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Northern Cape Investment Prospectus 2021

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES METALS INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER PROJECT LOCATION: District: John Taolo Gaetsewe Municipality City/Town: Kuruman Physical address: N14, approximately south-east of Kuruman, near the Country Club turnoff. Kuruman NUMBER OF JOBS TO BE CREATED: The total number of jobs to be created (direct and indirect/construction phase) is 27 000. Kleinzee Vioolsdrift Springbok Upington Kathu Kimberley INVESTMENT VALUE: The total value of the project is R591-million. Hondeklip Bay Brandvlei Colesberg Sutherland PROJECT NAME AND BACKGROUND: Northern Cape Metals Industrial Cluster (NCMIC or Cluster) is an initiative of the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism. It commenced with a feasibility study and is now in its implementation phase. TARGETED SECTORS: • Metals manufacturing • Agriculture • Mining • Construction 28

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT: The NCMIC project is anchored around steel manufacturing while allowing for other related industries to be located in the Cluster. The Cluster has been incorporated as a non-profit company, operating under the leadership of an Executive Committee. The NCMIC was initiated as part of the drive by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism to promote metals manufacturing and related industries in the province. The Cluster is just short of 60 football fields in size, and is located along the N14, approximately south-east of Kuruman. The NCMIC falls within the jurisdiction of the Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality and within the greater John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape Province. The Cluster will be fully established through a development of four phases. Phase 1 is currently under development. The Cluster allows for the inclusion of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with an increasing number of larger enterprises over time. The NCMIC will ensure that synergies are created among the Cluster participants, which will ultimately benefit the surrounding communities through increased job opportunities. Incentives on offer to Cluster Member Firms (Cluster Members) include shared infrastructure, facilities and services, as well as access to funding. Shared infrastructure will include a common boundary fence, security checkpoint, utility connection points and road infrastructure within the Cluster. Cluster Members will have access to shared manufacturing and warehousing facilities (eg machining and design facilities, and a shared warehouse) as well as to supporting facilities (eg onsite canteen, banking agencies and a recreational centre). Cluster Members will also have access to shared services (eg wireless network, and marketing and linkages). The Cluster will include an Incubation Centre for SMME development, and this will be supplemented by a Skills Development Centre. Apart from the industrial activities in the Cluster, other business-related opportunities are planned for SMMEs and local businesses such as security services, gardening services, a restaurant/coffee shop, conference facilities, opportunities during the construction phase, courier and postal services, waste management and recycling, etc. There are currently six entities which have been approved to establish operations in the NCMIC. PROJECT FINANCED BY: The main project funders are the private sector and government. The municipality will provide various incentives as part of project support. Public-sector funding includes funding from the dti, the DSBA, and SEDA. PROJECT STATUS: Project Feasibility and Business Case completed. It is now at the Establishment Phase. PARTNERSHIPS: The Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism is the principal owner of the NCMIC project. Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality is integrally involved in the project. Other stakeholders include the dti, SEDA and private-sector member firms. RESPONSIBLE INSTITUTION: Northern Cape Department of Economic Development & Tourism Contact person: Mr Yanda Gqabaza, Senior Manager: Sector Development Tel: 053 830 4831 | Mobile: 082 339 9340 Email: 29

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