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Limpopo Business 2017-18 edition

  • Text
  • Development
  • Leda
  • Nedbank
  • Mutual
  • Exxaro
  • Beers
  • Investment
  • Business
  • Limpopo
  • Polokwane
  • Economic
  • Provincial
  • Province
  • Mining
  • Municipality
  • Sector
  • Tourism
  • Venetia
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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


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