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The 2019 edition of South African Business is the seventh edition of this annual guide to business and investment in South Africa. Regular pages cover all the main economic sectors of the South African economy and give a snapshot of each of the country’s provincial economies. Feature articles on topical issues such as Special Economic Zones and African trade provide unique insights, together with comprehensive overviews of critical economic sectors. Other special features focus on the exciting new possibilities in renewable energy, airports as engines of regional growth and the maritime sector as an entirely new prospect for South African entrepreneurs and businesses. South African Business is complemented by nine regional publications covering the business and investment environment in each of South Africa’s provinces. The e-book editions can be viewed at www.globalafricanetwork.com

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FOREWORD South African Business A unique guide to business and investment in South Africa. Welcome to the seventh edition of the South African Business journal. First published in 2011, the publication has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to South Africa, supported by an e-book edition at www. southafricanbusiness.co.za. Regular pages cover all the main economic sectors of the South African economy and give a snapshot of each of the country’s provincial economies. Feature articles on topical issues such as Special Economic Zones and African trade provide unique insights, together with comprehensive overviews of critical economic sectors. Other special features focus on the exciting new possibilities in renewable energy, airports as engines of regional growth and the maritime sector as an entirely new prospect for South African entrepreneurs and businesses. South African Business is complemented by nine regional publications covering the business and investment environment in each of South Africa’s provinces. The e-book editions can be viewed online at www.gan.co.za. These unique titles are supported by a monthly business e-newsletter with a circulation of over 26 000. Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media Email: chris@gan.co.za CREDITS Publisher: Chris Whales Publishing director: Robert Arendse Editor: John Young Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Art director: Brent Meder Design: Tyra Martin Production: Lizel Olivier Ad sales: Sydwell Adonis, Sandile Koni, Gavin van der Merwe, Sam Oliver, Gabriel Venter, Siyawamkela Sthunda, Vanessa Wallace, Jeremy Petersen and Reginald Motsoahae Managing director: Clive During Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg and Natalie Koopman Distribution & circulation manager: Edward MacDonald Printing: FA Print DISTRIBUTION South African Business is distributed internationally on outgoing and incoming trade missions; to foreign offices in South Africa’s main trading partners; at top national and international events; through the offices of foreign representatives in South Africa; as well as nationally and regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, trade and investment agencies, provincial government departments, municipalities, airport lounges and companies. Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations COPYRIGHT | South African Business is an independent publication published by Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. Full copyright to the publication vests with Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. PHOTO CREDITS | Pictures supplied by: Beier Group, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Chris Kirchoff/Brand SA, Department of Trade and Industry, Dube TradePort, eProp Commercial Property, Graeme Williams/BrandSA, Impala Platinum, Indluplace Properties, iStock, Kevin Wright/Vedanta Zinc International, Mainstream Renewable PUBLISHED BY Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2004/004982/07 Directors: Clive During, Chris Whales Physical address: 28 Main Road, Rondebosch 7700 Postal address: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: info@gan.co.za | Website: www.gan.co.za ISSN 2221-4194 Energy, Rodger Bosch/Media Club SA, SA Heavy Haul Association, SASOL, Sutherland Engineers, SKA, Transnet Port Authority, Volkswagen SA. DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in South African Business is accurate and up-to-date, the publishers make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, time-liness, or completeness of the information. Global Africa Network Media will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or any reliance placed on such information. Join us! Advertise your organisation in this journal to reach business and government. Contact sales@gan.co.za

INTERVIEW Making a difference Adorantha founder Thami Ndlala explains how health awareness, counselling and training can change lives. Thami Ndlala BIOGRAPHY Thami Ndlala is an entrepreneur and businessman at heart. After working in the corporate environment for a short period, he focussed his energy on building an empire. With the umbrella company, Ndlalayemandla Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd, he set off on this journey. The various subsidiaries reflect his interest in transport, recreation, wellness, insurance, hospitality, property development, education, security and media/entertainment. Thami’s approach has always been to look at ways in which he can make a difference. How did the business begin? We are passionate about our country and its people. In 1996, then Minister of Health, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, told a conference in Vancouver that most people infected with HIV live in Africa, where therapies involving combinations of expensive anti-viral drugs are out of the question. We knew then that we had to get involved. Our vision was to set up Employee Assistance Programmes designed to assist management and employees in addressing productivity and absenteeism in a confidential and effective manner. What are the main services you provide? Adorantha provides health awareness, healthcare counselling and training services nationwide. Our mission with the HIV/Aids awareness programme is to help prevent HIV infections and to improve the lives of those affected by providing education and facilitating the free and open exchange of knowledge and training. Counselling and health awareness is based on a holistic approach. What level of qualifications do your staff have? Adorantha Investments has established a reputation of service excellence. We pride ourselves on the services we render as well as the trained and highly professional and qualified service professionals. We have qualified doctors who are in good standing with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Please tell us about the HIV/Aids in the workplace programme. We provide HIV testing and group education to HIV-negative participants, training on Wellness Referral Programme and Student Life Skills Training. Our wellness programme is about increasing the productivity, morale and teamwork and strengthening the bonds between management, employees and the organisation. The HIV/Aids workplace programme includes creating a company policy, information on HIV/Aids, ways of preventing the transmission of the disease, condom distribution, STI diagnosis and referrals, mitigation services like counselling, community support and home-based care. Please share any success stories. Our main success story has been to cater for thousands of hard-working construction labourers who are exposed to extreme conditions through our extensive wellness programme. In addition, Adorantha Investments now offers an excellent range of health insurance packages at affordable rates, in partnership with Johan Eksteen & Associates. 13 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019

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