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The 2023 Guide to Business and Investment in South Africa.

SPECIAL FEATURE

SPECIAL FEATURE Provinces of South Africa A snapshot of South Africa’s nine provinces. Eastern Cape Capital: Bhisho Main towns: Port Gqeberha Elizabeth, (formerly East London, Port Elizabeth), Uitenhage, East London, Graaff- Reinet, Kariega Mthatha, (formerly Grahamstown Uitenhage), (Makhanda) Graaff-Reinet, Mthatha, Makhanda Population: 6 916 200 (2015) Area: 168 966km² (13.8% of South Africa) Premier: Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane (ANC) Key sectors: Automotive, agriculture, agri-processing, agro-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 Gqeberha Elizabeth and and East East London. 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, agro-processing, chemical manufacturing, mining, transport and logistics. Infrastructure: Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone, Bram Fischer International Airport, University of the 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 Panyaza Makhura Lesufi (ANC) Key sectors: Financial and banking, banking, manufacturing, manufacturing, trade, creative trade, creative industries, industries, media. media. Infrastructure: OR Tambo International Airport, Gautrain, Vaal Special major Economic universities Zone, Gautrain, and research major institutions, universities and large research convention institutions, large FNB convention Stadium (Soccer centres, City). centres, FNB Stadium (Soccer City). Notable tourism assets: Cradle of Humankind, Notable tourism Apartheid assets: Museum, Cradle of Constitution Humankind, Hill, Apartheid Magaliesberg, Museum, Soweto Constitution tours, Hill, Dinokeng. Magaliesberg, Soweto tours, Dinokeng. Provincial government website: www.gauteng.gov.za Provincial government website: Gauteng www.gauteng.gov.za Growth and Development Gauteng Growth Agency: and Development Agency: www.ggda.co.za www.ggda.co.za SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2021 2020 2023 16 20 12

SPECIAL FEATURE SPECIAL SPECIAL FEATURE FEATURE KwaZulu-Natal Capital: Pietermaritzburg Main towns: Durban, Newcastle, Ballito, Port Shepstone, Empangeni, Ulundi Population: 10 919100 100 (2015) Area: 125 755km² (7.7% of of South South Africa) Africa) Premier: Premier: Nomusa Dube-Ncube (ANC) Sihle Zikalala (ANC) Key sectors: Chemicals, dissolving Key pulp sectors: manufacture, Chemicals, sugar, dissolving forestry, pulp automotive, manufacture, textiles sugar, and forestry, footwear, automotive, mining, oil textiles and gas, and logistics. footwear, mining, Infrastructure: oil and gas, King logistics. Shaka Infrastructure: International King Airport, Shaka Dube International TradePort, Richards Airport, Dube Bay Industrial TradePort, Richards Development Bay Industrial Zone, Development ports of Zone, Richards ports Bay of Richards and Durban, Bay and Albert Durban, Luthuli International Albert Luthuli International Convention Convention Centre Complex. Centre Complex. Notable Notable tourism tourism assets: assets: HluhluweiMfolozi HluhluweiMfolozi Park, Park, the the Drakensberg Drakensberg mountains, mountains, iSimangilso iSimangaliso Wetlands Wetland Park, Park, Durban Durban beaches, beaches, South South Coast, Zulu Coast, cultural Zulu heritage, cultural historical heritage, historical battlefields. battlefields. Provincial government website: Provincial government website: www.kznonline.gov.za www.kznonline.gov.za Trade and Investment KwaZulu- Trade and Investment KwaZulu- Natal: www.tikzn.co.za Natal: www.tikzn.co.za Limpopo Capital: Polokwane Main towns: Musina, Ba-Phalabora, Ba-Phalabora, Bela-Bela, Steelpoort, Bela-Bela, Tzaneen, Steelpoort, Thohoyandou Tzaneen, Thohoyandou Population: 5 726 800 (2015) Area: 125 755km² (10.2% of of South South Africa) Africa) Premier: Premier: Chupu Stanley Mathabatha (ANC) Chupu Stanley Mathabatha (ANC) Key sectors: Mining, agriculture, Key tourism, sectors: logistics. Mining, agriculture, tourism, logistics. Infrastructure: Musina-Makhado Infrastructure: Special Economic Musina-Makhado Zone, Special Fetakgomo-Tubatse Economic Zone, Special N1 highway Economic and Zone, rail N1 network, highway new and Medupi rail network, power new station. Medupi power station. Notable Notable tourism tourism assets: assets: Kruger Kruger National National Park, Park, Mapungubwe Mapungubwe Heritage World Heritage Site, Makapans Site, Makapans Valley, Marula Valley, Marula Festival, Festival, Waterberg Waterberg Biosphere. Biosphere. Provincial government website: Provincial government website: www.limpopo.gov.za www.limpopo.gov.za Limpopo Economic Limpopo Economic Development Development Agency: Agency: www.lieda.gov.za www.lieda.gov.za Mpumalanga Capital: Mbombela Main towns: Emalahleni, Middelburg, Middelburg, Sabie, Sabie, Lydenburg Lydenburg Population: Population: 4 283 283 900 900 (2015) (2015) Area: 76 495km² (6.3% of Area: 76 495km² (6.3% South Africa) of South Africa) Premier: Refilwe Premier: Mtshweni-Tsipane (ANC) Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane (ANC) Key sectors: Agriculture, forestry, mining, steel manufacturing, petrochemicals, Key sectors: Agriculture, pulp and forestry, paper, power mining, generation, steel manufacturing, tourism. petrochemicals, pulp and paper, Infrastructure: power generation, Nkomazi tourism. Special Economic Infrastructure: Zone, Nkomazi Mbombela Special International Economic Zone, Fresh Mbombela Produce Market, International Maputo Fresh Development Produce Corridor, Market, Maputo Kruger Development Mpumalanga International Corridor, Kruger Airport. Mpumalanga International Airport. Notable tourism assets: Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Canyon, Barberton Barberton Makhonjwa Makhonjwa Mountains Mountains (a UNESCO World (a UNESCO Heritage World Site). Heritage Site). Provincial government website: Provincial www.mpumalanga.gov.za government website: www.mpumalanga.gov.za Mpumalanga Economic Growth Mpumalanga Agency: www.mega.gov.za Economic Growth Agency: www.mega.gov.za 21 13 17 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2020 2021 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2023

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