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Gauteng Business 2020/21 edition

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The 2020/21 edition of Gauteng Business is the 12th issue of this highly successful publication that has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng Province. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on infrastructure investment programmes and plans for the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a means to boost economic growth. Another feature on construction and property underlines the importance of spatial planning in the region’s future. Ambitious plans for the City of Johannesburg are outlined, both in the journal's editorial pages and by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA).

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ADVERTORIAL see money differently SOLUTIONS AIMED AT CREATING JOBS AND GROWING THE ECONOMY Nedbank’s Provincial General Manager for Gauteng West, Mawande Shugu, explains how Nedbank is committed to partnering with businesses and the youth for growth. ‘ Small businesses are the mainstay of the economy. Nedbank has, over the years, instituted various interventions aimed at giving support to the smallbusiness sector. Over and above our Small Business Services solutions, we provide small-business owners with support that goes beyond banking – freeing up their time to truly focus on running their businesses,’ he says. Nedbank has built a solid reputation as a bank for small businesses through initiatives such as its free-to-join networking portal, SimplyBiz.co.za, The Essential Guide for Small-business Owners, business registration services and free smallbusiness seminars – all geared to support small- and medium-sized enterprises. Shugu is passionate about supporting South Africa’s youth. ‘I believe it is important for the business community to invest in our youth as they are our future. Investing in this market is crucial for the sustainability of any business and requires an extensive investment in agile technological development. At Nedbank we pride ourselves in developing products that provide lifestyle benefits and offerings that enable the financial ‘ I believe it is important for the business community to invest in our youth as they are our future … ’ aspirations of our youth market. For example, our Unlock.Me Account offers a zero monthly maintenance fee, with additional lifestyle benefits perfect for clients between the ages of 16 and 26,’ he says. Shugu says that, through an evolving and agile digital strategy supported by the Nedbank Money app and the Nedbank Contact Centre, Nedbank remains committed to bringing convenience to its clients by making essential banking services available 24 hours, seven days a week. If you wish to tap into our expertise to reach your personal and business goals, please email Mawande Shugu at mawandes@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za.

ADVERTORIAL see money differently MONEY EXPERTS SERVING THE TSHWANE BUSINESS COMMUNITY Mohammed Salim Kadoo, Nedbank’s Provincial General Manager for Tshwane and North West, says that a deep commitment to partnership is what underlies the team's personal and professional values. ‘ Our bigger-picture banking approach enables us not only to provide you … with the banking solutions you need, but also to give you a holistic view of how our products are connected to create a framework that yields maximum impact across every facet of your business and beyond. We know that success in business is about partnerships, so we put the building of deep, lasting, value-adding relationships at the centre of everything we do. This means your goals are our goals, your vision is our vision, and your success is our success – while you rely on our additional support that is most needed in times of change and uncertainty,’ he says. The bank caters for all industries, but the Tshwane team has many clients in the franchising and agricultural sectors. 'The banking products and services tailored specifically for these sectors and designed to achieve overall business efficiency, profitability and sustainability make Nedbank one of the most franchise-friendly banks in South Africa and one of the market-leading banks in the agricultural space,' says Kadoo. Nedbank’s highly competitive pricing is structured to the needs and individual risk ‘ business efficiency, profitability and sustainability make Nedbank one of the most franchise-friendly banks in South Africa … ’ profile and track record of each franchise business. Products include point-of-sale (POS) devices and Nedbank’s POSPlus management system, e-commerce solutions and cash acceptance devices, as well as a broad spectrum of tailored financing options. Nedbank understands that if the various challenges faced by the agricultural sector are not addressed, it will threaten economic growth, food security, employment and investment. To this end Nedbank has developed innovative funding solutions designed to support farmers with sustainable farming interventions, ranging from water efficiency mechanisms and cutting-edge irrigation to renewable-energy financing. If you are interested in taking your business to the next level, please email Mohammed Salim Kadoo at mohammedk@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za/business. Nedbank Ltd Reg No 1951/000009/06. Authorised financial services and registered credit provider (NCRCP16). SPO6013

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