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Limpopo Business 2017-18 edition

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  • Development
  • Leda
  • Nedbank
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  • Exxaro
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  • Business
  • Limpopo
  • Polokwane
  • Economic
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A unique guide to business and investment in Limpopo. Limpopo Business 2017/18 is the ninth edition of this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2007, established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the Limpopo Province. This edition of Limpopo Business is officially endorsed by the Office of the Premier of Limpopo. This book contains detailed insights into the plans of the Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA) and the recently launched bus rapid transport system for the provincial capital, Leeto la Polokwane, together with a comprehensive register of all provincial government and municipal contact details. Investment news related to mining, telecommunications and tourism is carried in overviews of all the main economic sectors. To complement the extensive distribution of the print edition of the magazine, the publication is also available online at

MESSAGE A springboard

MESSAGE A springboard for regional integration and commerce Mr Benjamin Mphahlele, Managing Director of the Limpopo Economic Development Agency. the continent’s largest economies, and bordering as it does Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, Limpopo Province enjoys a perfectly natural geographical advantage to enhance regional integration towards the manifestation of African Agenda 2063, with the ideal of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.” Benjamin Mphahlele The African continent and African economies present massive investment opportunities in terms of large infrastructure projects, innovative and renewable energy sources, as well as large markets that encompass retail, commodities, ICT, manufacturing, arts and culture, travel and tourism, transportation and logistics, and other sectors. As a province in one of LIMPOPO PROVINCE HAS A PERFECTLY NATURAL GEOGRAPHICAL ADVANTAGE TO ENHANCE REGIONAL INTEGRATION TOWARDS THE MANIFESTATION OF AFRICAN AGENDA 2063 WITH THE IDEAL OF “AN INTEGRATED, PROSPEROUS AND PEACEFUL AFRICA, DRIVEN BY ITS OWN CITIZENS AND REPRESENTING A DYNAMIC FORCE IN THE GLOBAL ARENA.” As a lead economic development agency for Limpopo, the Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA) is best positioned to articulate and drive the following: • Working with its shareholder, the Limpopo Provincial Government, to implement provincial economic strategy in the context of the National Development Plan and the cluster-based Limpopo Development Plan • Establishing the industrial cluster fora necessary to create and accumulate the required social capital, thus creating a common LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2017/18 12

MESSAGE THE SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES, MUSINA-MAKHADO AND TUBATSE, ARE INTEGRAL TO REALISING THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF THE PROVINCE vision for each respective industrial cluster within an identified geographical space and develop cluster action plans • Coordinating key stakeholders within each cluster or project and facilitating the pace of implementation through an agreed-upon programme of action • Creating investment opportunities in the factorendowed yet rural province and providing infrastructure requisite for the industrialisation of the province. Such infrastructure includes the building and revitalisation of industrial parks, and the building of the ICT, green economy and energy sectors to enhance sustainable global competitiveness. The Special Economic Zones, Musina- Makhado and Tubatse, are integral to realising the economic growth of the province. Limpopo is rich in mineral resources, and 17 new mines were established in the greater Tubatse/ Burgersfort/ Steelport area between 2001 and 2016, with a further 22 new mines planned. Beneficiation of platinum group metals (PGM), magnetite, vanadium and chrome provides opportunities that include catalytic converters, platinum jewellery, hydrogen fuel cells and solar energy component manufacturing. The Zones provide to investors a package of tax-based incentives and provision of infrastructure necessary to build globally competitive firms • Building the Sub-Tropical Fruit Industrial Cluster by expanding primary production capacity, thus creating demand and growth of the upstream agricultural inputs production as well expanding the provincial presence in the fruit export markets and the downstream food processing businesses • Securing Foreign Direct Investment through international finance and partnerships, while scanning the global markets for critical skills requisite for developing the Limpopo economy • Developing Tourism Destination Assets: the Limpopo Tourism Agency markets the province from a tourism perspective, where key heritage attractions include Mapungubwe and its artefacts, Makapan’s Cave (a sister project to the Cradle of Humankind) and the hot springs at Bela-Bela. But it remains LEDA's mandate to match the province's natural and professional services assets/industries to global business value chains, cross-industry corporate transactions, as well the hosting and capacitation of diplomatic missions at home and abroad. Integral to this objective is the provision of up-to-date market intelligence about the province's economy and providing marketing and public relations tools to sell Limpopo as an attractive and competitive investment destination. KEY STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONS • Facilitate business-to-business linkages • Delivery of large-scale catalytic projects • Create investment opportunities in rural Limpopo • Drive investor education and secure Foreign Direct Investment • Stimulate large-scale farming and agro-processing • Encourage creation of urban city regions • Drive destination marketing CONTACT INFO Head office: Enterprise Development Finance House, Main Road, Lebowakgomo, Polokwane 0699 Tel: +27 15 633 4700 | Fax: +27 15 633 4854 Website: 13 LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2017/18

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