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Northern Cape Investment Prospectus 2021

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MEETINGS, CONFERENCES AND EVENTS THE MITTAH SEPEREPERE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE LOCATION: 2-4 WEST CIRCULAR ROAD, BIG HOLE PRECINCT, KIMBERLEY The Mittah Seperepere International Convention Centre (MSICC) is one of the newest convention centres in South Africa and was officially opened in 2012. It was designed and built as a multi-functional centre that can host high-profile conventions, meetings, exhibitions, launches, sporting events and shows. The MSICC is situated in central South Africa in the city of Kimberley, opposite the world-renowned Big Hole. This location makes it perfect for events in South Africa and all the SADC countries surrounding South Africa. The MSICC has no match where it concerns events in central South Africa and boasts all the high-tech equipment necessary to host successful events. ABOUT THE MSICC The main auditorium, with cinema-style seating, can seat up to 2 500 people. When the hall is arranged in banqueting style, it can accommodate up to 1 000 guests. The foyer can accommodate 400 people for a variety of events and functions. A boardroom can cater for meetings of 25 people. The centre also has four break-away rooms that can accommodate a total of 500 people, an industrial kitchen that can cater for 3 000 people and ample parking. The amphitheatre space outside the centre can hold up to 2 000 participants for events or concerts. Marquee tents can be erected on the large outdoor space. 12

NEW BUSINESS MODEL FOR MSICC The Northern Cape Development Agency (NCEDA) is currently exploring different business model possibilities to enable the MSICC to function at maximum capacity. Included in the list of possible options is the creation of public-private partnerships. The MSICC was originally established as an economic generator for the tourism sector in Kimberley and the Northern Cape. To date, it has fulfilled this role, but through experience and time it has become clear that the inclusion of a private partner will enable the centre to become an even bigger enabler of growth in the city and the province. ATTRACTIONS NEAR THE MSICC The City of Kimberley is steeped in the history of diamonds and all the intricacies surrounding that amazing story. Visitors can join ghost tours at night, visiting famous historical buildings in anticipation of encountering a ghost or visit the rock-painting sites of the first people of South Africa. This is also the city which was besieged during the Anglo-Boer War when Cecil John Rhodes was a resident. Kimberley offers every type of accommodation and a host of activities including wellness spas, two shopping malls, educational workshops (interior décor, cooking) and diamond shopping. Close to Kimberley there are several private nature reserves where you will find all the arid flora and fauna that have made the area so well-known with nature lovers. There are further offerings of photographic visits and unique hunting experiences –specialist tour guides will share their knowledge and make your visit to central South Africa a memorable one. Mr Hendrik Louw, Acting CEO Northern Cape Economic Development, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (NCEDA) Tel: +27 53 802 1638 | Mobile: +27 81 323 2533 Email: hlouw@nceda.co.za 13

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