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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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INDEX INDEX Black Management Forum (BMF).................................................................................................... 88 Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA) ................................................... 89 De Beers Group of Companies - Venetia Mine............................................. 18, 58, 82, OBC Implats.............................................................................................................................................................. 60 Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)....................................................................... 30, 80 Leeto la Polokwane ...........................................................................................................................43-47 Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA) .................................................9, 22-27 Limpopo Office of the Premier ............................................................................................................6 Limpopo Tourism Agency .............................................................................................................35-37 MTN.......................................................................................................................................................................5 Nedbank............................................................................................................................................. 3, 15, 48 Palabora Mining Company (PMC).................................................................................... 28, 56, 78 Roads Agency Limpopo........................................................................................................ IFC, 40-42 SA Airlink......................................................................................................................................................... 33 Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)................................................................84-87 South African Local Government Association (SALGA)..................................................... 95 Superfecta Trading................................................................................................................................... 62 TD Steel and Aluminium Products ................................................................................................. 65 Vodacom........................................................................................................................................ 70-75, IBC LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19 96

Imran Imran Khan Khan Vodacom is is aggressively driving network investment in in Limpopo region Imran Imran Khan, Khan, Managing Managing Executive, Executive, Vodacom Vodacom Limpopo Limpopo region, region, outlines outlines how how a focus a focus on network on network expansion, expansion, focus focus on 4G on 4G and and investment investment rural in rural areas areas is yielding is yielding positive positive results. results. Please Please give give us a us brief a brief overview overview of Vodacom’s of Vodacom’s operations. operations. Vodacom Vodacom runs runs an end-to-end an end-to-end business business the in the region, region, bringing bringing world-class world-clas communication communication solutions solutions to consumers to consumers and and business business customers customers in Limpopo in Limpop province. province. We provide We provide our our customers customers with with a wide a wide range range of communication of services, services, including including mobile mobile voice, voice, messaging, messaging, data data and and converged converged services service to more to more than than 4.5-million 4.5-million customers customers in Limpopo in Limpopo province. province. How How is network is network expansion expansion progressing? progressing? We have We have always always maintained maintained that that our key our differentiator key differentiator is the is quality, the quality, strength strengt and and reliability reliability of our of our networks. networks. In this In this regard, regard, we expanded we expanded our our 3G sites 3G sites to t more more than than 300 300 and and deployed deployed 36 sites 36 sites in deep in deep rural rural areas areas of Limpopo of Limpopo during durin the the 2017/2018 2017/2018 financial financial period. period. The The upgrades upgrades increased increased network network capacity capacit and and enhanced enhanced mobile mobile data data speed speed across across the the province. province. Are Are Limpopo Limpopo customers customers experiencing experiencing 4G 4G network? network? During During the the 2017/2018 2017/2018 financial financial year year we invested we invested a lot a of lot money of money in rolling rollin out out 4G sites 4G sites to provide to provide our our customers customers with with faster faster data data speeds. speeds. As a As result, a resul 76% 76% of the of the population population in Limpopo in Limpopo now now has has access access to our to our 4G network. 4G network. Please Please tell tell us about us about the the Open Open Access Access Network. Network. • The • The region region has has signed signed a memorandum a memorandum of understanding of understanding with with other other net-nework BIOGRAPHY • • work providers providers to leverage to leverage on their on their existing existing fibre fibre network network infrastructure infrastructure i Imran • Imran grew • grew up up in in the the region. region. As a As result, a result, the the region region has has built built fibre fibre to 15% to 15% of its of base its base stations station Pietermaritzburg • Pietermaritzburg and • and graduated graduated across across the the province. province. from from the the University University of KwaZulu- of KwaZulu- Natal. Natal. He He is a is family a family man man with with a a What What is Vodacom is Vodacom Limpopo Limpopo doing doing youth in youth and and education? education? passion passion for for soccer soccer and and travel. travel. At the At the heart heart of our of our CSI programmes CSI programmes is the is the belief belief that that our our existing existing technology ogy can can be an be enabler an enabler of quality of quality education. education. Vodacom Vodacom in partnership in partnership with wit techno With CONTACT With a background CONTACT a DETAILS: background in finance DETAILS: finance and and economics, economics, he he has has held held the the Department Department of Basic of Basic Education Education has has connected connected 92 teacher 92 teacher centres centre several several positions positions in Vodacom in Vodacom across across the the country. country. in in Gauteng, Gauteng, KZN, KZN, Western Western Cape Cape and and Limpopo. Limpopo. Having Having What What is Vodacom is Vodacom e-school? e-school? transitioned transitioned from from accounting accounting to to Vodacom Vodacom e-school e-school is a free, is a free, unlimited unlimited online online education education portal portal that that provides provide sales, sales, Imran’s Imran’s ethos ethos on business on business content content material material for grades for grades R-12. R-12. The The platform platform provides provides online online CAPS CAPS aligned aligne is that is that you you can can never never go wrong go wrong content content and and is designed is designed to bridge to bridge the the digital digital divide divide and and making making learning learnin if “you if “you keep @RoadsAgency keep the the customer customer at the at the exciting exciting using using technology. technology. The The e-school e-school portal portal has has reached reached over over 439 439 00000 RoadsAgencyLimpopo Website: Website: ral.co.za centre ral.co.za centre of your of your universe”. universe”. learners learners across across the the country. country.

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