Northern Cape Business 2021-22

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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.