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South African Business 2019 edition

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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

SPECIAL FEATURE

SPECIAL FEATURE attracted R38-billion and 95% of the capital projects were driven by the private sector. Geography South Africa’s location between the Atlantic and Indian oceans ensures a generally temperate climate. The 2 954km coastline stretches from the border with Namibia on the Atlantic to the border with Mozambique in the east. The cold Benguela current sweeps along the western coast while the warm Indian Ocean ensures that the Mozambique/Agulhas current is temperate. South Africa’s coastal plain is separated from the interior by several mountain ranges, mostly notably the Drakensberg which runs down the country’s eastern flank. Smaller ranges in the south and west mark the distinction between the fertile coastal strip and the dry interior known as the Karoo. The city of Johannesburg is located on the continental divide, whereby water runs south of the city towards the Atlantic Ocean while Embargoed until: 11:30am GDP Q4 2017 waters to the north drain towards the north and east. Johannesburg is 1 753m above sea-level. Most of the country has summer rainfall but the Western Cape, which has a Mediterranean climate, receives its rain in winter. Droughts are not uncommon and although the national average is 464mm, most of the country receives less than 500mm of rain every year. The Western Cape experienced a severe drought which was broken in 2018. The Orange and Vaal rivers play important roles in water schemes and irrigation and the Limpopo River defines the country’s northern boundary. A number of rivers run strongly from the Drakensberg to the sea, but South Africa has no navigable rivers. Maize is produced in large quantities in the interior. The dry interior mostly supports livestock in the form of sheep and cattle. South Africa is the world leader in mohair production. Wines and fruit are major export products for the Western Cape while KwaZulu-Natal and the low-lying areas of Mpumalanga are known for sugar cane and tropical and subtropical fruits. Limpopo is a major vegetable producer. Sector contribution to GDP Q4 2017 CREDIT: STATSSA SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019 18

SCOUTS South Africa Changing lives and fulfilling potential. South Africa SCOUTS South Africa (SSA) changes lives by providing youth with education, skills, mentorship, values, opportunities, resources, and safe places to be kids, so they can get out of poverty and have a better future for themselves and their families. However, many South Africans cannot afford to participate. For every R42 donated we help a youth experience Scouting! Who is SCOUTS South Africa? For over 100 years, SSA’s programmes have shaped the lives and unleashed the potential of hundreds of thousands of South Africans by following a learning-by-doing programme. Central in the Scouting programme is the continuous transference of values such as honesty, loyalty, responsibility and respect; all aimed at empowering the youth to govern their own individual behaviour and to develop strong leadership skills that will equip them to be of service to others and to their communities. All youth (boys and girls) aged seven to 35 are eligible to join. Our adult leaders are all volunteers. Currently, 90% of the 190 000 members come from townships and rural areas. SSA’s programmes address the objectives set out in the National Development Plan. Scouting complements the school and family roles and fills unmet needs by: • Equipping youth with practical leadership, communication and vocational skills to embrace future education and career opportunities • Combating poverty and addressing hunger alleviation through agricultural skills development • Developing youth to be positive citizens and contributors to their communities and country • Enhancing HIV/Aids awareness and first-aid capabilities • Enhancing environmental consciousness through interventions and projects • Providing positive peer-pressure and role models for youth • Building self-esteem and confidence • Promoting a culture of peace SSA is a recognised National Scout Organisation, affiliated to the World Organisation of the Scout Movement and is registered as a non-profit organisation. Support your local community Does your CSI policy address supporting local communities? For R1 680 annually you can assist a group of 40 youth in developing the skills required to succeed in their professional and private lives. To help, please contact SSA CEO Ms Milly Siebrits at ceo@scouts.org.za, or find more information about Scouting in South Africa on www.scouts.org.za GAVIN WITHERS PHOTOGRAPHY

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