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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


FOCUS GREAT NORTH TRANSPORT IS AN IMPORTANT STAKEHOLDER WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND VESTED INTEREST IN THE SUCCESS OF THE PROJECT municipality with a clear picture of the market share of GNT, a significant partner in the Leeto la Polokwane project. I want to emphasise that the GNT is an important stakeholder with a wealth of experience, knowledge and vested interest in the success of the project. This achievement also serves as a resource for understanding the value, amount and number of those affected in Phases 1 and 2 of the project,” she says. Through great effort and hard work by the project team, coupled with cooperation and unity of purpose with key stakeholders, the following milestones have been achieved, among others: • Establishment of the Transportation Directorate and appointment of a substantive Director of Transport Services to drive strategy and implementation • Significant road infrastructure network upgrades were completed • Full Non-Motorised Transportation (NMT) LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19 46

FOCUS Planning and supporting by-laws/policies, awareness programmes, integration with donor-funded NDPG and MIG projects in terms of specifications • Signing of MOA with industry regarding sitting allowances • Signing of MOA with Great North Transport • Completion of Market Surveys for GNT and taxi industry • System naming • The utilisation of council land instead of acquisition of private land • The same design standards are being used across all grants in the municipality, eg same NMT on Public Transport Network Grant (PTNG); and employment of over 180 workers a month through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Meanwhile, Executive Mayor Nkadimeng adds that the systems and processes to deliver a world-class project were also put in place. “For example, the tender process for the procurement of buses has been finalised, and the bids have been closed. The appointment of a supplier is imminent. The organisation initiated a transparent and competitive bid process with the support from technical advisors,” she says. Another component is the Public Transport Management System (PTMS) whose primary aim is to improve the movement of public transport vehicles and increase the comfort of their passengers around the controlled urban network. PTMS provides the means of dynamically monitoring the location and status of Public Transport Vehicles to determine performance according to prescribed route schedules and to identify any operational problems quickly. This is an innovative and complex system which has two major components: integrated e-ticketing and Automatic Vehicle Location by GPS (AVL). She adds that significant progress is being made to have a fully-fledged depot. “The project is a sustainable package of measures that will transform our province into a healthy and effective urban environment as it integrates Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) with nonmotorised transport, progressive land-use approaches and car-restriction interventions,” Executive Mayor Nkadimeng says. “This has spurred economic growth in our city through upgrades in public physical infrastructure within a wellplanned spatial context and has ensured sustainable job creation while ushering in a clean, green, safe and healthy province. Such improvements have a positive impact in promoting local businesses and stimulating investments.” At a national level, the project is aligned with the National Development Plan 2030 (NDP). Adopted by all political parties represented in the National Assembly, it is government’s blueprint to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030 47 LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19

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