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South African Business 2021

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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


CONTENTS Water 66 Infrastructure spending will have to be consistently high. Engineering 70 Many engineering groups are selling off assets. Construction and property 72 Logistics property is strongly placed for growth. Manufacturing 74 TFG plans to double manufacturing capacity.. Food and beverages 76 Starch mills are changing hands. Automotive 78 The automotive sector makes up a third of South Africa’s manufacturing capacity. Transport and logistics 80 Decongestion of ports is a priority. Tourism and events 82 The MICE sector faces special challenges. Banking and financial services 84 Investors are getting behind fintech. Development finance and SMME support 86 A new fund aims to make R5-billion available at a fair price. References Key sector contents 38 Overviews of the main economic sectors of South Africa. Index 88 ABOUT THE COVER: Sasol One at Sasolburg was established in 1950 and converted from coal gasification in 2004. It now uses more efficient natural gas in its production processes of products such as ammonia, ammonium nitrate, catalyst, ethylene, mining chemicals, phenolics, solvents and wax. With more than 25 000 employees, Sasol is a global integrated chemicals and energy company active in 33 countries. SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2021 6

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