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Western Cape Business 2021

  • Text
  • Tourism
  • Renewables
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Business
  • Investment
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Agriculture
  • Port
  • Overview
  • Economic
  • Manufacturing
  • Nedbank
  • Provincial
  • African
  • Banking
  • Sector
  • Western
  • Cape
The 2021 edition of Western Cape Business is the 14th 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. The Western Cape has several investment and business opportunities. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, a special feature on thriving agricultural exports gives insight into the details of what fruits and wines go where. An interview with the Port Manager of the Port of Cape Town provides more understanding of the scale of the logistics operation that is a major port. Another special feature examines the City of Cape Town as a national headquarters for the thriving asset management sector. The cover picture reflects an exciting new find of gas condensate off the south-eastern coast, a potential game-changer for the Western Cape and South African economies. This new development is covered in the overview of the oil and gas sector.

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INDEX INDEX Absa...................................................................................................................................................................................IFC Africa Biomass Company (ABC).....................................................................................................................5, 10 Airlink............................................................................................................................................................................. OBC Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry......................................................................................... 2-3, IBC College of Cape Town............................................................................................................................... 11, 42-43 Nedbank.................................................................................................................................................................... 18-23 Petroleum Agency South Africa................................................................................................................. 32-33 Vinpro.................................................................................................................................................................................15 Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum (WECBOF)..................................................................13 WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021 48

The Voice of Business for 217 years The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry brings people and businesses together. The business community also needs a voice. Since 1804 we have provided it and our voice matters. We lobby with integrity. We are independent. We are not affiliated to any political party nor any organisation. We monitor legislation that could affect business interests and submit evidence to Parliamentary standing committees or other authorities. The Chamber leverages media releases, radio interviews and letters to newspapers to alert the public to the likely undesired consequences of legislation and official policies. Executive Director Sid Peimer After more than two centuries of service to business, two industrial revolutions and another one upon us, the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry knows one thing has not changed – business is still driven by people who are smart, dynamic and innovative. Businessmen and women have a need to talk to others, meet people to work with, to earn from and generate the excitement of a shared vision. The Chamber offers this and much more – it is literally Where Opportunity Meets. Sharing Information Bringing people together is a core function of the Chamber. We hold seminars and workshops to share information and where experts can provide a deeper understanding of issues that affect businesses. In addition, we host conferences, exhibitions, coffee club mornings and landmark events like International Women’s Day and the Disability Summit. Our international trade desk is often the first stop for visiting trade missions and delegations. To support local industry we run seminars to facilitate international trade and arrange for foreign delegations to meet our members. We also issue certificates of origin for exporters and host a Port Liaison Forum where problems with sea freight are discussed and are often solved. Our portfolio committees are specialist forums for numerous sectors, including commerce, industry and agriculture where we invite experts to give members the latest information on developments to enhance their business operations. Staying connected It is apparent that we have never been as technologically connected as we are today, yet we have never been as socially disconnected. The Chamber is the glue that binds us together. ■

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