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North West Business 2020-21 Edition

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  • Manufacturing
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  • Business
  • Investment
  • Industrial
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Province
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  • Banking
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  • Platinum
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  • Mining
  • Municipality
  • Tourism
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  • Rustenburg
The guide to business and investment in the North West Province, South Africa. The 2020/21 edition of North West Business marks the 10th publication of this highly successful journal that, since its launch in 2009, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the North West Province. North West Business includes news and analysis of the most important sectors, with a regional overview covering the strategic thinking behind plans to attract investment into the province. Best known for its platinum mines, grain and livestock farming and tourism, the province is making a concerted effort to bolster its manufacturing capacity. Corridor development, agri-parks and the creation of a Special Economic Zone are among the economic stimulus plans covered in this edition.

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ADVERTORIAL see money differently SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS AIMED AT CREATING JOBS AND GROWING THE ECONOMY Nedbank’s Provincial Manager of Retail Relationship Banking for North West Province, Pieter Naudé, says that small businesses are the mainstay of the economy and Nedbank provides small-business owners with support that goes beyond banking. ‘ ‘ Nedbank offers simple, affordable banking solutions and value-added services to get and keep your business going … Covid-19 has dealt entrepreneurs a major blow and, naturally, they are overwhelmed and anxious about the future of their businesses. Nedbank is proud to be involved in various ways to help mitigate the economic impact of the crisis on this vital sector. For example, BackaBusiness is an innovative and relevant way in which people can show their support for small businesses to ensure their survival. Loyal customers, family and friends, and society at large can join the movement to pay now and redeem a reward from the business owner once trading resumes.’ ‘Beyond this Covid-19 relief, our experts are available to provide all the support you need. Nedbank offers simple, affordable banking solutions and value-added services to get and keep your business going,’ says Naudé. Initiatives such as the free-to-join networking portal, SimplyBiz.co.za, The Essential Guide for Small-business Owners, business registration services and free small-business seminars are all geared to support small and medium-sized enterprises. ’ Naudé adds that Nedbank’s Professional Banking solution is built on five pillars. ‘We provide our professional clients with banking at their fingertips, benefits that matter, expert savings and investment advice and a unique household banking approach, which allows them and their families to finance their dreams and growth.’ ‘With dedicated relationship bankers, tailored financing options and 24/7 service, the banking experience we offer is seamless, enables our clients’ financial aspirations and is flexible to grow as your needs grow,’ says Naudé. Ifyouwanttotap into our small-business expertise to reach your business goals, please email Pieter Naudé at PieterN@Nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za.

ADVERTORIAL see money differently NEDBANK BUSINESS BANKING AIMS TO SUPPORT ALL BUSINESS SECTORS IN THE NORTH WEST Johann Swanepoel, Provincial Manager for Business Banking in the North-West Province, says Nedbank Business Banking’s business managers are specialists in the commercial, agriculture, professional, wholesale and retail industries and services, as well as the public sector. ‘ At Nedbank Business Banking we believe that you need a flexible, … resilient financial partner who not only understands your circumstances and aspirations, but also provides you with relevant solutions and a banking experience that is hassle-free, allowing you to concentrate on what’s most important to you – running your business,’ says Swanepoel. Our bigger-picture banking approach enables us not only to provide you with the banking solutions you need, but also to give you a holistic view of how our products are connected to create a framework that yields maximum impact across every facet of your business and beyond. We know that success in business is about partnerships, and that is why we put the building of deep, lasting, value-adding relationships at the centre of everything we do. This means your goals are our goals, your vision is our vision, and your success is our success – while you rely on our additional support that is most needed in times of change and uncertainty. In the agricultural sector particularly, Nedbank understands that if the various challenges it faces are not addressed, it will threaten economic growth, food security, ‘ Nedbank has developed innovative funding solutions designed to support farmers with sustainable farming interventions … ’ employment and investment. ‘By using our financial expertise to do good, we partner with our agricultural clients to contribute to a growing, competitive, transformed and climate-resilient agricultural sector.’ To this end Nedbank has developed innovative funding solutions designed to support farmers with sustainable farming interventions, ranging from water efficiency mechanisms and cutting-edge irrigation to renewable-energy financing. Swanepoel says that Nedbank’s leadership position in renewable-energy finance is helping many farmers and agribusinesses to benefit from cleaner, more reliable and affordable power generation than the national grid can provide. If you are interested in taking your business to the next level, please email Johann Swanepoel at JohannEu@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za/business.

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