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North West Business 2017 edition

  • Text
  • Government
  • Business
  • Guide
  • Investment
  • Business
  • Government
  • Africa
  • Province
  • Province
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  • Platinum
  • Municipality
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  • Rustenburg
  • Economic
  • Tourism
  • Mining
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The 2017 edition of North West Business is the seventh issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2009, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the North West Province. North West Business includes news and analysis of the most important economic sectors, and interviews with some of the province’s active business leaders and investors.


SPECIAL FEATURE Resort. Mahikeng Game Reserve has white rhino and giraffe among its fauna. Tlokwe (Potchefstroom) The city of Potchefstroom is administered by the Tlokwe Local Municipality. A large campus of North- West University and its business school is located in the city, as is the Vuselela TVET College and the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture. More than 120 000 people attend the Aardklop Festival every year. The city has a population of about 173 000. The sports facilities of North-West University are world class and have been the base for Spain’s soccer team and Australia’s cricket team in world cups. Tlokwe is a hub for the strong commercial agriculture of the region and has several food and beverage manufacturers. Nestlé has recently invested. Some of the bigger enterprises include fertiliser companies such as Kynoch, munitions manufacturers, and food processors like King Food. An army base contributes to the economy, and the airfield formerly used by the military is now run by the municipality. The N12 Treasure Route passes through the city and holds potential for further development of tourist highlights such as Boskop Dam and the Mooi River on which the town is located. Rustenburg Rustenburg is close to platinum mines and Sun City, two of the economic jewels in the crown of North West Province. The town is also near beautiful parts of the bushveld, the Magaliesberg Mountains and the Pilanesberg National Park. Rustenburg has a varied manufacturing sector, although most of it is mine-related. Large-scale platinum smelters operate in Rustenburg. One of Orbit TVET College’s campuses is in Rustenburg, Unisa has a regional office, and the Agricultural Research Institute’s industrial crops unit and the Seda Platinum Incubator are located in the city. Health facilities are good in the city, with Netcare and Life Healthcare having a presence, in addition to the provincial hospital. Rustenburg’s population is about 596 000. Klerksdorp (City of Matlosana) With a population of over 400 000, Klerksdorp is an important regional centre and the town where several important companies’ headquarters are located. These include Senwes, through whose silos a large proportion of South Africa’s grains move every year, and a number of engineering enterprises which serve the mining industry. Matlosana is situated on the N12 Treasure Route and is marketing itself as a potential logistics hub. An intermodal facility based in the town’s airport has been developed. The city council has set aside land for the development of industrial and commercial enterprises. Break-bulk facilities, storage space and distribution centres are needed, offering concrete opportunities for investors in those fields. Bloemhof Bloemhof is a centre of maize growing and cattle raising on the southern boundary of the province, and DairyBelle has a large milk-production facility in the town. The Bloemhof Dam is one of the three large dams on the Vaal River that supply bulk water to surrounding areas. The Bloemhof Bonanza is the biggest and most lucrative inland-angling event in South Africa, with more than 2 000 anglers trying to win R1.5-million in prize money. The nearby SA Lombard Nature Reserve has a fine herd of black wildebeest. Naledi (Vryburg) Vryburg is the principal town of the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality. Cattle auctions held several times a year are among the biggest and best supported in the country. Auction time boosts the town’s population very considerably, from the norm of about 70 000. The Theiler Agricultural Museum and Cattle Centre is an important research centre for the livestock sector. Tiger Kloof Combined School, situated south of Vryburg, is a Dinaledi school, whereby extra interventions are made to improve mathematics and science teaching. It is also one of a handful of schools identified for upgrading by the national Historical Schools’ Restoration Project. Notable past pupils include Sir Seretse Khama and Dr Ruth Mompati. The Leon Taljaardt Nature Reserve has white rhino, buffalo and zebra. NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2017 12

SPECIAL FEATURE NORTH WEST PROVINCE N Vaalwater Thabazimbi Limpopo Bela-Bela BOTSWANA R49 Sun City/Lost City Vorstershoop Hotazel R31 Kuruman N14 Reivilo Lykso Moloporivier Vryburg Stella N18 R 49 Taung R34 R49 Mmabatho Delareyville Schweizer- Reneke N4 MAHIKENG Sannieshof Ottosdal Wolmaransstad Zeerust R52 Groot-Marico Lichtenburg N14 Coligny Klerksdorp Swartruggens R30 Koster Ventersdorp Potchefstroom N12 Orkney Rustenburg R30 Magaliesburg Westonaria Parys Brits Hartbeespoort Mooinooi JOHANNESBURG R59 Carletonville Vereeniging N1 R82 PRETORIA Gauteng Sasolburg R57 Heilbron N1 N3 Sishen Kathu Northern Cape Warrenton Bloemhof N12 Christiana Wesselsbron Welkom Kroonstad Free State Motorway Main Road Railway Ventersburg Reitz Postmasburg Ulco Bultfontein Municipalities in North West Province Limpopo BOTSWANA Ramotshere Moiloa Moses Kotane Bojanala Madibeng Moretele Molopo Mafikeng Kgetlengrivier Rustenburg Ratlou Kagisano Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati Naledi Ngaka Modiri Molema Tswaing Ditsobotla Dr Kenneth Kaunda Matlosana Ventersdorp Tlokwe Merafong City Gauteng Mamusa Maquassi Hills Northern Cape Greater Taung Lekwa-Teemane Free State Metropolitan/District Municipality Boundary Local Municipality Boundary District Municipality Local Municipality Bojanala Naledi 13 NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2017

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