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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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FOREWORD Limpopo Business A unique guide to business and investment in Limpopo. Credits Publishing director: Chris Whales Editor: John Young Business development manager: Shiko Diala Managing director: Clive During Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Designer: Tyra Martin Production: Aneeqah Solomon Ad sales: Gavin van der Merwe Sam Oliver Jeremy Petersen Gabriel Venter Vanessa Wallace Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg Kathy Wootton Distribution and circulation manager: Edward MacDonald Printing: FA Print DISTRIBUTION Limpopo Business is distributed internationally on outgoing and incoming trade missions, through trade and investment agencies; to foreign offices in South Africa’s main trading partners around the world; at top national and international events; through the offices of foreign representatives in South Africa; as well as nationally and regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, airport lounges, provincial government departments, municipalities and companies. Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations 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. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at www.limpopobusiness. co.za. Updated information on the Limpopo is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at www.gan.co.za, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces, our flagship South African Business title and the new addition to our list of publications, African Business, which was launched in 2020. ■ Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media | Email: chris@gan.co.za PUBLISHED BY Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2004/004982/07 Directors: Clive During, Chris Whales Physical address: 28 Main Road, Rondebosch 7700 Postal address: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: info@gan.co.za | Website: www.gan.co.za ISSN 1993-0119 COPYRIGHT | Limpopo Business is an independent publication published by Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. Full copyright to the publication vests with Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. PHOTO CREDITS | Anglo American, Aurecon, Cotton SA, De Beers Group, Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate, Eskom, Impact Catalyst, Implats, Ivanhoe Mines, Lagos Techie on Unsplash, Protea Hotels, Risima LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2021/22 6 FHC, Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL), SAB Foundation, SANParks, SANRAL, SA Tourism/Flickr, Soutpan Solar Power, UNIVEN, Vendaland. DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in Limpopo Business is accurate and up-to-date, the publishers make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, or completeness of the information. Global Africa Network will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or any reliance placed on such information.

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As you will come to learn, Limpopo is home to a thriving mining sector, fought on the can only be realised through working together as governm The Musina-Makhado Special tantalising Economic tourism offerings Zone business, (MMSEZ) and a limitless organised remains potential labour for the agricultural sector. and other groups and organisations flagship economic development The project. construction Through industry this As initiative, is one we prepare and of the through booming sectors of the Limpopo to implement the manifesto priorities of partnerships with the private economy, sector, we the hope inherited to stimulate legacy ruling party, economic of an infrastructure we move growth, backlog means that the from a premise that over the past 25 y create much-needed employment sector has opportunities a longer future. and the reduce Investment lives of the the ballooning this sector is an investment in the people of South Africa have changed for the be gap of inequality. future. Limpopo Province has also moved to embrace the new digital economy Millions of people have houses, electricity and access to cl Business opportunities in through this SEZ competitive project are limitless. support drinking These infrastructure. water. opportunities Children from poor communities have acces range from manufacturing, agroprocessing, The Musina-Makhado automotives, free education. steel, Special pharmaceutical, Economic Zone (MMSEZ) remains our In the past five years the number of HIV-pos logistics and many more. flagship economic development project. Through this initiative, and through people on antiretroviral treatment has doubled while the ov What is even more tantalising partnerships is the with fact the that private this project sector, we enjoys hope the to stimulate economic growth, rate of new infections is decreasing. Over 17.5-million of our m overwhelming support of our create National much-needed Government. employment opportunities and reduce the ballooning vulnerable citizens receive social grants. We advanced the cause As the Limpopo Provincial gap Government, of inequality. we have placed this Musinarights of workers to organise, collectively bargain, refuse danger Makhado SEZ Project at the apex Business of our opportunities priorities. We in believe this SEZ that project the only are limitless. These opportunities Chupu Stanley work, and to strike. available option for us is to make range this from project manufacturing, a resounding agroprocessing, success. automotives, steel, pharmaceutical, Premier of Lim Limpopo is open for business! logistics Our work is guided by the conviction that without ignoring ■ and many more. What is even more collective tantalising achievements, is the fact that so much this project more can enjoys and must the still be d overwhelming support of our National Government. As the Limpopo Provincial Government, we have placed this Musina- Infrastructure Chupu Stanley Makhado Mathabatha, SEZ Project at the apex of our priorities. We believe that the only Premier of Limpopo available option for us is One to make of the this key project drivers a of resounding employment success. creation in the province is Limpopo is open for government’s business! ■ deliberate investment in infrastructure projects. By end of the 2018/19 financial year, provincial infrastructure expendi stood 7 7 at above R5.5-billion. LIMPOPO LIMPOPO We look BUSINESS BUSINESS forward 2021/22 to 2020/21 LIMPOPO spending BUSIN mor the province’s infrastructure grants on capital infrastructure proj which will help to stimulate the economy and create jobs for people of Limpopo.

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