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North West Business 2020-21 Edition

  • Text
  • Invest
  • Manufacturing
  • Parks
  • Zones
  • Business
  • Investment
  • Industrial
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Province
  • Programme
  • Banking
  • Provincial
  • Platinum
  • Sector
  • Mining
  • Municipality
  • Tourism
  • Province
  • 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.

Committed to

Committed to socio-economic development in the North West Sibanye-Stillwater is committed to contributing towards the socio-economic development of the North West Province. Above (left to right): Dr Zweli Mkhize (Minister of Health), Gwede Mantashe (Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy) and Job Mokgoro (North West Premier) receiving the donation of PPE for frontline health workers. Sibanye-Stillwater is a leading international precious metal mining company, with a diverse portfolio of platinum group metal (PGM) and gold operations and projects. It is the world’s largest primary producer of platinum and rhodium, the second- largest primary producer of palladium and the third-largest producer of gold (on a gold-equivalent basis). Sibanye-Stillwater is also the leading global recycler and processor of spent PGM catalytic converter materials. With its Rustenburg and Marikana mining operations in the North West providing employment to 44 000 workers in the region, Sibanye-Stillwater is a significant contributor to the socio-economic development of the North West Province. In addition to taxes, royalties and wages, the company contributes to the development of small and medium enterprises through its inclusive procurement and enterprise development programme. It also contributes to micro enterprises Boikagong Primary School in Paardekraal Piggery in Boitekong

Above: Deputy Minister of Health Joe Phaahla and MEC of Health of North West, Madoda Sambatha, receiving the completed Forensic Pathology Mortuary delivered by Sibanye-Stillwater. and social infrastructure through the delivery of social and labour plans; projects based on the municipal integrated development plans and community needs. Above: Delivery of sanitisers to Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital CEO Mr A Mvula (centre) in Rustenburg as part of the 100 000 litres of sanitisers donated to help in the fight against COVID-19. May, adopting a gradual, phased return to work programme to protect the health and safety of its employees as much as possible. Notwithstanding the operational and financial challenges posed by Covid-19, the Group has continued to provide support to employees, the government and the communities to cushion the impact of Covid-19. The Group has invested R50-million in various initiatives in our doorstep communities and the Eastern Cape to assist communities and government to deal with the impact of Covid-19 in the areas of health, social relief, education and SMME support. Supporting stakeholders is a natural step given that the company already contributes, in addition to the investment towards Covid-19, over R290-million to socio-economic development in line with our vision of creating superior value for all stakeholders. ■ For additional information, please refer to The Group was, like all industries in South Africa, severely impacted by Covid-19. Its operations were halted during the last week of March 2020 and limited underground production only resumed from May 2020. The Group has focused its efforts on the safe ramp-up of production from its operations since

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