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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.


A REGIONAL OVERVIEW OF THE NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE The Northern Cape’s clear and sunny skies are attracting astronomers and solar energy developers while the rugged beauty of the landscape draws increasing numbers of tourists. Plans for a Special Economic Zone and a harbour development offer new opportunities for economic growth. When the world’s best architecture came under the spotlight in 2017 at the Arena Berlin in Germany, only two South African projects received commendations, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa – and a multi-purpose building designed for the Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley. The Northern Cape province, previously known primarily for the huge quantities of iron ore which it mines and its vast open landscapes, is now at the centre of innovation and technology in several fields. The creation of the new university was a chance to call on the country’s best designers and builders to create a stimulating new campus. The university’s striking library and resource centre also won an award, from the Concrete Society of South Africa. The first bachelor’s degrees were awarded

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