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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.

Promoting and developing

Promoting and developing small business The National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry is active in the Free State. NAFCOC’s main objective is to promote, unite and encourage the development of small business in South Africa in general and black entrepreneurs in particular, thereby drawing the majority from the peripheries of the consumption-based economy to the frontlines of production-based economic activity and decision making processes. NAFCOC Free State responded in a special way to address the distress faced by members during lockdown. In 2020, the chapter: • Lobbied for localised provincial funding during the lockdown. • Campaigned for the regulation of township businesses (trading permits and adherence to bylaws). • Assisted small and informal businesses in applying for Covid-relief funding. • Worked with government on a programme to assist people living with disability to gain access to markets and procurement opportunities. • Encouraged youth to be more involved in agriculture and try to find solutions to the lack of access to funding. • Worked with Standard Bank to assist small enterprises to open business accounts. Vision To be the leading voice of business in South Africa. Mission To develop and promote economic growth among existing and new businesses. Values Empowerment, dignity, integrity, hard work and commitment. ■ NAFCOC members applying for permits. Contact details Chairperson: Tshepo Matsaba Tel: 083 485 7883 Email: matsabat@nafcocfs.org.za National website: www.nafcoc.org.za BUSINESS CHAMBERS IN THE FREE STATE Free State Black Business Chamber Contact: Mr Lucky Motsamai Cell: 066 204 5295 Email: info@fsbbc.co.za Free State Youth Chamber of Business and Commerce Contact: Mr Sam Motlogeloa Cell: 081 442 8928 Email: yccifs@gmail.com Mangaung Chamber of Commerce and Industry Contact: The President Tel: +27 51 522 1710 Email: President@bcci.co.za Phenomenal Women Contact: Ms Thato Mokhothu Cell: 071 383 4183 Vredefort Tourism Association Contact: Ms Renee de Jong Cell: 071 448 4332 Email: vredefortinfo@gmail.com

Free State Provincial Government LISTING A guide to Free State’s provincial government departments. Visit: www.freestateonline.fs.gov.za Office of the Premier Premier: Mrs Sefora Ntombela 4th Floor, OR Tambo Building, Cnr St Andrews and Markgraaff Streets, Bloemfontein 9300 Tel: +27 51 405 5496 | Fax: +27 51 405 4803 Website: www.premier.fs.gov.za Department of Agriculture and Rural Development MEC: Mr KW Bulwane Main Building, Gielie Joubert Street, Glen, Bloemfontein 9360 Tel: +27 51 861 8509 | Fax: +27 51 861 8452 Website: www.ard.fs.gov.za Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC: Mr Skully Nxangisa 7th Floor, Lebohang Building, Cnr St Andrews and Markgraaff Streets, Bloemfontein 9301 Tel: +27 51 405 5719 Website: www.cogta.fs.gov.za Dept of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC: Mr Makalo Mohale Bojanala Building, 113 St Andrews Street, Bloemfontein 9301 Tel: +27 51 404 9600 | Fax: +27 51 400 4732 Website: www.dedtea.gov.za Department of Education MEC: Mr Pule Makgoe Fidel Castro Building, 55 Miriam Makeba Street, Bloemfontein 9300 Tel: +27 51 404 8430 | Fax: +27 51 404 8269 Website: www.education.fs.gov.za Department of Health MEC: Ms Montseng Ts’lu Cnr Harvey and Charlotte Maxeke Streets, Bloemfontein 9300 Tel: +27 51 408 1108 | Fax: +27 51 408 1950 Website: www.fshealth.gov.za Department of Human Settlements MEC: Ms Motshidise Agnes Koloi 7th Floor, Lebohang Building, Cnr Markgraaff and St Andrews Streets, Bloemfontein 9300 Tel: +27 51 405 3379 | Fax: +27 51 403 3699 Website: www.humansettlements.fs.gov.za Department of Police, Roads and Transport MEC: Mr Sam Mashinini 4th Floor, Perm Building, 45 Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein 9301 Tel: +27 51 409 8849 | Fax: +27 51 409 8864 Website: www.policeroadstransport.fs.gov.za Department of Public Works and Infrastructure MEC: Ms Motshidise Agnes Koloi Cnr Markgraaff and St Andrews Streets, Bloemfontein 9301 Tel: +27 51 405 3909 | Fax: +27 51 405 4490 Website: www.publicworks.fs.gov.za Department of Social Development MEC: Ms Mamiki Qabathe Civilia Building, 14 Miriam Makeba Street, Bloemfontein 9300 Tel: +27 51 409 0555 | Fax: +27 51 409 0618 Website: www.socdev.fs.gov.za Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation MEC: Ms Limakatso Mahase Civilia Building, 14 Miriam Makeba Street, Bloemfontein 9300 Tel: +27 51 407 3520 | Fax: +27 51 407 3541 Website: www.fssacr.gov.za Provincial Treasury MEC: Ms Gadija Brown Fidel Castro Building, 55 Miriam Makeba Street, Bloemfontein 9300 Tel: +27 51 405 4229 | Fax: +27 51 405 4152 Website: www.treasury.fs.gov.za 45 FREE STATE BUSINESS 2021

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