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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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Standard Bank has specialised teams for complex fields The bank’s professionals understand the needs of individuals and companies in the legal and accounting sectors. The bank’s professionals understand the needs of individuals and companies in the legal and accounting sectors. Standard Bank has a particular focus on a set of sectors, and these are really the sectors or industries at the forefront, churning the wheels of our economy. We also cater to steadily emerging sectors. The legal sector is one which we value as a prize sector. We have organised and enabled ourselves and our capabilities to ensure that we are ready and able to be of service to you, and the communities which you serve. One of our most innovative offerings in the market currently allows you, as a custodian of third-party funds, to issue guarantees electronically from the comfort of your office, at minimal cost, with no intervention from us. Added to that you can open, close and transact on a client’s account electronically. This system also allows the automatic recovery of monthly admin fees on investments. All of this while you continue to earn top interest rates. We have a specialised team dedicated to the legal sector to ensure that we maintain and fulfil on our promises to you. This goes far beyond banking your law firm and your accounts and the accounts of your staff. Our insurance offering involves covering the key individuals or critical persons in your firm, liability insurance to cover debt and guarantees issued, as well as insurance on your buildings and their contents. Closer to home, we also assist with employee benefit schemes for your staff. Accounting Standard Bank has a dedicated offering for the accounting sector, providing digital access to key financial information and business and accounting-related solutions. When your SME clients join Edge, you will enjoy quick and easy access to transactional data in a format that will allow you to produce financial statements, management accounts, cashflow projections and more through your accounting software package. You will enjoy tailored banking solutions that add value to your business along with the ability to easily nominate, assign or remove permissions to your preferred accountant, enabling him or her to easily access key financial information and documents. Get access to a specialist who will assist you and your clients with their banking needs – and help you map out a growth journey for your clients. Education The power of education to drive change in South Africa remains undeniable. Unfortunately, many in our country still struggle to access a quality education. Standard Bank takes an active role in helping these young people realise their dreams through financial support and training initiatives. We prioritise education in our corporate social investment (CSI) programmes and invest in work readiness programmes through our internal learnership and graduate programmes. In 2019, following an in-depth review of our impact and effectiveness over a five-year period, we developed a refreshed CSI strategy, which focuses specifically on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Foundation Phase education. Standard Bank is highly invested in Limpopo and committed to driving her growth. ■

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