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Limpopo Business 2022-23

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The 2022/23 edition of Limpopo Business is the 14th 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. Both of the province’s two Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have taken several pages in this journal in order to share their goals with potential investors. The business case for the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) in the province’s far north has been accepted and the SEZ has received its official designation. Several investors have signed on and infrastructure development is underway. The Fetakgomo-Tubatse SEZ in the east is building up its infrastructure in terms of roads, railway sidings and water provision and both SEZs are taking an interest in renewable energy, and green hydrogen in particular. A special feature on green hydrogen appears in the front section of this journal. News related to mining, agriculture, tourism, construction and property, water, education and more.

FOCUS The Musina-Makhado

FOCUS The Musina-Makhado SEZ has ambitious targets Training opportunities are being created and small business will benefit. An artistic impression of the Vhembe TVET College in the North Site of the MMSEZ The Musina-Makhado Special Economic 17 Zone (MMSEZ) will be a vehicle for uplifting the skills level of the population and for creating business opportunities for entrepreneurs in the region. Skills profile Vhembe TVET College has already opened a satellite campus with mobile classrooms in Musina and the campus is in the process of gearing up to respond to the emerging industrial activities in the corridor. Plans are underway to develop a fully-fledged satellite campus in the North Site of the MMSEZ. This initiative has been endorsed by the national Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Diamond mining company De Beers has agreed to support graduates with on-the-job training opportunities. Furthermore, collaboration is being investigated with the Limpopo Skills Academy. The skills required for the construction and operational phases of the MMSEZ have been identified and many opportunities exist for training. SMME empowerment strategy A feasibility study has been conducted to investigate the establishment of an SMME Incubation Centre for the MMSEZ. The MMSEZ SOC is actively looking for opportunities to engage with small business owners and entrepreneurs to look for ways to collaborate or to encourage small business. This could be as a business assisting in building infrastructure in the SEZ, creating new factory or production facilities or as a service provider. Tertiary beneficiaries are classified in two levels. Level One: includes South African bidders from outside Limpopo Province. Level Two: includes bidders from outside South Africa. Procurement-based empowerment makes allowance for both primary and secondary beneficiaries. Primary beneficiaries: Level One: Bidders in communities that offered land where the MMSEZ is located. Level Two: Companies owned by historically disadvantaged individuals based in Musina and Makhado Local Municipalities. Secondary beneficiaries: Level One: Bidders in Vhembe District (outside Musina and Makhado). Level Two: Limpopo bidders outside Vhembe District. ■ SMME Empowerment Strategy SMME Empowerment Strategy SMME Empowerment S North Site Status LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2022/23

MMSEZ SPECIAL FEATURE A world of game-changing opportunities What is Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ)? MUSINA-MAKHADO SEZ CLUSTERS What is the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Economic Zone? Zone? MUSINA-MAKHADO SEZ CLUSTERS The Musina-Makhado SEZ is a flagship initiative of the Limpopo • Metallurgy (Minerals Beneficiation) The Musina-Makhado MMSEZ is a flagship SEZ is initiative a flagship of initiative the Limpopo of the • Metallurgy (mineral beneficiation) Provincial Government implemented through the Musina-Makhado • Energy Generation Limpopo Provincial Provincial Government Government implemented implemented through through the through MMSEZ the • Energy generation the SOC, SEZ Musina-Makhado SOC partnership in partnership SEZ with SOC with SEZ a Chinese MMSEZ a Chinese partnership Operator, SOC Operator, in with partnership Shenzhen a Shenzhen Chinese Hoi • Manufacturing • Manufacturing Operator, with Hoi Mor Mor Resources a Chinese Resources Shenzhen Holding Operator, Holding Hoi Company Mor Shenzhen Company Resources Ltd. The Hoi Ltd. Holding MMSEZ Mor Resources Company as an economic • Agro-processing • Agro-Processing Ltd. Holding development The MMSEZ Company tool is as aims an Ltd. economic to The promote MMSEZ tool development national that as aims an economic tool economic promote aims growth to • Logistics • Logistics promote development national and exports economic national by tool using economic growth aims support to and promote growth measures exports and national in by exports order using economic to by support attract using targeted support growth measures foreign and measures in domestic order exports to in attract by order investments, using to targeted attract support research foreign targeted measures and foreign development domestic in order and MMSEZ INVESTMENT WHAT ARE THE INCENTIVES FOR domestic to investments, (R&D) attract and investments, targeted technology research foreign and transfer. research development. and and domestic development. investments, research and development. Where is the MMSEZ located? • • • Preferential INVESTING corporate IN THE tax MMSEZ? Building • Preferential allowance corporate and tax tax relief Employment • Building tax allowance incentive and tax relief Investment The Musina-Makhado opportunities SEZ is located Investment in the vicinity of the Beit • inside Bridge the Border zones: zone: Post which is one opportunities of the busiest ports outside of entry in • SA • and Industrial an undisputable infrastructure gateway to the zones: zone: South African Development • • Community Corporate offices (SADC) countries. The • MMSEZ Real estate has the potential to • • become Logistics an services inland intermodal terminal, • Retail facilitated and hotels by its anchor • • along Petroleum the North-South supply Corridor, • and Schools directly and connecting airport to the • Customs-controlled • Employment tax area incentive tax relief Rental • Customs-controlled space discounts area tax relief Readily • Rental available space infrastructure discounts Sufficient • Readily land available for greenfield infrastructure projects Access • Sufficient to agricultural land for and greenfield mineral projects resources Easy access • Access to to the agricultural up-north & mineral (SADC) resources market • country’s Industrial major chemicals ports through both • Health N1 road and the Johannesburg- • Accessible • Easy logistics access to support the up-north for the movement (SADC) market of goods Musina railway line, for the trans-shipment • Entertainment of sea cargo and • Accessible logistics support for the • Musina Dam manufactured goods to inland destinations and the SADC markets. movement of goods POTENTIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AND OUTSIDE THE MMSEZ ENERGY & METALLURGY Power Plant Iron and Steel Plant Stainless Steel Plant Ferromanganese Plant Ferrochrome Plant Chrome Plant Lime Plant AGRO-PROCESSING Food Processing Facility Fresh Produce Handling Canning Facility Cotton Beneficiation Timber Processing LOGISTICS Logistics Services Warehousing Distribution Container Yard Vehicle Distribution Cold Storage Bonded Warehouses INFRASTRUCTURE Construction Services Engineering Services Re al Estate Development Retail Property Hospitality Facilities Bu ilding Materials Manufacturing and Supply MANUFACTURING Light Industries Basic Assembly Automotive Manufacturing Electromechanical Operations OE Manufacturing Component Manufacturing Fertilisers Agro-chemicals Petro-chemicals ICT Solutions Furniture Manufacturing Packaging Services CONTACTS MS TSHAMAANO MAKUYA MR RICHARD ZITHA Contact MUSINA-MAKHADO details SEZ SOC Ms Tshamaano Stakeholder Makuya, Mr Richard Zitha, Project Executive Executive Relations Manager Project Executive Musina-Makhado Makhado SEZ SOC Stakeholder Relations Manager Cell: Investment +27 071 391 Promotion 391 8188 Address: 29 93 Market Biccard Street, Street, Cell: +27 067 Tel: 411 +27(0) 411 9192 15 295 5120 Email: Cell: +27 Tel: 71 +27(0) 391 8188 15 295 5120 Polokwane, Limpopo Polokwane, Email: Cell: +27 (0)67 411 9192 Email: Cell: +27 (0)71 391 8188 Province, Limpopo RSA Province (RSA) 19 LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2020/21

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