Mpumalanga Business 2021-22

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MPUMALANGA OPEN FOR BUSINESS The Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA), is the official Economic Development Agency for The provincial economy is highly diverse signicant activity growth in mining, the Mpumalanga Provincial Government. MEGA striveswith to foster the sustainable and development agriculture, stainless-steel production, petrochemicals, and paper, of Mpumalanga’s economy through the operational activities ofpulp Trade and Investment Promotion, Development Funding,and Equity Investments and Property position and Infrastructure Development. manufacturing tourism. Mpumalanga's and resources make it a The Mpumalanga provincial economy is highly diverse, with significant activity in mining, agriculture, valuable transport and logistics hub. stainless-steel production, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, manufacturing and tourism. Mpumalanga’s position and resources make it a valuable transport and logistics hub. The Maputo Development Corridor In addition to good infrastructure, abundant natural resources and fertile soils, the (MDC) is South Africa’s leading Spatial Development Initiative (SDI) linking Mpumalanga Province, Gauteng province also boasts great scenic beauty, making it a desirable place in which to live Province and the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone with the deep-water Port of Maputo in Mozambique. In andtowork. Mpumalanga Economic (MEGA) facilitates addition goodThe infrastructure, abundant natural Growth resourcesAgency and fertile soils, the provinceinvestment also boasts great in the province and is always keen to talk to potential investors. scenic beauty, making it a desirable place in which to live and work. The Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA) facilitates investment in the province and is always keen to talk to potential investors.

Maputo Development Corridor Special Economic Zone Investment Opportunities The recently designated Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is the first SEZ to be established in The town Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ)a ismultiThe Maputo Development Corridor (MDC) isina the border Mpumalanga Province. Strategically positioned of Komatipoort the SEZ offers positioned the Maputo Development Initiative Gauteng, sectorSpatial base of operations along thelinking Maputo Development Corridor on which providesDevelopment exporters with good Corridor in thethe border town of Komatipoort the Nkomazi SEZexport and the Port of South accessMpumalanga, through Maputo Port to the markets East Africa, Indian Ocean Rim and Far East (which straddles Mpumalanga Province and of Maputo in SEZ Mozambique. MDC incor­ Asia. The Nkomazi will targetThe investment from the agriculture, agro-processing, nutraceuticals, fertilizer poratesasroad, SEZ, focus borderon posts, port and tradeMozambique). production wellrail, as athe strong logistics services. and terminal facilities along one of the mostMarket (MIFPM), a modern fresh produce market and agroThe Mpumalanga International Fresh Produce TheMIFPM’ SEZ covers numerous opportunities for as well industrialised strips inbeing Southern Africa. by MEGA. The processing site, is currently establishmed s location will attract international those with export-oriented businesses as the large domestic food retailers as a key processing and distribution point for Mpumalanga, Swaziland and bonded warehouse, distribution centre, The longest of the corridor runs throughin the regional Mozambique and part secures Mpumalanga’ s position export market for fresh produce. container yard, truck stop and petrol depot. Mpumalanga Province. Infrastructure along the Mpumalanga Province is one of South Africa’s most productive and important agricultural regions and corridor has been upgraded and it provides plays a key role in the export profile of South African. The MIFPM therefore offers excellent investment Other identified opportunities in the SEZ investors and exporters with good access to opportunities for international companies in the food industry. include mining services, mineral beneficiation, the markets of East Africa, the Indian Ocean rim agro-processing (which could leverage the and East Asia. The MDC forms part of a greater MEGA services provincial citrus and sugar industries) and transport axis that seeks to link the Atlantic We welcome potential in our province of ourrelating way totomake thedistribution process of and starting a activities import, and Indian oceans investors via Southern Africa and a and go out business easy. of MEGA offersexists services in:region. local manufacture of automobiles. SEZs are a network corridors in the initiative of the South African government • Foreign trade promotion | Investment promotion | key Funding | Property management and infrastrucand the needs Department of Tradeinnovative and Industry ture development. | MEGA is focussed on customer and provides solutions (the dti) is making a package with a high level of service. We look forward to meeting you.of tax incentives available to qualifying companies located in approved SEZs.

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