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Western Cape Business 2021

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  • Tourism
  • Renewables
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Business
  • Investment
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Agriculture
  • Port
  • Overview
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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.


CONTENTS CONTENTS Western Cape Business 2021 Edition Introduction Foreword 7 Western Cape Business is a unique guide to business, tourism and investment in the Western Cape. Special features Regional overview of the Western Cape 8 The Western Cape’s lead in technology is giving it the edge in a number of other sectors as it sets its sights on improving energy supply and rail transport. The agricultural export basket is expanding 12 The Western Cape’s latest agricultural export is a hi-tech machine. Cape Town is South Africa’s asset management capital 16 The strength and diversity of the Cape’s financial services underpins a vibrant sector. Economic sectors Maritime and fishing 26 New opportunities are opening up in manufacturing and servicing. Oil and gas 30 Gas finds off the Southern Cape coast have vast potential. Energy 34 The Western Cape wants a bigger role for cities in the energy sector. Manufacturing 36 TFG plans to double manufacturing output. WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021 4

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