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Mpumalanga Business 2021-22

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CONTENTS Transport and logistics 41 The N4 Toll Route will receive a R1.5-billion upgrade. Tourism 42 Tsogo Sun Hotels has taken over the Protea Hotel Hazyview. Manufacturing 44 Furniture is in the spotlight. Water 45 Several plants are being upgraded in the province. Development finance and SMME support 48 Companies are supporting training and start-ups. Banking and financial services 54 New banks are entering the market. References Key sector contents 26 Overviews of the main economic sectors of Mpumalanga. Index 56 Mpumalanga Local Government A guide to Mpumalanga’s district and local municipalities. IBC ABOUT THE COVER: Credit: Sasol. Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company whose Secunda site forms a vital part of Mpumalanga’s manufacturing economy. The site is host to the following entities: Sasol Mining, Secunda Synfuels Operations, Secunda Chemicals Operations, Sasol Energy and Group Technology. MPUMALANGA BUSINESS 2021/22 6

Mpumalanga Business A unique guide to business and investment in Mpumalanga. FOREWORD Credits Publishing director: Chris Whales Editor: John Young Managing director: Clive During Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Designer: Tyra Martin Production: Aneeqah Solomon Ad sales: Gavin van der Merwe Sam Oliver Jeremy Petersen Gabriel Venter Vanessa Wallace Shiko Diala Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg Kathy Wootton Printing: FA Print The 2021/22 edition of Mpumalanga Business is the 12th issue of this successful publication that since its launch in 2008 has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the province. Updated overviews of each of the key economic sectors of the province are included, with references to the latest investments by companies across multiple sectors. The question of a just transition away from coal as an energy source is one that is starting to be addressed, and an article references the beginning of a national debate that will have a big impact on Mpumalanga. Several big investments are being made in the mining and forestry sectors, major components of the regional economy. Exxaro is engaged in life-of-mine extensions and PG Bison is upgrading and building new capacity in Mkhondo. Mpumalanga has several investment and business opportunities in a wide range of sectors. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at Updated information on Mpumalanga is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces, our flagship South African Business title and the new addition our list of publications, African Business, which was launched in 2020. ■ Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media | Email: DISTRIBUTION Mpumalanga Business is distributed internationally on outgoing and incoming trade missions, through trade and investment agencies; to foreign offices in South Africa’s main trading partners around the world; at top national and international events; through the offices of foreign representatives in South Africa; as well as nationally and regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, airport lounges, provincial government departments, municipalities and companies. Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations COPYRIGHT | Mpumalanga Business is an independent publication published by Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. Full copyright to the publication vests with Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. PHOTO CREDITS | Buckler’s African Lodge, Caspar Camille Rubin on Unsplash, Chris Kirchoff/Brand SA, Columbus Stainless, Exxaro, Furntech White River, Implats, Ludwig Sevenster/Sawmilling SA, Nelson Gono on Unsplash, Petroleum Agency SA, Primocane Capital, Rand Water, PUBLISHED BY Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2004/004982/07 Directors: Clive During, Chris Whales Physical address: 28 Main Road, Rondebosch 7700 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: | Website: ISSN 2222-3274 Raubex, Sasol, Senso/Brand SA, Tony Ferrar/UNESCO, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Vladimir Patkachakov on Unsplash. DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in Mpumalanga Business is accurate and up-to-date, the publishers make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, or completeness of the information. Global Africa Network will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or any reliance placed on such information. 7 MPUMALANGA BUSINESS 2021/22

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