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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.


CONTENTS Limpopo Business 2022/23 Edition Introduction Foreword 6 A unique guide to business and investment in Limpopo. Message from the Premier of Limpopo 3 Limpopo Premier Chupu Mathabatha and his administration are working hard to create conducive conditions for investors. MEC message: LEDET 5 Limpopo’s Special Economic Zones are a vital part of the province’s road to recovery through industrialisation, as the MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism, Thabo Mokone, explains. Special features Regional overview of Limpopo 8 Attracting new investments is one of the key priorities for the province’s newly-established Special Economic Zones. The province’s platinum resources are opening up huge opportunities in the field of green energy. Green hydrogen comes to Limpopo 22 Big companies are investing in prototypes and the province’s Special Economic Zones are positioning themselves as green energy hubs. Economic sectors Agriculture 38 Schemes to support small-scale farmers are expanding. Mining 40 Large investments are being made into Limpopo mining LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2022/23 2

Limpopo is open for business! ■ MESSAGE MESSAGE Building MESSAGE a green and resilient future Special Limpopo Premier Chupu Mathabatha and his administration are working hard to Infrastructure create conducive conditions for investors. is a key gship project driver in job creation and development invites r in omy. ining the ish to join iness and ontinued attractive take you ince, from te-public y. ng sector, ral sector. Limpopo s that the ent in the economy ains our d through ic growth, allooning ortunities aceutical, njoys the s Musinat the only 7 LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2020/21 LIMPOPO BUSINES end of the 2018/19 financial year, provincial infrastructure ex which will help to stimulate the economy and create jo as a means to market and position the province as an attractive business and investment destination. We are hard at work to strengthen the implementation of the Provincial Procurement Strategy, promoting the production and Limpopo Premier consumption Chupu Stanley of locally-produced Mathabatha goods outlines and his services. administration’s priorities in welcoming This potential plan will pay investors special attention to the varied to various economy Fourth Industrial that is Revolution (4IR) support programmes. The total investment and already receiving interest from China and elsewhere. interventions by this economic recovery plan is projected at around R170-billion. This is projected to create over 48 000 jobs in the next five to 10 years. We are fresh into promise of growth and development of the economy fo In addition, the implementation of the Limpopo Industrial the 6th Provincial a decent quality of life. This is a promise which we inten Master Plan has also received R208-billion in investment pledges Administration from the Limpopo working Investment in partnership Conference. with all our social partners and stak Premier Chupu after our We recognise most that Our information collective focus and knowledge, is on the creation supported of jobs, the ne Stanley Mathabatha successful national through and provincial state-of-the-art poverty and Information the urgency and of building Communication a better life for all. Th general election. Technology, This was an is critical greater to focus support and determination, service delivery and our and set to targets and o election which was achieve fought on our the developmental can only be realised goals. Our through Five-Year working Limpopo together as gov We are steering our e-Government Strategy business, Implementation organised labour and Plan other lays groups a solid and organisa economy to a green, foundation for digital As transformation. we prepare to implement the manifesto priorit resilient and inclusive After a long journey ruling party, of pursuing we move the from establishment a premise that of the over the pas developmental path, Musina-Makhado the Special lives of Economic the people Zone, of South we Africa are proud have changed to for t in line with the National Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan and the Limpopo Socioeconomic Recovery Plan. Central to these economic recovery efforts is to position announce the launch Millions of the of people project have following houses, the electricity granting of and access the environmental drinking authorisation water. by Children the relevant from authorities. poor communities This have milestone will unlock free unlimited education. opportunities In the past five for years the provincial the number of HI economy. We have people already on antiretroviral set aside R600-million treatment has towards doubled while t infrastructure in the rate North of new Site of infections the project is decreasing. Musina. We Over are well 17.5-million of on track to turning vulnerable the Musina-Makhado citizens receive Corridor social grants. into a We hive advanced of the Limpopo as an investment industrial activity. rights of workers to organise, collectively bargain, refuse d destination of choice for both domestic and foreign investors. Progress towards work, the and designation to strike. of Fetakgomo-Tubatse SEZ is at an advanced stage. Our The work completion is guided by of the this conviction designation that will without ign This will help to enhance the muchneeded creation of employment, 21 companies with the potential to invest R45-billion and create go a long way in contributing collective achievements, to employment so much creation. more Already can and must stil particularly for our young people. over 8 000 jobs have shown interest in the Fetakgomo-Tubatse We welcome the publication of SEZ. The first phase Infrastructure will integrate the expansion of an existing this Limpopo Business Chupu publication Stanley Mathabatha, industrial hub into a mining-supplier precinct. ■ Premier of Limpopo One of the key drivers of employment creation in the prov government’s deliberate investment in infrastructure proje 3 stood at above R5.5-billion. LIMPOPO BUSINESS We look forward 2022/23to spending the province’s infrastructure grants on capital infrastructur people of Limpopo.

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