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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018-19 edition

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  • Mondi
  • Toyota
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The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the KwaZulu-Natal Province. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on the investment prospects of Durban (eThekwini) and on the specific attractions for investors of other regions throughout the province. We are pleased to include a survey of the province’s economy from Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal, the dedicated trade and inward investment promotion agency that promises to be “your knowledge partner in business”. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at www.kwazulunatalbusiness.co.za. Updated information on KwaZulu-Natal is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at www.gan.co.za, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.

FOCUS Mondi South Africa

FOCUS Mondi South Africa Strategic advantages. Our focus is on leveraging our strong domestic market position and the global competitiveness of our Richards Bay mill. With a history spanning over 50 years, we understand the value of being efficient, costcompetitive and customer-focused. Our passion for performance will always be central to the way we run our business and is demonstrated through a continuous focus on quality, productivity and efficiency. The fundamental principle behind operational excellence at Mondi is the desire to do more with less. We invest in and manage our business to ensure that our manufacturing operations maintain producing unbleached kraftliner in addition to white-top kraftliner at our Richards Bay mill has been welcomed by our customers. Our Baywhite, Baycel and Baykraft products are certified for food packaging (ISEGA) and we have adopted Good Manufacturing Practice (externally certified). We manage about 251 000 hectares of certified plantation forests in South Africa in a way that secures their long-term biological integrity, social value and productivity. Credible third-party certification of our forests is an important part of our management approach. It assures compliance with globally recognised standards for sustainable forest management. New woodyard at Richards Bay mill. their cost advantages and are well-positioned for growth opportunities The new woodyard at our Richards Bay mill is contributing to improved efficiencies in wood handling processes in our forests and providing higher-quality fibre. The investment to expand our product range by Mondi Rotatrim. Growing responsibly and inspiring our people for long-term success We believe that being part of the solution to global challenges will secure the long-term success of our business and the wellbeing of our communities and other stakeholders. KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2018/19 34

FOCUS Responsible forest management involves increasing long-term productivity and preserving eco-system values in rural landscapes and protecting high conservation value areas such as wetlands. We focus on maintaining an effective network of high conservation value areas and valuable habitats, and on imitating natural dynamics for key types of ecosystems where possible. We promote a landscape approach to freshwater stewardship. The focus of the long-standing WWF-Mondi Water Stewardship Programme (previously the WWF-Mondi Wetlands Programme) has grown from managing and rehabilitating wetlands with different groups of land-users (including Mondi) to catalysing water stewardship at the landscape scale, including ensuring collaboration and action by different land-users in the uMngeni and Mvoti River catchments, both of which are strategically important water-supply areas for KZN’s economic hubs. In 2014, following many years of collaboration, Mondi Group and WWF launched a global partnership to promote responsible forestry and a sustainable pulp and packaging sector. In 2017, this global partnership was extended for another three years. Mondi Zimele Our local enterprise initiative, Mondi Zimele, has an excellent track record of creating sustainable businesses and jobs. In addition, it helps to maintain a steady supply of high-quality fibre from a network of small forest enterprises, and this has continued to make a positive impact on the lives of people in our rural communities. Mondi Zimele assists small business, Amahlathi Ethu. Community investment Communities living near our mills and on our forestry land benefit from our extensive community engagement and investment programme. Health and education are key priorities for us. A leading initiative is the Mkondo Development Project, a pioneering publicprivate partnership focused on improving the living conditions of people living in households in isolated villages on our forestry land, and to find sustainable solutions to alleviate poverty and offering security of tenure. The pilot Jabulani Agrivillage has been completed and eight other agri-villages are in progress. A new exciting development in 2018 has been working with the Ligbron e-Learning System at rural schools, bringing innovative learning techniques and access to quality maths and science tuition to students to provide a good foundation on which to build their careers and the economy. Seven mobile clinics received 82 230 visits by forestry contractors and local communities in 2017. Our wider community investments continue to assist and empower schools, university students, youth, forest smallholders and entrepreneurs, as well as provide healthcare and support. 35 KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2018/19

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