Page 1

2019 EDITION

NORTH WEST BUSINESS THE GUIDE TO BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT IN NORTH WEST PROVINCE

JOINJOIN US ONLINE US ONLINE

WWW.GLOBALAFRICANETWORK.COM | WWW.NORTHWESTBUSINESS.CO.ZA WWW.NORTHWESTBUSINESS.CO.ZA

North West Provincial Government


Women getting a fairer share in the North West construction industry National and provincial initiatives are paying off. By Kesaobaka Phatudi

The construction industry has for a long time been perceived as a male-dominated industry. This is gradually becoming a thing of the past as government strives to create equal opportunities for both men and women in the workplace. Research by MasterCard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) indicates that South Africa has made progress in reducing gender bias against women engaging in the early stages of entrepreneurial activities. This statement can be proved by those women who have infiltrated the construction industry despite popular opinion. The South African Women In Construction (SAWIC) organisation has also made a significant impact in developing women to be more involved in the construction industry. SAWIC is the national association seeking to empower women to gain access to business opportunities, training and networks in the construction industry. In a meeting with SAWIC, North West MEC for Public Works and Roads Johanna Maluleke announced that the department intends to strengthen relations with women’s organisations. SAWIC has had a successful partnership with National Department of Public Works over the years. Maluleke emphasised that the partnership is necessary to assist women to fully play their role and contribute in government as well as society. “My wish is to see more women participating in the construction industry which is our core mandate as the department,” said Maluleke.

North West Provincial Government

Dorcas Molefi is a woman contractor currently working on the construction of a new sub-district office in Atamelang near Delareyville in Ngaka Modiri Molema District. She is among the women who are constantly defeating the odds. Molefi joined the construction industry in 2012 after she realised that the number of women in construction was very low. Her interest was also sparked after government called for women interested in construction to come forward. Molefi acknowledges efforts made by government in involving women in construction. “It is really encouraging to see government ensuring that more women participate in the industry." Molefi further said, “I wish to see more women infiltrating this space. It is also a call for me to rope in more women." Director for Project Implementation, Sifiso Diko, said although the number of women in the industry is still relatively low, the department is pulling out all the stops to ensure the participation of women in the construction industry. “In the 2018/19 financial year the department intends developing 20 SMMEs of which 11 will constitute women, people living with disabilities and youth sectors. The targeted Construction Development Industry Board (CIDB) grading for the development is 1CE to 3CE over a period of 36 months on construction-related projects such as roads and building maintenance and grass-cutting,” said Diko. Pinky Gaobuse from Dihatshwane village is also a woman contractor who is currently sub-contracted


to erect a fence at the dual-carriage road project in Rooigrond near Mahikeng in Ngaka Modiri Molema district. Gaobuse is one of the few women who developed an interest in construction and opened her own company in 2015 after receiving training in construction. Gaobuse acknowledges that starting her own company was not a walk in the park but none of the obstacles she came across were enough to deter her from her goals. Although she says she is grateful for the opportunity, she says being in the construction industry as a new-comer is very challenging as a woman. “Honestly doing the actual work is very hard because it is labour-intensive. I have employed a couple of men, but I also have to get my hands dirty,” said Gaobuse. She indicated that even though the job is tough, she is determined to work hard and grow her company. “At the moment I am not much interested in making so much money, my main interest is to improve my CIDB grading. I would also like to see more women, especially within my locality, getting involved in construction and taking part in the economic activities of the county. I will find ways to involve them in my projects as well,” she said.


CONTENTS

CONTENTS North West Business 2019 Edition.

Introduction Foreword5 North West Business is a unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the province.

Special features Building for the future An interview with the Premier of the North West Province, Professor Job Mokgoro.

6

North West Provincial Government projects 10-21 Major projects are underway in agriculture, the arts, health, construction and training. Regional overview of North West Province 26 With easy access to South Africa’s biggest urban areas, the North West hopes to add a thriving manufacturing sector to its strengths in mining, agriculture and tourism.

Economic sectors Mining34 The North West has close to 300 active mines. Agriculture38 Horticulture is in the spotlight. Energy40 New uses for platinum are being uncovered. Water41 A new body is helping municipalities deliver services. Manufacturing42 Chemical processing could be a new sector.

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

2


I’M AN ENTREPRENEUR. AN INNOVATOR. AND A GAME CHANGER. NOW I JUST NEED BIG VALUE FOR MY SMALL BUSINESS.

You’ve got what it takes to succeed. All you need now is for your money to up its game for your business, with a business bundle from Nedbank. Save up to 40% on banking fees, get 35 free transactions a month, Greenbacks rewards, discount on your point-of-sale device, and a dedicated banker. All this and more for only R219 per month! For more information call 0860 116 400 or search ‘Business Bundle’ on nedbank.co.za.

SAVE UP TO

40% ON BANKING FEES

nedbank.co.za Terms and conditions apply.

see money differently Nedbank Ltd Reg No 1951/000009/06. Authorised financial services and registered credit provider (NCRCP16).


CONTENTS

Education and training A new programme is training plumbers.

43

Tourism44 Sun City’s revamp is paying off.

Government North West Provincial Government An overview of the North West provincial government departments.

47

North West Local Government An overview of the North West municipalities.

48

Reference Maps

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Vaalwater

N Thabazimbi

Limpopo Bela-Bela

North West locator map.

R49

BOTSWANA

29

Sun City/Lost City N4

Zeerust Swartruggens

Moloporivier Vorstershoop

Groot-Marico

Mmabatho

North West provincial map.

29

Sannieshof

Coligny

Delareyville

Potchefstroom

R 49

Ottosdal

Vryburg

30

Lykso Kuruman

N14

Reivilo

N12

Northern Cape

4

Heilbron

Free State

Wesselsbron

Motorway Main Road Railway

Welkom Ventersburg

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

R57

R82

Kroonstad

Bloemhof

Christiana Warrenton

Ulco

Sasolburg N1

Taung

Kathu

Postmasburg

N3

Vereeniging Parys

R59 R30

SchweizerReneke

N1

Carletonville

N12

Orkney Wolmaransstad

R31

Sishen

Klerksdorp

R34

N18

Gauteng

JOHANNESBURG

Westonaria Ventersdorp

N14

Stella

Hartbeespoort Mooinooi

Magaliesburg R30

R52

Hotazel

North West municipal map.

Koster

Lichtenburg

PRETORIA

Brits

Rustenburg

MAHIKENG R49

Bultfontein

Reitz


FOREWORD

CREDITS

North West Business

Publisher: Chris Whales

A unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the North West.

Publishing director: Robert Arendse Editor: John Young Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Art director: Brent Meder Design: Tyra Martin Production: Lizel Olivier Ad sales: Sydwell Adonis, Shiko Diala, Sandile Koni, Gavin van der Merwe, Sam Oliver, Gabriel Venter, Siyawamkela Sthunda, Vanessa Wallace, Joseph Gumbo, Jeremy Petersen and Reginald Motsoahae Managing director: Clive During Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg and Natalie Koopman Distribution & circulation manager: Edward MacDonald Printing: FA Print

T

he 2019 edition of North West Business is the ninth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2009, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the North West Province. North West Business includes news and analysis of the most important sectors, with a regional overview covering the strategic thinking behind plans to attract investment into the province. Best known for its platinum mines, grain and livestock farming and tourism, the province is making a concerted effort to bolster its manufacturing capacity. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at www.northwestbusiness.co.za. Updated information on the North West is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at www.gan.co.za, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title. Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media Email: chris@gan.co.za

DISTRIBUTION North West Business is distributed internationally on outgoing and incoming trade missions, through trade and investment agencies; to foreign offices in South Africa’s main trading partners around the world; at top national and international events; through the offices of foreign representatives in South Africa; as well as nationally and regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, trade and investment agencies, airport lounges, provincial government departments, municipalities and companies.

COPYRIGHT | North West Business is an independent publication published by Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. Full copyright to the publication vests with Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. PHOTO CREDITS | COVER: Impala Platinum. Pictures supplied by Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), iStock, North West Provincial Government, Sun International.

5

PUBLISHED BY Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2004/004982/07 Directors: Clive During, Chris Whales Physical address: 28 Main Road, Rondebosch 7700 Postal address: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: info@gan.co.za | Website: www.gan.co.za ISSN 1996-1022

DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in North West Business is accurate and up-to-date, the publishers make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, or completeness of the information. Global Africa Network will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or any reliance placed on such information.

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


PROFILE

Regaining the trust of communities The Premier of the North West, Professor Job Mokgoro, brings a unique perspective to a tough assignment.

I

n June 2018, a new Premier was sworn in for the North West Province. The elevation of Professor Job Mokgoro to the key position in the provincial government brought to an end a period of uncertainty and allowed the residents of the province to look forward to the leadership of the province being able to focus on the business of government. Professor Mokgoro could be said to be uniquely qualified for this appointment, for two reasons. Firstly, he served as the NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

Director-General of the North West in the first months after South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. Among his tasks was to integrate three government administrations (including homelands) into one. This hands-on experience gives him vital insight into the infrastructure (what might be called the “scaffolding”) of the area’s administrative structures. Secondly, Professor Mokgoro is both academically highly qualified and deeply experienced in public administration and public governance. He has been widely published on a broad range of topics. Among the long list of titles of his published papers are “Equity and Efficiency in the Public Service”, “Inter-Provincial Fiscal Equalisation” and “The role of Leadership in Organisational Responsiveness to Service Delivery”. His academic qualifications include Bachelor and Master's degrees in science and public administration from three universities and he was a visiting professor at Wits University’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management. When the ANC called on him to lead the province, he was the head of the North West Ikatisong School of Governance. He had been responsible for the establishment and the curriculum of this school, which forms part of the North West Administration. The selection by the African National Congress (ANC) of Professor Mokgoro to lead the province followed several weeks of sometimes violent protests within the province by citizens upset by lack of services. Mokgoro has also worked within the economic policy unit of the ANC.

Establishing priorities In one of his first speeches, Premier Mokgoro said that regaining communities’ trust in government was top of the agenda. He said that his

6


PROFILE

North West Provincial Government

administration would purposely prioritise concerns relating to insufficient and ineffective delivery of services, waste of public resources, corruption and poor leadership, among other issues. “As we recognise the urgent need to develop and sustain a culture of good ethical and moral values within the public service, we also acknowledge that the cost to society associated with unethical conduct in government is enormously huge. It therefore remains our collective responsibility to correct the shortcomings as identified across the provincial government and commit to working tirelessly to restore stability and certainty in our province,” Premier Mokgoro stated on the day of his inauguration. “Occupying a position of leadership is no opportunity for self-enrichment; the needs of the people of this province are greater than an individual’s interest,” the new Premier added. Premier Mokgoro also warned public servants against all acts of misconduct such as loitering and not showing up for work, emphatically stating that “the party is over”. Mokgoro cautioned those responsible for ensuring consequence management and consistently failing to do so, saying they are as guilty as the perpetrators themselves. The Executive Council of the North West Province met soon after Professor Mokgoro’s selection as Premier and resolved to make every effort to improve the service delivery drive in all spheres of government.

The Executive received a report that analysed the policies of the current administration and the extent to which they are in alignment with national government policies and the Mid-Term Strategic Framework. The report confirmed that the content of the provincial policies is in alignment with national policies but that some of the wording used is different. The Executive resolved that the province should align with the vocabulary of the national framework.

Studying and teaching After growing up in the Northern Cape town of Kimberley, Professor Mokgoro began his university career simultaneously with his political

7

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


PROFILE

career. The study of medicine at the University of Natal brought the young activist into conflict with security policeman and he spent a year in jail. A fellow medical student, Steve Biko, was to die at the hands of the security police. Professor Mokgoro took up his studies at Fort Hare University where he gained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. After a spell teaching biology, mathematics and physical science at St Boniface High School, Kimberley, Professor Mokgoro took on a research task with the Chamber of Mines (today the Minerals Council SA) looking into the implications of mechanisation on human resources in the mining industry, a topic that is still relevant today. Three years as a Psychological Assessor at a psychiatric hospital followed, after which he became a lecturer and academic administrator at the University of Bophuthatswana. Over the next decade, Professor NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

8

Mokgoro would teach public policy, public finance and policy reforms. He served as Head of Department for one year. Prior to his lecturing responsibilities, he was involved with the administration of academic programmes, examinations and admissions. It was during this time that Professor Mokgoro studied for and obtained his Bachelor of Public Administration (Honours) from the University of the North West and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Toledo, Ohio (USA). An honorary doctorate in Public Administration was awarded to Professor Mokgoro by Toledo in 2001. In the early 1990s, Professor Mokgoro consulted to a large number of organisations including the Cape Town City Council and the World Bank. Professor Mokgoro moved on to the University of the Western Cape where he was responsible for starting the School of Government – from inception to implementation, which takes us to the year before South Africa became a democracy, and when Professor Mokgoro was called to serve in the North West.

Public service Professor Mokgoro’s tenure a s A s s o c i a t e D i r e c t o r, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Centre for Policy


PROFILE

Analysis and Information, lasted just three months. The date of March 1994 meant a new beginning for South Africa and a new career path for Mokgoro. He was called on to be the democratic era’s first Director-General, North West Provincial Government, a position which he held from April 1994 to October 1999. The provincial administration had an annual budget of R7-billion and covered a geographical area with over 3.5-million inhabitants. The next career move saw Professor Mokgoro retain the title of Director-General, but this time it was of the South African Management D e ve l o p m e n t I n s t i t u te, which he ran until 2003. The South African Management Development Institute (SAMDI) is a government institute responsible for the development of managers in the public service. As the Director-General, he oversaw a staff complement of 140 people. Professor Mokgoro has done stints as a part-time lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Fort Hare and the University of Pretoria. In the years between 2003 and 2007, he did many consulting tasks. Clients included the Association of Vice Chancellors of

Historically Disadvantaged Tertiary Institutions in South Africa (ASHADI), Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM), Department for International Development (DFID), Development Policy Management Forum (DPMF), the Graduate Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and the European Union.

Looking forward to the future.

9

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


INTERVIEW

Cancer patients receive comprehensive care The Oncology Unit at the Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex outlines what services they offer to patients in the North West Province.

What is oncology?

How does one get access to the unit?

The term oncology literally means a branch of science that deals with tumours and cancers. The word “onco” means bulk, mass or tumour while “-logy” means study. Oncology is the field of medicine that is devoted to cancer. Clinical oncology consists of three primary disciplines: medical oncology (the treatment of cancer with medicine, including chemotherapy), surgical oncology (at Tshepong hospital, the surgical aspects of cancer including biopsy, staging and surgical resection of tumours), and radiation oncology (the treatment of cancer with therapeutic radiation).

Patients should be worked-up and diagnosed with cancer before they are referred to the Oncology Unit. Usually patients are referred from hospitals or general practitioners or surgeons. What are the steps followed to access the services?

Oncology depends on diagnostic tests like biopsy or removal of a piece of the tumour tissue and examining it under the microscope. Other diagnostic tests include endoscopy for the gastrointestinal tract, imaging studies like X-rays, CT scanning, MRI scanning, ultrasound and other radiological techniques and nuclear medicine techniques, etc. When a person suspects that he/she might have cancer or when that person presents with symptoms, the nearest primary health care (PHC) facility or general practitioner should be consulted. The health care workers at the PHC facility or the general practitioner will refer the person for further management and work-up, if needed. After the person has been worked-up for cancer, meaning diagnosed with cancer, the person should be referred to the Oncology Unit as a first visit. When coming to the Oncology Unit’s first-visit clinic for the first time, the patient should come with the following: referral letter, histology report, blood results and X-rays or sonar or scan.

What are the specialised services of the Oncology Unit?

This unit renders the following services to the patients of the whole of North West Province: • Chemotherapy (out-patient basis and 24hrs) • Outpatient follow-up clinic • First-visit clinic • Symptom management • Improvement of quality of life • Pain management • Palliative care • Work-up for radiation. How long has the unit been active?

The unit started functioning in October 1999 with 23 patients on an out-patient basis; services rendered were chemotherapy. Services were rendered to the whole NWP as this was the only Oncology Unit in the province.

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

10


INTERVIEW

North West Provincial Government

What type of cancer diagnosis gets admitted at the unit?

How are the challenges being dealt with?

We have excellent management support. The unit services complex cancer patients with stateof-the-art diagnostic and treatment machines in the Radiation Unit. We offer chemotherapy in a very conducive environment. We believe in teamwork. We strive to deliver high patient care. Therefore, we try to assist each and every patient who is referred to our unit. We use our initiative to overcome most of the problems encountered.

All types of cancer, except some haematology (blood) cancers. What do staff specialise in?

There is a qualified and skilled full-time oncologist at the unit with three medical doctors and interns running the unit. How long does it take to give treatment to patients after diagnosis?

The ideal situation is one to two weeks after diagnosis, but our biggest challenge is late referrals and a delay in receiving all the necessary tests and investigations. What makes successful?

the

staff

in

the

unit

The oncology team is very dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled. The staff members have a positive attitude and there is very good team cohesion. The staff members are passionate about the oncology patients. What challenges are being encountered with patients and the facilities?

Patient challenges: Late referrals of patients. Patients coming in the late stage of their disease. Delays in receiving all the necessary tests and investigations that are needed at the first visit to health facilities. Transportation of patients.

11

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


FOCUS

Scanner boosts diagnosis at Tshepong Hospital A R13-million CT scanner has been acquired by the Radiology Unit.

Dr Magome Masike, MEC for Health, officially opens the new diagnostic unit at Tshepong Hospital Radiology Unit on 13 April 2018.

C

ommunities in the North West now have access to the latest diagnostic technology with the unveiling in 2018 of a Toshiba 160 slice CT Scan with Canon Aquilion CT system at the Radiology Unit of the Tshepong Hospital. The MEC for Health, Dr Magome Masike, officially launched the state-of-the-art CT Scan in April 2018. “This is part of the plan by management of the Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex, together with the North West Department of Health authorities, to continually improve hospital services by introducing this new advanced CT Scan,� said Dr Masike. This now means easy access to the latest technology has been made possible for the community and the facility reduces the number of patient referrals to Gauteng hospitals. The acquisition of the new Toshiba 160 slice CT Scan, which is valued at more than R13-million, was made possible through the National Tertiary Services Grant, and is the first of its kind in the Southern Region. The Aquilion Prime has a small footprint but a long scan range, a wide 78cm gantry aperture and can scan patients that weigh up to NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

12

205kg. These features make it perfect for long trauma cases or cancer (oncology) staging cases. On the Aquilion prime CT routine, 160-row ultra-helical acquisition is 43% faster than the conventional 128-detector row helical systems. This increased acquisition speed results in shorter scan times, decreased contrast usage and costs, and improved image quality due to decreased movement artefacts. The scan reconstruction rate is ultra-fast and an insta-view of 0.5mm or 1mm volume can be scrolled through immediately after scanning has been completed. The machine also boosts with Sure Subtraction which is standard on the system and allows true digital subtraction angiography where the bone is subtracted and not segmented and cut away as on conventional workstations. This makes angiography of difficult areas very easy, quick to do and much more accurate. For cardiology patients, Sure cardio prospective is a huge benefit when performing cardiac examinations because this is made easier even for less experienced operators. The software assists the operator. Polaki Mokatsane, CEO of the Klerksdorp/ Tshepong Hospital


FOCUS

North West Provincial Government

Complex, is very pleased with the new technology. “This CT Scan boosts with AIDR-3D Integrated Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction works together with Sure Exposure 3D on the system. This ensures that the best image quality will always be achieved, with the least possible radiation exposure to the patient according to the ALARA principle. This CT Scan system not only modulates MA but also boasts Sure KV and modulates it according to the patient size.” One of the greatest challenges in computed tomography is the interpretation of routine scans in patients with metallic implants. The artefacts caused by the presence of metal can severely obscure nearby structures, making clinical diagnosis difficult or even impossible. Toshiba’s innovative SEMAR (Single-Energy Metal Artefact Reduction) overcomes this. Its high technology employs a sophisticated reconstruction algorithm to eliminate artefacts caused by metal

while improving visualisation of the implants, its supporting bone and adjacent soft tissues for an accurate diagnosis. “We are sure this new CT Scan system will not only improve the workflow and reduce patient waiting lists, but also offer additional examinations like Cardiac CT, CT Colonography and CT Digital Subtraction Angiography,” said Polaki Mokatsane. By Nico Masiu

The Toshiba 160 slice CT Scan with Canon Aquilion CT system.

13

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


FOCUS

Access to tertiary health services is increasing Shift to universal coverage underway.

T

he North West Province has experienced historical deprivation in terms of specialised tertiary health services. The apartheid health system put high-tech medical equipment and resources in predominantly white towns while the rest of the historically disadvantaged communities had little or no access to such services. Since the dawn of democracy, government has been at work ensuring that the majority who are the poor have access to quality health care services. The catalyst to health reform has been a new health dispensation with a shift in policy towards “universal health coverage� as envisaged by the National Health Insurance (NHI). The phased implementation of the NHI enables all South Africans to access quality and comprehensive health services, which will be free at the point of service. In the North West Province, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District, which is a pilot district, has seen commendable progress in specialised tertiary health services since 1994. In 2016/17 the first-ever heart operation was performed in the province through a partnership between Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital, Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital and Netcare Ferncrest. This is a cardiac catherisation and cardiac service. Since then, 20 further patients with heart conditions were successfully operated on and resumed their normal productive lives. The North West Department of Health established the Paediatric Surgery unit whereby children are now operated in the hospital where before they were referred to Baragwanath Hospital in Gauteng. In 2015/16, the department established cardiothoracic surgery where patients with different diseases of the lung cavity were operated on. In 2014/15, the department managed to conduct operations on cancers in the brain, spine and stomach. The Burns unit at Klerksdorp-Tshepong operated on patients promptly, leading to quick recovery without being exposed to infections

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

14

Health MEC Dr Magome Masike addressing doctors and dentists about National Health Insurance at a gathering in Klerksdorp. from travelling long distances. In recent times, the province saw the expansion of chemotherapy ser vices that was achieved through renovating Ward 8, converting it into a chemotherapy suite with increased capacity to accommodate demands. Treatment of various categories of cancers is now achieved without delays.


FOCUS

North West Provincial Government

One of the beneficiaries and the first-ever patient to receive a heart operation in the province is Mr Sarel de Beer who presented to the surgical department at Tshepong Hospital with a threatened limb due to an embolic phenomenon. He needed open-heart surgery for an atrial myxoma, which is a benign growth within one of the chambers of the heart. The patient was taken to Rustenburg and successfully operated on. "This success is testimony to the fact that the province has managed to recruit and retain the best specialists. We will continue to work hard to retain them, recruit more and address the chronic challenge of health professionals especially the specialists," said North West MEC for Health, Dr Magome Masike. Dr Masike recently said that the province will continue to

improve access to health care services and ensure that the histor ically disadvantaged population benefit. “Our people deser ve the best. Quality specialised tertiary services must reach all our people. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that all specialised services which were previously not available to our province are accessible to our people,� said Dr Masike.

Health MEC Dr Magome Masike visits a recovering heart patient.

15

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


FOCUS

Training programmes tackle unemployment Social Development MEC calls for action from young people.

Graduates happily show their certificates in building and civil construction, a training programme for unemployed youth run by the North West Department for Social Development.

Y

oung people should form co-operatives and look for sponsorship from government departments and businesses if they are to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty, North West MEC for Social Development, Hoffman Galeng, told young people at Wonderkop near Marikana at the end of a training programme. “Go to your respective communities with the skills that you have acquired during your 10-month training and make a difference. Register co-operatives and look for sponsorship from businesses in your area and various government departments including ours. Sit together, make plans to advance your goals,” Galeng said to the applause of 50 unemployed youth who received training in building and civil construction. Since 2011, Galeng said his department has provided accredited training to 1 200 unemployed youth who were recruited from deprived wards across the province. “We are equipping these young people so that they become future employers and be the change agents in the communities that they come from,” Galeng said, adding that the skills that the learners NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

16

have acquired will increase their employability and encourage them to venture into the labour market. One of the learners, Samuel Sedu, 23, said he learnt a lot during a 10-month training course which was coupled with practical exercise. During the training, Monamodi said, R1 780 was paid as a stipend to cover their daily expenses and household necessities. “We are so grateful to government for presenting this opportunity to us. We know how to build houses. We wish that government should not neglect us. We really need after-care so that we do not roam around the streets with the skills that we have acquired,” Rampuru said.


FOCUS

North West Provincial Government

Sedu’s sentiments were echoed by MEC Galeng who appealed to municipalities, the business sector and the community at large to adopt and extend the support to leverage on the skills acquired by these young people, so that they contribute meaningfully to the entrepreneurship programmes in the province. A convenor on youth developmet in the department, Seitebaleng Dikole, said that the learners who have undergone training are the first group to receive full qualification as opposed to statements of results on the modules passed by learners between 2011 and 2016. The improved programme, Dikole said, allows participants to progress towards the professional fields of becoming artisans if they develop their skills further with additional education and relevant work experience.

Boost for early childhood development The National Lotteries Commission’s multi-million-rand funding to Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) will improve infrastructure and enhance compliance to the norms and standards required for operating early childhood development centres in the North West Province, according to MEC for Social Development Hoffman Galeng. “The National Lotteries Commission has sponsored the construction of 12 early childhood education facilities and 10 edu-

17

containers in identified areas across the province,” Galeng said, adding that community members should take care of the new infrastructure once it is completed. Mariette van Uyssteen, who founded Haasbekkie Early Childhood Development, has expressed her profound thanks to the department for helping her to apply for funding at the National Lotteries Commission. “I am so grateful that the Lotteries Commission installed an edu-container at Coldridge in Vryburg.” Uyssteen was operating a day-care centre in a rented room for a period of five years. In that time Uyssteen depended on support from the Caritas community organisation. Another beneficiary, Constance Makobea, a committee member of the Itireleng Tataiso day-care centre at Itireleng village, said she is grateful that through the assistance of the departmental staff the national lottery would build a fully-fledged centre worth R3.8-million. Galeng said the construction of prototype ECDs will go a long way to eradicating the crèches which do not meet the norms and standards that are being enforced by the Department of Social Development. NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


FOCUS

Arts and culture to the fore in North West Large audiences flock to awards and festivals.

Mmabatho Stadium was packed to capacity for the 2017 Mahika Mahikeng Music and Cultural Festival.

W

ith the success of various high-profile national and provincial events hosted by the Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA), the North West Province is reclaiming its place as one of the key destinations for arts and culture in the country. These range from end-of-the-year activities such as the Calabash in Taung, Mahika Mahikeng in the capital city, the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), the South African Music Awards (Samas) and the South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards (Satmas). Most of these events are beamed to the homes and places of entertainment of millions of South Africa via television, giving the province much-needed exposure. They are also events where the crème de la crème of South African entertainment come together to honour and celebrate the finest the country has to offer – in entertainment terms. CATA views the success of these events as its contribution to tourism in the province. “We are proud to say, this year we once again put the province on the map when it comes to high-profile national arts and culture NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

18

events,” says CATA MEC, Ontlametse Mochware. “The SAMAS, SAFTAs, SATMAS, the Calabash and Mahika Mahikeng are national events. As anticipated, these events brought thousands of visitors from across the country including our neighbouring country Botswana, who enjoyed the warmth and splendour of the North West Province.” The events turn the province into a hive of activity when they take place, bringing a welcome buzz from revellers and stars, ranging from movie and television personalities, to jazz legends and traditional music sensations.

Libraries among the best When it comes to technology and accessibility, all the libraries built by CATA in recent years are geared to be in touch with modern times – especially when it comes to technology. An overwhelming number of these library facilities are in rural areas, in line with the developmental thrusts of the Provincial Government. In a boost to service delivery, not only are these libraries equipped with good-quality furniture, but they also boast modern services such as the Internet and facilities for the visually-impaired. Students can


FOCUS

North West Provincial Government

access books and the Internet to enhance the quality of their projects while entrepreneurs can get onto the web to access tenders and other business opportunities. Toy libraries, which are a section of the bigger building, help the young ones to learn as they play. This development closes the technological gap between rural and urban communities. One example is that of 17-year-old Boineelo Moema from Itsoseng, who is a shining example to her peers at high school on the value of our community libraries. “Whatever information I need for my school projects I go to the local library and get whatever information I need either through books or Internet,” she says. “I am happy about the services the local library offers and my vocabulary has improved.” To date, CATA has built more than a hundred libraries spread across the

19

length and breadth of the province. The department has committed itself to supporting the ideals of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) when it says: “By providing access to information, libraries support communities in their exploring and challenging of barriers, values and behaviours as these relate to social inclusion. Furthermore, libraries engage communities on matters of social importance.”

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


FOCUS

Black farmers benefit Fifty more producers earmarked for commercialisation programme.

North West Provincial Government

Improving market access for black small-holder producers will lead to improvements in income and food security and promote poverty alleviation.

I

n a quest to ensure that producers and farmers participate meaningfully in the economy of the province through the food production value chain, the North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) has earmarked 50 more black producers for the commercialisation programme. The purpose of the Black Producers Commercialisation Programme (BPCP) is to support commercialisation of black producers’ farming enterprises, boost investment that will unlock and enhance production by these black producers while ensuring inclusive growth and facilitating sustainable job and wealth creation. The programme further promotes rural development and sector transformation in the agriculture and fisheries sectors. The agriculture sector has been identified as a key platform for both transformation and economic growth and job creation. MEC Manketsi Tlhape says the programme is a great step towards allowing emerging farmers to have a bigger platform to grow and contribute to the economy of the province and the country. “The agricultural sector plays a crucial role in the economy. We value NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

20

our agricultural sector immensely because it contributes to economic development as well as food security and job creation for our people,” said MEC Tlhape. Tlhape also highlighted the fact that the productive agriculture sector has the potential to transform rural areas into sustainable economic centres. The support by government will see previously disadvantaged farmers having a platform to produce quality goods and services for consumers. Working with various stakeholders under the umbrella of Operation Phakisa, the National Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, together with the National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform are collectively addressing challenges of improved access to markets by emerging farmers. Such collective action yields big and swift results. Through a combination of farmers’ own initiative and motivation, favourable conditions to interact have been created. Through the inclusion of social activities, positive results have been achieved. The Black Producers Commercialisation Programme will provide comprehensive support to producers and increase access to finance and markets.


ARE YOU A FARMER AND IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO GROW YOUR FARMING BUSINESS? North West Agricultural Fund (NWAF) assists farmers with loans charged at an interest rate of South African prime rate Collateral will be needed of 50% of loan amount Farmers need to have registered a company Government employees can apply for the loan provided they produce permission granted by employer to perform remunerative work

NWAF APPLICATIONS DON’T CLOSE Requirements for loan: •

A Viable Business Plan

• Access to land: Permission to Occupy / Tribal lease

agreement / Property ownership

Market contracts / Letter of intent

Company Registration Certificates

Tax Clearance Certificate

6 month bank statement

Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) documentation

Required Documents: Identity Document (Owner’s ID), Marriage Certificate or Divorce Decree where applicable, Proof of address

Come visit us at our offices: AgriCentre Building Cnr. Dr. James Moroka & Stadium Road Private Bag X2039 Mmabatho 2735

Come visit us at our offices: Tel: (018) 389 5111/5919 NWAF: Leading North West financial intermediary for radical socio-economic transformation “Together we move Bokone Bophirima forward’


OVERVIEW

Standard Bank’s new strategy By Ben Pretorius, Provincial Head Retail and Business Banking for Standard Bank in the North West. What is your strategy regarding the North West?

Ben Pretorius

BIOGRAPHY Ben has been appointed as the new Head: Retail and Business Bank Executive, North West. He holds a B Degree: Business Administration and Accounting, post-graduate Operational Management qualifications, is a registered Mun. Accountant and a qualified equity trader (SAIFM). With over 15 years banking experience, Ben has extensive expertise in restructuring of debt portfolios, enhanced financial management of municipalities and consulting on special projects to enhance the financial position of public institutions. He was instrumental in developing, setting credit and policies within the Financial Institutions' unit.

Standard bank’s aspiration is to become the Leading Financial Institution in North West though our Purpose Africa is our Home we drive her Growth. We are more than just a bank as our value proportion to our clientele overshadows the traditional bank offerings. Our delivery model is centralised around service to customers both current and new, supported by a dedicated relationship that will find a solution for the unique needs of our clientele. The main focus for 2019/20 is underpinned by an enhanced focused approach. Included herein will be public sector, mining, agriculture and manufacturing, construction and tourism. Mainly due to our decentralised structure we are now able to respond to customers need promptly, effectively and efficiently. Your passion for business?

We have a strong belief that by supporting Enterprise Development via appropriate funding solutions, we will be able to support local economic development. The ripple effect of this “instrument”, by providing funding to entrepreneurs, should yield positive results in job creation and support community growth for the enhanced overall well-being of the region. In the light of this, we have established a dedicated team to support the entrepreneur. Your approach to the North West market?

Our partnership approach to business has proven to be successful, allowing business to tap into our skilled workforce and product specialists. This will allow businesses to benefit from our product specialisation within the focus areas of our business. Our well-resourced local team, in collaboration with our enablement champions, will consequently offer the suitable solution for the appropriate need. We have constructed industry specialisation champions including Public Sector and Mining and Agricultural, combined with product expertise. We’re looking forward to lead 2019 in areas of Business Banking and structured lending, Vehicle and Asset Finance, Home Loans and Personal Loans. Apart from the traditional offerings, we have superior cashless solutions in order to mitigate on-site risks.


Regional overview of North West Province With easy access to South Africa’s biggest urban areas, the North West hopes to add a thriving manufacturing sector to its strengths in mining, agriculture and tourism.

John Young

T

he North West province makes up 6.8% of the population of South Africa (3.6-million), 8.7% of the land mass (105 076km²) and accounts for 5.8% of economic output in terms of gross value added. The North West is bordered on the west by the Republic of Botswana and on the east by Gauteng province, the engine of the South African economy. The Vaal River runs along the province’s southeastern border with the Free State, and the province also shares borders with the Northern Cape to the south and Limpopo in the north. The province's strategic location goes beyond its proximity to Gauteng: the major roads linking trade on an east-west axis pass through the province, as does the major railway line which runs from Cape Town in the south to Zimbabwe and beyond in the north. The mineral reserves that still lie beneath the ground in the province are enormous. Platinum group metals (PGMs) predominate but there are NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

significant deposits of gold, uranium, diamonds, copper, vanadium, fluorspar and nickel. Stone and limestone are also found in rich quantities. Mining beneficiation takes place at many places, with Rustenburg being particularly strong in this sector. The economy of the town is closely linked to the fortunes of platinum mining, with the sector contributing about 70% of the city’s gross geographic product. The North West is a major producer of maize and sunflower seeds and many other agricultural products. About 20% of South Africa’s maize comes from the province, as does 15% of its wheat. The dry western part of the province is home to beef cattle, game ranching and hunting. The normally well-watered eastern and north-eastern regions can carry many kinds of crops, many of which find themselves on the tables of the citizens of the nearby urban centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The agricultural sector also generates largescale storage and logistics operations, particularly

26


in Klerksdorp, Vryburg and Brits, together with a number of agri-processing plants. The province's three Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and the wellrespected North-West University all have several campuses catering to a wide range of educational disciplines. The university has a strong reputation as a research institution.

All of the big agricultural companies have storage and logistics operations and many of them are involved in agri-processing. Senwes is one of the biggest with extensive silo infrastructure while Suidwes has 17 retail outlets and MGK makes full-fat soy at its manufacturing plant. Lichtenburg-based NWK makes liquid fertiliser and animal feed, processes sunflower seeds and runs 37 silos and three grain mills. Another subsidiary, Opti Chicks, has a capacity of 600 000 chicks per week. There are several milling facilities in the province. A provincial Integrated Manufacturing Strategy has found that chemical processing holds great potential because of the province’s proximity to Gauteng’s markets and the availability of the ingredients needed for the manufacture of phosphate and nitrogen-based fertilisers. A sector strategy for boosting clothing and textile manufacturing is also being developed. There is also a possibility that a totally new sector, renewable energy, will help to transform the lives

Future growth Manufacturing capacity is concentrated in the larger towns in the north-east and eastern parts of the province but there are plans to expand this capacity. Automotive components firms are clustered in Brits, which in turn is very close to the automotive manufacturing hub in Rosslyn (Pretoria) in Gauteng. Towns like Klerksdorp (agri-processing and engineering) and Potchefstroom (food and beverages) also have manufacturing capacity.

27

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


SPECIAL FEATURE of previously excluded communities. This is already taking place to a small extent in that the province's first solar plant is partly owned by the community in which it operates. There is much more scope for this kind of partnership, but there is also scope for the development of a manufacturing sector to support the renewable energy sector. A start has been made to attract solar panel manufacturers to the Platinum Special Economic Zone in the Bojanala District Municipality. The province’s other manufacturing strategy – boosting agriprocessing – is in better shape now that the worst of a prolonged drought is over. The creation of district agri-parks is intended to boost primary production which in turn will increase the amount of raw material that can be processed. Companies making car seats within the province’s active automotive parts sector would be a ready market for treated hides from the huge provincial cattle herd. An amount of R110-million has been set aside for the establishment of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the province. The project is intended to make investment more attractive by clustering infrastructure and related industries in one location. The SEZ planners hope to attract R4-billion in investment over a five-year timeframe. The City of Rustenburg has started a planning process which looks forward to a time when mining’s role in the economy will be reduced, and sectors such as health and education might become more important. Renewable energy is another area where some preliminary work has been done. The fact that Rustenburg’s plans also include the creation of a Mining Supply Park point to the fact that mining’s influence is likely to continue for many years to come. This is also true of some of the plans to diversify the province’s manufacturing base – they often rely on the base mineral that comes from mining anyway. Platinum prices may not be as strong as they were, but platinum group metals have enormous potential in the energy field, and North West researchers and businesses are working on possibilities to exploit this.

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

28

Strategies The Provincial Government of the North West has two main economic strategies: • The development of Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD) • A focus on three key sectors: agriculture, culture and tourism (ACT). Other areas of focus are: mineral beneficiation; renewable energy; retail and wholesale; ICT and the development of economic infrastructure. Tourism has been identified as an important driver of future growth and the investment by Sun International of more than R1-billion in the Sun City complex is helping to create momentum in a sector which has a proven track record of creating jobs. Two events took place in 2018 which placed North West tourism in the spotlight. The 2018 National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE) took place at Sun City and was attended by about 7 000 school pupils and university graduates from around the country. At a Tourism Imbizo in Potchefstroom, more than 1 000 young people were encouraged to study in that sector. Tourism has grown steadily in the North West and has been a reliable creator of jobs. The province's other great assets include Sun City, the Pilanesberg National Park, private game lodges and the Hartbeespoort Dam. Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located at the Vredefort Dome (where a meteorite hit the earth about two-million years ago) and Taung, where the discovery by an archaeologist of a skull in 1924 is regarded as one of the most significant of all time.

Principal towns Mahikeng The capital city of the North West Province lies on the banks of the Molopo River. Situated in the northwest sector of the province near the Botswana border, the city has a strong services sector and a population of approximately 300 000.


SPECIAL SPECIALFEATURE FEATURE ZIMBABWE

Limpopo

NAMIBIA

North West NORTH WEST

Mpumalanga Gauteng SWAZILAND

Vaalwater Vaalwater

N N Thabazimbi Thabazimbi

R49 R49

BOTSWANA BOTSWANA

LESOTHO

Sun SunCity/Lost City/LostCity City

Eastern Cape

N4 N4

Western Cape

Zeerust Zeerust

Swartruggens Swartruggens Groot-Marico Groot-Marico Rustenburg Rustenburg

Moloporivier Moloporivier Vorstershoop Vorstershoop

Mmabatho Mmabatho

MAHIKENG MAHIKENG

Koster Koster

R52 R52 N14 N14

Sannieshof Sannieshof

Stella Stella

Delareyville Delareyville

R 49 R 49

Ottosdal Ottosdal

N14 N14

Lykso Lykso

Reivilo Reivilo Sishen Sishen

N18 N18

Taung Taung

N12 N12

Warrenton Warrenton

Postmasburg Postmasburg

R30 R30

Bultfontein Bultfontein

Heilbron Heilbron

Free Free State State

Welkom Welkom

Ulco Ulco

R57 R57

R82 R82

Kroonstad Kroonstad

N3 N3

Sasolburg Sasolburg N1 N1

Wesselsbron Wesselsbron

Christiana Christiana

N1 N1

Vereeniging Vereeniging

Parys Parys R59 R59

Bloemhof Bloemhof

Carletonville Carletonville

N12 N12

Wolmaransstad Wolmaransstad

Kathu Kathu

Northern Northern Cape Cape

Klerksdorp Klerksdorp

SchweizerSchweizerReneke Reneke

Gauteng Gauteng

JOHANNESBURG JOHANNESBURG

Westonaria Westonaria Ventersdorp Ventersdorp

Orkney Orkney

R34 R34

Kuruman Kuruman

R30 R30

Potchefstroom Potchefstroom

Vryburg Vryburg Hotazel Hotazel

Coligny Coligny

PRETORIA PRETORIA

Brits Brits

Hartbeespoort Hartbeespoort Mooinooi Mooinooi

Magaliesburg Magaliesburg

Lichtenburg Lichtenburg

R49 R49

R31 R31

Limpopo Limpopo Bela-Bela Bela-Bela

KwaZuluNatal

Free State Northern Cape

MOZAMBIQUE

BOTSWANA

NORTH NORTH WEST WEST PROVINCE PROVINCE

Ventersburg Ventersburg

Motorway Motorway Main MainRoad Road Railway Railway

Reitz Reitz

The Mahikeng International Airport is served by SA Potchefstroom College of Agriculture. More than 120 Express. The city’s main sectors are financial services, 000 people attend the Aardklop Festival every year. Municipalities in North West Province services, transport and trade. The Garona District houses The city has a population of aboutLimpopo 173 000. the North West parliament and government buildings. The sports facilities of North-West University are The administrative headquarters ofBOTSWANA the BaRolong tribe world class and have been the base for Spain's soccer Moses Kotane are located in the city. The arts are promoted by the team Ramotshere and Australia's cricket team in world cups. Moretele Moiloa Madibeng Bojanala Mmabana Cultural Centre, while the North West Institute Tlokwe is a hub for the strong commercial agriculture Rustenburg of Hotel and Tourism Management is one of three tertiary of the region and has several food and beverage Molopo Kgetlengrivier institutions in the city. North-West University’s Graduate Mafikeng manufacturers. Nestlé has recently invested. Some School of Business and Government Leadership is Ngaka of the bigger enterprises include fertiliser companies Modiri Molema Ratlou located in Mahikeng, and Unisa has a presence. Other such as Kynoch, munitions manufacturers, and food Gauteng Ditsobotla Marksarmy base contributes institutions are the Taletso processors like King Food.JBAn KagisanoTVET College and the International School of South Africa. to the economy, and the airfield formerly used by the Tswaing Dr Kenneth Kaunda Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati The town is well served by hotels such as the military is now run by the municipality. Matlosana Naledi Mmabatho Palms, Hotel and Casino Convention The N12 Treasure Route passes through the city Resort. Mahikeng Game Reserve has white rhino and holds potential for further development of tourMaquassi Hills Mamusa ist highlights such as Boskop Dam and the Mooi River and giraffe among its fauna. Greater Taung on which the town is located.Free State Lekwa-Teemane Tlokwe (Potchefstroom) Northern Cape Metropolitan/District Municipality The city of Potchefstroom is administered by the Rustenburg Tlokwe Local Municipality. A large campus of NorthWest University and its business school is located in the city, as is the Vuselela TVET College and the

Boundary

Local Municipality Boundary Rustenburg is close toDistrict platinum mines andBojanala Sun City, Municipality Municipality two of the economicLocal jewels in the crown ofNaledi North West Province. The town is also near beautiful parts

29 11

NORTH NORTHWEST WESTBUSINESS BUSINESS2019 2018


SPECIAL FEATURE of the bushveld, the Magaliesberg Mountains and the Pilanesberg National Park. Rustenburg has a varied manufacturing sector, although most of it is mine-related. Large-scale platinum smelters operate in Rustenburg. One of Orbit TVET College’s campuses is in Rustenburg, Unisa has a regional office, and the Agricultural Research Institute’s industrial crops unit and the Seda Platinum Incubator are located in the city. Health facilities are good in the city, with Netcare and Life Healthcare having a presence, in addition to the provincial hospital. Rustenburg's population is about 596 000.

Matlosana is situated on the N12 Treasure Route and is marketing itself as a potential logistics hub. An intermodal facility based in the town’s airport has been developed. The city council has set aside land for the development of industrial and commercial enterprises. Break-bulk facilities, storage space and distribution centres are needed, offering concrete opportunities for investors in those fields. Bloemhof Bloemhof is a centre of maize growing and cattle raising on the southern boundary of the province, and DairyBelle has a large milkproduction facility in the town. The Bloemhof Dam is one of the three large dams on the Vaal River that supply bulk water to surrounding areas. The Bloemhof Bonanza is the biggest and most lucrative inland-angling event in South Africa, with more than 2 000 anglers trying to win R1.5-million in prize money. The nearby SA Lombard Nature Reserve has a fine herd of black wildebeest.

Klerksdorp (City of Matlosana) With a population of over 400 000, Klerksdorp is an important regional centre and the town where several important companies' headquarters are located. These include Senwes, through whose silos a large proportion of South Africa's grains move every year, and a number of engineering enterprises which serve the mining industry.

Municipalities in North West Province

Limpopo

BOTSWANA

Moses Kotane

Ramotshere Moiloa

Bojanala

Madibeng

Moretele

Rustenburg

Molopo

Kgetlengrivier Mafikeng Ratlou

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Gauteng

Ditsobotla JB Marks

Kagisano

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

Matlosana

Naledi

Maquassi Hills

Mamusa Greater Taung

Northern Cape

Dr Kenneth Kaunda

Tswaing

Lekwa-Teemane

Free State Metropolitan/District Municipality Boundary Local Municipality Boundary District Municipality Local Municipality

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

30

Bojanala Naledi


PROFILE

Modi Mining Modi offers differentiated contract mining services in a variety of fields across three provinces.

About Modi Mining

Underground mining services

Modi Mining is a 100% black South African owned company • Conventional mining method: stoping; developing; vamping and founded and owned by mining engineer and entrepreneur Mr sweepings Samuel Molefi and a female entrepreneur, Christina Motlapele Molefi. Modi Mining started operations in 2011 and has grown to • Equipping and reclamation • Mechanised mining method: capibe operational in three provinces. tal development (TMM); board and In the North West Province, Modi Mining serves corporate mining pillar houses in the platinum sector (RBPlats, Impala Platinum and Lonmin). In Mpumalanga Province, Modi works with South32 in the coal sector. • Hybrid mining method The company also manufactures and supplies products for mines such as Sibanye Gold, Gold 1 and Harmony Gold, all of which are Open cast mining services • Top soil and overburden stripping based in Gauteng Province. • Coal seam mining • Rehabilitation, dump/stockpile management To be the preferred service provider and supplier in the mining Manufacturer and supplier of: industry.

Vision

Services

LDPE blasting barricades and pipes

Civil services

Modi Mining is a multi-faceted company within the mining industry • Civil and bulk earth works focusing on contract mining services (surface and underground), • Screening and crushing civil and bulk earth works, crushing and screening, load and haul, • Load and haul mine rehabilitation, manufacture and supply of blasting barricades. www.modimining.co.za A detailed breakdown of services is as follows:

31

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


KEY SECTORS

Overviews of the main economic sectors of the North West Mining 34 Agriculture 38 Energy

40

Water 41 Manufacturing 42 Education and training

43

Tourism 44


OVERVIEW

Mining The North West has close to 300 active mines.

SECTOR INSIGHT Impala Refinery Services is now a division of Impala, not a subsidiary.

T

he price of platinum has been as high as $2 000/oz but since 2017 it has been less than half of that for most of the time. In August 2018 the mineral was trading at $815/oz. This trend has had a major impact on the large mines in the Rustenburg area. Some assets have been sold, others have undergone major restructuring. There are nearly 300 active mines in the North West and the sector still makes a big contribution to provincial GDP although that percentage is now below 30%. About 18% of total employment in the province is in mining, with many support industries relying on the primary sector. Impala Platinum (one of whose operations is pictured), will spend R2.7-billion over two years to scale down production from 11 shafts to six lower-cost, profitable, shafts. In FY 2016, Impala produced 629 900 ounces of platinum. The company has also made Impala Refinery Services (IRS) a division, where it used to be a subsidiary. The change related to licences. IRS smelts and refines concentrate and matte and recycles auto catalysts. During 2018, Sibanye-Stillwater ticked two important boxes in its quest to merge with Lonmin, which would make it the secondNORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

34

biggest platinum producer in the world. Both the Reserve Bank and the Competition Commission gave their approval for the deal. The Competition Commission wants Sibanye-Stillwater to create an agri-industrial programme in Rustenburg to compensate for job losses that will occur. This is Sibanye-Stillwater’s second major purchase of platinum assets at Rustenburg. The company earlier bought Anglo American’s Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited (including three mine shafts, two concentrating plants and an on-site chrome recovery plant). The Evraz Group has sold its 78.8% in Brits-based Vametco, a mine and plant that produces vanadium. Bushveld Minerals, which is listed on the Alternative Investment Market in London, is the buyer. Manngwe Mining has developed a new iron-ore mine near Brits. The Assen mine, which has a measured resource of about 20-million tons, will sell its product to ArcelorMittal South Africa. Anglo American Sefa Mining Fund supported Manngwe Mining’s exploration phase. The black-owned company wants to purchase iron-ore assets in neighbouring Limpopo.


OVERVIEW Mineral resources The North West Province is aligned with the Western Limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex, a remarkably rich minerals formation. Mines in the province produce 50% of the platinum produced in the world, and 65% of South Africa's platinum group metals. Chromite is the other major mineral mined throughout the province, and there are several ferrochrome smelters and other processing plants. The province’s 20 mines are on a reef running from Brits to Rustenburg. South Africa produces about 70% of the world’s chrome. Gold and uranium are found along the border of the province with Gauteng and the Free State (in Klerksdorp and Orkney). Diamonds are mined at Christiana, Bloemhof and Lichtenburg. Other minerals found in the North West include fluorspar, vanadium, rhodium, uranium, copper, limestone, slate, phosphate, manganese, coal and nickel. Limestone quarries run by G&W Base and Industrial Minerals in the Marico District are located next to a PPC cement factory. One of the last economically viable limestone deposits in South Africa is mined and processed by Sephaku Cement. Sephaku runs a 6 000-ton-per-day clinker plant near Lichtenburg. AfriSam, PPC and Lafarge are active in the Mahikeng/Lichtenburg area, but Sephaku is confident that its clinker and cement-production facilities will be supported by raw materials for at least 30 years. Granite and slate are found in good quantities in the province, as is dimension stone. There are more than 20 quarry operations in the province, with Rustenburg being the centre of granite mining.

SEZ and SPI The Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is to be established at Mogwase in the Bojanala District, north of Rustenburg and east of Sun City. When fully developed, 200ha of land will be

ONLINE RESOURCES Geological Society of South Africa: www.gssa.org.za Minerals Council South Africa: www.mineralscouncil.org.za National Department of Mineral Resources: www.dmr.gov.za North West Development Corporation: www.nwdc.co.za South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: www.saimm.co.za

35

given over to three infrastructure facilities comprising Logistics, Light Manufacturing and Heavy Manufacturing. Areas of investment that are expected to grow fastest include fuel cell technology (in which platinum is a vital component), machinery for mining, energy generation and renewable energy component manufacturing. A range of incentives will be available to potential investors via the National Department of Trade and Industry (dti). For example, the 121 Tax Allowance Incentive offers capital investment allowances and training support up to R900-million for new or existing industrial projects. There are several other incentives specific to investors in an SEZ. The Seda Platinum Incubator (SPI) is an initiative of the Platinum Trust of South Africa and is funded by the Small E n te r p r i s e D e v e l o p m e n t Agency (Seda) through its Seda Technology Programme (Stp) with the support of the North West Provincial Government and private companies. Located in Rustenburg, the SPI trains people through the making of jewellery, chiefly the design and manufacture of platinum group metal (PGM) jeweller y. Small PGM jewellery-manufacturing enterprises and individuals are located at the centre or supported by email correspondence. A three-year period of incubation is offered to small businesses. NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


FOCUS

Delivering opportunities Implats spent nearly R3-billion on procurement from local businesses.

I

mplats’ enterprise and supplier development activities focus primarily on supporting local and black businesses and are designed to ensure compliance with regulatory expectations, contribute to socioeconomic development in neighbouring communities and build a more robust and competitive supply chain for the group. Enhancing procurement opportunities is important in creating sustainable communities, improving community relations and advancing the economic development of these areas. Our preferential procurement practices and enterprise and supplier development activities make a tangible difference to the lives and families of emerging black entrepreneurs and stimulate economic development in our host communities. To this end we spent R2.9-billion on procurement from local businesses (all >25% BEE), within the Bojanala district for Impala Rustenburg operations and the Greater Sekhukhune district at Marula, constituting 32% of total procurement discretionary spend (2017: R2.6-billion or 29%). Supporting local and black-owned businesses through preferential procurement is an important part of promoting transformation and Implats undertakes the following activities to develop entrepreneurial skills: • Seeking, identifying, supporting and promoting appropriate historically disadvantaged suppliers through sustainable procurement. • Leveraging the existing supplier base to unlock local employment opportunities, mentorship and investment in the value chain. • Nurturing an environment for partnerships and joint ventures between the existing supplier base and local entrepreneurs. • Striving to improve year-on-year BEE spend performance relative to the requirements of the Mining Charter.

Some key initiatives at Implats •

A Supplier Development Programme that seeks to enhance the competitiveness of local small, medium and micro enterprises and black-owned businesses. A Business Advisory and Development Service that helps local black entrepreneurs to grow and sustain their businesses and become part of the supply chain. Supporting local and black-owned businesses through preferential procurement through seeking, identifying, supporting and

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

36

promoting appropriate historically disadvantaged suppliers through sustainable procurement practices. Leveraging the existing supplier base to unlock local employment opportunities, mentorship and investment. Nurturing an environment for partnerships and joint ventures between the existing supplier base and local entrepreneurs. Striving to improve year-on-year BEE spend performance relative to the requirements of the Mining Charter, and reporting in parallel on B-BBEE performance as per the Department of Trade and Industry’s Codes of Good Practice. Enhan cin g p ro curem ent opportunities, specifically in neighbouring communities, is important in creating sustainable communities, improving community relations and advancing local economic development.

Further, our investment in the accommodation and living conditions of employees is one pillar of Implats’ contribution to the well-being of its host communities. Our social investment strategy complements this by providing schools, clinics and other amenities. Social programmes and investments are identified in collaboration with stakeholders in the areas in which we operate.


ENRICHING LIVES Building sustainable communities

Building homes in local Investing communities in skills development

Providing health and wellness to employees Building and upgrading schools

Implats has invested over R4 billion in local communities since 2009, enriching the lives of 100 000 South Africans. We are building stronger, sustainable communities. Coole Adv 17082

Investing in Socio-economic development

Investing in government and municipality support infrastructure


OVERVIEW

Agriculture Horticulture is in the spotlight.

SECTOR INSIGHT Agricultural company Senwes listed on the JSE in 2017.

A

maiden horticulture expo was held in the Bojanala District in 2018. The North West is sometimes called the "Texas of South Africa” because of its superb cattle herds but the province also produces good crops of onions and other vegetables. In September 2018 the North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) teamed up with the Madibeng Local Municipality to host the event called “Horticulture growth through exposure”. Apart from displaying a range of flowers, fruits, vegetables and trees, the exhibition provided producers of indigenous herbs a showcase for their products. The Bojanala District, and particularly the Madibeng Local Municipality, was chosen as the site for the expo because of its good rainfall patterns and its location near to the large urban concentrations of Pretoria and Johannesburg. The expo is a part of a broader effort to help small-scale farmers get exposure to the market. Four district agri-parks will help to establish sustainable agri-processing, promote food security and bring black businesses into the mainstream economy. Each of the agri-parks has a specific focus: • Springbokpan, grain (Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality) • Vryburg: livestock, red meat (Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality) • Moretele/Makapanstadt: red meat and horticulture (Bojanala District Municipality) • Maquassi Hills: pork and poultry (Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality). NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

38

Various agri-processing plants are under consideration for the city of Mahikeng: a feedlot and a meat processing plant, including an abattoir and packaging facilities. In Taung the plan is to establish an animal feed-manufacturing plant. A 10ha vineyard in Ventersdorp, which forms part of the Local Economic Development plan for the area, is to be expanded to 40ha and a black-owned logistics co-operative has been signed to distribute products from the farm. The Provincial Government of North West wants to expand an existing programme to promote farming across all districts in the province. The Kgora Agricultural Institute in Ramatlabama, some 25km north of Mahikeng, trains small-scale farmers in raising animals and crop farming, and works with young people. A weakness identified in the land claims process has been the absence of support for new farmers. For the beneficiaries of a successful 4 500ha land claim on the De Paarl farm near Lichtenburg, things have been different. They have received tractors and equipment worth R6-million from the National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.


OVERVIEW Support has also been given by Omnia Fertilisers. In the early stages of the project, a group of commercial farmers leased the land from the De Paarl Communal Property Association (CPA) and passed on agricultural skills to the beneficiaries. The farm has created 20 permanent job opportunities while 40 locals are employed seasonally.

Major agricultural companies When South Africa’s first alternative stock exchange in South Africa started trading in February 2017, the first listing was agricultural company Senwes and its holding company. Senwes has a strong grain division and it controls 68 silos. Its headquarters are in Klerksdorp. Suidwes is based south of Klerksdorp in Leeudoringstad. More than 90% of the shares in the company are held by farmers. Grain handling is the main business and there are divisions for retail (17 outlets and one animal-feed depot), mechanisation, finance and research and agricultural economics (Terratek). South Africa's largest agricultural company, Afgri, is active in the province. Brits is the location of the headquarters of the MGK Group. The company runs five divisions and a plant that makes fullfat soy, a component in animal feed. NWK is another company with manufacturing capacity. The Lichtenburg-based enterprise makes liquid fertiliser (up to 10 tons per month), animal feed (Opti Feeds), processes sunflower seeds (Epko), and runs three grain mills. Another subsidiary, Opti Chicks, has a capacity of 600 000 chicks per week. NWK also deals in grain, runs several retail outlets and has a halfshare (with Senwes) in CertiSure Brokers. The company has 37 silos with a capacity of 2.5-million tons.

Variety

representing 12% of South Africa’s herd. Major breeds include Simmental, Brahman, Bonsmara and Simbra, pictured, a cross between the Brahman and Simmental breeds. Kalahari Red and Boerbok goats are found in large numbers in the dry west. The number of goats for the province is estimated at 701 587 which is 12% of South Africa’s total. There are estimated to be 318 843 pigs, which is 20% of South Africa’s total drove. Nearly two-million hectares is planted with summer cereals, with about 50 000 hectares given over to winter cereals. The North West produces about 20% of South Africa’s maize and about 15% of its wheat. The central and southern sections of the province are dominated by maize and wheat farming. When it comes to sunflower seed, North West is responsible for 33% of South Africa's stock, and 23% of the nation's groundnuts. The North West supplies 5.4% of South Africa’s potatoes, but parts of the Kalahari are ideally suited to the cultivation of seed potatoes.

The dry western region is home to large beef-cattle herds, and this is where the growing game-ranching and hunting industry has its base. The eastern and north-eastern parts of the province receive relatively good rainfall and are suitable for the cultivation of crops. The North West has approximately 1.6-million beef cattle,

ONLINE RESOURCES Grain SA: www.grainsa.co.za North West Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Rural Development: www.nwpg.gov.za/agriculture Seedling Growers Association of South Africa: www.seedlinggrowers.co.za

39

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


OVERVIEW

Energy New uses for platinum are being uncovered.

T

he head office of the Minerals Council South Africa is powered by 40 ounces of platinum and natural gas. A fuel cell at the Johannesburg site of the national mine owners’ association is South Africa and Africa’s first base load installation. Finding new uses for platinum provides good news for the North West which has huge numbers of people employed on mines which have been struggling to make ends meet in recent years. Anglo Platinum, one of the province’s biggest companies, launched its first underground mining locomotive powered by a fuel cell in 2012 (pictured). Platinum coating greatly enhances the hydrogen absorption capacity of fuel cells. Amplats intends using a fuel cell dozer in an underground mine in 2019, which will use hydrogen in liquid. Most of South Africa’s energy requirements are met by Eskom’s coal-fired power stations but the drive to start producing renewable energy is growing, and researchers and companies in the North West are investigating several options. Bioethanol, biodiesel and methane gas from waste and renewable resources are among the types of biofuels being investigated. Sunflower seeds and sweet sorghum are suitable for converting into biofuel and bioethanol. The South African Energy Resource Institute (Saneri) Chair in biofuel research is held by a professor on the Potchefstroom campus. Silversands Energy is a North West company that produces ethanol fuel for an ethanol-powered bus made by Scania South Africa for the City of Johannesburg. The North West normally has about 300 days of sunshine per year, so solar power has great potential, and there is a programme aimed at converting bush that is encroaching onto arable land into biomass in the form of biocoal (TOR) or briquettes. The Engineering Department of North-West University regularly competes in an international solar car challenge. In 2017 the Bridgestone

ONLINE RESOURCES National Department of Energy: www.energy.gov.za South African Energy Resource Institute: www.saneri.org.za South African Renewable Energy Council: www.sarec.org.za Southern African Alternative Energy Association: www.saaea.org

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

40

SECTOR INSIGHT North-West University competes annually in a solar car challenge.

World Solar Challenge started in Darwin and finished 3 000km away in Adelaide. The mines and smelters around Rustenburg and the industrial plants in Brits use a lot of energy. They are served by Transnet Pipelines, which has recently made a big investment in the New Multi-Product Pipeline. The NMPP is built to pump threemillion litres of product per hour over a distance of 715km, from Durban to the industrial hub of the country. South Africa’s nuclear-research centre is located at Pelindaba near Hartbeespoort Dam and is run by the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation. The Nuclear Engineering Depar tment at North-West University (NWU) is the only one of its kind in the country, and the National Department of Science and Technology granted a chair in Nuclear Engineering to NWU.


OVERVIEW

Water A new body is helping municipalities deliver services.

SECTOR INSIGHT JB Marks Municipality regularly wins Green Drop awards.

S

outh Africa is a water-scarce country and water management is critical to economic planning. The western part of North West Province is particularly dry. In the eastern part of the province, national government has sent water tanks to some parts, and has upgraded the treatment plants upstream from the Hartbeespoort Dam. Municipalities are charged with delivering water and waste-water but many of these municipalities have not been equal to the task. A new body has been formed to help municipalities deliver services. The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency (MISA) falls under the National Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and will assist municipalities to plan for, provide and maintain infrastructure. The first action of MISA was to commission 81 engineers and town planners to get to work in areas that need the most help. A partnership between the National Departments of Water and Sanitation and Public Works and the Provincial Government of the North West has delivered training in solar geyser installation and plumbing to 140 young people in Madibeng. Maintenance of water works is one of the most serious challenges facing municipalities in South Africa, with 71% of waste-water treatment plants being non-compliant. Infrastructure in some cases has not been serviced for some time, and leaks and skills shortages are problems. In response to the long-term drought, water tankers organised by the National Department of Water and Sanitation and the provincial

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 Research Commission: www.wrc.org.za

41

government dug several boreholes to supplement supply. Three of South Africa’s six major catchment areas are located in the province: the Limpopo, the Orange and the Vaal. Within these catchment areas, only the Vaal River has a strong-enough flow to allow for significant amounts of water to be taken from it directly to support irrigation or industry. There are four water-management areas in the province, three of which are linked to the Vaal River. Water is imported into the provincial system through transfers between water basins. The province has 83 sewagetreatment plants, and the national Blue Drop award system has found most of them need a lot of improvement. JB Marks Local Municipality, which has Potchefstroom as its main town, is one of only three municipalities in the country that acts as a water-service authority and as a service provider. It has won awards for its levels of service. For two consecutive years to 2016/17, the municipality’s waste-water works won Green Drop awards. The biggest service providers active in the North West are: • Rand Water • Magalies Water • Sedibeng Water • Midvaal Water Company supplies water to Matlosana (Klerksdorp). NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


OVERVIEW

Manufacturing Chemical processing could be a new sector.

T

A provincial Integrated Manufacturing Strategy has been compiled. One of the report's findings was that because of North West’s strategic location near to the industrial hub of Gauteng and its low input costs and easy access to busy trade routes, it should make the development of the chemical processing sector a good proposition for investors. The province also has easy access to natural resources, especially with regard to the ingredients necessary for the manufacture of phosphate and nitrogen-based fertilisers. A sector strategy for clothing and textile manufacturing is also being developed. Manufacturing’s share of the Growth Value Add (GVA) of the province is 5%. The province already has a strong suite in automotive components and tyres (Brits), mining equipment and engineering (Klerksdorp) and food and beverages (Potchefstroom). The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is doing pilot projects in two villages to find out if there are commercial opportunities for the growing and making of Motlopi coffee. Motlopi coffee is made from roasting the roots of a Shepherd’s tree (or Motlopi). Land has been set aside for the project. Rustenburg has a mixture of enterprises, the biggest of which are mining-related smelters. Production of non-metallic mineral products is concentrated around Lichtenburg and Mahikeng (cement), and Rustenburg (stone). Tough Metals Toys factory and Totpak are located in Ventersdorp. As one of the country’s biggest producers of livestock, hides for car seats for the province’s automotive industry could profitably be sourced locally. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) sometimes gives loans to help businesses weather bad times; at other times it extends loans (sometimes in exchange for equity) to new enterprises in new sectors. It is active in the North West in a wide range of sectors, including automotive.

ONLINE RESOURCES Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC): www.aidc.co.za Centre for Advanced Manufacturing: www.cfam.co.za National Department of Trade and Industry: www.dti.gov.za North West Development Corporation: www.nwdc.co.za

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

42

SECTOR INSIGHT Bridgestone’s Brits factory employs more than 850 people. SOS Tie & Die is a manufacturer of precision pressings, components and press tools, based in Brits close to Tshwane's Rosslyn automotive hub. Also in Brits are wire-harness manufacturer Pasdec Automotive Technologies, Bosch, and Dubigeon Body and Coach. Bridgestone’s factory is one of only four in the world that produces ‘"unflat" tyres. About 850 people are employed at the plant. The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (CFAM) at North West University specialises in extruder technology. R CL Foods (previously Rainbow Chickens) has a large processing plant at Rustenburg. Dairybelle (Bloemhof ) and Clover (Lichtenburg) have cheese factories in the province. Water from the Schoonspruit Eye near Ventersdorp supplied South Africa’s first bottled water. Nestlé has purchased the rights to this water source. Nestlé’s soy-creamer processing plant is located in Potchefstroom. About 30% of the country’s grain and oil-seed crop pass through Senwes silos every year. Sasko operates a white-maize mill in Klerksdorp. The SAB Rosslyn Brewery supplies the North West with most of its beer.


OVERVIEW

Education and training A new programme is training plumbers.

S

outh Africa’s educational institutions are being encouraged to focus on artisan skills. At the moment, artisans are trained in the country every year: the National Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) wants that figure to be 30 000 by 2026. The first 164 graduates of a joint programme of the North West Department of Economy and Enterprise Development and the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) have received their certificates in plumbing. The three-year apprenticeship is focussed on women and youth. Technical Vocational and Educational Training colleges teach skills that are relevant to the workplace. North West has three TVET colleges with several campuses each. Vuselela TVET College has its headquarters in Klerksdorp, where there is also an accredited trade test centre. There are a further four campuses: Jouberton Centre for Engineering Studies; Matlosana Campus; Potchefstroom Centre for ICT and Taung Campus. Orbit TVET College has three sites, Rustenburg, Mankwe and Brits with about 15 000 students overall. The Rustenburg campus of Orbit College hosts a Microsoft IT Academy while the Mankwe campus offers automotive training, the result of a partnership between the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MerSETA), Lelethu Training and Ford South Africa. Orbit TVET College also hosts an electronics academy courtesy of sponsor Samsung Electronics. Located on the Mankwe campus, and in partnership with MerSETA, the academy has everything a trainee technician might want. The Taung Agricultural College is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) to offer the NQF level 6 Diploma in Agriculture specialising in Irrigation Technology.

ONLINE RESOURCES Mining Qualifications Authority: www.mqa.org.za North West Department of Education and Sport Development: www.nwdesd.gov.za North-West University: www.nwu.ac.za

43

SECTOR INSIGHT North West has three TVET colleges. The North-West University and its researchers are leaders in many fields, including astrophysics, tourism, solar energy and extruder technology. Among the research entities at NWU, there are five chairs allocated by the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI): Astrophysics and Space Physics, Coal Research, Biofuels and other clean alternative fuels, Nuclear Engineering and Early Detection and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Africa. The Engineering Faculty’s partnerships include Sasol, Eskom, Denel Aviation, Telkom and Sappi. North-West University (NWU) has more than 65 000 students, with about 26 000 studying by correspondence. The university's main campus is at Potchefstroom with satellite campuses at Mmabatho and Vanderbijlpark. The pharmaceutical faculty at the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University is regarded as a national leader. The University of South Africa (Unisa) has three branches in Nor th West, at Rustenburg, Potchefstroom and Mmabatho. NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


OVERVIEW

Tourism Sun City’s revamp is paying off.

SECTOR INSIGHT North West hosted the 2018 National Tourism Careers Expo.

I

n 2019 Sun City will celebrate its 40th birthday. A recent upgrade, which cost in the region of R1-billion, is paying off with increased conference bookings for the resort destination which lies next to the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. Venues available for hire range from a 12-seater Council Room to the Superbowl which can accommodate 6 000, and just about everything in between. Another big event for Sun City and the events industry in the North West province was the holding of the SAFTAs, the South African Film and Television Awards, for the first time in 2017. With six kinds of accommodation, two outstanding golf courses, casinos and a choice-filled entertainment complex, the Sun City Resort is a major tourism asset and significant employer in the province. In 2017, Sun International honoured 50 employees who had worked at Sun City for 25 years or more. NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

44

Sun City also was the venue for the 2018 National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE), jointly organised by the National Department of Tourism, the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) and North West Tourism. The theme was Tourism and Digital Transformation and more than 7 000 pupils and graduates attended the three-day event. The North West Parks and Tourism Board is unique in South Africa in that it is the only provincial government entity that runs a hotel school. The Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (IHTM) has two campuses, one in Mafikeng and one at GaRankuwa outside Pretoria. The courses offered are approved by the Council for Higher Education and accredited with the relevant sector authority, THETA. The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the North-West University of fers Tourism Management and the professors and researchers are at the top of their profession. In 2018, the North West Department of Economy and


OVERVIEW Enterprise Development supported four small tourism businesses in attending the 40th International Tourism Fair in Belgrade, Serbia. The business owners of TK Afrofist, Thuto Jewellery Workshop, Borobalo Diamonds and Polishing Centre, and A Re Bopeng Ceramics rubbed shoulders with participants from more than 20 countries including Russia and Turkey. All four made sales. Sun City is far from being the province’s only conference venue. Tourism North West lists on its website a range of venues from small guesthouses with conference facilities in towns such as Rustenburg and Brits to lodges on the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam. In the provincial capital, Mahikeng, there are several options: among them are the Mmbatho Palms Hotel Casino Convention Resort, part of the Peermont group, which has hotels and casinos in six of South Africa's provinces. The Mmabatho Palms offers eight gaming tables and slot machines. Gaming is controlled in South Africa and licences are restricted to certain operators. Mahikeng also hosts the Protea Hotel and the Mmbatho Convention Centre (the main auditorium of which can seat 3 000 people). The Hotel School can accommodate up to 200 people. Most of the luxury lodges in the province can accommodate conferences, albeit on a smaller scale.

Tourism strategies In keeping with an emphasis on developing the economies of small towns and rural areas, a Rural and Social Tourism strategy is being developed. Among other provincial plans is a publication to be produced by the National Department of Tourism to market the province, particularly to attract potential tourists in SADC countries, in other parts of Africa and in BRICS countries China, India, Russia and Brazil. Related to the SADC theme, is a scheme to develop trans-national routes that would include sites such as Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Direct flights are being contemplated to BRICS countries. The Mahika-Mahikeng Cultural Festival continues to grow in popularity. Arts and culture development centres (Mmabana

ONLINE RESOURCES Aardklop National Festival: www.aardklop.co.za Marico Tourism: www.marico.co.za North West Development Corporation: www.nwdc.co.za South African National Parks: www.sanparks.co.za Tourism North West: www.tourismnorthwest.co.za

45

Centres) are found in three of the province's districts. Twelve public museums have been identified together with 400 heritage sites as part of a census on the province's cultural assets. Taung is the site of the first discovered fossil of Australopithecus africanus. The North West Development Corporation has an investment plan linked to this famous site, involving a museum, hotel and spa resort. The Vredefort Dome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significance as the landing site of a meteorite many millions of years ago. Adventure sports is a growing section of the tourism sector. Hot-air ballooning over the Pilanesberg mountains is a popular pursuit, as is quad-biking among the foothills. Canopy tours in the Magaliesberg are on offer and there are ample opportunities for water lovers at Hartbeespoort Dam, Bloemhof Dam, Boskop Dam and Vaalkop Dam. The strategy of the North West Parks and Tourism Board (NWPTB) includes ramping up investment in the province’s 12 smaller parks with a view to creating jobs in the second economy. An investment of R43-million has been made in the Manyane Game Lodge in Mahikeng in partnership with the National Depar tment of To u r ism . A n ot h e r p ro j e c t plans to create a mega-park in the nor th -wes tern se ctor of the Nor th West, the Heritage Park. NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


LISTING

North West Provincial Government A guide to North West Province’s government departments. Visit: www.nwpg.gov.za Office of the Premier Premier: Professor Tebogo Job Mokgoro 3rd Floor, Garona Building, Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho 2735 Tel: +27 18 388 3040 | Fax: +27 18 388 3008 Website: www.nwpg.gov.za

Department of Health MEC: Dr Magome Masike National Health Office Park, Cnr 1st Street and Sekome Road, Mahikeng 2745 Tel: +27 18 391 400/1 | Fax: 086 692 9553 Website: www.nwhealth.gov.za/dohnw

Department of Community Safety and Transport Management MEC: Dr Mpho Motlhabane Safety House 31-34, Molopo Road, Mahikeng 2735 Tel: +27 18 381 9187 Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/public-safety/new

Department of Local Government and Human Settlements MEC: Fenny Gaolaolwe 3366 Bessemer Street, Telkom Building, Industrial Site, Mahikeng 2735 Tel: +27 18 388 2890 | Fax: 086 586 9597 Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/home.html

Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs MEC: Ontlametse Mochware 2nd Floor, Gabomotho Building, James Maroka Drive, Mmabatho 2735 Tel: +27 18 388 2753 | Fax: +27 18 388 1909 Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/dcata

Department of Public Works and Roads MEC: Mmule Johanna Maleluke Ngaka Modiri Molema Road, Old Parliament Complex, Provincial Head Office, Mmabatho 2735 Tel: +27 18 388 14535 | Fax: +27 18 388 4021 Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/Public%20Works

Department of Education and Sport Development MEC: Sello Lehari 2nd Floor, Garona Building, Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho 2735 Tel: +27 18 388 2562/2564 | Fax: +27 18 384 5016 Website: www.nwdesd.gov.za

Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development MEC: Manketsi Tlhape Ground Floor, Agricentre Building, Cnr Dr James Moroka Drive and Stadium Road, Mmabatho 2735 Tel: +27 18 389 5056 | Fax: +27 18 384 2679 Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/agriculture

Department of Economy and Enterprise Development MEC: Wendy Nelson 2nd Floor, Garona Building,Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho 2735 Tel: +27 18 388 7700 | Fax: +27 18 388 9440 Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/EED

Department of Social Development MEC: Hoffman Galeng Provident House Building, University Drive, Mmabatho 2735 Tel: +27 18 388 1426 | Fax: 086 243 7786 Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/dsdwcpd

Department of Finance MEC: Wendy Nelson 2nd Floor, Garona Building,Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho 2735 Tel: +27 18 388 4441 | Fax: +27 18 388 1901 Website: www.treasury.nwpg.gov.za

Department of Tourism MEC: Desbo Mohono 1st Floor, NWDC Building, Cnr Provident Street and University Drive, Mmabatho 2735 Tel: +27 18 387 2081 | Fax: +27 384 1026 Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/Tourism

47

NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019


LISTING

North West Local Government An overview of the North West municipalities.

North West Provincial Government

BOJANALA PLATINUM DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Tel: +27 14 590 4500 | Fax: +27 14 592 6085 Website: www.bojanala.gov.za

Greater Taung Local Municipality

Kgetleng Rivier Local Municipality

Tel: +27 53 998 4455 | Fax: +27 53 933 0035 Website: www.kmlm.gov.za Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality Tel: +27 53 441 2206 | Fax: +27 53 441 3735 Website: www.lekwateemane.co.za

Tel: +27 53 994 9400 | Fax: +27 53 994 3917 Website: www.gtlm.gov.za Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality

Tel: +27 14 543 2004 | Fax: +27 14 543 2480 Website: www.kgetlengrivier.gov.za Madibeng Local Municipality Tel: +27 12 318 9203 | Fax: +27 12 318 9203 Website: www.madibeng.gov.za

Mamusa Local Municipality

Moretele Local Municipality

Tel: +27 53 963 1331 | Fax: +27 53 963 2474 Website: www.mamusa.gov.za

Tel: +27 12 716 1000 | Fax: +27 12 716 9999 Website: www.moretele.org.za

Naledi Local Municipality

Moses Kotane Local Municipality

Tel: +27 53 928 2200 | Fax: +27 53 927 3482 Website www.naledilocal.co.za

Tel: +27 14 555 1300 | Fax: +27 14 555 6368 Website: www.moseskotane.gov.za

NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Tel: +27 18 381 940 | Fax: +27 18 381 0561 Website: www.nmmdm.gov.za

Rustenburg Local Municipality Tel: +27 14 590 3111 | Fax: +27 14 590 3006 Website: www.rustenburg.gov.za DR KENNETH KAUNDA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Tel: +27 18 473 8000 | Fax: +27 18 473 2523 Website: www.kaundadistrict.gov.za

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

City of Matlosana Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 389 0111 | Fax: +27 18 384 4830 Website: www.mahikeng.gov.za

Tel: +27 18 633 3800 | Fax: +27 18 632 5247 Website: www.ditsobotla.co.za Mahikeng Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 487 8000 | Fax: +27 18 464 2318 Website: www.matlosana.gov.za

Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality

JB Marks Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 642 1081 | Fax: +27 18 642 3586 Website: www.ramotshere.gov.za

Tel: +27 18 299 5111 Website: www.jbmarks.co.za

Ratlou Local Municipality

Maquassi Hills Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 330 7000 | Fax: +27 18 330 7019 Website: www.ratlou.gov.za

Tel: +27 18 596 1067 | Fax: +27 18 596 1555 Website: www.maquassihills.gov.za

Tswaing Local Municipality

DR RUTH SEGOMOTSI MOMPATI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Tel: +27 53 928 4700 | Fax: +27 53 927 2401 Website: www.rsmompatidm.gov.za NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

Tel: +27 53 948 0900 | Fax: +27 53 948 1500 Website: www.tswaing.gov.za

48


SEE MONEY DIFFERENTLY WITH

WHOLE-VIEW BUSINESS BANKING

TM

With Whole-view Business Banking™ from Nedbank, there’s one bank with one view across your business, allowing us to create unique business and financial solutions together. You’ll get partnership advice from a dedicated local client service team, supported by a team of specialists. By having the full picture we’ll have a deeper understanding of your business, which will take it further than ever before.

Sometimes, a change in approach can change everything. Partner with Nedbank today. Search Whole-view Business Banking or email business@nedbank.co.za.

see money differently Nedbank Ltd Reg No 1951/000009/06. Authorised financial services and registered credit provider (NCRCP16).

North West Business 2019  

The 2019 edition of North West Business is the ninth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2009, has establi...

North West Business 2019  

The 2019 edition of North West Business is the ninth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2009, has establi...

Advertisement