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Free State Business 2017 edition

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Free State Business 2017 is the seventh edition of this highly successful publication that has since its launch in 2008 established itself as the premier business and investment guide to Free State Province. Supported and utilised by the Free State Development Corporation (FDC), Free State Business is unique as a business journal that focuses exclusively on the Free State.


FOCUS POULTRY PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING Concept The intention is build 10 x 40 000 broiler houses, 10 x 220 000 broiler hatcheries and 8 x 20 000 layer houses. Location These facilities could be located in the following municipalities: Lejweleputswa, Fezile Dabi, Thabo Mofutsanyana. Investment Required R6.5-billion is required to increase the size of the poultry production market in the Free State. PRODUCTION OF SUNFLOWER, SOYA, BEANS AND LUCERNE Concept The FDC is promoting an opportunity to increase the production of sunflower, soya beans, dry beans and lucerne. If investment is forthcoming 448 981ha could be put into production by 2030. Location Various agricultural areas in the Free State. Investment Required An estimated R585.8-million is needed. To discuss these opportunities, contact Pilot Nchabeleng , Tel: +27 51 861 8509 Email: Free State trade opportunities The Free State province offers a wide range of trading opportunities The Free State’s main exports are: • Mineral products. • Plastics and articles thereof. • Chemical products. • Vehicle and transport equipment. • Agricultural equipment. • Semi-precious stones, metals, imitation jewellery. • Base metals and articles thereof. • Textile and textile articles. • Vegetable and fruit products. • Wood and articles of wood. • Raw hides and skins, leather and articles thereof. • Medical or surgical instruments and apparatus. • Live animals. Additional breakdown of products: • Minerals (gold, coal, diamonds, clay, limestone, salt, gypsum, granite, sand stone aggregates). • Agriculture (maize, wheat, sorghum, potatoes, sunflower, red meat, vegetables, dry beans, fruit, peanuts, wool, poultry, dairy, cherries). • Floriculture (cut flowers). • Chemicals (fuels, waxes, synthetic fuel, liquid carbons). • Agricultural machinery and equipment. • Vehicles (trailers). • Arts and crafts. FREE STATE BUSINESS 2017 22

Reasons to invest in the Free State FOCUS The Free State offers an abundance of opportunities for local and international investors and traders, through the Free State Development Corporation. About the Free State Situated in the heart of South Africa, the Free State is the country’s third-largest province and borders Lesotho as well as six of the eight other provinces, including the country’s economic centre, Gauteng. The Free State is an ideal trading partner both within South Africa, and with Africa and other international markets. The province has excellent infrastructure and transport links, and provides easy access to the main ports of Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth. Factors that favour investment in the Free State Factors positioning the province as a favourable business and investment destination: • Centrally located with easy access to markets within South Africa and Africa. • Availability of a large and affordable labour pool. • Excellent infrastructure (roads,rail, airports, offices, education, banking and medical facilities). • Competitive land and building costs. • Low factory rentals. • Abundance of natural resources. • Recreational and lifestyle facilities. • Most developed telecommunications network in Africa. • Open to business, trade and foreign investment. • Availability of required skills pool. • Attractive investment regime. THE FREE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OFFICE DETAILS HEAD OFFICE FDC House, 33 Kellner Street, cnr of Markgraaf Street, Westdene, Bloemfontein 9300 Tel: +27 51 4000 800 | Fax: +27 51 447 0929 MOTHEO DISTRICT OFFICES Botshabelo Office 35 Orange Str, Industrial, Botshabelo 9781 Tel: +27 51 534 1101/02/03 | Fax: +27 51 534 1104 Thabo-Nchu/Motheo Office 102 Manyane High Way, Selosesha, Thaba Nchu 7983 Tel: +27 51 873 3901 2476 | Fax: +27 51 873 3402 XHARIEP DISTRICT OFFICE Xhariep Office, Cnr Van Riebeeck and Voortrekker, Khoisan Building, Trompsburg 9913 Tel: +27 51 713 0342/3 | Fax: +27 51 713 0342 THABO MOFUTSANYANA DISTRICT OFFICES Thabo Mofutsanyana Office 357K Clubview, Phuthditjhaba Tel: +27 58 714 0060/64 Fax: +27 58 714 0071 Industriqwa/Harrismith Office Cnr Amanda & de Lange, Tshiame A, Harrismith 9880 Tel: +27 58 635 1112 Fax: +27 58 973 2603 FEZILE DABI DISTRICT OFFICES Fezile Dabi Office 31 NJ Van der Merwe Crescent, Sasolburg 1942 Tel: +27 16 976 8944/5 Fax: +27 16 973 2603 For additional information on trading opportunities please contact the Free State Development Corporation on +27 51 400 0800. 23 FREE STATE BUSINESS 2017

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