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Gauteng Business 2017-18 edition

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Gauteng Business 2017/18 is the ninth edition of this highly successful annual journal, that has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng province. Special features for 2017/18 include a focus on major new developments in the region’s metros, complemented by detailed overviews of the main economic sectors in South Africa’s most important provincial economy.


SPECIAL FEATURE • City of Johannesburg, Central Development Corridor: provincial capital, finance, services, ICT and pharmaceutical industries, green and blue economy. • City of Ekurhuleni, Eastern Development Corridor: manufacturing, logistics and transport hub. • City of Tshwane, Northern Development Corridor: national administrative capital, automotive sector, research, development, innovation and knowledge-based economy, tourism, agri-processing. • West Rand District, Western Development Corridor: transitioning mining economy. A new diverse economy to be created around tourism (Maropeng World Heritage Site), agriculture and agri-processing, Lanseria Airport City, renewable energy industries. • Sedibeng District, Southern Development Corridor: steel industry in decline. A new economy to be based on entertainment and tourism (Vaal River City), logistics, agri-processing and urban agriculture. Opportunities for the private sector were mentioned in connection with several aspects of the City Region indaba, not least of which was the necessity for infrastructure investment. Neither the central government nor provincial and local government has sufficient resources to cover what the provincial government has estimated is needed in the Gauteng province in the 15 years to 2030 – R1.3-trillion. A 15-year Gauteng Infrastructure Master Plan has been adopted but it is hoped that multiple sources of funding will see the plan succeed in areas such as the provision of water, broadband connectivity, public transport, energy and the reshaping of cities to accommodate citizens in a better way than was the case under apartheid. A World Bank report has shown that a 10% increase in infrastructure spending results in a 1% growth in GDP. Ekurhuleni is putting considerable resources into infrastructure improvement. With a corridor-based masterplan, the aim is to promote industrial activity. The corridors (and focus areas) are: • Thami Mnyele: transport, BRT, M&T Development and Plumbago Industrial Park • OR Tambo Aerotropolis: creative sector, technology, research and development, logistics • Thelle Mogoerane: logistics, Carnival Junction, OR Tambo inland port, Prasa rolling stock manufacturing facility (Prasa has signed a R51-billion contract with Gibela consortium to deliver 600 trains). The city budget for 2016/17 has allocated R45-million for the revamping of four industrial parks in Labore and Wadeville. Other projects and investments include: • Riverfields mixed use estate • Green Reef Innovation District • Badenhorst Estate • Recapitalisation of the Springs Fresh Produce Market (R110-million) • Infrastructure to support agri-processing and distribution of agricultural products (R80-million) • R269-million over three years to Township Economy Strategy. The nine towns of Ekurhuleni are being connected by the new Bus Rapid Transit system (Harambee). The City of Johannesburg’s good credit record allowed it to borrow R3.3-billion for infrastructure expenditure in 2016. In 2014/15 a surplus of R3.9-billion was achieved and the city spent 94% of its capital budget, or R10.8- billion. In 10 years Johannesburg has raised more than R100-billion for infrastructure. Tshwane is planning a series of transformative infrastructure and GAUTENG BUSINESS 2017/18 14

property developments, including expanding the Bus Rapid Transport System, Government Boulevard, Tshwane House, Times Square, the Nelson Mandela Development Corridor, the West Capital project and the African Gateway. Together with the three large metropolitan PROVINCEmunicipalities, Gauteng also has two district municipalities. Sedibeng District Municipality Towns: Sebokeng, Heidelberg, Sharpeville, Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark Local municipalities are Emfuleni, Midvaal and Lesedi. The Vaal University of Technology and the North North-West WestUniversity’s Vaal campus are located in Sedibeng. The Emfuleni Local Municipality (including Evaton, Sharpeville, Vanderbijlpark Hammanskraal and Vlakplaas) is at the core of the Vaal Triangle, which in turn is at the GAUTENG heart PROVINCE of South Africa’s iron N1 and steel industry. Metal products, machinery and equipment are N1 made here. ArcelorMittal has been a major employer in Vanderbijlpark since 1947. Cullinan PRETORIA Mamelodi N4 N4 Centurion N4 Atteridgeville Bronkhorstspruit North WestIrene N1 N14 R21 Hammanskraal Magaliesburg Midrand Muldersdrift Tembisa Sandton Alexandra N1 Krugersdorp Randburg Kempton Park Roodepoort Isando Benoni Edenvale N14 Randfontein N12 JOHANNESBURG Kagiso Boksburg DaveytonCullinan Mohlakeng Germiston Wattville PRETORIA Brakpan Mamelodi Soweto N4 Alberton N4 Bekkersdal Reiger Park KwaThema Centurion Lenasia Katlehong N12 Atteridgeville Springs Westonaria Vosloorus Irene N1 Tokoza Tsakane N1 Duduza N14 R21 Nigel Magaliesburg R59 Midrand Muldersdrift N3 Tembisa Sandton Alexandra Heidelberg Krugersdorp Randburg Evaton Ratanda Kempton Park Roodepoort Isando Benoni Edenvale N14 Randfontein Meyerton N12 Sebokeng JOHANNESBURG Kagiso Boksburg Daveyton Vereeneging Mohlakeng Germiston Boipatong Wattville Brakpan Soweto Alberton Bekkersdal Reiger Park KwaThema Bophelong Lenasia Katlehong N12 Springs Westonaria Vosloorus Vanderbijlpark Sharpeville N1 Tokoza Tsakane Duduza Nigel R59 N3 Heidelberg Evaton Ratanda N1 Meyerton Sebokeng Boipatong Vereeneging Bophelong Vanderbijlpark Sharpeville Free State N1 Free State N1 Limpopo N SPECIAL FEATURE Heidelberg produces bacon and tobacco: Eskort and British American Tobacco are the two major companies in the area. The Midvaal area has agriculture and tourism as its two main economic activities and the city of Meyerton is the site of newly built, multi-million-rand Heineken brewery . The Klip River at Henley-on-Klip and the Vaal Dam are major tourist attractions, while ecotourism opportunities have the potential to grow. The Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is a prime regional asset. West Rand District Municipality Towns: Randfontein, Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Westonaria Local municipalities are Merafong City, Mogale City and West Rand City. Both the N12 and N14 highways pass through this area which allows for a great deal Mpumalanga of commuter traffic into the Johannesburg CBD. The West Rand is the area of Gauteng where mining has retained its strongest presence. Large-scale Limpopo commercial farming also takes place. Randfontein Local Municipality is where the world’s deepest Ekangala gold mine was dug. To the Zithobeni south, mining contributes 75% to Westonaria Local Municipality’s economy. An Mpumalanga industrial park is planned to N12 assist in the process of diversifying the economy. Mogale City Local Ekangala Municipality is very much Zithobeni N4 the economic driver of the Bronkhorstspruit Devon district, including as it does N17 the town of Krugersdorp. N12 Krugersdorp has considerable manufacturing capacity and has a motor-sports racing Mpumalanga track that attracts international Devon N17 drag-racing events. Tourism in the district is mostly located within the surrounds of Mpumalanga Mogale City. Significant tourist attractions include the Cradle of Humankind, the Magalies Motorway Meander, the Sterkfontein Main Road N Railway caves and the Krugersdorp Game Reserve. N3 Motorway Main Road Railway 15 GAUTENG BUSINESS 2017/18 . .

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