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Gauteng Business 2016 edition

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The 2016 edition of the Gauteng Business and Investment Guide is the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng province and the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). In addition to detailed profiles of key provincial organisations, including the GGDA, the Automotive Industry Development Corporation Centre (AIDC), the Gauteng Investment Centre, the Gauteng IDZ, the Gauteng ICT Park SEZ and Constitution Hill, this edition includes well-researched economic and demographic data on the province, as well as insights into the province’s five development corridors and the new industries and development nodes in these corridors; a focus on Gauteng as a global city region; and key growth sectors for the province.


PROFILE Gauteng ICT Park Special Economic Zone (SEZ) The ICT SEZ is an instrument available for the Gauteng Province to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Direct Domestic Investment (DDI) to a dedicated industrial park (NASREC) using meaningful incentive packages from National Treasury, Department of Telecoms & Postal Services, SARS, Municipalities and other relevant institutions. It aims to provide world class economic infrastructure and facilities to investors through offering competitive incentive packages to attract and retain investments; developing and providing required ICT skills to investor businesses; shortening the processes of business registration, permitting and settling of investors. Establishment of green technology manufacturing hub The overall project objective is to formulate a robust foundation for the establishment of a commercially viable community-based renewable energy sector for rural development. Supporting targeted projects by: Working with development finance partners in a project appraisal capacity to assess the case for proceeding with specific projects or proposals. • Undertaking the coordination, pre-planning and evaluation of sites for clients, and conducting post-investment site visits. • Providing and disseminating market intelligence in the form of sectoral and regional economic data. • Assisting with company registrations and helping businesses to obtain work permits and visas. • Facilitating access to national and local government investment incentives. • Facilitating local and foreign business retention, expansion and after-care services. • Hosting and coordinating inbound foreign and local business delegations and undertaking outbound missions to promote Gauteng as a premier investment destination. • Providing export development and facilitation assistance. Creating an enabling environment Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) The GGDA has strategically aligned with its EPMO to provide holistic management over multiple projects. In this regard the EPMO serves as an overarching umbrella that enables the organisation to maintain oversight and quality assurance over multiple programmes and projects. EPMO primary output is to enhance the GGDA capability to align and oversee programmes and projects to be executed as part of the organisational strategy. Purpose Provide project management support for strategic economic infrastructure projects. Functions Provide transversal services in respect of centralized and coordinated management of capital infrastructure projects, i.e. project management support functions along the project cycle to: • Gauteng ICT & Media • Green Economy • Project oversight, incubation and development • Gauteng municipal infrastructure projects • Serve as registrar of Gauteng Economic Infrastructure projects Programme objectives • To increase investment in economic infrastructure delivery programmes through appropriate project packaging and optimal deal structuring • To develop and support Special Economic Zones in the Gauteng province • To support sustainable economic development through green economy approaches • To ensure sound project management processes incorporating risk management and quality standards • To ensure prudential appraisal of economic infrastructure projects • To ensure stakeholder engagement and management Services • Administrative support for project managers GAUTENG BUSINESS 2016 12

PROFILE • Collating and reporting project status to senior management • Providing standards, methodologies and a set of PM tools • Managing project documentation (including risk registers, schedules, incident logs etc) • Promoting project management within the organisation • Providing estimating, scheduling and risk management expertise to PMs • Coordinating plans between projects and reviewing resource use • Reviewing project performance Facilitate Trade and Investment The primary output is to improve the province’s ability to attract and retain investments (Foreign Direct Investment as well as Domestic Direct Investment) and enhance export capability resulting in economic growth that will contribute to business growth, job creation and poverty reduction. Subsidiaries Four subsidiary organisations fall under the umbrella of the GGDA. These organisations and their respective mandates are outlined below. Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) The AIDC was established in 2000 as a supporting organisation to provide effective project delivery assistance in line with the province’s industrial policy and other strategic initiatives within the automotive sector in Gauteng. Constitution Hill (ConHill) ConHill was established in 2000 to provide the appropriate management arrangement to ensure the delivery of heritage, education and tourism programmes in Gauteng. Gauteng IDZ Development Company (DEVCO) Established in 2009, DEVCO’s main objective will be the management of the Jewellery Manufacturing Precinct (JMP), once this is fully established. Gauteng Investment Centre The GIC was set-up to support the Gauteng Provinces’ economic development initiatives as a one-stop-shop (OSS), and it is considered to the province’s key differentiator. The GIC differentiates Gauteng in terms of offering potential investors and exporter efficient services to enable them to more easily invest in Gauteng and play a role in developing the economy. The main goal of the GIC is to make Gauteng become the preferred location for investment, to provide an investment and export facilitation mechanism where relevant organs of state and state entities/agencies are brought to one location, co-ordinated and streamlined to provide prompt, efficient and transparent services to investors and exporters. The Innovation Hub (TIH) The TIH was set up in 2001 to foster the development of smart industries (high technology sectors) in Gauteng. Newtown Situated in Johannesburg’s inner city, Newtown forms part of the city’s cultural and creative hub. The district houses theatres, art galleries, museums, restaurants, bookstores, craft markets, clubs and cafés. In the early 20th century, the area was originally used primarily for brickmaking since the land was rich in clay. Due to its easy access to Johannesburg’s railway lines, Newtown became a commercial and trading hub as banks, brick companies, breweries and fisheries were establishing themselves in the area. The district has a politically turbulent past and, due to its multiracial diversity, it was the scene of some of the first forced removals in Gauteng implemented by the apartheid government. Today, Newtown remains resolutely colour-blind with artists of all races gathering there. CONTACT INFO Physical address: 124 Main Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 085 2321 Website: 13 GAUTENG BUSINESS 2016

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