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Western Cape Business 2017 edition

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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.

SPECIAL FEATURE South

SPECIAL FEATURE South African economy at a glance Insight into the performance of the South African economy is provided through these graphical representations of key statistics. ZIMBABWE NAMIBIA BOTSWANA Limpopo 0.9% (7.1%) MOZAMBIQUE North West -3.6% (6.5%) Gauteng 2.1% (34.3%) Mpumalanga 2.7% (7.5%) SWAZI- LAND Northern Cape 2.8% (2.1%) Free State 1.8% (5%) LESOTHO KwaZulu- Natal 2.3% (16.1%) Western Cape 2.0% (13.6%) Eastern Cape 1.0% (7.6%) SA GDP: Percentage of growth per province (2014) and percentage contribution to national GDP (figures in brackets). SOURCE: STATS SA WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA PROVINCE CAPITAL PREMIER POPULATION (2015) AREA GRP BILLION RAND Eastern Cape Bhisho Phumulo Masualle 6 916 200 168 966km 2 R289.9 Free State Bloemfontein Elias Sekgobelo "Ace" Magashule 2 817 900 129 825km 2 R189.1 Gauteng Johannesburg David Makhura 13 200 300 18 178km 2 R1 305.6 KwaZulu- Natal Pietermaritzburg Willies Mchunu 10 919 100 94 361km 2 R610.1 Limpopo Polokwane Stanley Mathabatha 5 726 800 125 754km 2 R271.5 Mpumalanga Mbombela David Mabuza 4 283 900 76 495km 2 R284.2 North West Mahikeng Supra Mahumapelo 3 707 000 104 882km 2 R249.5 Northern Cape Kimberley Sylvia Lucas 1 185 600 372 889km 2 R79.9 Western Cape Cape Town Helen Zille 6 200 100 129 462km ² R518.1 Snapshot of South Africa’s provinces SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATION’S SOUTH AFRICA SURVEY 2016 AS REPORTED ON BUSINESSTECH.CO.ZA WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017 44

SPECIAL FEATURE How South Africa’s economy performed in 2015. * * PRELIMINARY RESULTS | SOURCE: GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, 4TH QUARTER 2015 | WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA SECTOR LP MP GP NW KZN FS NC EC WC Agriculture 2.5 2.8 0.4 2.1 3.8 4.3 6.0 7.5 3.5 Mining 29.4 24.9 3.3 33.6 1.9 13.3 26.7 0.2 0.3 Manufacturing 2.5 11.5 13.5 4.4 15.8 8.5 2.1 12.2 11.8 Electricity 2.8 5.4 2.4 1.4 2.5 3.1 3.0 1.4 2.0 Construction 2.5 3.3 4.3 2.6 3.0 2.0 1.6 2.1 4.3 Wholesale 10.8 10.3 14.2 9.3 15.5 12.3 9.9 14.7 17.0 Transport 5.4 5.8 8.3 6.1 11.9 7.1 7.8 7.9 9.1 Finances 14.0 10.9 22.8 11.1 16.5 14.2 11.6 18.6 26.6 Personal Services Government Services 3.8 4.3 3.6 7.0 5.8 10.2 8.1 9.1 5.1 16.0 10.5 17.0 12.1 13.3 14.7 12.8 22.0 10.2 Taxes 10.3 10.3 10.1 10.3 10.0 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.0 Gross Domestic Product by province, percentage contribution. SOURCE: STATS SA WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA/?PAGE_ID=735&ID=1 45 WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017

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