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Limpopo Business 2018-19 edition

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A unique guide to business and investment in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Launched in 2007, the 2018/19 edition of Limpopo Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Limpopo Province. Limpopo has many investment and business opportunities. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on developments in the transport and logistics sector and a focus on tourism. Interviews with industry leaders in development finance from the Industrial Development Corporation and the Small Enterprise Development Agency share their insights into the state of the provincial economy. Investment news related to mining, telecommunications and development finance is carried in overviews of all the main economic sectors. The publication also has a comprehensive register of all provincial government and municipal contact details. Updated information on Limpopo is also available through our monthly e-newsletter - which you can subscribe to at www.globalafricanetwork.com

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FOREWORD Limpopo Business A unique guide to business and investment in Limpopo. The 2018/19 edition of Limpopo Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2007, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Limpopo Province. Limpopo has many investment and business opportunities. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on developments in the transport and logistics sector and a focus on tourism. Interviews with industry leaders in development finance from the Industrial Development Corporation and the Small Enterprise Development Agency share their insights into the state of the provincial economy. Investment news related to mining, telecommunications and development finance is carried in overviews of all the main economic sectors. The publication also has a comprehensive register of all provincial government and municipal contact details. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at www. limpopobusiness.co.za. Updated information on Limpopo 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. Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media Email: chris@gan.co.za CREDITS Publisher: Chris Whales Publishing director: Robert Arendse Editor: John Young Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Art director: Brent Meder Design: Tyra Martin Production: Lizel Olivier Business development manager: Shiko Diala Ad sales: Sydwell Adonis, Joseph Gumbo, Gavin van der Merwe, Sam Oliver, Gabriel Venter, Siyawamkela Sthunda, Vanessa Wallace, Jeremy Petersen and Reginald Motsoahae Managing director: Clive During Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg and Natalie Koopman Distribution & circulation manager: Edward MacDonald Printing: FA Print DISTRIBUTION Limpopo Business is distributed internationally on outgoing and incoming trade missions; to foreign offices in South Africa’s main trading partners; at top national and international events; through the offices of foreign representatives in South Africa; as well as nationally and regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, trade and investment agencies, provincial government departments, municipalities, airport lounges and companies. Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations PUBLISHED BY Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2004/004982/07 Directors: Clive During, Chris Whales Physical address: 28 Main Road, Rondebosch 7700 Postal address: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: info@gan.co.za | Website: www.gan.co.za ISSN 1993-0119 COPYRIGHT | Limpopo Business is an independent publication published by Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. Full copyright to the publication vests with Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. PHOTO CREDITS | Des Jacobs for Implats, Forever Resorts, Haraeus, iStock by Getty Images, Legend Golf and Safari Resort, Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport, Mall of the North, Mark II/Flickr/SA Tourism, Polokwane Municipality, Tour de Limpopo, Vantage Capital, Venda University, Westfalia, ZZ2 Farming. DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in Limpopo Business is accurate and up-to-date, the publishers make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, or completeness of the information. Global Africa Network will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or any reliance placed on such information. LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19 8

New skills focus to drive investment opportunities in growth sectors MESSAGE CEO of the Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA), Ben Mphahlele, explains how a drive to improve skills related to investment packaging will boost local economic development. The vastness of Limpopo Province, occupying just over 10% of South Africa’s total land surface, has enormous potential for economic growth. With immense mineral and agricultural resources residing in the soil of the province and other sectors such as tourism expanding exponentially, there is scope for targeted investments which will boost socio-economic development across all five districts of the province. In order to enhance the prospects of successful investment, the Limpopo Economic Development Agency, LEDA, has identified the need to boost critical skills within the province, particularly with regard to the packaging of investment opportunities to domestic and foreign investors. Responding to these challenges, LEDA sent business advisers to Wits University for training on the Local Economic Development Programme. The qualified advisers will become specialists in the field of investment project packaging and risk analysis. Using their newly-acquired skills, the advisors will then be available to collaborate with municipalities throughout the province. This investment in skills development by LEDA is a flagship programme that will accelerate local economic development in all the districts of Limpopo. With well-packaged investment projects relevant to each district, investors will easily be able to choose the most relevant and attractive option from a suite of alternatives. Having revised and adopted its Annual Performance Plan (APP) for the financial year ahead, LEDA is ramping up its delivery imperatives across all its portfolios. These are linked directly to the economic growth trajectory of the province, giving expression to the Limpopo Development Plan – a blueprint for stimulating both traditional and emerging economic growth sectors. The main growth sectors are mining, tourism, agriculture, logistics and agri-processing. With offices situated in all five districts of Limpopo, LEDA is at the coalface of economic development through its myriad integrated business development products and services. Through its actions, LEDA is stimulating economic growth and job creation in Limpopo Province. 9 LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19

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