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CONTENTS

CONTENTS Northern Cape Business 2017/18 Edition.

Introduction Foreword5 The Northern Cape’s unique guide to business and investment.

Special features Regional overview  A Special Economic Zone is driving economic growth. Manufacturing clusters boost development A boost for Northern Cape manufacturing.

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Renewable energy Solar power is changing the energy landscape of the Northern Cape and attracting foreign direct investment.

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Bloodhound land speed record attempt Jet and rocket powered vehicle set to top 1600km/h on Northern Cape runway.

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Listening to the universe... in the Karoo The largest and most powerful radio telescope the world has ever seen is under construction.

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Dicing in the desert, and on airport runways Petrolheads gather in the Northern Cape to put pedals to the metal.

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Extreme testing Hot days and straight roads make the Northern Cape the perfect place for testing the world’s best cars.

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Small harbour development Driving new economic development in coastal areas.

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Unique routes offer incredible variety 28 Tourists can hike along the ocean’s edge, surf sand dunes and star-gaze to their hearts’ content in the Northern Cape.

Economic sectors Agriculture44 Northern Cape products range from high-quality pelts destined for the fashion halls of Europe to pecan nuts, thoroughbred horses, cattle, sheep, goats and game. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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UIF SAVING JOBS

THROUGH SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS

The National Development Plan is a blueprint serving as a guideline to government departments and state entities on how they can play a role in government wide efforts of creating decent work, reducing unemployment and poverty. The Unemployment Insurance Fund is among the leading state entities in the implementation of the provisions of the NDP to address the slow economic growth, unemployment and poverty in South Africa. The UIF social investment mandate ensures that, additional to earning good financial returns, investments must be supportive of long term economic, social and adhere to sustainable environmental outcomes. The investments must also yield a good social return for the country. These investments have sustained 6 860 jobs of which 3 024 are permanent, 3 836 are temporary/seasonal and 195 are new jobs created during the financial year ending in March 2016.

UIF INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY The UIF investments are contributing to the energy requirements of South Africa and the investments in the renewable energy sector provides a total capacity of 192 megawatt of electricity of which 117 megawatt is solar energy and 27 megawatt is wind generated electricity. The De Aar project is a shining example of the UIF energy investments and this project produces 90 megawatt of electricity and was completed in April 2016. The solar plant in the area generates enough electricity to power 15 000 houses. Another mainstay project is the Phakwe Group ran projects undertaken in the Northern and Eastern Cape.

INVESTMENT IN FOOD SECURITY The UIF investments in this regard are undertaken under the banner of the UIF Agri-Fund in partnership with Futuregrowth and Day Breaker Poultry Project. The UIF Agri-Fund has invested in 4 farms situated in Mable Hall in Limpopo. One of the farms is a cash crop farm spanning 450 hectares. The farm in the last financial year produced 235 hectares of white maize, and cotton was planted in an area covering 28 hectares. A further three farms are located in the Saron area in the Western Cape. In this project a total of 178 hectares has been used to plant grapes, 37 hectares has been used to pant citrus fruit. Furthermore, there is potential to plant an additional 92 hectares of grapes. The Daybreaker Poultry project operates in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga and the combined projects have facilities to grow 1.6 million broiler chickens.

INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES The UIF concluded two investments in this regard that include a BEE hospital manager, Busamed to build a private hospital in Modderfontein and Fund Manager Razorite Heatlhcare that focus on the provision of affordable heathcare facilities that include rehabilitation and sub-acute centres. The Modderfontein hospital is a 220 hospital bed with subacute facilities. This hospital is under construction. While the RH Fund Manager has concluded seven investments that include: • Busamed with four hospital facilities • HealthMed with two facilities

INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION UIF has invested in three investments that play a role to unlock access to education. The investments were concluded with Eduloan – an organisation that provides financial support to tertiary students and South Point and Educor organisations that provide student accommodation. By March 2016, Eduloan had disbursed about R446 986.64 benefiting 34 047 students, whiles South Point provided about 10 000 student with accommodation.

UIF INVESTMENTS IN ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT The UIF has concluded two investments with the aim of supporting small and medium enterprises. In this regard the PIC on behalf of UIF has concluded investment deals with Musa Capital and TOSACO. The investments will support more than 250 SMMEs across various sectors inclusive of agriculture and affordable housing. Musa Capital for example has a supply chain of over 250 SMME’s that have facilitated the creation of 2 500 jobs. TOSACO investments is planning to advance capital to young black entrepreneurs who aspire to own and manage Total Filling stations around the country.

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The Orange River region produces fine grapes and wines. Mining52 Zinc and diamonds are shining in the Northern Cape. Water58 Upgrades are securing water delivery. Education60 Sol Plaatje University has opened in Kimberley. Banking and financial services Banks are finding ways to service even very remote rural areas.

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Development finance and SMME support Programmes for cadets and Gazelles are on offer in the Northern Cape.

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Government South African National Government

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An overview of South Africa’s national government departments. Northern Cape Provincial Government

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A guide to the Northern Cape’s provincial government departments. Northern Cape Local Government

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A guide to district and local municipalities in the Northern Cape Province.

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BOTSWANA

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References North West N18

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Rietfontein

NAMIBIA

Van Zylsrus Askham

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Vryburg

Hotazel

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Kuruman R31

Sishen

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Upington

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Onseepkans Augrabies

Alexander Bay

Northern Cape regional map.

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Steinkopf

Pofadder

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Campbell Groblershoop N10

Kenhardt

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Marydale

Nababeep

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KIMBERLEY

Ritchie

Hopetown

Strydenburg

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Kamieskroon

Brandvlei

Hondeklipbaai

Van Wyksvlei Vosburg

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Vredendal

Calvinia Vanrhynsdorp

Petrusville

De Aar

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Loxton

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Colesberg N10

Hanover

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Williston Fraserburg

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Beaufort West

Sutherland

Somerset East

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Willowmore

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Worcester

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Paarl

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Western Cape

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Noupoort

Middelburg

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Three Sisters

Clanwilliam

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Richmond

Victoria West

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Saldanha

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Free State

Britstown

Carnarvon

Loeriesfontein Nieuwoudtville

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Prieska

Okiep Kleinsee Springbok

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Ulco

Postmasburg

Keimoes Kakamas

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Vioolsdrif

Port Nolloth

WarrentonChristiana

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Hartswater

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Stellenbosch N2

Caledon Hermanus

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Oudtshoorn R62

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Knysna Mossel Bay

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FOREWORD

CREDITS Publisher: Chris Whales Publishing director: Robert Arendse Editor: John Young Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Art director: Brent Meder Design: Colin Carter Production: Lizel Olivier Ad sales: Sydwell Adonis, Nigel Williams, Gavin van der Merwe, Sam Oliver, Gabriel Venter, Siyawamkela Sthundawho and Jeremy Petersen Managing director: Clive During Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg and Natalie Koopman Distribution & circulation manager: Edward MacDonald Printing: FA Print

Northern Cape Business A unique guide to business and investment in the Northern Cape.

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orthern Cape Business 2017/18 is the seventh edition of this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2009, established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the Northern Cape Province. Officially supported and utilised 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 Northern Cape. A range of complementary online features has also been introduced to give participants in and readers of the journal a wider range of communication options. These include the ebook at www.northerncapebusiness. co.za, the monthly newsletter and a live feed for up-to-date news and announcements. Global Africa Network Media (www.gan.co.za), the publisher of Northern Cape Business, specialises in business-to-business print and electronic publications, producing a series of region-specific, annual print journals. Every province in South Africa is covered by this unique range of journals and websites, complemented by a national business guidebook, South African Business. Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media Email: chris@gan.co.za

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A REGIONAL OVERVIEW OF THE

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

The world’s most sophisticated technology has come to the Northern Cape in the shape of the largest radio telescope project ever built and the latest in concentrated solar energy plants. Big plans for a deep-water port and a Special Economic Zone hold more promise of diversification and growth. By John Young

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ining and agriculture are still enormously important sectors for the province, but renewable energy is growing very fast indeed. The number of solar plants that were developed (and delivered on time) in the Northern Cape in the last five years is truly phenomenal. In the nationally-run process to encourage the private sector to invest in renewable energy, fully 60% of the projects so far approved have

been allocated to the Northern Cape. This represents 66% of the nearly R200-billion invested or pledged to date. The Northern Cape is particularly well-suited to solar energy installations and both of the main technologies (photo-voltaic and concentrated solar power or CSP) are being installed all over the province. The towns of Upington and De Aar are seen as possible future hubs for the further development of solar powerrelated industry.


SPECIAL FEATURE The planned Special Economic Zone at Upington (linked to the Upington International Airport) is seen as a possible site for solarrelated manufacturing. One the biggest funders of the renewable energy programme, the Industrial Development Corporation, has spent R11.4billion of its commitment so far in the Northern Cape, out of a total of R14.2-billion. Part of the IDC’s role has been to take up a 20% stake in the projects on behalf of local communities. A major new investment in zinc extraction by Indian firm Vedanta and an uptick in ironore prices going into 2017 has revived the mining outlook after some tough times. The IDC also has a stake in this mine. Diamond mine Petra Diamonds reports good progress on its mines in and around Kimberley. On the scientific front, the Northern Cape is hosting one of the great projects of the age, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, a multi-national effort that will delve into the secrets of the universe from a base in Carnarvon in the Karoo. The province’s new university in Kimberley, the Sol Plaatje University, gives Northern Cape students a chance to study at tertiary level without having to incur the expense and inconvenience of travelling outside the province. The rise of the renewable energy sector has given the Northern Cape a chance to break its dependence on the mining sector, subject as it is to global price fluctuations. The provincial government of the Northern Cape has a number of schemes to further diversify the economy and to find ways to further sustain the mining industry in the province. To that end, the government held three summits in 2016. These dealt with small, medium and micro enterprises and procurement, renewable energy and mining. In the longer term, the provincial government has identified three key clusters that it wants to concentrate on. These are: • Mineral beneficiation • Agri-processing • Energy and technology. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

Geography The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province, covering 30% of the country’s landmass on the dry western side of the country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia and Botswana. The provincial population of just over a million represents 2.2% of the country’s population and the principal languages are Afrikaans (54%) and Setswana (33%). The San people live in the arid regions of the north. The province is well served in transport and communications, despite its vast size (361 830 square kilometres). Airports at Kimberley and Upington are quite substantial and many smaller towns, mines and game reserves have landing strips. Although the province has many roads, maintaining them is a very difficult and expensive task. The Northern Cape does not have a major port although Port Nolloth serves as an adequate fishing harbour. Investigations into the creation of a deep-water port are well advanced. Another project could see the province’s small harbours and bays developed as well. A unit within the national Department of Public Works aims to spark economic development in coastal areas. The Orange River is the most important geographical feature of the province, providing irrigation to support a thriving grape, sultana and wine industry. One small hydro-electric power scheme has been approved, but the potential for more such schemes is massive.

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SPECIAL FEATURE Other crops such as lucerne, cotton, wheat, peanuts and maize are grown in the Orange River Valley and in other irrigation scheme areas such as the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme in the eastern part of the province. Sheep and goats are the most popular livestock, and horse-breeding is a lucrative activity. 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, while the natural spring flower show that appears in Namaqualand is one of the wonders of the world. In 2016 the well-respected international tourist book, Rough Guide, elected the stark beauty of the Richtersveld onto its Top 10 list of places to visit. Most of the province falls into the category of semi-arid (apart from the coastal strip) and it receives relatively little rainfall. Summers are hot and winters are cold. The western parts of the province are famous for spectacular displays of flowers in spring.

Iron ore and manganese are the two main minerals, with the Sishen-Saldanha rail line being one of the longest and most technically advanced logistics links in the world. Both the iron ore and manganese sectors experienced terrific growth in the years to 2014, but reduced global demand (mainly from China) has put a dampener on exports. The Northern Cape is a big contributor to the national basket of exports, not only in minerals but in agricultural products such as table grapes and raisins. The world receives 7%t of its diamonds from the Northern Cape, and exports of zinc and lead from the province account for 13% of global demand. The figure in manganese is even more impressive – 25% (DEDAT, Northern Cape). This reliance on an export economy has its risks, as has recently been seen with the laying off of workers at iron-ore mines. There has been a big change in diamond-mine ownership in the Northern Cape in recent years, with Petra Diamonds buying many of De Beers’ assets. In the Namaqualand area, Trans Hex has acquired former De Beers properties. The province also has copper, lead, zinc, mineral sands, gypsum, granite, asbestos, fluorspar, semiprecious stones and marble. About 45 000 people are employed in agriculture, which represents approximately 16% of employment. The province supports livestock farming (mainly goats and sheep with cattle in the north), table grapes, dates, cotton, cereal crops and vineyards along the banks of the Orange River and large varieties of crops including cotton, groundnuts, wheat and maize on irrigated lands (including the large Vaalharts scheme). Thoroughbred horses are bred in the south-western parts of the province, especially around Colesberg. The Northern Cape is divided into five district municipalities. Each of these districts is suitable for investments in renewable

Economy Mining has long been a mainstay of the provincial economy, contributing 27.6% of provincial GDP (StatsSA). However, only 7% of the population gains employment from the sector: fully 31% are employed in “community services”.

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SPECIAL FEATURE energy, be it wind, solar, hydro or biomass. Many of the districts already have sizable renewable energy plants up and running. 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. Although Kimberley is historically renowned for diamond mining, its economy is now driven by its role as the administrative headquarters of the province. 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, and produces maize, cotton, fruit, peanuts and wheat. Investment opportunities: • Sol Plaatje University • Kimberley International Diamond and Jewellery Academy (KIDJA) • Mining: diamonds and precious stones • Manufacturing: textiles, agri-processing. John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality Towns: Kuruman, Kathu, Hotazel. Kuruman is the headquarters of local government in this region which 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. Kathu has a well-developed CBD with shopping malls that arose when iron demand was high. The Sishen iron-ore mine outside Kathu is a vast undertaking, providing employment for thousands of NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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people. Samancor’s Mamatwan and Wessels manganese mines and plants are situated at Hotazel. Investment opportunities: • Kathu Industrial Park (IDC involvement) • Eco-tourism and hunting • Boesmansput diving resort • Gamagara Mining Corridor • Goat commercialisation • Agri-processing: olives, grains, pecan nuts, medicinal plants. Namakwa District Municipality Towns: Springbok, Calvinia, Niewoudtville, Garies, Williston, Fraserburg, Sutherland, Pofadder, Okiep, Port Nolloth, Alexander Bay. The Namakwa district stretches from the northwestern corner of the province, and the country, bordering Namibia and the Atlantic Ocean to the southern border 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. It contributes 11.1% to economic activity in the province. A major new investment has been undertaken in zinc at the Gamsberg project at Aggeneys. The mining and agricultural sectors provide most employment, while tourism and small-scale manufacturing are also present. The region’s economy gets a great boost every spring when tourists flock to see the veld in bloom. Major plans are being pursued to upgrade the harbour at Port Nolloth and exploit the province’s long coastline as part of a growing awareness of the potential of the maritime economy. The climate and soil support certain niche crops, and the sites and sights are unique to the region, offering opportunities in agriculture and tourism. Niewoudtville is the site of a rooibos tea factory. The IAiIAis/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. Investment opportunities: • Port Nolloth and smaller harbours • Hondeklip Fish Factories • Abalone and hake


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Kelp processing and export Game and nature reserve infrastructure Rooibos tea Calvinia: sheep and goat processing.

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. Carnarvon will now host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. 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 woolproducing district in South Africa, but most of what is produced is processed in the Eastern Cape. As a consequence, 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. Investment opportunities: • De Aar rail cargo hub and workshops • SKA engineering, science, logistics support • Douglas holiday resort • Booktown Richmond festivals • Wool, pistachio nuts and venison processing • Water tourism activities on dams.

Upington is already a busy town with processing facilities for agricultural products. The planned development of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the town and next to Upington International Airport will boost manufacturing. The main targeted sectors are in the renewable energy sector, for example, solar panels. 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 represents 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 employment. The diamond mine at Finsch is Petra Diamonds’ newest and largest acquisition. Investment opportunities: • Upington Special Economic Zone • Upington Cargo and Electronics hub: SKA, renewable energy and aircraft storage • Upington International Airport • Orange River Smallholder Farmer Settlement and Development Programme • Tourism: wine tours, adventure and hunting • Upington vehicle testing site • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

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 attractions such as the Augrabies Falls.

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pecial Economic Zones are intended to attract new investments and promote economic development. Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are created in terms of the Special Economic Zones Act of 2014 (Act 16 of 2014). The act defines an SEZ as “geographically designated areas of the country that are set aside for specifically NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

targeted economic activities, and supported through special arrangements and systems that are often different from those that apply to the rest of the country�. Lower corporate tax rates and duty-free imports are among the advantages that accrue to investors. South Africa is targeting a variety of sectors in SEZs around the country, but there is an emphasis on

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SPECIAL FEATURE beneficiation, mainly of minerals but also of agricultural products. Policy-makers want South Africa to do much more with the product of its soils—using manganese to convert iron into steel or creating fruit juices out of apples and pears. The Northern Cape is rich in all of these products. These interventions form part of broader trade and investment plans such as National Development Plan (NDP) and the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). The NDP is a broad-strokes plan that seeks to coordinate development in a range of sectors, and promotes ambitious infrastructural projects. In the context of the burgeoning renewable energy sector, the state (through the Department of Trade and Industry, dti) can pass legislation that requires developers to increase the level of local content on the solar panels or wind turbines that are used. In this way, a totally new local industry can be created; and an SEZ would be the place to do it. Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and boosting employment are other objectives, together with skills transfer. Key goals behind the establishment of SEZs are to: • encourage industries to develop in clusters to create economies of scale, skills-sharing and easy access by suppliers • create industrial infrastructure to promote investment • promote cooperation between the public and private sectors • use the zones as a launching pad for further development. Various incentives are available to investors in SEZs. These include tax breaks from the South African Revenue Service (SARS), subsidised interest rates from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), subsidies for employees earning below a certain level and subsidies for the training of the workforce, incentives and grants from the dti, and incentives available from national electricity utility Eskom. Other benefits might include a building allowance, employment incentives and the fact that an SEZ is a customs-controlled area. Specific incentives relating to energy savings and reductions in environmental impact are available, both from Eskom and the dti. Within the

dti’s Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme, there is a Green Energy Efficiency Fund, all of which are designed to make (the right kind of) investment more attractive.

Upington SEZ The 400ha site of the Upington SEZ in the Northern Cape Province is close to the Upington International Airport and is well served by access roads. One of the goals is to capitalise on the already existing (and fast-growing) solar power industry by promoting special investment packages to investors in that field, and encouraging the development of skills and services to support that sector within the SEZ. The Khara Hais Municipality has agreed to transfer the necessary land to the SEZ, and has approved the infrastructure plan that has been put forward. Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is a partner in the project. A one-stop shop to help investors deal with paperwork will be established in the SEZ. Feasibility plans are being done by Eskom on building a massive solar park that will generate an eighth of the county’s electricity needs – 5 000MW – near Upington. Sixteen square kilometres of land has been identified and Eskom is looking for private partners. The park, which will cost more than R150billion, will generate 1 000MW in its first phase. Over 40 renewable projects have already been approved in the Northern Cape with the majority of projects using the solar photovoltaic method with seven using the concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. The Northern Cape is also home to five approved wind farms and one small (10MW) hydro-electric project on the Orange River. Heavy, medium and light industry and manufacturing are expected to find homes in the Upington SEZ. The following sectors are currently being promoted by the Northern Cape Economic Development, Trade and Investment Agency (NCEDA): • solar component manufacturing and maintenance • solar park • aeronautical

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agri-processing mining equipment micro-technology (for solar, electronic, robotic and astronomy) logistics, warehousing and assembly (astronomy, solar).

very long runway close to northern border of South Africa, access to Africa • link to Upington SEZ. The planned storage facility could also support a variety of other sectors such as aircraft maintenance, modification and demolition, parts manufacturing and warehousing and ground support equipment (GSE) repair. The somewhat more ambitious goal of establishing a fully-fledged MRO facility at Upington to serve Africa and Europe is supported by the fact that there is no major competition in that field at the moment. With the solar and radio astronomy sectors growing very fast in the province, there is a new focus on sophisticated technology. Aircraft maintenance and repair falls into that category, so perhaps this will the Northern Cape’s newest hi-tech industry? • •

Upington International Airport Upington International Airport’s 4.9km runway allows it to land the largest aircraft. Airports Company South Africa is a partner in the application to run the Upington SEZ and has allocated 55ha for the creation of an aviation park to store and maintain aircraft, and a further 30ha for commercial development. ACSA’s research suggests that over the next decade there will be a big demand for aircraft storage and dismantling (a subsector of the broader Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul [MRO] market). Storage and dismantling alone will be worth $4.7billion by 2024, and Upington has many advantages: • dry air minimises corrosion • low-cost land (space for 340 wide-bodied aircraft) NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

Manufacturing clusters With a vibrant and varied agricultural sector, it is no surprise that agri-processing and food and beverage feature strongly in the manufacturing sector in the

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SPECIAL FEATURE South Africa at Hartswater, has 200 000 trees and produces a variety of oils for the local and foreign market. In the far east of the province, OVK oversees the Gariep Organic Meat Processors in Hopetown. The capital city of the province, Kimberley, has a number of food-processing facilities that cater to the urban concentration of population. The Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) intends using clusters to promote economic growth with a focus on mineral beneficiation, agri-processing, and energy and technology. Within that framework, three manufacturing clusters are planned for the Northern Cape: Metal manufacturing John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality. The mining sector is strongly represented in this area. Main towns: Kuruman, Kathu, Hotazel. Clothing manufacturing Frances Baard District Municipality. Main towns: Kimberley, Jan Kempdorp, Warrenton. The existing diamond beneficiation projects that exist in Kimberley were recently boosted by the signing of Memorandums of Understanding with Turkey and India for diamond cutting and polishing as well as jewellery manufacturing at the Kimberley International Diamond and Jewellery Academy (KIDJA). Agri-processing ZF Mgcawu District Municipality. Wine, grapes and raisins, animal hides and abattoirs are among the existing processing operations already in existence along the Orange River. Main towns: Groblershoop, Kakamas, Upington. Dates, olives, citrus and rooibos tea are seen as sectors with great potential to grow. Plans for this sector include the encouragement of some downstream manufacturing in items such as fibre sacks and cardboard cartons for packaging.

Northern Cape. Wine and table grapes are covered separately in this publication. What is perhaps surprising is the geographic spread of manufacturing facilities across what is South Africa’s most sparsely-populated province. Rooibos tea is made in Niewoudtville in the far south-west of the province and Upington is a hub for meat, skins and pelts, alongside grapes and raisins. Raisins and sultanas in very large numbers are produced at Safari’s plant at Upington. The Gordonia Mill and several meat processing plants are also in Upington. Further down the Orange River, at Kanoneiland, the Karsten Group is headquarted on the farm Roepersfontein from where it oversees a large operation encompassing livestock, apples, grapes and dates. Southwards toward Kakamas lies Keimos, a centre for raisins, dried fruit and nuts produced by the Red Sun company. (South Africa produces about 40 000 tons of raisins every year.) There are six major processors along the river, receiving raisins from about 250 farmers. In the north, the irrigated Vaalharts district covers 43 000ha and is home to a variety of food producers and processors. One example, Olives

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Renewable energy Solar power is changing the energy landscape of the Northern Cape and attracting millions of rands in foreign direct investment.

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he Northern Cape is attracting hundreds of millions of rands in investment in renewable energy. Most of this money is being put into solar energy plants, with the most popular technology being solar photovoltaic (SV). However, several of the most recent investments have been in concentrated solar power (CSP) technology, a method that offers better storage possibilities. Solar voltaic technology essentially uses many panels to capture the sun’s rays, while CSP normally uses a tower or troughs to concentrate the sun’s rays. With four rounds of bidding finished at the end of 2016, South Africa’s programme to encourage private power producers to bid for and build renewable energy plants has led to 92 projects being approved. Fully 48 of those are situated in the Northern Cape: 35 of these are solar projects. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

The national programme is known as the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and it aims to add some 6 000MW to the national grid by 2020 (and 13 225MW by 2025). At the end of the fourth window, it was calculated that R192-billion had been invested into South Africa through the REIPPPP, with R53-billion of that being supplied by foreign investors. At the time of writing, the signing of power-purchase agreements with companies that have won bids, had been delayed but national government has repeatedly said that the REIPPPP is definitely approved policy and it will go ahead. The countries of origin of the companies investing in this new industry are very varied. They include Vestas (Denmark), Enel Green Power (Italy),

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SPECIAL FEATURE Scatec Solar (Norway), Globeleq (United Kingdom), Mainstream Renewable Power and Solar Capital (Ireland), Gestamp Renewable Energies and Abengoa (Spain), SunEdison and SolarReserve (USA), ACWA Power (Saudi Arabia), Tata Power (India), China Longyuan Power Group, (China), Genie (Gulf states), and juwi Group (Germany). Some of these investors are investment funds, some are utility companies expert in power generation, others specialise in renewable energy technology such as wind blades. Every project has a joint ownership consortium or joint venture that includes a local company and a community trust of some sort. Most of the projects approved in the Northern Cape are on a large scale, with big investors obliged to go into joint ventures with local communities, normally in the form of trusts. The provincial government is giving attention to smaller ventures, in the 1.5MW range, with the aim of bringing local investors and communities on board. To support this goal, and to grow the renewable energy sector as a whole, a Renewable Energy Conference was held in 2016. A concrete example of this on a small scale is the solar energy plant established at the rooibos tea factory in Nieuwoudtville by the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. Any excess power generated is sent on to the Hantam Municipality. The provincial government of the Northern Cape is using clean energy production, supported by the procurement strategy of the REIPPPP, to boost economic growth and development. The province’s comprehensive road network provides a good platform for the establishment of new power infrastructure. The province is connected to Namibia via the Kalahari and the Orange River Basin Corridors, strengthening trade and transport linkages between the two countries.

Tourism, as a response to green economy activity in the Northern Cape, with specific reference to the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P). //NCREI will be a hybrid incubator approach to enable the development of professional and entrepreneurial capacity of local SMMEs in the province. This is one of the interventions that has substantial potential to contribute towards accelerated job creation, as well as economic empowerment. In addition to being a priority sector in the province, renewable energy also has the potential to unlock various other sectors such as manufacturing and construction, thus offering many linkages throughout the value-chain of renewable energy. //NCREI will also provide local SMMEs an opportunity to grow their businesses under a comprehensive enterprise development programme, thus ensuring that the province builds capacity to ensure a good supply of locally based SMMEs to participate in the localisation aspect of the REI4P. The following are the sector units that //NCREI will create: Renewable Energy; Energy Efficiency; Clean Transportation; Built Environment; Water Management; Waste Management; and Technologies for Green Economy. A business plan for //NCREI is available from the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism.

Water and wind The Northern Cape has had 12 wind farms and one small (10MW) hydro-electric project on the Orange River approved in the REIPPPP process. One of the earliest wind farms to be constructed in the Northern Cape was at Noblesfontein, about 40km from Victoria West. Spanish company, Gestamp Wind, was an early investor in South African renewable energy when it got behind the Noblesfontein project. Loeriesfontein (valued at R3.5-billion) is owned by a consortium led by Lekela Power, a joint venture between Actis, a private equity company, and Mainstream Renewable Power. Mainstream and various partners have won approved bidder status for wind and solar projects in each of the

Trade and investment The Northern Cape Renewable Energy Incubator (//NCREI) is a broad-based black economic growth initiative conceptualised by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and

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SPECIAL FEATURE windows. In the early bidding rounds, Mainstream’s three Northern Cape wind projects amounted to 360MW (Loeriesfontein and Khobab in the Namakwa District Municipality, also 140MW, and Noupoort wind farm, 80MW). Another 140MW project at Kangnas (Springbok) has subsequently been given the green light. Chinese power producer China Longyuan Power Group is developing two wind farms near De Aar.

Solar 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. CSP Today reports a national average that is among the best in the world. Stellenbosch University’s Solar Thermal Energy Research Group has six sites monitoring irradiation levels. The small towns of Postmastburg and Groblershoop lie between Upington and Kimberley. They are modest settlements which have ticked along for many years in support of surrounding farmers with some diamond mining and wine cultivation along the way. They are now the centre of some of the world’s most advanced technological innovation in concentrated solar power (CSP). Saudi Arabian electricity group ACWA Power has won approval for the 100MW Redstone project near Postmastburg and the 50MW Bokpoort CSP plant near Groblershoop has been running since the first quarter of 2016. The Bokpoort site covers an area of about 6 700ha, of which its facilities cover a total area of about 250ha. The facility could serve the equivalent of about 21 000 households and offset 230 000 t/y of carbon emissions. The Redstone project is exceptional because of the unique method called Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage. A dry cooling method also decreases the amount of water used to support the plant. Redstone expects to spend R150-million annually on salaries and other expenses for 30 years. More than 40% of the total project value will be provided by South African suppliers. R2.4-billion of NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

equity investment has been pledged, with a further R5.6-billion of debt being sourced locally and internationally. ACWA’s technology partner in Redstone is the American company SolarReserve which holds the CSP tower proprietary rights and is invested in two other (photovoltaic) projects near Postmastburg: Jasper (75MW) and Lesedi (75MW). It has a similar project in the Free State province. SolarReserve is also active in Chile. ACWA wants to develop 5 000MW of renewable energy and conventional power in Southern Africa. This includes bidding for a coal project in Mpumalanga and involvement in South Africa’s natural-gas-to=power programme. The biggest solar farm so far in South Africa was launched in March 2016 when Solar Capital presented its 175MW farm at De Aar. Formerly famous as the railway junction that combined the country’s two rail systems, De Aar is becoming better known as a renewable energy hub. About 200 jobs were created in the construction phase of this R4.8-billion project and 100 people are

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SPECIAL FEATURE the large German company, the juwi Group. BioTherm Energy is another renewable energy company that has used juwi’s construction skills on several of their projects in the province. BioTherm has developed solar projects near Kenhardt and Pofadder. Gulf power company Engie (formally known as GDF SUEZ) is a major investor in the 100MW Kathu Solar Park project, a CSP project which is also backed by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Investec Bank and the Sishen Iron Ore Company Community Development Trust. Engie is listed on the stock exchanges of Paris and Brussels. Norwegian company Scatec Solar is involved in the design of a 75MW scheme being built at Kalkbult. In the Namakwa District lies the small town of Pofadder. Like Timbuktu, the name “Pofadder” is used to represent somewhere very remote, far away and out of the mainstream. Pofadder had the distinction of being the chosen site of the first CSP plant in South Africa, named KaXu Solar One. The region’s KaXu Solar One will be a catalyst for economic development role in the Khai Ma Municipality. A 50MW CSP plant (Khi Solar One) at Upington connected to the grid in January 2016. Another innovative CSP project, Xina Solar One, also by Spanish company Abengoa, achieved commercial operation in the first quarter of 2016. Xina Solar One is a 100MW parabolic trough plant that uses molten salts to store energy for night time or times when the sun is not shining. This is Abengoa’s third plant, and its fellow investors are the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Khi Community Trust. The same technology (parabolic trough CSP) is being used by Emvelo and Cobra at the Ilanga plant about 30km east of Upington. In 2015 the Public Investment Corporation became a 20% investor in the Xina and Ilanga solar plants.

now employed in running the plant. Solar Capital, which is a subsidiary of the Phelan Energy Group, intends spending on Internet connections, arts training and building a community training centre in De Aar. In the first round of submissions, Mainstream South Africa put in bids for 100MW of solar power: both projects came in on time and on budget in 2014: Droogfontein and De Aar Solar Energy. The company has built 170 000 solar panels on the land owned by the Droogfontein Community Property Association, which has taken a 4% stake in the energy company. Mainstream SA is a joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power (Ireland) and Genesis Eco-Energy (SA), and it has also established a consortium that includes Absa Capital, Thebe Investment Corporation and Siemens Energy Southern Africa, which it hopes will play a role in turning South Africa into a renewable energy hub. The 86MW Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska photovoltaic (PV) solar plant project, situated 50km south-west of Prieska in the Northern Cape, was built by Sonnedix with a minority partner in local renewable energy developer Mulilo. More than 500 jobs were created during the building phase. The 125ha solar PV project achieved commercial operation in July 2016. Construction took 17 months. The main contractor on the project was juwi Renewable Energies, the South African subsidiary of

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Bloodhound land speed record Jet and rocket powered vehicle set to top 1600km/h on Northern Cape runway.

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ourism is playing an increasingly important role in social dynamics not only in South Africa, but the all over the world. The Bloodhound project that will be hosted in the Northern Cape is a fine example of how tourism can help to unify and uplift communities. The Bloodhound project will see RAF wing commander Andy Green steer a custom-built supersonic car in an attempt set a new world land speed record by travelling at 1 000 miles (1 600km) per hour. The supersonic car will be propelled by rocket and aircraft engines to achieve the necessary propulsion. The first test runs will take place at Hakskeenpan in the Kalahari region of the Northern Cape from September 2018. Supported by the Northern Cape provincial government since 2010, the Bloodhound project has created employment for members of the small villages in the Mier district and brought technological advances and infrastructural improvements that would otherwise have been unobtainable. The project has contributed significantly to job creation in the area with over 300 members of the local community being contracted to assist with track clearance. Since November 2010 over 15 800 tons of stones have been removed from the track and safety zones. The nearby communities have also benefited from a fresh water pipeline and a sophisticated communication network. Local mobile service provider MTN has signed on as official telecommunication partner and has invested over R30-million in infrastructure at the pan. It has installed long-term evolution (LTE) technology to transmit video, audio and data from the car and provided 3G connectivity in the area. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

The Bloodhound project has also been pivotal in the marketing efforts of the province by drawing global attention to a very remote part of South Africa’s largest province. The province has been promoting itself as a premier destination for extreme sports and outdoor adventure and this high-octane adventure has highlighted this positioning. It has also showcased the tourism potential and diversity of experiences to be enjoyed in the Hakskeenpan area. During the build-up to the first run, the pan has attracted thousands of visitors which has made a positive contribution to alleviate unemployment and has also delivered a significant financial impact in local communities. Since 2010, the pan has hosted several motoring events and even the World Tourism Day celebrations. Each of these events created further opportunities for community development and participation as event managers engage locals as service providers. This has contributed to giving the local community a sense of pride and ownership in the project. The pan lies in the heart of the Kalahari Red Dune Route and visitors have been encouraged to explore the fascinating offerings of this diverse region, which offers something for any type of traveller whether looking for luxury, adventure, culture or family fun. Children are being empowering and inspired by the science and technology represented by the Bloodhound project. All data generated, including research and design, and from the manufacturing and testing stages, are available to schools registered with the Bloodhound education department. Visit the Northern Cape Tourism Authority at: www.experiencenortherncape.com

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Listening to the universe... in the Karoo The world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope the world has ever seen is under construction.

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he Square Kilometre Array South Africa mega-project under way in the Karoo is a transformative scientific scheme with wide-ranging implications. The latest spinoff from the multinational radio astronomy project is the introduction to South Africa of study modules in big data. A collaboration between SKA SA and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) offers courses in the fundamentals of big data research. The funding partner for the study programme is the Newton Fund through Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA). The Newton Fund is supported by the UK government. The SKA will be the world’s largest radio telescope, made up of thousands of antennae throughout Australia and Africa, centred on the area around Carnarvon in the Northern Cape. SKA will be tackling really big questions: What is dark matter? When did life begin? How are galaxies created? South Africa’s own 64-dish MeerKAT telescope, which will form part of the SKA, started coming on line in 2016. Once all 64 dishes are operational, a cellular phone signal from Saturn will be within the scope of this amazing set of instruments. South Africa is one of only three countries to have passed legislation to create an Astronomy

Reserve and this helped persuade the international decision-makers that South Africa should be the host (with Australia) of the SKA. There are 17 countries on the project, with the headquarters in Manchester, England. In Africa, a total of eight countries will host SKA antennae, including Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. The town of Sutherland, 245km south-west of the site of SKA, already hosts an array of telescopes that have a long history of providing scientists with excellent data in clear skies above the flat and dry Karoo. Sectors in the Northern Cape to benefit include tourism and hospitality. A number of local firms have become involved through the provision of at least 75% of the components. To ensure that local contractors have access to some of the work, the Kareeberg and Karoohoogland Contractors’ Forum was established. Ten local contractors are receiving training in how to prepare to tender for projects, with a particular focus on the 80km road that links the town of Carnarvon to the SKA site. Three South African universities (University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape and North West University) are cooperating to operate the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy.

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Dicing in the desert, and on airport runways Petrolheads gather in the Northern Cape to put pedals to the metal.

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he first Kalahari Desert Speedweek was held at Hakskeenpan in the Green Kalahari in 2012. Car and motorbike enthusiasts gunned their engines in category-specific time-trials ranging from veterans to the latest super cars. The dust didn’t put them off, nor did the fairly basic accommodation options. The event was the first of its kind to be held in Africa. Top speeds at the first event were 321km/h (Suzuki Hayabusa motorbike) and 308km/h (Lamborghini Aventador sports car). The event was held again in 2013 and 2014 but was suspended the next year for a reason that might seem odd for anyone familiar with rainfall patterns in the Northern Cape – the clay surface of the area where the speed runs were due to take place were still recovering from heavy rains. Hakskeenpan is also the venue of the Bloodhound project and so the surface has to be carefully monitored. An environmental impact assessment in 2016 meant that the event was postponed again, but there is a lot of enthusiasm for the next running of the Kalahari Desert Speedweek in September 2017. So successful was the first Speedweek that it has spawned another series of flat-out events. Upington Airport was the venue for the first of these, in 2013. Upington Airport is unusually large. When South African Airways was forced to fly around the bulge of Africa during the days of apartheid and sanctions, Upington’s runways were extended so that they NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

could refuel 747s: the result is a 5.5km-long runway, long enough for cars to build up plenty of speed. Timing at 4km allows for a 1.5km braking section! What became the Upington All Tar Speedweek also attracted sponsors ranging from track preparation (Dust-A-Side, better known for its work with dust management in the mining sector), MTN (telecoms and infrastructure), Nissan and the Northern Cape Department of Tourism (medical and logistics). In 2016, the event was held at Mahikeng Airport. Some of the events allow and encourage camping, some rely on that fact that Upington has excellent hotel and guesthouse sector. Protea Hotels by Marriott has a 90-room hotel in the town with four types of rooms and the booking website Booking. com lists no fewer than 52 other accommodation options for the town.

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Extreme testing Hot days and straight roads make the Northern Cape the perfect place for testing the world’s best cars.

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t would be difficult to think of a place less like Upington than Arjeplog. For starters, the town in the Lapland region of Sweden is about 15 000km north of the Northern Cape town. And then there’s the average temperatures—the hottest summer day in Arjeplog is about 20°, which would count as a fairly average day-time temperature in Upington in winter! But the towns share an important function in the automotive industry. Because of their extreme temperatures, some of the world’s top motor vehicle manufacturers test their cars in Arjeplog in the northern winter, and in the Northern Cape in the southern summer. Not only are the hot conditions good for testing these vehicles, but the high quality of roads also attracts manufacturers. There is a private test circuit outside Upington and a section of the N14 near Pofadder is designated for testing at speeds up to 250km/h, but strictly for “authorised vehicles” only, which must show a bright yellow sticker. An online aviation forum carried a photograph taken by a car buff some years ago, of a Bugatti Veyron outside a store in downtown Upington. It would definitely have turned a few heads, with a

new one in 2016 on sale for about $2.5-million. A tyre change for such a vehicle would be no small matter, so getting the testing right is very important. Upington Airport is big enough to accommodate the biggest cargo planes carrying cars on their way to testing sites. While sedan cars enjoy the tar, sports utility vehicles (SUVs) or bakkies are often spotted on the province’s dusty pans and sandy hills doing off-road testing. To prepare for the Dakar Rally, the Toyota Gazoo Racing team took their Hilux out to the Goerapan for a tough workout in conditions that were similar to what they would encounter in South America. Lots of sand and loose gravel, sharp ups and downs – and all at top speed. No studies have been done on the economic impact of car testing in the Northern Cape but an article in Autonews in 2015 gave the annual value of car testing to the Arjeplog economy of $163.8-million, the result of winter population of the town doubling in the winter. Several companies have bases in the town, including Opel (who were the first to visit in the 1960s), Land Rover, BMW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Opel, GKN and Robert Bosch.

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Small harbour development Driving new economic development in coastal areas.

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ather crowded, somewhat smelly, useful but of limited value. That just about sums up the old small slipway that served the small town of Kleinmond on the Whale Coast near Hermanus. A major revamp has transformed the area into a vibrant and varied economic node, while still allowing fishers access to the sea and their snoek via the slipway. The Harbour Road development has seen the infrastructure leading to the sea upgraded and transformed: roadside trees shade coffee shops and traders, and bookshops and restaurants line the cobbled road leading to the water’s edge. Several new apartments are for sale or available for holiday rental. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

This kind of upmarket development will not suit every small harbour, jetty or cove along the coast of South Africa (and the Harbour Road development was also not everyone’s cup of tea), but it highlights what can be done with a bit of imagination and intelligent partnerships between public landowners and private developers. The Northern Cape boasts a coastline of 313km but the economic value of this asset has barely been touched, despite a growth in the abalone industry in recent years and some fishing and lobster operations. This is set to change. Plans to boost the maritime economy in the province form part of two broader national

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Port Nolloth The province has been allocated an increased quota for landing fish (primarily hake) which makes Port Nolloth more attractive as a site for investors in fish processing. A pilot abalone ranching project located south of Port Nolloth will start operating soon. Bigger plans are under way to convert Port Nolloth into a deepwater port capable of receiving large vessels. Both a pre-feasibility study and a follow-up Gap Analysis have been done, and the plans have been registered with the provincial and national Treasuries. Port Nolloth itself is today a small fishing harbour and the studies have shown that better potential exists at nearby Boegoe Baai to develop deep-sea facilities. The plan would incorporate both areas. A commodity mix study has been completed and submitted to the National Steering Committee on Ports for further processing and final decision-making. Preliminary research indicates that the project could generate income of R2.1-billion annually by handling bulk cargoes and minerals such as manganese and iron ore. There would be possibilities for linking the port to the gas fields and developing ship-repair facilities. The intention is to find a private investor or a consortium to take the project forward. If the harbour project gets the green light, then accompanying infrastructure will follow. The best route to connect to Upington will be the subject of further studies, as will the feasibility of a new rail link.

programmes. Operation Phakisa is an initiative of the South African government to fast-track parts of the National Development Plan. The focus is on delivery and results, with strict timelines. “Phakisa” means “hurry up” in Sotho. One of the focus areas within Phakisa is the Oceans Economy programme. Three Northern Cape harbours feature in the list of harbours that need attention: Port Nolloth, Boegoe Baai and Hondeklip Bay. The last-named port has already received investment in the aquaculture sector. According to Operation Phakisa documents, the untapped potential that passes South Africa’s coast is immense. This includes: • the fact that South Africa only does maintenance on 5% of the 13 000 vessels that use SA ports.

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SPECIAL FEATURE In announcing that the deep-sea harbour project was “progressing well” in her 2016 State of the Province address, Premier Sylvia Lucas referred to “aligning infrastructure to freight type and ensuring that network connectivity links complementary ports with inland connections”. Logistics comprises a complicated set of interlocking networks that requires very careful planning. The preliminary studies suggest that it would cost about R2.4-billion for the first phase of the seaside construction, with a further R800-million needed on the landside. There is an expectation that volumes through the harbour could be 20-million tons (for bulk commodities like manganese and iron ore) and 6.3-million tons of break-bulk cargo. The construction requirements of a project this size would themselves be a boost to the economy of the Northern Cape. The harbour project has the potential to be transformative.

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harbours are also seen as having a key role to play in safety, security and territorial integrity. As a first step, 13 smaller fishing harbours in the Western Cape were identified and work began on a series of projects to start the revival process: repairing slipways, towing away sunken vessels and dredging. Many more creative and value-adding interventions lie ahead, and are expected to be undertaken even in areas that are currently not “proclaimed” fishing harbours. South Africa’s four coastal provinces have as many as 50 potential and existing unproclaimed harbours. The key is to stimulate economic activity. Activities to promote primary maritime activity could include: • infrastructure to support fishers: processing, ice production, cold storage • infrastructure for boat-building and repair • additional berthing and launching facilities • new recreational fishing points • access to better amenities for fishers. Tourism could be promoted through better: • pedestrian access

cleaning and maintenance policing • stalls or shelters to sell crafts • partnerships with developers to develop restaurant, curio shops, retail, martime or marine museums and accommodation options • water recreation and sports. Steps are being taken to include the country’s small harbours as national assets in terms of the Government Immovable Assets Management Act (GIAMA). The National Department of Public Works is the custodian of the state’s immovable assets. The Small Harbours unit intends implementing the Spatial and Economic Development Frameworks (SEDFs) for the 12 proclaimed fishing harbours which were completed in 2014 and develop SEDFs for the remaining small harbours along South Africa’s coastline. An audit of all state coastal reserves needs to be done, and land for aquaculture projects must be made available for these enterprises. Short-term leases within harbours are also to be converted to three -five year leases so that business owners can have better security of tenure, allowing them to plan and expand. • •

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Unique routes offer incredible variety Tourists can hike along the ocean’s edge, surf sand dunes and star-gaze to their hearts’ content in the Northern Cape.

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uiver Tree, Kalahari Red Dune, Richtersveld – evocative names to spark the imagination of any potential traveller. Each of these phrases describes a designated tour path for tourists within the Northern Cape’s vast and fascinating landscape. The three listed here refer to attractions in the drier parts of the province but there is plenty of variety on offer in the other routes that have been developed in other parts of South Africa’s largest province. These include: • Namakwa Coastal Route • Kokerboom Food and Wine Route • Kimberley Diamond Route • Karoo Hoogland Route. The routes are presented on the website of the Northern Cape Tourism Authority (NCTA) which is the official marketing agency for the Northern Cape. Culture, nature and adventure are the three big themes that future visitors are promised. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

A partnership between the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) and Open Africa has created employment for nearly 1 000 people, the majority of whom are black and female. Open Africa is a social enterprise which works with local communities to open up tourism routes. A long-term collaboration with South African National Parks has seen facilities at many of the province’s parks improved, and the development of six tourism routes. The national Department of Tourism worked together with DEDAT and the Kai Garib Municipality to build a campsite at Keimoes on the Orange River. There are six national parks and five provincial reserves in the province, each showing off distinct features. Assets unique to the Northern Cape include wonderful spring flower displays, spectacular arid areas and brilliantly clear night skies for sky-gazers. Heritage tourism is another important niche. SteamNet 2000 and

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SPECIAL FEATURE the Railway Museum at Kimberley Station maintain vital rail assets which will make it possible to launch a Northern Cape Steam Rail tourism route. 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. Birders can look out for 50 species, including the Booted Eagle, the Pygmy Falcon and the Bateleur. Tours of the area’s vast open-cast mining operations can be arranged. A new route under development in the region is the Heritage Route tracing the footprints of the early missionaries to Southern Africa and will include Kimberley and surrounds, Kuruman and surrounds and the Robert Moffat Mission. Hunting is a lucrative subsection of the tourism sector that is proving extremely popular in this region and brings valuable economic development to these 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 on this route where you can visit the graves, Burgher monument and Boer trenches. The town of Kimberley is itself an extremely popular attraction and offers fine examples of Victorian architecture and the world-class McGregor museum, Sol Plaatje Museum and the famed William Humphrey Art Gallery. 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. The latter is especially of importance as home to SKA. Other tourist attractions are the unique Karoo architecture, South African war sites,

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 Observatory, 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.

Hotels Country Hotels has recently invested heavily in the province. Demand for beds has risen because of concerted campaigns by the tourist authority and on the back of investment inflows in the mining and renewable energy sectors. Spanish and Chinese engineers are now a common sight in Northern Cape towns, to such an extent that local supermarkets are stocking spices such as saffron for fragrant paellas. R40-million has been invested by Country Hotels in the new Kathu Inn and R50-million will see the Springbok Inn become a smart 100-room hotel with a further 250 beds available in a backpackers’ lodge and 25 sites available at an associated campsite. 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

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SPECIAL FEATURE 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 riverside town of Upington has a large number of guesthouses and bed-and-breakfast establishments, together with a 90room 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.

Conferences and events The NCTA has increasingly been focusing on adventure sports and the organisation and promotion of events, including festivals. The opening of the 2 500-seater Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre was a boost to the Northern Cape events and conferences industry. It is located near the Big Hole in the centre of Kimberley. The Convention Centre makes it much easier to sell the provincial capital as a meetings, incentives, conference and events (MICE) destination. The Northern Cape has its fair share of annual festivals. AfrikaBurn is now a regular in the Tankwa Karoo National park, NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

PROVINCIAL NATURE RESERVES Doornkloof Nature Reserve: +27 51 753 3006 Goegap Nature Reserve : +27 27 718 9906 Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve: +27 27 218 1159 Rolfontein Nature Reserve: +27 53 664 0900 Witsand Nature Reserve: +27 83 234 757

NATIONAL PARKS IN THE NORTHERN CAPE Central Reservations: South African National Parks: +27 12 428 9111 Augrabies Falls National Park: +27 54 452 9200 /Ai/Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park: +27 27 831 1506 Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: +27 54 561 2000 Mokala National Park: +27 53 204 8000 Namaqua National Park: +27 27 672 1948 Tankwa Karoo National Park: +27 27 341 1927

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SPECIAL FEATURE Knights Tour through the Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and on the Orange River. The river is also the venue for the 73km Orange Descent Canoe Marathon which carries a first prize of R50 000. The first Orange Descent Canoe Marathon attracted 55 participants from the Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Gauteng, as well as from Namibia. The Orange River provides a lush landscape in which the grapes of the several hundred producers of Orange River Wine Cellars prosper. The rushing water of the Augrabies Falls National Park provide another popular attraction.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES General opportunities for investors in the tourism sector include • nature and game reserves • adventure tourism • upgrading of accommodation facilities • new attractions and entertainment features (theme parks) • improve air transport networks. The Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) has prepared a number of specific tourism investment packages and is looking for partners to take these opportunities to completion. Adventure sports at Kimberley: The possible establishment of an adventure sports resort in the Big Hole Precinct, Kimberley. Steam train: Reviving steam train tourism (“Gems on Track” is the working title) could be done along a variety of routes including routes out of Kimberley to Belmont and from De Aar to Victoria West. Eco-resort at Boesmansput: Development of a diver training facility would form part of the plan at this popular fresh-water cavediving site. An eco-lodge is envisaged and a conference facility. Wildebeest Rock Art Centre: More than 400 pieces of rock art would form the cornerstone (together with the nearby Nooitgedacht Glacial Paving) of a world-class heritage and archaeological site. Developments would include the creation of a performance arena (for the depiction of San Bushman culture) and facilities for game-viewing and photographic safaris.

attracting fun-lovers determined to do their thing off the grid. The Vleisfees (meat festival) has been held in Calvinia in the Hantam region since 1990. The successful book festival called Boekbedonnerd celebrated its 10th anniversary in Richmond in 2016. Shelf upon shelf in room upon room of books are available in the Karoo town’s extraordinary bookshops. Located on the N1, it holds the title of “Booktown Richmond” (there are about 20 “Booktowns” in the world). Richmond also hosts the JM Coetzee and Athol Fugard Festival at which the South African Independent Publishers awards are announced. Fugard himself was in attendance in 2015. Upington is the venue for the popular Kalahari Kuier (Visit) Festival. More than 30 000 people have been known to attend the event, providing a welcome boost for the local economy. Kuruman hosts the Kgalagadi Jazz Festival. The Tankwa Trek (mountain trails) traverses the southern part of the Great Karoo through the Bokkeveld and Witzenburg areas to “star-gazer’s Central” at Sutherland. It is a mountain bike trail marathon over 265km that typifies the adventure tourism of the province’s brand. Tough sportsmen and women take to mountain bikes and canoes to take part in the Desert

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SPECIAL FEATURE border it passes the unique towns of Ashkam, Groot and Klein Mier, and Rietfontein. Chances are you’ll spot magnificent oryx with their rapier horns if you cross into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. You might also encounter martial eagles, wildebeest and a black-maned lion proclaiming its territory from a high dune. Home to the massive Hakskeen Pan where the Bloodhound supersonic land speed record is to be attempted, it also offers dune hikes at dawn, eagle-owl encounters, sand duning and surfing in the red sand, and guided walks with the San Khomani. Comfortable lodges, rustic bush camps, traditional San villages and hospitable guest farms dot the arid wilderness. Contact +27 82 492 3469

Explore the Routes of the Northern Cape Each of the province’s five regions features a route experience that will capture the imagination. The incredible year-round experiences coupled with the warm hospitality, the peace and tranquility offered by off-the-beaten-track towns and villages and space as far as the eye can see will allow you to rediscover life-changing experiences and ensure unforgettable holiday memories but more importantly, time to recharge and reconnect with each other. Visit: www.experiencenortherncape.com

Richtersveld Route The Richtersveld is South Africa’s only mountain desert and the route will take you on rugged gravel roads to quaint villages and towns, or take the more challenging 4x4 routes in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park or in the Richtersveld World Heritage Area. This route is definitely for the adventurous and best explored in a well-equipped SUV or bakkie. Throw in some comfortable hiking boots, extra water and guidebooks on plants, birds, reptiles and geology and set out along the 600 km Namaqua Eco 4x4 Route. The Orange River offers river rafting and superb wilderness fly-fishing. The Richtersveld is a mountain biker’s dream. In the villages the locals will entertain guests with storytelling and traditional Nama step dancing upon request. Great restaurants and a fine hotel await you in Port Nolloth, but unpretentious community-owned guesthouses are found in almost every village. Contact +27 78 874 1515

Kokerboom Food and Wine Route The quiver tree is one of this region’s most arresting botanical symbols. Stretching along the Gariep, the Quiver Tree Food and Wine Route includes towns such as Upington, Kakamas, Augrabies, Kanoneiland, Kenhardt and Riemvasmaak. Highlights of the route include the impressive Augrabies Falls, the relaxing hot springs at Riemvasmaak, river rafting, fly fishing, kayaking and river cruises on the mighty Orange River, numerous 4x4, hiking and mountain biking trails and excellent bird watching. Food fundis will be delighted with the restaurants and road stalls along the route. Orange River Wine Cellars is the biggest wine co-operative in the southern hemisphere. Stop in at Bezalel and Die Mas cellars as well. Information and bookings +27 84 244 4408

Namaqua Coastal Route In spring, hordes of tourists flock to Namaqualand to see the spectacular fields of wild flowers. The dry and dusty plains are transformed from dull browns to a kaleidoscope of colour. Springbok is the main centre and the route includes not-to-be-missed gems, places like Garies, Kamieskroon, Hondeklip Bay, Koiingnaas and Kleinzee. There are dozens of

Kalahari Red Dune Route Golden dunes, wide-open skies and flat-topped acacia trees symbolise the Kalahari Red Dune Route. Stretching from Upington right to the Namibian NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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SPECIAL FEATURE adventure and leisure options, including the Namaqua National Park, nature reserves, hidden coastal hamlets and some of the most remote hiking and 4x4 trails you could envision. Hike the Silversands Trail on the edge of the icy Atlantic or pedal among oryx within the Goegap Nature Reserve. Stargazers, history boffins and soul searchers will all feel welcome here. Go succulent sleuthing with a botanical guide or hike the Springbok Klipkoppie for a dose of Anglo-Boer War history or visit Namastat, a traditional matjies-hut village. Contact +27 27 672 1752

Karoo Hoogland Route The route is situated in the southern part of the province and covers the small Karoo towns of Nieuwoudtville, Calvinia, Williston, Sutherland, Fraserburg, Carnarvon, Loxton and Victoria West and forms the heart of the Great Karoo. The Karoo is the home of peace and tranquillity. The Khoi and San people, who left their legacy as art on the rocks, gave the Karoo its name. The route offers culture, adventure and incredible natural beauty with unique experiences such as stargazing at the world’s largest astronomical observatory at Sutherland, Carnarvon’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescopes, Karoo architecture and corbelled houses, Anglo-Boer War sites, rock art, ancient Palaeo Surfaces, farm stays and great Karoo cuisine featuring Karoo lamb and warm hospitality. Contact +27 84 709 0218

EVENTS CALENDAR March/April: Diamond and Dorings Music Festival – Kimberley • Afrikaburn – Tankwa Karoo National Park • Hantam Mountain Bike Race – Niewoudtville May: Calvinia to Ceres: Tankwa Camino – Calvinia July: NC Motorsport: Spinning – Kimberley Gemsbok Rally – Upington August: Fraserburg Logan Drama Festival – Fraserburg • Hantam Meat Festival – Calvinia September : Williston Winter Festival – Williston • Gariep Arts Festival – Kimberley • Kamiesberg Flower Trail Run – Kamiesberg • Desert Knights Motorbike Adventure – Richtersveld Transfrontier Park • Kalahari Desert Festival – Witdraai near Askham • Pella Cultural Festival – Pella October: Barney Barnato Amateur Golf Championship – Kimberley • Ghaap River XTreme Festival – Douglas • Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon – Augrabies Falls National Park • Boekbedonnerd X – Richmond November: The Munga Race – Rolfontein Nature Reserve • Aggeneys Fees – Aggeneys December: Richtersveld Liggies Festival – Port Nolloth • SA Jazz – Kimberley • MetroFM Heatwave – Kimberley

Cape Namibia Route The route meanders away from the N7 highway and includes small towns, each with its own local flavour and a story to tell. Visitors will encounter towns capturing the Nama heritage of the province where they can appreciate the unique stories of the people of Garies, Kamieskroon, Springbok and Steinkopf. The distinctive and enormous megalithic boulders carry the names of early Namakwa travellers and are aptly called the letter stones. During spring-time, this route takes visitors into the core of the floral kaleidoscope that is the Namakwa floral season. Contact +27 53 833 1434

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locally and nationally. ‘Working with communities is entrenched in our values through community development, skills development, education and job creation, as well as environmental conservation. These play a vital role in building a sustainable economy and vibrant society. We believe our fast-growing presence in communities goes a long way in enabling greater financial inclusion while contributing towards economic growth,’ concludes De Beer.

Nedbank continues to build on its clientcentred strategy aimed at delivering distinctive experiences and channels of choice for businesses and clients in the Northern Cape. This has seen the bank simplify and enhance its product offering in line with its value-banking philosophy based on simplicity, transparency and affordability. Innovation and technological advancements, as well as training and development of staff, have been key pillars in achieving the bank’s objectives. Since 2012 Nedbank has launched several first-tomarket innovations, such as the award-winning Nedbank App Suite™, the home loans online digital channel and Market Edge™, as well as the ‘Branch of the Future’ concept in communities

This is a unique service for clients, with financial fitness training a key aspect of the offering. Our wide range of products and services include the Nedbank Ke Yona Plus transactional account, which comprises funeral cover, a personal loan facility, the JustSave Account and the Send-iMali money transfer solution, enabling clients to transact, borrow, save and take out cover. To encourage the youth to save and build their financial fitness from an early age the Nedbank 4me offering enables the youth to transact and save with the benefit of earning preferential interest. Nedbank 4me comprises a full transactional banking account with no monthly fees, free initial transactions and thereafter reduced pay-as-you-use pricing, free eNotes and self-service banking. Should you be interested in learning more about how Nedbank can assist you to grow your wealth and see money differently, for more information call +27 (0)51 400 5813 or visit www.nedbank.co.za.


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There is good news for Northern Cape business owners and entrepreneurs seeking a unique banking experience: Nedbank Business Banking has 27 business managers located across the province specialising in commercial industries as well as the agricultural sector. They are ready to assist you with professional advice, industryspecific solutions and a comprehensive range of financial products and services. ‘At Nedbank Business Banking we believe that you need a financial partner who not only understands your circumstances and aspirations, but also provides you with relevant solutions and a banking experience that is hassle-free. This allows you to concentrate on what’s most important to you – running your business,’ says Long.

‘Because business owners and their businesses are very often financially dependent on each other, our client service teams now also offer individual banking solutions to you and your staff because we already know and understand your needs,’ says Long. With this in mind, Nedbank has seamless offerings for you, your employees and your household. Nedbank provides several communities, including individual and business clients, with access to products and services through Nedbank’s workplace banking offering through a dedicated banker. Should you be interested in taking your business to its next level and improving staff engagement, and for more information about Nedbank’s specialised service offering please call the Business Banking team on +27 (0)51 400 5700 or visit www.nedbank.co.za.


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Free State and Northern Cape,ofexplains how Nedbank Nedbank’s Regional Manager Small Business Services, Kim works with communities to deliver banking solutions. Lawrence, explains how Nedbank is committed to partnering with businesses for growth.

The initiative calls on everyone to make a conscious decision to vote for small businesses through their hearts, feet and wallets; not only on Small Business Friday, but every day.

‘Small businesses are the mainstay of the economy. Nedbank has, over the years, instituted various interventions aimed at giving support to the small-business sector. Over and above our small-business services solutions, we provide small-business owners with support that goes beyond banking, freeing up their time to truly focus on running their businesses,’ says Lawrence. Nedbank has built a solid reputation as a bank for small businesses through initiatives such as Small Business Friday, free small-business seminars and the SimplyBiz.co.za platform – all geared to support the small- and medium-sized enterprises sector. For example, the Small Business Friday initiative, in association with the National Small Business Chamber, seeks to encourage everyone in South Africa to rally behind and support small businesses.

Nedbank has recently launched its Business Bundle, a game changer for small enterprises, comparatively offering the best value for money when set against rivals, with exclusive benefits and personalised services for entrepreneurs. With the country’s challenging economic environment, the Nedbank Business Bundle not only offers you personalised banking services, but also critical tools to save – with up to 40% savings on monthly banking fees, contributing directly to the bottom line at a time when every cent counts. In line with Nedbank’s new brand proposition ‘see money differently’, the Business Bundle resonates with the bank’s commitment to using expertise for good in promoting small business enterprises. SimplyBiz.co.za is a free-to-join value networking portal designed especially for small businesses. The online portal helps small businesses improve their business administration skills, keep up with the latest trends, network with other small businesses and share ideas. Should you wish to tap into our small business expertise to help your business goals, why not get in touch with Nedbank’s Small Business Services, call Kim Lawrence +27 (0)51 400 5700 or send an email to kiml@nedbank.co.za.


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almost two years of research and client engagement that revealed that people want to work with purpose-driven institutions they can trust. They want a professional financial partner that balances expertise with a genuine commitment to do good. The public will see a number of changes in the next few months as the bank evolves its corporate identity, advertising and communication campaigns, as well as its products, services and channels. All these changes are designed to inspire clients and society to see money differently and partner with the bank to achieve their goals.

Nedbank officially launched its new brand repositioning during the first day of the world’s largest design festival – the 2017 Design Indaba on March 1. The bank’s new tagline challenges clients and society to ‘see money differently’. One of the solutions from Nedbank is Whole-view Business Banking™, which provides a bird’s-eye view of clients’ businesses. It is aimed at business owners who believe that they need the best-of-breed of financial institutions. The new brand positioning is built on Nedbank’s purpose: to use financial expertise to enable individuals, families, businesses and society to do good. Our new brand proposition was born after

Our new brand proposition is not just a marketing initiative but a reflection of the continuing business evolution at Nedbank. As a bank we want to ensure that our clients experience our brand in a way that is aligned with our brand promise. It is common knowledge that we live in a volatile socioeconomic environment, so it is even more important for us to intensify our commitment to improve on our skill in enabling clients to navigate challenges and meet their goals. If you would like to explore further how Business Banking can help take your firm to the next level, and for more information about Nedbank Business Banking Services call Lorraine McAnda on +27 (0)51 400 5745 or send an email to LorraineMc@nedbank.co.za.

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KEY SECTORS Overview of the main economic sectors of the Northern Cape

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Agriculture Northern Cape products range from high quality pelts destined for the fashion halls of Europe to pecan nuts, thoroughbred horses, cattle, sheep, goats and game.

SECTOR INSIGHT The provincial government plans several transformative mega-projects by 2032. • Gary Player’s farm near Colesberg is on the market for R50-million. • G W K Farm Foods’ R400-million agri- processing plant was opened at Modder River in 2016.

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wo of the Northern Cape’s most exclusive products are distributed via the capital of Denmark and the Italian fashion capital of Milan. Copenhagen is the site of the two auctions of karakul pelts that are held annually, karakul being a speciality of the Upington district. 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. Another exclusive niche in the agricultural landscape of the Northern Cape is horse stud breeding. 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”. The farm that legendary golfer Gary Player called home for more than 40 years, Rietfontein, is on the market for R50-million. Buyers will get rather more than a house, with a nine-hole golf and 46 stables among some of the other attractions. Alongside these luxury sectors, the Northern Cape has vast herds of sheep and goats, cattle are bred in the north and the banks of the NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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Orange River host superb vineyards. Irrigation schemes in the north-east of the province support a wide variety of crops. The production of groundnuts is increasing, with pecan very popular. The agricultural sector also plays a vital role in the broader economy of the Northern Cape, employing about 45 000 people. This represents about 16% of employment, a much higher figure than the national figure of 5.5% 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 regional economy and the


OVERVIEW province’s farmers contribute 6.8% to South African agriculture.

Government plans The five mega-projects that the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DARDLR) has committed to have the potential to draw many small-scale or emerging farmers into the agricultural value chain in a meaningful way. The DARDLR is looking for partners and investors from the public and private sectors to develop these schemes over the next 10-15 years. The projects are: • N a m a k w a Irrigation Development (centred on Onseepkans) • Rooibos development, including value-addition through the production of extract and aromas as a key value addition project • Vanderkloof Fisheries and Cape trout farming • Vaalhar t s Revitalisation (Ganspan) • Vineyards development scheme. Agri Parks is another initiative that is designed to promote inclusivity in agriculture and to grow agri-processing, particularly closer to where farmers farm. The concept brings together farmers, traders and agri-processors (such as abattoirs) in convenient sites within each district municipality. Within these parks, support for rural smallholders will be available in terms of equipment hire from a central source, storage facilities,

packaging of produce and getting products to market. The agri-park intends to provide a network for farmers and manufacturers. There will also be wtraining available. The DARDLR has a programme to place unemployed agricultural graduates at land reform farms in the province to make sure that the farms are run well, at the same time giving the graduates hands-on experience. 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. High-value 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. Vegetables and cereal crops are farmed at the confluence of the Vaal River and the Orange River in the vicinity of Douglas. Of the nearly 40-million 10kg bags of onions produced in South Africa (outside of linked production chains set up by supermarkets), about 10-million 10kg bags come from the Northern Cape. Wool, mohair, karakul, Karoo lamb, venison, ostrich meat and leather are farmed throughout most of the province. The province is second only to the Eastern Cape in terms of the number of sheep farmed and it is the fourth-largest wool-producing province based on annual sale of producer lots. The karakul-pelt industry is one of the most important in the Gordonia district of Upington. Agri-company KLK is the only organisation that handles these pelts in South Africa, which are sorted in Windhoek before being sent to Copenhagen for auction.

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OVERVIEW 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 production and export of dorper skins and the production of cattle hides. GWK is another company with its headquarters in the Northern Cape, in this case the town of Douglas. In 2016 GWK invested R400million in a wheat mill, pasta plant and biscuit factory in Modder River. GWK Farm Foods’ new plant has a capacity of 25t/h for wheat flour, 1.3t/h for biscuits and 1t/h for pasta. R60-million was spent on increasing silo capacity to feed the plant. The company reported turnover in 2016 of R8.3-billion. Senwes is one of the country’s biggest agri-companies and its Northern Cape area of operation is mostly around the Vaalharts irrigation area, which is fairly close to the 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 1 300 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 is a Western Cape company with a presence in the Northern Cape and Namibia.

Aquaculture and mariculture The Northern Cape’s 313km-long coastline carries great economic potential, even beyond the various land and sea-based mining operations that have been carried on along the coast for many years. The Northern Cape is well placed to take advantage of growing global demand for abalone. The aquaculture consultancy Sustainable Environmental Aquaculture Services (SEAS) helped create an abalone farm at Kleinzee which will produce 200 tons of product per year when it is at full capacity. The Western Cape company Tuna Marine is contracted to buy abalone from the Kleinzee facility, which is owned by Ponahalo Holdings (the empowerment partner of De Beers Consolidated Mining South Africa). With food security an important consideration, the provincial government has committed to supporting small-scale fishers. The Premier of the Province, Sylvia Lucas, announced in her 2016 State of the Province address that a feasibility study for a deep-water harbour has identified a site 70km north of Port Nolloth, Boegoebaai. If this project NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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is undertaken, it will significantly boost the maritime sector in the Northern Cape. Forty farmers have signed up for a Catfish Project in the Vaalharts area. The scheme lies in the Phokwane Local Muncipality, north of Kimberley, which falls under the Frances Baard District Municipality. A joint venture by the national Department of Science and Technology (DST) and HIK Abalone is running an abalone project in Hondeklip Bay with the intention of producing 120 tons of abalone for sale. This seaside town is very well known for its kelp. The coastline of the Northern Cape has 2 000 hectares of kelp beds. There is a growing domestic and international demand for kelp. The old John Ovenstone factory in Port Nolloth is now the site of small-scale hatcheries for abalone and oysters. Premier Fishing has a lobster-processing plant in Port Nolloth.


OVERVIEW Rooibos tea is a global hit Health trends around the world are helping the sales of rooibos tea, most of which is farmed and processed in the Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces. Recent studies proving that rooibos tea increases antioxidant capacity in human blood are further proof of the beverage’s healthy qualities. The unique climate and soil of the western part of the province support this niche crop. In 2014, South Africa finally won “geographic indicator” status for rooibos, putting it in the same category as France’s “champagne” and Portugal’s “port”. About 6 000 tons of tea is now exported to more than 30 countries and domestic consumption is about 8 000 tons. In several coffee shops in London, Red Espresso has replaced the traditional double-shot of pure coffee, and a more recent use of the tea is to spruce up cocktails. The country’s biggest private producer, Rooibos Ltd, is based in the Western Cape town of Clanwilliam on the edge of the Cedarberg Mountains. About an hour’s drive further north, in the Northern Cape town of Nieuwoudtville, a newly developed rooibos factory is providing an outlet for small-scale farmers. An initiative of the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development which started operating in 2008, the factory takes tea from 85 local farmers with the goal of helping to integrate these farmers into the agricultural and agri-processing business chain.

The Rooibos Council states that more than 5 000 people are employed in the rooibos industry. Only the leaves of the Aspalathus linearis (a legume that is part of the fynbos family) are used in making rooibos (Afrikaans for “red bush”). Harvested while still green, the leaves are left to dry and ferment in the sun after being cut up {pictured above). Naturally high in a range of vitamins and potassium, zinc and iron, its low tannin content makes it an excellent alternative as a hot drink. Fair Cape Dairies has a product called Rooiboost.

ONLINE RESOURCES Agricultural Research Council: www.arc.agric.za Agri Northern Cape: www.agrink.co.za Agri SA: www.agrisa.co.za Aquaculture Association of South Africa: www.aasa-aqua.co.za Dorper Sheep Breeders Association of South Africa: www.dorpersa.co.za National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: www.daff.gov.za National Department of Science and Technology: www.dst.gov.za Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: www.agrinc.gov.za Northern Cape Economic Development Trade and Investment Promotion Agency: www.nceda.co.za Rooibos Council: www.sarooibos.co.za Rooibos Route: www.rooibos-route.co.za Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa: www.tba.org.za

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Grapes and wine The Orange River region produces fine grapes and delicious wines.

SECTOR INSIGHT KLK has bought a 50% share in Carpe Diem Raisins, a packer and exporter of highquality raisins. • After a long drought, 160mm of rain fell in one day in January. • Grape juice concentrate is exported to Japan.

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espite weather conditions that lurched from drought to flood in the last months of 2016 and the first days of 2017, grape farmers and wine producers are positive about crop estimates for the current season. Specific weather conditions were good at crucial times: dry weather for harvesting, cool nights to promote colour development in black and red grapes. The South African table grape industry has been investing in some new varietals which produce a better yield, and this is also paying off.

TABLE GRAPE CROP Volume of 4.5kg Actual packed Actual packed carton volumes: volumes: equivalents 2014/15 2015/16

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Almost a third of South Africa’s table grape crop is produced in the fertile Orange River region of the Northern Cape. Seventy percent of the Sultana grapes grown in the Lower Orange River Region 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. The following vine-fruit products are produced in the Northern Cape: Sundried Thompson Seedless Raisins; Dipped Orange River Sultanas; Golden Sultanas; Muscat Raisins; Monuca Raisins.


OVERVIEW An example of successful Sultana-grape production in the province is SAD Vine Fruit (Pty) Ltd, which owns the largest dried-vine fruit processing and packaging plant in South Africa. The Upington-based firm employs more than 350 people when in full production. As much as 80% of vine fruit grown in South Africa is exported, primarily to Europe. Diversified agri-company KLK recently purchased a half share in Carpe Diem Raisins, an exporter of high-quality raisins. The South African Table Grape Industry Partnership promotes South Africa in international markets.

Wine According to SA wine industry statistics, the Orange River region has about 5% of the total hectares under wine grapes in South Africa, and just over 3% of the total number of vines. New vineyards are being planted. Warm to hot conditions, coupled with the nutrient-rich land on the banks of the Orange River and sharply contrasting temperatures at times, combine to produce consistently excellent wines. Average annual rainfall in the area is 150mm, but the eastern part of the region from Kanoneiland to Groblershoop received that amount— and more —in one day in January. 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 a large co-operative with six wineries. Grapes are collected from 749 farmers. OWC has a winery at its head office in Upington and 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. ORC supplies wine to Tops at Spar which now has 691 stores across the country, (having opened 45 new ones in 2015) and makes Tops’ private label “Carnival”. ORC has also been selling wine in China, the USA and Europe for a number of years through its Norweco division. Unique labelling aims to capture local markets, so ORC wines are called “Star Tree” in the US and “Goddess” in Denmark. 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 every 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.

New growers 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 which will be implemented by the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, the National Agricultural Marketing Council, the Land Bank, Distell, Winetech and Orange River Wine Cellars. Blocuso farm has developed 18ha of Villard Blanc including an irrigation system and a trellis system. Grapes are sold to ORC. Bringing Merbein raisins on stream led to a product supply agreement with Pioneer Foods. The project has 16 permanent employees but is not yet self-sufficient.

ONLINE RESOURCES Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: www.agrinc.gov.za Orange River Cellars: www.orangeriverwines.com SA Wine Industry Information & Systems: www.sawis.co.za South African Table Grape Industry: www.satgi.co.za South African Wine and Brandy Company: www.sawb.co.za Wines of South Africa: www.wosa.co.za

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South African Table Grape Industry South Africa: preferred country of origin for the world’s best-tasting grapes.

SATI represents growers in key government and industry initiatives aimed at creating more opportunities, from ownership to accessing new markets in a sustainable way. SATI assists growers with crucial industry information, transformation, statistics, research, technology and technical transfer as well as training and education with the aim of establishing South Africa as the Preferred Country of Origin for the world’s best- tasting grapes.

PHOTO COURTESY OF CLAYTON SWART

Vision South Africa is the Preferred Country of Origin for table grapes and will provide every table grape producer as wide a choice as possible with profitable markets.

There are five major table grape growing regions in South Africa. The difference in soil and climate enables growers to supply the markets from November to May. The early season is dominated by varieties from the Northern Provinces and the valleys of the Orange and Olifants River.

SATI’s key areas of intervention

• Technical market access • Research and technology transfer • Information and knowledge management • Transformation • Communication and stakeholder engagement • Human capacity and skills development • Technical support

The Northern Cape has one of the biggest table grape growing regions, known as the Orange River region, represented by the Orange River Producer Alliance (ORPA), chaired by Willie du Plessis. This table grape region, with about 5400 hectares of vines planted, stretches from Upington to Kakamas, Augrabies and Blouputs. The table grape industry is a key industry in the Northern Province, contributing to direct employment of 1 957 permanent and 21 243 seasonal jobs. Several downstream industries are also supported. The harvesting of table grapes in this region takes place from about early November until early February.

These interventions are aimed at assisting producers to Gain, Retain and Optimise (GRO) market access.

CONTACT INFO Manager: Communications: Clayton Swart Email: clayton@satgi.co.za Chairperson ORPA: Willie du Plessis Email: willie@omdraai.co.za Physical address: 63 Main Street, Paarl 7624 Tel: +27 21 863 0366 | Fax: +27 21 863 3039 Email: info@satgi.co.za Website: www.satgi.co.za

Mission SATI delivers service excellence to create a progressive, equitable and sustainable industry. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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Mining Zinc and diamonds are shining brightly in the Northern Cape.

SECTOR INSIGHT The Northern Cape’s vast mineral reserves are attracting foreign investors. • 30% of South32’s iron ore is processed locally. • Petra Diamonds announced a 48% revenue rise in the second half of 2016.

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he volumes of iron ore mined in the Northern Cape make it the mineral that will always be in the news (world prices have a big effect on employment rates in the province) but diamonds and zinc have recently been in the headlines. In the six months to December 2016, Petra Diamonds reported a 24% increase in production and a 48% improvement in revenue. Expansion continued at the firm’s Northern Cape property at Finsch and at the Cullinan mine in Gauteng province. Full-year production was said to be on track for 4.4-4.6Mcts (with cautions) and the company has a stated goal of getting to about 5.3-million carats by FY 2019. Petra has also entered into a joint venture. KEM JV comprises Petra, Ekapa Mining (jointly owned by Petra and Ekapa Mining) and a third party, Super Stone Mining. When Vedanta started work in 2015 on its R9.4-billion Gamsberg Zinc project, it was very big news for a sector in need of good news. The new mine is in the Namakwa District Municipality south of the N15 road that links Pofadder and Springbok. About 1 500 jobs are expected to be created in the construction phase, with about 500 permanent positions for the running of the mine. The year 2015 was also the year in which BHP Billiton spun off South32, and that company is very active in the Northern Cape. The NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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Hotazel Manganese Mines is made up of two mines, Wessels (underground) and Mamatwan (open cut), and the Metalloys manganese smelter. The company has 30% of the product from its mines processed at the smelter where a managese alloy is made. Hotazel is also the site of a relatively new manganese mine, Tshipi Borwa. Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining (Tshipi is a joint venture between Pallinghurst Co-Investors (led by Brian Gilbertson) and a black empowerment company representing several groups called Ntsimbintle Mining. A number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as the Black Sash have a 2.2% stake in the mine through Ditikeni Investment Company. Indications are that Tshipi can produce about 2.2million tons of ore per year, for about 60 years.


OVERVIEW Initiatives Most of the area’s mineral riches are processed outside the province so there are excellent prospects for investors interested in establishing value-adding beneficiation plants in a wide range of minerals, from iron ore and manganese to copper and limestone. The provincial government of the Northern Cape has made a number of interventions to assist small miners and communities in the context of the downturn in the broader mining sector. Grants from the Co-operative Incentive Scheme are being given to cooperatives to help them buy mining equipment. Steps have been taken to protect and enhance the growing Tiger’s Eye industry and exports to China have been increasing. However, illegal mining has been a problem. Provincial government has stepped in to create co-operatives and to assist such groups to get mining licences. Land owned by municipalities at Prieska, Niekerkshoop, Marydale and Griekwastad is the focus of these initiatives. The National Yo u t h Development Agency (NYDA), the provincial government and Mintek are collaborating on the Prieska Loxion Hub (PLH), which beneficiates Tiger’s Eye for jewellery and stone-cutting products. The Northern Cape Provincial Government has estimated that procurement by the large mining houses exceeds R18-billion annually. The political leadership is hoping that closer interaction

with mining companies will bring more direct benefit to local communities. All mining company already have corporate social investment plans but recent engagements (a Provincial Mining Summit and a meeting between provincial government and mine managers) aim to increase the percentage of localised procurement (parts, consumables and services), directing work to companies owned by black people and women, and investment in skills training.

Assets Mining contributes 23.4% to the Northern Cape economy and makes up nearly 7% of South Africa’s total mining value. Whatever cyclical ups and downs affect the sector, it remains a most important component of the provincial economy. The mineral resources of the province are wide-ranging and impressive with significant deposits of iron ore, manganese, zinc, copper, lead, titanium, pig iron, zircon and gypsum. The Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s “Economic and Investment Profile” highlights the fact that the province is responsible for: • 95% of South Africa’s diamond output • 97.6% of alluvial diamond mining • 13.4% of world lead exports • 80% of the world’s manganese resource • 25% of the manganese used in the world • 100% of South Africa’s Tiger’s Eye • largest national production of sugilite (a semi-precious stone).

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OVERVIEW Rare earth elements Rare earth elements (REE) are a very modern mineral, in that large parts of the modern economy rely on them. Super-conductors, X-ray machines, nuclear batteries and PET-scan detectors are just some of the technologies that rely on rare earth elements such as promethium, thulium and holmium. China controls 95% of the world’s supply of REEs and the search is on for alternative sources. Two sites in western South Africa have attracted investor’s attention: Zandkopsdrift (Northern Cape) and, very close by but in the adjoining province of the Western Cape, Steenkampskraal.

Manganese and iron ore The overwhelming majority of the world’s manganese comes from the Postmasburg and Kalahari regions of the Northern Cape. The province is responsible for 25% of the world’s exports of the mineral. Assmang has two manganese mines in the province: Nchwaning and Gloria. The Northern Cape produces more than 84% of South Africa’s iron ore. The province has two major iron belts, from Postmasburg to Hotazel, and running through Sishen and Kathu. Sishen is the most important iron-ore mine in South Africa, where operations include extraction and four beneficiation plants. The availability of natural resources, labour and infrastructure (including the Sishen-Saldanha railway line), make Sishen the ideal location. Kumba Iron Ore has the huge Sishen facility at Kathu and Kolomela. Assmang, a joint venture comprising African Rainbow Minerals and Assore, mines at Khumani. The reality of low prices for iron ore have been felt very keenly in the Northern Cape. After a tough period because of reduced global demand (particularly for platinum and iron ore), mining as a whole started to recover in 2016, with the iron-ore price recovering strongly late in the year. Kumba is building plants to increase production again. After initially saying that it wanted to get rid of everything outside its core assets (copper, platinum group metals and diamonds), Anglo American has backtracked somewhat in the light of the recovery of iron ore and other mineral prices. (Anglo does not have diamond assets in the Northern Cape.) Assuming that it will go ahead with disposals, the sale of Anglo’s 69.7% shareholding in Kumba Iron Ore will have the biggest impact.

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2007 but the final details were only sorted out in mid-2010) and it sold South Africa’s secondbiggest diamond mine, Finsch mine, 165km west of Kimberley, to the same company for R4.25billion in early 2011. This is part of a broader programme by De Beers in which several of its mines have been sold to Petra (Koffiefontein and Cullinan mines in other provinces and a Tanzanian operation are examples). The company’s Namaqualand mines have been closed and are for sale. Petra Diamonds’ purchases mean the company now has five South African mines, two of which are in the Northern Cape. Another active purchaser of mines is Rockwell Diamonds, which is listed on the TSX and JSE. The company’s assets in the Northern Cape lie between Prieska and Douglas, southwest of Kimberley: Wouterspan, Nieuwejaarskraal, Remhoogte and Saxendrift. Away from the underground kimberlite pipes and fissures, river and coastal deposits 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) completed its production plant at Mitchells Bay at the end of 2016 and started mining in 2016. Trans Hex, with a 40% shareholding in WCR, will manage the mine and market the diamonds produced


OVERVIEW from it. The national Department of Trade and Industry (dti) owns 20% of WCR. By 2020 the project intends employing 686 jobs. By May 2016 there were 166 permanent employees and 24 parttimers working at Mitchells Bay.

Copper The Northern Cape is responsible for around 18% of South Africa’s total copper production, with the two most prominent mines located in Nababeep and Aggeneys. The Carolusberg Mining Complex has copper reserves of 37.5million tons, while the Nigramoep deposit has 15-million tons. Galileo’s initial tests at its Concordia Copper project near Okiep suggest that prospects are good what it calls “large-scale copper targets”. Tungsten has also been found in the area. In 2016 Horomela Investments received prospecting rights for is property near Aggeneys. The only 100% black-owned and black-managed base metals mining company in South Africa, Horomela will be mining for lead, silver, copper and zinc.

Lead and zinc Aggeneys, in the Namaqualand district of the Northern Cape, is responsible for approximately 93% of South Africa’s lead production, and 12% of all world lead exports. Zinc is less abundant, but the province is still responsible for about 43% of South Africa’s overall zinc production.

The Black Mountain mine run by Vedanta can produce 30 000 tons of concentrate annually, 7 000 tons of copper, 50 tons of silver and 40 000 tons of lead. Almost a third of the mine’s concentrate output is exported through Saldanha on the West Coast. The Indian company is investing a further R9.4-billion on a nearby project at Gamsberg. Located on the road between Springbok and Pofadder, the mine is already having a significant impact on employment for nearby communities. In the first phase, 4Mtpa of ore will be mined, producing 250 000tpa of zinc concentrate. The site is a diversity “hotspot” (one of seven in South Africa) so a lot of work has to be done. Vedanta is working with International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and a biodiversity offset agreement has been signed. South African government officials, including the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, have visited Vedanta’s Indian headquarters and there are hopes of partnership in fields such as copper smelting, zinc beneficiation and captive power generation. Local engineers are expected to travel to India for training as part of the Vedanta global leadership programme.

ONLINE RESOURCES Chamber of Mines: www.chamberofmines.org.za Geological Society of South Africa: www.gssa.org.za Mining Qualifications Authority: www.mqa.org.za Mintek: www.mintek.co.za National Department of Mineral Resources: www.dmr.gov.za Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism: www.economic.ncape.gov.za Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: www.saimm.co.za South African Mining Development Association: www.samda.co.za

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Who is Petra Diamonds? Petra Diamonds is a leading independent diamond mining group and an increasingly important supplier of rough diamonds to the international market. The Company has interests in six producing mines: three underground mines in South Africa (Finsch, Cullinan, Koffiefontein) and one open-pit mine in Tanzania (Williamson), as well as, via its Joint Venture Partnership with Ekapa Mining, the extensive tailings and underground operations in Kimberley. It also maintains an exploration programme in Botswana. Petra has grown rapidly in recent years, and plans to steadily increase annual production to 5.3 million carats by FY 2019. The Group has a major resource base in excess of 300 million carats. Petra’s fast development has established the Company as London’s largest quoted diamond mining group and its exceptional growth profile positions the Group as a unique investment opportunity within the sector. This makes Petra one of the few mid-tier diamond producers to offer a significant and growing production profile. This growth in output places the Company in a strong position to benefit from the positive long-term fundamentals for the diamond industry, where demand is forecast to outpace supply. Petra conducts all operations according to the highest ethical standards and will only operate in countries which are members of the Kimberley Process. Petra is quoted with a premium listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Petra Diamonds and the Northern Cape With interest in three operations in the Northern Cape, Petra is proud to be part of the future of this Province, which can be regarded as the birthplace of the modern diamond industry. Petra’s philosophy is that its operations should benefit the communities in which its mines are, and therefore these local communities are regarded as high priority and the mines’ principal stakeholders. Apart from creating employment, with local recruitment receiving preference, investment by Petra is expected to extend the lives of these operations, thereby contributing to the local economy and ensuring that optimal benefit will accrue to their local communities. Petra is committed to being a good corporate citizen. This not only includes disposing responsibly of the commitments imposed by its Mining Licences, such as contribution to development through its Social and Finsch Diamond Mine at Lime Labour Plans, and caring for the environment through its Environmental Management Plans, but also striving to Acres - one of the world’s foremost go beyond what is expected to make a positive impact in and most technologically advanced diamond mines communities whenever possible. For more information, visit our website at www.petradiamonds.com


Kimberley Ekapa Mining JV

A New Future for Diamond Mining in Kimberley

Petra Diamonds and Ekapa Mining, with their empowerment partners, are proud to be associated with Kimberley and the Northern Cape through their Joint Venture, Kimberley Ekapa Mining. The synergies created by pooling and sharing resources such as Tailing Mineral Resources, processing facilities and underground operations opened the window for extending the life of diamond mining operations in Kimberley signiďŹ cantly, thus ensuring a continued contribution to the local economy. Investing heavily in people, infrastructure and capital development projects, successfully combining very diverse business units into one cohesive team with all the resources needed to make a success of the extended life of the operations, gears Kimberley Ekapa Mining JV to make a success of the opportunities created.

Here’s to the Future! Zero Harm and Sustainable Environments


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Water Upgrades are securing water delivery.

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wo 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 all 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 system is one of the most productive in the country, covering about 44 000 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. Two of South Africa’s biggest dams, the Gariep and Vanderkloof, also provide water for irrigation and hydro-electric power. But many parts of the province are very dry with sections of the north and north-west classified as semi-arid and arid. The southern Kalahari Desert does receive rain (sometimes a lot of rain in a very short space of time) but the fact that mining is a primary economic NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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SECTOR INSIGHT The R18-billion Gamagara Water Supply scheme is on track. • Sedibeng Water has built a new laboratory. activity in the dry regions of the province presents particular challenges. The town of Kuruman is an exception in that it has a natural and prolific spring, the Eye of Kuruman. The national Department of Water and Sanitation has been in


OVERVIEW Bulk water and reticulation monitoring are both conducted by the laboratory which also conducts internal and external training for staff in the water and sewage treatment field. 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. When the laboratory gains SANAS accreditation, it will be the first in the province to have such a rating.

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the process of consolidating the country’s water boards into nine regional water utilities. Some boards have merged to create new entities while others have extended their area of supply. Sedibeng Water now offers water-supply services across three provinces, including most of the Northern Cape. Sedibeng Water has absorbed the old Namkwa Water Board which means it is responsible for towns such as Okiep, Concordia, Nababeep and Springbok, and the mines in that part of the province. The Pelladrift board (serving Pofadder) has also been incorporated. Sedibeng Water’s Central Laboratory, based at Balkfontein near Bothaville, is a SANAS ISO/ IEC 17025-accredited facility. The laboratory has the advantage of being on the site of a watertreatment plant, enabling it to process as many as 3 000 chemical and 1 700 bacterial analyses every month.

Namakwa Water Project The town of Springbok has been plagued by water-supply problems for several years, with pipes failing on a regular basis. The copper-mining company that used to see to water delivery operations in the area has closed down. The Namakwa water project will deliver water to about 11 000 households and should be completed in 2019. Work is being done on pump stations and sand filters and a new pipeline is to be laid. Vaal Gamagara Project Twenty-two villages in six municipalities will benefit from the Vaal Gamagara Refurbishment and Upgrading Project. The existing scheme, run by Sedibeng Water, supplies about 22-million m3 of water to industry, mines, agricultural enterprises and domestic users, but demand is growing. Existing manganese and iron-ore mines near Hotazel and Kathu are heavy water users and if any new mines are to be considered in the area, a reliable water supply is needed. The same applies to the creation of any new infrastructure such as solar power plants, although obviously to a lesser degree. A 430km pipeline is to be constructed from Delportshoop to Black Rock and upgrades will be done on existing pump stations and watertreatment plants. The cost of the project, which falls under the national Department of Water and Sanitation, is R18-billion. Sedibeng Water has been selected as the implementing agent for the project and they will work with the Kgalagadi Joint Venture. Once the project is complete, the scheme will be able to deliver water to neighbouring country, Botswana.

ONLINE RESOURCES Blue Drop Awards: www.ewisa.co.za 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

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Education Sol Plaatje University has opened in Kimberley.

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he Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project under way in the Karoo is having far-reaching effects on education and training in the Northern Cape. Bursaries for local pupils to tertiary institutions, the appointment of a specialist mathematics and science teacher at Carnarvon High School and internships for locals in optical fibre technology are just some of the spinoffs already experienced. SKA SA, the national Department of Science and Technology and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Meraka Institute have trained 17 teachers in the use of tablets and 40 young people have, since 2011, received bursaries to study skills that will enable them to work in radio astronomy. 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. After years of lobbying for a university, the Northern Cape now has its own place of higher learning, Sol Plaatje University, named after the great intellectual, writer and advocate for equal rights. The curriculum covering degrees and diplomas is presented in four schools: Humanities (including Heritage Studies), Natural and Applied Sciences (Data Sciences, ICT), Education and Economics and Management (BComm and Diploma in Retail Business Management). The provincial government is implementing its Northern Cape Information Society Strategy in partnership with the university. Astronomy-related courses are planned for the future to dovetail with the Square Kilometre Array.

ONLINE RESOURCES Northern Cape Department of Education: www.ncdoe.ncpg.gov.za Northern Cape Rural TVET College: www.ncrtvet.com Northern Cape Urban TVET College: ww.ncutvet.edu.za Sol Plaatje University: www.spu.ac.za

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SECTOR INSIGHT The SKA project is fast-tracking educational opportunity. 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. 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. NCRTVET College has a variety of part-time 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.


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Banking and financial services Banks are finding ways to service even very remote rural areas.

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n a province with a high proportion of rural citizens such as the Northern Cape, the prospect of Postbank being upgraded to a fullservice bank is positive news. In 2016 the bank (part of the South African Post Office, SAPO) received a first-level licence. Once a board of directors has been appointed and a company formed, the Reserve Bank is likely to grant the full licence. The current Postbank focusses on taking deposits and savings accounts. Postbank has secured a R3.7-billion loan to enable it to open its own loan book. The large geographical footprint of the Post Office will make the bank easily accessible to even remote parts of the country. South Africa’s four big retail banks (Nedbank, Absa, Standard Bank and First National Bank) have a solid presence in all of the major towns in the province. Relative newcomer, Capitec, is rapidly moving towards being part of a Big Five. With the renewable energy sector being actively pursued in South Africa, a whole new sector in need of project funding has opened up for banks. The Northern Cape has attracted a very high percentage of independent power producers which have won the right to build power plants, especially in solar power sector. With agriculture being such an important part of the provincial economy, each of the established banks has specialists in the province and dedicated units such as Nedbank Agribusiness. Focus areas

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SECTOR INSIGHT South Africa’s newest stock exchange listed Senwes on its first day in action. • The multi-billion-rand stokvel market is attracting interest. for this unit are agronomy (grain, oil seeds, sugar and cotton), livestock (including game farming), horticulture (fruit and vegetables, for example), and secondary agriculture which covers agricultural processing and storage. Most agricultural companies in the province have financing and services divisions. This provides real competition for the retail banks, despite their specialised agricultural desks. The Land NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18


OVERVIEW and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank) is also a major participant in the Northern Cape financial sector. GWK is one of the biggest agricultural firms, with the GW standing for Griqualand West. It has its roots in the Northern Cape province and its headquarters are located in the town of Douglas. GWK has six units within its Corporate Services division and these mostly relate to finance: Finance, Financing, Risk Management and Financial Agricultural Advice. Farmers have a wide selection of products to choose from: production loans for the cultivation of products, livestock production loans, buyers accounts, auction accounts and instalment agreements for buying equipment, vineyard establishment and livestock. Senwes is another big agricultural company active in the Northern Cape, although its headquarters are in Klerksdorp, North West, and it is active across South Africa. It offers many products within its Credit division, including asset financing in collaboration with Wesbank. In 2017 Senwes and its holding company Senwesbel became the first new stocks to be listed on the country’s new stock exchange, the ZAR X. Upington-based KLK Landbou has insurance and medical cover products while OVK offers insurance and financing options. Kaap Agri has three offices in the Northern Cape where farmers can consult on financial matters. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

Improving access A high percentage of the population of the Northern Cape live in rural areas and are members of burial societies or saving groups (stokvels). South Africa’s “stokvel” (savings club) market is worth about R44-billion: Sanlam is developing products to tap into that market. Finscope’s 2014 survey of South African banking and financial surveys shows that between 2004 and 2014 a remarkable eight-million people were connected to the financial system in some way. Overall, the “financially included” reached 31.4-million (up from 17.7-million in 2004). In a category called “formally served” which includes services other than formal banks with branch networks, the percentage of South Africans so served grew from 50% to 80%; in the “banked” category (more traditional but including new devices), the percentage grew from 46% to 75%. Among innovations designed to reach the unbanked were Teba Bank allowing customers to deposit at supermarkets, Absa launched two mobile banks, FNB also created mobile branches and most of Standard Bank’s new sites were planned for townships. Standard Bank’s community-banking initiative offers a low-cost cellphone-banking service. Retailers can act as agents for the bank, even in very remote rural areas. Nedbank has Approve-it™, which allows customers to accept or reject an Internet transaction by cellphone. Nedbank also has partnerships with shops such as Boxer Stores and Pick n Pay where customers can have access to financial services in previously unserviced areas and also on all days of the week such as public holidays and Sundays. Some of Nedbank’s other innovations include Home Loans Online Digital Channel and Market Edge, together with the Nedbank App Suite™. The Nedbank@Work product offers targeted service to employees of companies that bank with Nedbank, including free advice. The Keyona Plus account includes funeral cover, a loan facility and a method of transferring money. The Nedbank4me account is tailored to the youth market.

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 Chartered Institute for Government Finance, Audit and Risk Officers: www.cigfaro.co.za Financial Services Board: www.fsb.co.za Institute of Bankers in South Africa: www.iob.co.za Office of the Ombudsman for Banking Services: www.obssa.co.za

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Our Offering for Small to Medium Businesses Your Day-to-Day Transacting Take up a BUSINESS CURRENT ACCOUNT and you will get a dedicated RELATIONSHIP MANAGER… Our Standard Bank Relationship Managers understand the importance the bank attaches in providing bank-

ing facilities to businesses across various sectors. A Business current account is the perfect vehicle for your daily transacting. It can be used for accepting payments made from your customers / stores to enabling you to make various payments to your suppliers.

Accepting Customer Payments Our AUTOLINK PAYMENT TERMINAL is ready to go… Our AutoLink payment terminals are not only compact and easy to use, but it also gives you the option of personalising your own transactions. You can choose between two types of terminals to best suit your need: Stand-Alone Desktop Terminal: with built-in communication, which saves you money as you do not need to pay for a separate communication line

Portable Terminals; are great to avoid payment queues, they also do not require electricity to work Free Access to Merchant Online: an online selfservice platform designed to give merchants online access to statements and value-added tools, tips and resources Access to Full Support Services: • FREE merchant education • FREE device software updates • FREE Installation

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payments instantly and securely wherever there is a cellular network connection. With BluMobi, you don’t have to wait for customers to pay via EFT. Your transactions are settled into your account the same day.

SnapScan Our SnapScan for business offering is a quick and easy method for you and your customers, and works with any South African bank. When you’re sending out bills, you want to make it as easy as possible for your clients to pay you. SnapScan a easily integrate with your current paper, e-mail or SMS invoices, allowing your customers to pay you from the comfort of their home.

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Accepting Customer Payments When you’re sending out bills, you want to make it as easy as possible for your customers to pay you. SnapScan can easily integrate with your current paper, e-mail or SMS invoices, allowing your customers to pay you from the comfort of their own home. All they need to do is to simply “snap” the QR code that is printed / displayed on your invoice.

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To delay their first payment by up to 60 days

A specific month each year to “skip” a payment

To pay annually, bi-annually or quarterly

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Meeting your Payroll Needs Speak to us about taking up a 2 Day FUTURE DATED EFTS payment service • Business Online enables you to make electronic payments and inter-account transfers in a secure and cost-effective manner, either domestically (Domestic Banking) or cross-border (International Banking) • Our solutions address various requirements for once-off, ad hoc, regular, salary and supplier payments, which can be made to reflect value as soon as possible or at a specified future date • Transactions can be made on an individual basis or via batch instruction, and a variety of sight and value options are available

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The business loads a payment file that is submitted 2 days before action date

2 days later, the business is debited, with the employee receiving sight and value on a value-date selected

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Payments can be made individually or in bulk by uploading a spreadsheet or by capturing a individual recipients details The recipient receives a voucher number directly to their cellphone No bank account and no pre-registration The voucher is secured by a PIN Recipient can receive up to is R5,000 a day and R25,000 per month, inline with FICA regulation (in the absence of a bank account) The recipient may take the voucher number and PIN to any Standard Bank ATM or any participating retailer (Spar, Cambridge Food and Rhino Cash & Carry stores)

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PayCards are reloadable so they can be used for multiple salary, wage payments or petty cash payments to employees Reloadable prepaid cards take away the risk of managing and carrying large amounts of cash Your employees can use the cards at ATMs to withdraw cash, or at retailers to make purchases Cards are valid for 3 years Maximum load value is R5 000, and the maximum value that can be loaded in a calendar month is R25,000 As the card provider you can be safe in the knowledge that the PayCard(s) are not loaded or active until the specified date and time and you can distribute the PayCard(s) together with the PIN in a sealed envelope before the cards are activated.

Protecting you Against Financial Loss Our TAILORED INSURANCE SOLUTIONS are there to protect you… KEY MAN INSURANCE A business can experience significant financial pressure as a result of the loss (death or disability) of a key person / people within a business where the income of this business is being threatened due to specific knowledge that maybe lost which is vital for making this business work.

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A one-stop shop for insurance services and products, providing cover for: • Fire damage • Factory contents • Theft • Glass • Business all risks • Employers liability • Electronic equipment

A comprehensive suite of products, providing cover for you and your family for: • Car and Household • Loan Insurance • Travel Insurance • Accident & Health • Funeral Insurance • Life Insurance

For more information regarding our offerings speak to your dedicated relationship manager


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Development finance and SMME support Programmes for cadets and Gazelles are on offer in the Northern Cape.

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he provincial government’s commitment to supporting small enterprises, rural enterprises and co-operatives was shown in concrete form in 2016 with the support of 210 SMMEs and 91 co-operatives. Business and financial management training was offered to 83 informal traders. In partnership with the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), nine cadets received training before receiving work places at various municipalities. Other steps taken by the provincial government to support co-ops and SMMEs include: • trading spaces allocated at Kimberley Diamond Cup (20) • stalls allocated at Southern African International Trade Exhibition for Retail Products • preferential procurement from state-owned enterprises such as Eskom or Transnet (36) • training for clothing and textile manufacturing (25 women) • hosting of national Technology for Women in Business awards • hosting of Provincial Youth in Business Summit (150 young people) • participation in Entrepreneurs’ Day (56 TVET students). The Research and Development Unit within the Policy, Research and Innovation Programme of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism hosted an Economic Research Day at the Kalahari Lodge in Kimberley in October 2016. The day, ”Making SMMEs work’’, brought together support agencies, government and private companies such as Petra Diamonds and Anglo American. The DEDAT’s Knowledge Management and Innovation Unit made a presentation on innovation and technology for small businesses. A Laptop Trolley was used to demonstrate how ICT can assist business owners improve their entrepreneurial skills and their business by using technology. Specific investment opportunities that are being encouraged with the SMME sector will see funds allocated to: • a guest farm in the Pixely Ka Seme District (women, people with disabilities and youth) • a motor-focused business (tyres, shocks) to be run by young people in Noupoort • a youth business entity to acquire equity in a company manufacturing toilet paper and a company that bottles water. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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SECTOR INSIGHT State-owned enterprises favour SMMEs in procurement. • Laptop trolley demonstrates how ICT can help entrepreneurs. • A diamond incubator is passing on relevant skills. There is a plan to create a Provincial Incubation Strategy and planners are also looking into creating a specialist Renewable Energy Incubator to support smaller entrants into that growing sector. Many of the programmes in the Northern Cape that


OVERVIEW support small, medium and micro enterprises focus on agricultural production and food security.

Partnerships There are a number of active organisations in the Northern Cape, many of whom are in partnership with organs of the provincial government, and one another. The Gazelles programme falls under the Department of Small Business Development. In the Northern Cape the focus will be aligned with the cluster approach to key sectors: renewable energy; mining; agriculture and agri-processing. Seda is also a partner in the Kimberley incubation hub related to the Kimberley International Diamond and Jewellery Academy. So far the KIDJA has trained 45 students who now qualify to work in the diamond industry. Training is offered in technical skills related to jewellery manufacture and also in the skills relevant to starting a new business. Seda runs 49 incubators around the country. There are six branches of Seda in the province. The Northern Cape has a satellite office of the Seda unit known as the Zenzele Technology Demonstration Centre, offering technical and research support to small-scale mining and mineralrelated enterprises. The Company and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is to set up a service point within the relevant provincial department, making it easier for SMMEs to register.

Funding The National Empowerment Fund is assisting in the setting up of a provincial Enterprise Development Fund. An allocation of R5-million has been made to seed the fund, and private sector investors are expected to cooperate in creating a useful fund for new ventures. The small town of Kathu is not the first place one would think of in terms of tourism investment. Yet this is where entrepreneur Beyers Myburgh located his Urban Hotel. The commodity cycle that has reduced global demand for iron ore and other minerals means that the accommodation boom of a few years ago has tapered off, but business travellers still make their way to the Northern Cape, some of them in search of opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Myburgh’s first Urban Hotel is in Bloemfontein. Backing him as a 51% investor is the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Most of the hotel’s clients are business travellers and 24 jobs have been created. The IDC is better known as an investor in mega-projects but support is available, as in the case of Urban Hotels, for smaller investments that can create jobs. The biggest investment of the IDC in the Northern Cape is through its stake in a new manganese mine and sinter plant located near Hotazel. The IDC also has a 36.5% shareholding in Karsten Group Holdings, a diversified agricultural and exporting company with a primary focus on dates and table grapes. Karsten employs more than 4 000 people on a seasonal basis. Through the IDC’s Transformation and Entrepreneurial Scheme, a black economic empowerment project is under way at Kakamas, where emerging farmers are planting citrus. Vaal Community Citrus should create 1 330 jobs. The IDC is heavily invested in a large number of solar-power projects that have been approved in the province. The Masisizane Fund makes loan financing available in sectors such as agriculture and agri-processing, commercial, supply chain and manufacturing. It also offers training and technical support and funding to help businesses to comply with legislation.

ONLINE RESOURCES Department of Small Business Development: www.dsbd.gov.za Department of Trade and Industry: www.dti.gov.za Development Bank of Southern Africa: www.dbsa.org Industrial Development Corporation: www.idc.co.za National Empowerment Fund: www.nefcorp.co.za Small Enterprise Development Agency: www.seda.org.za Small Enterprise Finance Agency: www.sefa.org.za

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PROFILE

Northern Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry Your ultimate business connection.

Our heritage in brief

• Promotes and encourages the pursuit of a high standard of business ethics

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.

• 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 business-people 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

Membership advantages A Chamber assesses and evaluates the needs of the local business community, especially regarding the need for services to small business at a reasonable cost: • 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

Jaime Goncalves – KEW, Sharon Steyn CEO NOCCI, Hannes van Niekerk – SAW, Beverley Deke – NOCCI Marketing, Samantha Lawrence – Duncan and Rothman, Charlene Zondagh – Halsted, Gert Klopper – Petra Diamonds, President, Barend Olivier – Garden Court, Gerrie Cloete – Griquas Rugby Union, Pravashini Kika – PA NOCCI, and Johan Theron – Standard Bank – Treasurer. Absent: Marie Parsons – Parsons Home Appliance, NOCCI Ist Vice Chairperson, Peter Hanson - Astra Travel and Lorraine Mcanda - Nedbank.

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PROFILE Through affiliation with national organised business structures, the “Voice of Business” is representative as memberships grows. The “Voice of Business” is a binding force combining the skills and influences of men and women engaged in all forms and sectors of business.

EXPO AND TRADE FAIR Hosted by NOCCI in association with OFM KIMBERLEY: 3 - 5 AUGUST 2017 MITTAH SEPEREPERE CONVENTION CENTRE

Can you afford not to belong? 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. Thousands of successful businesspeople can testify to the enrichment of their own skills and the development of a network base through active participation in the Chamber affairs. If you are a businessperson with vision, you cannot afford not to join the Chamber movement.

Face -to-face interaction is the best way to build business relationships with suppliers and peers. Who will attend? Corporate managers, engineers, sales managers, plant managers, the public, research/ development and purchasers.

Executive Committee of NOCCI

What NOCCI Expo and Trade Fair offers NOCCI offers you the keys to gaining a competitive edge. In a single trip, you can visit all your vendors. You have a chance to source new suppliers, get ideas from other industries and pursue professional development. No other show in the Northern Cape offers so much.

President: Gert Klopper (Petra Diamonds) Vice-President: Marie Parsons (Parsons Home Appliances) Treasurer: Johan Theron (Standard Bank) Executive members: Barend Olivier (Garden Court Kimberley), Charlene Zondagh (Halsted), Gerrie Cloete (Griquas Rugby Union), Hannes van Niekerk (Super Armature Winding), Jaime Goncalves (KEW Foundries), Lorraine Mcanda (Nedbank), Samantha Lawrence (Duncan & Rothman), Peter Hansen (Astra Travel) Staff: Sharon Steyn (CEO), Pravashini Kika (PA to CEO), Beverley Deke (Marketing/PRO)

Stands The Expo has grown from 62 stands. In 2017 a total of 180 stands are expected to be sold. Stands are located in the auditorium of the convention centre. Seize this amazing opportunity and BOOK YOUR STAND NOW.

CONTACT INFO

Nocci Members: R6 500 Non-members: R8 500 Contact Beeda on Cell No: 083 279 2929

CEO NOCCI: Kimberley: Sharon Steyn Tel: +27 53 831 1081 | Fax: +27 53 831 1082 Cell: 083 457 8148 | Email: Sharon@nocci.co.za

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South African National Government An overview of South Africa’s national government departments.

President

Department of Basic Education

Address: Union Buildings, Government Avenue, Arcadia, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X1000, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 300 5200 Fax: +27 12 323 8246 Website: www.thepresidency.gov.za Website: www.economic.gov.za

Address: Sol Plaatje House, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X9034, 8000 Tel: +27 12 357 3000 Fax: +27 12 323 5989 Website: www.education.gov.za

Deputy President

Address: Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard (Cnr Festival Street), Hatfield, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X745, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 473 0000 Fax: +27 12 462 1646 Website: www.doc.gov.za

Department of Communications

Address: Union Buildings, Government Avenue, East Wing, 1st Floor, Arcadia, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X1000, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 300 5200 Fax: +27 12 323 8246 Website: www.thepresidency.gov.za

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Minister in the Presidency Address: Union Buildings, Government Avenue, East Wing, 1st Floor, Arcadia, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X1000, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 300 5200 Fax: +27 12 300 5795 Website: www.thepresidency.gov.za

Address: 87 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria 0083 Postal address: Private Bag X802, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 334 0705 Fax: +27 12 326 4478 Website: www.cogta.gov.za

Dept of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Address: 123 Poyntons Building, West Block, cnr Schubart and Church streets, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X136, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 307 2934/2884 Fax: +27 12 323 4111 Website: www.dcs.gov.za

Department of Correctional Services

Address: No 20, Agriculture Place, Block DA, 1st Floor, cnr Beatrix Street and Soutpansberg Road, Arcadia, Pretoria Postal address: Private Bag X250, Pretoria Tel: +27 12 319 7319 Fax: +27 12 319 6681 Website: www.daff.gov.za

Department of Economic Development

Department of Arts and Culture

Address: Block A, 3rd Floor, 77 the dti Campus, cnr Meintjies & Esselen streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X149, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 394 1006 Fax: +27 12 394 0255 Website: www.economic.gov.za

Address: 10th Floor, Kingsley Centre, 481 corner Steve Biko & Stanza Bopape streets, Arcadia, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X899, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 441 3000 | Fax: +27 12 440 4485 Website: www.dac.gov.za NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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LISTING Department of Defence

Department of Human Settlements

Address: cnr Delmas Avenue & Nossob St, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X427, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 355 6101 | F ax: +27 12 347 0118 Website: www.dod.mil.za

Address: Govan Mbeki House, 240 Justice Mahomed, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X644, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 421 1310 | Fax: +27 12 341 8513 Website: www.dhs.gov.za

Department of Energy

Department of International Relations and Cooperation

Address: 192 cnr Visagie and Paul Kruger St, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X96, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 406 8000 Fax: +27 12 319 6681 Website: www.energy.gov.za

Address: OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X152, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 351 1000 | Fax: +27 12 329 1000 Website: www.dirco.gov.za

Department of Environmental Affairs

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Address: Environment House, 473 Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, Arcadia, 0083 Postal address: Private Bag X447, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 310 3537 | Fax: +27 086 593 6526 Website: www.environment.gov.za

Address: Salu Building, 316 cnr Thabo Sehume and Francis Baard Streets, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X276, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 406 4669 | Fax: +27 12 406 4680 Website: www.doj.gov.za

Department of Finance (National Treasury) Address: 40 WF Nkomo Street, Old Reserve Bank Building, 2nd Floor, Pretoria Postal address: Private Bag X115, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 323 8911 | Fax: +27 12 323 3262 Website: www.treasury.gov.za

Department of Labour Address: 215 Laboria House, cnr Francis Baard and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X499, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 392 9620 | Fax: +27 12 320 1942 Website: www.labour.gov.za

Department of Health Address: 20th Floor, Civitas Building, cnr Struben and Andries Streets, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X399, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 395 8086/80 | Fax: +27 12 395 9165 Website: www.doh.gov.za

Department of Military Veterans Address: 328 Festival Street, Hatfield, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X943, Pretoria 0001 Tel: 080 232 3244 (SA only) Website: www.dmv.gov.za

Department of Higher Education and Training

Department of Mineral Resources

Address: 123 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X893, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 312 5555 Fax: +27 12 323 5618 Website: www.dhet.gov.za

Address: 70 Meintje Street, Trevenna Campus, Sunnyside 0007 Postal address: Private Bag X59, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 444 3000 | Fax: +27 86 624 5509 Website: www.dmr.gov.za

Department of Home Affairs

Department of Police (Civilian Secretariat for Police Service)

Address: 909 Arcadia Street, Hatfield 0083 Postal address: Private Bag X114, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 432 6648 | Fax: +27 12 432 6675 Website: www.dha.gov.za

Address: Wachthuis Building, 7th Floor, 231 Pretorius Street, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X463, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 393 2800 | Fax: +27 12 393 2812 Website: www.saps.gov.za

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Department of Social Development

Address: Infotech Building, 1090 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X15, Hatfield 0028 Tel: +27 12 431 1000 | Fax: +27 12 431 1039 Website: www.dpe.gov.za

Address: HSRC Building, North Wing, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X904, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 312 7479 | Fax: +27 086 715 0829 Website: www.dsd.gov.za

Department of Public Service and Administration

Address: Bogare Building, 2 Atterbury Road, Menlyn, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: PO Box 1037, Menlyn 0077 Tel: +27 12 367 0700 | Fax: +27 12 367 0749 Website: www.ssa.gov.za

Department of State Security

Address: Batho Pele House, 116 Johannes Ramakhoase Street, Pretoria Postal address: Private Bag X884, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 336 1700 Fax: +27 12 336 1809 Website: www.dpsa.gov.za

Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa Address: Regent Place, 66 cnr Madiba and Florence Ribeiro Street, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X896, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 304 5000 | Fax: +27 12 323 7196 / 086 644 9583 Website: www.srsa.gov.za

Department of Public Works Address: 7th Floor, CGO Building, cnr Bosman and Madiba Streets, Pretoria Central Postal address: Private Bag X65, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 406 21978 Fax: +27 086 276 8757 Website: www.publicworks.gov.za

Department of Tourism Address: 17 Trevena Street, Tourism House, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X424, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 444 6780 | Fax: +27 12 444 7027 Website: www.tourism.gov.za

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Address: 184 Old Building, cnr Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X833, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 312 9300 Fax: +27 12 323 3306 Website: www.ruraldevelopment.gov.za

Department of Trade and Industry Address: The dti, 77 Meintjie Street, Block A, Floor 3, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X274, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 394 1568 | Fax: +27 12 394 0337 Website: www.thedti.gov.za

Department of Science and Technology Address: DST Building, Building No 53, CSIR South Gate Entrance, Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X727, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 843 6300 Fax: +27 12 349 1041/8 Website: www.dst.gov.za

Department of Transport

Department of Small Business Development

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Address: Forum Building, 159 Struben Street, Room 4111, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X193, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 309 3131 | Fax: +27 12 328 3194 Website: www.transport.gov.za

Address: The dti, Block A, 3rd Floor, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X84, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 394 1006 Fax: +27 12 394 1006 Website: www.dsbd.gov.za NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

Address: Iparioli Office Park, 399 Jan Shoba Street, Hatfield, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X860, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 427 8000 | Fax: +27 12 427 8016 Website: www.dtps.gov.za

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LISTING Department of Water and Sanitation Address: Sedibang Building, 185 Frances Baard Street, Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X313, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 336 8733 Fax: +27 12 336 8850 Website: www.dwa.gov.za Department of Women Address: 36 Hamilton Street, Arcadia Pretoria 0001 Postal address: Private Bag X931, Pretoria 0001 Tel: +27 12 359 0000 Fax: 086 765 3365 Website: www.women.gov.za

National coat of arms The national coat of arms was adopted on 27 April 2000. It is constructed in two circles, which are described as the circle of foundation and the circle of ascendance.

Circle of foundation Shield – The two Khoisan figures on the shield are taken from a Bushman rock painting known as the Linton stone, and represent the common humanity and heritage of South Africans. Depicted in an attitude of greeting, the figures symbolise unity. Spear and knobkierie – Together, these objects symbolise defence and authority, but the flat angle at which they lie symbolises peace. Wheat – The ears of wheat, as emblems of fertility, represent germination, growth and the development of potential, as well as nourishment and agriculture. Elephant tusks – Elephants symbolise wisdom, strength, power, authority, moderation and eternity, and the use of tusks is a tribute to the world’s largest land mammal, Loxodonta Africana, which is found in South Africa. Motto – Taken from the language of the now extinct /Xam Bushmen, the motto translated means ‘people who are different come together’ or ‘diverse people unite’. Circle of ascendance Protea – Protea cynaroides is the national flower of South Africa and is symbolic of the beauty of the country and flowering of the nation’s potential. Secretary bird – Characterised in flight, the secretary bird represents growth and speed, and is a symbol of divine majesty and protection. Rising sun – The sun is an emblem of energy and rebirth, a source of light and life appropriate for a country characterised by sunshine and warmth.

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LISTING

Northern Cape Provincial Government A guide to the Northern Cape’s provincial government departments. Visit www.northern-cape.gov.za. Office of the Premier Premier: Sylvia Lucas

Department of Environment and Nature Conservation MEC: Tiny Chotelo

JW Sauer Building, 6th Floor, cnr Roper and Quinn streets, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 838 2600 / 2900 | Fax: +27 53 838 2690 Website: www.northern-cape.gov.za

90 Long Street, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 807 7300 | Fax: +27 53 807 7328 Website: www.denc.ncpg.gov.za/

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development MEC: Norman Shushu

Department of Roads and Public Works MEC: Mxolisi Sokatsha

162 George Street, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 838 9100 / 087 630 0887 | Fax: +27 53 831 4685 / 3635 Website: www.agricnc.gov.za

9-11 Stockroos Road, Square Hill Park, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 839 2100 Fax: +27 53 839 2291 Website: www.ncrpw.ncpg.gov.za

Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC: Alvin Botes

Department of Social Development MEC: Gift van Staden

JS du Plooy Building, 9 Cecil Sussman Road, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 830 9422 | Fax: +27 53 831 4832 / 4308 / 2904 Website: www.coghsta.ncpg.gov.za

Mimosa Complex, Barkley Road, Homestead, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 874 9100 Fax: +27 53 871 1062

Department of Economic Development and Tourism MEC: McCollen (Mac) Jack

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture MEC: Bongiwe Mbingo-Gigaba

32 Abbatoir Road, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 807 4700 Fax: +27 53 807 4600

14th Floor, Metlife Towers, cnr Knight and Stead streets, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 839 4000 | Fax: +27 53 832 6805 Website: www.economic.ncape.gov.za/

Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison MEC: Pauline Williams

Department of Education MEC: Martha Bartlett

cnr Lennox and Sydney Roads, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 839 1700 Fax: +27 53 839 1773

156 Barkley Road, Homestead, Kimberley 8301 Tel: + 27 53 839 6500 | Fax: +27 53 839 6580 Website: www.ncedu.ncape.gov.za

Provincial Treasury MEC: McCollen (Mac) Jack

Department of Health MEC: Lebogang Motlhaping

14th Floor, Metlife Towers, cnr Knight and Stead streets, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 830 8200 Fax: +27 53 831 4235

144 Dutoitsta Road, Kimberley 8301 Tel: +27 53 830 2100 Fax: +27 53 833 4394 NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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LISTING

MUNICIPALITIES IN THE NORTHERN CAPE

Metropolitan/District Municipality Boundary

Local Municipality Boundary

Siyanda

District Municipality

Richtersveld

Local Municipality

N

BOTSWANA NCDMA08

North West NCDMA045

NAMIBIA

John Taolo Gaetsewe

Mier

Joe Morolong

Gamagara

NCDMAO8

!Kheis Nama Khoi

Khâi-Ma

NCDMA08

Frances Baard

Tsantsabane

//Khara Hais Richtersveld

Phokwane

NCDMA09 Magareng Kgatelopele

Siyanda

!Kai! Garib

GaSegonyana

NCDMA07

Dikgatlong

Sol Plaatje

Siyancuma

Siyathemba Thembelihle

NCDMA07

NCDMA06

Pixley Ka Seme

Kamiesberg

Kareeberg

Namakwa

Free State

Renosterberg

Emthanjeni Umsobomvu

Hantam Ubuntu

Karoo Hoogland

Eastern Cape Western Cape

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LISTING

Northern Cape Local Government A guide to district and local municipalities in the Northern Cape Province. FRANCES BAARD DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Physical address: 51 Drakensberg Avenue, Carters Glen, Kimberley 8301 Postal address: Private Bag X6088, Kimberley 8300 Tel: +27 53 838 0911 | Fax: +27 53 861 1538 Website: www.francesbaard.gov.za

NAMAKWA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Physical address: Van Riebeeck Street, Springbok 8240 Postal address: Private Bag X20, Springbok 8240 Tel: +27 27 712 8000 | Fax: +27 27 712 8040 Email: info@namakwa-dm.gov.za Website: www.namakwa-dm.gov.za

Dikgatlong Municipality

Hantam Municipality

Tel: +27 53 531 6500 | Fax: +27 53 531 0624 Website: www.dikgatlong.co.za

Tel: +27 27 341 8500 | Fax: +27 27 341 8501 Website: www.hantam.gov.za

Magareng Municipality

Kamiesberg Municipality

Tel: +27 53 497 3111/2/3 | Fax: +27 53 497 4514 Website: www.magareng.gov.za

Tel: +27 27 652 8000 | Fax: +27 27 652 8001 Website: www.kamiesbergmun.co.za

Phokwane Municipality

Karoo Hoogland Municipality

Tel: +27 53 474 9700 | Fax: +27 53 474 1768 Website: www.phokwane.org.za

Tel: +27 53 391 3003 | Fax: +27 53 391 3294 Website: www.karoohoogland.co.za

Sol Plaatje Municipality

Khâi-Ma Municipality

Tel: +27 53 830 6911 / 6100 | Fax: +27 53 833 1005 Website: www.solplaatje.org.za

Tel: +27 54 933 1000 | Fax: +27 54 933 0252 Nama Khoi Municipality

JOHN TAOLO GAETSEWE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Physical address: 4 Federal Mynbou Street, Kuruman 8460 Postal address: PO Box 1480, Kuruman 8460 Tel: +27 53 712 8700 | Fax: +27 53 712 2502 Website: www.taologaetsewe.gov.za

Tel: +27 27 718 8100 | Fax: +27 27 712 1635 Website: www.namakhoi.org.za Richtersveld Municipality

Tel: +27 27 851 1111 Fax: +27 27 851 1101 Website: www.richtersveld.gov.za

Gamagara Municipality

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

Tel: +27 53 723 6000 | Fax: +27 53 723 2021 Website: www.gamagara.gov.za Ga-Segonyana Municipality

Tel: +27 53 712 9000 | Fax: +27 53 712 3581 Website: www.ga-segonyana.gov.za

Emthanjeni Municipality

Joe Morolong Municipality

Tel: +27 53 632 9100 Fax: +27 53 631 0105 Website: www.emthanjeni.co.za

Tel: +27 53 773 9300 | Fax: +27 53 773 9350 Website: www.joemorolong.gov.za NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

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LISTING ZF MGCAWU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Physical address: cnr Le Roux and Hill streets, Upington 8801 Tel: +27 54 337 2800 | Fax: +27 54 337 2888 Website: www.zfm-dm.co.za

Kareeberg Municipality

Tel: +27 53 382 3012 | Fax: +27 53 382 3142 Website: www.kareeberg.co.za Renosterberg Municipality

Kai! Garib Municipality

Tel: +27 53 663 0041 | Fax: +27 53 663 0180

Tel: +27 54 461 6400 / 6700 | Fax: +27 54 461 6401

Siyancuma Municipality

Kgatelopele Municipality

Tel: +27 53 298 1810 | Fax: +27 53 298 3141

Tel: +27 54 384 8600 | Fax: +27 53 384 0326

Siyathemba Municipality

Dawid Kruiper Municipality

Tel: +27 53 353 5300 | Fax: +27 53 353 1386 Website: www.siyathemba.co.za Thembelihle Municipality

Tel: +27 54 531 0019 Fax: +27 54 531 0019 Website: www.dkm.gov.za

Tel: +27 53 203 0008/5 | Fax: +27 53 203 0490 Website: thembelihlemunicipality.gov.za

!Kheis Municipality

Ubuntu Municipality

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

Tsantsabane Municipality

Umsobomvu Municipality

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 Motorway

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

Main Road Railway

N

BOTSWANA

Union’s End

North West N18

Rietfontein

NAMIBIA

Van Zylsrus Askham

Vryburg

Hotazel

N14

Kuruman

Upington

Alexander Bay

N14

Vioolsdrif

Port Nolloth

Steinkopf

Pofadder

R31

Campbell Groblershoop N10

Kenhardt

N14

Marydale

Nababeep

Barkly West R64

N8

Hopetown

Free State

N12

Strydenburg

N7

Kamieskroon

Brandvlei

Hondeklipbaai Garies

Van Wyksvlei Vosburg

Nieuwoudtville Vredendal

De Aar

Williston

R27 Calvinia Vanrhynsdorp

R63

Loxton

Victoria West

Clanwilliam

N12

Eastern Cape

R75

Western Cape

Willowmore

N7

Worcester

R44

CAPE TOWN

Graaff-Reinet

Somerset East

Western Cape Paarl

N1

Stellenbosch N2

Caledon Hermanus

N15

KwaZuluNatal

LESOTHO

N9

Eastern Cape N1

R27

NORTHERN CAPE

Middelburg R63

Beaufort West

Sutherland

Saldanha

Noupoort

N1

Three Sisters

N7

R45

Free State

N1 N9

Richmond

Fraserburg

Mpumalanga Gauteng SWAZILAND

R48

Colesberg N10

Hanover

N12

R63

North West

Petrusville

Britstown

Carnarvon

Loeriesfontein

NAMIBIA

KIMBERLEY Ritchie

Douglas

Prieska

Okiep Kleinsee Springbok

Limpopo

N12

Ulco

Postmasburg

Keimoes Kakamas

BOTSWANA

WarrentonChristiana

N14

N10

Onseepkans Augrabies

ZIMBABWE

Hartswater

MOZAMBIQUE

R31

Sishen

Oudtshoorn R62

N9

George

N2

Knysna Mossel Bay

Uitenhage

PORT ELIZABETH

Jeffreys Bay

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PROFILE

Frances Baard District Municipality Frances Baard District Municipality is the smallest district in the Northern Cape; however, it accommodates the largest proportion of the population of the province.

Vision To be a municipality with a clear developmental focus, providing quality services to its people.

Economic profile Frances Baard District Municipality is the strongest economic region in the province, accounting for 36% of the provincial gross domestic product (PGDP). The economy of the district consists of the primary (agriculture and mining), secondary (manufacturing, electricity and construction) and tertiary (trade, transport, financial and social services) sectors.

Ms Buyiswa Ximba, Executive Mayor.

The municipality has a mandate to: • Provide a democratic and accountable government for local municipalities • Ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner • Promote a safe and healthy environment • Encourage the involvement of communities and community organisations in the matters of local government. The district municipality has been assigned level one and two accreditation in terms of the housing function. Level-two accreditation status gives municipalities the responsibility to approve and manage housing-construction programmes and ensure technical quality assurance.

Mandate The Frances Baard District Municipality (FBDM) is an open, transparent and accountable organisation, providing sound governance, stable financial viability and prudent leadership. Administration remains focussed on the Council’s priorities and set targets for delivery to provide the performance and results that drive the municipality. The FBDM strives to promote sound financial management and good governance in order to perform its developmental role. The municipality follows a practice of sound, conservative budgeting aimed at enhancing financial resources.

Geography Frances Baard District Municipality is the smallest district in the Northern Cape and has a geographical area of 13 518.19km2. However, it accommodates the largest proportion of the population of the province, giving it the highest population density. The municipality is located in the far eastern portion of the province. It shares its northern borders with the North West Province and its eastern border with

An effective governance framework, systems, policies and structure are absolutely crucial to the proper functioning of a district municipality such as Frances Baard. Good governance is a concept that describes the process through which the municipality sets priorities, makes decisions, strengthens accountability and engages in constructive interaction with the public and other institutions. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017/18

Ms ZM Bogatsu, Municipal Manager.

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PROFILE Free State Province. Kimberley, which is where the district municipality is located, is less than 500km away from Johannesburg in the north and less than 1 000km away from Cape Town in the south and the Port of Durban in the east. It compromises the four local municipalities of Dikgatlong, Magareng, Phokwane and Sol Plaatje. The main towns are Kimberley, Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp, Barkly West and Warrenton.

the district and exposes the graduates to business opportunities.

Tourism

A key focus is the development of a tourism route in the Frances Baard District. The project aims to enhance and promote tourism attractions along the N18 between Warrenton and Hartswater, which will disperse visitors in the district and create new product development opportunities.

The district municipality assists new co-operatives with registration and acts as liaison for them to increase accessibility to incentive schemes and other government incentives.

Tourism for development

Although predominantly a mining and agricultural region, Frances Baard District Municipality also offers rich experiences in terms of culture and history. Two of the largest rivers, the Orange and Vaal, flow through the district.

Another priority is the development of the river banks close to the Gong-Gong Waterfall in Dikgatlong Municipality as a safe, attractive and durable tourist destination that also promotes the significant cultural and historical attractions in the area.

Kimberley is the capital city of the Northern Cape. It is situated in the centre of South Africa. Kimberley offers visitors a plethora of fascinating tourist attractions such as: the William Humphrey Art Gallery, the Duggan Cronin Gallery, which holds a collection of early photographs of Africans, various old buildings and monuments dating back to 1899, Flamingo Casino, game farms, Kamfers Dam (flamingo-breeding island), Ghost Tours and the “Big Hole” Tram Route.

Key facts and figures Local municipalities: Dikgatlong Municipality, Magareng Municipality, Phokwane Municipality, Sol Plaatje Municipality Major towns: Kimberley, Barkly West, Warrenton, Jan Kempdorp, Hartswater Main roads: N12, N18, R29, R47 Airports: Kimberley Airport Area covered: 13 518.19km²

Local economic development Ongoing focus areas in terms of LED are the strengthening of SMME development by providing individuals and cooperatives with, among other things, training about tender processes and regulations, pricing strategies and how to implement and determine the correct price. SMMEs are also assisted to take part in events such as arts festivals to expose them to the competitive environment in order for them to find suitable markets for their products.

CONTACT INFO Executive Mayor: Buyiswa Ximba Speaker: McDonald Silingile Municipal Manager: Mamikie Bogatsu Tel: +27 53 838 0911 | Fax: +27 53 861 1538 Email: gerline.roman@fbdm.co.za Physical address: 51 Drakensberg Avenue, Carters Glen 8301 Postal address: Private Bag X6088, Kimberley 8300 Website: www.francesbaard.gov.za

The district municipality is running a youth entrepreneurial development programme with the aim to support local municipalities and young graduates. The training of the graduates in LED helps to increase competent practitioners in this field in

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