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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

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Provinces of South Africa A snapshot of South Africa’s nine provinces. Eastern Cape Capital: Bhisho Main towns: Port Elizabeth, East London, Uitenhage, Graaff-Reinet, Mthatha, Grahamstown (Makhanda). Population: 6 916 200 (2015) Area: 168 966km² (13.8% of South Africa) Premier: Phumulo Godfrey Masualle (ANC) Key sectors: Automotive, agriculture, agri-processing, forestry, finance, retail, tourism, renewable energy. Infrastructure: Coega Industrial Development Zone, East London Industrial Development Zone, ports of East London, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura, airports at Port Elizabeth and East London. Notable tourism assets: Addo Elephant National Park, Mountain Zebra National Park, Wild Coast, Jeffreys Bay, National Arts Festival. Provincial government website: www.ecprov.gov.za Eastern Cape Development Corporation: www.ecdc.co.za Free State Capital: Bloemfontein Main towns: Welkom, Sasolburg, Parys, Kroonstad Population: 2 817 900 (2015) Area: 129 825km² (10.6% of South Africa) Premier: Sefora Hixsonia Ntombela (ANC) Key sectors: Agriculture, agri-processing, chemical manufacturing, mining, transport and logistics. Infrastructure: Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone, Braam Fischer International Airport, University of Free State, Central University of Technology, N8 Corridor. Notable tourism assets: Vaal River, Gariep Dam, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Cherry Festival, Mangaung African Cultural Festival (Macufe). Provincial government website: www.freestateonline.fs.gov.za Free State Development Corporation: www.fdc.co.za

Gauteng Capital: Johannesburg Main towns: Tshwane (including Pretoria), Ekurhuleni, Vanderbijlpark, Roodepoort Population: 13 200 300 (2015) Area: 18 178km² (1.5% of South Africa) Premier: David Makhura (ANC) Key sectors: Financial and banking, manufacturing, trade, creative industries, media. Infrastructure: OR Tambo International Airport, Gautrain, major universities and research institutions, large convention centres, FNB Stadium (Soccer City). Notable tourism assets: Cradle of Humankind, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Magaliesberg, Soweto tours, Dinokeng. Provincial government website: www.gauteng.gov.za Gauteng Growth and Development Agency: www.ggda.co.za KwaZulu-Natal Capital: Pietermaritzburg Main towns: Durban, Newcastle, Ballito, Port Shepstone, Empangeni, Ulundi. Population: 10 919 100 (2015) Area: 125 755km² (7.7% of South Africa) Premier: Willies Mchunu (ANC) Key sectors: Chemicals, dissolving pulp manufacture, sugar, forestry, automotive, textiles and footwear, mining, oil and gas, logistics. Infrastructure: King Shaka International Airport, Dube TradePort, Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone, ports of Richards Bay and Durban, Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex. Notable tourism assets: Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, the Drakensberg mountains, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Durban beaches, South Coast, Zulu cultural heritage, historical battlefields. Provincial government website: www.kznonline.gov.za Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal: www.tikzn.co.za

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