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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.


FOCUS THE TAXI INDUSTRY IS AN IMPORTANT STAKEHOLDER WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND VESTED INTEREST IN THE SUCCESS OF THE PROJECT 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) 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 LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2019/20 68

FOCUS • 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. To date 36 Universal (UA) Compliant buses (21 x 12 metre and 15 x 9 metre) have been procured and installed with Automated Fare Collection (AFC) and Public Transport Management System (PTMS). PTMS’s primary aim is to monitor the movement of public transport vehicles and increase the comfort of their passengers around the controlled urban network. It 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 non-motorised transport, progressive land-use approaches and carrestriction 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. The system will go operational before the end of 2019. 69 LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2019/20

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