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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.

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CONTENTS CONTENTS Mpumalanga Business 2017 Edition. Introduction Foreword 6 Mpumalanga Business is a unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the province. Special features Regional overview of Mpumalanga 8 New and improved infrastructure and the awarding of Special Economic Zone status to specific areas within the province aim to attract new investment into Mpumalanga. Investment opportunities packaged for success 20 Mpumalanga has put together a range of priority projects to attract investors across a range of sectors from agri-processing to hydro-electric, solar and wind power. SA investment incentives 24 The South African government, particularly the Department of Trade and Industry, has a range of incentives available to investors, existing companies, entrepreneurs and co-operatives across many sectors. Establishing a business in SA 26 South Africa has eased the barriers to doing business in South Africa for locals as well as international companies and individuals. Economic sectors Agriculture and agri-processing 32 Mpumalanga’s macadamia nut sector is cracking on. Sugar 37 Irrigation schemes have helped sugar cane producers avoid the worst of the drought. Forestry and paper 38 Mpumalanga accounts for 40% of South Africa’s forestry hectares Mining 40 The latest technology is improving platinum yields in Mpumalanga. Oil and gas 46 Mpumalanga is well-placed for a new national focus on gas. MPUMALANGA BUSINESS 2017 4

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