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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 www.globalafricanetwork.com Updated information on the Limpopo is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to at https://www.globalafricanetwork.com/subscribe/, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business.

FOCUS Small businesses

FOCUS Small businesses thriving through Empretec programme Seven years of success. The Small Enterprise Development Agency has adopted Empretec, which is a capacity-building programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The programme aims to promote entrepreneurship and to enhance productive capacity and international competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of developing countries and economies in transition. The Empretec programme is designed to provide training, technical assistance and an institutional base for the formation, expansion and transformation of SMEs. The programme identifies promising entrepreneurs, provides them with training aimed at developing their entrepreneurial skills and understanding basic business procedures, assists them in the preparation of business plans and in obtaining finance for their business ventures, helps to arrange mutually beneficial connections with larger national and foreign companies, and makes available long-term support systems to facilitate the growth and internationalisation of their ventures. Empretec training sessions have been proven to have a positive impact over seven years. Data shows that the survival rate of SMEs of Empretec graduates is almost twice as high as that of non- Empretecos, and that over 80% of participants reported a steady and efficient growth of their business as a result of participation in the programme. Seda Limpopo has hosted 10 Empretec sessions so far and more training sessions will be rolledout. Empretec promotes a methodology of behavioural change that helps entrepreneurs to put their ideas into action and helps fledging businesses to grow. Innovative, experiential and competency-based entrepreneurship training initiatives such as UNCTAD’s Empretec programme are key components of a dynamic and sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem. As Seda Limpopo continues to roll out the programme in all local municipalities in the province, the programme also benefits from the support of many different strategic partners, including De Beers Venetia Mine and the National Department of Tourism. Other local donors and partners are invited to form part of this opportunity which yields tangible impact on the lives, businesses and communities of entrepreneurs. LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2019/20 78

Seda offices Seda contacts Provincial Office Koenie Seda Slabbert Limpopo - Provincial Provincial Manager Mopani Branch Tel: Office +27 15 287 2940 (located in Tzaneen) Fax: +27 15 297 4022 Email: Mr kslabbert@seda.org.za Koenie Slabbert: Provincial Ms Maseje Nchabeleng: Branch 2nd Manager Floor Suite 6, Maneo Building, 73 Biccard Street, Manager Polokwane 0700 Postnet Tel: Suite +27 15 32287 Private 2940 Bag X 9307 Polokwane 0700 Tel: +27 15 306 6400 Fax: +27 15 297 4022 Fax: +27 15 307 2233 Seda Email: Vhembe kslabbert@seda.org.za Branch Email: Mr Marcus Physical Mukumela address: - Branch 2nd Floor Manager mnchabeleng@seda.org.za Tel: +27 15 960 8700 Nictus Building Physical address: 2nd Floor Fax: 086 634 8964 68 Hans van Rensburg Street ABSA Building Email: mmukumela@seda.org.za Old Polokwane Mutual Building, Old Group Scheme Offices, Mphephu 13 Danie Road, Joubert Thohoyandou Street 7950 0699 Tzaneen Seda Capricorn Branch 0850 Mr Peter Capricorn Maredi - Branch Manager Tel: (located +27 15 290 8720 in Polokwane) Waterberg Branch Fax: Mr. +27 Peter 15 290 Maredi: 8736 Branch Manager (located in Mokopane) Email: pmaredi@seda.org.za Tel: +27 15 290 8720 Mr Steve Botha: Branch Manager 1st Floor Pharmarama Building, 68 Hans van Rensburg Street, Polokwane 0699 Fax: +27 15 290 8736 Tel: +27 15 492 9600 Seda Email: Waterberg pmaredi@seda.org.za Branch Fax: +27 15 491 7361 Mr Steve Physical Botha address: - Branch 1st Manager Floor Email: sbotha@seda.org.za Tel: Nictus +27 15 Building 492 9600 Physical address: Old Nedbank Fax: 68 +27 Hans 15 491 van 7361 Rensburg Street Building Email: Polokwane sbotha@seda.org.za 40 Retief Street Old 0699 Nedbank Building, 40 Retief Street, Mokopane Mokopane 0600 Seda Mopani Branch Vhembe Branch Martin Rafferty - Acting Branch Manager (located in Thohoyandou) Sekhukhune Branch Tel: +27 15 306 6400 Fax: Mr +27 Marcus 15 307 Mukumela: 2233 Branch (located in Groblersdal) Email: Manager mrafferty@seda.org.za Mr Sabelo Ntshangase 27 Peace Tel: +27 Street, 15 960 1st Floor, 8700Prosperitas Building, Tzaneen Tel: +27 0850 13 262 9430 Fax: +27 15 962 4285 Fax: +27 13 262 Seda Sekhukhune Branch Email: mmukumela@seda.org.za Email: sntshangase@seda.org.za Mr Sabelo Ntshangase - Branch Manager Physical address: Bindulavhathu Physical address: Tel: +27 13 262 9430 Email: Office sntshangase@seda.org.za Building Mutual Building Bareki 3rd Mall, Floor Shop No. 20B, Cnr Chris Wild and Van Shop Riebeek 4 and Street, Office Groblersdal 10, 12 0407 Thohoyandou Hereford Street 0950 Groblersdal 0470 We have built a strong team in the province made up of 16 Business Advisors, two Regional Facilitators and five Information Officers who have the responsibility of making measurable differences in the businesses that they assist. This team of Business Advisors works closely with a team of carefully selected service providers who possesses expert knowledge in different functional areas of business and industry sectors. For more information contact us at: 015 287 2940 or visit our website: www.seda.org.za TOGETHER ADVANCING SMALL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

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