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Limpopo Business 2019-20 edition

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The 2019/20 edition of Limpopo Business is the 11th 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 several 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 various Special Economic Zones (SEZs) which aim to drive industrialization in the province and the initiatives which are further enhancing the tourism offering in Limpopo. News related to mining, agriculture, transport and logistics, education and development finance is carried in overviews of the main economic sectors in the province. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at Updated information on the Limpopo is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to at, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business.

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FOCUS Addressing community needs Electrification, water supply and a crèche upgrade are recent projects undertaken by Marula Platinum Mine. Recent initiatives Marula Platinum Mine is 73% owned by Implats 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. The mine is in the Limpopo Province and employs approximately 3 500 people. Black economic empowerment forms a key component of the Marula operation, and our partners together own 27% of the company. Marula’s social investment strategy focuses on addressing the needs identified within its host communities. The mine invests in local socio-economic development initiatives, drives transformation, and engages with community representatives and government officials at all levels. Makgoma Chrome is a joint venture that assists local communities with the extraction and marketing of chrome from tailings. 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. Water supply: The installation of an electric pump and three JoJo tanks in the Seuwe community in the Mashibiring section. The pump supplies water to 500 households, approximately 5 000 people in the village and a nearby crèche and secondary school. Crèche revamp: Karabo Crèche, an early childhood development centre in Mashibiring, now consists of an office, kitchen, sick bay and three additional classrooms. The donation brings to an end many years of struggles with the daily running of the centre because of limited space and inadequate facilities. Village electrification: The Maahlapa section in Ga-Mashishi Village has been electrified from the proceeds of the chrome project. Phase two of the project will see another 108 houses electrified. Literacy: Ongoing full-time literacy classes are provided at the mine, and Marula invests in skills development through learnerships, short courses and workplace training. Supporting local business: Preferential procurement and investment in enterprise and supplier development provide important opportunities for social and economic transformation. During the 2018 financial year, Marula procured R101-million worth of goods and services from local companies. CONTACT INFO Contact: Alice Lourens, Group Head: Investor Relations and Corporate Communication Tel: +27 11 731 9033 Email: LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2019/20 54

ENRICHING LIVES in many ways Implats’ commitment to sustainable mining businesses creates employment and stimulates local business opportunities and the development of social infrastructure around its operations. Implats is proud of its contribution to the economy and the role it plays in bringing about economic transformation – enriching lives in many ways. Coole Adv 18361

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