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Free State Business 2022

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THE GUIDE TO BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT IN FREE STATE PROVINCE CONTENTS CONTENTS Free State Business 2022 Edition Introduction Regional overview 10 Both the Botshabelo Industrial Park and the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP SEZ) are attracting investors to the country’s most centrally-located province. Covid-19 hit the tourism sector hard, but the province’s miners are enjoying good commodity prices and the Virginia Gas Project is steaming ahead. Economic sectors Agriculture 28 Transnet Freight Rail aims to double grain volumes. Mining 30 Mining activity is picking up in some sectors. Oil and gas 38 The Virginia Gas Project will join a small global elite in 2022. Manufacturing 42 A steel smelter is under construction. Tourism 43 The Vredefort Dome is to be marketed internationally. Education and training 44 Skills development programmes are expanding. References Key sector contents 26 Overviews of the main economic sectors of the Free State. FREE STATE BUSINESS 2022 EDITION ABOUT THE COVER: From top left: Sasol One; Golden Gate; industrial parks at Phuthaditjhaba and Botshabelo are managed by the Free State Development Corporation; new factories are being built; a shaft at a Harmony mine; wheat grows widely in the Free State, Melissa Askew on Unsplash. JOIN US ONLINE WWW.GLOBALAFRICANETWORK.COM | WWW.FREESTATEBUSINESS.CO.ZA

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