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Northern Cape Business 2022-23

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Since 2009, Northern Cape Business has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the region. It is unique as a business and investment guide that focuses exclusively on the province. Specific investment opportunities are treated in detail in this journal, with a focus on geographic hotspots that are due to become the focus of sector focused infrastructure development.

Northern Cape industrial age The Plan. To achieve this Development starts with the development which and the Boegoebaai Harbou Zone, projects are significant in bu These potential in realizing the N growth to achieve sustainable develo and our vision 2040. of the Northern Cape, we have em As compliment this with the globa and entails consumption, resou corridor on five key industries: focus Mining and Mineral beneficiation - Just energy sector, - Manufacturing, - Transport, services, and logistics - a focus is the establishmen As human capital telecommunication, Boegoebaai Port and Green Hydrogen (GH2) Cluster A deepwater port to serve mining and agriculture with the potential to develop an energy cluster. Credit: Tom Fisk/Pexels - Agriculture and Agro-processing, Boegoebaai is approximately 60km north of Port Nolloth and 20km south of the border between Namibia and South Africa in the Richtersveld Local Municipality area. The primary opportunity of the site is the short distance between the coastline and relatively deep water. The location places it relatively close in proximity to rich mining and agriculture sectors compared to other existing ports. It is to be noted that the envisaged Boegoebaai deep water port will be a greenfields development. The project is the first development of this magnitude to be undertaken in the Northern Cape in the last 26 years. Green hydrogen - Knowledge and innovation. With the advent of the new green hydrogen economy, the Boegoebaai Port has provided a platform to transcend its positioning and will enable the province to give effect to the key frontiers proposed in the 2021 Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium (SIDSSA). This has spurred the country to focus on developing an early Green Hydrogen Strategy, with a focus on the Northern Cape towards driving the just energy transition agenda. The Northern Cape Green Hydrogen Strategy was launched to the NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2022/23 28

FOCUS The Northern Cape has abundant renewable energy resources to enable the production of green hydrogen. global community at COP26 in November 2021, with key articulations that drive its focus. There are key objectives that the strategy seeks to archieve and that drive, coupled with the MoA that has been signed between the Northern Cape Government and Sasol to facilitate feasibility studies, will provide certainty on investment over the next two years. The project is work together with the pathfinder investor to realise the throughputs that have been contemplated in the Northern Cape Hydrogen Strategy. This coincides with the net-zero ambition set at COP. This ambition seeks to decarbonise critical areas such as transport logistics and mining as well as hard-to-abate sectors by 2050. The project is of strategic importance and will enable the overarching attainment of a Just Energy Transition. ■ 29 NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2022/23

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