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Mpumalanga Business 2021-22


CONTENTS Mpumalanga Business 2021/22 Edition Introduction Foreword 7 Mpumalanga’s unique guide to business and investment. Special features A regional overview of Mpumalanga 8 Mining and timber are attracting large investments as provincial planners aim for diversification. A future beyond coal is now being contemplated by the country’s prime producer of the mineral. What are the implications of changing from coal? 20 The so-called “just transition” in energy is going to require creative thinking. Economic sectors Agriculture and agro-processing 28 Barberton has a new and unusual blueberry farm. Mining 32 The revival of Matla coal mine will cost R3.3-billion. Forestry and paper 38 PB Bison will spend R560-million at its Mkhondo plant. Oil and gas 40 Permits to explore for natural gas have been awarded. MPUMALANGA BUSINESS 2021/22 4

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