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Free State Business 2017 edition

  • Text
  • Infrastructure
  • Development
  • Province
  • Investment
  • Business
  • Network
  • Bloemfontein
  • Municipality
  • Manufacturing
  • Economic
  • Province
  • Provincial
  • African
  • Opportunities
  • Mangaung
  • Industrial
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.


CONTENTS CONTENTS Free State Business 2017 Edition Introduction Foreword 4 Free State Business is a unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the province. A commitment to inclusive growth 5 CEO of the FDC Ikhraam Osman invites business people to explore the opportunities on offer in the Free State. Special features Regional overview of the Free State 6 New infrastructure and incentives to manufacturers are attracting investments to the Free State Province. Free State Development Corporation opportunities 10 The Free State Development Corporation is driving a number of exciting investment opportunities in the Free State province. South African economy at a glance 22 Insight into the performance of the South African economy is provided through these graphical representations of key statistics. SA investment incentives 26 The South African government, particularly the Department of Trade and Industry, has a range of incentives available to investors, existing companies, entrepreneurs and co-operatives across many sectors. Establishing a business in SA 28 The barriers to doing business in South Africa have been eased for local and international companies. FREE STATE BUSINESS 2017 4

Letsemeng Tokologo Xhariep Mohokare Metsimaholo Fezile Dabi Mafube Ngwathe Nala Moqhaka Phumelela Nketoana Matjhabeng Thabo Mofutsanyana Tswelopele Maluti-a-Phofung Lejweleputswa Dihlabeng Setsoto Masilonyana Mangaung Kopanong Naledi Mantsopa Metropolitan/District Municipality boundary Local Municipality Boundary District Municipality Xhariep Local Municipality Naledi Economic sectors CONTENTS Agriculture 40 The grain-rich Free State is investing in poultry operations. Mining 43 Diamond mines are expanding production. Oil and gas 46 Sasolburg is at the heart of South Africa’s oil and gas industry. Manufacturing 48 The Free State’s Special Economic Zone is attracting new manufacturing investment. Transport and logistics 50 The Free State is a logistics hub. Tourism 55 Cultural tourism is a new focus for the Free State. Education and training 58 Access to education is growing fast in the Free State. Government Free State provincial government 60 A guide to the provincial government departments. Free State local government 62 A guide to metropolitan, district and local municipalities. Reference MUNICIPALITIES IN THE FREE STATE North West Gauteng Mpumalanga Sector contents 38 Northern Cape N Eastern Cape KwaZulu- Natal LESOTHO Maps Regional map 9 Municipal map 63 5 FREE STATE BUSINESS 2017

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