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Gauteng Business 2022/23

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The 2022/23 edition of Gauteng Business is the 13th 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, a special feature on the growth and significance of the green economy is included in this edition. Every sector from agriculture to transport and logistics is referenced, with several Gauteng companies taking the lead in the field of creating a more sustainable future for themselves and for their clients. The fact that mining companies and others are starting to build facilities to generate power is significant for the country as a whole. Gold Fields’ 40MW solar project at its South Deep mine is one of the first of its kind and it is certainly a precursor of what we can expect to see a lot more of in the future. The unexpected fall from power in the province’s three big metropolitan municipalities in 2021 of the political party that is in charge at provincial and national level, the African National Congress, is noted in the Regional Overview. Whether this presages a change beyond the borders of Gauteng in elections to come remains to be seen, but the huge budgets which now fall under the control of coalition governments in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni will certainly serve to sharpen the focus of ANC election planners for national elections in 2024.


CONTENTS Gauteng Business 2022 Edition Introduction Regional overview 8 All of Gauteng’s metropolitan municipalities came under coalition governments after the local elections held in 2021. Voters are indicating they are fed up with corruption. It is at municipal level that citizens and businesses feel the effects of inefficiency and corruption and it is that sphere of government that needs the most work in the short term. Going green 11 Dozens of Gauteng companies in multiple sectors are exploring ways to make their buildings more efficient, their processes less wasteful and their impact less harmful to the environment. Economic sectors Agriculture 20 Hydroponic farms on rooftops are growing. Mining 21 Tailings are proving lucrative in Gauteng. Energy 24 Hydrogen fuel cells are attracting interest. Oil and gas 25 An international investor is supporting a new LPG cylinder plant. Transport and logistics 28 Roads and infrastructure spending is set to increase across the province. Manufacturing 32 Corobrik’s new factory started producing product in 2021. Tourism 34 Airlink has teamed up with successful international carriers. Construction and property 36 Logistics is a growth sector for property companies. ICT 39 Data centres are expanding and new ones are being built. Banking and financial services 40 One of Johannesburg’s stock exchanges has moved. Education and training 41 Tshwane University of Technology now offers asset maintenance. Development finance and SMME support 44 Workspaces are available for makers in wood. References Key sector contents 18 Overviews of the main economic sectors of Gauteng. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2022 6

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