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Northern Cape Investment Prospectus 2021

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES NAMAKWA SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE Specific areas within the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor are open for business and make an attractive proposition for investors Concepts & Prefeasibility Concept Kuruman Kleinzee Upington Vioolsdrift Aggeneys Springbok Kathu Kimberley Hondeklip Bay Brandvlei Colesberg Sutherland NAMAKWA SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE (NSEZ) The proposed Namakwa SEZ is located in the small mining town of Aggeneys. Aggeneys is in the Khai-Ma Local Municipality within the Namakwa District Municipality of the Northern Cape Province. Aggeneys is 66km from Pofadder (headquarters of the local municipality) and 110km from Springbok, where the office of the district municipality is located. The value proposition of the Namakwa SEZ is based on the existence of the Gamsberg Zinc Mine and the proposed building of a smelter by Vedanta Zinc International. These would be the anchor tenants of the SEZ. It is proposed that a smelter be built to treat zinc concentrate produced at Gamsberg. The zinc concentrate produced at the existing concentrator plant will be treated in the smelter using the conventional roast-leachelectrowinning (R-L-E) process. The full process would involve the treatment of 680 000/tpa of zinc concentrate to produce 300 000/tpa of high-grade zinc ingots for export. As a by-product 450 000/tpa of 98.5% pure sulphuric acid will be produced for both export and consumption within South Africa. 14

Vedanta Zinc International Non-ferrous metals such as zinc have characteristics that make them immensely useful in a wide range of downstream applications. Resistance to corrosion and their non-magnetic qualities are among the reasons for the wide range of uses to which they can be put. Various wastes and by-products will be generated by the smelter that could be useful to investors. Waste includes iron cake stabilized (dry), Jarofix; effluent treatment plant cake (dry); evaporation pond salts (dry); and cellhouse sludge (dry). Vedanta Zinc International By-products include manganese cake (dry); Cu-Cd cement (dry); Co-Ni cement (dry); and sulphuric acid (wet). Investors in this category include businesses in the follow sectors: sulphuric acid (including pharmaceutical, automotive batteries and paper bleaching); fertilisers; explosives; paints. Another category of potential investors in the SEZ are those providing ancillary services. Vedanta Zinc International RESPONSIBLE INSTITUTION: Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism Address: Metlife Towers, Corner Stead and Knight Street, Kimberley 8300 Enquiries: Riaan Warie, Director: Trade & Investment Promotion Tel: +27 87 310 7683 | Mobile: 079 877 2828 | Fax: +27 53 831 3668 | Fax2email: 086 641 9321 Email: or Website: 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: 15

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