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Northern Cape Business 2019/20 edition

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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 Aircraft

FOCUS Aircraft Development Aviation potential. Project location The project’s physical address is 24 Schroeder Street, Upington, in the ZF Mgcawu District. The GPS coordinates are: S28°25’51.96”; 21E°14’04.71”. Project description The investor intends to develop a new aircraft and to initiate a bone-yard recycling operation in Upington for other aircraft types. Targeted sectors Aeronautical. 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 Mr T Klassen, Department of Trade and Industry Tel: +27 12 3941482 Finance The project will be financed by the private sector with the government providing enabling infrastructure. Project background The investor is poised to initiate the development of a local aircraft development group with a specific focus on helicopter manufacturing, bone-yard recycling operations and a new training academy for commercial pilots, technicians and engineers. The aim is to manufacture a new-age aircraft with lighter frames, a green end-to-end eco system, with energy and fuel efficiency and the ability to migrate to electric engines or hybrid technologies. Key facts Investment value: R340-million Job creation: 3 538 jobs Project status The business case and feasibility studies have been completed. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2019/20 16

Maintenance Repair and Operations Aviation park for MRO. FOCUS Project location The project’s physical address is 24 Schroeder Street, Upington, in the ZF Mgcawu District. Targeted sectors Aeronautics. Project description The investor intends to develop an aviation park to accommodate Maintenance, Repairs and Overhaul (MRO) of aircraft and research and development. Activities will also include airline storage, dismantling, scrapping, painting, and internal refurbishment. 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 Mr T Klassen, Department of Trade and Industry Tel: +27 12 3941482 Finance The project will be financed by the investor with the government providing enabling infrastructure. Partnerships will be pursued with the private sector, provincial government, local government and the Northern Cape Development Agency. Key facts Investment value: R800-million Job creation: 400 jobs Project status The business case and feasibility studies have been completed. 17 NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2019

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