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South African Business 2023

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A unique guide to business and investment in South Africa. Welcome to the 11th 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, supported by a website at www. A special feature in this journal focusses on the importance of partnerships as the way forward for the country’s growing number of Special Economic Zones. There are now SEZs in eight provinces and collaboration between the private sector and government and its agencies is proving a crucial element in pursuing the goal of industrializing the South African economy. These zones intended as catalysts for economic growth in established sectors and in stimulating new industries. Regular pages cover all the main economic sectors of the South African economy and give a snapshot of each of the country’s provinces. The fact that South Africa’s law-enforcement agencies are arresting people alleged to have been involved in state capture and the Reserve Bank has started freezing assets in other matters leads the national overview because business can’t function properly without the rule of law. 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 These unique titles are supported by a monthly business e-newsletter with a circulation of over 35 000. Journal of African Business joined the Global African Network stable of publications as an annual in 2020 and is now published quarterly.


SPECIAL FEATURE Geographical focus SEZs are located in areas with particular resources and historical sectoral strengths. The relevant SEZ is geared to serve, support and encourage development of those resources and sectors. There are currently 15 Special Economic Zones in eight provinces. Some of the zones are in the process of being officially proclaimed as SEZs. Province: Limpopo Name: Musina-Makhado SEZ SEZ status: Approved Focus: Light industrial, agroprocessing, metallurgical, mineral beneficiation, solar power Province: Limpopo Name: Fetakgomo-Tubatse SEZ SEZ status: Pending Focus: Green energy, hydrogen, mining inputs, mineral beneficiation Province: Gauteng Name: Vaal SEZ SEZ status: Pending Focus: Logistics, agriculture and agro-processing, tourism, alternate energy (solar, battery storage, hydrogen) Province: Gauteng Name: OR Tambo International Airport (Gauteng IDZ) SEZ status: Approved Focus: Beneficiation of precious metals and minerals sector, light, high-margin, export-oriented manufacturing Province: Gauteng Name: Tshwane Automotive SEZ SEZ status: Approved Focus: Automotive, automotive components, manufacturing, export manufacturing Province: Mpumalanga Name: Nkomazi SEZ SEZ Status: Approved Focus: Strategic location on Maputo Corridor is major selling point; logistics, agro-processing, manufacturing, nutraceuticals, fertiliser products Province: Free State Name: Maluti-A-Phofung SEZ SEZ status: Approved Focus: Located on N3 highway; logistics, manufacturing, agro-processing Province: KwaZulu-Natal Name: Richards Bay IDZ SEZ status: Approved Focus: Export-oriented manufacturing, storage and manufacture of minerals to boost beneficiation, techno-parks Province: KwaZulu-Natal Name: Dube TradePort SEZ status: Approved Focus: Industry, cargo-handling and logistics, agro-processing, telecommunications Province: Eastern Cape Name: East London IDZ SEZ status: Approved Focus: Automotive, agroprocessing, aqua-culture Province: Eastern Cape Name: Coega SEZ SEZ status: Approved Focus: Automotive, agroprocessing, aquaculture, energy, metals, logistics and business process services (BPO) Province: Western Cape Name: Atlantis SEZ SEZ status: Approved Focus: Green Tech, including automotive components and components for wind turbines, solar panels and green building materials Province: Western Cape Name: Saldanha Bay IDZ SEZ status: Approved Focus: Oil, gas and marine repair, engineering and logistics services complex, fabrication Province: Northern Cape Name: Namakwa SEZ SEZ status: Pending Focus: Downstream activities from proposed zinc smelter, mineral beneficiation, construction, green energy, petrochemicals, transport Province: Northern Cape Name: Upington IDZ SEZ status: Pending Focus: Renewable energy, aviation, automotive, agro-processing

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