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Western Cape Business 2018 edition

  • Text
  • Nedbank
  • Sectors
  • Growth
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Africa
  • Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Opportunities
  • Energy
  • Development
  • Wesgro
  • Vodacom
  • Investment
  • Cape
  • Business
  • Tourism
  • Economic
  • Municipality
The 2018 edition of Western Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2005, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Western Cape. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on the growth of tourism (spurred by an innovative programme designed to create more direct flights to Cape Town), medical technology as a growth sector and the pursuit of excellence that drives the Cape Winemakers Guild. The journal contains a message from Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, and contributions from significant business leaders from Accelerate Cape Town, the Cape Chamber of Commerce and the Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum. An interview with Tim Harris, Wesgro’s CEO, reveals some of the recipe for the province’s economic success. Updated information on the Western Cape is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at www.globalafricanetwork.com, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.

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CONTENTS Record tourist numbers and glittering new attractions 36 Cape Town International Airport hosted 10-million arrivals and the Zeitz Museum promises to attract even more tourists. Medical innovation is solving complex problems 50 Heart valves and posture support wheelchairs are among the Cape’s exciting new inventions. Economic sectors Agriculture 76 Seven of the Cape’s biggest exports are agricultural. Wine and grapes 78 Exports are still strong despite the drought. Mining 84 Uranium is under the spotlight in the Karoo. Oil and gas 85 New terminals and increased storage capacity have boosted the sector. Energy 90 Renewable energy and nuclear power are in the mix. Fishing 94 Fishing companies are listing. Water 95 Desalination plants are under construction. Manufacturing 98 Steady growth in predicted in this diverse sector. Construction and property 100 Affordable accommodation is on the agenda of developers. WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018 8

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