Northern Cape Business 2022-23

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Mission “Create

domes an

industrial

hub

for

the

West

Coast

and

a

catalyst

industrializing the western SADC area”.

for

FOCUS

indicat

industr

benefic The proposed Namakwa SEZ is located in the small mining town of

energy

Aggeneys. Aggeneys is in the Khai-Ma Local Municipality within the

supplie

Namakwa

District

The Na

Aggeneys

is

66km

Municipality from

of

Pofadder

the

Northern

Cape

(headquarters

of

Province. the

local

minera

municipality) and 110km from Springbok, where the office of the district

Cape

municipality is located.

industr

Post SE 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.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

-2024)

and de

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guidan

establi

make a