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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

FOCUS Sectoral strengths

FOCUS Sectoral strengths of South African provinces SECTORAL STRENGTHS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S PROVINCES A wide variety of investments are available. Gauteng: • Financial and business services • Information and communications technology • Transport and logistics • Basic iron and steel, steel products • Fabricated metal products • Motor vehicles, parts and accessories • Appliances • Machinery and equipment • Chemical products, pharmaceuticals North West: • Agro-processing • Mining • Agriculture and agro-processing • Tourism • Metal products • Machinery and equipment • Renewable energy (solar) Northern Cape: • Mining • Agriculture and agro-processing • Fisheries and aquaculture • Renewable energy (solar, wind) • Jewellery manufacturing Limpopo: • Mining • Fertilisers • Tourism • Agriculture • Agro-processing • Energy, including renewables (solar) Mpumalanga: • Mining • Tourism • Forestry, paper and paper products, wood and wood products • Agriculture and agroprocessing • Metal products FOCUS KwaZulu-Natal: • Transport and logistics • Tourism • Motor vehicles, parts and accessories • Petrochemicals • Aluminium • Clothing and textiles • Machinery and equipment • Agriculture and agroprocessing • Forestry, pulp and paper, wood and wood products Western Cape: • Tourism • Financial and business services • Transport and logistics • ICT • Agriculture and agro-processing • Fisheries and aquaculture • Petrochemicals • Basic iron and steel • Clothing and textiles • Renewable energy (solar, wind) Free State: • Agriculture and agro-processing • Mining • Petrochemicals • Machinery and equipment • Tourism Eastern Cape: • Motor vehicles, parts and accessories • Forestry, wood and wood products • Clothing and textiles • Pharmaceuticals • Leather and leather products • Tourism • Renewable energy (wind) Source: Industrial Development Corporation (IDC); The Case for Investing in South Africa, Executive Summary Source: Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) (South African Investment Conference, 2018). Page | 40 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2021 20 23 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2020

Gert Sibande District Municipality A national leader in job creation through the EPWP programme. PROFILE Executive Mayor Councillor Muzi Chirwa Gert Sibande District Municipality received an unqualified audit opinion from the Auditor-General for the 2018/19 financial year for the second consecutive year. Running a clean municipality in terms of financial management and governance has been a priority for the current administration since coming into office in 2016. Gert Sibande District Municipality (GSDM) has a comprehensive and credible Integrated Development Plan. The 2020/21 IDP document is in line with the Municipal Systems Act which makes community participation in the affairs of the municipality a legal obligation. The municipality has been consultative and transparent in its approach. GSDM cannot govern alone; the developmental agenda must be determined by residents. The impact of Covid-19 has put a huge strain on the economy. Having been placed as a leading district in South Africa in terms of job creation through the EPWP programme, GSDM commits to grow this programme and to find more innovative ways to create sustainable and dignified jobs. Further interventions are planned in the agricultural and forestry sector, informal traders, construction, manufacturing, mining and the tourism industry as we rejuvenate our economy and the realise the economic freedom for our people. Gert Sibande District Municipality is the largest of the three districts in Mpumalanga Province at 31 841km², covering 40% of the province’s land mass. According to Stats SA, Gert Sibande’s population increased from 1 043 194 in 2011 to 1 135 409 people in 2016. This makes it the smallest district in population. Name of Local Main Admin Area Population Municipality Location (km²) Size (2016) Chief Albert Luthuli Carolina 5 559 187 630 Dipaleseng Balfour 2 616 45 232 Dr Pixley Isaka Ka Seme Volksrust 5 227 85 395 Govan Mbeki Secunda 2 955 340 091 Lekwa Standerton 4 585 123 419 Mkhondo Piet Retief 4 882 189 036 Msukaligwa Ermelo 6 017 164 608 Vision A community-driven district of excellence and development. Mission To support and coordinate our local municipalities to provide excellent services and development. Contact details Tel: +27 17 801 7000 Email: | Website: Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @GertSibandeDM 105 21 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2021

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