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Limpopo Business 2021-22

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The 2021/22 edition of Limpopo Business is the 13th 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 been attracting significant investments in the mining sector in recent years and with commodity prices of certain minerals rising in response to demand in the renewable energy and automotive sector, mining houses are well-positioned to expand production even further. This journal carries messages of welcome to investors from the province’s Premier and the MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there is special feature on plans to catalyse investment and growth in the province through measures such as industrial parks and the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone in the province’s far north, which is attracting billions of dollars in investment. News related to mining, agriculture, tourism, construction and property, water, education and development finance is carried in overviews of the main economic sectors.

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FOCUS Supporting communities and customers through tough times The Provincial General Manager for Old Mutual (Retail Mass Market) Limpopo and Mpumalanga, Thabane Thuso Maja, reflects on the impact of Covid-19 in the province. How many branches do you have in Limpopo? We have 18, comprising 16 field branches and two in-house branches. How can customers stay in touch with Old Mutual in the time of Covid? We can now engage with our customers remotely through MS Teams, Zoom and via mobile. We also have the capability to process our claims through digital platforms, WhatsApp and via USSD. Thabane Thuso Maja BIOGRAPHY Thabane Thuso Maja has extensive experience in financial services, having previously worked at Old Mutual Personal Finance, Capitec, Old Mutual Finance and Metropolitan, where he was a Provincial General Manager. He has extensive industry skills and knowledge in stakeholder relationships and management and channel strategy execution. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated true leadership qualities and has experience in developing and turning businesses around to perform at the highest levels. How has business been affected by Covid-19? Some of our key stakeholders have been significantly affected and have had to retrench many of their employees. This has resulted in a number of cancelled or lapsed policy payments and increased the unemployment rate in the province, which has reduced household incomes. As Old Mutual, we have been supporting the companies we serve with the rollout of financial education workshops, helping companies and customers cope with financial challenges. What are your main offerings to customers? We offer an integrated financial services basket to meet our customers’ broad needs – including: Life Cover, Illness and Disability Cover, Funeral Cover, retirement annunities, savings and education plans and investments. The Old Mutual Money Account is an affordable transactional product with a linked unit trust. The Old Mutual Rewards programme is also available for free (no membership fees) to anyone, not just Old Mutual customers. Please describe some of the CSI projects of Old Mutual Limpopo. We support our communities through staff community builder projects and initiatives, where our provincial sales staff members are encouraged to participate in projects while contributing to improving and growing small businesses in Limpopo. We have collaborated with the Department of Education in running sanitary towel drives, delivered school shoes to schools located in impoverished areas and supported pupils from 28 schools with hygiene packs. We also partnered with the Department of Education to donate water tanks to schools to assist in tackling Covid-19. ■ LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2021/22 20

Thabane Thuso Maja Provincial Manager, Limpopo | Email: In-House Branch Staff: Rhulani Moyana and Glen Molobela Sharpad Muzhambi Area manager, Baobab Tel: 015 290 8521 Matsobane Dolo Area manager, Waterberg Lepelle Tel: 015 491 1499 Ntakadzeri Sibuda Area manager, Punda Maria Tel: 015 960 5128 Branch Managers, Baobab Nantie Raseluma Branch Managers, Waterberg Lepelle Khomotso Mokhonwana Branch Managers, Punda Maria Nyambeni Mashau Vuledzani Mashie Makoma Kgopa Phillip Mudau Josephine Letsoalo Unathi Magugu Avurengwi Mantshimodi Tiyani Maluleke Nkhetheni Mbodi Litshani Gavhi Sipho Hlatshwayo Edwin Malema Azwifaneli Nembudani Phunzile Rabothata Kgaogelo Mapholo Ramudzuli Mukwevho Victoria Ngubane Kwajana Mamogobo Richard Mabasa Limpopo Province branches: Soza Rivele Shop 4, Town Square Plaza, Burgersfort 1150 Shop 3, 121 Nedbank Building, Republican Street, Dendron 0715 Shop 54A, Elim Mall, Elim Hospital 0960 6 Main Road, Giyani 0826 Eldoland Building, 6 Voortrekker Street, Groblersdal 0470 Office 3, Cashbuild Building, Jane Furse 1085 Site 137, Section F, Lebewakgomo 0737 Shop 222, 1st floor, 3 Hendrick Street, Lephalale 0555 Shop 1&2, 105B Thabo Mbeki Street, Modimolle 0510 Shop 109, B&D Building, Ruiter Street, Mokopane 0600 Stand 279, 4 Irwin Street, Musina 0900 Shop 3, PME Building, Phalaborwa 1390 JCJ Office 16, 1st Floor, 2 Biccard Street, Polokwane 0699 JCJ Office 17, 1st Floor, 2 Biccard Street, Polokwane 0699 Shop U57, Old Mutual, Thavhani Mall, Thohoyandou 0950 No 28 Peace Street, Tzaneen 0850 Provincial Office JCJ Office 21, 1st Floor, 2 Biccard Street, Polokwane 0699 Tel: 015 290 8516 Area offices Baobab area: Old Mutual, JCJ Office 16, 1st Floor, 2 Biccard Street, Polokwane 0699 Tel: 015 290 8521 Waterberg Lepelle area: No 109 , Ruiter Street, B&D Building , Mokopane, 0600 Tel: 015 491 1499 Punda Maria area: Old Mutual, Shop No U57, Thavhani Mall , Thohoyandou, 0950 Tel: 015 960 5128

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