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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NORTHERN CAPE The proposed Namakwa SEZ is located in the mining town of Aggeneys, 110km from Springbok. The value proposition of the Namakwa SEZ is based on the existence of the Gamsberg Zinc Mine and the proposed building of a smelter by Vedanta Zinc International. By-products will attract investors in pharmaceuticals, automotive batteries, paper-bleaching, fertilisers, explosives and paints. Ancillary services will be needed. Credit: Kevin Wright/Vedanta Zinc International
Upington Industrial Park forms part of the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor and is situated next to Upington International Airport. Sectors targeted include aviation (storage and maintenance, repair and overhaul; renewable energy (components manufacturing); automotive (vehicle testing and long-term evaluation); agro-processing and logistics. An incubator will provide support for SMMEs. Credit: Toyota
An industrial park is proposed for the town of Kathu, centrally located in the iron-ore/manganese belt and in an area which is increasingly popular with renewable energy investors. The supply chains of mining firms such as Kumba Iron Ore (whose Kolomela mine is shown here) and energy firms in close proximity create many opportunities for a wide range of businesses. Credit: Kumba Iron Ore
The envisaged deep-water port at Boegoebaai will have the Dry Bulk Terminal for exports; Liquid Bulk Terminal to handle various bulk liquid products and the Multi-Purpose Container Terminal. The development will be supported by a 550km railway line, bulk services and associated social infrastructure.
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Two highly sophisticated sectors are investing heavily in the Northern Cape. The South African MeerKAT radio telescope is a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, a major international project which will deliver the world’s largest radio telescope.
become independent power producers selling to the national grid. The Khi Solar One concentrated solar power thermal power plant near Upington is the first CSP plant in South Africa. The 205-metre tower which reflects sunlight onto 4 200 solar mirror panels, is one of the tallest structures in the country.
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CONTENTS Northern Cape Business 2021/22 Edition
Introduction Foreword 6 The Northern Cape’s unique guide to business and investment.
Special features Regional overview of the Northern Cape
The world’s biggest radio astronomy project, South Africa’s largest mining venture and a renewed interest in renewable energy are driving investment in the Northern Cape.
The Northern Cape Industrial Corridor has much to offer
Space for industrial tenants to grow
Investment opportunity in agriculture
Destination Northern Cape
Specific areas within the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor make an attractive proposition for investors. Kathu Industrial Park.
Namakwa Irrigation Development Project.
An extraordinary South African holiday experience.
Economic sectors Agriculture 22 Food security is a provincial priority.
Water 25 Mines need efficient dewatering systems.
Grapes and wine
China and South-East Asia are growing export markets.. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks
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Promoting industrial development.
he Northern Cape is promoting industrial development via incentives linked to infrastructural development at specific sites. This is in line with national policy in which various kinds of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) form a major component of industrial development policy. South Africa has several existing zones such as the Industrial Development Zones (IDZs) in the Eastern Cape and a Free Trade Port (FTP) in KwaZulu-Natal. The Northern Cape is offering the Namakwa Special Economic Zone (NSEZ), the Kathu Industrial Park (KIP) and the Upington Industrial Park (UIP). Key goals behind the establishment of SEZs and IPs are: • to encourage industries to develop in clusters, leading to economies of scale, skills-sharing and easier access by suppliers • to create industrial infrastructure to promote investment • to promote cooperation between the public and private sectors • to use the zones as a launching pad for other plans to further development. Apart from attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and boosting employment, SEZs can also play a role in helping to add new sectors or subsectors to an economy. An economic development corridor along the N14 highway intends to strategically link Port Nolloth (Boegoebaai), the Namakwa Special Economic Zone, the Upington Industrial Park and the Kathu Industrial Park to unlock the development potential of the region and prepare it for investments.
Each of the three designated zones has a specific focus. The Kathu Industrial Park (KIP) is located at the heart of a major mining area and thus the first tenants will likely be companies servicing the mining sector. Similar links with the fast-growing renewable energy sector will be explored and a business incubator will encourage diversification. The Upington Industrial Park (UIP) is close to Upington International Airport and is well served by access roads. All types of industry and manufacturing can be accommodated: targeted sectors include renewable energy (solar component manufacturing), aviation (maintenance, repair and overhaul), automotive (vehicle testing), agro-processing (citrus and grapes) and logistics. The Namakwa SEZ has been envisaged by the Northern Cape Provincial Government as a hub for the delivery of a range of products and services. While the planned focus is mineral beneficiation, manufacturing and agro-processing, this concept may be expanded. The project is of a strategic importance for several reasons. The Namakwa SEZ will host an array of investment and businesses which will enable economic growth and development to enable the region to go beyond serving merely as an extraction point. It will have a positive socio-economic impact on the communities of the Namakwa District and the Northern Cape by generating economic prosperity and creating social stability in an environmentally sustainable manner. It is a catalyst project for SADC, South Africa the and Northern Cape that will unlock infrastructural development, skills development and employment opportunities. ■
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Mining 28 The Northern Cape’s mineral riches are attracting new investment.
Energy 34 Energy development zones will boost employment.
Tourism 38 New mountain reserves will protect rare plants.
Engineering 44 The Square Kilometre Array telescope is an engineering marvel.
Banking and finance
Education and training
Development finance and SMME support
New options are available for banking customers. The second phase of construction at Sol Plaatje University is underway. Training in cellphone repairs is being offered.
References Key sector contents
Northern Cape Local Government
Northern Cape Provincial Government
Overviews of the main economic sectors of the Northern Cape. A guide to the Northern Cape’s district and local municipalities. A guide to the provincial government departments of the Northern Cape.
ABOUT THE COVER: Credit: Kumba Iron Ore. The Kolomela mine shown on the cover near Postmasburg and the Sishen mine near Kathu produce vast quantities of iron ore for Kumba Iron Ore, which exports via Saldanha Bay. Total sales in 2020 amounted to 39-million tons.
Fast-tracking projects and lowering the cost of doing business
he Northern Cape Economic Development Agency (NCEDA) is the host of the Northern Cape Investor One Stop Shop. The Investor One Stop Shop initiative is geared towards providing investors with services to fast-track projects and reduce government red tape when establishing a business. It is part of the government’s drive to become investor friendly by improving the business environment by lowering the cost of doing business as well as making the process easier. One Stop Shops house government entities such as the South African Revenue Service (to help with customs and tax), Home Affairs, Environmental Affairs, Eskom and the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission under one roof. An investor can make an appointment, meet a government representative and be guided by the representative through the process of setting up a business. The One Stop Shops simplify administrative procedures for issuing business approvals, permits and licences and thereby remove bottlenecks that investors may face in establishing and running businesses.
The offering includes, but is not limited to: • Providing an accessible entry point for investors in need of regulatory compliance. • Enhancing regulatory and legal processes. • Improving approval turnaround timeframes. • Providing information on incentives (tax, land, training, free trade zones, etc). • Providing pre-approval information (market data, costs, incentives, project approval, local partners, etc). • Providing post-approval information (facilitation of permit approvals, information relating to import of equipment and raw materials, central bank profit repatriation, etc) to investors.
Participating national government entities InvestSA is a division of the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) • Business registry: Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) • Tax authority: South African Revenue Service (SARS) • International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) • National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) • Public electricity utility: Eskom • Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) •
Visa facilitation Visa and permit applications can be made at Visa and Permit Facilitation Centres. Applications are then assessed by the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria. Non-South Africans with a legal residency permit in South Africa can apply for a visa or permit at these centres. There are centres in in every province. In the Northern Cape there is a facility in Kimberley. The South African government is reviewing its critical skills list as well as taking steps to make it easier for people who qualify to apply. The Northern Cape invitation The Northern Cape InvestSA One Stop Shop and NCEDA team can advise you on investment opportunities and assist investment and trade opportunities from the same offices. The Northern Cape team is committed and qualified to assist and guide you from concept to investment phase. We look forward to hearing from you and partnering with you to make your investment a success! The official launch of the Northern Cape One Stop Shop will be in the second quarter of the financial year. ■
Contact details Mr Hendrik Louw, Acting CEO NCEDA Address: DCS Office Block, Floor 1, 69 Memorial Road Kimberley, 8301 Tel: +27 87 086 0350 | +27 53 833 1503 Email: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.investsanc.co.za
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Northern Cape Business A unique guide to business and investment in the Northern Cape.
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he 2021/22 edition of Northern Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2009, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Northern Cape Province. Officially supported and used by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Northern Cape Business is unique as a business and investment guide that focuses exclusively on the province. In addition to comprehensive overviews of sectors of the economy, this publication outlines in detail specific investment opportunities that the provincial government has packaged in a variety of sectors. Chief among these are the Special Economic Zones and industrial parks that are designed to act as catalysts for economic growth. Mining and agriculture are the core economic sectors at the heart of many of the offerings, with downstream and related sectors such as manufacturing and logistics offering many opportunities for the investor community. 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 the Northern Cape 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 our flagship South African Business title. In 2020, the inaugural African Business joined the Global African Network stable of publications. ■ Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network | Email: email@example.com
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NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE The world’s biggest radio astronomy project, South Africa’s largest mining venture and a renewed interest in renewable energy are driving investment in the Northern Cape. By John Young
recurring theme in South African newspaper headlines for the last decade has been the decline of local construction companies. Low growth in the national economy and a stalled national infrastructure plan were cited as reasons for pessimism. The March 2021 announcement of the awarding of a R212-million contract to Concor and OptiPower to work on the MeerKAT radio telescope array in the Northern Cape was a welcome antidote to that narrative. The national picture has also become more positive, in that a presidential commission has kickstarted a series of large infrastructure projects. But in the Northern Cape, there has been something to smile about for the construction sector for some time. Not only is the MeerKAT expanding as it fits into the much larger Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project but Vedanta Zinc International is ramping up production of its zinc mine in the Namakwa District
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and South Africa’s highly praised programme for attracting private investors into the renewable energy sector is back on track. Concor will build foundations for 24 new dishes, 40km of gravel access roads, gatehouses, guardhouses and a construction camp for 250 people. OptiPower will electrify the works and provide fibre connectivity. The ConcorOptiPower joint venture will design a further 109 satellite foundations. The high-tech nature of the telescope project means that contractors have to be very careful. There can be no radio frequency interference (RFI) anywhere near the telescope array and so the project office of the contractors has been set up in Carnarvon, nearly 100km away from the site. Even the trucks used to transport materials to the site have to be carefully monitored as most of them have sophisticated tracking equipment and communications, all of which can upset the sensitive dishes.
way for the next wave of investment. An Investment Conference held in 2019 showcased a number of initiatives being taken by the Provincial Government of the Northern Cape to attract investors and to make the experience of investing easier. The Northern Cape Investment Booklet provides a comprehensive overview of the province’s assets and advantages, together with a list of investable projects in a wide range of sectors. Key projects are linked to broader spatial and sectoral plans that play to the province’s strengths. Among these high-impact projects are: • Kathu Industrial Park • Namakwa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) • Northern Cape Metals Industrial Cluster.
Credit: Kevin Wright/Vedanta Zinc International
The major investment by Vedanta Zinc International is expected to underpin the development of the SEZ and to spark increased industrial and economic development in the region, along with new investments. A multi-nodal corridor is envisaged for the province, running from the Atlantic coast to the commodity-rich Gamagara mining corridor in the vicinity of Kuruman. A deepsea port is proposed at Boegoebaai, which would serve as a conduit for mineral resources and other products of the Northern Cape to be exported. Invest SA, through the National Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has established a provincial One Stop Shop for investors, lowering the cost of investing and helping to iron out any bureaucratic delays. Another angle for attracting investors to the province is to improve infrastructure. This is being done in terms of roadworks (with the South African National Roads Agency, SANRAL), waterworks and information and information and communications technology (ICT ). A range of organisations are working on bringing the province up to date with the latest in ICT. This includes the National Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) which is paying for bursaries for students in data science at Sol Plaatje University and training electrical engineers and fibre optic technicians. The DSI is a key participant in the SKA programme.
The creation of the Northern Cape Innovation Forum (NCIF) points to the way ahead for the province. The NCIF intends to bring together academics, government and business leaders, civil society and labour, to consider the impact of innovation and technology, and to work out how best they can be harnessed to the maximum advantage of all citizens. The project is led by Sol Plaatje University with support from the National Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Technology Localisation Implementation Unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley has a strong suit in teacher training, but an expanding curriculum speaks both to being able to exploit the SKA link through subjects such as ICT and data science and an appreciation of the past via heritage studies and paleo-sciences. The university’s location in an arid region means that future programmes will be developed to study agriculture in water-stressed conditions. Building on the campus, which will eventually cover 190 000m², is expected to continue for another decade. Investment With mining, renewable energy and astronomy leading the way, the Northern Cape is preparing the
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Credit: Experience Northern Cape The Northern Cape is investigating the creation of a state construction company to take on up to 30% of infrastructure projects in the province. The economy Mining and agriculture, the traditional pillars of the provincial economy, remain important. Both sectors continue to contribute (despite fluctuating iron-ore prices and periodic droughts) but both sectors are showing potential to expand into new and productive terrain. The Kalahari Basin contains 80% of the world’s manganese reserve, but only 15% of global production comes from this area so there is enormous scope for development. Several new black-owned manganese projects are underway. The world receives 7% of its diamonds from the Northern Cape, and exports of zinc and lead from the province account for 13% of global demand. Iron-ore miners have done particularly well recently but it is the development of new zinc and copper projects that are catching the eye. Vedanta Zinc International has invested $400-million in the first phase of its Gamsberg project and Orion Minerals has announced that its bankable feasibility study was positive for a planned zinc and copper project at Okiep. The modern global economy needs particular minerals for its cellphones, renewable energy batteries and electric vehicles, and the Northern Cape has a lot of them. Investors are expected to follow in search of cobalt, copper, lead, nickel and zinc. A notable feature of Northern Cape agriculture is its diversity, a result of the diverse soil and weather NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
conditions. The 38 000ha Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme produces wheat, fruit, groundnuts, cotton and maize, and along the banks of the Orange River many high-value horticultural products such as table grapes, wine grapes, sultanas and cereal crops are cultivated. A quarter of the country’s onions are produced in the Northern Cape and in the drier areas, goats and sheep do well. Niche products such as rooibos tea and karakul pelts are other provincial specialities, with aquaculture and mariculture showing great potential. The Northern Cape is home to six national parks and five provincial parks and nature reserves. The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape is a World Heritage Site and the Namaqualand spring flower display draws many visitors. Most of the province falls is semi-arid (with a coastal strip) and it receives relatively little rainfall. Summers are hot and winters are cold. Municipalities The Northern Cape has five district municipalities. Frances Baard District Municipality Towns: Kimberley, Barkly West, Warrenton, Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp. This district accounts for 40.3% of the province’s economic activity. It is the smallest but with a population of approximately 325 500, it is the most densely populated. Strategically located and with good infrastructure, Kimberley is the leading centre in the province for retail, financial services, education, commerce and light industry. The Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre and the Sol Plaatje University are in Kimberley. Mining and agriculture are found in rural municipalities. Agriculture in the region comprises crop cultivation and stock and game farming. The Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is the largest irrigation project of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality Towns: Kuruman, Kathu, Hotazel. Kuruman is the headquarters of local government in this region and contributes 19.7% to the province’s economy. The local spring produces 20-million litres of water every day. Most of the district is situated on the Ghaap Plateau, over 1 000 metres above sea level and can experience extreme temperatures. Most agricultural activity is limited to grazing and boer goats are a popular breed among farmers, although game hunting is growing. The Sishen iron ore mine outside Kathu is a vast undertaking, providing employment for thousands of people. Samancor’s Mamatwan and Wessels manganese mines and plants are situated at Hotazel.
Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality Towns: De Aar, Hanover, Carnarvon, Douglas, Marydale, Prieska, Hopetown, Richmond, Noupoort, Norvalspont, Colesberg. The district covers 102 000 square kilometres in the central Karoo and contributes 11.3% of the economic activity of the province. It has four national roads passing through it. De Aar, the site of the municipal headquarters, has national significance as a railway junction. The area around the town has several new solar farms. Star-gazing is Carnarvon’s great claim to fame, and it is host to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project. The district is home to three of South Africa’s major dams. Agricultural production includes wheat, maize, peanuts, grapes, beans, potatoes, nuts and sheep farming. Pixley Ka Seme is the largest wool-producing district in South Africa, but most of what is produced is processed in the Eastern Cape, so opportunities exist for the establishment of a cotton mill, a tannery and a facility to add value to semi-precious stones. Horse breeding is a valuable contributor to the regional economy.
Namakwa District Municipality Towns: Springbok, Calvinia, Niewoudtville, Garies, Williston, Fraserburg, Sutherland, Pofadder, Okiep, Port Nolloth, Alexander Bay. The Namakwa district stretches from the north-western corner of the province, and the countr y, bordering Namibia and the Atlantic Ocean, to the southern border of the province with the Western Cape Province. It includes the famous star-gazing town of Sutherland on its southern edge. The district is sparsely populated, and predominantly rural. I t contributes 11.1% to economic activity in the province. A major ne w investment has been undertaken in zinc at the Gamsberg project. The mining and agricultural sectors provide most employment, while tourism and smallscale manufacturing are also present. There are plans to upgrade the harbour at Port Nolloth. The region’s economy gets a boost every spring when tourists flock to see the veld in bloom. Niewoudtville is the site of a rooibos tea factory. The |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, the Namakwa National Park and the Tankwa Karoo National Park have the potential to grow as travel destinations, as does the western coastline.
ZF Mgcawu District Municipality Towns: Upington, Kakamas, Kenhardt, Groblershoop, Postmasberg. The Orange River supports a thriving agricultural sector and a growing tourism sector. The investment climate is ripe for tourism along the Orange River and around unique physical attractions such as the Augrabies Falls. Upington is already a busy town with processing facilities for agricultural products. Most of the population of the //Khara Hais Local Municipality lives in Upington. Agriculture is a prominent feature of the local economy, as well as wholesale and retail services in and around the town. Various kinds of high-speed car racing and testing takes place on the roads, tracks and airport runway in or near the town. The processing of wine and dried fruit is one of the biggest manufacturing activities in the province. Mining activities take place in Kgatelopele, where diamonds and lime are found. Together with sheep and cattle farming, mining provides most of the employment to be found in Siyanda. ■
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Gauteng Mpumalanga 7% 35%
North West 6%
Free State 5% Northern Cape 2%
Eastern Cape 8% Western Cape 14%
Percentage contribution of each province to national GDP. SOURCE: STATS SA WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA
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Trends flights to and from the city). Table: South African mining production
Companies are successfully trading into Africa. • Niche agricultural markets are booming with Good signs for the economy include: • Several provincial governments and investment macadamia nuts being the most successful. agencies are establishing trade relations and Pecan nuts have done well and wine and grape study programmes with BRICS countries. State exports to China are growing. Largest contributors % increase % contribution visits to and from China immediately before and • Private education at school and tertiary level is growing as a sector. after a major BRICS summit in 2018 gave an indication that Ramaphosa holds high hopes for • New banking licences have been issued and Platinum Group Metals 276.1%several more 39.2% are in the pipeline. increased trade with the biggest of the BRICS nations. Two-way trade between the countries in • New stock exchanges came on line in 2017 and more are expected. 2017 was worth $39.1-billion. South Africa wants Gold 177.9% • Investment16.6% in infrastructure (especially ICT and to grow tourist numbers from China. South Africa railways) is strong. Nedbank’s report on capital became the first country in the world to export expenditure in South Africa stated that the beef to China in 2017, to go with existing exports of iron ore, platinumore and fruit and wine. 208.2%29 large projects Manganese 14.2%announced in the first half • Tourists are visiting South Africa in record numof 2018 were valued at R63.9-billion (Financial bers (Cape Town’s Air Access programme has Mail). The renewable energy programme
Increased by 116.5% year-on-year in April 2021. •
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Source: world exports.com
Table: South African mineral sales Mineral sales increased by 152.7% year-on-year in April 2021. Largest contributors
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The Northern Cape Industrial Corridor has much to offer Specific areas within the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor make an attractive proposition for investors.
Namakwa Special Economic Zone (NSEZ) The value proposition of the Namakwa SEZ is based on the existence of the Gamsberg Zinc Mine and the proposed building of a smelter by Vedanta Zinc International. These would be the anchor tenants of the SEZ. It is proposed that a smelter be built to treat zinc concentrate produced at Gamsberg. The zinc concentrate produced at the existing concentrator plant will be treated in the smelter using the conventional roast-leach-electrowinning (R-L-E) process. The full process would involve the treatment of 680 000/tpa of zinc concentrate to produce 300 000/ tpa of high-grade zinc ingots for export. As a by-product 450 000/tpa of 98.5% pure sulphuric acid will be produced for both export and consumption within South Africa. Non-ferrous metals such as zinc have characteristics that make them immensely useful in a wide range of downstream applications. Resistance to corrosion and their non-magnetic qualities are among the reasons for the wide range of uses to which they can be put.
Various wastes and by-products will be generated by the smelter that could be useful to investors. Waste includes iron cake stabilised (dry), Jarofix; effluent treatment plant cake (dry); evaporation pond salts (dry); and cellhouse sludge (dry). The SEZ designation application is in its final stages where it is envisaged that the final and complete designation application will be delivered to the dtic following certain critical milestones that are progressing well. The Namakwa SEZ development is “the game changer” for minerals beneficiation in South Africa and the Northern Cape province providing a “turn key solution” to industrialisation.
Upington Industrial Park Upington is the second-biggest town in the Northern Cape, 130km from the Namibian border post and about 350 km from the border post of Botswana, with good access roads such as the N10 and the N14. It is
Building a new industrial city in the Northern Cape as part of the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor: Namakwa SEZ in Aggeneys where you will live, work and play.
Credit: Vedanta Zinc International
500km from Boegoe Bay’s Port Nolloth, earmarked for the integrated planning of South Africa’s Oceans Economy under the Operation Phakisa programme. Upington Industrial Park is situated next to Upington International Airport and therefore offers the potential investor the luxury and efficiency of various modes of transport. Through the industrial park programme investors can enjoy a number of benefits, ranging from a controlled access point to the incentivised provision of infrastructure and relaxed municipal tariffs. Upington Industrial Park forms part of the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor. The project is a key enabler for the Northern Cape Shared Value Initiative and has various points of integration with the regional (our corridor) and national strategic planning. UIP is positioned as a High Impact Project for the Northern Cape and forms part of the national government’s Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIP-5 programme). Opportunities exist for investors in Upington Industrial Park in the following sectors: Renewable energy: Components manufacturing. The majority of solar investors in South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) are located in the Northern Cape. There is an increasing demand for photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) in South Africa and SubSaharan Africa. Keen investors are invited to take up space in the UIP for generation, components manufacturing and any other energy-related activity. Aviation: Maintenance, repair and overhaul facility (MRO) and storage for aircraft. Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is looking for investors to locate to prime land, to be involved in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircrafts. Storage of these aircrafts is another option given the unique climatic conditions offered by Upington. Automotive: Vehicle testing and long-term evaluation. Vehicle manufacturers are attracted to high temperatures, rough tracks and good roads. Upington International Airport specialises in providing a service to charter flights for the automotive industry.
Automotive testing is a common phenomenon in Upington with patrons extensively utilising Upington International Airport to charter cargo to Upington for car-testing and for spare parts. OEMs test their cars extensively. Agro-processing: The ZF Mgcawu District in which Upington is situated is well known for producing export-quality grapes, citrus, dried fruit such as raisins and other fruits. Given some of the most extreme weather conditions to be found anywhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, this sector is ready for investors who wants to take advantage of the best grapes and dates in the world. An established market in Europe and other parts around the globe has already been established and interested investors are assured of the best produce that will realise a speedy return on their investments. The project offers the following benefits to the keen investor: Business incubator: Harnessing the necessary skills required by the investor industry’s specific needs and training of SMMEs for future expansion. Supplier effectiveness and efficiency: Ensuring improved local capacity, capability, footprint and service levels. Logistics: Upington’s relationship to the SADC countries and with several modes of transport meeting in the town make it an ideal logistics hub. Security of investment: An investment in Upington will ensure a foothold into SADC and the rest of Africa – enabled with infrastructure, support services and several modes of transport. ■
Contact details Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism Address: Metlife Towers, Corner Stead and Knight Street, Kimberley 8300 Enquiries: Riaan Warie, Director: Trade & Investment Promotion Tel: +27 87 310 7683 | Mobile: 079 877 2828 | Fax: +27 53 831 3668 | Fax2email: 086 641 9321 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com | Website: www.northern-cape.gov.za/dedat Mr Hendrik Louw, Acting CEO Northern Cape Economic Development, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (NCEDA) Tel: +27 53 802 1638 | Mobile: +27 81 323 2533 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Space for industrial tenants to grow Kathu Industrial Park
Targeted sectors The KIP targets all economic sectors requiring serviced industrial space, but with the major portion of the initial tenant makeup primarily serving the established mining sector. The KIP is also well positioned to serve the emerging renewable energy sector. It will be the role of the KIP business incubator to expand coverage of the KIP into other sectors.
Contact details Contact person: Mr Michael Goodson, Project Lead Email: email@example.com Contact person: Mr Mehmood Ahmed, KIP Director Tel: 053 807 1050 | Mobile: 078 801 4081 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The KIP development comprises the following: • Central Hub: central administration offices, conferencing facilities, an auditorium, a security office, a restaurant and other social facilities. • A Business Incubation Centre and Training Centre. • Customised warehouses, industrial buildings and mini-factories. • Security fencing and lighting. • Additional infrastructure such as an internal water reticulation system.
Project finance Phase 1 (R530-million): R410-million debt and equity commitment provisionally secured from private sector (mining stakeholders) and public sector (IDC). Engagement is ongoing with the Northern Cape Provincial Government and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) to resolve funding shortfall and crowd out IDC equity investment. Phase 2-3: Current indication is that tenant uptake surplus to Phase 1 will support a further phase of at least R500-million but with this position likely to increase substantially once the project is launched.
Project status Bankability Study, Project Development Plan, Environmental Permitting, Land Rezoning and various scope realignment and market studies completed. Investor Engagement Phase substantively completed (including investor term sheets and KIP formational agreements), with provisional commitment secured from IDC, Kumba, SIOC-CDT, Assmang and South32, but with a funding shortfall of R120-million still to be resolved prior to concluding KIP Formation and undertaking Phase 1 design development. ■
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The town of Kathu, located in the Gamagara Local Municipality, is the preferred location for the establishment of an industrial park due to its proximity to the Postmasburg-Hotazel ironore/manganese belt and various established and pending REIPPPP projects. The Kathu Industrial Park (KIP) will serve as a catalyst for accelerated growth of other economic sectors. The total project cost is expected to be R1.5-billion with the first phase being estimated at R530-million. The Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have funded various studies to assess the feasibility of developing an industrial park. There is extensive interest from potential tenants and the study has confirmed the support of key stakeholders as well as the commitment of investors and financiers. The envisaged development will attract a variety of tenants delivering industrial goods and services supported by centralised services and complemented by a business incubation and training complex. The park, located on the R380, is easily accessible from the N14 – a major service route between Johannesburg, the West Coast of South Africa and Botswana – and the Kathu airport.
Investment opportunity in agriculture Namakwa Irrigation Development Project. The scope of this project is to develop approximately 3 200ha of high-potential arable land in the Namakwa District. This arable land is located in 11 distinct areas. Onseepkans has been identified as the pilot and the bulk water system is being constructed. Of the identified land, 2 000ha has existing water licences. Cash crops such as lucerne and grains will be produced, but the focus is high-value crops with export potential. The targeted sectors are agriculture and agro-processing. This 11-project development will generate R521million per annum in full production. Additional value will be added through inputs such as machinery and equipment, chemicals, packing material, fuel and electricity. Adding the indirect and induced levels, the impact on GDP exceeds R272-million per annum.
Jobs The expected impact on employment is estimated at 3 447 on a direct level, which will include 133 skilled and 1 772 semi-skilled positions. Most of this will be at the place of production. With the indirect and induced levels added, the impact increases to more than 3 945.
Project background Various government departments have been urged since 2000 to look at areas of highest agricultural potential for improved agricultural production. Core agricultural strategies have sought to: • Enhance equitable access to and participation in agricultural opportunities; to deracialise land and enterprise ownership; and to unlock entrepreneurial potential.
Enhance profitability through sustained global competitiveness in the agricultural sector’s input supply, primary production, agro-processing and agro-tourism industries. Enhance farmers’ capacities to use resources in a sustainable manner and to ensure the wise use and management of natural resources.
Through the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (AsgiSA) public sector infrastructure investment in the form of bulk water and water distribution has increased and important issues have been tackled. For example, assets mainly sitting in the hands of black farmers but without commercial value has been addressed through zoning and Agricultural Hubs. Through other support initiatives such as the Orange River Farmer Settlement and Development Programme, 4 000ha Water Rights Programme and the Land and Agrarian Reform Programme, the Namakwa Irrigation Development was born.
Project finance The project has been funded by government by conditional grant funding but strategic and equity partners will be invited to participate. Over R120-million is being spent on the bulk water and water distribution networks at Onseepkans. A further R30-million has been spent on vineyards to produce export raisins.
Project status The anchor project is currently being developed with stakeholders such as the IDC and Raisins SA. Bankable business plans are being compiled for each locality except Onseepkans which already has one. ■
Contact details Northern Cape Department of Agriculture Contact person: Dr PS Kegakilwe, Chief Director Tel: 053 838 9110 | Mobile: 083 554 5583 Email: email@example.com and cc Investment opportunity in agriculture firstname.lastname@example.org
KEY SECTORS Overviews of the main economic sectors of the Northern Cape Agriculture 22 Water 25 Wine and grapes 26 Mining 28 Energy 34 Tourism 38 Engineering 44 Banking and financial services 46 Education 47 Development finance and SMME support 52
The Quiver Tree Route includes the iconic Augrabies Falls National Park. Credit: Northern Cape Tourism
Agriculture Food security is a provincial priority. SECTOR INSIGHT Young graduates are learning about the agricultural value chain. Botswana. Small-scale farmers are being given access to market and further expansion is expected. Long-term thinking underpins the adoption by the provincial government of the Northern Cape Climate Change Adaptation Response Strategy. This allows for a framework to tackle drought and other climate change issues.
Tending pecan nut trees. Credit: Bouwer Nursery
griculture contributes about R6.8-billion towards the Northern Cape’s provincial GDP of R96-billion Although the bulk of agricultural activity occurs through large commercial enterprises, there are moves to broaden the sector’s reach and to diversify it. In 2019/20, 744 gardens were established by the provincial government to encourage households to produce their own food and to promote nutritious diets. Garden and poultry packs are regularly distributed to further encourage this trend and to support food security in communities where unemployment is high. The Fetsa Tlala Food Production programme aims to put one-million hectares of fallow land under grain production. The Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform has support programmes for maize, wheat and vegetable farmers in the Frances Baard, Pixley Ka Seme and Namakwa districts. Two-year mentoring and training programmes are available for young people interested in taking up farming. At the moment, 80 young graduates are employed on farms or in agro-processing firms and will develop skills in many aspects of the agricultural value chain which will stand them in good stead for a future in the sector. A programme to empower black farmers supported six farmers in 2020. The Commercialisation of Black Producers Programme targets farming and agro-processing in the expectation that graduates will mentor young people and create employment. The commercialisation of the goat project which was successfully extended to Namibia has now been further expanded to include
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Agricultural assets Occupying 36-million hectares, the Northern Cape is the largest province in the country, almost a third of South Africa’s total land area. Although the province is a predominantly semi-arid region, agriculture is a major component of the economy of the regional economy and the province’s farmers contribute 6.8% to South African agriculture. The agricultural sector also plays a vital role in the broader economy of the Northern Cape, employing as it does about 45 000 people. This represents about 16% of employment, a much higher figure than the national figure of 5.5% Agricultural development takes place along defined corridors within the province. In the Orange River Valley, especially
at Upington, Kakamas and Keimoes, grapes and fruit are cultivated intensively. Highvalue horticultural products such as table grapes, sultanas and wine grapes, dates, nuts, cotton, fodder and cereal crops are grown along the Orange River. Wheat, fruit, groundnuts, maize and cotton are grown in the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme in the vicinity of Hartswater and Jan Kempdorp. The Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is one of the biggest systems of its kind in the world. Ranging Rooibos export volumes are growing. Credit: Rooibos Council. over more than 30 000ha, it has transformed a semi-desert pork bone broth has helped to zone into a productive area that sustains cotton, wheat, maize, promote the product. Brazil is lucerne, citrus, peanuts, fruit, grapes, olives and pecan nuts. being explored as a potential Vegetables and cereal crops are farmed at the confluence of market. the Vaal River and the Orange River in the vicinity of Douglas. Of Recent studies proving that the nearly 40-million 10kg bags of onions produced in South Africa rooibos tea increases antioxidant (outside of linked production chains set up by supermarkets), about capacity in human blood are 10-million 10kg bags come from the Northern Cape. further proof of the beverage’s Wool, mohair, karakul, Karoo lamb, venison, ostrich meat and healthy qualities. The unique leather are farmed throughout most of the province. The province climate and soil of the western part is second only to the Eastern Cape in terms of the number of sheep of the province support this niche farmed and it is the fourth-largest wool-producing province based crop. About 6 000 tons of tea is on annual sale of producer lots. The Beefmaster abattoir in Kimberley exported to more than 30 countries is one of three abattoirs in South Africa to export frozen beef to and domestic consumption is China. The company processes and packages about 30 000 tons at about 8 000 tons. The South African the abattoir. Rooibos Council states that more than 5 000 people are employed in Niche markets the rooibos industry. Another niche product of the Northern Cape is karakul Rooibos has not yet made a big dent in the 200 000 tons of tea pelt, which is a speciality of the consumed by Japan every year, but sales grew 7% in 2018 and Gordonia district of Upington. introducing a new variety to a country of tea aficionados is easier This exclusive product is than tackling a nation of coffee drinkers. A total of 2 000 tons were distributed via the capital of shipped to Japan from South Africa in 2018. Denmark and the Italian fashion Rooibos is competing in the “Healthy Tea” segment and a popular capital of Milan. Copenhagen is restaurant chain’s decision to use the tea as a complement to its
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OVERVIEW the site of the two auctions of karakul pelts that are held annually, karakul being a speciality of the Upington district. Agri-company KLK is the only organisation that handles these pelts in South Africa. Glove-makers in Milan are among the international clients to whom farmers of the dorper sheep breed sell the wrinkle-free skins of their sheep, at good prices. Horse-stud breeding provides yet another exclusive niche. This is a speciality of the area around Colesberg, where the cold evenings and warm days combine to drive out disease and promote strong growth. Among the studs are Henham and Southford, a 900ha property near the Gariep Dam which once was home to the famous stallion ”Damask”.
Agro-processing Compared to other types of manufacturing, agro-processing can be scaled up relatively quickly with good financial rewards. It can also be labour-intensive. As such, agro-processing is a key plank in the growth plans of the Northern Cape. Work has already been done in providing manufacturing facilities for rooibos at Niewoudtville and investments have been made in fisheries and a new vineyard development for groups of people who previously had not had exposure to the grape and wine sector. The Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform was behind the rooibos tea factory, which now trades as Bokkeveld Rooibos. The factory takes tea from 85 local farmers with the goal of helping to integrate these farmers into the agricultural and agro-processing business chain. Two areas of interest to assist small-scale farmers are being explored with regard to hemp and crops that can produce liquor. The dry interior of the Northern Cape is suitable for the growing of Agave that provides the source material for tequila and there are several other opportunities. The rapidly changing legislative environment for hemp and marijuana holds potential in textiles and medicine.
Companies KLK is based in Upington and does much more than karakul pelts. The company’s interests include 19 retail outlets, 12 petrol stations,
four Build it franchises and a strong auction division. KLK runs three abattoirs in Calvinia, Carnarvon and Upington that slaughter lamb and beef carcasses. SA Dorper manages the p ro d u c t i o n a n d e x p o r t of dorper sk ins and the production of cattle hides. GWK is another company with its headquarters in the Northern Cape, in this case the town of Douglas. Senwes is one of the c o u n t r y ’s b i g g e s t a gr i companies and its Northern Cape area of operation is mostly around the Vaalharts irrigation area, which is close to its headquarters just over the provincial border in North West, at Klerksdorp. Storage and handling of grains and oilseeds are the speciality of Senwes. OVK controls the large Gariep abattoir at Strydenburg, which has a daily capacity of 1300 sheep, 100 cattle and either 250 ostriches or 750 small game animals. OVK also has trade branches, vehicle dealerships, a finance division and manufacturing facilities for maize meal and wheat meal. Kaap Agri, a Western Cape company, has a significant presence in the Northern Cape and Namibia. ■
ONLINE RESOURCES Northern Cape Economic Development Trade and Investment Promotion Agency: www.nceda.co.za South African Pecan Nut Producers Association: www.sappa.za.org South African Rooibos Council: www.sarooibos.co.za Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa: www.tba.co.za
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Water Mines need efficient dewatering systems.
aving too much water is not normally a problem encountered in the Northern Cape. The onset of heavy rains in the early months of 2021 created a set of challenges for every economic sector, not least for mining. Rand-Air has recently started offering pumps for rental and the PAS150 HF 300 dewatering pump (pictured) was quickly pressed into service for on-site dewatering to keep mines functioning when the rains threatened to stop mining operations. Rand-Air is part of the global Atlas Copco Group. The Provincial Government of the Northern Cape has introduced GovChat, a social media platform that should increase the level of public participation in local government. It is hoped that this will improve the delivering of services such as clean water and sanitation at municipal level. Six municipalities have been identified for the eradication of informal settlements. A major obstacle in the municipalities of Sol Plaatje, Phokwane, Tsantsabane, Dawid Kruiper, Gamagara and Ga-Segonyana is the lack of bulk water and sanitation facilities. Ring-fenced funding in terms of the Division of Revenue Act has been approved. One of the major private suppliers of water in the province is Sedibeng Water. Sedibeng Water’s Central Laboratory, based at Balkfontein near Bothaville, is accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). A new laboratory has been built to monitor the quality of water at the revamped Vaal Gamagara scheme. The laboratory’s four sections cover Instrumentation, Wet Chemistry, Sewage and Microbiology. Two of South Africa’s great rivers meet in the Northern Cape at a point south-west of Kimberley. After absorbing the Vaal River, the Orange River continues westwards to the Atlantic Ocean and provides the basis for agriculture along its path. North of Kimberley, the confluence of the Vaal and the Harts rivers encompasses one of South Africa’s most intensely irrigated areas. The Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is one of the most productive in the country, covering about 38 000 hectares with a variety of crops. Various water users’ associations (WUAs) representing particular areas (such as the VaalHarts) are recognised by the national water authority.
ONLINE RESOURCES National Department of Water and Sanitation: www.dwa.gov.za South African Association of Water Utilities: www.saawu.org.za Water Institute of South Africa: www.wisa.org.za Water Research Commission: www.wrc.org.za
SECTOR INSIGHT The GovChat social media platform should keep municipalities on their toes.
Two of South Africa’s biggest dams, the Gariep and Vanderkloof, also provide water for irrigation and hydro-electric power. Many parts of the province are dry with sections of the north and northwest classified as semi-arid and arid. The southern Kalahari Desert receives rain but the fact that mining is a primary economic activity in the dry regions of the province presents many challenges. The town of Kuruman is an exception in that it has a natural and prolific spring, the Eye of Kuruman. ■
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Grapes and wine China and Southeast Asia are growing export markets. SECTOR INSIGHT Drone technology is assisting farmers.
Credit: Carpe Diem Group
xports of South African grapes and wine to China have been on an upward trend for several years. The imposition in 2020 of prohibitive tariffs on Australian imports by China as part of a damaging trade war should help to boost that trend. South Africa’s wine exports are still subject to tariffs on entering China, despite both countries being members of BRICS. Dippenaar Choice Fruit, an Orange River region grape producer which is headquarted in Kakamas, already exports to seven countries in Southeast Asia and the Far East, including China and Singapore. An instructive feature of the company’s website is the Chinese language option. The company farms seedless grapes on eight farms along the Lower Orange River. Although the province has just 3% of South Africa’s vineyards, 18% of the nation’s white wine grapes are cultivated along the Orange River. Within the region, about 64% of grapes are white seedless and about 21% are red seedless (SATI). The Dippenaar group is also using drone technology, as evidenced by the impressive photograph that appears on the cover of this journal. The Premier of the Northern Cape referenced drone technology in his most recent State of the Province Address, referring to their becoming “an appliance for agricultural monitoring. The Northern Cape Innovation Forum has been tasked with helping to usher in new technologies in the province in a way that does not create unintended consequences such as job losses.
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The word “audit” is normally associated with financial institutions or public bodies that must account for their expenses. But for the grape farmers and wine producers of the Northern Cape, meeting health standards is a serious business vital for access to lucrative export markets. Fo r g r a p e p ro d u c e r s, the HACCP team is a vital element in operations. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. Among the audits which these teams oversee are the BRC (British Retail Consortium) Version 8 Audit and SiZA, the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa. According to the website of Carpe Diem Estate, which includes raisins among its production activities (pictured), the group’s farming and packing activities are certified for GlobalGAP, Organic and Ethical. The region as a whole has 5 688ha of vines and the Orange River Producer Alliance represents its farmers. According to the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI), the grape industry in the Northern Cape employs 1 215 people permanently, with a further 12 415 people finding seasonal work. Harvesting happens from early November to early February.
Dippenaar Choice Fruit has four pack houses, the largest of which has a daily packing capacity of 20 000 cartons. Credit: Dippenaar Choice Fruit Almost a third of South Africa’s table grape crop is produced in this fertile region. The South African table grape industry has been investing in hardier varietals which produce a better yield. A variety of seedless grapes dominate plantings, with Thompson Seedless, Prime, Sugraone, Grapaes and Crispy Flame Seedless among the most popular. If ambitious plans to create a Special Economic Zone at Upington come to fruition, the grape, raisin and wine traders of the Northern Cape could get their products to market more quickly. There are plans to add 40 000 tons of grapes for wine, juice and raisins to the Northern Cape’s capacity. A draft six-year plan has been developed for the Northern Cape Vineyard Development Scheme. Of the Sultana grapes grown in the Lower Orange River Region, 70% are used for vine-fruit products. There are 1 250 Sultana grape growers in the province, producing three Sultana-type grapes which rank among the best in the world: the Sultana Clone H5, a new hybrid called Merbein Seedless, which has proved resistant to splitting after rain, and the most popular type, the 143B. Rain is almost always good news for farmers, but its timing can bring bad tidings for grape farmers. In just two days in January 2021 Kakamas received 1 000mm of rain but packing of table grapes had not yet been completed. However, the geographical diversity of the region is such that crop estimates in March 2021 still suggested the region would produce more than 18-million cartons, a good return.
ONLINE RESOURCES Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: www.agrinc.gov.za Raisins South Africa: www.raisinsa.co.za South African Table Grape Industry: www.satgi.co.za SA Wine Industry Information & Systems: www.sawis.co.za
The Northern Cape’s Orange River wine region accounts for 25.6% of South Africa’s Colombard vines and 10% of Chenin Blanc. The focus is on Colombard and Hanepoot grapes. Orange River Cellars (ORC) is the region’s biggest producer, sourcing its grapes as it does from 850 grape producers in the area known as the Green Kalahari. ORC has a winery at its head office in Upington and a further four at Keimoes, Groblershoop, Kakamas and Grootdrink. Orange River Concentrate Producers (part of the ORC group) produces about 7.5-million litres of white grape juice concentrate, a percentage of which is exported to Japan where the Itochu Corporation uses it in soft drinks and food. The Douglas Wine Cellar produces about 6 000 cases per year. Together with the Landzicht cellar (just over the border in the Free State), the Douglas Wine Cellars is a GWK company. The Douglas cellar crushes 7 000 tons of grapes ever y year and produces 5.6-million litres of wine. Hartswater Wine Cellar is a part of the region’s other big agricultural company, Senwes. Two wine brands (Overvaal and Elements) are produced in the Hartswater irrigation area north of Kimberley. Vinpro is an organisation that 2 500 South African wine grape producers, wineries and winerelated businesses. ■ NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
Mining The Northern Cape’s mineral riches are attracting new investment. SECTOR INSIGHT Vedanta Zinc International’s project underpins a plan for a Special Economic Zone.
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t the start of 2021, Pan African Resources CEO Jan Nelson was quoted in BusinessLive singing the praises of the Northern Cape as a mining destination. Citing the fact that his company’s 3 000km² of mining and prospecting rights contained 23 commodities of interest, Nelson said that the Northern Cape was “going to be the next big mining province in South Africa”. Among the minerals available are cobalt, nickel, platinum group metals and uranium. Nelson’s company Cape Copper Oxide Company intends to produce 2 000 tons per year of high-purity copper plate from the retreatment of waste ore dumps. The biggest new mine in the country is a zinc mine at Aggeneys, the Gamsberg project of Vedanta Zinc International, which will deliver 600 000 tons of zinc when phase three is complete. About $400-million has so far been invested since the company started trucking product to the Port of Saldanha in 2018. The provincial government is using the mine’s location (and possible future smelter) as the basis for a new Namakwa Special Economic Zone. The SEZ forms part of a larger “multi-nodal” corridor envisaged for the province, stretching from the Gamagara mining corridor in the east to the proposed Boegoebaai deepsea port on the Atlantic
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Ocean. The Vedanta zinc project is the anchor investor of the proposed Namakwa SEZ and the zinc mining is expected, in the words of the Northern Cape Premier, Dr Zamani Paul, to “trigger a new wave of industrial and economic development in the region”. An old zinc mine that produced a million tons of zinc and 430 000 tons of copper before it closed in 1991 is to be revived by Australian miners Orion Minerals. A bankable feasibility study was completed in June 2019 and it confirmed earlier positive findings. Other companies exploring the potential of the Northern Cape as a source of high-quality base metals are Cape Copper Oxide and SHiP Copper. Handa Mining has signed a joint venture agreement with O’Okiep Copper Company and SHiP Copper company to fund and build a processing plant that will recover copper from broken rock lying on surface at the Copper Oxide Project. SHiP set out to develop the 36 000ha Concordia tenement, which has good copper prospects. Exploration rights were granted in 2009.
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Mining assets The Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s “Economic and Investment Profile” reports that the province is responsible for: • • •
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95% of South Africa’s diamond output 97.6% of alluvial diamond mining 13.4% of world lead exports. Aggeneys, in the Namaqualand district, is responsible for approximately 93% of South Africa’s lead production 80% of the world’s manganese resource 25% of the manganese used in the world 100% of South Africa’s tigers eyes Largest national production of sugilite (a semi-precious stone).
Away from the underground kimberlite pipes and fissures, river and coastal deposits of diamonds are also present in the Northern Cape. Diamonds have been recovered along the Orange, Buffels, Spoeg, Horees, Groen, Doom and Swart rivers in the province, while coastal deposits have been found from the mouth of the Orange River to Lamberts Bay. Diamond mining company West Coast Resources (WCR) has a production plant at Michells Bay. Trans Hex, with a 40% shareholding in WCR, manages the mine and markets the diamonds produced from it. The National Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) owns 20% of WCR. The Kimberley International Diamond and Jewellery Academy continues to provide training with a total of 406 graduates having so far passed through the academy. In a recent development, De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa awarded KIDJA an amount of R500 000 for bursary students.
News The life of the Kolomela mine will be extended via a R7-billion expansion project that includes the development of a new pit. Kumba Iron Ore expects the new section to produce ore in 2024.
For the six months to June 2020, KIO produced 17.9-million tons of iron ore. Afrimat continues to expand its commodities portfolio with the purchase for R300-million of Coza Mining, an iron-ore mining company in the Northern Cape. The Afrimat transaction includes the share previously held by ArcelorMittal SA, which will receive iron ore from Coza in terms of a supply agreement. Coza’s three mines, Doornpan, Driehoek and Jenkins, are close to Afrimat’s exisitingDemineng Mine, which is south-west of Kuruman. The global market for base metals (which includes zinc and nickel) is in good shape because of trends in the energy and automotive markets and the fact that the global supply of copper is expected to decline. One of those base metals, manganese, is finding its ways to ports much more rapidly and in greater bulk thanks to a concerted effort by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). In 2019 TFR announced a ninth manganese mining freight contract. The decision to rail manganese to a variety of South African ports, rather than being limited to Port Elizabeth, led to 14.5-million tons of the metal being transported in 2018, a massive increase on the fivemillions tons achieved in 2012. The target is 16-million tons. ■
ONLINE RESOURCES Minerals Council of South Africa: www.mineralscouncil.org.za National Department of Mineral Resources: www.dmr.gov.za Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism: www.economic.ncape.gov.za South African Mining Development Association: www.samda.co.za
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Investing in education and skills Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore has launched education programme in partnership with the Northern Cape Department of Education to improve learners’ educational outcomes.
nglo American Kumba Iron Ore has launched a major education programme, in par tnership with the Nor thern Cape Provincial Depar tment of Education (DoE), to improve learner outcomes in 27 early childhood development (ECD) sites and 26 schools local to its mining operations, namely Kolomela in Postmasburg and Sishen supporting schools in the villages of Cassel and Dithakong. The programme was launched in Kathu by the MEC of Education Mr Zolani Monakali and Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore’s Executive for Corporate Affairs, Dr Pranill Ramchander. To this end, an MoU was signed by both parties outlining the areas of collaboration. Anglo American has made a substantial investment in education and skills development in South Africa over many years and, in the last seven years alone, has invested more than R780-million, largely on infrastructure and Grade 12 learner support. The programme is a core part of Anglo American’s Sustainability Strategy. One of the pillars of the
strategy is to create thriving communities close to its operations, with education as a key building block. “By building on the decades of investment we’ve made in education, we will refocus our resources to provide wide-ranging and quality education, from childhood learning to matric, for the learners in the communities where we operate in South Africa so that they can build a better tomorrow,” said Dr Ramchander. MEC Monakali said, “This occasion is very symbolic, it happens within a district named after a very industrious organiser, JTG. This engagement is in line with one of the issues that John Taolo Gaetsewe held very dear to his heart, education. The education of our children is extremely important for the development and the sustainability of our society. Now more than ever, we need civil society and business to work with us as government to ensure we continue to build a quality education system. Our collaboration with Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore is an example of what is possible when government partners with business to contribute to accelerating progress in education.” Dr Ramchander added, “At Anglo American, we
MEC of Education Zolani Monakali and Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore’s Executive for Corporate Affairs, Dr Pranill Ramchander, sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the Provincial Government of the Northern Cape and the mining company. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
The programme will support school management teams, governing bodies, principals, staff as well as parents towards achieving these learner-focussed targets. There will be a strong focus on helping teachers develop their content knowledge and teaching skills. The tangible difference Learners will benefit from a range of interventions which are geared to improve their educational outcomes. Systems and processes will be developed, refined and implemented. Where required, teacher training and extensive coaching will be provided so that the teachers are motivated, competent and effective which will lead to teaching and learning time being optimised. Finally, at secondary level, some Saturday school and school camps for Grade 12 learners will be provided. MEC Monakali expressed the department’s appreciation of the partnership between the Department and Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore. “We are looking forward to enjoying the benefits that this partnership and this initiative will yield,” he added. “We also place at the disposal of this partnership our resources that will make sure that we spare no effort in making this MoU a success.” “Through this programme, we want to lend a hand to building thriving communities with schools that have highly motivated learners and teachers, involved parents and effective school management teams. These are some of the essential pillars to achieving quality education that can guarantee a better tomorrow for the next generation,’’ concluded Dr Ramchander. ■
know that the greatest investment we can make in our country’s future is to give our children access to high-quality education. Education can play a significant role in improving people’s lives by tackling the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment that South Africa faces. We’re excited about the potential of this programme to improve the lives of those living around our operations in South Africa.” The programme has been developed in partnership with the Department of Education and complements its 2019 Action Plan, Towards the Realisation of Schooling 2030, which details strategies that aim to improve the performance of South Africa’s schooling system. What the programme seeks to achieve The Anglo American South Africa Education Programme aims to improve reading, writing, numeracy levels and quality passes through addressing some of the underlying reasons for poor education outcomes by supporting school management teams, governing bodies, principals and teaching staff. The programme has set ambitious learnerfocussed targets, aiming to see: • 90% of learners aged five meeting the minimum requirements for school readiness • 90% of Grade 3 learners passing with at least 50% in Numeracy and Literacy • 75% of Grade 6 learners passing with at least 50% in Mathematics and English First Additional Language • 90% matriculation pass rate, with a 50% university entrance • 65% of Grade 12 learners passing with at least 50% in Mathematics.
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Energy Energy development zones will boost employment. SECTOR INSIGHT The Toyota dealership in Upington generates more electricity than it needs.
Credit: Kangnas Wind Farm
our of the 11 Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs) planned for South Africa are located in the Northern Cape. With the majority of the country’s solar photovoltaic energy projects occurring in the province, the renewable energy sector is becoming a key economic driver for the region. REDZs will encourage localisation through the development of manufacturing hubs that can make components for the sector. Planned Special Economic Zones (SEZs) being phased in across the Northern Cape will complement this trend. REDZs are being developed in support of the implementation of the national Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019). One of the Strategic Transmission Corridors identified at national level, the Northern Corridor, begins at Springbok in the west and runs through Upington and Vryburg on the way to Johannesburg in Gauteng. Each of those towns will be the focus of an REDZ, with the other REDZ in the province located in the provincial capital of Kimberley. To assist investors, a One Stop Shop is to be launched in the Northern Cape. Invest SA, through the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) will provide investing companies with advice and services to fast-track projects and reduce red tape. Toyota SA’s Dealer Environmental Risk Audit Programme requires dealers to reduce waste and pollution and expend less energy, among other things in a 16-point checklist. In 2018 Upington Toyota
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won Eco Dealer of the Year, not least because of the dealership’s 540m² roof which has hundreds of solar panels capturing the steady Northern Cape sunshine. Once national policy gives the green light, Upington Toyota will be able to feed the excess power that it generates on weekends into the grid. Although the Northern Cape is increasingly seen as a solar power hub, large wind projects are also winning approval and coming on stream at a good rate. The 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm near Springbok started commercial operations in November 2020, thus becoming the first project approved under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Bid Window 4 to start generating power to the grid. The commissioning of the 100MW De Aar Wind Power Project brings together Mulilo Renewable Energy and the China Longyuan Power Group Corporation. Commercial operations have begun on Khobab Wind Farm and Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, collectively providing 280MW via 61 wind turbines. The projects were developed by Lekela Power,
a joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, as the Kangnas project was. Noblesfontein was one of the earliest wind farms to be constructed in the Northern Cape, about 40km from Victoria West. Spanish company Gestamp Wind was an early investor. The 147MW Roggeveld Wind Farm, which has 47 Nordex wind turbines and was developed by G7 and then taken over by Building Energy, will operate commercially in the first quarter of 2021. A Renewable Energy Directorate is to be established by the Provincial Government of the Northern Cape. The brief of the directorate is to assist local and district municipalities to create revenue streams related to renewable energy. Industry associations claim that benefits are indeed being shared with local communities. Figures released by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) showed shareholding for local communities reached an estimated net income of R29.2-billion for projects initiated nationally since 2012. Some 14 000 new jobs are expected to be created, mostly in rural areas, and more than R30billion has been spent on Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in the construction phase. In less than a decade, an entirely new sector has been created 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 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
Solar power Approximately 60% of the projects so far allocated have been in the nation’s sunniest province. Projects such as Kathu Solar Park, a concentrated solar power (CSP) project, and the Roggeveld Wind Farm are indicative of the large scale of most of the energy generation that is being rolled out. Xina Solar One is located at Pofadder on the N14 between Upington and Springbok. The R9.4-billion project is a joint venture
between Spanish energy firm Abengoa Solar, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Public Investment Corporation (PIC ) and a community trust representing the local population. Kaxu Solar One is also near Pofadder but Khi Solar One is closer to Upington. All three plants use concentrated solar power (CSP) which reflects the sun’s rays during the day in to a molten salt storage system. The energy is then slowly released during the night. The 205m tower that collects the rays at the Khi Solar One site is one of the tallest structures in South Africa. The Northern Cape is the natural home for the generation of solar power. Long-term annual direct normal irradiance (DNI) at Upington is 2 816kWh/m2, according to a survey done for Stellenbosch University by Slovakian company GeoModal Solar. South Africa’s national average is among the best in the world. Stellenbosch University’s Solar Thermal Energy Research Group has six sites monitoring irradiation levels. Saudi Arabian electricity group ACWA Power has won approval for the 100MW Redstone project near Postmasburg and the 50MW Bokpoort CSP plant near Groblershoop is in operation. ■
ONLINE RESOURCES IPP projects: www.ipp-projects.co.za National Energy Regulator of South Africa: www.nersa.org.za South African Photovoltaic Industry Association: www.sapvia.co.za South African Renewable Energy Council: www.sarec.org.za South African Wind Energy Association: www.sawea.org.za
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Petroleum Agency South Africa Unlocking South Africa’s resources for economic growth.
etroleum Agency South Africa (PASA) is the official agency responsible for the promotion and regulation of South Africa’s petroleum resources. The agency regulates and monitors exploration and production activities and is the custodian of the national exploration and production database for petroleum. Its role was statutorily endorsed in June 2004 in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act of 2002. In terms of strategy, the agency actively seeks out technically competent and financially sound clients to whom it markets acreage, while ensuring that all prospecting and mining leases are for the long-term economic benefit of South Africa. Mission To promote, facilitate and regulate exploration and sustainable development of oil and gas contributing to energy security in South Africa. Vision A diverse upstream industry contributing to energy security through sustainable growth in exploration and development of oil and gas. Value statement Petroleum Agency SA aspires to be a world-class organisation, committed to: • Professional excellence • Integrity • Direct, open, consultative communication • Transparency • Respect • Teamwork • Active regard for our natural environment • Corporate social responsibility in an empowering,
vibrant workplace where diversity is valued. Exploration activities are encouraged and regulated both offshore and onshore.
Onshore Petroleum potential of the Karoo Basins: The Karoo Supergroup occupies half of South Africa’s surface area and current exploration is focussed on shale gas, coalbed methane and biogenic gas. The development of a natural gas resource in the Free State Province is an example of the latter. Coalbed methane resource potential: Permian high-volatile bituminous coal deposits in the northern Karoo-aged basins comprises a potential energy resource for South Africa. In 2019 PASA awarded oil and gas exploration licences to six companies for an area of 30 000km2 in the Free State, Northern Cape and North West. Offshore Major steps have been taken in the creation of a South African gas market with two major discoveries off the coast South African coast near Mossel Bay. Says the CEO of Petroleum Agency SA, Dr Phindile Masangane, “The recent discovery by Total and its JV partners in Block 11B/12B (Brulpadda) is the first giant step in that direction.” Odfjell’s Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible oil rig relocated from Norway to South Africa in December 2018 to start exploratory drilling at the Brulpadda site. The team returned in August 2020 to drill at another site called Luiperd – and found even more gas reserves. Analysts believe that these two finds could be gamechangers for the South African economy. The exploration drilling is in deep waters similar to where the gigantic Mozambique Rovuma Basin gas discoveries were made in 2010. The drilling campaign has long-term benefits to South Africa which include introducing frontier deep-water exploration drilling, building confidence and potentially shifting petroleum exploration activities to private international oil companies (IOCs), derisking deep-water acreage which is believed to be prospective for large oil and gas resources.
Petroleum Agency SA: promoting and regulating exploration and production. Petroleum Agency SA evaluates, promotes and regulates oil and gas exploration and production activities in South Africa and archives all relevant geotechnical data. The Agency acts as an advisor to the government and carries out special projects at the request of the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy. South Africa’s energy mix is changing to include more gas through importing liquefied natural gas (LNG), using shale gas if reserves prove commercial, and developing infrastructure for the import of LNG. Petroleum Agency SA plays an important role in developing South Africa’s gas market by attracting qualified and competent companies to explore for gas. Another major focus is increasing the inclusion of historically disadvantaged South African-owned entities in the upstream industry. Currently, natural gas supplies just 3% of South Africa’s primary energy. A significant challenge facing the development of a major gas market is the dominance of coal. Opportunities for gas lie in the realisation of South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) and the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
As custodian, Petroleum Agency SA ensures that companies applying for gas rights are vetted to make sure they are financially qualified and technically capable, as well having a good environmental track record. Oil and gas exploration requires enormous capital outlay and can represent a risk to workers, communities and the environment. Applicants are therefore required to prove their capabilities and safety record and must carry insurance for environmental rehabilitation. ■
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PASA’S NEW CEO HAS A BACKGROUND IN ENERGY POLICY AND STRATEGY Dr Phindile Masangane was appointed as the CEO of the South African upstream oil and gas regulatory authority, Petroleum Agency South Africa, in May 2020. Before then, Dr Masangane was an executive at the South African state-owned energy company, CEF (SOC) Ltd, which is the holding company of PASA. Dr Masangane was responsible for clean, renewable and alternative energy projects. In partnership with private companies, she led the development of energy projects including the deal structuring, project economic modelling and financing on behalf of the CEF Group of Companies. Her responsibilities also included supporting the national government in developing energy policy and regulations for diversifying the country’s energy mix.
In 2019, Dr Masangane was Head of Strategy for the CEF Group of Companies where she led the development of the group’s long-term strategic plan, Vision 2040+ as well as the group’s gas strategy. From 2010 to 2013, Dr Masangane was a partner and director at KPMG, responsible for the Energy Advisory Division. She successfully led the capital raising of $2-billion for hydro and coal power plants expansion programmes of the Zimbabwean power utility, ZESA/ZPC. An alumnus of three universities, Dr Masangane has a BSc (mathematics and chemistry) from the University of Swaziland, a PhD in Chemistry from Imperial College, London and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. ■
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Tourism New mountain reserves will protect rare plants. SECTOR INSIGHT Country Hotels has eight properties in the province.
are succulent plants in the Succulent Karoo biome have a new level of protection with the declaration of four new parks in the Northern Cape. The Karrasberge Protected Area (pictured) which is the collective name for the four new provincial reserves (Areb, Karas, Marietjie van Niekerk and Smorgenskadu Nature Reserves) will also preserve these plants for the future enjoyment of visitors. UNESCO has described the Succulent Karoo the “most biologically diverse arid area in the world”. The WWF reports that the new parks represent about 5 700 hectares of previously unprotected or poorly protected vegetation types: Bushmanland Inselberg Shrubland, Aggeneys Gravel Vygieveld and Bushmanland Arid Grassland. The designated land is part of the Northern Cape Provincial Protected Area Expansion Strategy and the project has come about through the efforts of the Wilderness Foundation Africa ( WFA) funded by the Leslie Hill Succulent Karoo Trust (LHSKT ) via WWF South Africa, with the cooperation of the land owners and the Northern Cape Department of Environment and Nature Conservation (DENC). The provincial government reported that the tourism industry contributed R1.3-billion to the provincial economy in 2018. In that year, a total of 542 769 trips were taken to the Northern Cape by South African and international visitors. The Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDaT ) reports that in 2018/19 training was provided to 86 tourism entrepreneurs, 43 of whom were young people.
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With eight properties in the Nor ther n Cape cover ing a range of accommodation o p t i o n s f ro m c a m p i n g t o hotels, the investment strategy of Country Hotels has reached maturity. The group also has a few hotels in the northern Western Cape, catering to the same market of flower-lovers and tourists in search of the beauty of arid landscapes. The Orange River Rafting Lodge has an obvious purpose while the Namastat Lodge and Caravan Park caters to travellers on the N7. What used to be known as the Hantam Hotel in Calvinia is now the refurbished Calvinia Hotel and Tankwa Lodge offering 25 air-conditioned rooms and easy access to flower-spotting and the Tankwa Karoo National Park. The Pofadder Inn offers reliable accommodation in one of the region’s smallest towns and the Kakamas Hotel (pictured) is surrounded by vineyards in the Orange River valley, on the route frequented by travellers to popular destinations such as the Augrabies National Park, the Kalahari, Namibia, the Richtersveld and the West Coast.
The riverside town of Upington has a large number of guesthouses and bed-andbreakfast establishments, together with a 90-room Protea Hotel by Marriott. The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kimberley has 117 rooms and three suites and is located right next to the Big Hole. Also near the capital city’s biggest attraction is the historic Kimberley Club Boutique Hotel. Tsogo Sun has two properties in Kimberley: a 135-room Garden Court and a 64-room budget hotel, SUN1. The Flamingo Casino is run by Sun International and offers gaming tables, slot machines and conference facilities.
Kakamas Lodge Credit: Country Hotels
National parks There are six national parks in the province, each with distinct geographical and biological features. Most of the province lies in the Nama-Karoo Biome and the annual display of spring flowers is spectacular. The north-western portion of the province is known as the Green Kalahari, much of which is taken up by national parks. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (with Botswana) encompasses 3.7-million hectares, making it one of the biggest conservation areas in the world. The Kalahari in the north-east is home to many of the province’s biggest mines, but also to great numbers of raptors, vultures and owls. A specialist raptor route has been developed. A proposed Heritage Route traces the footprints of the early missionaries to Southern Africa and will include Kuruman and the Robert Moffat Mission. Hunting is a lucrative subsection of the tourism sector that brings valuable economic development to rural communities. The Diamond Fields region contains the spectacular Big Hole, the Mokala National Park and portions of the famed South African War or Battlefields Route. The Magersfontein War Memorial is an iconic attraction. The town of Kimberley is itself a popular attraction.
ONLINE RESOURCES Northern Cape Tourism Authority: www.northerncape.org.za Richtersveld: www.richtersveld-conservancy.org South African National Parks: www.sanparks.co.za World Wide Fund for Nature: www.wwf.org.za
The Karoo region encompasses the south-eastern portion of the province. While most of the region is dry, the Vanderkloof Dam is a major tourism asset. Many of the region’s small towns are geared to cater to tourists drawn to the magic of the Karoo’s open spaces and features famous Karoo towns such as De Aar, Britstown, Hanover, Victoria West and Carnarvon. Other attractions are the unique Karoo architecture, rock art, ancient Paleo surfaces, farm stays and the famous Karoo lamb. The Namakwa region is famous for its flowers, but it also hosts the South African Astronomical Obser vator y, several historic mission settlements, the Namaqua National Park (on the West Coast) and the awe-inspiring Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Springbok and Calvinia are the two major towns in this huge district, which is also the only Northern Cape region with a coastline and soon to be the home of a new small harbour. ■ NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
Destination Northern Cape An extraordinary South African holiday experience.
ayak on the Orange River, follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs in Fraserburg. Discover the dark skies sanctuary in Kgalagadi, be enchanted by the sky lore of the Khomani San – or be fascinated by glimmering constellations at Sutherland. This is the Northern Cape where you can experience Real Culture, Real Nature and Real Adventure. Create your own “bucket list” experiences and make family memories to last a lifetime! Visit: www.experiencenortherncape.com
the Richtersveld, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore living villages, shop at craft markets, indulge in regional authentic cuisine at local eateries and be transported to the world of our ancestors through campfire storytelling and dancing. It’s the best way to experience the heartbeat of the province and to take some of the soul of the Northern Cape with you on your return journey home. Adventure off the beaten track For the active, it’s an ideal environment for exploration and adventure. We have an aweinspiring setting for any enthusiast. Whether you are stargazing in Sutherland, hunting for fossils in the Karoo or searching for San rock art deep in the caves of the Diamond Fields, experiencing the world’s richest floral offering in Namakwa, camping deep in the bush surrounded by wildlife and the famed black-maned lion of the Green Kalahari, or kayaking down the mighty Orange River, the Northern Cape is more than an adventure, it’s an enriching life experience.
Six “must do” experiences to choose the Northern Cape as your family holiday destination: Rewarding cultural adventures The distinct cultural groups that make up the Northern Cape are as rich as the country’s history. Unlock the secrets of the African bush in the company of the oldest human inhabitants of the region, the ‡Khomani San near the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, our newest World Heritage Site. Swim in the hot pools of Riemvasmaak, discover the ancient wisdom of the Nama of NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
Family adventure experiences The Northern Cape has always been a familyfriendly destination. Its mix of culture, adventure, wildlife and wide accommodation choices offers family fun that is both entertaining and educational. The province is home to six national parks and two of the country’s largest rivers, which makes it perfect for fun activities the entire family can enjoy. These include game safaris, bird watching, dune surfing, leisure hikes and walks to winery tours, museum visits and archaeological discoveries.
Explore the Battlefields Route The Battlefields Route allows visitors to relive the war between Great Britain and the Boer Republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State from 1899 to 1902. The Northern Cape played a decisive role in the war with the famous Kimberley siege and you can relive the siege, its victories and the setbacks suffered by both sides at the Magersfontein and McGregor Museums. Explore the routes of the Northern Cape The Cape Namibia Route
Natural beauty and wildlife adventures The Northern Cape is arguably South Africa’s most beautiful and naturally real province. Visitors are hard-pressed to choose between our two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, two Transfrontier Parks, the Kgalagadi and the |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld with its red and golden sand dunes or the Augrabies Falls National Park with the mighty Augrabies Falls thundering down an 18km abyss. Not to forget the Mokala National Park near Kimberley and Namaqua and Tankwa Karoo National Parks in the Namakwa region. Alternatively explore any one the six Provincial Nature Reserves, Goegap, Witsand, Oorlogskloof or one of our many private game and nature reserves. Share the intimate bush knowledge of a Nama or San Bushmen guide/ tracker. The Northern Cape’s natural beauty is enhanced by its enigmatic wildlife. From the small five to the big five, watching wild animals at close range is something truly unforgettable. There are walking, horseback, 4x4, little five, glamping, and many more wildlife experiences to incorporate in your trip.
The route meanders away from Cape Town along the N7 and includes small towns, each with its own local flavour and a story to tell. Visitors will encounter towns which capture the Nama heritage of the province. Slow down and appreciate the unique stories of the people of Garies, Kamieskroon, Springbok, Okiep, Steinkopf and Vioolsdrift. During spring time, this route takes visitors into the core of the floral kaleidoscope that is the Namakwa floral season. Don’t miss: River-rafting along the mighty Orange River.
A floral adventure Each spring, the dormant and arid winter plains of the Northern Cape’s Namakwa region are transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour with the arrival of the flower season. The wildflowers of the Namakwa are a remarkable natural phenomenon and best discovered on foot, which makes it ultimately appealing to hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The best time to visit for the floral splendour is from end July to early October.
Namaqua Coastal Route The route includes hidden gems like Garies, Kamieskroon, Hondeklip Bay, Koiingnaas and
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FOCUS Kalahari Red Dune Route
Kleinzee. Dozens of adventure and leisure options are available: Namaqua National Park, nature reserves, some of the most remote hiking and 4x4 trails imaginable. Go succulent sleuthing with a botanical guide, hike the Springbok Klipkoppie for a dose of Anglo-Boer War history, explore the countless shipwrecks along the coast line. Breath-taking scenes of the Atlantic Ocean with sightings of dolphins and whales combined with great vistas of mountains and veld with endemic wildlife makes travelling in this area remarkable. Don’t miss: Slow-packing through the Namaqua National Park in early Spring (September) when the usually dusty plains are transformed into a kaleidoscopic flower carpets of colour. Richtersveld Route The Richtersveld is South Africa’s only mountain desert and the route travels along rugged gravel roads to quaint towns such as Eksteensfontein, Sendelingsdrift, Lekkersing, Kuboes and Sandrift. The Orange River presents a more leisurely pace with riverrafting and the best wilderness fly-fishing in South Africa, while the entire Richtersveld is a mountain biker’s dream. Don’t miss: Learn about the lives of the nomads, be transported through dancing and storytelling.
Discover the essence of the province in the heart of the Kalahari. Golden dunes, wide-open skies and flat-topped acacia trees epitomise the Kalahari Red Dune Route. Enjoy dune hikes at dawn, eagle-owl encounters, sand-duning and surfing in the red sand and close encounters with meerkats. Explore the Khomani San Cultural Landscape and join a guided walk with the San Khomani to rediscover the ancient wisdom, customs and folklore of this ancient tribe. Don’t miss: In the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, magnificent oryx hold sway and you can discover the mighty Kalahari male lion. The largest conservation area within Africa, it is also one of only 10 Dark Skies sanctuaries in the world.
Quiver Tree Route Named after the indigenous quiver tree, the Quiver Tree Food and Wine Route stretches along the mighty Orange River. It features the quaint towns of Upington, Kakamas, Keimoes, Augrabies, Marchand, Kanoneiland, Kenhardt and Riemvasmaak. The route will appeal greatly to families, adventure and adrenaline seekers. Experience the hot springs at Riemvasmaak, river-rafting, fly-fishing, kayaking, river cruises, 4x4, hiking and MTB trails and excellent birdwatching. With the longest wine-producing area in the Southern Hemisphere there are many opportunities for world-class wine and brandy tasting along the route. Don’t miss: A visit to the Augrabies National Park and the world’s sixth-largest waterfall. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
Go Ghaap Route Explore famous archaeological sites, historic towns, amazing architecture, and a selection of nature and game reserves. Visitors can trace the early geological history (from three-billion years ago) which created vast mineral wealth like iron, manganese, diamonds and limestone. Follow in the footsteps of the early explorers and missionaries such as David Livingstone, Henry
The Big Hole at Kimberley recalls the region’s diamond past. Stanley and Richard Moffat. Relive the Anglo-Tswana and Anglo-Boer Wars, explore the Wonderwerk Caves between Kuruman and Danielskuil. Rediscover the Khoisan history in Wildebeest Kuil near Barkly West. Don’t miss: Kuruman Eye is a natural spring delivering about 20-million litres of clean, clear water daily.
hunting in Richmond, the SKA radio telescopes in Carnarvon, Karoo architecture and corbelled houses, Anglo-Boer War sites, rock art, ancient Palaeo Surfaces, farm stays and great Karoo cuisine and hospitality. This route includes features several charming small towns – the heart of the Great Karoo. Nieuwoudtsville is your last stop before crossing the majestic Van Rhyns Pass en route to Cape Town. Don’t miss: Sutherland is famous for snowy winters, excellent stargazing and dramatic landscapes. It is home to the South African Large Telescope, the largest single optical telescope in the Southern Hemisphere. ■
Karoo Oasis Route The route traverses the towns of Warrenton, Kimberley, Hopetown, Britstown and Victoria West along the N12. It is the perfect stopover for travellers between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Trace the rich mining history of the region before stopping at one of the myriad national game and nature reserves for game drives and world-class birding. Anglo-Boer War enthusiasts can relive the tribulations of war at the McGregor and Magersfontein Museums and at Hopetown. Beautiful arts and crafts are for sale throughout the route and there are opportunities to meet local artists. Don’t miss: Hanover has South Africa’s largest privately-owned Karoo nature reserve, the Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve. Olive Schreiner, the author of The Story of an African Farm, lived in Hanover and her house is a museum. Karoo Highlands Route Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Karoo with its wide-open plains. The area was named by the Khoi and San people, who left their legacy as art on the rocks. Explore many unique experiences such as dinosaur
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Engineering The Square Kilometre Array telescope is an engineering marvel. SECTOR INSIGHT The Northern Cape Innovation Forum (NCIF) has been established.
he construction timeline of the technically demanding and scientifically advanced Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is eight years, giving ample opportunity for specialist engineers to deploy their skills. International teams, including South African engineers and scientists, have worked on the design phase of the latest in radio astronomy for many years, the result of which will see 197 dishes erected in South Africa (mostly around Carnarvon in the Northern Cape) and 131 072 antennas put up in Australia. South Africa has already erected 64 dishes, which make up the MeerKAT device (pictured above). In South Africa, the South African Radio Astronomy Obser vator y (SARAO), a facility of the National Research Foundation, manages all radio astronomy initiatives and facilities in the country, including the MeerKAT in the Karoo. The SKA will be the world’s largest radio telescope. In 2019, 15 countries involved in the SKA project gathered in Rome for the signing of the international treaty establishing the intergovernmental organisation that will oversee the delivery of the world’s largest radio telescope. In 2021, the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) officially came into operation. The SKAO, with a head office in London, is tasked with delivering and operating the SKA. Local communities are getting exposure to engineering as a result of the SKA project. The SARAO started offering artisan bursaries in 2011. More recently, the Klerefontein Training Centre was opened in Carnarvon, giving local high school pupils access to an NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
accredited electrical engineering apprenticeship programme. The training programme will provide the MeerKAT and SKA radio telescopes with qualified artisans for their operations and maintenance. The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and SKA are placing the recipients of bursaries in the data science programmes of Sol Plaatje University (SPU). The long-anticipated attempt on the world landspeed record seemed to be within reach after successful tests were conducted early in 2020 at Hakskeenpan. The flat stretch of dusty land chosen for the attempt by a team called Bloodhound is not far from Verneuk Pan, where Sir Malcolm Campbell tried, and failed, to go beyond the record of 370.4km/h in the Blue Bird in 1929. H o w e v e r, t h e C o v i d - 1 9 pandemic has set the project back and the current owner of the project has chosen to sell it. The cost of completing the rocket installation and taking the car to from the UK to South Africa and go past 1 287km/h is estimated to be £8-million, based on the costs of the test programmes that have been completed.
The record now stands at 1 227.9km/h and the feat of engineering required to propel Andy Green (who holds the record) past that speed is awesome. Speeds above 1 000km/h were achieved during tests, but the focus was on how the car reacted to desert conditions. The car itself has been described as a combination of a rocket, a Formula 1 car and a jet aircraft. An extensive local project, in which 317 members of the Mier community cleared the track, was funded by the Provincial Government of the Northern Cape. The Bloodhound land speed record project is up for sale. The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) has launched a branch were subject to architectural in Kimberley. The SAIEE Northern Cape Centre will attend to design competitions. From the needs of members and hold events of interest related to a total of 59 entries, nine electrical or electronic engineering. SAIEE has 6 500 members architectural firms were around the country and is registered as a non-profit voluntary selected to enter the second association with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa). round of the competition with An important body in the South African context is the five firms chosen as winners to Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA). complete different aspects of A key focus for the body is to provide training in sustainable the project. infrastructure asset management, something that has proved The Sol Plaatje University a challenge for many municipalities. Library and Student Resource Centre earned Aurecon an Innovation award at the 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards. The building on The Nor thern Cape Innovation Forum (NCIF) has been South Africa’s newest campus established to bring together all sectors of society in taking in Kimberley also won a advantage of innovation and technology in the province. Fulton Concrete Award. It was The NCIF falls under SPU, in partnership with the National designed by designworkshop: Depar tment of Science and I nnovation (DSI) and the sa, the construction work was Localisation Implementation Unit of the Council for Scientific done by Murray and Dickson and Industrial Research (CSIR). a n d A u r e c o n’s b r i e f w a s The Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works structural, civil, electrical, fire is making 3D printing technology available to engineers and and wet services design. designers to allow them to create prototypes at lower cost. Another striking building, Most of the new structures for the Sol Plaatje University designed by Savage + Dodd, ONLINE RESOURCES was “highly commended” at Consulting Engineers South Africa: www.cesa.co.za the World Architecture Festival. South African Institute of Electrical Engineers: www.saiee.org.za The multi-purpose building South African Radio Astronomy Observatory: www.sarao.ac.za encompasses a residence, offices, Southern African Institution of Civil Engineering: www.civils.org.za meeting spaces and retail space Technology Localisation Implementation Unit: www.tliu.co.za on the ground floor. ■
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Banking and finance New options are available for banking customers.
n 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 an account. Tyme stands for Take Your Money Everywhere. African Rainbow Capital is now the leading shareholder in Tyme, having bought out the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. With African Rainbow Minerals having three large mining assets in the Northern Cape, the province could be said to have played a role in the founding of this new bank. Tyme reported in October 2020 that it had 2.4-million customers, up from 1.4-million at the end of March. A 400% increase in the use of services such as airtime and electricity purchases was also noted. Second to market among the country’s new banks was Discovery Bank, which officially launched in 2019 and is experiencing rapid growth with retail deposits at the end of 2020 of R5.7-billion. Discovery Bank is applying the behavioural model it uses in its health business to reward good financial behaviour. The Discovery group is already a giant on the JSE with a market value of R83-billion and access to millions of customers. With the renewable energy sector booming in South Africa, a new sector in need of project funding has opened up for banks. The Northern Cape has attracted a large number of independent power producers. The Northern Cape is also taking an interest in the activities of the newly-formed BRICS Development Bank. Of particular interest is the bank’s initiative in developing an infrastructure roadmap and a SADC Industrialisation Strategy. The appetite for mutual banks is strong, given the nature of the South African market. The Young Women in Business Network (YWBN) intends applying for a mutual bank licence and Bank Zero will use the mutual model. South Africa’s four big retail banks (Nedbank, Absa, Standard Bank and First National Bank) have a solid presence in the major towns in the province. Capitec is rapidly moving towards being part of a Big Five and it has announced that it will partner with
ONLINE RESOURCES Association for Savings and Investment South Africa: www.asisa.org.za Auditor-General of South Africa: www.agsa.co.za Banking Association South Africa: www.banking.org.za
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SECTOR INSIGHT Capitec has expanded quickly in the Northern Cape.
Centriq Life to enter the insurance market. Capitec has established 20 branches and ATMs in the province, many of which are with partners such as BP, Engen, Total, Shoprite, Checkers and Spar. Most agricultural companies have financing and services divisions, as one would expect in a province with a strong and varied agricultural sector which exports much of its produce. The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank) is a major participant in the Northern Cape financial sector and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), as an equity investor, is another important player. ■
Education and training The second phase of construction at Sol Plaatje University is underway. SECTOR INSIGHT The Premier’s Bursary Trust will benefit from the sale of state property.
s an indicator of the high priority placed on education by the Northern Cape provincial administration, the province’s state house is to be sold and the proceeds will accrue to the Premier’s Bursary Trust. A saving of R624 000 on office rental by one of the province’s departments has already been delivered to the fund. Together with other agencies and departments, the Trust delivered 366 bursaries in the 2019/20 financial year. A further 6 418 TVET students in the province were awarded bursaries through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). The second phase of the development of the Sol Plaatje University campus has begun and the procurement process has begun for phase three. Architectural competitions were held in the first phase, which resulted in some fine new buildings being erected, including the Sol Plaatje University Library and Student Resources Building which won numerous awards. Sports facilities at SPU South Campus (formerly Hoffe Park) form part of the second phase, as does the refurbishment of a community hall into a multipurpose venue for examinations, events, graduations, indoor sport and the activities of student societies. The Northern Cape National Lotteries Commission is among the funders of the development of the sports fields. Phase two is expected to be completed between 2028 and 2030.
The first intake of students at the Kimberley campus in 2014 was 124. At the 2019 graduation ceremony, 319 students were congratulated and when classes began for the 2020 academic year, over 700 first-time students enrolled. Approximately 60% of the students are enrolled in teacher training courses. The academic programme is housed in four schools: Education; Humanities; Natural and Applied Sciences; Economic and Management Sciences. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in education, science, science in data, ICT, heritage studies, commerce and arts. A diploma in retail business management (three years) and a one-year higher certificate in heritage studies completes the prospectus. The Northern Cape Urban TVET College comprises three campuses in Kimberley: City Campus, Moremogolo Campus and Phatsimang Campus where teacher training is done. At City Campus, students have access to three departments: business studies, engineering studies and a business unit that organises short courses in partnership with various public and private partners. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
At Moremogolo Campus students are offered courses in either the business studies or skills departments. The Northern Cape Rural TVET College has campuses at Kathu, Upington, De Aar, Kuruman and Namakwaland. These colleges offer students courses in finance, economics and accounting; engineering; IT and computer science; management; hospitality; marketing; and tourism. NCR TVET College has a variety of parttime programmes and short skills programmes delivered in the form of learnerships, internships or apprenticeships. This enables adults and employed people to study after hours or to do enrichment courses. The Namaqua Maths and Science project (NaMaSci) is a partnership between the Northern Cape Department of Education and the University of Stellenbosch which aims to help students in the Namakwa district gain access to tertiary study. Tutors offer holiday classes in Springbok.
Skills The Provincial Government of the Northern Cape runs several skills programmes, including the Artisan Construction Programme, a three-year incubation programme aimed at young people, the Phakamile Mabija Apprenticeship (artisan incubation programme) and the S’hamba Sonke Contractor Development Programme. Sol Plaatje University is teaching data analytical skills to undergraduates and many of them are moving into the financial sector on graduation. Another area where these skills are in great demand is radio astronomy. One of the world’s great scientific ventures, the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project, has been established near Carnarvon and the amount of data that it will generate is so great that it is difficult to comprehend. Needless to say, many data analysts will be needed. Artisan training has also benefitted from the presence of SKA in Carnarvon. The new technical training centre has trained 84 students as electricians, fitters and turners, in instrumentation, diesel mechanics, in IT and boiler making, as well as in carpentry, plumbing, bricklaying and welding.
ONLINE RESOURCES National Department of Science and Innovation: www.dst.gov.za Northern Cape Department of Education: www.ncdoe.ncpg.gov.za Sol Plaatje University: www.spu.ac.za Square Kilometre Array: www.ska.ac.za
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With support from SKA, Carnarvon High School is the only school in the area offering maths and science. As of 2019, 15 matriculants from the school had been awarded university undergraduate bursaries. Five schools in the area participate in Lego Robotics programmes and a team of eight from Carnarvon High won a gold cup for “inspiration” at the 2019 International Lego League competition in Montevideo, Uruguay. Another contribution by SPU to the acquiring of digital skills goes beyond the confines of the campus through Hackathons, VacWork programmes and skills development outreach projects. This is done in collaboration with lecturers, Geekulcha students and the NCDev ecosystem (the first app developer ecosystem in the Northern Cape). Galeshewe now has its own mLab for applications development, thanks to a par tnership between the provincial government, the National Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Northern Cape Community Education and Training College. The syllabus will be aligned to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). ■
Development finance and SMME support Training in cellphone repairs is being offered.
he Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDaT) is partnering with the National Department of Telecommunications and Digital Technologies, the National Electronic Media Institute South Africa and the Vaal University of Technology to train unemployed young in cellphone repairs. The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) will spend about R4-billion on road maintenance and improvements in the province in the three years to 2013. A sum of R50-million has been set aside for entry-level road maintenance subcontractors and of the R500million to be spent on routine maintenance, something between 40% and 60% will go to SMMEs. Matsietsa Brothers Earthmoving and Equipment (pictured) are specialists in collision avoidance systems, something that is a necessity at Kumba Iron Ore’s giant open-cast Kolomela Mine where trucks are constantly coming and going. As participants in the company’s Inclusive Procurement programme, Matsietsa Brothers has grown into a substantial and sustainable enterprise with the help of prompt payments from Kumba and various training courses in how to run a successful business. The province’s biggest new mine, the Vedanta Zinc International mine at Aggeneys, spends extensively on corporate social responsibility, with supplier development forming a large part. Some 45 black-owned businesses have so far been supported on the project, with the 12 new businesses created having tripled in value since 2015. The Provincial Government of the Northern Cape is focussed on two sectors for SMMEs, agriculture and tourism. The intention is to link 80 young agricultural graduates for in-service training with commercial operations for two years. These young people would then be expected to start small businesses. SMMEs will be catered for in the planned Kathu Industrial Park which is being supported by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and companies in the mining sector. The focus of the park is metals. The park’s infrastructure will enable smaller companies to be in a position to tender for supply contracts to mines.
ONLINE RESOURCES Department of Small Business Development: www.dsbd.gov.za Industrial Development Corporation: www.idc.co.za Northern Cape Economic Development Agency: www.nceda.co.za
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SECTOR INSIGHT SMMEs will benefit from SANRAL spending R4-billion.
The Industrial Development Corporation is one of the biggest development finance operators in the Northern Cape. The IDC has approved funds for 12 renewable energy projects in the province, including Abengoa’s Khi Solar One concentrated solar power farm near Upington and the Kakamas Hydro-Electric Power plant on the Orange River. The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) is a partner in the Kimberley incubation hub related to the Kimberley International Diamond and Jewellery Academy. The Kimberley Diamond and Jewellery Incubator (KIDJA) helps establish SMMEs, supports existing business and trains students. There are six Seda branches in the province and a satellite office of the Seda unit known as the Zenzele Technology Demonstration Centre. ■
LISTING Kareeberg Municipality
Tel: +27 53 382 3012 | Fax: +27 53 382 3142 Website: www.kareeberg.co.za
Tel: +27 51 753 0777/8 | Fax: +27 51 753 0574 Website: www.umsobomvumun.co.za
Northern Cape Local Government
A guide to district and local municipalities in the Northern Cape Province. Renosterberg Municipality ZF MGCAWU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Tel: +27 53 663BAARD 0041 | Fax:DISTRICT +27 53 663 0180 FRANCES MUNICIPALITY Website: Physicalwww.renosterbergmunicipality.gov.za address: 51 Drakensberg Avenue,
Physical address: Cnr Nelson Mandela Avenue and Upington Road, NAMAKWA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Upington Physical8801 address: Van Riebeeck Street, Tel: +27 54 3378240 2800 | Fax: +27 54 337 2888 Springbok Website: www.zfm-dm.co.za Postal address: Private Bag X20, Springbok 8240 Tel: +27 27 712 8000 | Fax: +27 27 712 8040 Dawid Kruiper Municipality Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +27 54 7001 Website: 338 www.namakwa-dm.gov.za Fax: +27 54 531 0019 Website: www.dkm.gov.za Hantam Municipality
Carters Glen, Kimberley 8301 Siyancuma Municipality Postal address: Private Bag X6088, Kimberley 8300 Tel: 298838 18100911 | Fax:| Fax: +27 53 29853 3141 Tel:+27 +275353 +27 861 1538 Website: www.siyancuma.gov.za Website: www.francesbaard.gov.za Siyathemba Municipality Dikgatlong Municipality Tel: +27 53 353 5300 | Fax:| +27 35353 1386 Tel: +27 53 531 6500 Fax:53 +27 531 0624 Website: www.siyathemba.co.za Website: www.dikgatlong.co.za
Tel: +27 27 341 8500 | Fax: +27 27 341 8501 Kai! Garib Municipality Website: www.hantam.gov.za Tel: +27 54 461 6400 / 6700 | Fax: +27 54 461 6401 Website: www.kaigarib.gov.za Kamiesberg Municipality
Thembelihle Municipality Magareng Municipality Tel: +27 53 203 0008/5 | Fax: +27 53 203 0490 Tel: +27 53 497 3111/2/3 | Fax: +27 53 497 4514 Website: thembelihlemunicipality.gov.za Website: www.magareng.gov.za
Tel: +27 27 652Municipality 8000 | Fax: +27 27 652 8001 Kgatelopele Website: www.kamiesberg.gov.za Tel: +27 54 384 8600 | Fax: +27 53 384 0326 Website: Karoowww.kgatelopele.gov.za Hoogland Municipality
Ubuntu Municipality Phokwane Municipality Tel: +27 53 621 0026 | Fax: +27 53 621 0368 Tel: +27www.ubuntu.gov.za 53 474 9700 | Fax: +27 53 474 1768 Website: Website: www.phokwane.org.za
Tel: +27Municipality 53 391 3003 !Kheis Fax: +27 53 391 3294 Tel: +27 54 833 9500 | Fax: +27 54 833 0690 Website: www.karoohoogland.gov.za Website: www.kheis.co.za
Sol Plaatje Municipality Motorway
NORTHERN CAPE830 PROVINCE Tel: +27 53 6911/6100 | Fax: +27 53 833 1005 Website: www.solplaatje.org.za BOTSWANA N Main Road Railway
Khâi-Ma Municipality Tsantsabane Municipality Tel:+27 +275354 Tel: 313933 73001000 Fax:+27 +275354 Fax: 313933 16020252 Website: www.khaimai.gov.za Website: www.tsantsabane.gov.za
JOHN TAOLO GAETSEWE DISTRICT North West MUNICIPALITY Physical address: 4 Federal Mynbou Street, NAMIBIA Kuruman 8460 Postal address: PO Box 1480, Kuruman 8460 Tel: +27 53 712 8700 | Fax: +27 53 712 2502 Website: www.taologaetsewe.gov.za Rietfontein
Ga-Segonyana Municipality Vredendal
R27 Calvinia Vanrhynsdorp
Tel: +27 53 712 9300 | Fax: +27 53 712 3581 Eastern Cape Website: www.ga-segonyana.gov.za Clanwilliam
Western Cape N7
Knysna Mossel Bay
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Tel: +27 53 773 9300 | Fax: +27 53 773 9350 Website: www.joemorolong.gov.za Caledon Hermanus
Joe Morolong Municipality Paarl
Mpumalanga Gauteng SWAZILAND
Tel: +27 53 723 6000 | Fax: +27 53 723 2021 Website: www.gamagara.gov.za Hondeklipbaai
Okiep Kleinsee Springbok
Gamagara Municipality Steinkopf
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Nama Khoi Municipality
ZF MGCAWU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Physical address: Cnr Nelson Mandela Avenue and Upington Road, Upington 8801 Tel: +27 54 337 2800 | Fax: +27 54 337 2888 Website: www.zfm-dm.co.za
Tel: +27 27 718 8100 | Fax: +27 27 712 1635 Website: www.namakhoi.gov.za Richtersveld Municipality Tel: +27 27 851 1111 | Fax: +27 27 851 1101 Website: www.richtersveld.gov.za PIXLEY KA SEME DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Physical address: Culvert Road, Industrial Area, De Aar 7000 Tel: +27 53 631 0891 | Fax: +27 53 631 2529 Website: www.pksdm.gov.za Emthanjeni Municipality Tel: +27 53 632 9100 | Fax: +27 53 631 0105 Website: www.emthanjeni.co.za Kareeberg Municipality Tel: +27 53 382 3012 | Fax: +27 53 382 3142 Website: www.kareeberg.co.za
The offices of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality are in Upington.
Renosterberg Municipality Tel: +27 53 663 0041 | Fax: +27 53 663 0180
Dawid Kruiper Municipality
Tel: +27 54 338 7000 Fax: +27 54 338 7350 Website: www.dkm.gov.za
Tel: +27 53 298 1810 | Fax: +27 53 298 3141 Website: www.siyancuma.gov.za
Kai! Garib Municipality
Tel: +27 54 461 6400 / 6700 | Fax: +27 54 461 6401 Website: www.kaigarib.gov.za
Tel: +27 53 492 3410 | Fax: +27 53 353 1386 Website: www.siyathemba.co.za
Tel: +27 54 384 8600 | Fax: +27 53 384 0326 Website: www.kgatelopele.gov.za
Tel: +27 53 203 0008/5 | Fax: +27 53 203 0490 Website: thembelihlemunicipality.gov.za
Tel: +27 54 833 9500 | Fax: +27 54 833 0690 Website: www.kheis.co.za
Tel: +27 53 621 0026 | Fax: +27 53 621 0368 Website: www.ubuntu.gov.za
Tel: +27 53 313 7300 | Fax: +27 53 313 1602 Website: www.tsantsabane.gov.za
Tel: +27 51 753 0777/8 | Fax: +27 51 753 0574 Website: www.umsobomvumun.co.za
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Northern Cape Provincial Government A guide to the Northern Cape’s provincial government departments. Provincial government website: www.northern-cape.gov.za Office of the Premier Premier: Dr Zamani Paul Tel: 053 838 2900 / 838 2708 | Fax: 053 838 2690 PBag X5016, Kimberley 8300 PA: Ms Poppy Mathakgane Tel: 082 647 4699 Email: email@example.com .za Department of Land Reform, Agriculture and Environmental Affairs MEC: Mase Manopole Tel: 053 838 9107 / 053 838 9165 | Fax: 053 832 4328 PBag X5018, Kimberley 8300 PA: Tlale Saane Tel: 066 488 7738 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC: Bentley Vass Tel: 053 830 9422/4 | Fax: 053 831 4832 Alternates: 086 205 9798 / 086 5622 651 / 053 831 2904 PBag X5005, Kimberley 8300 PA: Mr Jeffrey Saal Tel: 082 922 4728 Email: email@example.com Department of Education MEC: Zolile Monakali Tel: 053 830 7160 | Fax: 053 830 7177 PBag X5023, Kimberley 8300 PA: Ms Sharon Plaatjies Tel: 072 068 8410 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Health MEC: Maruping Matthews Lekwene Tel: 053 830 2000 | Fax: 053 833 1925 PBag X5049, Kimberley 8300 PA: Ms Nicky Hlakudi Tel: 067 941 5917 Email: email@example.com
Department of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism MEC: Mr Abraham Vosloo Tel: 053 833 9496 | Fax: 053 832 2672 State House: 060 577 3311 PBag X5054, Kimberley 8300 PA: Ms Anthea Van Wyk Tel: 066 599 9099 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Roads and Public Works MEC: Ms Fufe Makatong Tel: 053 839 2285 | Fax: 053 839 2289 PBag X5065, Kimberley 8300 PA: Ms Phumza Mdibe Tel: 060 997 5299 Email: email@example.com Department of Social Development MEC: Ms Nontobeko Vilakazi Tel: 053 807 5600 | Fax: 053 807 5603 PBag X6110, Kimberley 8300 PA: Ms Alfreda Skermand Tel: 053 807 5600 / 082 876 5985 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Sport, Arts and Culture MEC: Ms Desery Wellin Fienies Tel: 053 831 4152 | Fax: 053 833 1454 PBag X6091, Kimberley 8300 PA: Mr Loyiso Busa Tel: 061 319 4288 Email: email@example.com Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison MEC: Ms Nomandla Bloem Tel: 053 839 1700 | Fax: 053 832 4249 PBag X1368, Kimberley 8300 PA: Ms Keabetswe (Kea) Modise Tel: 053 839 1719 / 073 899 9132 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry Affiliated to SACCI and SBI
Your ultimate business connection.
Our heritage in brief
Can you afford not to belong?
NOCCI was established on 22 February 2000 when the Chamber of Business and the Kimberley Afrikaanse Sakekamer amalgamated. At the time, these two organisations had served the business community of Kimberley for 120 years.
The increasingly complex business and social environment requires a comprehensive support structure to ensure the most favourable climate for the continued viable existence of individual businesses in a system of free enterprise. At the same time, the Chamber movement facilitates adjustment by business to those realities that cannot be altered. Involvement in the Chamber movement bears abundant fruit for the well-being of each business. If you are a businessperson with vision, you cannot afford not to join the Chamber movement.
Membership advantages A Chamber assesses and evaluates the needs of the local business community, in particular the need for services to small business at a reasonable cost: • • •
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Monitors developments at the local level Mobilises business opinion on local issues Exerts a positive influence on the environment in which business operates and helps prospective members grow their business Promotes and encourages the pursuit of a high standard of business ethics Disseminates information that is useful to the business fraternity Creates opportunities for improving business skills Extends business contacts locally, regionally and nationally, and allows individual businesspeople to share in the provincial and national business decision-making processes Upholds the market economy and private enterprise system Has committees which are ideal places for members of diverse interests to consolidate and unify their thinking as they work together – committees accurately sense the environment, process information and provide valuable guidance to the member Holds functions and special events, allowing members to network and learn about interesting topics
Executive Committee of NOCCI President: Mr Pieter Botha (Nedbank) 1st Vice-Chairperson: Vice President: Mr Francois du Toit (Cooling Solutions) 2nd Vice-Chairperson: Mrs Sharon Steyn, CEO Bianca Botha (Defensor) Treasurer: Mrs Renel-Mari Nel (Neoteric Accountants) Executive members: Jackie Gagiano (Redspot Marketing Solutions); Harry Hurndall (Roburn Construction); Lian Laing (Ekapa); Peter Michael Salo (Capption); Jan Kruger (GWK); Hamman Kriel (NEASA); Wickus Coetzee (Scorp Security); Louw Van Rheenen (Beefmaster). ■
Contact info CEO NOCCI, Kimberley: Sharon Steyn Tel: +27 53 831 1081 | Fax: +27 53 831 1082 Cell: 083 457 8148 | Email: Sharon@nocci.co.za Website: www.nocci.co.za NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22
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The Kimberley Diamond Cup is a premier showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding and the goal is to have it declared an Olympics qualifier event. In the Covid-19 environment, the exciting locals-only competition, Skateboarding for Hope, took centre stage. This event is a precursor for a series of hybrid events which will take place across the province and the country as a build-up for the finals planned for later in 2021. Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/KDCSKATE/ Please watch our online channels for further updates and how to best follow and engage with Skateboarding for Hope and #TheRealKDC. For more details on what the Northern Cape has to offer see:
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The main event was dominated by Kimberley skaters, with Simphiwe Kheswa winning the men’s title and R25 000. Boipelo Owuah walked away with the
women’s honours in a tight shootout with Natalie Bramley. Developing local talent and creating opportunity proved the driving force with all prize money benefitting local board riders. South Africa’s big names were there to judge – the Adams brothers as well as Brandon Valjalo and Jean-Marc Johannes. Moses Adams said the event was , “A major success for skateboarding in South Africa.” The Northern Cape is now the definitive home of extreme sport in South Africa and has the proven credentials and events that can attest to that status. Skateboarding for Hope brought a new broadcast format too, streaming content live and direct to its communities on a variety of platforms and formats.