Northern Cape Business 2021-22

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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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