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Northern Cape Business 2019/20 edition

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  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Maritime
  • Tourism
  • Agri
  • Bpo
  • Education
  • Harbour
  • Sez
  • Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Investment
  • Cape
  • Industrial
  • Province
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  • Mining
  • Upington
  • Solar
  • Renewable
Since its launch in 2009, Northern Cape Business has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the Northern Cape Province. The 2019/20 edition is 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 province. In addition to comprehensive overviews of sectors of the economy, this publication has a particular focus on specific, packaged investment opportunities. The massive potential represented by the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project and the rapid progress being made by Sol Plaatje University are also highlighted in this edition.

FOCUS Investment

FOCUS Investment Opportunities Northern Cape economic potential and investment. Several locations within the Northern Cape are being developed to be catalysts for investment into the province. These include the Upington Special Economic Zone, the Kathu Industrial Park, the De Aar Logistics Hub and the Boegoebaai Port Project. Other sites attracting different kinds of investment include the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project near Carnarvon and the Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley. The competitive and comparative advantages of the Northern Cape can be summarised as follows: • mineral resources • climate • open spaces and distances • astronomy • air quality • coastline. To realise the socio-economic priorities of the Northern Cape Province, there is a focus on the following key economic sectors: • agriculture and agro-processing • fishing and aquaculture • mining and mineral processing • manufacturing • tourism • knowledge economy • energy sector. The following investment opportunities are described in detail in the pages that follow: Investment opportunity Sectors Location Value Kathu Industrial Park Upington SEZ Agri-hub Aviation Aircraft Development Maintenance repair and operations (MRO) Mining, renewable energy, service, logistics manufacturing Kathu R530-million (1st phase) Agricultural processing and Upington R570-million logistics Aeronautical Upington SEZ R340-million Aeronautical Upington SEZ R800-million Northern Cape Renewable Renewable energy, Upington R23-million, R240-million or Energy Incubator manufacturing R500-million (options) Solar Farm, power for SEZ Renewable energy Upington SEZ R270-million Fibre Optics Manufacturing ICT broadband Upington SEZ R228-million Nyaniso Healthcare Latex condom Colesberg R150-million manufacturing Versa Chemicals, Paint and Detergent Manufacturing Manufacturing Kimberley R100-million Promethean Waterfront Tourism and heritage Barkly West R800-million NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2019/20 12

Fibre Optics Manufacturing Broadband services. Project location The project’s physical address is 24 Schroeder Street, Upington, in the ZF Mgcawu District. Targeted sectors ICT broadband. FOCUS Project description The investor is a fibre optic manufacturing and broadband solutions company. It is a black and female-owned company managed and supported by a team of experts in engineering, marketing and financial disciplines. The company intends to contribute to the infrastructural broadband development in South Africa and other African countries. To discuss this opportunity, contact Ms Babalwa Mbobo, Sector Specialist, Upington SEZ Tel: +27 54 333 1136 Mobile: 071 016 5813 Email: bmbobo@upington-sez.co.za Mr E Ntoba, Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality Tel: +27 54 338 5000 Email: entoba@dkm.gov.za Project background The investor is a fibre optic ICT broadband organisation that specialises in infrastructure services, facilitating all light infrastructure needs for cloud computing and data centres. It distributes passive fibre optic materials. Key facts Investment value: R228-million Job creation: 169 jobs Mr T Klassen, Department of Trade and Industry Tel: +27 12 394 1482 Finance The project will be financed by the investor with the government providing enabling infrastructure. Project status The business case and feasibility studies have been completed. 13 NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2019/20

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