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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
  • Sector
  • 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

FOCUS Northern Cape Renewable Energy Incubator Renewable energy hub. Project location The incubator will be located within the town of Upington in the ZF Mgcawu District. Targeted sectors Primary: renewable energy (utilities). Secondary: manufacturing, construction, transport, services, trade and ICT. Investment value Three options: R23-million, R240-million and R500-million. Project description South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has been successful in attracting billions of rands in investment. The Northern Cape has been the leading solar power province and intends to further leverage its many advantages in this field. The renewable energy sector has the potential to unlock other sectors such as manufacturing and construction. The Renewable Energy Incubator will provide local SMMEs opportunities to participate in the localisation programme. 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 Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism Mr Riaan Warie, Senior Manager Tel: +27 53 830 4058 Mobile: 079 877 2828 Email: rwarie@ncpg.gov.za Finance Funding for top structure and three years of operations through government incentives and contributions from IPPs. Key facts Incubator staff jobs: 15-25 SMME jobs: 150-250 Construction jobs: about 500 Project status Business plan and implementation plan completed. Partnerships are envisaged with national government departments (dti and Small Business Development), provincial government and IPPs. NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2019/20 18

Solar Farm Solar energy for SEZ. Project description The main focus for the investor will be the construction of a solar farm. There are possibilities for other opportunities such as the manufacture of solar panels and a silicon smelter. Targeted sectors Renewable energy. 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 FOCUS Project location The project’s physical address is 24 Schroeder Street, Upington in the ZF Mgcawu District in Upington. Project background The investor intends to establish a solar farm on 75ha of land to supply power to tenants of the Upington Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The anticipated power to be harnessed will be 23MW-50MW depending on the technology. 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 Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism Mr Riaan Warie, Senior Manager Tel: +27 53 830 4058 Mobile: 079 877 2828 Email: rwarie@ncpg.gov.za Finance The project will be financed by the investor with the government providing enabling infrastructure. Key facts Investment value: R270-million Job creation: 1 000 part-time and 30 fulltime jobs Project status The business case and feasibility studies have been completed. The Environmental Impact Assessment and the Geotechnical Study Investigation are complete. 19 NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2019/20

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