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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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Use of public roads for sport or filming purposes Members of the public can apply to use a public road for sport or filming purposes. The applicable permit application depends on whether the road is a municipal road or a provincial road. MUNICIPAL ROADS The City of Cape Town handles applications for film shoots, photo shoots and sports events on municipal streets, roads, sidewalks and road verges. The production company or applicant must ensure that normal pedestrian and vehicle access is possible at all times other than when filming actually takes place, unless the permit allows dedicated use of a specific area. If the applicant would like a road to be closed, an alternate route must be available. City of Cape Town Events Office Tel: 021 417 4035 Email: events.permit@capetown.gov.za PROVINCIAL ROADS Applications to use a provincial road for film shoot, photo shoot or sport purposes must be submitted to the Directorate: Transport Administration and Licensing in the Department of Transport and Public Works. An application fee must be paid. The event must be confirmed at least one week in advance of any filming. An application for filming permission must contain the following information: • The roads and exact locations that the applicant would like to use; • The times and dates of filming; • The script of the scene to be filmed there; • What the set will consist of; • The number of crew and vehicles involved in the film shoot; • Any deviations from the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (for example, exceeding the speed limit, or driving on the wrong side of the road); and • Information about whether a helicopter will be used during filming. The application will be referred to the relevant provincial traffic centre which will provide traffic assistance if necessary. Closure of provincial roads may not interfere with the flow of traffic for more than ten minutes at a time. At the end of the shoot, an invoice for the traffic assistance will be issued. Department of Transport and Public Works Directorate: Transport Administration and Licensing Tel: 021 483 2075/4177/5397/2406 Application fees to use provincial roads R80 - Administration fee R4 400 - Filming application R1 100 - Photo shoot application

FOCUS Member-oriented scheme makes medical aid affordable. Selfmed Medical Scheme is one of the oldest medical schemes in South Africa, having been established more than 50 years ago. Affordability is a key component of Selfmed's offering. As Christo Becker, Principal Officer of Selfmed, says, “We pride ourselves in bringing affordable options to the South African market and making medical aid Christo Becker more accessible.” Selfmed has six medical aid options: • SelfNET Essential: an entry-level product is the most affordable as it covers a narrow band of benefits. • SelfNET: one level up from the Essential option with more benefits and medical cover. • MedXX1: a hospital plan that extends beyond the prescribed minimum benefits and pays out at 100% of scheme rates for covered in-hospital treatment and in-hospital doctor’s consultations. • Selfsure: an option that provides in-hospital and out-of-hospital benefits and is a great choice for a family with young children. • Med Elite: a broader hospital plan that covers additional conditions including greater coverage for oncology expenses, hip, knee and back operations. • Selfmed 80%: 80% of bills relating to a wide range of conditions are covered. Selfmed prides itself on having a very strong member focus. Becker, who has previously worked as a paramedic and a hospital manager believes, “All of us share the passion and we want to ensure our members receive good healthcare.” Becker believes that the recent White Paper related to the planned National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme did not address a number of issues. He says, “We all support the idea that healthcare should be accessible to all,” but issues not tackled include what the basket of care will look like and who will provide the care. He notes that the parameters of the NHI will likely change during its implementation. Becker is upbeat about the state of the South African healthcare system in the international context, and supports a collaborative approach to tackling the future of healthcare. He says: “I believe that the private healthcare system in South Africa – private medical care and medical insurance – is equal to the best in the world. Many of our doctors and medical professionals go overseas for training or to attend medical conferences and we have some of the most advanced medical equipment in the world in our private hospitals. “Furthermore, in countries like the USA, medical care is far more expensive than it generally is in South Africa. Ideally, representatives of the entire healthcare industry here should get together to discuss challenges and collaborate on viable ways to solve these so that quality healthcare can be made accessible to more people.” www.selfmed.co.za 25 WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018

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