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John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality Investment Prospectus

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  • Kathu
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  • Gaetsewe
  • Kuruman
John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality is unique in South Africa due to its abundant natural, cultural and economic opportunities. This distinction is in part attributed to the Province of Northern Cape’s rise as a hub for economic, scientific and environmental endeavours and the increasing interest from investors in the Gamagara Development Mining Corridor that traverses the district.


14 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES JOHN TAOLO GAETSEWE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY The project promoter in each of the projects listed below is the District Development Model. PROJECT DESCRIPTION INVESTMENT VALUE SOURCE OF FUNDING Development of a highereducation facility An artisans’ college, university, university of technology or TVET college to be developed in the district. R4-billion Department of Higher Education Regional (Level 4) hospital Access for residents of the district to specialised healthcare will be provided for with the construction of a regional hospital. R2.6-billion Department of Health, private sector Bulk-water supply services Provision of bulk-water supply services will improve health and sanitation, having a domino effect on economic activity and productivity. R500-million Department of Water and Sanitation Basic education programme Ensuring that marginalised communities have access to education facilities. A number of new schools are planned, to be financed by the Education Infrastructure Grant. R7.2-million Department of Basic Education and Education Infrastructure Grant Mega-Agri Park Four Farmer Production Support Units (FPUs) and an abattoir will support increased food production, technology transfer and opportunities for entrepreneurship. R95-million Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Grid electricity transformers Two new 40MVA transformers and a substation to be built to improve the living conditions of residents and encourage economic development. R122-million Department of Energy Gamagara Mining Corridor Investigate feasibility of a corridor, develop a metals cluster and investigate the construction of smelter and sinter plants. Depending on feasibility studies. National Skills Fund, Department of Energy, District Development Model and private sector Kuruman Industrial Park Similar to the facility planned for Kathu (next page), the park aims to diversify the local economy, bolster infrastructure and provide economies of scale. R20-million Infrastructure South Africa, Catalytic Projects Fund John Taolo Gaetsewe regional airport A regional airport would boost transport links and facilitate the improved movement of goods and people. It could attract new business and stimulate tourism. R2-billion Department of Transport New disaster centre Access to disaster management services will help the community prepare for natural disasters. R1.2-billion Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

15 The Kathu campus of the Northern Cape Rural TVET College. PROJECT DESCRIPTION INVESTMENT VALUE SOURCE OF FUNDING Taxi and bus rank A formal facility will make for easier and safer transportation services. R2-billion Department of Transport Public parks Social amenities such as public parks improve the quality of life of citizens and enhance social cohesion. R20-million John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality Waste-to-energy plant Various forms of waste such as municipal solid waste could be turned into energy, bringing environmental benefits and job opportunities. R2-billion Private sector Office park complex A centralised business location will bring benefits to companies and could attract businesses and entrepreneurs, together with ancillary businesses such as restaurants. R3-billion Private sector Conference facility To fill a gap in the market for a venue for conferences and events. R1.6-billion Private sector John Taolo Gaetsewe Stadium A stadium will bring economic benefits, create new jobs, generate additional revenue and increase tourism. R2-billion Private sector

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