CONTENTS Free State Business 2021 Edition
A unique guide to business and investment in the Free State.
Special features A regional overview of the Free State
With acquisitions in the chemicals sector, drilling about to start for natural gas and the bedding down of a new Special Economic Zone, there are opportunities for growth in the Free State economy.
Economic sectors Agriculture 36 An inland fishery has been launched.
Mining 38 Feasibility studies are exploring new gold projects.
Oil and gas
Logistics companies are signing up for gas.
Manufacturing 40 The textile sector is recovering.
Tourism 41 Culture and heritage are growth sectors.
Education and training
Coding and AI are in the curriculum.
Reference Free State provincial and local government
FREE STATE BUSINESS 2021
ABOUT THE COVER: Sasolburg Operations is one of five operating hubs in Southern African. This photograph shows the Sasol One Site which was established in 1950, converted from coal gasification in 2004 and now uses more efficient natural gas in its production processes. Among the products produced on this site are ammonia, ammonium nitrate, catalyst, ethylene, mining chemicals, phenolics, solvents and wax. Image: Sasol.