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Free State Business 2020 edition

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  • Gas
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  • Africa
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  • Investment
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The 2020 edition of Free State Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Free State. The Free State Development Corporation describes its work, including property management and investment support in several articles in this journal. The official launch of the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ) was a significant event for the economy of South Africa’s most centrally located province. Business and industrial parks form part of the economic strategy of the province’s planners and details of these facilities are outlined in this journal. In addition, overviews on each of the key economic sectors provide up-to-date information on trends in the manufacturing and tourism sectors, for example. Regular information about the size and nature of each sector is also included. Updated information on the Free State is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title. The printed journal is distributed internationally on outgoing and incoming trade missions, through trade and investment agencies; to foreign offices in South Africa’s main trading partners around the world; at top national and international events; through the offices of foreign representatives in South Africa; as well as nationally and regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, airport lounges, provincial government departments, municipalities and companies.

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Because we care we invest in our community Upgrade work at the Fezi Ngubentombi District Hospital in Sasolburg is currently in phase 4. Basic medical and specialist equipment was provided to enhance the efficiency of their healthcare services. Critical infrastructure requirements were addressed, ranging from leaking roofs and plumbing pipes to legislative paraplegic requirements, an emergency shower, replacing of dilapidated roads, facility infrastructure and security upgrades. Sasol is a global integrated chemicals and energy company. Through our talented people, we use selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, produce and market chemical and energy products competitively to create superior value for our customers, shareholders and other stakeholders. Although the products Sasol produces bring material benefit to our company and our shareholders, we never cease to care about the people who make this possible – our employees and service providers, and undoubtedly also the people in our surrounding communities. Our community investment programmes form part of Sasol’s commitment to the community in which we operate. Because we care, Sasol plays its part in its neighbouring communities like Metsimaholo to make them attractive places where people can stay, work, play and invest. Sasol invests in programmes and projects that deliver social value in excess of R800 million per year, surpassing South Africa’s best practice of 1% of net profit after tax. In the Metsimaholo community, Sasol invests more than R50 million per year.

Aligned with Sasol’s postponement application towards compliance with Minimum Emissions Standards, Sasol’s Sasolburg Operations and Natref implement programmes that reduce air emissions such as clearing of illegal dump sites to prevent smoke pollution from burning waste. Our Social Investment programmes aim to: • Create a more conducive environment for people to work, play and invest; • Support local skills development for people to access business opportunities; • Strengthen internal and external partnerships through Public Private Partnerships; and • Build capacity in our host municipalities in the Sasolburg region. Our programmes focus on: • Education; • Skills Development; • The environment; and • Community Development.

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