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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 7% 6% 5% 4% 3% 2% 1% 0 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 CPI (percentages from 2011 to 2016) PPI (percentages from 2011 to 2016) denotes data for September 2016 rather than the average for the full year. ** Inflation rate 2011 to 2016 SOURCE: WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA Mineral products 20.41% Precious metals 18.24% Vehicles, aircraft and vessels 12.57% Products iron and steel 12.02% Machinery 9.69% Chemicals 6.47% Vegetables (including fruit, nuts and cereals) 4.96% Prepared foodstuff (including beverages) 4.29% Plastic and rubber 2.11% Wood pulp and paper 1.92% South Africa’s top 10 export commodity categories: 2015 SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN REVENUE SERVICE WWW.SARS.GOV.ZA Machinery 25.02% Mineral products 16.12% Vehicles, aircraft and vessels 10.4% Chemicals 10.37% Equipment components 7.3% Products iron and steel 5.54% Plastic and rubber 4.13% Textiles 3.72% Prepared foodstuff (including beverages) 2.93% Photographic, medical equipment 2.71% South Africa’s top 10 import commodity categories: 2015 SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN REVENUE SERVICE WWW.SARS.GOV.ZA WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017 46

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking FOCUS Nedbank is banking on relationships with corporate clients. Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking provides expert banking services, funding and transactional banking capabilities to corporate clients. Its solutions are customised to suit the needs of each client and the division is committed to providing excellent client service – a commitment that is confirmed by the high ratings consistently provided by client surveys. “We are a relationship-driven business, focused on JSE-listed companies, large unlisted companies, branches or subsidiaries of inbound multinational entities and public sector entities at national, provincial and local government level. The Coastal region incorporates the Durban and Cape Town offices, with clients from Saldanha Bay in the west to Richards Bay in the east,” says Alistair Pearce, Divisional Executive of Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking. “In the Cape, we have two offices and focus mainly on the life assurance, retail, media, asset management and oil industries, the consumer goods and food sectors, and the public sector – the latter being a sector we’re targeting for substantial growth.” What we do differently The division provides a differentiated client value proposition, based on established relationships and an in-depth understanding of its clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate. It provides a fullservice wholesale banking offering – including lending, deposit-taking, transactional banking, global trade services and asset finance – by way of dedicated corporate bankers who are primarily responsible for dealing with corporate clients. Specific solutions The division provides a variety of funding solutions amounting to between R50-million and several billion rand from short-term and working capital facilities, trade finance and letters of credit and guarantees, to vanilla and complex term debt structures by way of bilateral, club and syndicated transactions, the issuance of corporate paper and other debt instruments. Leveraged buyouts (LBOs) and management buyouts (MBOs) are also funded, with Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking acting as lead arranger, coarranger or facility agent. Transactional banking offers full-spectrum domestic-clearing bank services, including current accounts, cash management and electronic banking, through its scalable Internet-based NetBank Business system, its high-volume host-to-host platform, Corporate Payments System, and a full range of cross-border and international transactions. The deposit-taking franchise is strong, with a range of tenor-linked investment offerings paying interest rates, linked to a range of instruments. Commitment to the community “As part of the Nedbank Group, we are committed to making a difference in the community in which we operate and, through the Nedbank Foundation, contribute to a number of educational causes. We are especially proud of our Western Cape essay writing competition in partnership with the Western Cape Government”. For more information on Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking contact Alistair Pearce, Divisional Executive on tel: +27 21 416 6825 or email: 47 WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017

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