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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.


Making Limpopo’s dreams a reality Standard Bank is investing heavily in digital transformation. Known for its diverse geographical and cultural landscape, Limpopo is one of the most abundant provinces in South Africa. Limpopo’s burgeoning agriculture sector, extensive mineral resources and multitude of tourist attractions all hold the potential to act as catalysts to drive economic growth. There are very few parts of South Africa that can match the natural beauty of the province and this, together with the opportunities that exist here, fuel many of our people’s dreams. At Standard Bank we are in the business of making dreams come true. We have a long and storied history in the province and the start of Standard Bank’s connection with Limpopo can be traced back to the 1880s. Today Standard Bank continues to serve the people of Limpopo by providing comprehensive business and personal banking services. We are part of the Standard Bank Group. Our vision is to be the leading financial services organisation in, for and across Africa, delivering exceptional client experiences and superior value. Catalyst for growth Africa is our home, we drive her growth, and we do this by being a catalyst for inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the countries in which we Business Leadership Team, Limpopo Sydney Hlatshwayo, Client Coverage Business Banking, Limpopo Carol Demana-Kharidzha, Business Centre, Capricorn Joshua Madonsela, Business Centre, Limpopo North Image by Caspar Camille Ruben on Unsplash

operate, and by making life better for our fellow Africans by doing business the right way. Commercially we have set our ourselves some significant goals. We are courageously organising our business into the new-world thinking of one group, one aspiration, one purpose and one vision, all centred around our clients. Technology has changed clients’ expectations of financial services. They are not just looking for a single product or service, but for a complete solution. To fulfil this purpose, we want to be more than a bank. We want to partner with our clients for growth by providing platforms that provide the right solutions at the right time. This means evolving to being a platform business. We want to become a marketplace and ecosystembased business, one that connects clients to a host of products and services across a common platform. We don’t only want to be the shop; we want to be the mall. Our platform will form ecosystems by interacting with producers, service providers and consumers. Our platform’s purpose is to match the individual needs of users and facilitate the exchange of goods and services. Client centricity places our clients at the centre of everything we do. Government partnership for endless growth The Limpopo Provincial Government has announced Standard Bank as its official banking partner. The contract will run for 45 months. Standard Bank is extremely excited about the partnership and our continued investment in and support for the communities of Limpopo. This partnership provides us with opportunities to engage the full spectrum of provincial and local government and therefore assist in meeting the needs of the communities in which we operate. Standard Bank will hold the accounts for the collection of all provincial revenues, including fees for services rendered and any other public contributions for the benefit of the people of Limpopo. In addition, provincial employees will receive their salary into their personal accounts through the payment systems of Standard Bank. This is part of the bank’s commitment to ensure that we create banking solutions that are convenient and reach clients in the way that builds communities. Standard Bank is highly invested in Limpopo and committed to driving her growth. We strive to create value for our clients through our regional knowledge and industry expertise. It’s about more than just banking. It’s about being a trusted partner, understanding your business and unlocking value. ■ Business Leadership Team, Limpopo Malethabo Antoinette Nyathi, Business Centre, Waterberg Leande Petersen, Sectors and Products Palesa Baloyi, Enterprise Direct

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