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Welcome to the ninth 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. This issue has a focus on economic recovery plans which have been put in place to tackle the challenges thrown up by the global Covid-19 pandemic. National government’s focus on infrastructure and the use of Special Economic Zones is highlighted, together with a feature on the nascent maritime economy. 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. 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.globalafricanetwork.com.

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CONTENTS CONTENTS South African Business 2021 Edition Introduction Foreword 8 A unique guide to business and investment in South Africa. Special features An economic overview of South Africa 10 Building a more sustainable future while reducing debt will require great skill from the country’s leaders. Provinces of South Africa 16 A snapshot of South Africa’s nine provinces. Building infrastructure is a presidential priority 22 Projects worth R340-billion have been gazetted for implementation. The Maritime Economy offers blue water opportunities 32 Contribution to GDP could rise to R177-billion by 2033. Economic sectors Agriculture 40 Berry production is up as exports rise. Mining 44 Exploration is the next frontier. Energy 56 Solar and wind projects are regularly coming onstream. ICT 61 Data centres are booming. Oil, gas and petrochemicals 62 Exploration for gas off the south-eastern coast is hotting up. SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2021 4

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