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Western Cape Business 2017 edition

  • Text
  • Agriculture
  • Maritime
  • Development
  • Gan
  • Network
  • Cape
  • Africa
  • Government
  • Business
  • Economy
  • Investment
  • Business
  • African
  • Sector
  • Banking
  • Provincial
  • Economic
  • Municipality
The 2017 edition of Western Cape Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2005, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the Western Cape province. The Western Cape has numerous promising investment and business opportunities and this issue includes contributions from Alan Winde (Minister of Economic Opportunities for the Western Cape Government), interviews with Ryan Ravens (CEO of Accelerate Cape Town), Arifa Parkar (Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum CEO), Wesgro CEO Tim Harris and Lance Greyling (Invest Cape Town) as well as contributions from various business leaders. In addition, you will also find comprehensive features on all the key sectors in the Western Cape.

A REGIONAL OVERVIEW OF

A REGIONAL OVERVIEW OF THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Tourism and technology are boosting the Western Cape economy and Brexit offers new opportunities for exporters. The Western Cape straddles the west and south-eastern coastlines of South Africa. The province’s southernmost point is Agulhas, which is also the southern tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Trade with Europe (including Britain) has long been the mainstay of the Western Cape’s export income. The top three destinations in 2013 (the Netherlands, the UK and Germany) combined to import R17.2-billion worth of Western Cape goods. The European Union (EU) signed an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in June 2016 that included some very good news for the Western Cape. For example, dairy products would attract no duty, a range of geographic indicators (including Karoo lamb and rooibos) were accepted,

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