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North West Business 2018 edition

A unique guide to business, investment and Tourism in the North West, the 2018 edition of North West Business is the eighth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2009, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the North West Province. North West Business includes news and analysis of the most important economic sectors and interviews with some of the province’s active business leaders and investors. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition of the journal, updated information on the North West 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.

A unique guide to business, investment and Tourism in the North West, the 2018 edition of North West Business is the eighth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2009, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the North West Province.
North West Business includes news and analysis of the most important economic sectors and interviews with some of the province’s active business leaders and investors.
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NORTH WEST

BUSINESS

2018 EDITION

THE GUIDE TO BUSINESS

AND INVESTMENT IN

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

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CONTENTS

CONTENTS

North West Business 2018 Edition.

Introduction

Foreword4

North West Business is a unique guide to business,

investment and tourism in the province.

Special features

Regional overview of North West Province 8

New investors will help to diversify the regional

economy

Rustenburg revival 12

Rustenburg aims to build a new legacy.

The North West is becoming the conference

destination of choice 14

Research and training in tourism give the province a

competitive edge.

Economic sectors

Mining28

Platinum assets are changing hands.

Agriculture34

A solar-powered vegetable project is showing a

new way.

Energy36

North West is researching new energy sources.

Water38

New boreholes are being dug in rural areas.

Manufacturing39

Diversification is under the spotlight.

Education and training 40

NWU is a leader in innovative research.

Banking and financial services 42

New state banks are to be formed.

Development finance and SMME support 44

SMMEs in the North West are on a central supplier

base.

Government

North West Provincial Government 46

An overview of the North West provincial

government departments.

North West Local Government 47

An overview of the North West local

municipalities.

Reference

Sector contents 26

Index48

Maps

North West locator map. 11

North West provincial map. 11

North West municipal map. 11

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FOREWORD

North West Business

A unique guide to business, investment and

Tourism in the North West.

The 2018 edition of North West Business is the eighth issue

of this highly successful publication that, since its launch

in 2009, has established itself as the premier business and

investment guide to the North West Province.

North West Business includes news and analysis of the most important

economic sectors and interviews with some of the province’s

active business leaders and investors.

To complement the extensive local, national and international

distribution of the print edition of the journal, the full content can

also be viewed online at www.northwestbusiness.co.za. Updated

information on the North West is also available through our monthly

e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at www.gan.co.za, in

addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover

all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.

Chris Whales

Publisher, Global Africa Network Media

Email: chris@gan.co.za

CREDITS

Publisher: Chris Whales

Publishing director:

Robert Arendse

Editor: John Young

Online editor: Christoff Scholtz

Art director: Brent Meder

Design: Shanice Daniels

Production: Lizel Olivier

Ad sales: Sam Oliver,

Gabriel Venter, Jeremy Petersen,

Nigel Williams, Gavin van der

Merwe, Shiko Diala,

Sydwell Adonis, Joseph Gumbo,

Vanessa Wallace, Reginald

Motsoahae and Siya Sthunda

Managing director: Clive During

Administration & accounts:

Charlene Steynberg and

Natalie Koopman

Distribution and circulation

manager: Edward MacDonald

Printing: FA Print

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COPYRIGHT | North West Business is an independent publication published

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PHOTO CREDITS | COVER: Philip Mostert. Pictures supplied by flickr.

com, Madikwe Game Reserve, Sunimages, Anglo American, Wikimedia

Commons, Mapio, Elverma Nutritions, SATourism, North West Tourism,

and Pixabay.

DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty)

Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained

in North West Business is accurate and up-to-date, the publishers

make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, or

completeness of the information. Global Africa Network will not accept

responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or

any reliance placed on such information.

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Rustenburg Chamber of

Commerce

PROFILE

Striving towards a healthy community and business environment, economic stability and

growth, and becoming a truly world class city.

The Rustenburg Chamber of Commerce serves

as the voice of business in the Rustenburg area,

strives to create an environment for business to

thrive and offers talks and networking events for

members.

The RCOC is affiliated provincially to the North

West Business Forum (NWBF) and nationally to the

South African Chamber of Commerce (SACCI) and

the SBI (Small Business Institute). Representation

on both provincial and national bodies enables

the RCOC to escalate important matters to higher

levels when necessary and distribute important

regional, provincial and national trends and

information to our members. This will require

a strong focus on positioning the Rustenburg

Business Community to meet the challenges of

a changing landscape in and around Rustenburg

and the North West Province now and in future.

Vision

A healthy community and business environment

through sustainable economic growth.

Strategy

• Unite business leaders

• Empower members and community

• Lead and support economic growth strategies

in RLM

Plan

• Share vision

• Grow membership

• Engage stakeholders

The Tlhabane Chamber has joined The Rustenburg

Chamber Of Commerce as part of our new chapter.

We have created and implemented a new section

to the Chamber, called the Women in Mining,

Management and business. Our first yearly conference

was hosted on 29 September 2017. In this section

of the chamber we focus on empowering local

female business owners and employees to go from

good to great.

CONTACT INFO

Address: 223 Beyers Naude Drive,

Rustenburg, 0299 | Tel: +27 14 592 9520

Email: info@rcoc.co.za | Website: www.rcoc.co.za

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Regional overview of

North West Province

New investors will help to diversify the regional economy.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

The two key economic assets of the North

West Province – mining and agriculture

– remain vital to the region’s vitality but

concentrated efforts are being made to

attract investments in new sectors to diversify and

strengthen the provincial economy.

Tourism has been identified as an important

driver of future growth and the investment by Sun

International of more than R1-billion in the Sun City

complex is helping to create momentum in a sector

which has a proven track record of creating jobs. The

City of Rustenburg has started a planning process

which looks forward to a time when mining’s role in

the economy will be reduced, and sectors such as

health and education might become more important.

Renewable energy is another area where some

preliminary work has been done.

The fact that Rustenburg’s plans also include the

creation of a Mining Supply Park point to the fact that

mining’s influence is likely to continue to be a huge

influence on the province for many years to come.

This is also true of some of the plans to diversify the

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SPECIAL FEATURE

province’s manufacturing base – they often rely on

the base mineral that comes from mining anyway.

Platinum prices may not be as strong as they were,

but platinum group metals (PGM) have enormous

potential in the energy field, and North West researchers

and businesses are working on possibilities

to exploit this.

The possibility also exists that a totally new sector,

renewable energy, will help to transform the lives

of previously excluded communities. This is already

taking place to a small extent in that the province’s

first solar plant is partly owned by the community

in which it operates. There is much more scope for

this kind of partnership, but there is also scope for

the development of a manufacturing sector to support

the renewable energy sector. A start has been

made to attract solar panel manufacturers to the

Platinum Special Economic Zone in the Bojanala

District Municipality.

The province’s other manufacturing strategy of

boosting agriprocessing is in better shape now that

the worst of a prolonged drought is over. The creation

of district agri-parks is intended to boost primary

production which in turn will increase the amount

of raw material that can be processed. Companies

making car seats within the province’s active automotive

parts sector (mostly centred around the town

of Brits) would be a ready market for treated hides

from the huge provincial cattle herd.

The Provincial Government of the North West has

two main economic strategies:

• the development of Villages, Townships and

Small Dorpies (VTSD)

• a focus on three key sectors: agriculture, culture

and tourism (ACT).

Other areas of focus are: mineral beneficiation; renewable

energy; retail and wholesale; ICT and the

development of economic infrastructure.

Geography

The North West province makes up 6.8% of the

population of South Africa (3.6-million), 8.7% of the

land mass (105 076km²) and accounts for 5.8% of

economic output in terms of gross value added.

The North West is bordered on the west by the

Republic of Botswana and on the east by Gauteng

province, the engine of the South African economy.

The big four sectors of the provincial economy are

mining, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.

The Vaal River runs along the province’s southeastern

border with the Free State, and the province

also shares borders with the Northern Cape to the

south and Limpopo in the north.

The province’s strategic location goes beyond its

proximity to Gauteng: the major roads linking trade

on an east-west axis pass through the province, as

does the major railway line which runs from Cape

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Town in the south to Zimbabwe and beyond in

the north.

Mining contributes 28% of the region’s gross

domestic product. The mineral reserves that still lie

beneath the ground in the province are enormous.

Platinum group metals predominate but there are

significant deposits of gold, uranium, diamonds,

copper, vanadium, fluorspar and nickel. Stone and

limestone are also found in rich quantities.

Mining beneficiation takes place at many

places, with Rustenburg being particularly strong

in this sector. The economy of the town is closely

linked to the fortunes of platinum mining, with the

sector contributing about 70% of the city’s gross

geographic product.

The North West is a major producer of maize

and sunflower seeds and many other agricultural

products. About 20% of South Africa’s maize comes

from the province, as does 15% of its wheat.

The dry western part of the province is home

to beef cattle, game ranching and hunting. The

normally well-watered eastern and north-eastern

regions can carry many kinds of crops, many of which

find themselves on the tables of the citizens of the

nearby urban centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The agricultural sector also generates large-scale

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storage and logistics operations, particularly in

Klerksdorp, Vryburg and Brits.

Manufacturing capacity is concentrated in the

larger towns in the north-east and eastern parts

of the province. Automotive components firms are

clustered in Brits, which in turn is very close to the

automotive manufacturing hub in Rosslyn (Pretoria)

in Gauteng. Towns like Klerksdorp (agri-processing

and engineering) and Potchefstroom (food and

beverages) also have manufacturing capacity.

All of the big agricultural companies have storage

and logistics operations and many of them are

involved in agri-processing. Senwes is one of the biggest

with extensive silo infrastructure while Suidwes

has 17 retail outlets and MGK makes full-fat soy at its

manufacturing plant.

Lichtenburg-based NWK makes liquid fertiliser

and animal feed, processes sunflower seeds and runs

37 silos and three grain mills. Another subsidiary, Opti

Chicks, has a capacity of 600 000 chicks per week.

There are several milling facilities in the province.

The province’s other great assets include big

tourist attractions such as Sun City, the Pilanesberg

National Park and associated game reserves and the

Hartbeespoort Dam.

Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located

at Vredefort Dome (where a meteorite hit the earth

about two-million years ago) and Taung, where the

discovery by an archaeologist of a skull in 1924 is

regarded as one of the most significant of all time.

The province’s three Technical and Vocational

Education and Training (TVET) colleges and the

well-respected North West University all have several

campuses catering to a wide range of educational

disciplines. The university has a strong reputation as

a research institution.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

ZIMBABWE

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Gauteng

NORTH WEST

SWAZI-

LAND

MOZAMBIQUE

N

Thabazimbi

Vaalwater

Limpopo

Northern Cape

Free State

LESOTHO

KwaZulu-

Natal

BOTSWANA

R49

Bela-Bela

Western Cape

Vorstershoop

Hotazel

R31

Kuruman

Eastern Cape

N14

Reivilo

Lykso

Moloporivier

Vryburg

Stella

N18

R 49

Taung

R34

R49

Mmabatho

Delareyville

Schweizer-

Reneke

N4

MAHIKENG

Sannieshof

Ottosdal

Wolmaransstad

Zeerust

R52

Groot-Marico

Lichtenburg

N14

Coligny

Klerksdorp

Sun City/Lost City

Swartruggens

R30

Koster

Ventersdorp

Potchefstroom

N12

Orkney

Rustenburg

R30

Magaliesburg

Westonaria

Parys

Brits

Hartbeespoort

Mooinooi

JOHANNESBURG

R59

Carletonville

Vereeniging

N1

R82

PRETORIA

Gauteng

Sasolburg

R57

Heilbron

N1

N3

Sishen

Kathu

Northern Cape

Warrenton

Bloemhof

N12

Christiana

Wesselsbron

Welkom

Kroonstad

Free State

Motorway

Main Road

Railway

Ventersburg

Reitz

Postmasburg

Ulco

Bultfontein

Municipalities in North West Province

Limpopo

BOTSWANA

Ramotshere

Moiloa

Moses Kotane

Bojanala

Madibeng

Moretele

Molopo

Mafikeng

Kgetlengrivier

Rustenburg

Kagisano

Ratlou

Ngaka Modiri Molema

Ditsobotla

JB Marks

Gauteng

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

Tswaing

Dr Kenneth Kaunda

Naledi

Matlosana

Mamusa

Maquassi Hills

Northern Cape

Greater Taung

Lekwa-Teemane

Free State

Metropolitan/District Municipality

Boundary

Local Municipality Boundary

District Municipality

Local Municipality

Bojanala

Naledi

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Rustenburg revival

Rustenburg aims to build a new legacy.

The North West’s biggest and busiest city

is putting long-term plans in place to create

a diverse and flexible economy. Today,

Rustenburg derives about 70% of its economic

activity from mining but strategies are being

implemented to prepare for the days beyond mining.

Price volatility, particularly in platinum group

metals, has helped to concentrate the minds of local

and regional government on the future of the city

and the region.

Rustenburg is a local municipality within the

Bojanala Platinum District Municipality and the

headquarters of both bodies are in the city of about

625 000 residents.

The Integrated Master Plan (IMP) for Rustenburg

2040 is the blueprint for the project which aims to

develop new economic sectors and further stimulate

existing sectors through the clustering approach.

Themes for clusters and hubs include medical,

educational, mining supply and green technology.

A comprehensive new public transport plan will link

these hubs and help to break down the old spatial

divides of the apartheid era.

Assets

Rustenburg straddles the N4 “Platinum Highway”

about 120km west of the cities of Pretoria and

Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province, the economic

hub of South Africa. The N4 stretches across South

Africa from Mozambique in the east, to the Botswana

border in the west and, as the Trans Kalahari Route,

ultimately to Namibia. Rustenburg is 240km from

Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, and less than

200km from the provincial capital of the North West

Province, Mafikeng.

At the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range,

Rustenburg is only 50km from one of the country’s

premier tourist resorts, Sun City, which in turn is

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adjacent to the 550km² Pilanesberg National Park

and Game Reserve which has a small airport. The park

lies within the crater of a volcano formed 1.2-billion

years ago.

Orbit TVET College has a campus in Rustenburg,

Unisa has a regional office and the Agricultural

Research Institute’s Industrial Crops Division is also

located in the city. The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace

hosted five group matches in the 2010 World Cup.

Platinum mining began in 1929 and has driven the

city’s growth ever since.

Rustenburg CBD

Legacy projects

Mining and the beneficiation of mining products will

continue to play a role in the economy of Rustenburg

for many years to come, but a range of interventions

will serve as growth catalysts. These range from

activities which will build on existing sectors and

services and improve the quality of life of residents,

and newer initiatives which are aimed at attracting

new investment.

In terms of building and developing existing

infrastructure, the following projects are planned:

• Bus rapid transit system: Yarona (It is Ours), which

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urban agricultural hubs; retail and business parks;

high quality of life for its people.

industrial hubs; multi-purpose centres; sporting

facilities.

• CBD upgrade: Partnerships with developers to

build high-rise buildings for office space, shops

and accommodation. This would be adjacent to

a proposed civic and cultural precinct.

• Airport upgrade: The city has an airfield but there

is potential to develop this into a fully-fledged airport

that can host scheduled flights. The tourism

industry is the most obvious potential partner.

New initiatives that could serve as catalysts include:

• Logistics and industrial park: industries targeted

include mining supplies, platinum group

metals (PGM) beneficiation, chemicals and

pharmaceuticals.

• Agri-processing hubs: seven such hubs are

planned for various sites across the city, in traditional

methods and new methods (hydroponics

and aquaponics, for example). This initiative is

linked to green economy ideas such as biogas

production and to the creation of a new Fresh

Produce Market, which will give producers and

SPECIAL FEATURE

Guided by the goals and strategies developed by the Urban Sustainability Framework, two concept options are developed. They

explore different directions for future physical development of the region, resulting in varying degree of investments, risks and

returns.

Concept Option 1:

Compact City

The ‘compact city’ concept looks at the opportunity to further

strengthen the existing urban areas and ensure a compact

urban growth that optimizes the existing key transit corridor.

The growth will be organized along the 3 distinctive clusters.

Concept Option 2:

City of Cities

The ‘city of cites’ concept looks at having several thematic

developments within RLM; and ensures a well distributed

growth. The poly-centric growth will ensure more integration

with existing communities and ensure jobs closer to homes.

On September & November 2014, the vision and the two concept options were deliberated by the Steering Committee which expressed its

preference to Option 2 as the long-term concept option for future RLM

• Option 2 allows for decentralised growth and better integration with the various communities

retailers a good central point from which to sell

and distribute.

• Education hub: the creation of a precinct containing

a university and/or college campus, state and

private schools with supporting amenities such

as sports fields, student residences and retail

facilities.

• Medical facilities: the growing population of

the city will create more demand for medical

services. An opportunity to provide specialised

medical services has been identified. Additional

opportunities can be explored in terms of providing

medical training and catering for medical

tourists.

• Special Economic Zone: An SEZ in Rustenburg

would build on existing industries, form a value

chain with the industrial and agri-parks and promote

newer sectors, such as the manufacture of

solar panels (green technology).

• Tourism hub: the city’s information visitor centre

is being modernised and the Rustenburg showground

has been identified for an upgrade, in

partnership with a private investor. A convention

centre and the creation of a platinum themed park

are other ideas being discussed.

• Provides for more distributed growth opportunities and access to facilities and jobs closer to home and is more inclusive

The selected planning concept option sets the macro planning directions and the regional structure of RLM. This concept,

however, is not cast in stone; a deeper planning analysis will be undertaken in the subsequent “Regional Structure Plan” to refine

the concept before the Integrated Master Plan is finalised.

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The North West is becoming the

conference destination of choice

Research and training in tourism give the province a competitive edge.

It used to be Sandton and Cape Town. Now it’s Sun

City and Cape Town. The venues for the prestigious

Investment Forum, that is. Held twice a year, the

Investment Forum brings together South Africa’s

top investment officers and portfolio managers.

Securing this conference is feather in the cap of Sun

City, and the North West.

Even when a conference was held in Cape Town,

as the Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics

was in December 2017, the committee organising

the conference was led by a North Wester, Professor

Markus Bottcher!

Another big event for the events industry in the

North West province was the announcement that

the SAFTAS, the South African Film and Television

Awards, would also be held for the first time at Sun

City in 2017.

Sun International’s recent investment in its conference

facilities at Sun City involved upgrades,

expansion and investment in more environmentally

friendly technologies. Venues available for hire range

from a 12-seater Council Room to the Superbowl

which can accommodate 6 000, and just about

everything in between.

No fewer than five types of accommodation support

the conference and events side of things at Sun

City. There are two five-star hotels (The Palace of the

Lost City and the Cascades hotel), the four-star Soho

hotel and Casino, the Cabanas hotel (three-star) and

the Sun Vacation Club, a self-catering option.

The Sun City resort adjacent to the Pilanesberg

National Park and Game Reserve is the province’s

biggest and best-known conference venue but

Tourism North West, the province’s tourism agency,

lists on its website a range of venues from small

guesthouses with conference facilities in towns such

as Rustenburg and Brits to lodges on the banks of

the Hartbeespoort Dam.

In the provincial capital, Mahikeng, there are several

options: among them are the Mmbatho Palms

Hotel Casino Convention Resort, which is part of

the Peermont group, which has hotels and casinos

in six of South Africa’s provinces. The Mmabatho

Palms offers eight gaming tables and slot machines.

Gaming is controlled in South Africa and licences are

restricted to certain operators.

The Gambling Board falls under the provincial

Department of Economy and Enterprise

Development and it has approved 262 Limited Payout

Machines and six new bingo operations.

North West’s other casinos are at Sun City and the

Morula Casino and Hotel at Mabopane (both run by

Sun International) and Klerksdorp (Rio Hotel Casino

and Convention Resort), another Peermont property.

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Mahikeng also hosts the Protea Hotel and the

Mmbatho Convention Centre (the main auditorium

of which can seat 3 000 people). The Hotel School

can accommodate up to 200 people. Most of the

luxury lodges in the province can accommodate

conferences, albeit on a smaller scale.

Tourism training and research

The North West Parks and Tourism Board is unique in

South Africa in that it is the only provincial government

entity that runs a hotel school. The Institute

of Hotel and Tourism Management (IHTM) has two

campuses, one in Mahikeng and one at Ga-Runkuwa

outside Pretoria.

The courses offered are approved by the Council

for Higher Education and accredited with the

relevant sector authority, THETA.

Another institution that gives the North West

province additional weight when it comes to the

tourism sector is the Faculty of Economic and

Management Sciences at the North West University,

where Tourism Management is a popular course

and the professors and researchers are at the top of

their profession.

Three courses are on offer for prospective

students:

• BComm Tourism Management

• BCom Tourism and Recreation Science

• BA Tourism Management (Mahikeng).

Prof Melville Saayman is often quoted in the national

media when tourism issues are discussed, the result

of a number of research papers and documents

produced by units within the university department.

The establishment of a specialised research unit

on tourism came about in the 1980s. Several name

changes later, and with the support of the National

Research Foundation (NRF), TREES (Tourism Research

in Economics, Environs and Society) came into

existence as a research unit in 2015.

Apart from published research, which makes decision-making

for business and government a good

deal better, the unit supports post-graduate studies

in the field of tourism. TREES aims to extend its links

to the international tourism research community.

Strategies

Three tourism strategies (Culture and Heritage;

Events and an over-arching regional strategy) inform

what the Premier of North West has called the Arts,

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Culture and Tourism (ACT) developmental agenda

for the province. In keeping with an emphasis on

developing the economies of small towns and rural

areas, a Rural and Social Tourism strategy is to be

charted.

The Department of Tourism in the North West

has hosted a public meeting in the Bojanala District

where discussions were held about the way forward

for tourism in the province. There is a strong belief

that the industry can become a major creator of

jobs and wealth within communities, if the correct

strategies and products are developed.

Among other provincial plans is a publication

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management, is turning 40! Mmabatho Palms Hotel Casino

Convention Resort is also North West’s favourite oasis with

something to cater to all your needs. Situated in the historic

town of Mafikeng, the capital city of the North West Province,

the resort is perfect for business, weekend getaways and entertainment.

The Casino Resort has invested a total of R8-million

in refurbishments. These will ensure that Mmabatho Palms

continues to live up to its “Oasis Style Promise”.

The renovations include a revitalisation of the Leopard Conference

Room, the Smoking Gaming Floor and the inclusion of the Moo

Bar which is renowned for its cocktails, light snacks and sports

screenings. These new additions will only enhance the existing

150-key Walmount hotel, Motswedi Restaurant, two swimming

pools, kiddies area and the exquisite Palms Retreat Wellness Spa.

Celebrate with Mmabatho Palms by visiting them for any of their

offers that tickle your fancy, be it their fun interactive promotions,

indoor and outdoor boma events, live entertainment at

Motswedi Restaurant, the new Moo Bar, conferencing, scrumptious

buffet specials and much more Oasis-like entertainment

just for you. See you soon!

to be produced by the Department of Tourism to

market the province, particularly to attract potential

tourists in SADC countries, in other parts of Africa and

in BRICS countries like China, India, Russia and Brazil.

Related to the SADC theme is a scheme to develop

trans-national routes that would include sites such

as Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Direct flights are

being contemplated to BRICS countries.

The Mahika-Mahikeng Cultural Festival is expected

to grow in significance to the regional

economy as it expands, having been started in

2015.

Arts and culture development centres

(Mmabana Centres) are found in

three of the province’s districts.

Twelve public museums have

been identified together with

400 heritage sites as part of a

census on the province’s cultural

assets. The long and interesting

history of the Batswana people

provides rich scope for commemorations,

memorials, song

and dance.

Cultural villages in the North

West include:

• Lesedi Cultural Village

• Mphebatho Cultural

Museum (Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela)

• The Lost City of Mogale

• Buya Zulu Cultural Kraal

• Mapoch Ndebele Village

• Gaabo Motho Cultural

Village

• Kortkloof Cultural Village

(Tswana, Groot Marico)

Anthropology comes to the fore

at Taung, site of the first discovered

fossil of Australopithecus

africanus. The North West

Development Corporation has

an investment plan linked to this

famous site, involving a museum,

hotel and spa resort.

The Treasure Route runs along

the N12 highway and includes

wildlife, cultural, scenic, industrial

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Sun City –

Conference

with a Difference

PROFILE

Sun City boasts a unique and holistic offering not found anywhere

else in South Africa. An iconic resort, it has so much to

offer as a leisure, outdoor sports and conferencing destination.

Sun City combines excellent accommodation, conferencing

facilities, restaurants and leisure activities in an idyllic setting.

It is where water sports and outdoor activities, wildlife, nightlife, golf,

adventure, spas, vibrant casinos, four hotels, a vacation club and stateof-the-art

conferencing combine in one exquisite location.

The resort has prudently crafted its facilities and services to meet today’s

business and leisure travellers. Taking its conferencing and conventions

offering to the next level is the focus on providing consolidated

conference experiences. Companies not only have access to a range of

well-equipped meeting rooms and conference venues, but they can

also build in morale building and leisure activities into their bespoke

conference packages.

There are various accommodation

options: the three-star Cabanas

hotel, four-star Soho hotel, five-star

Cascades hotel and The Palace –

the epitome of luxury. If you want

a no-fuss Sun City holiday with the

convenience of self-catering facilities,

then you should consider joining

Sun Vacation Club or explore

our Bush Bungalows – an ideal

setting for nature lovers, boasting

14 chalets with an eclectic-style

African experience, synonymous

with a truly unique Sun City offering.

From a food and beverage

perspective, various spaces have

been transformed to make way

for more exciting options and

visitors have over 30 restaurants

to explore.

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and environmental tourist attractions. The treasure

relates to the gold mines scattered along the route.

The Vredefort Dome site (90km across) is

not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its

significance as the landing site of a meteorite

many millions of years ago, but it is also one of

the province’s best adventure tourism sites with

numerous tour operators and

accommodation

facilities.

Adventure sports is a growing section of

the tourism sector. Hot-air ballooning over the

Pilanesberg mountains is a popular pursuit, as is

quad-biking among the foothills. Canopy tours

in the Magaliesberg are on offer, with many opportunities

for water sports of every kind on the

province’s many water bodies. Hartbeespoort

Dam is the biggest of these, but there are ample

opportunities for water lovers at Bloemhof Dam,

Boskop Dam (north of Potchefstroom) and Vaalkop

Dam (north of Brits). Each of these dams has great

birdlife, with up to 250 species living at or visiting

the dams.

Nature and game reserves

The strategy of the North West Parks and Tourism

Board (NWPTB) includes ramping up investment

in the province’s 12 smaller parks with a view to

creating jobs in the second economy. This presents

an opportunity for private investors to become

involved. An investment of R43-million has been

made in the Manyane Game Lodge in Mahikeng

in partnership with the National Department of

Tourism.

Another project is an ambitious plan to create

a mega-park in the north-western sector of the

North West, the Heritage Park. The idea is to link

the existing parks of Madikwe (on the Botswana

border) and the Pilanesberg National Park (a provincial

park). Nearly 20 000ha of land is being

prepared for incorporation, which is intended

in a later phase to become a transnational park.

With much of the targeted land being currently

used for marginal cattle farming, it is expected

that the transference of this to the potentially

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The exquisite Palms Retreat Wellness Spa offers a variety

of luxurious beauty treatments in peaceful and relaxing

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Park Golf Club is easily accessible from the resort. Outdoor

sporting and entertainment events are a regular feature

of the full sized soccer field and the convention centre can

accommodate up to 300 delegates in a variety of rooms as

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more lucrative game-reserve option will bring

considerable benefits.

Pilanesberg National Park is in a giant extinct volcano

complex, said to be the most perfect example of an

alkaline ring complex.

There are several Stone and Iron Age sites in the park.

Because the park is situated in a transition zone between

the semi-desert Kalahari and wetter Lowveld

(or Bushveld) vegetation regions, many types of flora

and fauna occur. As the fourth-largest park in South

Africa, Pilansberg covers an area of 55 000 hectares.

Madikwe Game Reserve is even bigger, covering

75 000 hectares in the area north of Zeerust. In the

Marico River Valley and near the Botswana border,

the reserve is home to the Big Five. Experienced

tour guides say that Madikwe is an excellent place

to see white rhinos.

There are 18 luxury game lodges in Madikwe.

Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Residence is a regular

winner at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

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South African economy at a glance

Insight into the performance of the South African economy is provided through these

graphical Insight into representations the performance of key of the statistics. South African economy is provided through these

graphical representations of key statistics.

ZIMBABWE

ZIMBABWE

NAMIBIA

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

BOTSWANA

Limpopo

Limpopo

0.9% 0.9% (7.1%)

(7.1%)

MOZAMBIQUE

North North West

West

-3.6% (6.5%)

Gauteng

Mpumalanga

2.1%

2.7%

(34.3%)

(7.5%)

SWAZI-

LAND

Northern Cape

2.8% (2.1%)

Free State

1.8%

(5%)

LESOTHO

KwaZulu-

Natal

2.3%

(16.1%)

Western Cape

Cape

2.0% 2.0% (13.6%)

Eastern Cape

1.0% (7.6%)

SA SA GDP: GDP: Percentage of of growth per per province (2014) and percentage

contribution to to national GDP GDP (figures in in brackets).

SOURCE: SOURCE: STATS STATS SA SA WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA

WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA

PROVINCE PROVINCE CAPITAL CAPITAL PREMIER PREMIER POPULATION POPULATION (2015) (2015) AREA GRP BILLION RAND

Phumulo

Eastern Eastern Cape Cape Bhisho Bhisho

6916 916200 168 966km Masualle Masualle

R289.9

Elias Elias Sekgobelo Sekgobelo

Free Free State State Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein

2817 817900 129 129 825km "Ace" "Ace" Magashule Magashule

R189.1

Gauteng

Gauteng Johannesburg

Johannesburg David

David Makhura

Makhura 13

13 200

200 300

300 18

18 178km

178km 2 R1

R1 305.6

305.6

KwaZulu-

KwaZulu-

Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg

Willies

Willies

Mchunu

Mchunu

10

10

919

919

100

100

94

94

361km

361km Natal

Natal

2 R610.1

R610.1

Stanley

Limpopo

Polokwane

Stanley

5 726 800 125 754km Limpopo Polokwane Mathabatha

726 800 125 754km

Mathabatha

R271.5

R271.5

Mpumalanga Mbombela David Mabuza 4 283 900 76 495km Mpumalanga Mbombela David Mabuza 283 900 76 495km 2 R284.2

R284.2

Supra

North West

Mahikeng

Supra

3 707 000 104 882km North West Mahikeng Mahumapelo 3 707 000 104 882km

Mahumapelo

R249.5

R249.5

Northern Cape Northern Cape

Kimberley Kimberley

Sylvia Lucas Sylvia Lucas

1 185 600 1 185 600

372 889km 372 889km 2 R79.9

R79.9

Western Cape Western Cape

Cape Town Cape Town

Helen Zille Helen Zille

6 200 100 6 200 100

129 462km 129 462km ² R518.1

R518.1

Snapshot of South Africa’s provinces

Snapshot of South Africa’s provinces

SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATION’S SOUTH AFRICA SURVEY 2016 AS REPORTED ON BUSINESSTECH.CO.ZA

SOURCE: INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATION’S SOUTH AFRICA SURVEY 2016 AS REPORTED ON BUSINESSTECH.CO.ZA

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How South Africa’s economy performed in 2015. *

* PRELIMINARY RESULTS | SOURCE: GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, 4TH QUARTER 2015 | WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA

SECTOR LP MP GP NW KZN FS NC EC WC

Agriculture 2.5 2.8 0.4 2.1 3.8 4.3 6.0 7.5 3.5

Mining 29.4 24.9 3.3 33.6 1.9 13.3 26.7 0.2 0.3

Manufacturing 2.5 11.5 13.5 4.4 15.8 8.5 2.1 12.2 11.8

Electricity 2.8 5.4 2.4 1.4 2.5 3.1 3.0 1.4 2.0

Construction 2.5 3.3 4.3 2.6 3.0 2.0 1.6 2.1 4.3

Wholesale 10.8 10.3 14.2 9.3 15.5 12.3 9.9 14.7 17.0

Transport 5.4 5.8 8.3 6.1 11.9 7.1 7.8 7.9 9.1

Finances 14.0 10.9 22.8 11.1 16.5 14.2 11.6 18.6 26.6

Personal

Services

Government

Services

3.8 4.3 3.6 7.0 5.8 10.2 8.1 9.1 5.1

16.0 10.5 17.0 12.1 13.3 14.7 12.8 22.0 10.2

Taxes 10.3 10.3 10.1 10.3 10.0 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.0

Gross Domestic Product by province, percentage contribution.

SOURCE: STATS SA WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA/?PAGE_ID=735&ID=1

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OLD MUTUAL ENABLING

POSITIVE FUTURES

IN NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Old Mutual South Africa (OMSA) is a significant participant in the South African economy and committed to enabling

positive futures for all our stakeholders, especially our customers. We offer a range of financial services that span

investment, life assurance, asset management, banking, healthcare and general insurance.

To ensure that we have our fingers on the pulse of each of our nine provinces, Old Mutual has established leadership

boards in each province to serve as links between the province and the business. These Provincial Management

Boards, or PMBs, are your primary point of contact with us. Together we can ensure that Old Mutual makes a

positive impact on the future of this province and its people.

MEET ROBERTSON THEMBA

North West Provincial Management Board, Chairperson

”Our success will be determined by how close we remain to our key stakeholders

and our continued commitment to helping them to deliver on their objectives.“

As PMB Chairperson, I undertake to:

• Instill a culture of collaboration across all BUs, and ensure we strengthen relationships in strategic

government departments, municipalities and in the communities that we serve.

• Drive our retailisation strategy in all the identified corporate schemes in our province to improve

retention and penetration through individual product offering.

• Encourage staff volunteerism by recognising all staff members who participate in staff volunteerism,

and ensure that the leaders of all BUs participate in Payroll Giving so that they can influence their staff.

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NORTH WEST PROVINCE

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Pick n Pay Spaza Township Economy

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Masisizane Fund Loan R6.1m

Old Mutual Foundation Grant R2.0m

Number of jobs

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Geographic location

Township

Sector

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KEY SECTORS

Overviews of the main economic

sectors of the North West

Mining 28

Agricuture 34

Energy 36

Water 38

Manufacturing 39

Education and training 40

Banking and financial services 42

Development finance and

SMME support 44


OVERVIEW

Mining

Platinum assets are changing hands.

There are nearly 300 active mines in the North West and the

sector makes a big contribution to provincial GDP. However,

that percentage is now below 30% and there are concerns

about the global prices of minerals, especially platinum.

About 18% of total employment in the province is in mining, with

many support industries relying on the primary sector.

Restructuring of operations has been under way for some time

as mining companies adapt to the “new normal” in respect of prices.

A number of sales have also taken place as mining houses adjust

to new conditions. Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited (including

three mine shafts, two concentrating plants and on-site chrome recovery

plant) has been sold by Anglo American. This is part of the

diversified miner’s strategy to divest itself of many of its assets. The

buying company, recently rebranded Sibanye-Stillwater, has been on a

strong acquisitions drive since it was founded. Originally called Sibanye

Gold, the company was renamed after the purchase of a US palladium

producer, the largest in the world.

Impala Platinum, the second biggest platinum company in South

Africa, is selling its 65% share in Impala Chrome, an extraction business

which is located in Rustenburg. The Implats mining complex comprises

13 shafts and concentrating and smelting plants. The base and precious

metal refineries are in Springs, east of Johannesburg.

Tolling throughput at Impala Refinery Services (IRS) showed a 35%

increase in the 12 months to June 2017. IRS smelts and refines the

concentrate and matte produced by the group’s other operations and

third parties. The business also recycles auto catalysts.

The Evraz Group has sold its 78.8% in Brits-based Vametco, a mine

and plant that produces vanadium. Bushveld Minerals, which is listed

on the Alternative Investment Market in London, is the buyer.

Manngwe Mining has developed a new iron-ore mine near Brits.

The Assen mine, which has a measured resource of about 20-million

tons, will sell its product to ArcelorMittal South Africa. Anglo American

Sefa Mining Fund supported Manngwe Mining’s exploration phase. The

black-owned company wants to purchase iron-ore assets in neighbouring

Limpopo.

Assets

The North West Province is aligned with the Western Limb of the

Bushveld Igneous Complex, a remarkably rich minerals formation.

SECTOR INSIGHT

Impala Refinery Services

increased tolling

throughput by 35%.

Mines in the province produce

50% of the platinum produced

in the world, and 65% of South

Africa’s platinum group metals.

Chromite is the other major

mineral mined throughout the

province, and there are several

ferrochrome smelters and other

processing plants. The province’s

20 mines are on a reef running

from Brits to Rustenburg. South

Africa produces about 70% of the

world’s chrome.

Gold and uranium are found

along the border of the province

with Gauteng and the Free

State (in Klerksdorp and Orkney).

Diamonds are mined at Christiana,

Bloemhof and Lichtenburg.

Other minerals found in the

North West include fluorspar,

vanadium, rhodium, uranium,

copper, limestone, slate, phosphate,

manganese, coal and

nickel. Limestone quarries run by

G&W Base and Industrial Minerals

in the Marico District are located

next to a PPC cement factory.

One of the last economically

viable limestone deposits in South

Africa is mined and processed by

Sephaku Cement. Sephaku runs a

6 000-ton-per-day clinker facility

located near Lichtenburg.

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OVERVIEW

AfriSam, PPC and Lafarge are active

in the Mahikeng/Lichtenburg

area, but Sephaku is confident that

its clinker and cement-production

facilities will be supported by raw

materials for at least 30 years.

Granite and slate are found in

good quantities in the province,

as is dimension stone. There are

more than 20 quarry operations

in the province, with Rustenburg

being the centre of granite

mining.

SEZ and SPI

The Platinum Valley Special

Economic Zone (SEZ) is to be

established at Mogwase in

the Bojanala District, north of

Rustenburg and east of Sun City.

When fully developed, 200ha of

land will be given over to three

infrastructure facilities comprising

Logistics, Light Manufacturing

and Heavy Manufacturing. Areas

of investment that are expected

to grow fastest include fuel cell

technology (in which platinum is

a vital component), machinery for

mining, energy generation and

renewable energy component

manufacturing.

A range of incentives will be

available to potential investors

via the National Department of

Trade and Industry (dti). By way

of example, the 121 Tax Allowance

Incentive offers capital investment

allowances and training support

up to R900-million for new or existing

industrial projects. There are

several other incentives specific to

investors in an SEZ.

The Seda Platinum Incubator

(SPI) is an initiative of the Platinum

Trust of South Africa and is funded by the Small Enterprise Development

Agency (Seda) through its Seda Technology Programme (Stp) with

the support of the North West Provincial Government and private

companies.

Located in Rustenburg, the SPI trains people through the making of

jewellery, chiefly the design and manufacture of platinum group metal

(PGM) jewellery. Small PGM jewellery-manufacturing enterprises and

individuals are located at the centre or supported by email correspondence.

A three-year period of incubation is offered to small businesses.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Chamber of Mines of South Africa: www.chamberofmines.org.za

Geological Society of South Africa: www.gssa.org.za

Industrial Development Corporation: www.idc.co.za

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA): www.mqa.org.za

National Department of Mineral Resources: www.dmr.gov.za

North West Development Corporation: www.nwdc.co.za

South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy:

www.saimm.co.za

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FOCUS FOCUS

Delivering opportunities

in local communities

Initiatives are making a tangible difference.

Implats believes that the sustainability of its mining activities depends

on its ability to contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of its host

communities. Unemployment in South Africa, particularly amongst

the youth, is one of the highest in the world and the country is faced

with the challenge of limited and poor participation of young people

in the economy. Young people are not acquiring the skills and work

experience they need to assist in driving the economy forward, while it

is also difficult for young South Africans to secure business opportunities

to develop their own businesses without the necessary support

from companies.

Implats’ enterprise and supplier development activities focus primarily

on supporting local and black businesses and are designed to ensure

compliance with regulatory expectations, contribute to socio-economic

development in neighbouring communities and build a more robust

and competitive supply chain for the Group.

Supporting local and black-owned businesses through preferential

procurement is an important part of promoting transformation and

Implats undertakes the following activities to develop entrepreneurial

skills:

• Seeking, identifying, supporting and promoting historically disadvantaged

suppliers through sustainable procurement practices.

• Leveraging the existing supplier base to unlock local employment

opportunities, mentorship and investment in the value chain.

• Nurturing an environment for partnerships and joint ventures

between the existing supplier base and local entrepreneurs.

• Striving to improve year-on-year BEE spend performance relative to

the requirements of the Mining Charter, and reporting in parallel on

B-BBEE performance as per the department of Trade and Industry’s

Codes of Good Practice.

Some key initiatives at Implats include:

• A Supplier Development Programme that seeks to enhance the

competitiveness of local small, medium and micro enterprises and

black-owned businesses.

• A Business Advisory and Development Service that helps local

black entrepreneurs to grow and become part of the supply chain.

• Supporting local and black-owned businesses through preferential

procurement.

• Leveraging the existing supplier

base to unlock local

employment opportunities,

mentorship and investment.

• Nurturing an environment

for partnerships and joint

ventures between the existing

supplier base and local

entrepreneurs.

• Enhancing procurement

opportunities, specifically

in neighbouring communities,

is important in creating

sustainable communities.

Our preferential procurement

practices and enterprise and supplier

development activities make

a tangible difference to the lives

and families of emerging black

entrepreneurs, and stimulate economic

development in our host

communities. To this end we spent

R2.6-billion on procurement from

local businesses (all >25% BEE),

within the Bojanala district for

Impala Rustenburg operations and

the Greater Sekhukhune district at

Marula (2016: R2.5-billion or 31%).

Further, our investment in

the accommodation and living

conditions of employees is one

pillar of Implats’ contribution to

the wellbeing of its host communities.

Our social investment

strategy complements this by providing

schools, clinics and other

amenities.

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INTERVIEW

Modi Mining

Diverse mining service provider and

supplier aims for the top.

The Managing Director of Modi Mining, Tshegofatso Samuel

Molefi, outlines the company’s origins and current scope of

operations.

Sam Molefi

BIOGRAPHY

Sam Molefi is a mine engineer

and entrepreneur with 22 years

mining experience. He started

with Gold Fields Academy and

qualified as a mine engineer

from Wits Technikon. Holding

a mine manager’s certificate of

competency, he has managed

local and international projects,

including an explosives

manufacturing plant in Mali

Republic. Sam provided

technical support to Randgold

Resources’ mines and done

long-term planning with Anglo

American Platinum. Other

mines includes PTM Maseve,

Crocodile River Mine and

International Ferro Chrome.

Who founded Modi Mining?

Modi Mining is a 100% black South African-owned company founded

and owned by mining engineer and entrepreneur Mr Samuel Molefi

and female entrepreneur Ms Christina Motlapele Molefi. The company

was established with the sole objective of rendering differentiated

contract mining services and to be a supplier of choice to the mining

industry. Modi Mining started operations in 2011.

Where do you operate?

We are operational in three provinces. In the North West we service

the corporate mining houses in the platinum sector (RBPlats, Impala

Platinum and Lonmin). In Mpumalanga Province we are currently

servicing South32 in the coal sector. We also manufacture and supply

products for mines such as Sibanye Gold, Gold 1 and Harmony Gold,

which are based in Gauteng Province.

What are the company’s goals?

Our vision is to pursue being the most preferred service provider and

supplier in the mining industry.

Our Mission: Through commitment, continuous improvement, feedback

from our clients, skills development, health and safety compliance,

and just-in-time delivery, we will achieve our vision.

Please give an example of current projects.

Current projects include:

• Conventional mining

• White area mining – stoping

• Sweeping and vamping

• Crushing and screening (coal and chrome ore)

• Manufacture and supply of LDPE pipes, blasting barricades and load

spreaders (head boards)

• Open cast mining – top soil, overburden stripping and coal mining.

We mine in strips of 100m x 50m face. We first strip the top soil as a free

dig with excavators and hauling within a distance of 1-3km using ADTs

to expose the second layer of overburden. Post blasting of overburden

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INTERVIEW

barricades. A detailed breakdown

of our services is as follows:

Underground mining

services

• Conventional mining

method: stoping;

developing;

vamping and sweepings

• Equipping and reclamation

• Mechanised mining method:

capital development (TMM);

board and pillar

• Hybrid mining method

we load and haul it, exposing the coal seam that we

mine and stockpile for the client. The same will be

repeated where there is midburden.

What services do you provide?

We are multifaceted company within the mining

industry focusing on contract mining services

(surface and underground), civil and bulk earth

works, crushing and screening, load and haul, mine

rehabilitation, manufacture and supply of blasting

Open cast mining services

• Top soil and overburden

stripping

• Coal seam mining

• Rehabilitation, dump/stockpile management

Manufacturer and supplier of:

• LDPE blasting barricades and pipes

Civil services:

• Civil and bulk earth works

• Screening and crushing

• Load and haul

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OVERVIEW

Agriculture

A solar-powered vegetable project is showing a new way.

The SUNfarming Food and Energy project at Ikakeng next to

Potchefstroom cultivates vegetables in coco fibre housed in

sun-powered tunnels. The innovative project is a partnership

between the Engineering Faculty of North West University

and a German photovoltaic developer and operator, SUNfarming. The

project is supported financially by the German government.

The Provincial Government of North West wants to expand an existing

programme to promote farming across all districts in the province.

The Kgora Agricultural Institute in Ramatlabama, some 25km north of

Mahikeng, trains small-scale farmers in raising animals and crop farming

and works with young people to interest them in the opportunities that

the sector has to offer. The idea is to establish centres such as Kgora

all over the province.

A weakness identified in the land claims process has been the

absence of support for new farmers. But for the beneficiaries of a

successful 4 500ha land claim on the De Paarl farm near Lichtenburg,

things have been different. They have received tractors and equipment

worth R6-million from the National Department of Rural Development

and Land Reform. Support has also been given by Omnia Fertilisers. In

the early stages of the project, a group of commercial farmers leased

the land from the De Paarl Communal Property Association (CPA) and

Beneficiaries and workers of the NWU’s SUNfarming project busy

nurturing their vegetables.

SECTOR INSIGHT

A successful land claim farm

is doing well at Lichtenburg.

passed on agricultural skills to the

beneficiaries.

The farm has maize, sunflowers,

potatoes and a herd of cattle.

The farm has created 20 permanent

job opportunities while 40

locals are employed seasonally.

Kokoana Farming Enterprise, the

beneficiary-managed company

which runs the farm, is in the process

of devising a five-year plan for

the future of the farm.

Four district agri-parks are at

the centre of a drive to establish

sustainable agri-processing, to

promote food security and to

bring local black businesses into

the mainstream economy. The

provincial government set aside

R75-million for the project in the

2017/18 budget.

Each of the agri-parks will have

a specific focus:

• Springbokpan: grain (Ngaka

Modiri Molema District

Municipality).

• Vryburg: livestock, red meat

(Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

District Municipality)

• Moretele/Makapanstadt:

red meat and horticulture

(Bojanala District Municipality)

• Maquassi Hills: pork and poultry

(Dr Kenneth Kaunda District

Municipality)

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OVERVIEW

Various agri-processing plants are

under consideration for the city of

Mahikeng: a feedlot and a meat

processing plant, including an

abattoir and packaging facilities.

In Taung the plan is to establish

animal feed manufacturing plant.

NWK also deals in grain, runs several retail outlets and has a half-share

(with Senwes) in CertiSure Brokers. The company deals in short-term

insurance, crop insurance, financial planning, medical funds and funeral

policies. The company has 37 silos with a capacity of 2.5-million tons.

There are several milling operations in North West Province. Masilo

Mills is located in Hanneman (where Papa Super Maize is ground) and

Tau Roller Mills is in Wolmeransstad.

Companies

One of South Africa’s biggest agricultural

companies is Senwes.

The company specialises in the

storage and handling of grains

and oilseeds. Its extensive silo

infrastructure extends across the

interior. Its headquarters are in

Klerksdorp.

Suidwes is based south of

Klerksdorp in Leeudoringstad.

More than 90% of the shares in

the company are held by farmers.

Grain handling is the main

business and there are divisions

for retail (17 outlets and one

animal-feed depot), mechanisation,

finance and research

and agricultural economics

(Terratek).

Brits is the location of the

headquarters of the MGK Group,

formerly Magaliesberg Graan

Kooperasie. The company runs

five divisions and a plant that

makes full fat soy, a component

in animal feed.

NWK is another company

with manufacturing capacity.

The Lichtenburg-based enterprise

makes liquid fertiliser (up

to 10 tons per month), animal

feed (Opti Feeds), processes

sunflower seeds (Epko), and runs

three grain mills. Another subsidiary,

Opti Chicks, has a capacity of

600 000 chicks per week.

Variety

North West’s distinct climatic regions are home to three very different

types of agriculture. The dry western region is home to large

beef-cattle herds, and this is where the growing game-ranching and

hunting industry has its base. The eastern and north-eastern parts of

the province receive relatively good rainfall and are suitable for the

cultivation of crops.

The North West has approximately 1.6-million beef cattle, representing

12% of South Africa’s herd. Major breeds include Simmental,

Brahman, Bonsmara and Simbra, a cross between the Brahman and

Simmental breeds. Kalahari Red and Boerbok goats are found in large

numbers in the dry west. The number of goats for the province is

estimated at 701 587, which is 12% of South Africa’s total. There are

estimated to be 318 843 pigs, which is 20% of South Africa’s total drove.

Nearly two-million hectares is planted with summer cereals, with

about 50 000 hectares given over to winter cereals. The North West

produces about 20% of South Africa’s maize and about 15% of its wheat.

The central and southern sections of the province are dominated by

maize and wheat farming. When it comes to sunflower seed, North

West is responsible for 33% of South Africa’s stock, and 23% of the

nation’s groundnuts. The North West supplies 5.4% of South Africa’s

potatoes, but parts of the Kalahari are ideally suited to the cultivation

of seed potatoes.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Agricultural Research Council: www.arc.agric.za

Grain SA: www.grainsa.co.za

National Department of Agriculture and Forestry:

www.daff.gov.za

North West Department of Agriculture, Conservation,

Environment and Rural Development:

www.nwpg.gov.za/agriculture

Potatoes SA: www.potatoes.co.za

SA Grain Information Service: www.sagis.org.za

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OVERVIEW

Energy

North West is researching new energy sources.

The mines and smelters around Rustenburg and the industrial

plants in Brits use a lot of energy. They are served by Transnet

Pipelines, which has recently made a big investment in the

New Multi-Product Pipeline. The NMPP is built to pump threemillion

litres of product per hour over a distance of 715km, from Durban

to the industrial hub of the country. It is the single biggest project in

Transnet’s capital expenditure investment portfolio​and is one of the

biggest of its kind in the world.

Most of South Africa’s energy requirements are met by Eskom’s

coal-fired power stations but the drive to start producing renewable

energy is growing, and researchers and companies in the North West are

investigating several options, from solar energy to hydrogen fuel-cells.

North West Province has large reserves of platinum and there are

exciting possibilities in potential energy applications for the mineral.

In May 2012, Anglo Platinum, one of the province’s biggest companies,

launched its first underground mining locomotive to be powered by a

fuel cell. Platinum coating greatly enhances the hydrogen absorption

capacity of fuel cells.

Bioethanol, biodiesel and methane gas from waste and renewable

resources are among the types of biofuels being investigated. Sunflower

seeds and sweet sorghum are suitable for converting into biofuel and

bioethanol. The South African Energy Resource Institute (Saneri) chair

in biofuel research is held by a professor on the Potchefstroom campus.

ONLINE RESOURCES

National Department of Energy: www.energy.gov.za

South African Energy Resource Institute: www.saneri.org.za

Southern African Bioenergy Association: www.saba.za.org

South African Renewable Energy Council: www.sarec.org.za

Southern African Alternative Energy Association:

www.saaea.org

SECTOR INSIGHT

Transnet Pipelines has

invested in a massive

new pipeline.

Silversands Energy is a North West

company that produces ethanol

fuel for an ethanol-powered bus

made by Scania South Africa for

the City of Johannesburg.

The North West normally has

about 300 days of sunshine per

year, so solar power has great potential,

and there is a programme

aimed at converting bush that is

encroaching onto arable land into

biomass in the form of biocoal

(TOR) or briquettes.

The Engineering Department

of North West University regularly

competes in an international

solar car challenge. In 2017

the Bridgestone World Solar

Challenge started in Darwin

and finished 3 000km away in

Adelaide.

South Africa’s nuclear-research

centre is located at Pelindaba near

Hartbeespoort Dam, and is run by

the South African Nuclear Energy

Corporation.

The Nuclear Engineering

Department at North-West

University (NWU) is the only

one of its kind in the country,

and the National Department of

Science and Technology granted

a chair in Nuclear Engineering

to NWU.

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OVERVIEW

Water

New boreholes are being dug in rural areas.

A

partnership between the National Departments of Water and

Sanitation and Public Works and the Provincial Government

of the North West has delivered training in solar geyser installation

and plumbing to 140 young people in Madibeng.

Maintenance of water works is one of the most serious challenges

facing municipalities in South Africa, with 71% of wastewater treatment

plants being non-compliant. Infrastructure in some cases has not been

serviced for some time, and leaks and skills shortages are problems.

A Water and Sanitation campaign has been launched in the province

to tackle this. The programme will provide training and monitoring.

In response to the long-term drought, water tankers organised by

the National Department of Water and Sanitation and the provincial

government dug several boreholes to supplement supply.

South Africa is a water-scarce country and water management is

critical to economic planning. The western part of North West Province

is particularly dry. In the eastern part of the province, national government

has sent water tanks to some parts, and has upgraded the

treatment plants upstream from the Hartbeespoort Dam.

The residents of Jericho village near Brits were delighted when new

water infrastructure was delivered in 2016 by a partnership involving

the provincial and national governments and the responsible water

authority, Magalies Water. The Jericho Rural Water Supply project included

new boreholes and pipes, and connecting the village to the

main reservoir that serves the area.

Three of South Africa’s six major catchment areas are located in the

province: the Limpopo, the Orange and the Vaal. Within these catchment

areas, only the Vaal River has a strong-enough flow to allow for

significant amounts of water to be taken from it directly to support

irrigation or industry. There are four water-management areas in the

province, three of which are linked to the Vaal River. Water is imported

into the provincial system through transfers between water basins.

The province has 83 sewage-treatment plants, and the national Blue

Drop award system has found most of them need a lot of improvement.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Blue Drop Awards: www.ewisa.co.za

National Department of Water and Sanitation: www.dwa.gov.za

South African Association of Water Utilities: www.saawu.org.za

Water Research Commission: www.wrc.org.za

SECTOR INSIGHT

Young people are learning

plumbing skills.

Tlokwe is one of only three municipalities

in the country that acts

as a water-service authority and

as a service provider. It has won

awards for its levels of service. The

biggest service providers active in

the North West are:

• Rand Water

• Magalies Water

• Sedibeng Water (including

Botshelo Water, which

has been incorporated into

Sedibeng Water)

• Midvaal Water Company

supplies water to Matlosana

(Klerksdorp).

The city of Rustenburg has created

the Rustenburg Water Services

Trust (RWST), a special-purposes

vehicle that runs the town’s relatively

new water system.

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Manufacturing

The North West’s strong resource base could

underpin a much bigger manufacturing sector.

OVERVIEW

Brits, Rustenburg, Tlokwe (Potchefstroom), Matlosana

(Klerksdorp) and Mahikeng account for more than half of the

total manufacturing capacity in North West Province. Mining

beneficiation, automotive components and food and beverages

play important roles in the sector, but there is scope to massively

increase the scope for manufacturing in a wide range of other fields.

The provincial government has pointed out that the share of

manufacturing to the Growth Value Add (GVA) of the province is only

5% – a figure that must grow if employment is to grow along with the

expanding economy.

A provincial Integrated Manufacturing Strategy has been compiled.

One of the report’s findings was that because North West is located near

to the industrial hub of Gauteng, has low input costs, lies on established

trade routes and has easy access to natural resources, it should make

the development of the chemical processing sector a good bet. This is

especially true for phosphate and nitrogen-based fertilisers.

Another provincial priority is to improve the link between rural and

urban economies, something which a strong focus on agri-processing

will achieve. As one of the country’s biggest producers of livestock,

North West’s automotive industry could profitably source hides for

car seats locally. It is this sort of value-added tie-up that economic

planners are looking at, as they aim to get more value out of the

agricultural sector.

Wire-harness manufacturer Pasdec Automotive Technologies is

one of several companies that has a facility in Brits. The sophisticated

Bosch plant makes starters, alternators, braking systems and electroniccontrol

units. Dubigeon Body and Coach assembles buses, coaches and

special vehicles for a wide range of clients, including Iveco, MAN, Fiat,

Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. The huge Bridgestone factory has received a

R700-million upgrade. New staff have been employed and the plant has

become one of only four in the world that is producing “runflat” tyres.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Automotive Industry Development Centre: www.aidc.co.za

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing: www.cfam.co.za

Consumer Goods Council of South Africa: www.cgcsa.co.za:

National Department of Trade and Industry: www.dti.gov.za

North West Development Corporation: www.nwdc.co.za

SECTOR INSIGHT

The Centre for Advanced

Manufacturing at North

West University specialises

in extruder technology.

Some 800 people are employed

at the plant.

Klerksdorp is geared towards

the mining industry, with a concentration

of steel manufacturers,

cable suppliers and engineering

works. Potchefstroom has food

and beverages, furniture manufacture

and an ammunition plant.

Aquasol is a niche manufacturer of

water-soluble products.

Rustenburg has a mixture

of enterprises, the biggest of

which are the mining-related

smelters. Production of nonmetallic

mineral products is

concentrated around Lichtenburg

and Mahikeng (cement), and

Rustenburg (stone). The Centre

for Advanced Manufacturing

(CFAM) is housed at North West

University. The centre specialises

in extruder technology, an

important component in the

food-manufacturing process.

CFAM works with Gaborona

Consulting, the Vaal University of

Technology, Thripp (a dti technology

programme) and ChemCity, a

Sasol initiative.

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OVERVIEW

Education and training

NWU is a leader in innovative research.

Whether it’s astrophysics, tourism, solar energy or extruder

technology, the North West University and its researchers

are leaders in their fields.

They are also busy: a research unit within the

Faculty of Theology had 103 articles published in accredited journals

in 2016 and Professor Melville Saayman of the Faculty of Economic

and Management Sciences won NWU’s award as most productive

researcher for his often-cited work on tourism. Professor of Astrophysics

and Space Physics Markus Bottcher was given the prestigious task of

chairing the organising committee of an international conference.

Among the many research entities at NWU, there are five chairs

allocated by the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI):

Astrophysics and Space Physics, Coal Research, Biofuels and other

clean alternative fuels, Nuclear Engineering and Early Detection and

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Africa.

The university’s faculties don’t limit themselves to pure research.

Some of the Engineering Faculty’s partnerships illustrate this point.

Partners include Sasol, Eskom, Denel Aviation, Telkom and SAPPI.

Since 2012 the Engineering Faculty has been competing in solar

car challenges. The 2017 challenge saw a car called Naledi travel from

Darwin to Adelaide, powered purely by the sun. The project had

no fewer than 26 partners and sponsors, including the Technology

Innovation Agency and Growthpoint Properties.

North West University (NWU) has more than 65 000 students, with

about 26 000 studying by correspondence. The university's main

campus is at Potchefstroom with satellite campuses at Mmabatho

and Vanderbijlpark.

The Centre for Text Technology (CTexT) conducts research and collects

data on regional languages and is aiming to establish a discipline

called Human Language Technology. The pharmaceutical faculty at

the Potchefstroom campus of the North West University is regarded

as a national leader.

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has three branches in North

West, at Rustenburg, Potchefstroom and Mmabatho.

Colleges

Technical Vocational and Educational Training colleges teach skills

that are relevant to the work place. In the North West, the mining

sector needs engineers and artisans.

Mining companies provide

some training in these disciplines,

but TVET colleges bear the chief

responsibility.

The National Department of

Higher Education and Training

(DHET) declared the period starting

in 2014 as "The Decade of the

Artisan" with a goal of producing

30 000 per year by 2026. The

current figure is about 13 000.

North West has three TVET

colleges with several campuses

each. Vuselela TVET College has its

headquarters in Klerksdorp, where

there is also an accredited trade

test centre. There are a further four

campuses: Jouberton Centre for

Engineering Studies; Matlosana

Campus; Potchefstroom Centre

for ICT; Taung Campus.

Orbit TVET College has three

sites, Rustenburg, Mankwe and

Brits, with about 15 000 students

overall. The Rustenburg campus

of Orbit College hosts a Microsoft

IT Academy while the Mankwe

campus offers automotive training,

the result of a partnership

between the Manufacturing,

Engineering and Related SETA

(MersSETA), Lelethu Training and

Ford South Africa.

In 2016 Orbit TVET College

took delivery of an electronics

academy from sponsor Samsung.

Located on the Mankwe campus,

and in partnership with the

MerSETA, the academy has eve-

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OVERVIEW

rything a trainee technician might

want. Samsung Electronics South

Africa will offer work experience

to students after they graduate.

The Taung Agricultural College

has received a R13.4-million

donation from Danish catalysis

company Haldor Topsøe. The

college had recently been

re-accredited by the Council

on Higher Education (CHE) to

offer the NQF Level 6 Diploma

in Agriculture specialising in

Irrigation Technology.

A graduation ceremony in

November 2016 saw 169 students

graduate from the Moruleng

Community Project, an initiative

of the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela

Development Welfare supported

by the Mining Qualification

Authority and the Department

of Higher Education and Training.

The four-month programme

offered carpentry, electrical,

plumbing, bricklaying and

entrepreneurship. A further 14

apprentices completed Level

4 Jewellery Design and

Manufacturing and will take up

further artisan training.

Schools

Provincial education authorities

are trying to overcome huge

challenges at rural schools. An

important part of the latter process

is the expansion of boarding

schools, to which an amount of

R500-million has been allocated

in the medium-term framework.

The North West Provincial

Government's broader policy

aimed at uplifting rural areas will

see the Department of Education and Sport Development directing

more resources to schools in the villages, townships and small dorpies

(VTSD).

While a hundred primary schools will receive smart-boards to

improve mathematics instruction, the fact that the annual budget

also includes items for installing sanitation at schools speaks of the

magnitude of the challenges.

There are 1 465 primary and high schools in the state sector in the

North West. Spending on new infrastructure and on renovations is set

to continue for many years, offering many opportunities to contractors.

The opening of the PLG Hartbeespoort Academy in 2016 marked

the first investment into the province of the Pembury Lifestyle Group.

A campus generally comprises a pre-primary, primary and high school.

Pupils at the Hartbeespoort Academy will write IEB exams when they

reach matric.

Curro believes it will be running 200 schools in South Africa by

2020, double its current number. There are four Curro schools (representing

four brands) in the North West, in Rustenburg, Mahikeng and

Klerksdorp (two).

ONLINE RESOURCES

Mining Qualifications Authority: www.mqa.org.za

North West Department of Education and Sport Development:

www.nwdesd.gov.za

National Department of Basic Education: www.education.gov.za

National Department of Higher Education and Training:

www.dhet.gov.za

North West University: www.nwu.ac.za

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Banking and financial services

New state banks are to be formed.

If poor people are to be helped by government and municipalities,

then the budgets of those entities have to be efficiently administered.

In the presentation of the 2016/17 budget of the Department of

Finance, Economy and Enterprise, it was reported that the Provincial

Government of the North West is improving with regard to audits, but

that local municipalities are getting worse.

Three provincial departments have been mandated to improve

the financial performance of municipalities. Steps include monthly

meetings between Treasury officials and mayors and standard contracts

for managers. The Chartered Institute for Government Finance, Audit

and Risk Officers trains and rewards entities such as city councils for

clean audits. Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality won an

award in 2016 for risk management.

Whereas the private sector is the biggest factor in the banking

sector, there are growing moves by the state to become involved. Post

Bank, a division of the South African Post Office, is far advanced in its

application for a full banking licence and a further two state banks are

planned: Ithala (currently an enterprise funder in KwaZulu-Natal) and

a Human Settlements Development Bank, which will focus on housing

SECTOR INSIGHT

The North West is

planning a R10-billion

investment fund.

• Municipalities will be

assisted to achieve clean

audits.

for poorer households and statefunded

housing projects. This may

have relevance for a province such

as North West, which has a big

rural population.

The North West Provincial

Government itself is planning

to create a fund to stimulate investment.

The planned People’s

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OVERVIEW

Economic Growth Agency (PEGA)

is to be founded by the North

West Development Corporation

(NWDC) with the intention of

attracting more than R10-billion

for “strategic investments”. This will

no doubt be in partnership with

banks and other agencies. The

North West University has been

flagged as a strategic partner and

areas of investment suggested are

ICT, energy and solar geysers.

All of the country’s major

banks and financial institutions

are represented in the North West.

Financial services are available

even in small towns, although the

bigger cities like Potchefstroom,

Rustenburg and Klerksdorp have

a greater concentration and

diversity.

Financial services extend

beyond advising rich people on

how to invest their assets, or balance

their portfolio. In a province

where there has been some real

financial distress brought about

by bad times and retrenchments,

something is being done to

address this.

A long strike in 2012 created

tough conditions for some

workers in the platinum sector.

Anglo American Platinum has

teamed up with Summit Financial

Partners to help miners manage

their debt and plan their finances

better through a scheme called

Nkululeko. Garnishee orders went

down among the Nkululeko

group by 80% between 2011

and 2016. In 2016, Summit won a

Constitutional Court judgement

to the effect that the judiciary

must keep an eye on emolument

attachment orders (garnishees)

to make sure they are fair. It had

earlier been found by a High Court that some orders were grossly unfair

and exploitative. Summit has an office in Hartbeespoort.

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa is behind

another initiative called Project Qaphela, a financial literacy programme

aimed at workers in the mining sector. The curriculum covers budgeting,

saving, borrowing, understanding documents such as payslips

and benefit statements and preparations for retirement. Partners in

the programme include the National Union of Mineworkers, Sanlam

and Coronation.

Ubank is owned by a trust that is managed by the Chamber of Mines

and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). It has several branches

in the North West.

With agriculture being such an important part of the North West

economy, each of the Big Four banks has specialists in the province

and dedicated units such as Nedbank Agribusiness. Focus areas for this

unit are agronomy (grain, oil seeds, sugar and cotton), livestock (including

game farming), horticulture (fruit and vegetables, for example), and

secondary agriculture which covers agricultural processing and storage.

Standard Bank has a R500-million black economic empowerment

agricultural fund designed to connect farmers who have received farms

in land reform projects to agri-businesses that will buy their produce.

Another source of funding for farmers is the Land and Agricultural

Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank), a development-finance

institution that falls under the national Ministry of Finance.

The large agricultural companies all have finance divisions. CertiSure

is a joint venture between NWK and Senwes that offers short-term

insurance, crop insurance, financial planning, medical funds and funeral

policies. Senwes Credit is a registered credit provider which offers

asset financing in collaboration with Wesbank. Temo Agri (a division

of Brits-based Magalies Graan Korporasie) and Noordwes Korporasie

(Lichtenburg) have received the backing of the Industrial Development

Corporation (IDC) to enable them to roll out agricultural credits to

emerging farmers.

The Royal Bafokeng Nation, a community of about 150 000 people

living on platinum-rich land north-west of Rustenburg, is a shareholder

in a large banking group and several of South Africa’s insurance companies

through its investment company, Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH).

ONLINE RESOURCES

Auditor-General of South Africa: www.agsa.co.za

Association for Savings and Investment South Africa:

www.asisa.org.za

Chartered Institute for Government Finance, Audit and Risk

Officers: www.cigfaro.co.za

Financial Services Board: www.fsb.co.za

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Development finance

and SMME support

SMMEs in the North West are on a central supplier base.

The Provincial Government of the North West is driving a

policy to boost the economies of Villages, Townships and

Small Dorpies (VTSD). The Finance, Economy and Enterprise

Department (FEED) will roll out industrial laundries in VTSD

areas, which will be linked to health and correctional services facilities.

The agricultural supply chain can involve rural communities and

entrepreneurs in business so a centralised supplier database has been

established.

The North West Development Corporation (NWDC) is the economic

development agency of the province. The NWDC assists SMMEs gain

access to funding, identify markets and provides infrastructure.

The NWDC has found an innovative entrepreneur, making handmade

toy cars which come equipped with solar panels and Bluetooth

speakers. Thabang Khisane of Ganyesa, which is on the road from

Vryburg to the Kalahari, has found a way of combining the traditional

South African “wire car” with the latest in modern technology.

The North West Innovation Competition 2017 turned up some

other enterprising ideas among the winners, including a water-wise

nursery and an animal reflector spray to make animals visible to cars at

night. The winners received support from the organisers of the event,

the NWDC, the Office of the Premier, Seda, North West University

Technology Transfer Office and the National Department of Science

and Technology.

The National Department of Small Business Development (DSBD)

has several programmes to assist SMMEs and co-operatives. including:

• The Black Business Supplier Development Programme, a cost –

sharing grant to promote competitiveness

ONLINE RESOURCES

Development Bank of Southern Africa: www.dbsa.org

Industrial Development Corporation: www.idc.co.za

National Department of Trade and Industry: www.dti.gov.za

National Small Business Chamber: www.nsbc.org.za

North West Development Corporation: www.nwdc.co.za

SECTOR INSIGHT

SMMEs and co-operatives

are preferred for

government contracts.

• The Co-operative Incentive

Scheme, a 100% grant.

The Small Enterprise Development

Agency is an agency of the DSBD

and gives non-financial support

to entrepreneurs through training,

marketing and creating business

plans. The Seda Technology

Programme (Stp) helps potential

businesses become trading entities.

The Industrial Development

Corporation is a strategic lender

and plays a strong role in supporting

small and emerging

enterprises in the North West

province.

Shanduka Black Umbrellas has

an incubator in Mooi Nooi, near

Marikana. Among the success stories

from that area is Montamaisa

Bosigo Transport, which does staff

transport and courier services.

The Afrikaansehandelsinstituut

(AHI) has rebranded as the Small

Business Institute. Representing

over a hundred chambers, the

SBI is a member of Business Unity

South Africa.

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LISTING

North West Provincial Government

A guide to North West Province’s government departments. Visit: www.nwpg.gov.za

Office of the Premier

Premier: Supra Obakeng Mahumapelo

3rd Floor, Garona Building, Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho 2735

Tel: +27 18 388 2448 | Fax: +27 18 388 2008

Website: www.nwpg.gov.za

Department of Community Safety and

Transport Management

MEC: Dr Mpho Motlhabane

Safety House 31-34, Molopo Road, Mahikeng 2735

Tel: +27 18 381 9187

Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/public-safety/new

Department of Culture, Arts and

Traditional Affairs

MEC: Ontlametse Mochware

2nd Floor, Gabomotho Building, James Maroka Drive, Mmabatho 2735

Tel: +27 18 388 2809/10 | Fax: +27 18 388 1907

Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/dcata

Department of Education and Sport

Development

Sello Lehari

2nd Floor, Garona Building, Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho 2735

Tel: +27 18 388 2562/2564 | Fax: +27 18 388 384 5016

Website: www.nwdesd.gov.za

Department of Finance, Economy and

Enterprise Development

MEC: Wendy Nelson

2nd Floor, Garona Building,Dr James Moroka Drive,

Mmabatho 2735

Tel: +27 18 388 1363 | Fax: +27 18 388 1704

Website: www.treasury.nwpg.gov.za

Department of Health

MEC: Dr Magome Masike

National Health Office Park, Cnr 1st Street and Sekome Road, Building,

Mahikeng 2745

Tel: +27 18 391 400/1 | Fax: 086 692 9553

Website: www.nwhealth.gov.za/dohnw

Department of Local Government and

Human Settlements

MEC: Fenny Gaolaolwe

3366 Bessemer Street, Telkom Building, Industrial Site, Mahikeng 2735

Tel: +27 18 387 4065

Fax: 086 586 9597

Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/home.html

Department of Public Works and Roads

MEC: Madoda Sambatha

Ngaka Modiri Molema Road, Old Parliament Complex,

Provincial Head Office, Mmabatho 2735

Tel: +27 18 388 1454

Fax: +27 18 388 1819

Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/Public%20Works

Department of Rural, Environment and

Agricultural Development

MEC: Manketsi Tlhape

Ground Floor, Agricentre Building, Cnr Dr James Moroka Drive and

Stadium Road, Mmabatho 2735

Tel: +27 18 389 5056

Fax: +27 18 384 2679

Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/agriculture

Department of Social Development

MEC: Hoffman Galeng

Provident House Building, University Drive,

Mmabatho 2735

Tel: +27 18 388 2476

Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/dsdwcpd

Department of Tourism

MEC: Desbo Mohono

1st Floor, NWDC Building, Cnr Provident Street and University Drive,

Mmabatho 2735

Tel: +27 18 387 7995

Website: www.nwpg.gov.za/Tourism

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North West Local Government

An overview of the North West municipalities

LISTING

BOJANALA PLATINUM DISTRICT

MUNICIPALITY

Tel: +27 14 590 4500 | Fax: +27 14 592 6085

Website: www.bojanala.gov.za

Kgetleng Rivier Local Municipality

Tel: +27 14 543 2004 | Fax: +27 14 543 2480

Website: www.kgetlengrivier.gov.za

Madibeng Local Municipality

Tel: +27 12 318 9203 | Fax: +27 12 318 9203

Website: www.madibeng.gov.za

Moretele Local Municipality

Tel: +27 12 716 1000 | Fax: +27 12 716 9999

Website: www.moretele.org.za

Moses Kotane Local Municipality

Tel: +27 14 555 1300 | Fax: +27 14 555 6368

Website: www.moseskotane.gov.za

Rustenburg Local Municipality

Tel: +27 14 590 3111 | Fax: +27 14 590 3006

Website: www.rustenburg.gov.za

DR RUTH SEGOMOTSI MOMPATI DISTRICT

MUNICIPALITY

Tel: +27 53 928 4700 | Fax: +27 53 927 2401

Website: www.rsmompatidm.gov.za

Greater Taung Local Municipality

Tel: +27 53 994 9400 | Fax: +27 53 994 3917

Website: www.gtlm.gov.za

Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality

Tel: +27 53 998 4455 | Fax: +27 53 933 0035

Website: www.kmlm.gov.za

Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality

Tel: +27 53 441 2206 | Fax: +27 53 441 3735

Website: www.lekwateemane.co.za

Mamusa Local Municipality

Tel: +27 53 963 1331 | Fax: +27 53 963 2474

Website: www.mamusa.gov.za

Naledi Local Municipality

Tel: +27 53 928 2200 | Fax: +27 53 927 3482

Website www.naledilocal.co.za

NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA DISTRICT

MUNICIPALITY

Tel: +27 18 381 9400

Website: www.nmmdm.gov.za

Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 633 3800 | Fax: +27 18 632 5247

Website: www.ditsobotla.co.za

Mahikeng Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 389 0111 | Fax: +27 18 384 4830

Website: www.mahikeng.gov.za

Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 642 1081 | Fax: +27 18 642 3586

Website: www.ramotshere.gov.za

Ratlou Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 330 7000 | Fax: +27 18 330 7019

Website: www.ratlou.gov.za

Tswaing Local Municipality

Tel: +27 53 948 0900 | Fax: +27 53 948 1500

Website: www.tswaing.gov.za

DR KENNETH KAUNDA DISTRICT

MUNICIPALITY

Tel: +27 18 473 8016

Fax: +27 18 473 2938

Website: www.kaundadistrict.gov.za

City of Matlosana Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 487 8000 | Fax: +27 18 464 2318

Website: www.matlosana.gov.za

JB Marks Local Municipality

Tel: +27 18 299 5111

Website: www.jbmarks.co.za

Maquassi Local Municioality

Tel: +27 18 596 1067 | Fax: +27 18 596 1555

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INDEX

INDEX

Black Management Forum.........................................................................................................IBC

Impala Platinum........................................................................................................................30-31

Mmbatho Palms Hotel Casino Convention Resort.....................................................................19

Modi Mining..............................................................................................................................32-33

Nedbank................................................................................................................................3; OBC

Old Mutual................................................................................................................................22-25

Rustenburg Chamber of Business................................................................................................5

Sun International................................................................................................................IFC-1; 17

Transnet Pipelines.........................................................................................................................37

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Nela Mojanaga

INTERVIEW

Black Management

Forum – North West:

Developing leadership

and advancing

transformation

Nela Mojanaga, Provincial Chairperson, shares

the visionand goals of the BMF, North West.

Please could you outline the main objectives of the

Black Management Forum.

• To develop managerial leadership

• To advance socio-economic transformation

• To be a thought leader on the above issues.

BIOGRAPHY

Nela Mojanaga qualified as

a social worker at Fort Hare

University and followed this up

with post-graduate diplomas

in community development,

health management and

facility management from

various universities locally and

internationally, including the

National Institute of Public

Health in Japan and the

University of Cape Town. She

worked as a social worker for

a period of 12 years and is

currently the Chief Director for

the Department of Health in the

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District.

Are there particular areas that the BMF is focussing on

right now?

The organisation is focusing on recruiting members. The BMF

North West is also part of the District Moral Regeneration

Committee.

What are some of the most recent achievements of the

BMF in the North West?

The organisation has successfully supported Bloyta Properties in

developing youth in Ventersdorp and Matlosana. They are part

of the Interactive Dialogue and have a permanent slot on the

Robben Island Youth Development Programme.

The BMF has also facilitated the Department of Health in the

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District to develop and launch a Charter on

Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

How would you characterise the relationship between the

BMF and civil society, labour unions and government?

The relationship between the organisation, local governments, the

Department of Health and the local Business Chamber is good. The

organisation partners with all of these organisations from time to

time in their activities.

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