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Northern Cape Business 2018-19 edition

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Officially supported and used by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Northern Cape Business is unique as a business and investment guide that focuses exclusively on the Northern Cape Province. In addition to comprehensive overviews of sectors of the economy, this publication has several special articles which focus on transformative projects, such as the solar and wind farms rapidly coming on line and the massive potential represented by the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, a multi-billion rand international project already taking shape in the vast open plains of the Karoo. Updated information on Northern Cape is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.

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PROFILE South African Table Grape Industry South Africa: Preferred Country of Origin for the world’s best-tasting grapes. jobs. Several downstream industries are also supported. The harvesting of table grapes in this region takes place from about early November until early February. SATI represents growers in key government and industry initiatives aimed at creating more opportunities in the sector, from ownership to accessing new markets in a sustainable way. SATI assists growers with crucial industry information, transformation, statistics, research, technology and technical transfer as well as training and education with the aim of establishing South Africa as the Preferred Country of Origin for the world’s best-tasting grapes. There are five major table grape-growing regions in South Africa. The difference in soil and climate enables growers to supply the markets from November to May. The early season is dominated by varieties from the Northern Provinces and the valleys of the Orange and Olifants River. The Northern Cape has one of the biggest table grape-growing regions, known as the Orange River region, represented by the Orange River Producer Alliance (ORPA), chaired by Willie du Plessis. This table grape region, with more than 5 688 hectares of vines planted, stretches from Upington to Kakamas, Augrabies and Blouputs. The table grape industry is a key industry in the Northern Province, contributing to direct employment in the order of 1 415 permanent and 12 415 seasonal CONTACT INFO Manager: Communications: Clayton Swart Email: Chairperson ORPA: Willie du Plessis Email: Physical address: 63 Main Street, Paarl 7624 Tel: +27 21 863 0366 | Fax: +27 21 863 3039 Email: Website: Mission SATI delivers service excellence to create a progressive, equitable and sustainable industry. Vision South Africa is the Preferred Country of Origin for table grapes and will provide every table grape producer as wide a choice as possible with profitable markets. SATI’s key areas of intervention • Technical market access • Research and technology transfer • Information and knowledge management • Transformation • Communication and stakeholder engagement • Human capacity and skills development • Technical support. These interventions are aimed at assisting producers to Gain, Retain and Optimise (GRO) market access. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018/19 40

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