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North West Business 2017 edition

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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.


FOREWORD North West Business A unique guide to business and investment in the North West. 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. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition of the journal, the full content can also be viewed online at Updated information on the North West is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at, in addition to our complementary business-tobusiness titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title. Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media Email: CREDITS Publisher: Chris Whales Publishing director: Robert Arendse Editor: John Young Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Art director: Brent Meder Design: Colin Carter Production: Lizel Olivier Ad sales: Sam Oliver, Gabriel Venter, Jeremy Petersen, Nigel Williams, Gavin van der Merwe, Shiko Diala and Sydwell Adonis Managing director: Clive During Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg and Natalie Koopman Distribution and circulation manager: Edward MacDonald Printing: FA Print DISTRIBUTION North West 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, trade and investment agencies, airport lounges, provincial government departments, municipalities and companies. 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 Postal address: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: | Website: ISSN 1996-1022 COPYRIGHT | North West 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 | COVER: Philip Mostert. Pictures supplied by flickr. com, Madikwe Game Reserve, Sunimages, Anglo American, Wikimedia Commons, Mapio, Elverma Nutritions, SATourism, North West Tourism, and Pixabay. DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in North West 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. NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2017 6

Wesvaal Chamber of Business First Annual Conference on Manufacturing and Renewable Energy Date: 3-4 November 2017 | Venue: Protea Hotel, Klerksdorp T he Wesvaal Chamber of Business is proud to announce that it will host the first annual regional conference on Manufacturing and Renewable Energy in Klerksdorp in November 2017. As the City of Matlosana moves into the post-mining era, the possibilities of the vibrant and growing renewable energy sector are being explored. The City aims to be a Smart City and present itself as an industrial precinct which is attractive to local and international investors. The conference aims to attract investors into the region. The KOSH area (Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein and Hartbeesfontein) already has significant manufacturing capacity and a workforce with experience in mining, engineering and related fields. The provincial development agency is keen to attract manufacturers of solar panels to the North West: this conference will provide an opportunity to explore these and other options. Access to good schools and colleges presents opportunities for research and development and the closeness of the area to the big markets of South Africa’s economic powerhouse, Gauteng Province, provides obvious advantages. Distinguished speakers will address topics such as: • Energy Efficiency • Funding for Development • Manufacturing Incentives • The Renewable Energy Manufacturing Sector • Solar Power: regional impact For more information about this conference view: The Wesvaal Chamber of Business was founded in 1898 and is one of the oldest Chambers in South Africa. It is affiliated to the South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SACCI). Member companies can advertise through the Wesvaal Chamber Network, obtain certificates of origin and credit reference checks and attend regular seminars and workshops. A new initiative is the CEO Bosberaad. This meeting provides a chance for business leaders to exchange business opportunities and explore ways to create a conducive climate for investment in the KOSH area. Contact details: Telephone: +27 18 468 3750 | Website: Rustenburg Chamber of Commerce Striving towards a healthy community and business environment, economic stability and growth, and becoming a truly world-class city. The Rustenburg Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business in the Rustenburg area, strives to create an environment for business to thrive and offers talks and networking events for members. The RCOC is affiliated provincially to the North West Business Forum (NWBF) and the Noord Wes Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut, and nationally to the South African Chamber of Commerce and INDUSTRY (SACCI) and the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI). Representation on both provincial and national bodies enables the RCOC to escalate important matters to higher levels when necessary and distribute important regional, provincial and national trends and information to our members. This will require a strong focus on positioning the Rustenburg business community to meet the challenges of a changing landscape in and around Rustenburg and the North West Province now and in the future. Vision A healthy community and business environment through sustainable economic growth Strategy • Unite business leaders • Empower members and community • Lead and support economic growth strategies in Rustenburg Local Municipality Plan • Share vision • Grow membership • Engage stakeholders The Tlhabane Chamber has joined the Rustenburg Chamber Of Commerce as part of our new chapter. The first event for the chamber in 2017 was a networking and expo event at Rustenburg Kloof in February at which the guest speaker was the Chief Financial Officer of Sibanye Platinum, Mr Justin Froneman. Address: 223 Beyers Naude Drive, Rustenburg 0299 Tel: +27 72 171 3686 | Email: | Website:

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