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Opportunity Issue 96

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Opportunity, endorsed by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) is the mouthpiece for business in Southern Africa. The aim of the publication is to inform potential investors both nationally and internationally of the most relevant business news: trade, investment, financial, market-related information for each business sector, as well as to inform of the latest developments in business legislation from both the public and private sector.

CHANGING THE WORLD

CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH WATER PROFILE Water is a catalyst for progress. Potable water contributes directly to everything from poverty alleviation to industrialisation and urbanisation. As water demand grows, we must appreciate and manage this valuable resource on a new level, combining the best practices and technologies to achieve sustainable and affordable water for everyone. Xylem, the world's largest pure-play water technology company, lives by this vision. Formed in 2011 when global giant ITT Corporation spun its water division into an independent business, Xylem's goal is to improve water availability and sustainable management. The Xylem family is also home to top brands and providers, including Lowara, Flygt, Godwin and Sensus. The oldest brand in the Xylem stable, Goulds Water Technologies, was established in 1848. Xylem has a substantial footprint in Africa. Headquartered in South Africa, Xylem's African operations are also in Ghana, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Rwanda and the DRC. A LEADER IN WATER INNOVATION Fundamentally, Xylem is about three things: improve how efficiently clean water is moved, treated and used; improve the efficiency of moving, treating and testing wastewater; and reduce exposure to water-related risks caused by natural disasters such as floods and droughts, water shortages and contamination. Xylem offers numerous services to support those goals, including audits and advanced design capabilities, new product R&D, equipment sales and rentals, refurbishment and repairs, and more. Xylem provides pumps and other equipment for water uses and wastewater, chemical water and other types of fluids. Water impacts everyone across different sectors and verticals – and Xylem applies market-leading solutions for the public and private sectors, covering industrial, commercial and residential water needs. Xylem runs water-related projects and acts as a valued supplier to other key projects that need pumps, infrastructure ___ __ Xylem's goal is to improve water availability and sustainable management. Xylem has a substantial footprint in Africa. Headquartered in South Africa, Xylem's African operations are also in Ghana, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Rwanda and the DRC.

In South Africa, Xylem qualifies for Level 3 B-BBEE status, and focuses its affirmative actions on skills development, supporting education, and socioeconomic, supplier and enterprise development. ___ __ Xylem's corporate social responsibility (CSR) branch is Xylem is about three things: improve how efficiently clean water is moved, treated and used; improve the efficiency of moving, treating and testing wastewater; and, reduce exposure to water-related risks caused by natural disasters such as floods and droughts, water shortages and contamination. THE OPPORTUNITY The opening of this article highlights the many roles water plays to help uplift societies and build communities. While resources such as energy take most of the attention, no nation can exist – let alone excel – without secure water sources. It's the difference between not only a working and shuttered factory, but how much time an underprivileged person spends just to survive. Walking hours every day for water is a massive disadvantage. Potable, accessible water, supported by modern infrastructure and management, is a win for everyone - including our pockets. Well-managed water saves money for the country and her state and people. Water is life, and Xylem is all about water: making it more abundant and efficient by helping industries, communities and countries better manage and invest in their water systems. Getting water right is a fundamental stepping stone to greater things. As Africa builds its future, Xylem will be right alongside for the journey. www.xylem.com Watermark. It helps facilitate relations and support of NGOs and other partners that work towards a better water future. PROFILE designs and more, aligned to CAPEX or OPEX models. Its .2-billion revenue derives from 50% utilities, 35% industrial, 10% commercial and 5% residential. Xylem pumps and designs circulate water in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in the Thakadu nickel sulphate purification plant in South Africa's North West province, and create syphons for the KivuWatt methane electricity project in Rwanda. Xylem solutions have helped modernise farms, manufacturers, construction, public infrastructure, mines – the list goes on. Where there is a water challenge, you'll find Xylem ready to contribute. BEYOND BUSINESS Xylem's close affinity to water makes it about more than the bottom line. It adheres to the fundamental principle that water is life, and the success of humanity hinges on fair access and sustainable management of this resource. To further such goals, Xylem is actively involved with various water charities and community projects. Central to this is Watermark, Xylem's corporate social responsibility (CSR) branch. Watermark serves as a vehicle for two areas. It helps facilitate relations and support of NGOs and other partners that work towards a better water future. Watermark is also the conduit for Xylem's employees to contribute to causes, as well as highlight and support projects close to their heart. ___ __ Micromine Implicit Modelling software

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