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Opportunity Issue 99

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Opportunity magazine is a niche business-to-business publication that explores various investment opportunities within Southern Africa’s economic sectors and looks to provide its readers with first-hand knowledge about South African business. Opportunity also looks to present South African business to international markets that may have interests in investing in South Africa. The publication is endorsed by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI).

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Contents ISSUE 99 | OCT / NOV / DEC 2021 08 10 12 18 26 38 42 45 50 64 SACCI FOREWORD Electronic Certificates of Origin can now be issued in real time after SACCI signs historic deal with Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. NEWS & SNIPPETS What has been and what is to come. SOUTH AFRICA’S ROAD TO NET ZERO EMISSIONS WILL BE VIA GAS Petroleum Agency South Africa CEO, Dr Phindile Masangane, outlines the vital role that gas can play in driving South Africa’s economic recovery and in ensuring a transition to a clean energy future. HOW COVID-19 HAS CHANGED THE CONTAINER INDUSTRY CEO and co-founder Kashief Schroeder of Container Intermodal Trading (CIT) shares his insights. SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES ARE DRIVING INVESTMENT IN MANUFACTURING From marine engineering and steel to agro-processing and renewable energy, the drive is on to attract investors. TOURISM 101 NEEDED TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19 BLITZKRIEG Hamza Farooqui, founder and CEO of Millat Investments, argues for creating sustainable investment in South Africa. USING THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO NAVIGATE THE TRICKY WATERS OF A DOUBLE WHAMMY Sello Mabotja assesses South Africa’s 4IR readiness. PLANNING FOR THE NEXT CATASTROPHE Disaster Recovery during Covid-19 and beyond. CREATING A SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Thuli Magubane, the founder of Mint Fresh Advisory Services, highlights potential pitfalls and suggests ways to create win/win scenarios for companies – and South Africa. TECHNOLOGY IS REDUCING RISK IN AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT Andrew Wood of Primocane Capital looks at the subsectors which can drive export growth, make inroads into unemployment – and earn good returns. OCT/NOV/DEC 2021 • ISSUE 99 Enterprise Supplier Development unpacked Special Economic Zones How South Africa's SEZs are shaping their own value propositions Planning for the next catastrophe Disaster Recovery during Covid-19 and beyond THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND ECONOMIC REVIVAL 4IR and South Africa’s readiness 64 XX 18 26 50 Gas can help South Africa reach net zero Petroleum Agency South Africa CEO Dr Phindile Masangane outlines a transition strategy to a clean energy future ABOUT THE COVER: Credit: PASA. Recent gas finds off the South African coast and off Mozambique could transform the energy landscape in the region. Petroleum Agency South Africa is the body responsible for issuing licences and for regulation of the sector.

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