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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

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FOCUS Investing in community development Skills development, infrastructure upgrades and support for local business are among the initiatives of the Marula Platinum Mine. Recent socio-economic development initiatives include: Marula Platinum Mine is 73% owned by Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats), the world’s second-largest platinum producer, and is one of the first operations to have been developed on the relatively under-exploited eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa. It is located in the Limpopo Province, some 35 kilometres north-west of Burgersfort and employs approximately 3 500 people. Marula’s social investment strategy focuses on addressing the needs identified within its host communities. As a responsible community member, the mine invests significantly in local socio-economic development initiatives, drives transformation, and engages with community representatives and government officials at all levels. However, it is through Marula’s core activities – employing people, paying taxes and procuring from host communities – that it makes the biggest contribution to the socio-economic development of the Sekhukhune District and the Limpopo province. CONTACT INFO Contact: Alice Lourens (Group Corporate Relations Manager) Tel: 011 731 9033 Email: • A R32-million investment in the Marula Road Construction Project, which is a project to build 17km of roads with the Roads Agency Limpopo • An upgrade of three community borehole pumps – at Driekop, Winnaarshoek and Clapham – from diesel power to electrical power to improve water supply in these communities and the installation of water reticulation in additional areas • Full-time literacy classes are provided at the mine and the mine invests in skills development through learnerships, short courses and workplace training • Preferential procurement and investment in enterprise and supplier development provide important opportunities for social and economic transformation in our communities. During the 2017 financial year, Marula procured R54-million worth of goods and services from local Tier 1 companies. Local procurement spend accounted for 36% of total procurement spend in the Limpopo province and 6% of total procurement spend. LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19 60

ENRICHING LIVES Building sustainable communities Building homes in local Investing communities in skills development Investing in Socio-economic development Providing health and wellness to employees Building and upgrading schools Investing in government and municipality support infrastructure Implats has invested over R4 billion in local communities since 2009, enriching the lives of 100 000 South Africans. We are building stronger, sustainable communities. Coole Adv 17082

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