PHOTO CREDIT: Sun City Resort Watched carefully by a local, a hot-air balloon glides gracefully through the ancient volcano crater that makes up the Pilanesberg National Park. The fourth-largest park in South Africa, Pilanesberg is home to more than 7 000 animals and 360 bird species. The park, which is administered by the North West Parks Board, offers a wide variety of accommodation options.
CONTENTS North West Business 2023/24 Edition Introduction Foreword 3 A unique guide to business and investment in the North West. Special features A regional overview of North West Province 4 The North West is no longer restricting its involvement in the renewable energy economy to exporting important minerals. Solar farms are springing up and solar manufacturing may soon become a new subsector. Tourist numbers are recovering and infrastructure projects are being planned. North West Development Corporation 8 An agency of the Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism, the NWDC promotes inclusive economic growth, property development and investment. Economic sectors Agriculture 14 South Africa’s “Texas” breeds superb cattle. Mining 16 Impala Platinum has gained control of Royal Bafokeng Platinum. Energy 20 The sun will power Sun City. Manufacturing 22 Solar panels could be made in the North West. Water 23 Plans are in place to address shortfalls in water delivery. 1