CONTENTS CONTENTS North West Business 2018 Edition. Introduction Foreword4 North West Business is a unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the province. Special features Regional overview of North West Province 8 New investors will help to diversify the regional economy Rustenburg revival 12 Rustenburg aims to build a new legacy. The North West is becoming the conference destination of choice 14 Research and training in tourism give the province a competitive edge. Economic sectors Mining28 Platinum assets are changing hands. Agriculture34 A solar-powered vegetable project is showing a new way. Energy36 North West is researching new energy sources. Water38 New boreholes are being dug in rural areas. Manufacturing39 Diversification is under the spotlight. Education and training 40 NWU is a leader in innovative research. Banking and financial services 42 New state banks are to be formed. Development finance and SMME support 44 SMMEs in the North West are on a central supplier base. Government North West Provincial Government 46 An overview of the North West provincial government departments. North West Local Government 47 An overview of the North West local municipalities. Reference Sector contents 26 Index48 Maps North West locator map. 11 North West provincial map. 11 North West municipal map. 11 NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2018 4
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