: • 15% corporate tax instead of 28% corporate tax. • Building allowance tax. • Employment incentive tax. • 12i tax allowance. MAP SEZ milestones Maluti-A-Phofung SEZ was granted an operator permit in 2017 by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition after cabinet approval. MAP SEZ was gazetted as a Special Economic Zone on 2 June 2017 and its tax incentives were gazetted on 6 July 2018. SEZ project pipeline Since inception the MAP SEZ has engaged numerous investors and through these engagements has built a pipeline of lucrative local and international investments to the tune of R2.3-billion.

Contact details Any investor interested in establishing their business within the SEZ can contact: Ms M Setai, Manager in the Office of the Chief Executive Officer Maluti-a-Phofung Special Economic Zone Tel: +27 51 4000 800 | Cell: +27 73 210 0935 Email: | Website: