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GAUTENG BUSINESS THE GUIDE TO BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT IN GAUTENG PROVINCE

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Gauteng Growth and Development Agency The Gauteng IDZ launches the world’s second-largest refrigeration plant.

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he world’s second-largest refrigeration plant and the biggest food processing operation in the southern hemisphere was launched on 5 April 2019 at the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Among the dignitaries in attendance were Premier of Gauteng David Makhura, the DG of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) Mr Lionel October, as well as the CEO of Woolworths South Africa Ms Zyda Rylands. Speaking at the launch event, Rylands said, “I am very proud to be opening this worldclass food production facility. In2food has been a Woolies Food partner for more than 28 years and this project was a natural extension of that relationship, with the shared goals of driving innovation and job creation.” In2Foods Group’s choice of establishing its state-of-the-art factory in the OR Tambo SEZ has demonstrated that the government of Gauteng has investor-friendly policies and systems to ensure that public private partnerships (PPP) can deliver the type of value that is required by foreign direct investment initiatives. The project has a total development value of R381-million, from In2Foods, the dti and the Gauteng Provincial Government, the latter who have entered into a long-term lease on the land with the Airports Company of South Africa. This investment will stimulate real economic growth in Gauteng, creating over 600 direct jobs and sustaining a further 5 000 jobs throughout the agricultural value chain.

The dti played a major role in providing funding for the project. The prime location of the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone (SEZ), adjacent to the OR Tambo International Airport, places In2Foods Group at the heart of Africa’s best transport and logistics hub. Through its designated SEZ, the Gauteng IDZ Development Company has access to significant investment incentives packaged at national government for investors and companies located in an SEZ. In2Food’s new plant has been developed to the quality specifications of Woolworths, which it has been supplying food products to for 28 years. In2Food will also be exporting its products to other markets such as the UK. The GGDA, through its subsidiary, Gauteng IDZ Company, has made significant strides in attracting investments to the OR Tambo SEZ, primarily focused in the aviation, agrofood processing, jewellery, electronics and pharmaceutical industries. Skills development initiatives have been introduced to allow for broad participation by individuals and communities to take advantage of investment growth in the OR Tambo SEZ. “In the last five years, the province of Gauteng attracted foreign direct investments to the tune of R199-billion and created more than 30 000 jobs,” said Gauteng Premier David Makhura during his 2019 budget speech.


Food factory

The In2Food Group factory is 22 708m² in size and is located on 3.5ha of land located on the northern precinct of the OR Tambo International Airport Special Economic Zone. Following a tour of the factory which dignitaries and guests were treated to, Gauteng Premier David Makhura remarked: “I am truly fascinated by what it takes to put food together for Woolworths Food, indeed we are proud of In2Food and the important role you continue to play in job creation and economic empowerment within South Africa’s borders.” The In2food factory will also be the first registered level five eco-friendly industrial site in South Africa, as rated by the Green Building Council of South Africa. The site includes sustainable waste management processes, four boreholes, water recycling and storage, and 8 000m² of solar panels which produce 25% of the facility’s energy requirements. Natural gas is used to run boilers, staff kitchens, ablution facilities and geysers. The Special Economic Zone was established to support industrial development in the Gauteng Province with a specific focus on export-oriented, value-added industry, concentrated around OR Tambo International Airport, in Ekurhuleni. Gauteng was awarded a permit to develop the Industrial Development (Special Economic) Zone at OR Tambo International Airport in 2010. The SEZ is part of the Ekurhuleni OR Tambo Aerotropolis, with a high development concentration. The industrial development zone offers ease of access to Africa’s consumers through its connectivity capabilities. The OR Tambo SEZ is located in or within close proximity to OR Tambo International Airport, with high levels of security to accommodate high-value inputs. A total of 82% of South Africa’s air cargo is transported through OR Tambo International Airport. Investors in the SEZ will, among others, enjoy the following benefits: • Reduced corporate tax from 28% to 15% • Zero rating of VAT for goods purchased for value addition in the zone

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Customs duty exemption for raw materials or equipment used for production in the SEZ Employment tax incentive for investors operating in the zone Exemption from Value Added Tax for goods produced in the zone for export.

About the GGDA

The GGDA Group aims to create an enabling environment for growth-targeted investment facilitation, strategic infrastructure development and social transformation, thus positioning Gauteng as a leading Global City Region. The Gauteng province offers solid investment opportunities with many competitive advantages: • It is a gateway to Africa and the world, with a considerable number of global companies • Diversity of economic sectors • Leading universities and research institutions • A talented workforce (ranked 2nd in Africa by WEF Competitiveness Index) • Infrastructure • Diplomatic missions • Democratic governance • It is home to a quarter of South Africa’s population and generates 35% of the country’s GDP • It has a global cost advantage when compared with peers in terms of cost of land, cost of labour and the exchange rate. GGDA subsidiaries

Automotive Industry Development Centre, The Innovation Hub, Gauteng Industrial Development Zone, Constitutional Hill Development Company and Invest SA Gauteng.

Contact details Tebogo Mohajane, Marketing Manager Tel: +27 11 085 2473 Email: tebogom@ggda.co.za Website: www.ggda.co.za


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CONTENTS

CONTENTS Gauteng Business 2019/20 Edition

Introduction Foreword7 A unique guide to business and investment in Gauteng.

Special features Regional overview Inner-city regeneration and Special Economic Zones are bolstering growth in Gauteng.

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Upbeat about downtown Property companies are investing in mixed-use precincts.

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Powering cities with renewable energy A shift in policy will promote small-scale generation.

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Economic sectors Agriculture26 Agri-processing facility launched in Gauteng IDZ. Mining27 The Mandela Mining Precinct aims to boost the sector. Oil and gas Gauteng is joining the switch to gas.

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Engineering32 Investments in railways and infrastructure are on the rise. Transport and logistics Development corridors promise increased traffic.

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Manufacturing38 Incentives aim to stimulate the sector. Automotive40 The major marques are investing in new models. Pharmaceuticals42 A licence to make a biosimilar drug has been granted. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

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Education and training New sectors are demanding new skills.

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Tourism46 Casino competition is fierce. Banking and financial services New stock exchanges are attracting investors.

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Development finance and SMME support Nissan’s Rosslyn plant is hosting an incubator.

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References Sector contents Overview of the main economic sectors of Gauteng.

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ABOUT THE COVER About the cover: Image by THEGIFT777/iStock by Getty Images. The Nelson Mandela Bridge stretches southwards to Newtown over the Braamfontein railyards. The Southern Life Centre looms over the glass shard which is the old JSE building in the middle distance. The Standard Bank Centre to the left held the title of the city’s tallest building for just two years after it was built in 1968. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

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A unique guide to business and investment in Gauteng.

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he 2019/20 edition of Gauteng Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng Province. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on ambitious plans to re-imagine the central business district of Johannesburg, a trend in urban development that is growing across the province, and on the impact of renewable energy in urban settings. The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency outlines its priorities and showcases the success of the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in these pages. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at www.globalafricanetwork.com under e-books. Updated information on Gauteng is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at www.gan.co.za, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title. Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media Email: chris@gan.co.za

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A REGIONAL OVERVIEW OF

GAUTENG Inner-city regeneration and Special Economic Zones are bolstering growth in Gauteng. By John Young

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auteng is South Africa’s smallest province in terms of landmass but in every other respect it is a giant. The province is the nation’s key economic growth engine. At 18 176km², the province makes up just 1.5% of South Africa’s territory, but even that aspect showed growth in 2018 when the territory of Ekangala was formally transferred from Mpumalanga Province to Gauteng Province. The land had previously been part of the KwaNdebele homeland. The 14.3-million people living in Gauteng in 2017 generated a gross domestic product of R1.59-trillion, about a third of South Africa’s GDP (StatsSA). Urban regeneration is a strong theme across Gauteng. Provincial and municipal programmes aim to stimulate township economies and integrate them into the broader economy. All of the metropolitan municipalities are engaged in reviving their inner cities. Johannesburg’s efforts are the subject of an article elsewhere in this publication. One of the City GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

of Tshwane’s projects involves the Salvokop Precinct which lies between the city centre and Freedom Park. The City of Tshwane is collaborating with the Danish city of Aarhus. The Danes bring expertise in sustainable urban planning and issues such as safe non-motorised green transport, effective water and storm-water management, and high-quality public spaces are being introduced in conjunction with planning for new buildings. The plan is to create a mixed-use precinct comprising offices, residences, retail outlets and restaurants. Heritage buildings are also part of the project as national monuments and the Freedom Park are nearby. A study has shown that the area’s water reservoir has potential for green hydro energy and a plan is being developed to tackle water supplies and management. The University of Pretoria is another partner in the project. Another strategy to increase economic growth and attract investment is through Special

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Economic Zones (SEZs). The OR Tambo SEZ, aligned to the country’s busiest airport, is one of several sites allocated by the South African government to stimulate investment in targeted sectors. The SEZ supports the development of businesses that work in the beneficiation of precious metals and minerals sector, with a focus on light, high-margin, manufacturing of South African precious and semiprecious metals. Export is encouraged. The site has specific precincts in which various sectors are given priority. The National Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is the lead agent in the creation of Special Economic Zones, which are part of the national Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). SEZs are designed to attract investment, create jobs and boost exports. Development corridors have been identified to channel investment into areas where it will make a big impact and where returns on investment will be good. The Albertina Sisulu Corridor is one such initiative. Linked to the idea of creating an “aerotropolis” around OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), the corridor connects the airport (in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality) with innercity Johannesburg.

Various hubs along the route are being developed with particular focus areas. These include S&J Industrial Hub in Germiston, Bredell Precinct (agriculture), Dries Niemand Precinct (transport) and Kempton Park CBD Precinct (economic). The concept of a Gauteng City Region has been embraced by planners in the province. Individually, the biggest Gauteng cities contribute to the national GDP as follows: Johannesburg (15%), Tshwane (9%) and Ekurhuleni (7%). The following development corridors of the City Region have been identified, each with its own industries and comparative advantages: City of Johannesburg, Central Development Corridor: provincial capital, finance, services, ICT and pharmaceutical industries, green and blue economy City of Ekurhuleni, Eastern Development Corridor: manufacturing, logistics and transport hub City of Tshwane, Northern Development Corridor: national administrative capital, automotive sector, research, development, innovation and knowledge-based economy, tourism, agriprocessing

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Freedom Park in Pretoria commemorates South Africans who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom.

West Rand District, Western Development Corridor: transitioning mining economy. A new diverse economy to be created around tourism (Maropeng World Heritage Site), agriculture and agri-processing, Lanseria Airport City, renewable energy industries Sedibeng District, Southern Development Corridor: steel industry in decline. A new economy to be based on entertainment and tourism (Vaal River City), logistics, agri-processing and urban agriculture.

of funding will see the plan succeed in areas such as the provision of water, broadband connectivity, public transport, energy and the reshaping of cities to accommodate citizens in a better way than was the case under apartheid. Two major Gauteng infrastructure projects will benefit from the announcement that national government is creating a R100-billion infrastructure fund. The Gauteng Schools Project aims to build 110 new schools and the Kopanong Precinct project will upgrade all provincial government buildings in the City of Johannesburg. The combined budget of these projects, both of which will be conducted as public-private partnerships, is R14.8-billion. The Gauteng Infrastructure Finance Agency (GIFA) has a pipeline of 20 projects. A World Bank report has shown that a 10% increase in infrastructure spending results in a 1% growth in GDP. The network fibre of the province has been extended to 1 500 kilometres with the community given access through clinics, schools, libraries and community centres. The aim is to have 100% broadband connectivity in Gauteng by 2020. Efforts are being made to improve the regional economy by identifying blockages and shortcomings. Researchers from the universities of Johannesburg and Pretoria (through the Gordon

At a meeting attended by all the mayors of the region and the National Minister of Finance. Gauteng Premier David Makhura gave notice of “how we can unlock, jump-start and reignite a sustainable and inclusive growth trajectory for key sectors of our provincial economy”. Opportunities for the private sector were mentioned in connection with several aspects of the City Region indaba, including the necessity for infrastructure investment. Neither the central government nor provincial and local government has sufficient resources to cover what the provincial government has estimated is needed in terms of infrastructure in the Gauteng province in the years to 2030 – R1.3-trillion. A 15-year Gauteng Infrastructure Master Plan has been adopted but it is hoped that multiple sources GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

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PROFILE

Gauteng Growth APPOINTS NEW and GROUP CEO Development Agency GGDA APPOINTS NEW announces new CEO GROUP CEO Gauteng aims to be a globally competitive city region.

The board of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency has named Ms Mosa Tshabalala a Executive Officer for one of the country’s key Provincial Investment Promotion Agency.

The former Chief Financial Officer for the GGDA Group topped the list of close to a dozen can

“The selection process which was carried out by the Board in assessing internal and externa rigorous one. Ms Tshabalala’s business acumen and effective stewardship in the various role in the Group left us with no doubt that she is the right leader to steer the GGDA in the right d are delighted and proud to announce this appointment.” added the Group Chairperson of the Mahlaule

Up until recently as the Group CFO, her focus was on ensuring financial and legislative comp Gauteng Group of holding companies and ensuring that the Group is financially stable and progressive in all respects.

financial expert's career spans over a number of sectors and has over the years include The mandate of the GGDA This is to spearhead and coordinate economic both the public and private sectors. TheGauteng qualified Chartered Accountant has been elbow-deep in the workings of private sector a development efforts for the entire province, with emphasis on both large infrastructural projects, facilitation of foreign direct investments and domestic investments. Shortly after she got her Honours Degree- BCom in Accounting from the now U local and foreign direct investment. Johannesburg she went to work for Deloitte and Touche. The four subsidiaries tasked with the implementation ofatthe mandate are: Services audi While at Deloitte she also had a stint working the New York office- Financial division-where she was assigned to work with the Consulting Business’s premium clients. • The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) Later she moved on to a CFO position at a Johannesburg based business and entrepreneur in Project Business Incubator- where she was responsible for strategical • The Innovation Hub (TIH) organisation-Awethu company in the right direction. • Gauteng Industrial Development Zone Tshabalala helped establish an ARC Skills Africa base for the United Arab Emirates training resulted in the growth of the company to the East and West Africa. Similarly she hasCompany an impressive experience in the entrepreneurial space having first worked • The Constitution Hill Development (Conhill) business incubation and eventually venturing into the world of financial and business

consulting. Focusing on areas such as risk management, business strategy, capital raising a development.

has spentowns the last few yearsmanages in Gauteng’s public sector working as the Group’s CFO resp Based in Rosslyn in Tshwane, theShe AIDC and the Automotive combined annual budget of over a R1 billion over the years. Supplier Park (ASP) and provides services to the automotive sector, inThe new CEO who brings in a wealth of experience and strategic management capabilities ha the Boards of : cluding automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers The AIDC •    Automotive Industry Development Centre as(OEMs). a Non- Executive Director (a subsidiary of GG •    Member of the Audit and Risk Committee- GGDA also provides assistance through automotive investment facilitation, skills She serves as a non-executive Director in other Boards such as Listamaiso (Pty) Limited- the of the bus rapid transit system- Johannesburg- “Rea Vaya”. development and training, incubation programmes and supply chain deKey to Tshabalala’s focus is ensuring that GGDA’s work and the volumes of investment that g translate tocarmakers real change in the lives the people the Province in terms of creation of jobs velopment. In short, the AIDC assists to ofstay in ofbusiness, create catalytic impact on the economic activity of the region. Mosa Tshabalala, CEO more jobs and enables new players to access the market. “I am honoured to have been trusted with this mammoth task. Our work as the GGDA Group primarily the mindset of changing the face of Gauteng for better by fighting unemployment, i The Innovation Hub (TIH), also basedthein Tshwane, empowering people of this region.”is the first Science and   About the GGDA:in South Africa. It was established to Technology Park of international standard The GGDA Group aims to create an enabling environment for growth targeted investment fac infrastructure development and social transformation,  thus positioning  Gauteng as a leadin s Mosa Tshabalala fast-track the development of smart industries – high technology sectors – in GGDA subsidiaries: Automotive Industry Development Centre, The Innovation Hub, Gauteng Industrial  Developm was appointed in May Gauteng. As part of its role to be Constitutional Hill Development Company and Invest the catalyst for innovation andSAaGauteng. knowledge 2019 by the board of economy driver for the province, it has two key focus areas: Mosa Tshabalala EDUCATION: BCom Accounting Degree, Accounting Honours Degree, Certificate in the Theory of Accounting –University of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), biotechnology the Gauteng Growth Johannesburg (Former Rau), Chartered Accountant-CA [SA] • OCCUPATION: GGDA Group CEO, Entrepreneur, Business Woman , Non-executive Director, Youth development Renewable energies and low carbon economy technologies (a green and Development Agency as its • INDUSTRY: Public Sector Finance and Economic Development economy). Group Chief Executive Officer. Having served as the Group Chief Financial Officer for the Gauteng The Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) is conveniently located in close proximity Growth and Development Agency, to the OR Tambo Airport, which is the African continent’s busiest international responsible for ensuring financial airport. While it was established to support industrial development in Gauteng, and legislative compliance and as its specific focus is on mineral beneficiation and export-oriented industry. The Invest SA Centre, strategically located in the Sandton business district, a former board member of the Automotive Industry Development provides a seamless service to prospective investors. It offers information and Centre (AIDC), Ms Tshabalala was a research services and pre- and post-investment support services. It maintains strategic partnerships with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the perfect fit for the role. Now at the helm of the GGDA, South African Revenue Service (SARS), Home Affairs and municipalities, among she will drive the mandate to other institutions. The Constitutional Hill Development Company (Conhill) delivers heritage, grow the economy by positioning Gauteng as a globally competitive education and tourism programmes, and contributes to the revitalising of the Johannesburg inner city. city region.

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SPECIAL FEATURE Institute of Business Science) are examining employment rates, empowerment policies and the export value chain. At the same time, the Gauteng Innovation Hub is leading a process to bring innovation and research to the fore in economic policy making and planning. Partners include the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the University of the Witwatersrand and the Vaal University of Technology. The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) has a specialised subsidiary, the Gauteng Investment Centre, which acts as a one-stop shop for potential investors looking for advice and support.

The Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

commerce predominate. The JSE, Africa’s largest stock exchange, is in Sandton and several new stock exchanges have recently received licences. Tshwane (which includes Pretoria) is home to many government services and is the base of the automotive industry and many research institutions. The Ekurhuleni metropole has the largest concentration of manufacturing concerns, ranging from heavy to light industry, in the country. The western part of the province is concerned mainly with mining and agriculture, while the south has a combination of maize farming, tobacco production and the heavy industrial work associated with steel and iron-ore workings. Gauteng is not just an important centre of economic activity it is also an important launching pad for local and international businesses to enter the African market. The country’s biggest airport, OR Tambo International Airport, is at the core of the province’s logistical network. Other airports include Rand Airport (Germiston), Wonderboom (Pretoria) Lanseria and Grand Central (Midrand). The Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa (which has seats in Pretoria and Johannesburg) is a superior court with general jurisdiction over the province. Johannesburg is also home to the Constitutional Court, South Africa’s highest court, and to a branch of the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Court. The province has several outstanding universities, and the majority of South Africa’s research takes place at well-regarded institutions such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), Mintek, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and several sites where the work of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is done.

Overview of the province Gauteng shares borders with four provinces, the Free State, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The southern border of the province is the Vaal River and most of the province is located on the Highveld. The Witwatersrand, which runs through Johannesburg, marks the continental divide: rivers running to the north drain into the Indian Ocean, rivers running south drain into the Atlantic Ocean via the Vaal and Orange Rivers. Gauteng draws its water from a series of interconnected river transfer systems. A major source of water is the Lesotho Water Highlands Project. The Witwatersrand was the source of the gold that drew so many thousands of people to the area in the late 19th century and was the origin of the word for South Africa’s currency, the “rand”. Gauteng is a leader in a wide range of economic sectors: finance, manufacturing, commerce, IT and media among them. The Bureau of Market Research (BMR) has shown that Gauteng accounts for 35% of total household consumption in South Africa. The leading economic sectors are finance, real estate and business (21% of provincial GDP), manufacturing (16.5%), government services (16.3%) and wholesale, retail, motor trade and accommodation (12.8%). The creative industries (including advertising and the film sector) employ upwards of 180 000 people and contribute more than R3.3-billion to the provincial economy. This sector is seen as a driver of future growth. In Johannesburg, financial services and GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

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Supporting beneficiation and manufacturing Gauteng IDZ Company Chief Executive Officer Seipati Mangadi reports on the OR Tambo SEZ. What is the sectoral focus of the SEZ?

Seipati Mangadi, CEO

Considering the competitive location of being in close proximity to OR Tambo International Airport, the focus is on mineral beneficiation and on additive manufacturing with localisation an important additional element. This is highvalue, low-mass beneficiation. Many value chains are linked to industries that use the airport. Ekurhuleni itself is the manufacturing hub of the country so possible investors are here, infrastructure is in place to support this process. Do you dovetail your plans with other bodies?

The Special Economic Zone mobilises industry in Gauteng

The primary rationale of being located in that area is to be a catalyst for the broader aerotropolis economic strategy that Ekurhuleni has adopted. We work directly with ACSA and the Metro to make sure that we have synergies on the development that we attract. The Gauteng IDZ is a special purpose vehicle of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), which is implementing economic development in the province. Is the Jewellery Manufacturing Precinct (JMP) an example?

Absolutely. The Department of Mineral Resources has put forward a beneficiation strategy and we have chosen to implement a part of that. We chose jewellery beneficiation as a starting point.

INTRODUCTION Seipati Mangadi has held the position of CEO of the GIDZ (Gauteng Industrial Development Zone) since 2013 and has witnessed the growth her business unit has contributed to the Gauteng province. As one of the GGDA’s four subsidiaries, the GIDZ was created to support industrial development in Gauteng. A key project that fulfils this mandate is the OR Tambo SEZ (Special Economic Zone).

How is the JMP progressing?

The design stage has been completed, we are just waiting for plans to be approved then the next stage is to put it out to the market for a contractor to come on board and develop. We have over 90% uptake in the pipeline. In May 2020 we should be able to give beneficial occupation to the tenants. By late 2020 there will be buildings for our tenants. The alumni of the existing design studio in Germiston regularly scoop up awards in the industry. What are your short- and medium-term plans? Approximately R640-million will be spent on the first phase of OR Tambo precinct which is 7.5 hectares in extent. The JMP (Southern Precinct) will be live in 2020. Parallel to that we have started with the conceptualisation of the second phase of OTR precinct, which is 29 hectares. There is definitely interest to come into the SEZ, which starts with domestic direct investment. Then the foreign direct investment will come. Every day we are fielding enquiries from potential tenants.

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Upbeat about downtown Property companies are investing in mixed-use precincts.

The Johannesburg CBD is becoming more pedestrian-friendly.

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bsa Tower Main, one of Johannesburg’s biggest and most easily identifiable buildings, is undergoing a revamp as one of several ambitious inner-city rejuvenation projects. Some are purely private in nature, others involve collaboration between developers, NGOs and the City of Johannesburg and its agencies. A thorough revamp of the Absa building anchors a larger urban revival project that a pedestrian-friendly connection along Fox Street between the Absa campus and the Mabobeng area. To be known as Jewel City, the redevelopment covers six city blocks, five of which have existing commercial buildings on them. The five commercial buildings will be revamped, and a new residential building will be erected, creating a mixed-use precinct with 20 000m² of commercial lettable space, 4 800m² of retail space and 1 000 residential units. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

The partnership created to deliver this project is called the Divercity Urban Property Fund and comprises Atterbury and iThemba Property. The aim is for iThemba to create a further 1 800 housing units within a 2km walking distance of the core of Jewel City, thus creating the kind of density that makes for the easier delivery of services, a bigger market for goods and services, and an allday buzz that purely commercial or retail precincts can’t provide. Absa Towers Main itself will receive a major upgrade in the course of its conversion to a mixeduse building. Within its 30 storeys, there will be restaurants and coffee shops, childcare facilities and 520 flats in the “affordable” bracket. The space around the building will be transformed into a public park with public art works prominent and links to public transport available. The total value of the investment by Divercity is said to be R2-billion. Another conscious effort to spark urban revival received support in the way of R2.1-million from

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SPECIAL FEATURE the US Consulate-General. The Johannesburg Inner City Partnership (JICP) submitted its plans to to implement its “Makers Way” project in the Bertrams and Lorentzville suburbs and won approval for its public art project in 2018. The JICP is involved in numerous partnerships to improve the quality of life in the city. These include working with the National Association of Social Housing Organisations (NASHO), companies and agencies in the tourism and heritage sectors, urban agriculturalists, banks and financial organisations such as TUHF (Trust for Urban Housing) and AFHCO Holdings, a specialist in inner-city affordable housing developments.

The owner of the plot, valuation and zoning information is available for every stand. Building information is available for some parts of the UDZ. Various “improvement districts” have also been created, for example the RID (Retail Improvement District) where businesses in a designated area pay levies to secure improved cleaning and security services. In April 2019 the City of Johannesburg awarded tenders for 24 projects at 84 properties that will see thousands of accommodation options delivered for low-income rental. The Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) has attracted about R3.5-billion in private-sector funding for affordable housing in the province since 2012. The Brickfields housing and rental development in Newton was funded by the GPF and implemented by the Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC) as one of the first inner-city rejuvenation projects. JHC is a leader in converting bad buildings to usable rental space. The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) projects range from the upgrading of Constitution Hill, the Faraday Station precinct, work on the Fashion District and pavements of the inner city, renovation of the Drill Hall and the big Newtown make-over. Private developer Indluplace Properties has purchased nine large apartment blocks, taking its total buildings in central Johannesburg CBD, Berea and Hillbrow to 23: 33% of the units are bachelor pads, 22% are two-bedroomed flats. The listed company (its major shareholder is Arrowhead) intends to “aggressively grow its portfolio” of high-yielding properties as it believes the rental market has huge potential. Public spaces play a critical role in urban regeneration planning, as do buildings that serve social purposes. When the Outreach Foundation Community Centre was built in Hillbrow in 2015, it was the first piece of social infrastructure to go up in the suburb since the 1970s. The design, a glass box in a light steel frame which seems to hover over the site, won architects Local Studio the Saint Goban architectural award and provides space for dance and computer classes and offices.

Multiple strategies Converting industrial properties to housing is another trend associated with the move to densify and improve inner cities. In Braamfontein West, next to the Sontonga Memorial Park, Plitvest and the Izingwe Property Group in association with RichLabs Architects are the developers of Sontonga Lofts. One of the flats is pictured below. Another active participant in encouraging development in the inner city is the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). An important nudge for developers has been the tax incentives that accompany the Urban Development Zone (UDZ). The City of Johannesburg and the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA), have developed a database for properties that fall within the UDZ.

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Powering cities with renewable energy A shift in policy will promote small-scale generation.

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outh Africa’s successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has created large-scale solar and wind farms in areas where there is lots of space, but the country’s smallest province by landmass is also taking big strides to procure energy from renewable sources. Gauteng is the country’s most densely populated area (with a population of over 14-million) and contributes about a third of South Africa’s GDP (R1.59-trillion in 2017). In a short space of time, an entirely new sector has been created within the South African economy through legislation that invited local and foreign investors to bid for and then build renewable energy generation plants. South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) requires 20 000MW of renewable energy by 2030. That will be achieved mainly through the REIPPPP. Many companies and institutions are generating their own power. In Johannesburg, the Northern Wastewater Treatment Works, the largest of six wastewater plants serving the city, has its own electricity source in a 1.1MW biogas plant. It produces electricity using cogeneration (combined heat and power) and is helping the city to reduce expenditure on its water treatment works, which used to run to R100-million per year. A landfill site at Robinson Deep in Johannesburg has started generating 3MW of gas. This is the first of five renewable energy projects that Energy Systems SA is going to do in Johannesburg and is the first landfill gas generation project to fall under the REIPPPP. Agriculture is another source of organic waste which is being used to provide power. With thousands of cattle farmed near big cities to provide

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beef and dairy products, biogas is a useful byproduct. The Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant, run by Bio2Watt, has an installed capacity of 4.6MW which it produces from annual feedstock of about 120 000 tons of organic waste. The plant is located in the Tshwane Metropolitan area on the premises of Beefcor, one of South Africa’s largest feedlots. The image of the feedlot and plant (below) is supplied by Danish company Combigas who teamed up with Bosch Projects to design, manufacture and install the plant. The company has plans to roll out small plants for farmers or agri-processors who want to produce power for themselves. National power regulator NERSA has been asked by the National Minister of Mineral Resources to consider granting licences to smallscale power producers to sell any excess power. The likely granting of these licences will open up the market and help small manufacturers to cover the cost of installing generating capacity.

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Vukile Property Fund has decided to equip all of the malls in its portfolio with rooftop solar panels. Among its properties are malls in Boksburg and Soweto. The company says that installations across the group have the capacity to generate 1.274MW of solar energy, generating about 2 089MWh annually. Retrofitting of light fittings has also taken place, to improve energy efficiency.

At the Cavalier abattoir in Cullinan, biowaste conversion company ibert provides about a quarter of the power that the abattoir needs to function, at a competitive rate. In the process, all of the facility’s biowaste is disposed of.

Solar power Absa Bank has followed up on its decision to take its central Johannesburg campus off the national electricity grid. Investments in a 6 000-panel rooftop solar system (which cost R10-million), the synchronisation of gas and diesel generators and sophisticated water and underfloor heating systems have all contributed to massive energy savings. The bank estimates that the power it generates is 70% cleaner than that provided by the national grid. The rooftop solar installation at Absa’s Pretoria office provides 17% of its electricity needs and the bank intends rolling out solar solutions for another five offices soon in addition to investigating battery solutions in pursuit of what it calls “net zero offices”. One of the biggest roofs in South Africa is to get one of the largest solar installations. Mall of Africa (pictured above), a joint venture by Attacq and Atterbury in Waterfall City, Midrand, will produce about 7 800MWh/y from panels on 45 000m² of roof space. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

Local manufacturing In 2016 the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) established a Gas Industrialisation Unit (GIU) which will make plans to exploit the huge fields of natural gas off the coasts of Mozambique and Angola and boost industrialisation in South Africa. At the end of the annual Windaba conference in Cape Town in 2018, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) issued a Commitment Statement which noted that the REIPPP has a “built-in demand for local procurement”, not only offering business opportunities to local companies, but also incentivising the industry to identify and support emerging entrepreneurs. This should have a positive spinoff in Gauteng province, which is the centre of the country’s manufacturing sector.

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Meet the Nedbank Gauteng Sales leadership team In line with our new brand proposition, our leadership team and staff are made up of money experts whose goal is to help clients ‘see money differently’ and enable them to reach their goals.

Dave Schwegmann Divisional Executive: Client Network - Northern Division

Brigitte Ryder Provincial General Manager: Gauteng North

Mawande Shugu Provincial General Manager: Gauteng Central

At Nedbank we believe that money has the infinite capacity for good, if you understand the true nature of it. We know that money well managed can make a real difference in people’s lives. And we always take it seriously. For us, being ‘good with money’ means looking at it differently. Finding new and better ways to grow it, invest it, leverage it and manage it for the greater benefit of

Pedro Rhode Provincial General Manager: Gauteng East

Salim Kadoo Provincial General Manager: Tshwane Province

individuals, businesses and communities. We believe our real reason for being should be using our money expertise to do good, by inspiring you to make better choices with your money. We believe that when we apply our expertise and, more importantly, use it to help you see the effect your money can have, you will experience the difference between money being money and money making a difference.


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Making it easier to do business with Nedbank Whole-view Business Banking™ Brigitte Ryder, Nedbank Provincial General Manager of Retail and Business Banking, Gauteng North, says her team is ready to assist clients with a comprehensive range of financial products and services.

Nedbank’s goal is to have all service offerings and departments under one roof, making it easier to deliver on its new brand proposition to ‘see money differently’. Nedbank recognises that you have a full range of banking needs that go beyond transacting and borrowing. That is why its dedicated team of specialists partner with you to give you a bird’s-eye view of your business and a different perspective on how your money needs to flow to meet your goals.

Our expertise will help clients navigate challenges and meet their goals Brigitte Ryder prides herself on building relationships and understanding the needs of clients, saying that partnership- and relationship-based banking is a key driver of how Nedbank conducts its business to ensure clients benefit from its money expertise. ‘We believe you need a financial partner who has a deeper understanding of your business – someone who offers innovative, relevant solutions and who gives you a banking experience that is hassle-free. As money experts, we are committed to doing good, so you can concentrate on what’s most important to you – running your business,’ says Ryder.

We look forward to continuing our relationships with our valued existing clients, and to offering our value proposition to new clients as well. At the core of our offering in Gauteng North is a relationship-based model with a business manager dedicated to your business as your key point of entry to the bank. We encourage you to see money differently with Wholeview Business Banking™ from Nedbank, and to take advantage of our one-stop banking service. To take your business to the next level or to obtain more information about Nedbank’s specialised service offering call Brigitte Ryder on +27 (0)11 294 7520, send an email to brigitter@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za.


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Our money experts are available to provide professional advice Nozizwe Tshabuse, Nedbank Provincial General Manager, Gauteng East, explains how Nedbank can help business owners in the region.

Business Banking are ready to assist you with professional advice, industry-specific solutions and a comprehensive range of financial products and services. At the core of Nedbank’s offering in the province is a relationship-based model with a business manager dedicated to your business as the key point of entry into the bank.

There is good news for Gauteng business owners and entrepreneurs seeking a unique banking experience: Nedbank Business Banking has business managers located across the province specialising in commercial industries as well as the agricultural sector. Nedbank also offers innovative and relevant solutions to franchisees, incorporating customised lending solutions, transactional banking solutions and value-added services. Our tailored solutions take franchisees’ current and future goals into consideration, and aim to assist franchises in attaining the competitive edge needed to succeed. A dedicated business manager gives franchise owners the opportunity to have an experienced financial expert as a partner in your business. Our money experts at Nedbank

‘We encourage you to see money differently with Whole-view Business Banking™,’ explains Tshabuse. What does this mean for the client? It is an additional benefit of banking with Nedbank Business Banking and means that your business and your personal financial needs are managed in one place. ‘Because business owners and their businesses are very often financially dependent on each other, our client service teams now also offer individual banking solutions to you and your staff because we already know and understand your needs,’ says Tshabuse. With this in mind, Nedbank has seamless offerings for you, your employees and your household. Through Nedbank’s workplace banking offering, communities, including individual and business clients, are provided with access to products and services through a dedicated banker. Should you be interested in taking your business to the next level and improving staff engagement, please call Nozizwe Tshabuse on +27 (0)11 458 4405, send an email to nozizwet@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za.


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Expertise in small business aimed at stimulating growth Linda Mbambo, Nedbank Provincial General Manager, Gauteng Central, explains how Nedbank is committed to partnering with businesses for growth. which provides key insights and trends on smallbusiness behaviour and the challenges that small businesses face; and the new Essential Guide for Small-business Owners, which helps small businesses understand and handle the complexities of starting and running a business. In addition, business registration services are available in branch through SwiftReg or by applying online through CIPC.

‘Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. Nedbank has, over the years, instituted various interventions aimed at giving support to the small-business sector. Over and above our small-business services solutions, we provide small-business owners with support that goes beyond banking, freeing up their time to focus on running their businesses,’ says Mbambo. Nedbank has built a solid reputation as a bank for small businesses through initiatives such as Vote Small Business, which calls on everyone to make a conscious decision to support small businesses with their hearts, feet and wallets; the SimplyBiz.co.za platform where business owners can network and engage with other business owners, ask questions and spark discussions; the Small Business Index™

At Nedbank Business Banking we believe that you need a financial partner who understands your aspirations, offers relevant solutions and gives you a banking experience that is hassle-free. We are committed to doing good, so you can concentrate on what’s most important to you – running your business. Nedbank is making it easier to deliver on our new brand proposition – ‘see money differently’ – through our Whole-view Business Banking™ which provides us with a bird’s-eye view of your business and therefore enables us to offer solutions and services aimed at giving your business the edge in challenging economic times. Speak to the money experts at Nedbank Business Banking if you are interested in taking your business to the next level or want to find out more about our specialised service offering. Contact Linda Mbambo on +27 (0)11 671 7149, email the Business Banking team at business@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za.


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New brand proposition encourages clients to ‘see money differently’ Mohammed (Salim) Kadoo, Nedbank Provincial General Manager, Tshwane and North West, explains how the new brand values build on the expertise of the bank to benefit clients.

advertising and communication campaigns, as well as its products, services and channels. All these changes are designed to inspire clients and society to see money differently and partner with the bank to achieve their goals. Our new brand proposition is not just a marketing initiative, but a reflection of the continuing business evolution at Nedbank. As a bank we want to ensure that our clients experience our brand in a way that is aligned with our brand promise.

Nedbank officially launched its new brand repositioning during the first day of the world’s largest design festival – the 2017 Design Indaba on 1 March. The bank’s new tagline challenges clients and society to ‘see money differently’. The new brand positioning is built on Nedbank’s purpose: to use financial expertise to enable individuals, families, businesses and society to do good. Our new brand proposition was born after almost two years of research and client engagement which revealed that people want to work with purpose-driven institutions they can trust. They want a professional financial partner that balances expertise with a genuine commitment to do good. The public will see a number of changes in the next few months as the bank evolves its corporate identity,

It is common knowledge that we live in a volatile socioeconomic environment, so it is even more important for us to intensify our commitment to improve on our skill in enabling clients to navigate challenges and meet their goals. One of the solutions from Nedbank is Whole-view Business Banking™, which provides a bird’s-eye view of clients’ businesses, and a different perspective on how their money needs to flow to meet their needs. With our expertise and insights we can help our clients to see money as we do, so that together we can cocreate unique solutions that can unlock the possibilities that will take their business to the next level. If you would like to explore further how Business Banking can help take your business to the next level, and for more information about Nedbank Retail and Business Banking Services, call Mohammed (Salim) Kadoo on +27 (0)12 436 7740 or send an email to mohammedk@nedbank.co.za.


KEY SECTORS Overviews of the main economic sectors of Gauteng. Agriculture

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Agriculture Agri-processing facility launched in OR Tambo SEZ.

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R400-million agri-processing plant was launched in 2019 in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone. The SEZ is located at OR Tambo International Airport and is intended to encourage exports of high-value goods. The Provincial Government of Gauteng has set up Action Labs to focus on agriculture and agri-processing with a focus on land tenure issues and improving food security. If food producers can be linked to the value chain then township economies can benefit. Communities around a DRDGold tailings plant near Boksburg are growing and selling agricultural produce as part of a programme that was started in 2015. The gold recovery company teamed up with Umsizi Sustainable Social Solutions to pass on skills to small-scale farmers in Daveyton, Geluksdal and Tsakane. By the end of 2018, some 90 enterprises were selling their products and the City of Johannesburg has expressed interest in expanding the programme. The Urban Agriculture Initiative of the Minerals Council South Africa was launched in 2017. The roofs of buildings are used as agricultural land, hosting various crops cultivated by aquaponics and hydroponics. A pilot project on the top of the Chamber’s building is producing basil. First National Bank’s canteen is supplied with vegetables by its own rooftop farm. The Johannesburg Inner City Partnership is driving the initiative. The Fresh Produce Market in Johannesburg is South Africa’s biggest market. The region’s other two metropolitan areas, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni, also have large markets to cater for the region’s large population. The Springs Fresh Produce Market accounts for 3% of South African market share which it intends increasing as it expands. Gauteng’s agricultural sector is concentrated on producing

ONLINE RESOURCES Agricultural Research Council: www.arc.agric.za AgriSA: www.agriinfo.co.za Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: www.gdard.gpg.gov.za South African Poultry Association: www.sapoultry.co.za

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SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS Mining companies are promoting small-scale farming. vegetables. There is commercial farming in the southern sector of the province (part of South Africa’s maize triangle) and the farming of cotton, groundnuts and sorghum is undertaken in areas near Bronkhorstspruit (east) and Heidelberg (in the south). The province is home to some of South Africa’s biggest agricultural companies, including AFGRI. Africa’s largest feedlot for cattle is located in Heidelberg: Karan Beef ’s facilit y can accommodate 120 000 cattle. The feedmill processes 1 400 tons per day and the associated abattoir in Balfour in neighbouring Mpumalanga sometimes deals with 1 800 head of cattle per day. The Kanhym Agrimill in Vereeniging is one of three in the company’s portfolio, which collectively processes 250 000 tons of animal feed annually. Kanhym Estates is the largest producer of pigs in the country. There are many poultry farm and production facilities in Gauteng. Companies include Astral Foods, RCL Foods and Daybreak Farms.


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Mining The Mandela Mining Precinct aims to boost the sector.

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he University of Witwatersrand started life as the South African School of Mines. The School of Mining Engineering at Wits is now just one of many at the university, but it is the highest ranked in terms of the QS World University Rankings. It has also been improving its world ranking in recent years and stood at 13th in May 2019 (Mining Weekly). Gauteng is home to most of the research and training bodies associated with mining. Sibanye-Stillwater is one of many companies supporting research in the province: the Wits Mining Institute’s Digital Mining Laboratory (Digimine) is the focus of its funding. AECI, the explosives and chemicals company, sponsors the Virtual Reality Mine Design Centre at the University of Pretoria. A new project was launched in 2018 to coordinate efforts in the mining sector. A joint venture between three government departments and the Minerals Council South Africa, the Mandela Mining Precinct aims to develop research into mining, showcase the country’s manufacturing abilities and to continue to create jobs and wealth as ore bodies are depleted. Mintek is an autonomous body based in Randburg which receives about 30% of its budget from the Department of Mineral Resources. The balance comes from joint ventures with privatesector partners, or is earned in research and development income, the sale of services or products and from technology licensing agreements. An example of collaboration is Project AuTEK which has found a way of getting gold catalysts to play a role in improving fuel-cell efficiency. Pretoria University has a Department of Mining Engineering, the University of South Africa offers three national diplomas in minerelated fields, the University of Johannesburg has mine-surveying courses and the Vaal and Tshwane universities of technology have engineering faculties. The national government’s Phakisa programme is to be applied to mining. Intended to fast-track solutions to development

ONLINE RESOURCES Council for Geoscience: www.geoscience.org.za Minerals Council South Africa: www.mineralscouncil.org.za Mining Qualifications Authority: www.mqa.org.za Mintek: www.mintek.co.za National Department of Mineral Resources: www.dmr.gov.za

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SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS Wits School of Mining is moving up in world rankings.

problems, an Operation Mining Phakisa Lab has been set up to create concrete plans. Similarly, the Provincial G over nm ent of Gauteng has initiated Action Labs in the mining sector. These are meetings where private and public participants in the mining sector and its value chain discuss possible improvements, partnerships and innovations. One of the Action Labs‘ focus areas is to strengthen the export of mining services and mining equipment to SADC countries, including the copper belt. The creation and support of mining sector SMMEs is another important component of the plan to create a broader base for mining and mineral beneficiation.

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Oil and gas Gauteng is joining the switch to gas.

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he major economic sectors using gas are the metals sector and the chemical, pulp and paper sector. Brick and glass manufacturers are also big consumers. National policy is driving a switch to the use of gas, rather than fossil fuels. A national Gas Utilisation Master Plan (GUMP) is being developed and as the province that is the biggest consumer of energy in South Africa, Gauteng is leading the way. The Liquefied Natural Gas Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (LNG IPPPP) is part of the broader programme of the Department of Energy which encourages private investment in renewable energy, namely the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The total allocated to gas-to-power in the national power plan is 3 726MW, of which 3 000MW is for LNG. In 2018, Delta Natural Gas Energy broke ground on the first of a planned 400 LNG refuelling stations around South Africa. The taxi and freight sectors are the first sectors being targeted. CNG Holdings subsidiary NGV Gas has a compressed natural gas (CNG) public filling station at Langlaagte, Johannesburg (pictured). A new addition to South Africa’s pipeline network is a pipe to get natural gas from Mozambique to Gauteng. SacOil’s R90-billion project aims to deliver gas to Johannesburg and the nearby towns in 2020. Transnet Pipelines has completed a sophisticated new multi-product pipeline (NMPP) between the coast and Gauteng which is bringing a range of products to the manufacturing heartland of South Africa. The company operates a 3 800km network of underground, high-pressure petroleum and gas pipelines throughout the eastern parts of South Africa.

ONLINE RESOURCES Petroleum Agency SA: www.petroleumagencysa.com South African Oil & Gas Alliance: www.saoga.org.za Transnet Pipelines: www.transnetpipeipelines.net

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SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS Natural gas refuelling sites are being established. The country’s biggest supplier of industrial heating fluids, FFS Refiners, supplies this product out of a plant at Chloorkop while the company’s Evander site is responsible for heavy fuel oils. Evander also has a tank with installed capacity of 8 500m³. Egoli Gas has a pipeline network that extends over 1 200km in and around Johannesburg and the company has 7 500 domestic, industrial and commercial customers. Vopak completed a new storage terminal in Lesedi on the East Rand in 2017 to receive product from the NMPP. The company that owns Egoli Gas, Reatile, has a 30% stake in Vopak. The regulator and promoter of oil and gas exploration in South Africa, Petroleum Agency South Africa, has been awarding co alb e d - m ethan e - gas an d natural-gas rights in the provinces on Gauteng’s border, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal. The regulator also controls offshore exploration rights.


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Engineering Investments in railways and infrastructure are on the rise.

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he Boksburg site where DCD Rolling Stock used to make rail wagons and fix locomotives is up and running again, courtesy of TMH Africa, a part of the TMH Group, which has head offices in Switzerland. Lucchini South Africa recently received tax and training allowances from the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) which helped it decide to invest R200-million in a new forged wheel-making facility. Blank railway wheels imported from Italy are completed at the Germiston plant. Lucchini previously sold their wheels in South Africa through DCD Ringrollers, themselves a maker of forged steel tyre products. Lucchini has committed to increasing the amount of local content used in the manufacturing process. A R134-million project to expand the capacity of Elmcast Engineering’s foundry is underway. The Springs facility supplies casted components for the mining, automotive, electric motor and agricultural sectors. Spending on infrastructure in Gauteng Province represents a major opportunity for companies in the engineering sector. The Provincial Government of Gauteng spent R30-billion on infrastructure between 2013 and 2016. A further R46-billion has been pledged for the years to 2019. In addition, Gauteng municipalities will spend R94-billion over the next five years using their city budgets. Some 31 major housing developments have been approved for the various development

ONLINE RESOURCES Consulting Engineers South Africa: www.cesa.co.za Engineering Council of South Africa: www.ecsa.co.za Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development: www.gauteng.gov.za South African Consulting Engineering Firms: www.consultsa.co.za

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corridors around Johannesburg. These projects will attract public and private money. A study carried out by KMPG for the province found that spending on infrastructure resulted in additional economic activity worth R26-billion and created 92 000 direct jobs. The University of Pretoria’s Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) offers a range of degrees and short courses in engineering-related fields, including a Master’s in Engineering Management. Transnet Engineering (TE) is in the process of changing its focus from only providing engineering services to other companies in the Transnet group to becoming a multi-faceted business. The company is exploring opportunities in Africa to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO). As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with the ability to manufacture locomotives, rail wagons and coaches, TE is opening up a wide range of markets not only in South Africa but in Africa and the rest of the world. The TransAfrica Locomotive is the first locally designed locomotive produced by TE in its Koedoespoort factory where there are seven business units, including a foundry.


Getting the job done, and getting it done right. Maziya General Services is a fully black-owned and proudly South African construction company with a diverse portfolio of projects undertaken in both the public and private sectors on a national level. The company provides professional client-focused construction solutions. Maziya was established in 1999. Maziya General Services strives to go above and beyond on every project and deliver on promises with integrity, combining innovative construction methods and accountable project management to get the job done and get it done right.

Vision

To become a trusted brand in the infrastructure development ecosystem that delivers meaningful value to all stakeholders.

Mission

To consistently deliver best-in-class solutions on projects by leveraging off the skills of the staff, the relationships with clients and constantly re-inventing the business.

Values

People: strive to become an employer of choice by attracting and retaining skilled talent. Integrity: ensure that actions resonate with accepted best practice governance standards and ethics. Client focus: solutions are tailor-made to satisfy the needs of clients. Learning and innovation: lifelong learning and the continuous improvement. Accountability: take responsibility for actions and strive to build win-win relationships.

Safety Statement

The company places a premium on the safety and well-being of staff by ensuring that they have the required tools, skills, competencies and attributes to conduct their work safely.

Markets

An aggressive diversification strategy has made Maziya General Services a stand-out company. Multiple projects have been successfully completed in the following disciplines: • municipal service installation and maintenance (bulk water and sewer reticulation) • building infrastructure construction • telecommunication infrastructure installation and maintenance • electrical infrastructure installation and maintenance • rail construction and maintenance

Status

Level 2 BBBEE company ISO 9001:2015 certified Grade 9 GB PE: General building works Grade 9 CE PE: Civil engineering works Various grade 8 PE for mechanical engineering works, fencing, demolition of buildings and engineering infrastructure, electrical engineering works (building and infrastructure) and wet services and plumbing.

Contact: Motheo Nong, Compliance Manager: +27 82 810 7103 • Tony Slabbert, Business Development Manager: +27 76 522 7527 National Contact Centre, Africa • Tel: +27 11 766 1751/4 Head office, Africa, 56 3rd Street, Booysen Reserve, Johannesburg Western Cape office, Unit 10, Reactor Road, Triangle Farm, Bellville


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Power Factor Engineering Services Providing reliable, cost-effective solutions.

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ower Factor Engineering Services is a dynamic and experienced electrical engineering consultancy and electrical contractor based in Midrand (Gauteng) with regional office in Phalaborwa (Limpopo). Power Factor Engineering Services has proven to be reliable with a reputation for providing viable, durable and cost-effective solutions to meet challenging project requirements throughout Africa. The company plans to grow by tapping into strategic business partnerships with wellestablished key role-players.

Sectors

Our dedicated team of experts specialises in mining, FMCG, fabrications, control automation and industrial markets. •

Vision To provide engineering service solutions to all strategic African markets and globally. To provide engineering services of exceptional excellence through diversified operations, integrated systems, infrastructure development and digital innovation. To stand out as a capable, experienced and innovative leader within the electrical engineering field. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

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Engineering, including load flow studies and electrical protection grading (E tap software) and earthing system design Electrical consulting including electrical plant audits, demand side management and electrical draughting Installations including low- and mediumvoltage switchgear retrofits, high-voltage switchgears and transformers, industrial and process plant E&I, mining and beneficiation plants E&I and on-site maintenance and testing Workshops and manufacturing including, motor control centre panels, power distribution boards, PLCs and RIO panels and medium-voltage primary switchgear panels System integration and products including


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project integration and management, automation of plants and processes, complete MV and LV reticulation systems, industrial instrumentation system and renewable energy solutions Electrical products supply

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UM & SEPHAKU CEMENT NTENANCE…

Switchgear commissioning and testing (525V) ​Circuit breaker upgrade and maintenance Switchgear upgrade (LV) Switchgear maintenance (11kV)

Clients

Completed projects

Foskor Mine, Eskom, Esso Petroleum (Chad), Transnet Recent completed projects indicate the wide scope Richards Bay, Lothlorien Waste Paper, Marula of work undertaken: Platinum Mine. • Re-draughting of motor control centre electrical schematics • Power flow analysis studies • Protection relays replacement and upgrades • Outdoor circuit breaker refurbishment for FOSKOR 11KV DEAD TANK DESIGN,MANUFACTURING, • Outdoor circuit breaker replacement and Foskor Mine (132kV) INSTALLATION AND COMMISIONING • Outdoor Dog Box refurbishment (11kV) refurbishment (132kV)

Current projects

Service Offering……

Engineering

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Load flow studies-E tap software Electrical Protection Grading-E tap Software Earthing system design Power factor Correction Electrical, instrumentation & Control systems System Design & Commissioning Shutdown ,LV&MV switchgear maintenance

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CONTACT DETAILS Head Office: Unit 8, Bronze Micro Park, Brons Crescent, Gauteng Business Park, Olifantsfontein 0166 Office: +27 12 754 6792 Mobile: +27 62 973 6997 Fax: 086 558 2375 Email: info@powerfactoreng.com Website: www.powerfactoreng.com

Limpopo office: 1234 Main Rd, Lulekani Section, Phalaborwa Telephone: +27 72 644 5087 Email: andrew@powerfactoreng.com

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Transport and logistics Development corridors promise increased traffic.

SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS An aerotropolis is planned. • Gautrain expansion is planned.

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orridor developments and the creation of an aerotroplis around Africa’s busiest airport will help to shape the transport and logistics sector in Gauteng for years to come. The concept of a Gauteng City Region is key to much of the planning for the area’s economic future. Infrastructure development is underway along corridors, each of which has a specific focus. The corridors and focus areas are: • Thami Mnyele: transport, BRT, M&T Development and Plumbago Industrial Park • OR Tambo Aerotropolis: creative sector, technology, research and development and logistics • Thelle Mogoerane: logistics, Carnival Junction, OR Tambo inland port, Prasa rolling stock manufacturing facility run by Gibela Rail Consortium which is due to deliver 600 trains valued at R51-billion.

The Tambo Springs inland port and logistics gateway has been established near Katlehong as an inter-modal facility which can transfer containers from rail or road to storage facilities and ultimately to the customer. Existing freight rail lines run through the site and link it to the seaports of Durban, Cape Town and Ngqura (Port Elizabeth). The aim with this new facility is to improve efficiency. It is run by the Tambo GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

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Springs Development Company. The intention is to add to the port: • a logistics park with transportation, processing, manufacture, warehousing and distribution • a business park with a retail element • a residential component • an agri-industrial section. The OR Tambo International Airport Special Economic Zone (ORTIA SEZ) has diversified beyond the existing Jewellery Manufacturing Precinct in the shape of a R400million agri-processing plant. The concept of an aerotropolis is for the airport to become a hub of economic activity in the same way that cities anchor various economic sectors that grow up around the centre. Ekurhuleni’s economy is primarily driven by manufacturing, mining and agriculture. With a strategic location next to the OR Tambo International Airport and identified aerotropolis corridors, future investment in the following sectors is anticipated: manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, transportation and logistics.


OVERVIEW Ekurhuleni is hoping not only to be the national centre for logistics and to boost its already impressive manufacturing capacity by building more infrastructure and freight hubs, but it intends the aerotropolis to play a role in helping to consolidate the integration of the nine town councils that went into making up the metropole.

Airports OR Tambo International Airport caters for more than 20-million passengers every year and handled nearly 415 000 tons of cargo via 14 different cargo carriers in 2017. Lanseria Airport is growing in importance with kulula, FlySafair and Mango flying in and out of the airport located to the north of Johannesburg. It is a convenient landing point for travellers bound for regional centres like Rustenburg in the North West. Lanseria moved nearly two-million passengers in 2017 and plans to double that figure by 2022. Gauteng has several smaller airports that host mostly commercial aircraft: • Rand Airport in Germiston • Grand Central Airport in Midrand • Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria North • Waterkloof Air Force base, south of Pretoria. The Commercial Aviation Manufacturing Association South Africa (CAMASA) states that 50 companies are active in the sector, employing more than 3 000 people in highly skilled jobs. Almost all the activity is around Johannesburg and Cape Town and the sector (which encompasses aero-structures and systems, manufacturing, design and engineering) is responsible for R3-billion in exports every year.

Rail The Gautrain, a high-speed train linking the centre of Johannesburg, Sandton, ORTIA and Pretoria, has been massively successful in terms of its original brief. The Gauteng Management Agency 2017/2018

ONLINE RESOURCES Airports Company South Africa: www.acsa.co.za Commercial Aviation Manufacturing Association South Africa: www.camasa.co.za Road Freight Association of South Africa: www.rfa.co.za South African Association of Freight Forwarders: saaff.org.za South African National Road Agency: www.sanral.co.za

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annual report noted that a peak of 1.4-million passengers per month was reached in May 2017 and that average punctuality of 98.60% had been achieved for all trips scheduled. But the Gautrain is expensive and not designed to cater for mass public transportation. A feasibility study has been completed on the expansion of the Gautrain and its full integration into the public transport system. New areas that will be covered in the project, which will take place over two decades, will include Mamelodi in Tshwane, Boksburg in Ekurhuleni, Randburg-Laseria in Johannesburg, Mogale City and Syferfontein in the West Rand and Roodepoort/Jabulani. The Gautrain has also reactivated property development in many areas around its stations and made sites near stations very attractive to developers and investors. Transnet Rail Engineering (TRE) has a major presence in Gauteng and the metropolitan lines that ferry commuters are run by the Passenger Rail Agency (PRASA). The Wits Metrorail system serves Johannesburg and its surrounds. Park Station, in the north of the central business district, is the largest station in Africa and acts as the metropolitan hub. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20


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Manufacturing Incentives aim to stimulate the sector.

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he Manufacturing Circle reported in 2018 that the manufacturing sector, in which Gauteng Province is preeminent, contributes 13% of South Africa’s GDP, significantly down from 24% in 1980. The sector employs 1.8-million people. For every direct manufacturing job, another 3.8 indirect jobs are created. Employer organisations like the Manufacturing Circle and government at national and provincial levels are engaging in initiatives to grow the sector. Chief among these are the incentives such as the Manufacturing and Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). The dti is the state’s lead promoter of the sector. Sectors that have received support include plastics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, metal fabrication, transport equipment and agri-processing. The Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII), run by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) on behalf of the dti, promotes technology development. Another IDC initiative has allocated R23-billion over three years to support the Black Industrialist Programme to help existing entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The Provincial Government of Gauteng has tabled plans to bolster manufacturing capacity in the province’s western areas. The priorities are mining and mineral beneficiation, capital equipment and machinery, agriculture and agri-processing, tourism, retail and economic development in townships. Manufacturing contributes 14% to Gauteng’s real economy output and provides 40% of South Africa’s manufacturing overall. Manufacturing GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

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SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS Packaging company Nampak celebrated a half-century on the JSE in 2019. related to the mining industry, historically the lynchpin of the Gauteng economy, is still important. Ekurhuleni Metrop olitan Municipality has the greatest concentration of manufacturing enterprises, especially between Wadeville and Alrode, south-west of Alberton. Germiston is the country’s biggest rail junction and Transnet Engineering has invested hundreds of millions of rands in new equipment at its facility there. New technology has been embraced by some innovative manufacturers. Desert Wolf’s Skunk Riot Control Chopper is an unmanned light aerial vehicles (UAV) that has proved popular in the world market. Desert Wolf operates out of Pretoria.


OVERVIEW Packaging company Nampak, which in 2019 celebrated its 50th year as a listed company on the JSE, has metals, plastic, paper and glass operations at various locations including Industria West, Boksburg and Olifantsfontein. It is the market leader in beverage cans. The glass plant in Germiston has nearly doubled its output (to 40 000 bottles per year) to cater for increased wine exports. The country’s biggest glass producer, Consol Glass, has facilities in Clayville, Wadeville and Nigel. Household products manufacturer Unilever represents an example of the lighter industrial capacity of the East Rand. Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark South Africa and Procter & Gamble all have significant manufacturing capacity in the area. Corrugated paper manufacturer Corruseal has purchased the Enstra Mill in Springs from Sappi, giving them greater control of production. The southern portion of Gauteng around Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging is synonymous with steel production. Flat iron is made at the large plants of ArcelorMittal. Scaw Metals’ chain-making factory in Vereeniging (McKinnon Chain) has invested R110-million in expanding and modernising its operations. Steel has been experiencing a volatile few years, with reduced demand for from China severely reducing production volumes in South Africa. The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) noted small increases in output in the broader manufacturing sector in the first three months of 2019, despite what it described as “a difficult operating environment”. Steel makes up 28% of manufacturing in the country. There are as 35 aluminium processing firms in Gauteng, involved in both secondary processing to produce foils, cans, bars, rods and sheets, with final fabrication in the form of die-casting and sheet metal work. Within Gauteng, the automotive and packaging industries are the chief consumers of these products. AECI is a large manufacturing company with its roots in the mining industry. It comprises two principal divisions: AEL Mining Services (with a large factory site at Modderfontein south of Johannesburg) and Chemical Services, which presides over 20 separate companies (including Senmin, the group’s mining chemicals company).

ONLINE RESOURCES Centre for Advanced Manufacturing: www.cfam.co.za Gauteng Department of Economic Development: www.ecodev.gpg.gov.za Manufacturing Circle: www.manufacturingcircle.co.za Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa: www.seifsa.co.za

More than half of the companies operating in the food and beverage sector in South Africa are in Gauteng, including Nestlé, Tiger Brands, Pioneer Foods, RCL, AVI and Astral. There are approximately 4 000 food processing companies in the province, employing more than 100 000 people. South African Breweries is spending R2.8-billion on expanding two of its three Gauteng breweries. Heineken’s brewery at Sedibeng has already been expanded since it opened in 2010. Nestlé operates four manufacturing plants in the province and has invested heavily in increasing production volumes over the last three years. Tiger Brands runs six plants in Germiston that produce a range of meat products, and the establishment of a new tomato sauce plant and pasta plant rank among the company’s recent investments in the province. McCain Foods, located in Springs, produces frozen vegetables for the Gauteng market. Although the South African poultry business took a knock because of the relaxation of import duties, chicken is still a popular South African choice. Earlybird Farm, one of Astral’s operations, processes 800 tons of chicken per day at its two factories in Olifantsfontein. RCL, operates 18 farms and two feed mills in Gauteng alone. Daybreak Farms, an AFGRI operation in Springs, produces about 650 000 broilers every week. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20


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Automotive and components The major marques are investing in new models.

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ll of Gauteng’s large automobile manufacturers are investing in new model production. The most recent outlay announced in April 2019 was by Nissan, which will use its Rossyln plant to produce the Navara pick-up vehicle. A second shift of workers will be needed to cover the new vehicle (adding to the two bakkies already made at the site) and the total investment will be R3-billion. Other major investments include: • R3-billion by Ford at Silverton, to produce the Ford Ranger (which broke its own export records in 2018, with 68 364 units) • R6.1-billion by BMW at Rosslyn for the manufacture of the new BMW X3 model • R260-million by BMW on an expanded campus at Midrand, comprising head office, financial services, centres for training and IT, a restaurant and a gym • UD Trucks, a part of the Volvo group, will assemble the Croner heavy commercial vehicle at Rosslyn. Gauteng is also home to a strong automotive components industry, together with several bus and truck assembly plants. These include Scania, TFM Industries and MAN Truck and Bus South Africa, as well as the Chinese truck manufacturer FAW, which owns an assembly plant in Isando. Beijing Automotive Works (BAW) assembles taxis at Springs and has committed (with its partners) to investment of R250-million. Armoured cars are also produced in Gauteng. The Paramount Group has signed a contract to supply the United Arab Emirates with its latest armoured personnel carrier, the Mbombe 4. In 2019 the defence and aerospace group also announced the creation of Paramount South

ONLINE RESOURCES Automotive Industry Development Centre: www.aidc.co.za National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa: www.naamsa.co.za National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers: www.naacam.co.za

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SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS The Paramount Group has established a South African subsidiary. Africa so that it can participate in the local market. DCD Protected Mobilit y manufactures armoured cars in Boksburg, which are branded as Vehicle Mounted Mine Detectors. In nearby Benoni, BAE Systems OMC designs and manufactures protected vehicles. The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), the City of Tshwane and the Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) are collaborating on a strategic project to boost the sector with a focus on infrastructure. Incentives are available to firms and investors within the automotive industry. The National Department of Trade and Industry (dti), working together with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa, has set targets for 2035 to increase production to 1% of world volumes (which would mean 1.4-million more vehicles made in SA), increasing local content and doubling employment and blackowned businesses in the sector.


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National Metrology Institute of South Africa The science of measurement.

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he National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) underpins all accurate measurements for South Africa and the region, contributing to the overall quality of life, trade and regulatory environments. NMISA is responsible for ensuring measurement equivalence with the global system of measurement, the International System of Units (SI). NMISA contributes to all government key priorities and the 12 national outcomes, and has aligned its key programmes to the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) priority sectors and the NSI goals with a special focus on: • Units, National Measurement System (NMS) and measurement capabilities (shortening the traceability chain for Africa, revised SI) • Reference materials (feed and food safety, African specific matrix, etc) • Manufacturing competitiveness (advanced manufacturing, agro-processing and beneficiation) • Green economy (environmental monitoring and cleaner production) • Energy efficiency (accurate measurement and development of energy-saving technologies) • Quality of life (medical diagnostics and

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treatment, law enforcement, environmental health and safety) Advanced measurement solutions (in support of national priority programmes such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), infrastructure development) Commercialisation (business development, logistics) Regional integration (advancement of conformity assessment, AfCFTA, connection of the national and regional metrology system internationally)

All NMS maintenance and product development are captured under research programmes. Once the product has matured and is ready to be offered to industry as a service, the projects are captured under the Commercial Services programme. These projects then include dissemination services associated with traceability to the NMS that generate revenue. In cases where industry is not able to provide a measurement service or calibration, this service is then offered by NMISA (pending resources and affordability). If a measurement service is not routine and includes innovation or advanced interpretation, the service is captured under the research programmes for development until such service can be offered to industry. The NMISA is part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti) family of Technical Infrastructure (TI) Institutes. Together the TI is responsible for the measurement standards and sciences, procedures and regulations as well as accreditation that gives confidence in goods and products and allows for successful prosecution in cases of non-compliance.

CONTACT DETAILS Telephone: +27 12 841 4152 Email: info@nmisa.org Website: www.nmisa.org

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Pharmaceuticals A licence to make a biosimilar drug has been granted.

SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS Pharmacy Direct has spent R100-million on a warehouse upgrade.

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outh Africa has one of the world’s biggest HIV/Aids programmes. The National Department of Health’s Centralised Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution programme aims to reach six-million patients on treatment by 2021. It is currently serving 4.4-million patients. In mid-2018 Pharmacy Direct, an Afrocentric business based in Centurion, spent R100-million on upgrading a warehouse for distributing medicines to state patients. This sector is likely to grow if the state goes ahead with plans for National Health Insurance. The NHI intends to create a single fund that will buy services on behalf of all South Africans. The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has re-branded as Generic and Biosimilar Medicines of Southern Africa. A new field opened up in the pharmaceutical industry when the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) gave

ONLINE RESOURCES Centre for Advanced Manufacturing: www.cfam.co.za Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association: www.caia.co.za Generic and Biosimilar Medicines of Southern Africa: http://gbmsa.or National Health Insurance: www.health.gov.za/index.php/nhi

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the go-ahead for the production of a biosimilar drug in July 2018, the first time this has been allowed in South Africa. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries became the first company to win a licence with their version of Amgen’s filgrastim, a white blood cell booster. South Africa’s pharmaceutical sector is worth approximately R20billion annually. Although there are more than 200 pharmaceutical firms in the country, large companies dominate the field, with Aspen Pharmacare (34%) and Adcock Ingram (25%) the two key players, followed by Sanofi, Pharmaplan and Cipla Medpro. Among the other big international brands active in Gauteng are Merck, which has a 55 000m² plant at Modderfontein, and Pfizer SA, which runs a laboratory in Sandton amongst its facilities in South Africa. Adcock Ingram is building a new steriles plant for ophthalmic products at its Clayville facility. The private sector accounts for 80% of pharmaceutical industry sales by value and 20% by volume, while this ratio is reversed in the case of the public sector.


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Education and training New sectors are demanding new skills.

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he renewable energy sector is the fastest-growing new sector in South Africa. In response to the need for skilled personnel, Knowledge Pele, a subsidiary of Pele Green Energy, has launched the Knowledge Pele Academy in Kramerville, Johannesburg. The academy aims to promote skills and entrepreneurial development in rural, peri-urban and township communities. Courses for the academy are designed in response to information coming out of the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA). Offerings range from artisan training programmes and learnerships to short courses and workshops. The Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) project of the Energy and Water SETA (EWSETA) will form part of the Knowledge Pele Academy programme, in support of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges that are tasked with rolling it out. TVET colleges are concentrating on 13 trade areas, including bricklayers, millwrights, boilermakers and riggers. R16.5-billion has been allocated by national government to skills development and infrastructure over the medium term. Gauteng has eight TVET colleges. Zigna Training is another company which closely follows SETA requirements. In training students in operational hygiene and safety, the company adheres to standards set by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA). The National Skills Authority (NSA) works with SETAs in carrying out the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). Gauteng won the NSA’s 2017 gold award for artisan skills development. The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA) is an overarching body working on skills development and training.

Tertiary Well-regarded research units, top-ranked business schools and many universities, universities of technology and colleges are located in Gauteng. The mayor of Ekurhuleni has called for his city to have its own tertiary institution.

ONLINE RESOURCES Gauteng Department of Education: www.education.gpg.gov.za National Department of Higher Education and Training: www.dhet.gov.za National Research Foundation: www.nrf.ac.za

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SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS A Workplace Integrated Learning programme has been introduced.

Three of South Africa’s top five business schools are in Gauteng: the Wits Business School, the University of South Africa’s (Unisa’s) Graduate School of Business Leadership and the Gordon Institute of Business Science, on the Sandton campus of the University of Pretoria. Eighty percent of the 1 230 lecturers and researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have post-graduate degrees, and 27 A-rated scientists work there. The university offers studies in more than 40 schools in five faculties. Pretoria hosts the head office of distance university Unisa, which has almost a quarter of a million students. The University of Pretoria (UP) is renowned for research. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a comprehensive institution offering diplomas and degrees through a mix of vocational and academic programmes. The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) have several campuses. TUT’s 50 000 students attend classes on six campuses in four provinces. The main campus of VUT is in Vanderbijlpark. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20


people of Mpumalanga, and Limpopo.

ational PROFILE Hygiene & Safety Learners from NKANGALA TVET College, e

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nd Induction programme in Witbank campus Enhancing the quality of training.

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igna Training is an accredited provider of high-quality education and training in the health and welfare sector. The company has extensive experience in training, learning material development and implementation of Learnerships and is committed to maintaining high standards.

Background Zigna Training is the first woman- and blackowned training provider to be accredited for a variety of courses. Zigna Training is a fullyaccredited Skills Development Provider (SDP) with the Health and Welfare SETA (HWSETA). Founder and Managing Director Diana Ndlhovu became the first African woman to be a clinical social worker in the public sector before branching out into the private sector. The company has 13 years of extensive experience in training, learning material development and implementation of Learnerships. The Zigna training head office is in Springs (Gauteng) and there are training facilities in Nelspruit (Mpumalanga) and at MakwengTurfloop in Limpopo. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

Vision To become the most needed training and development service provider nationally and internationally in the Health and Social Development sector. To improve service delivery and make an economic impact in the lives of the people.

Mission To enhance the quality of training of learners by providing the learning environment for Health and Social Development through comprehensive learner-centred education for empowerment, growth and effective application of information.

Zigna motto For standard quality service.

Zigna slogan Zip and work with speed.

Qualifications Zigna Training is accredited with Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) and the Health and Welfare

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PROFILE Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) for FETC: Community Health Work NQF Level 4, FETC Social Auxiliary Work NQF Level 4, NC Occupational Hygiene andZIGNA Safety NQF Level 3. MOTTO Zigna Training is further accredited with the Quality Council for Trade and Occupation (QCTO) “FOR STANDARD QUALITY SERVICE” for Occupational Qualification: Health Promotion Officer NQF Level 3. Social Auxiliary Worker NQF Level 5 and OC Child and Youth Care Worker NQF Level 5.

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HWSETA-accredited skills “ ZIP AND WORK WITH SPEED” programmes:

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Counselling in risk behaviour Workplace safety implementation SHE representative, safety and practitioner Health and safety officer

These programmes form the core of the company in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and North West. Zigna also runs various non-accredited training programmes in areas such as leadership and management and organisational development.

Some major clients Seriti, Mpumalanga Department of Health and

Primary healthcare in the communities Social Services,WORK Limpopo and Department of Health training to• 4 800 youths in FETC IN SOCIAL AUXILIARY •

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Understanding child and youth care work Advanced HIV and Aids counselling

Land Reform and Public Works, Eskom Witbank, Xstrata Coal, Glencore.

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Zigna OHS students on site at Eskom Witbank.

al Auxiliary Work and Community Health Work Graduation Ceremony NKANGALA-ZIGNA TRAINING learners funded by Dept of Rural Development attending work

earners have successfully CONTACT DETAILS got permanent employment in Mpumalanga

alth & Social Services through the commitment of the Provinces by Key contact people: Limpopo satellite: Makweng-Turfloop

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saries andPhysical learnership. to+27 commit to and serve the address: In turn the learners hadTel: 61 415 2645 +27 72 248 4230 Head office, Gauteng: Cnr 5th Avenue and

Mpumalanga satellite: Nelspruit Tel: +27 61 459 3229 and +27 82 672 3654 Tel: +27 61 407 7024 / +27 82 672 3654 086 239 3559 & SafetyFax: Learners from NKANGALA TVETFax: College, enjoyed their 086 239 3559 Email: diana@zignatrainingonline.co.za Email: admin@zignatrainingonline.co.za Website: www.zignatrainingonline.co.za ogramme in Witbank campus

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Tourism Casino competition is fierce.

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casino resort on the banks of the Vaal River has changed hands. A hotel group has decided to list its hotel and casino assets separately. Meanwhile, the Time Square Casino is part of a massive investment by Sun International that is going to take some time to pay off. With over 2 000 slot machines and 60 casino tables, the Time Square Casino is part of the Menlyn Maine precinct in Pretoria East and connected to the larger complex that includes a hotel and an events arena that reportedly cost more than R4-billion. Maslow hotels at Menlyn and in Sandton are part of the Sun International brand. Sun International also has a smaller casino in Brakpan, Carnival City, while Tsogo Sun runs Montecasino and Gold Reef City in Johannesburg and Silver Star Casino in Krugersdorp. Tsogo Sun Holdings split its casino and hotel operations in 2019 in order to unlock value in the two sectors. With a market cap of R25-billion, Tsogo is the country’s biggest hotel group. It has 36 hotels and three casinos in Gauteng. The hotels range across several brands covering four market segments, and they include a handful of stand-alone hotels such as the Palazzo (at Montecasino) and 54 on Bath (a boutique hotel in Rosebank). SunSquare, Southern Sun Hotels, Southern Sun Resorts, Garden Court and StayEasy are among the group’s brands. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

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SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS Tsogo Hotels is listing on the JSE as a separate entity.

Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts has added the Emerald Resort & Casino to its portfolio of properties. Peermont purchased the Vanderbijlpark property from US company Caesars Entertainment Corporation, which brings to 11 the number of casino resorts it runs on the sub-ontinent. Located on the Vaal River, Emerald Resort has a water park, a game park, a spa and several restaurants. Peermont’s suite of four hotels in the Emperor’s Palace complex next to OR Tambo International Airport, also houses


OVERVIEW a large casino where players have access to 1 724 slot machines and 67 tables. Location is vital in all decision-making related to property developments. In Gauteng today, location relative to the Gautrain has become important. So much so that the 216-room Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel even has the word in its name. The Sandton hotel was a winner 2017 in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the categories, Luxury Business Hotel and Luxury Hotel and Conference Centre. The nearby Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton, won the Luxury City Hotel Award. The Legacy Group was one of the first to introduce apartments to the hotel development mix in South Africa when it added the Davinci Hotel on Nelson Mandela Square to its portfolio just before South Africa hosted the soccer World Cup in 2010. The Legacy collection includes the Michelangelo Hotel and Michelangelo Towers. The Davinci was designed with 166 hotel rooms, 54 apartments in the upper reaches, with a further four luxurious penthouses above that. The number of hotel rooms in Sandton alone increased by 40% in response to expected demand from the international tournament. Reduced occupancies in the period after the World Cup tournament has led to some consolidation in the sector with large brands buying up smaller groups but independent hotels such as the Indaba Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre continue to attract guests. Another significant move in the hotel sector is the decision by Marriott International to develop Marriott branded hotels in Johannesburg and Cape Town. In partnership with the Amdec group, the group spent about R1-billion on the Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch (150 rooms) and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch (200 flats). Buying into Protea Hotels has given Marriott access not only to the South African market, but to many other African countries. Between Tshwane and Johannesburg (and in the Magaliesberg mountains), Protea by Marriott has 17 hotels across three brands: Fire and Ice, Protea; Protea Hotels and African Pride Hotels, the premier brand.

Culture and history Heritage tourism is a strong component of the tourism offering in Gauteng. The Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World Heritage

ONLINE RESOURCES Cradle of Humankind: www.maropeng.co.za Gauteng Tourism Authority: www.gauteng.net Johannesburg Tourism Company: www.joburgtourism.com

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Site and attracts thousands of visitors every year to the interactive visitor’s centre at Maropeng. The Sterkfontein Caves have recently revealed astonishing finds, showing the origins of humanit y through ar tefacts such as the 2.1-million-year-old skull known as Mrs Ples. The Origins Centre at the University of Witwatersrand provides more fascinating insights into the origins of mankind through art and science. The Centre hosts superb representations of Khoi and San rock art. History relating to the struggle against apartheid centres on attractions such as the moving exhibitions housed at the Apartheid Museum and the history of the battle for human rights and democracy embodied in Constitution Hill. Kliptown in Soweto is the site of the signing of the Freedom Charter. Another site where South Africa’s history is on display is at Freedom Park, a sprawling complex of museums, open spaces and memorials on a hillside overlooking Pretoria in Tshwane. Cultural and history tourism are further catered for by more than 60 other museums and art galleries in the province. These include the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History (Transvaal Museum), Museum Africa in Johannesburg’s cultural Newtown precinct, the South African Military History Museum and the National Cultural History Museum. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20


INDABA HOTEL, SPA & CONFERENCE CENTRE YOUR AFRICAN DESTINATION IN JOHANNESBURG

Just north of the fast paced business world of Sandton in the upmarket residential suburb of Fourways, lies the 258 bedroom Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre. It is a compelling blend of business-like convenience and efficiency, with a relaxed and warm country atmosphere. Coupled with easy and convenient access to all main highways, OR Tambo International Airport and a mere 15km from Lanseria International Airport, the hotel features an impressive selection of some 24 multi-purpose conference venues that can accommodate up to 2 000 delegates in total with banqueting facilities for up to 500 guests. With two restaurants on property, there is no need to leave the comfort of the hotel to enjoy world class cuisine. Our 300 seater Chief’s Boma Restaurant caters for all tasted with over 120 African inspired dished ranging from North African Moroccan cuisine to Koeksisters and Melktert from the cape – and with a “Shisa Nyama” grill boasting a variety of game meats sizzled to your specification, everyone is sure to find their favourite. Well known for the lavish full South African Breakfast Buffet, the Epsom Terrace Restaurant also boasts an evening Bistro Menu which will delight even the most demanding gourmet’s exacting standards. A traditional Carvery Lunch with live music can be enjoyed every Sunday with limited outdoor seating available for those who prefer dining al fresco – after all, Jo’burg really has the best weather in South Africa.

INDABA HOTEL, SPA & CONFERENCE CENTRE C/O WILLIAM NICOL DRIVE & PIETER WENNING ROAD, FOURWAYS Phone: +27 11 840 6600 | Email: indaba@indabahotel.co.za | Website: www.indabahotel.co.za


Take a wander through the 17 hectares of lush bushveld gardens and you will find the Mowana Spa - a wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul. The Mowana Spa, which takes its name from the majestic Baobab Tree of African Lore and Legend, offers wellness journeys based on the recognized healing energy of Tribal Massaging. Signature Pamper Journeys include the decadent Mowana Full Day African Rejuvenation Spa pamper which is an indulgent spa experience including breakfast, lunch, complimentary beverages and six revitalizing treatments; the romantic Mowana African Skies Night Spa pamper with includes dinner, complimentary beverages and 3 relaxing treatments; and the indulgent Mowana African Escape Spa & Stay Pamper Journey for the ultimate decadent relaxation. Our commitment to service excellence and staff empowerment through training and mentoring will ensure that your needs are met and your expectations exceeded as you enjoy a Day of Pampering at Mowana Spa. The Indaba Hotel and Mowana Spa are also PROUDLY GREEN ensuring responsible tourism and minimising carbon foot print through extensive recycling of waste products, water-wise gardening, greening conference initiatives, better material choices, minimising power usage and buying local - after all, a better place to live is a better place to visit. The Indaba Hotel is sure to meet all your business and leisure requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to our oasis in the City.

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Banking and financial services New stock exchanges are attracting investors.

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he decision by pharmaceutical giant Aspen Pharmacare to conduct a second listing on one of South Africa’s newest exchanges, A2X, suggests that the timing of the people behind the latest trend in the country’s financial services sector was spot on. A2X has attracted nearly 20 companies in a wide range of sectors in less than two years, with a primary focus on secondary listings. Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital is an investor in A2X. Of the four new exchanges, Equity Express Securities Exchange (EESE) trades in Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) while ZARX and 4AX are targeting companies that are not listed elsewhere. ZARX has agricultural holding companies like TWK and Senwes among its first clients. The JSE is the world’s 19th biggest exchange and nearly 400 companies are listed on the JSE or AltX, the JSE-owned exchange for smaller companies. The JSE also offers other investment options. In 2017 Tyme Digital received a licence to run a bank. By early 2019, TymeBank was available in 500 Pick n Pay and Boxer stores and more than 50 000 customers had a TymeBank account. Tyme stands for Take Your Money Everywhere and refers to the fact that the bank does not have a branch network. The bank is targeting the lower-income segment and promises speedy transaction and approval times. African Rainbow Capital began as the venture’s BEE partner but in 2018 bought out the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The banking licence is the first to be issued since Capitec was granted a licence by the South African Reserve Bank in 1999. Second to market among the country’s new banks was Discovery Bank, which officially launched in March 2019. Discovery Bank will apply the behavioural model it uses in its health business to reward good financial behaviour. The Discovery group is already a giant on the JSE (market value of R83-billion) with a wide range of products and services that give it access to millions of customers. Life insurer MMI Holdings is entering a partnership with African Bank to enable it to start taking deposits and loaning money. Gauteng’s Treasury has completed a feasibility study on establishing a provincial state bank. This would enable funding to be made available

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SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS Pick n Pay shoppers can use TymeBank in stores. for the many infrastructure projects that are planned in the medium and long-term for Gauteng, together with making loans available for the SMME and township enterprise sectors. For many decades, South Africa had a retail banking Big Four – Standard Bank, Nedbank, Absa and First National Bank. All of them have a strong presence in the province, but they have recently been joined by Capitec Bank as a major player in the retail market. It merits inclusion in a new retail “Big Five”, with Standard Bank, Absa, FNB and Nedbank. In terms of assets, the five biggest banks are Standard Bank, FirstRand (which owns FNB), Absa (part of Barclays Group Africa), Nedbank and Investec. According to the Reserve Bank, this group had 89% of market share in 2015. The Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Audit and Risk Officers (CIGFARO) advises institutions, trains it members in public finance and promotes the interests of professionals in the public sector. It also develops and assesses qualifications and advises tertiary institutions on the requirements for courses. The financial-services industry contributes 21% to the province’s gross domestic product. Africa’s largest stock exchange and the head offices of many banks and investment houses in Gauteng.


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Development finance and SMME support Nissan’s Rosslyn plant is hosting an incubator.

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n Incubation Centre has been launched at Nissan’s assembly plant in Rosslyn, north of Pretoria. The facility supports small enterprises through subsidised rental and mentorship and training. Management of the centre is done by the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). The Jobs Fund contributes to financing the project. The City of Johannesburg runs seven SMME hubs where office space, WiFi and advice and training are available for small business operators. About half of South Africa’s formal SMMEs operate in Gauteng and more than half are in the wholesale and retail sector and the accommodation sector. The next most popular sectors are community, social and personal services. Public procurement from township enterprises by provincial and municipal governments in Gauteng increased in 2017 to R17-billion, up from just R600-million in 2014. This expenditure has allowed many township businesses to enter the formal economy and for them to become more sustainable. Gauteng has 14 registered co-operative banking institutions serving over 16 000 member-owners, with over R100-million in savings and R150-million in assets. A partnership between the Italian co-operative movement and the Provincial Government of Gauteng aims to form consumer co-operatives in the wholesale and retail sectors. The township market of about 250 000 township households holds enormous potential for collective buying. The National Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has several programmes to assist SMMEs and co-operatives. These include: • The Black Business Supplier Development Programme, a costsharing grant to promote competitiveness • The Co-operative Incentive Scheme, a 100% grant.

ONLINE RESOURCES Gauteng Growth and Development Agency: www.ggda.co.za National Empowerment Fund: www.nefcorp.co.za Small Enterprise Development Agency: www.seda.co.za Small Enterprise Finance Agency: www.sefa.org.za

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SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS The City of Johannesburg runs seven SMME hubs. The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) is a subsidiary of the DSDB and gives non-financial support to entrepreneurs through training, assistance with filling in forms, marketing and creating business plans. It helps small businesses draft applications for loan finance. Several of Seda’s technology incubators are in Gauteng. The National Gazelles is a national SMME accelerator jointly funded by Seda and the DSBD. Businesses can receive up to R1-million for training, productivity advice, business skills development and the purchase of equipment. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) supports SMMEs either by disbursing loans or by taking minority shares in enterprises and giving advice. The National Department of Labour has a programme to support people with disabilities, the Sheltered Employment Factories initiative. The Enterprise Investment Programme (EIP) of the National Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is another support programme. The Shanduka Black Umbrellas incubator helps entrepreneurs convert their good ideas to sustainable business practice.


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Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry Promoting and representing businesses in the economic powerhouse. What is the geographic footprint of the Chamber? The areas we cover are: Randburg, Sandton, Fourways, Midrand and Lanseria. What are the key functions of the Chamber?

Linda Blackbeard, RCCI CEO

The key functions of the Chamber are primarily to promote business, to facilitate introductions, to be the voice of business at municipal, provincial and government levels, in defending business in areas of poor decisionmaking or unintended consequences of various acts that are passed. We also facilitate opportunities into the SADC regions and work very closely with many embassies regarding trade and tourism. What does the Chamber do to support SMMEs?

BIOGRAPHY Linda Blackbeard ran her own interior design and hospitality company before taking up the reigns as CEO of the RCCI. She is the SACCI Chamber Forum Chairlady and a member of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry board of directors. She was awarded the Pan African Award in 2018 in recognition of her achievement as the Continental Lifetime Achiever sector, CEO Global Most Influential Women in Business & Government 2018 Awards. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2019/20

One of the Chamber’s primary focus areas is the development of SMMEs, finding opportunities for them, business enhancement in training, helping with business plans, company registrations, giving direction to ideas that entrepreneurs might have and actually building them up so that they can run sustainable businesses of their own. Teaching them to form joint ventures with other small businesses to actually grow and have an opportunity then to tender for works that may be available through the City of Johannesburg. We promote our local businesses being awarded the work that needs to be done in our areas instead of using outsiders. Does the RCCI interact with the government on issues relevant to business?

RCCI is one of the chambers in RSA who are affiliated to the only National Chamber body – South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SACCI). Through SACCI important issues are dealt with directly at government level. Any chambers affiliated to SACCI in RSA, and who are represented on the SACCI National Chamber Forum, are able to bring important issues affecting business to the attention of the SACCI Board. RCCI has two directors on the SACCI Board. We are also heard at provincial level and endeavour to work with the CoJ and their relevant business sector committees as the local voice of business in our various areas of representation. The Chamber works with the City of Johannesburg, Trade and Investment SA as well as various national government departments responsible for economic development. Our goals are to support the city with its vision. We sit on the Community Policy Forum Committees and we are active partners on the committees of LDAC (Local Drug Action Committee), which is the local organisation driving crime prevention,

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INTERVIEW so we look at all areas of safety and security for the people within our area. Are your members drawn from different sectors, or is there a concentration on types of businesses?

If you’re a registered business you need to be a member of the Chamber; all legitimate industry sectors are entitled to become members of our chamber. We will support you and try to help you wherever we can. Our members are from all business and industry sectors. Would it be correct to say that the area covered by the RCCI has some of the country’s most dynamic businesses?

The areas we cover form the economic powerhouse of South Africa. I cannot stress strongly enough that the actual business hub of Sandton alone is responsible for decision-making (on signing powers and approval) of a large number of business transactions taking place across the country. We are also the media hub of the country. Are there particular challenges?

Randburg Chamber, which is 60 years old in 2019, would love to embrace more businesses in our area. There is so much opportunity around and we could facilitate so much more if businesses joined our chamber movement. We are delighted with the way our current directors and their teams are covering the web, social media, Facebook, LinkedIn and events. Things are very positive in our neck of the woods and we need all businesses to participate with us, so we can work more together in these tough times. The more businesses

stand together with their local chamber of commerce, the stronger our voice will be at municipal, provincial and government level. The way of doing business has changed and the Chamber is moving with the times. We are represented on the right committees, we are connected to the right people at the City of Johannesburg, we are dealing at the right levels of government though SACCI (South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry) to whom we are affiliated. They are the only national chamber body in South Africa. Do we have the correct connectivity to be able to assist local businesses in their areas of need? We continually ask this question to improve our offering. The businesses out there need to tell us what their needs are. This way we can provide a better service for them. What does the future hold?

Our Electronic Certificate of Origin programme for export is available. This saves the member so much time and is designed in South Africa especially for our markets. Businesses and members can look forward to renewed focus, positive opportunities, and facilitation in the SADC region for business growth and opportunity.

CONTACT INFO Physical address: Unit G8 Atrium Terraces, 272 Oak Avenue, Randburg, Gauteng 2194 Tel: 086 101 9218 Fax: 086 212 4407 Email: admin@rcci.co.za Website: www.rcci.co.za


INDEX

INDEX BCX........................................................................................................................................................................................................2, 51 Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Auditing and Risk Officers (CIGFARO)...............................53 CompCare Wellness Medical Scheme....................................................................................................................IBC, OBC Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA).............................................................................. IFC, 11, 13 Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre..............................................................................................................................48 Maziya General Services................................................................................................................................................................33 National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)........................................................................................17, 41 Nedbank.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 19-23 Petroleum Agency South Africa...............................................................................................................................................29 Power Factor Engineering............................................................................................................................................................34 Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI)...........................................................................................54 RN Software............................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 Transnet Pipelines.............................................................................................................................................................................30 Zigna Training......................................................................................................................................................................................44

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Gauteng Business 2019-20  

The 2019/20 edition of Gauteng Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that has established itself as the premier b...

Gauteng Business 2019-20  

The 2019/20 edition of Gauteng Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that has established itself as the premier b...

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