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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.

CONTENTS Education and

CONTENTS Education and training 34 North-West University now offers Mechatronic Engineering. Banking and financial services 36 All the major banks have agricultural divisions. Development finance and SMME support 37 Banks are running training courses for business owners. Energy 38 Fuel cells are in the spotlight. Reference Sector contents 20 Provincial government listings 39 Index 40 ABOUT THE COVER: Impala Platinum (Implats) is a long-time investor in the North West Province. The operations in Rustenburg include a multi-shaft mining complex and concentrating and smelting plants. The base and precious metal refineries are in Springs, east of Johannesburg. Implats is one of the world’s largest producers of platinum and palladium. Image: Implats. NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2020/21 4

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