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Mpumalanga Business 2017 edition

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Mpumalanga Business 2017 is the seventh edition of this highly successful publication that has since its launch in 2008 established itself as the premier business and investment guide to Mpumalanga Province. Supported and utilised by the Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA), Mpumalanga Business is unique as a business journal that focuses exclusively on Mpumalanga.


PROFILE Mpumalanga – Place of the Rising Sun Mpumalanga, which is in the north-east of South Africa and borders Mozambique and Swaziland, offers a strategic location to investors and export-oriented businesses. The Mpumalanga Economic Growy Agency can help you take advantage of this. The provincial economy is highly diverse with significant activity in mining, agriculture, stainlesssteel production, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, manufacturing and tourism. Mpumalanga’s position and resources make it a valuable transport and logistics hub. In addition to good infrastructure, abundant natural resources and fertile soils, the province also boasts great scenic beauty, making it a desirable place in which to live and work. The Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA) facilitates investment in the province and is always keen to talk to potential investors. NAMIBIA GAUTENG Pretoria Joburg Northern Cape MPUMALANGA BOTSWANA North West eMalahleni Western Mbombela Cape Nkomazi SEZ Middleburg Komatipoort Lebombo Gauteng Free State LESOTHO Eastern Cape MOZAMBIQUE Maputo Limpopo ZIMBABWE MPUMALANGA KwaZulu- Natal SWAZI- LAND FOREIGN MARKETS MOZAMBIQUE Africa & Middle East Asia & Australasia Europe & the Americas MPUMALANGA BUSINESS 2017 18

PROFILE Maputo Development Corridor The Maputo Development Corridor (MDC) is a Spatial Development Initiative linking Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Nkomazi SEZ and the Port of Maputo in Mozambique. The MDC incorporates road, rail, the SEZ, border posts, port and terminal facilities along one of the most industrialised strips in Southern Africa. The longest part of the corridor runs through Mpumalanga Province. Infrastructure along the corridor has been upgraded and it provides investors and exporters with good access to the markets of East Africa, the Indian Ocean rim and East Asia. The MDC forms part of a greater transport axis that seeks to link the Atlantic and Indian oceans via Southern Africa and a network of corridors exists in the region. Special Economic Zone The Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is positioned on the Maputo Development Corridor in the border town of Komatipoort (which straddles Mpumalanga Province and Mozambique). The SEZ offers numerous opportunities for those with export-oriented businesses – bonded warehouse, distribution centre, container yard, truck stop and petrol depot. Other identified opportunities in the SEZ include mining services, mineral beneficiation, agro-processing (which could leverage the provincial citrus and sugar industries) and activities relating to import, distribution and local manufacture of automobiles. SEZs are a key initiative of the South African government and the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is making a package of tax incentives available to qualifying companies located in approved SEZs. For advice on investing in or trading with Mpumalanga email the Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA) on call them on Tel: +27 13 752 2440 or visit

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