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SPECIAL FEATURE stage, overseen by national government, the Southern African Oil and Gas Alliance and SBIDZ-LC: an Offshore Supply Base (to cater for ships and rigs); Berth 205 (specialised Rig and Vessel Repair Quay); and Mossgas Jetty (equipment and vessel-servicing facility and floating dock).

continues to grow, as is the decision of more asset managers to move their headquarters to Cape Town. The tourism, retail, construction and property sectors have been doing well for many years. The city has a population of 3.2-million and contributes 76% of the regional gross domestic product. Cape Town is home to the nation’s parliament and is the site of two World Heritage Sites: the Cape Floral Region (including Table Mountain) and Robben Island. The Cape comprises only half a percent of the landmass of Africa yet the Cape Floral Region accounts for nearly 20% of the flora of the continent. Robben Island was the site of the incarceration of the most prominent political prisoners during the apartheid era, including Nelson Mandela. His release was celebrated on the Grand Parade outside the old city hall, which has recently been renovated. Cape Town has been welcoming the world in increasing numbers since Mandela’s release in 1990, and it is now regarded as one of the world’s great tourist destinations, regularly ranking highly on “must visit” lists. The Air Access programme detailed elsewhere in this journal is ensuring that ever-increasing numbers of tourists from around the world can fly to Cape

REGIONS The province is divided into one metropolitan municipality and five district municipalities:

Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Cape Town is a culturally diverse and dynamic metropolis set among beautiful beaches and winelands with the spectacular Table Mountain as a backdrop. The city is the engine of the regional economy, with most of the Western Cape’s heavy and medium industry located within the metropolitan area of Cape Town. The largest sector in the city’s economy is the financial and business services industry. The opening of a branch of the JSE in the city is a sign that this sector

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WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018

Western Cape Business 2018  

The 2018 edition of Western Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2005, has estab...

Western Cape Business 2018  

The 2018 edition of Western Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2005, has estab...

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