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Domestic and international investors are invited to The Free State Africa’s most invest in South welcomeslocated investors centrally province MESSAGE

MECfor forEconomic, Economic,Small SmallBusiness BusinessDevelopment, Development, Tourism Environmental Affairs, MEC Tourism andand Environmental Affairs, the Honourable MP Mohale, relates how the province has supported business in the the Honourable MP Mohale, outlines how human capital formation is at the heart of the Covid-19 and how investment spark further development. creation of crisis a conducive environment forcan investment in the Free State Province.

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response to and the gratitude effects of Covid-19 the subsequent t nis with pleasure that we, as theand department charged lockdown of theinvestment economy, into Freethe State enterprises were introduce invited to with promoting Free State Province, apply forBusiness economic recovery incentives. Incentives publication’s and support Free State 2020. We welcome this well-known programmes were for businesses in the formal and informal sectors regular description of the economic environment of our province andare were focussed on saving existing jobs and creating new ones. and pleased to contribute to its pages. AInbrief an effort to improve uptake of climate opportunities overview of thethe investment in ourpresented province by is government, working with different business chambers in the Free provided on the facing page. State, the department has assisted businesses to meet the minimum Our department also published a dedicated investment prospectus. compliance requirements, like business, tax and other licence The purpose of the Free State Investment Opportunities Prospectus is registration. We would not like to see anybody left behind. to provide pertinent information about large-scale investment It is with pleasure and gratitude that we, as the department opportunities currently available in various sectors. These initiatives charged with promoting investment into the Free State Province, represent Free State’s response President Ramaphosa’s clarion introducethe Free State Business 2021.toWe welcome this well-known call for increased long-term investment inclusive growth publication’s regular description of the necessary economicfor environment of our and job creation. province and are pleased to contribute to its pages. investment is has an essential ingredient to economic growth, it While Our department also published a dedicated investment should be pointed out that at the centre of the Free State government’s prospectus, the Free State Investment Opportunities Prospectus. These economic development strategy human capital formation and deinitiatives represent the Free State’sis response to President Ramaphosa’s velopment universities andinvestment colleges, and various for institutions clarion call through for increased long-term necessary inclusive pursuing innovation and offering proof-of-concept services, to name a growth and job creation. few. Indeed,investment the Free Stateisisan poised to become a laboratory for excel While essential ingredient to economic lence in education research andatinnovation, in growth, it shouldoutcomes, be pointed out that the centreparticularly of the Free the fields of health, agriculture, manufacturing, water State government’s economicagro-processing, development strategy, as well as the Value Chains Economic Transformation Approach, is human capital management, ICT, pharmaceuticals and rural development. formation through universities andworld colleges, Domesticand anddevelopment potential investors from around the are and various institutions pursuing innovation and offering welcome to contact the DESTEA Head of Department at: proof-ofconcept services, to name a few. The Free State is poised to become HoD_office@destea.gov.za. a laboratory for excellence in education outcomes, research and innovation, particularly in the fields of health, agriculture, agroprocessing, manufacturing, water management, ICT, pharmaceuticals and rural development. Domestic and potential investors from around the world are welcome to contact the DESTEA Head of Department at: FREE STATE BUSINESS 2020 6 HoD_office@destea.gov.za.

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MEC for Economic, Economic,Small Small Business Development, Business Development,Tourism Tourism and Environmental Environmental Affairs Affairsthe the Honourable MP Honourable MPMohale Mohale.

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Free State Business 2021  

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