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CONTENTS Special Economic Zones

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Dedicated development hubs on the West Coast are tapping into the potential of two of the fastest-growing economic sectors in Southern Africa – oil and gas and manufacturing for the renewable energy sector. Skills development

60

A number of investors are driving skills development in the province.

Economic sectors Agriculture

72

Processing plants boost rural employment. Wine and grapes

76

China is importing the fruits of the Western Cape’s vineyards. Fishing

83

More fish, fewer chips following the sale of Lamberts Bay Foods. Mining

86

The sands of the West Coast are giving up their riches. Oil and gas

88

The Western Cape Government is hoping to exploit opportunities related to the gas sector. Energy

92

Manufacturing in the renewable energy sector is taking off in Atlantis. Water

94

Farms and factories are becoming water wise. Manufacturing

98

Diesel locomotive engines are powering up in Montague Gardens. Construction and property development

104

Construction is on the rise in the Western Cape.

WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017

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Western Cape Business 2017  
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