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African Business 2021

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The 2021 edition of African Business is the second issue of this useful guide to business and investment on the continent. The positive reception accorded the inaugural edition in 2020 was encouraging and we are optimistic that this publication and future issues will continue to meet the need for timely and relevant information in an exciting time for African business. African Business 2021 has articles on recent trends plus overviews of the key economic sectors on the continent and regional and country profiles. There is an in-depth analysis of the implications for trade on the continent of the introduction of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) and an article on the growth and importance of exploration for minerals, gas and oil. Namibia and Botswana feature in an article on how cooperation can drive economic growth and an opinion piece focusses on the role that digital technology can play not only in the financial sector, but in the driving progress in a broader sense. Global African Network is a proudly African company which has been producing region-specific business and investment guides since 2004, including South African Business and Nigerian Business, in addition to its online investment promotion platform: https://www.globalafricanetwork.com

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FOCUS Namakwa Special Economic Zone (NSEZ) Specific areas within the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor are open for business and make an attractive proposition for investors. Specific areas within the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor ar for business and make an attractive proposition for investors Kleinzee Hondeklip B The proposed Namakwa SEZ is located in the small mining town of Aggeneys. Aggeneys is in the Khai-Ma Local Municipality within the Namakwa District Municipality of the Northern Cape Province. Aggeneys is 66km from Pofadder (headquarters of the local municipality) and 110km from Springbok, where the office of the district municipality is located. The value proposition of the Namakwa SEZ is based on the existence of the Gamsberg Zinc Mine NAMAKWA SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE (NSEZ) The proposed Namakwa SEZ is located in the small mining Local Municipality within the Namakwa District Municipality o from Pofadder (headquarters of the local municipality) and The value proposition of the Namakwa SEZ is based on th proposed building of a smelter by Vedanta Zinc Internationa It is proposed that a smelter be built to treat zinc concentra produced at the existing concentrator plant will be treated electrowinning (R-L-E) process. and the proposed building of a smelter by Vedanta Zinc International. These would be the anchor tenants of the SEZ. It is proposed that a smelter be built to treat zinc concentrate produced at Gamsberg. The zinc concentrate produced at the existing concentrator plant will be treated district municipality in the smelter is located. using the conventional roast-leachelectrowinning (R-L-E) process. The full process would involve the treatment of 680 000/tpa of zinc concentrate to The full process would involve the treatment of 680 000/tp high-grade zinc ingots for export. As a by-product 450 000/tpa of 98.5% pure sulphuric acid w within South Africa. 14 AFRICAN BUSINESS 2021 14 14

FOCUS Vedanta Zinc International produce 300 000/tpa of high-grade zinc ingots for export. As a by-product 450 000/tpa of 98.5% pure sulphuric acid will be produced for both export and consumption within South Africa. Non-ferrous metals such as zinc have characteristics that make them immensely useful in a wide range of downstream applications. Resistance to corrosion and their non-magnetic qualities are among the reasons for the wide range of uses to which they can be put. Various wastes and byproducts will be generated by the smelter that could be useful to investors. Waste includes iron cake stabilized (dry), Jarofix; effluent treatment plant cake (dry); evaporation pond salts (dry); and cellhouse sludge (dry). By-products include manganese cake (dry); Cu-Cd cement (dry); Co-Ni cement (dry); and sulphuric acid (wet). Investors in this category STMENT RTUNITIES CIAL ECONOMIC ECONOMIC ZONE ZONE include businesses in the follow sectors: sulphuric acid (including pharmaceutical, automotive batteries and paper bleaching); fertilisers; explosives; paints. Another category of potential investors in the SEZ are those providing ancillary services. The Namakwa SEZ yields the potential investor for logistics, petro-chemical, mining and engineering supplies, mineral beneficiary on, agriculture, agri-processing and pharmaceutical with tremendous localization potential and incentives with close access to the resources. A definite opportunity is the sulphuric acid and the related fertilizer plant in addition to the existing opportunities above. This investment has a local and export market with access to Africa and the globe via existing logistic links. This array of investment opportunities are available now and will provide the first takers with a definite competitive advantage! ■ or ial are Corridor open are open tors for investors leinzee Vioolsdrift Vioolsdrift Aggeneys Aggeneys Kleinzee Springbok Springbok eklip BayHondeklip Bay Brandvlei Upington Sutherland Brandvlei Kathu Upington Sutherland Concepts & Prefeasibility Concepts & Prefeasibility Concept Kuruman Kathu Colesberg Concept Kuruman Kimberley Colesberg Kimberley Contact details Northern Vedanta Cape Zinc Department Vedanta International Zinc International of Economic Development and Tourism Address: Metlife Towers, Corner Stead and Knight Street, Kimberley 8300 Enquiries: Non-ferrous Riaan Non-ferrous Warie, metals such metals as zinc such have as zinc characteristics have Director: that Trade make that & them Investment make immensely them Promotion immensely useful in useful a wide in range a wid Tel: of +27 downstream 87 310 of 7683 downstream applications. | Mobile: applications. 079 Resistance 877 2828 Resistance | to corrosion to c Fax: +27 53 831 3668 | Fax2email: 086 641 9321 and their and non-magnetic their non-magnetic qualities qualities are among are the amo Email: rwarie@ncpg.gov.za or warieriaan@gmail.com reasons for reasons for Website: the wide www.northern-cape.gov.za/dedat range wide of uses range to of which uses they to which can be they put. can be Enquiries: Mr Hendrik Louw, Acting CEO: NCEDA Tel: Various +27 53 802 wastes Various 1638 and | wastes Mobile: by-products and +27 by-products 81 will 323 be 2533 generated will be gene by Email: the hlouw416@gmail.com smelter the that smelter could that be could useful be to useful investors. investors. Waste includes Waste includes iron cake iron stabilized cake stabilized (dry), Jarofix; (dry), effluent treatment effluent treatment plant cake plant (dry); cake evaporation (dry); evaporati pond 15 salts (dry); salts and (dry); cellhouse and AFRICAN cellhouse sludge BUSINESS (dry). sludge 2021 (dry). By-products By-products include manganese include manganese cake (dry); cake Cu-Cd (dry) cement (dry); cement Co-Ni (dry); cement Co-Ni (dry); cement and (dry); sulphuric and sulph acid

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