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Free State Business 2021

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The 2021 edition of Free State Business is the 11th issue of this successful publication that, since its launch, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Free State. The Free State has varied investment and business opportunities and the Free State Development Corporation describes some of these in detail in these pages. Drilling for natural gas is a new phenomenon which may spark activity in other sectors and this journal notes significant new investments and projects in the chemicals and mining sectors. 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. Located on the strategically significant N3 highway that links the economic heartland of South Africa to the coast, the MAP SEZ has the potential to attract new investors and spark a revival in the manufacturing sector. In addition, overviews on each of the key economic sectors provide up-to-date information on trends in the mining and tourism sectors, for example. Regular information about the size and nature of each sector is also included.

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Machinery, Equipment, and Furniture for Business Manufacturing Operation.. is renting out 18 850 sqm standalone factory including Furniture FDC Machinery, Equipment, and Furniture for Business Manufacturing FOCUS FDC offers affordable rental rates for businesses The property management and development unit of the FDC has a diverse property portfolio. I N D U S T R I A L P R O P E R T Y T O R E N T I N H A R R I S M I T H FDC is renting out 18 850 sqm standalone factory including Furniture I N D U S T R I A L P R O P E R T Y T O R E N T I N H A R R I S M I T H The factory is Situated at Site 2277 in Harrismith and close proximity to all amenities, on Operation.. main arterial routes and Quick access onto N3 Freeway. factory is Situated at Site 2277 in Harrismith and close proximity to all amenities, o This factory offers the following: The Sprinkler System. main arterial routes and Quick access onto N3 Freeway. 4 Roller Doors factory offers the following: Security Guard House This Sprinkler System. Well fenced and secured Ample parking 4 Roller Doors 3 phase power with 100 amps Security Guard House 8 toilets, 6 offices and boardroom, reception, kitchen and separate warehouse ablutions with The Free State Development Corporation oversees and administers a diverse and substantial portfolio. If you are a small, medium, micro enterprise or a labourintensive company in search of suitable industrial and commercial premises, look no further. FDC’s Property Management Unit offers rental space for your small to medium enterprise at affordable rates through its diverse and substantial property portfolio. Over the years the unit has provided business premises to the general public, business people and government departments who want to initiate projects. The unit has also been instrumental in providing warehousing, manufacturing space, offices and space in various shopping centres across the province. Offering you quality services Overseeing a total of 253 commercial and 290 industrial properties, FDC uses this infrastructure to: • Facilitate commercial and industrial activity • Assist new investors who may be looking for suitable premises • Facilitate SMME development, particularly in rural areas. shower Ample parking Our spread phase power with 100 amps 3 The substantial property portfolio makes or view: information to FDC one of the biggest property owners shower in the province with industrial, residential and commercial properties in excess of 900 000m² CORRUPTION INCIDENTS TO THE FRAUD HOTLINE 0800 212 154 view: to or information situated in the Mangaung Metro and Thabo Mafutsanyana District. Well fenced and secured Occupation available immediately. Please contact Mr Tefo Matla for more 8 toilets, 6 offices and boardroom, reception, kitchen and separate warehouse ablutions wit Tel: 051 4000 800 Email: tefo@fdc.co.za www.fdc.co.za available immediately. Please contact Mr Tefo Matla for more Occupation FDC IS ZERO TOLERANCE TO FRAUD AND CORRUPTION.PLEASE REPORT FRAUD AND Tel: 051 4000 800 Email: tefo@fdc.co.za www.fdc.co.za FDC IS ZERO TOLERANCE TO FRAUD AND CORRUPTION.PLEASE REPORT FRAUD AND CORRUPTION INCIDENTS TO THE FRAUD HOTLINE 0800 212 154 Our industrial properties are located in: • Thaba Nchu • Botshabelo • Industriqwa, Harrismith • Phuthaditjhaba. Our cost structures FDC’s property rates of leasing are competitive and compare favourably with similar industrial and commercial properties elsewhere in the country. FDC’s industrial property rates currently range from R9.08 to R16.09 per square metre for factory space, depending on the features of the property, and from R30 to R96 per square metre for commercial premises and are adjusted from time to time in line with prevailing economic conditions. FREE STATE BUSINESS 2021 14

FOCUS Incentives Incentives may be granted in the form of rental holidays, reduced rental rates and discounts on utilities for investments contributing to job creation on a large scale. Black Economic Empowerment Concessions which may be granted to businesses with more than 50% black ownerships include the following: • A discount of 10% on normal rental rates • An additional discount of 2% for womenowned businesses, where women have more than 50% shareholding in the business • An additional discount of 2% for youthowned entities where more than 50% of shareholding in the business belongs to individuals below the age of 35 • An additional discount of 2% for businesses where disabled persons hold 25% shareholding or more. These concessions do not apply in instances of lease renewals or existing leases. Three easy steps to occupying your new premises Once FDC has identified a suitable site for your business, you will have to confirm your interest in the site in writing with the corporation. Within a week of receiving the confirmation and all legal documentation, premises will be allocated based on the availability and the specific requirements of the prospective tenant. You will sign the agreement and pay the initial costs which include the following: deposits; admin and legal fees; two month’s rental in advance. You will be able to occupy the premises after FDC has prepared the building according to the agreed requirements. Contact details For more information regarding factory space to rent please contact us: Tel: +27 51 4000 800 Email: wecare@fdc.co.za 15 FREE STATE BUSINESS 2021

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