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Western Cape Business 2018 edition

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  • Nedbank
  • Sectors
  • Growth
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Africa
  • Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Opportunities
  • Energy
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  • Wesgro
  • Vodacom
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  • Business
  • Tourism
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  • 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, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.


ADVERTORIAL Nedbank’s innovation journey takes clients into the 21st century Dr Fayzel Omar, Nedbank Provincial General Manager of the Western Cape, is confident his PhD in Business Administration will empower him with the knowledge he requires to keep abreast of the latest developments in the banking industry. Banking cluster has 90 business managers located across the province who specialise in commercial industries and the agricultural sector. ‘At Nedbank Business Banking we believe you need a financial partner that not only understands your circumstances and aspirations, but which also provides you with relevant solutions and a banking experience that is hassle-free. This allows you to concentrate on what’s most important to you – running your business,’ says Omar. Omar is passionate about his vision for Western Cape business owners and entrepreneurs who seek a unique banking experience, and he explains how Nedbank will support and grow businesses and retail clients in the Western Cape. In view of the vast geography of the province his teams are spread across eight regions. Each region is led by a skilled regional manager, who is supported by teams and product specialists across the integrated business channels of business banking, small-business services and retail banking. Nedbank’s decentralised Business Since 2012 Nedbank has launched several first-to-market innovations, such as the awardwinning Nedbank App Suite, the home loan online digital channel and Market Edge, as well as the branch of the future concept in communities locally and nationally. 'Working with communities is entrenched in our values through community development, skills development, education and job creation, as well as environmental conservation. 'These play a vital role in building a sustainable economy and vibrant society. We believe our fast-growing presence in communities goes a long way in enabling greater financial inclusion while contributing towards economic growth,' says Omar.

ADVERTORIAL To take your business to the next level or to obtain more information about Nedbank’s specialised service offering please call the Business Banking team on +27 (0)21 412 3000 or visit And the innovation journey that ensures greater value for clients just goes on. On 2 November 2017 the bank launched the Nedbank Money app, which allows clients to manage accounts, make payments and change their credit or debit card settings from their smartphone. Nedbank Money allows clients to make instant payments to anyone on their smartphone’s contact list, regardless of whether the recipient is a Nedbank client. Nedbank has also launched a new payments app – Karri – to simplify school payments to help teachers, parents and children. Karri uses a builtfor-purpose mobile payment application to make payments to schools for events such as civvies days easy and secure. In November 2016 Nedbank launched an interactive ATM – a first for Africa – giving clients access to live teller services by video, at any time, right from the machine. ‘This ATM also responds to the growing trend and need for business and individual clients to make large deposits and withdrawals at unconventional business hours.’ These are just more ways in which Nedbank continues to simplify banking and make it work for the good of businesses and communities. ‘AT NEDBANK BUSINESS BANKING WE BELIEVE YOU NEED A FINANCIAL PARTNER THAT NOT ONLY UNDERSTANDS YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND ASPIRATIONS, BUT WHICH ALSO PROVIDES YOU WITH RELEVANT SOLUTIONS AND A BANKING EXPERIENCE THAT IS HASSLE- FREE. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO CONCENTRATE ON WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU – RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS.’

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