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Opportunity magazine is a niche business-to-business publication that explores various investment opportunities within Southern Africa’s economic sectors. The publication is endorsed by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI).

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ENERGY Power plans for Special Economic Zone A new solar plant is at heart of energy provision for a range of industries. sustainable and long-term growth, not only during the construction phase, but for a long time after. Initial plans for a US-billion coal-power station have been shelved. In its place, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) for a 1 000MW solar power plant was signed in December 2021 with a Chinese investor. The Eskom base-load will combine with solar power to become the mixed energy source to support the South Site. Pre-feasibility study: concluded EIA project application: to commence after confirmation of the site selection. Credit: APPA The Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) is an initiative of the Limpopo Provincial Government with the MMSEZ SOC as the implementing agent. The MMSEZ SOC, a subsidiary of the Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA), has appointed a private operator for the Energy and Metallurgical Complex (EMSEZ). Energy generation is vital for economic growth and the MMSEZ provides an opportunity not only to provide power to fuel industry and manufacturing, but to bring electricity to communities that have previously been neglected. The MMSEZ is focussed on creating Attracting associated industries Attracting industries in the metal sector will forge a link to the metallurgy complex planned to be developed on the southern SEZ Site. The light manufacturing of metal products, when exported, will increase trade. There is an ongoing market locally and in Africa for roof sheeting, window frames, stainless-steel products, other metal alloys like axels, piston rods and many more products. The electronics industry will manufacture mobile devices, televisions and circuit boards. Industries within the electronics sector include telecommunications, networking, electronic components, industrial electronics and consumer electronics. The food and beverage industry beneficiates agricultural produce abundant in the region. This increases localisation, value-add and enhances agro-processing. The wood and paper industry creates finished products for construction and domestic use such as fencing, flooring, furniture, musical instruments, sports equipment and many other products. The packaging, logistics and warehousing industries link to the export of products from South Africa.

MMSEZ SPECIAL FEATURE A world of game-changing opportunities A world of game-changing opportunities y What is Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ)? MUSINA-MAKHADO SEZ CLUSTERS What is the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Economic Zone? Zone? MUSINA-MAKHADO SEZ CLUSTERS The Musina-Makhado SEZ is a flagship initiative of the Limpopo • Metallurgy (Minerals Beneficiation) The Musina-Makhado MMSEZ is a flagship SEZ is initiative a flagship of initiative the Limpopo of the • Metallurgy (mineral beneficiation) Provincial Government implemented through the Musina-Makhado • Energy Generation Limpopo Provincial Provincial Government Government implemented implemented through through the through MMSEZ the • Energy generation the SOC, SEZ Musina-Makhado SOC partnership in partnership SEZ with SOC with SEZ a Chinese MMSEZ a Chinese partnership Operator, SOC Operator, in with partnership Shenzhen a Shenzhen Chinese Hoi • Manufacturing • Manufacturing Operator, with Hoi Mor Mor Resources a Chinese Resources Shenzhen Holding Operator, Holding Hoi Company Mor Shenzhen Company Resources Ltd. The Hoi Ltd. Holding MMSEZ Mor Resources Company as an economic • Agro-processing • Agro-Processing Ltd. Holding development The MMSEZ Company tool is as aims an Ltd. economic to The promote MMSEZ tool development national that as aims an economic tool economic promote aims growth to • Logistics • Logistics promote development national and exports economic national by tool using economic growth aims support to and promote growth measures exports and national in by exports order using economic to by support attract using targeted support growth measures foreign and measures in domestic order exports to in attract by order investments, using to targeted attract support research foreign targeted measures and foreign development domestic in order and MMSEZ INVESTMENT WHAT ARE THE INCENTIVES FOR domestic to investments, (R&D) attract and investments, targeted technology research foreign and transfer. research development. and and domestic development. investments, research and development. Where is the MMSEZ located? Investment The Musina-Makhado opportunities SEZ is located Investment in the vicinity of the Beit • • • • Preferential INVESTING corporate IN THE tax MMSEZ? Building • Preferential allowance corporate and tax tax relief Employment • Building tax allowance incentive and tax relief Customs-controlled • Employment tax area incentive tax relief inside Bridge the Border zones: zone: Post which is one opportunities of the busiest ports outside of entry in • SA • and Industrial an undisputable infrastructure gateway to the zones: zone: South African Development • • Community Corporate offices (SADC) countries. The • MMSEZ Real estate has the potential to • • become Logistics an services inland intermodal terminal, • Retail facilitated and hotels by its anchor • • along Petroleum the North-South supply Corridor, • and Schools directly and connecting airport to the • Rental • Customs-controlled space discounts area tax relief Readily • Rental available space infrastructure discounts Sufficient • Readily land available for greenfield infrastructure projects Access • Sufficient to agricultural land for and greenfield mineral projects resources Easy access • Access to to the agricultural up-north & mineral (SADC) resources market • country’s Industrial major chemicals ports through both • Health N1 road and the Johannesburg- • Accessible • Easy logistics access to support the up-north for the movement (SADC) market of goods Musina railway line, for the trans-shipment • Entertainment of sea cargo and • Accessible logistics support for the • Musina Dam manufactured goods to inland destinations and the SADC markets. movement of goods POTENTIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AND OUTSIDE THE MMSEZ ENERGY & METALLURGY Power Plant Iron and Steel Plant Stainless Steel Plant Ferromanganese Plant Ferrochrome Plant Chrome Plant Lime Plant AGRO-PROCESSING Food Processing Facility Fresh Produce Handling Canning Facility Cotton Beneficiation Timber Processing LOGISTICS Logistics Services Warehousing Distribution Container Yard Vehicle Distribution Cold Storage Bonded Warehouses INFRASTRUCTURE Construction Services Engineering Services Re al Estate Development Retail Property Hospitality Facilities Bu ilding Materials Manufacturing and Supply MANUFACTURING Light Industries Basic Assembly Automotive Manufacturing Electromechanical Operations OE Manufacturing Component Manufacturing Fertilisers Agro-chemicals Petro-chemicals ICT Solutions Furniture Manufacturing Packaging Services CONTACTS MS TSHAMAANO MAKUYA MR RICHARD ZITHA Contact MUSINA-MAKHADO details SEZ SOC Ms Tshamaano Stakeholder Makuya, Mr Richard Zitha, Project Executive Executive Relations Manager Project Executive Musina-Makhado Makhado SEZ SOC Stakeholder Relations Manager Cell: Investment +27 071 391 Promotion 391 8188 Address: 29 93 Market Biccard Street, Street, Cell: +27 067 Tel: 411 +27(0) 411 9192 15 295 5120 Email: Cell: +27 R.Zitha@mmsez.co.za Tel: 71 +27(0) 391 8188 15 295 5120 Polokwane, Limpopo Polokwane, Email: T.Makuya@mmsez.co.za Cell: +27 (0)67 411 9192 Email: R.Zitha@mmsez.co.za Cell: +27 (0)71 391 8188 Province, Limpopo RSA Province (RSA) Tshamaano.Makuya@lieda.co.za 19 LIMPOPO Richard.Zitha@lieda.co.za BUSINESS 2020/21

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