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Northern Cape Business 2020/21 edition

  • Text
  • Development
  • Africa
  • Tourism
  • Sectors
  • Agriculture
  • Trade
  • Business
  • Investment
  • Infrastructure
  • Cape
  • Mining
  • African
  • Zinc
  • Kimberley
  • Province
  • Municipality
  • Economic
  • Northern
The 2020/21 edition of Northern Cape Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2009, established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Northern Cape Province. 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. These include plans for the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) within the province, which have specific incentives designed to make investment into the Northern Cape even more attractive. The hi-tech exploits of astronomers and engineers in search of a landspeed record are the focus of an article on engineering sector while the rapidly expanding solar energy sector which continues to attract significant capital is discussed in some detail.

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CONTENTS Mining 38 A public mining company is planned in the Northern Cape. Engineering 42 Fast cars and superfast data are set to break records. Tourism 44 The stars are aligned for Northern Cape tourism. Education and training 46 Enrolment at Sol Plaatje University is rising. Energy 50 A hybrid wind and solar plant could power a new zinc mine. Banking and finance 52 Solar projects are attracting financial backing. Development finance and SMME support 53 Local businesses are thriving in support of mining. References ABOUT THE COVER: The quiver tree is in fact a type of aloe, which can occur in forests. It has become a botanical symbol of the stark landscape of the dry north-west. This picture was taken near Klein Pella in the Gordonia district near the border between South Africa and Namibia. The bark and branches of the “Kokerboom” were used by early residents of the area to make quivers for their arrows. Photo: Sproetniek/iStock. Key sector contents 30 Northern Cape locator map. 54 INDEX Africa Biomass Company (Bandit Industries Inc) 5, 34 Kimberley Diamond and Jewellery Incubator (KDJI) 39, 41 Nedbank 26-29 Northern Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI) 23 Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism IFC, 3, 12-22, 39, 41, OBC Northern Cape Economic Development Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (NCEDA) 24 SA Airlink IBC Sol Plaatje University 48 Standard Bank 7 NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2020/21 4

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