Gauteng Business 2018-19 edition

A unique guide to business and investment in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. The 2018/19 edition of Gauteng Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng Province. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on the concept of the Urban Development Zone which underpins the successful urban growth strategy that is being pursued in the province, and on the importance of airports in regional economic thinking. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at www.globalafricanetwork.com under e-books. Updated information on Gauteng is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online, 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 and investment in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. The 2018/19 edition of Gauteng Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng Province.
In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on the concept of the Urban Development Zone which underpins the successful urban growth strategy that is being pursued in the province, and on the importance of airports in regional economic thinking.
To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at www.globalafricanetwork.com under e-books. Updated information on Gauteng is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.


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<strong>2018</strong>/<strong>19</strong> EDITION<br />










<strong>Gauteng</strong> <strong>Business</strong> <strong>2018</strong>/<strong>19</strong> Edition<br />

Introduction<br />

Foreword6<br />

A unique guide to business and investment in <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />

Special features<br />

Regional overview 8<br />

Research and planning aim to bolster growth.<br />

Urban Development Zone 14<br />

Property regeneration and growth through tax incentives.<br />

Aerotropolis22<br />

O.R. Tambo International Airport can spark new growth.<br />

Economic sectors<br />

Agriculture36<br />

Urban farming is in the spotlight.<br />

Mining38<br />

Government wants broader participation in the mining sector.<br />

Oil and gas 44<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> leads the nation in manufacturing.<br />

Engineering48<br />

Tens of billions are to be spent on <strong>Gauteng</strong> infrastructure.<br />

Manufacturing50<br />

New plants are powering <strong>Gauteng</strong>’s manufacturing sector.<br />

Automotive56<br />

Investment in plant and training is on the rise.<br />

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Food and beverages 57<br />

Joburg Market is Africa’s biggest.<br />

Tourism58<br />

Heritage is a growth sector.<br />

Education and training 62<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is focussing on vocational training.<br />

Information and communications technology 64<br />

Technology companies are training young people in ICT.<br />

Banking and financial services 66<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is home to new banks and new stock exchanges.<br />

Development finance and SMME support 72<br />

Co-operatives are making school uniforms.<br />

Government<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Provincial Government 78<br />

An overview of the <strong>Gauteng</strong> provincial government<br />

departments.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Local Government 79<br />

An overview of the <strong>Gauteng</strong> municipalities.<br />

References<br />

Sector contents 34<br />

Overview of the main economic sectors of <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />

Index80<br />

Map<br />

Regional map. 13<br />


The cover photograph shows the new council chamber of the City<br />

of Johannesburg in Braamfontein with the skyscrapers of Hillbrow<br />

in the background. The design by architects studioMAS evokes a<br />

drum or calabash with the round plan encouraging open debate in<br />

the tradition of the Setswana lekgotla and the Roman agora. Photo<br />

credit: THEGIFT777, iStock by Getty Images.<br />

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<strong>Gauteng</strong> <strong>Business</strong><br />

A unique guide to business and investment in <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />

The <strong>2018</strong>/<strong>19</strong> <strong>edition</strong> of <strong>Gauteng</strong> <strong>Business</strong> is the 10th issue<br />

of this highly successful publication that has established<br />

itself as the premier business and investment guide for<br />

the <strong>Gauteng</strong> Province.<br />

In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each<br />

of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special<br />

features on the concept of the Urban Development Zone which<br />

underpins the successful urban growth strategy that is being<br />

pursued in the province, and on the importance of airports in<br />

regional economic thinking.<br />

To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution<br />

of the print <strong>edition</strong>, the full content can also be viewed online<br />

at www.globalafricanetwork.com under e-books. Updated information<br />

on <strong>Gauteng</strong> is also available through our monthly e-newsletter,<br />

which you can subscribe to online, in addition to our complementary<br />

business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our<br />

flagship South African <strong>Business</strong> title.<br />

Chris Whales<br />

Publisher, Global Africa Network Media<br />

Email: chris@gan.co.za<br />


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FOCUS<br />

Member-oriented scheme makes<br />

medical aid affordable<br />

Selfmed Medical Scheme is one of the oldest medical schemes<br />

in South Africa, having been established more than 50 years ago.<br />

Christo Becker<br />

Selfmed has six medical aid options:<br />

Affordability is a key<br />

component of the<br />

company’s offering.<br />

As Christo Becker,<br />

Principal Officer of<br />

Selfmed, says, “We<br />

pride ourselves in<br />

bringing affordable<br />

options to the<br />

South African market<br />

and making<br />

medical aid more<br />

accessible.”<br />

• SelfNET Essential: an entry-level product is the<br />

most affordable as it covers a narrow band of<br />

benefits.<br />

• SelfNET: one level up from the Essential option<br />

with more benefits and medical cover.<br />

• MedXX1: a hospital plan that extends beyond<br />

the prescribed minimum benefits and pays out<br />

at 100% of scheme rates for covered in-hospital<br />

treatment and in-hospital doctor’s consultations.<br />

• Selfsure: an option that provides in-hospital and<br />

out-of-hospital benefits and is a great choice for<br />

a family with young children.<br />

• Med Elite: a broader hospital plan that covers<br />

additional conditions including greater coverage<br />

for oncology expenses, hip, knee and<br />

back operations.<br />

• Selfmed 80%: 80% of bills relating to a wide range<br />

of conditions are covered.<br />

Selfmed prides itself on having a very strong member<br />

focus. Becker, who has previously worked as a<br />

paramedic and a hospital manager believes, “All<br />

of us share the passion and we want to ensure our<br />

members receive good healthcare.”<br />

Becker believes that the recent White Paper<br />

related to the planned National Health Insurance<br />

(NHI) scheme did not address a number of issues.<br />

He says, “We all support the idea that healthcare<br />

should be accessible to all,” but issues not tackled<br />

include what the basket of care will look like<br />

and who will provide the care. He notes that the<br />

parameters of the NHI will likely change during<br />

its implementation.<br />

Becker is upbeat about the state of the South<br />

African healthcare system in the international<br />

context, and supports a collaborative approach to<br />

tackling the future of healthcare. He says: “I believe<br />

that the private healthcare system in South Africa<br />

– private medical care and medical insurance – is<br />

equal to the best in the world. Many of our doctors<br />

and medical professionals go overseas for training<br />

or to attend medical conferences and we have<br />

some of the most advanced medical equipment<br />

in the world in our private hospitals.<br />

“Furthermore, in countries like the USA, medical<br />

care is far more expensive than it generally is in<br />

South Africa. Ideally, representatives of the entire<br />

healthcare industry here should get together to<br />

discuss challenges and collaborate on viable ways<br />

to solve these so that quality healthcare can be<br />

made accessible to more people.”<br />

www.selfmed.co.za<br />

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Research and planning aim to bolster growth.<br />

In 2017, the cities of <strong>Gauteng</strong> Province were elected as co-president of the organisation<br />

representing the world’s major cities, Metropolis, World Association of Major Metropolises.<br />

This event, which happened at the organisation’s 12th World Congress in Montreal, Canada,<br />

illustrates that the <strong>Gauteng</strong> City Region is globally recognised.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong>’s participation in groupings such as Metropolis also illustrates that the problems of<br />

the world’s great cities cannot be solved in isolation. Proper research is needed to find solutions<br />

to the problems faced by large conurbations.


<strong>Gauteng</strong> began laying the groundwork for creating a research<br />

base as far back as 2008 when the <strong>Gauteng</strong> City-Region Observatory<br />

(GCRO) was established. A partnership between the University of<br />

Johannesburg (UJ), the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Provincial Government, the GCRO does research on which<br />

planners can base their projections. A case study using the GCRO<br />

model was presented to the Metropolis conference.<br />

Efforts are also being made to improve the regional economy by<br />

identifying blockages and shortcomings. Researchers from the universities<br />

of Johannesburg and Pretoria (through the Gordon Institute<br />

of <strong>Business</strong> Science) are examining employment rates, empowerment<br />

policies and the export value chain. At the same time, the <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

Innovation Hub is leading a process to bring innovation and research<br />

to the fore in economic policy-making and planning. Partners include<br />

the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the University<br />

of the Witwatersrand and the Vaal University of Technology.<br />

Other international news for the City of Johannesburg in 2017 came<br />

in the form of an award for the newly constructed council chambers<br />

(shown in the photograph below and on the cover of this publication).<br />

In the public services development category, the Braamfontein building,<br />

built as part of a redevelopment of the Metro Centre Precinct, was the<br />

winner at the International Property Awards. The building is owned by the<br />

Joburg Property Company and was designed by studioMAS Architecture.<br />

Apart from providing a sparkling new council chamber for councillors, the<br />

upgrade aims to connect Hillbrow and Berea with Wits University and<br />

Braamfontein and to provide better connectivity between Constitution<br />

Hill, the Joburg Theatre and the Metro Centre.<br />

In January <strong>2018</strong>, the <strong>Gauteng</strong> Technology and Innovation<br />

Conference was held in <strong>Gauteng</strong> to discuss the potential impact of<br />

the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The event was jointly hosted by the<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Departments of Economic Development and eGovernment.<br />

Investment and<br />

infrastructure<br />

In 2016 <strong>Gauteng</strong> attracted 75<br />

foreign direct investment (FDI)<br />

projects worth R36-billion which<br />

created 9 354 jobs. In the period<br />

2014-16, the province attracted<br />

R66-billion. The <strong>Gauteng</strong> Growth<br />

and Development Agency has<br />

a specialised subsidiary, the<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Investment Centre,<br />

which acts as a one-stop shop<br />

for potential investors looking<br />

for advice and support.<br />

A major factor influencing<br />

investors is the quality of infrastructure.<br />

The <strong>Gauteng</strong> Treasury<br />

reports that in <strong>2018</strong>, the following<br />

projects, coordinated by the<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Infrastructure Financing<br />

Agency and collectively worth<br />

about R4-billion, will have<br />

reached financial close and be in<br />

the implementation phase:<br />

• Jewellery manufacturing<br />

precinct<br />

• West Rand logistics hub<br />

• Lindley waste water treatment<br />

works<br />

• Trigen/co-gen plants at<br />

Chris Hani Baragwanath<br />

Hospital<br />

• Tshwane Innovation Hub;<br />

Enterprise buildings 2 and 3<br />

• Rooftop solar panels project.<br />

Neither the central government<br />

nor provincial and local government<br />

has sufficient resources to<br />

cover what the provincial government<br />

has estimated is needed in<br />

the <strong>Gauteng</strong> province in the 15<br />

years to 2030 – R1.3-trillion. A 15-<br />

year <strong>Gauteng</strong> Infrastructure Master<br />

Plan has been adopted but it is<br />

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hoped that multiple sources of funding will see the plan succeed in<br />

areas such as the provision of water, broadband connectivity, public<br />

transport, energy and the reshaping of cities to accommodate citizens<br />

in a better way than was the case under apartheid.<br />

A World Bank report has shown that a 10% increase in infrastructure<br />

spending results in a 1% growth in GDP.<br />

The network fibre of the province has been extended to 1 500<br />

kilometres with the community given access through clinics, schools,<br />

libraries and community centres. The aim is to have 100% broadband<br />

connectivity in <strong>Gauteng</strong> by 2020.<br />

To support the economy, the <strong>Gauteng</strong> Department of Economic<br />

Development will, in <strong>2018</strong>/<strong>19</strong>, invest in the following projects:<br />

• Automotive Supplier Park expansion, R11.8-million<br />

• upgrading of township hubs and industrial parks, R56-million<br />

• small business development at the <strong>Gauteng</strong> Enterprise Propeller,<br />

R67.3-million<br />

• start-up support for township companies from the Tshwane<br />

Innovation Hub, R35.5-million.<br />

Overview<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> province covers 1.4% of South Africa’s land mass but it produces<br />

about a third of South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP),<br />

and a remarkable 10% of that of the African continent. The province<br />

is a leader in a wide range of other sectors: finance, manufacturing,<br />

commerce, IT and media among them.<br />

The Bureau of Market Research (BMR) has shown that <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

accounts for 35% of total household consumption in South Africa.<br />

The leading economic sectors are finance, real estate and business<br />

(21% of provincial GDP), manufacturing (16.5%), government services<br />

(16.3%) and wholesale, retail, motor<br />

trade and accommodation<br />

(12.8%). The creative industries<br />

(including advertising and the<br />

film sector) employ upwards of<br />

180 000 people and contribute<br />

more than R3.3-billion to the<br />

provincial economy. This sector<br />

is seen as a driver of future<br />

growth.<br />

In the provincial capital,<br />

Johannesburg, financial services<br />

and commerce predominate.<br />

The JSE, Africa’s largest stock exchange,<br />

is situated in the heart of<br />

Johannesburg’s business district,<br />

Sandton.<br />

Tshwane (which includes<br />

Pretoria) is home to many government<br />

services and is the base<br />

of the automotive industry and<br />

many research institutions. The<br />

Ekurhuleni metropole has the<br />

largest concentration of manufacturing<br />

concerns, ranging<br />

from heavy to light industry, in<br />

the country. The western part of<br />

the province is concerned mainly<br />

with mining and agriculture,<br />

while the south has a combination<br />

of maize farming, tobacco<br />

production and the heavy industrial<br />

work associated with steel<br />

and iron-ore workings.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is not just an important<br />

centre of economic activity,<br />

it is also an important launching<br />

pad for local and international<br />

businesses to enter the African<br />

market. The country’s biggest<br />

airport, OR Tambo International<br />

Airport, is at the core of the province’s<br />

logistical network. Other<br />

airports include Rand Airport<br />

(Germiston), Wonderboom<br />

(Pretoria) Lanseria and Grand<br />

Central (Midrand).<br />

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The <strong>Gauteng</strong> Division of the High Court of South Africa (which<br />

has seats in Pretoria and Johannesburg) is a superior court with general<br />

jurisdiction over the province. Johannesburg is also home to the<br />

Constitutional Court, South Africa’s highest court, and to a branch of<br />

the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Court.<br />

The province has several outstanding universities, and the majority<br />

of South Africa’s research takes place at well-regarded institutions such<br />

as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the South<br />

African Bureau of Standards (SABS), Mintek, the South African Nuclear<br />

Energy Corporation (NECSA), the Human Sciences Research Council<br />

(HSRC) and several sites where the work of the Agricultural Research<br />

Council is done.<br />

City Region<br />

Provincial planning is increasingly being done along “<strong>Gauteng</strong> City<br />

Region” lines, where the primacy of economies of the cities and towns<br />

of the province is acknowledged.<br />

Individually, the biggest <strong>Gauteng</strong> cities contribute to the national<br />

GDP as follows: Johannesburg (15%), Tshwane (9%) and Ekurhuleni (7%).<br />

The following development corridors of the City Region have been<br />

identified, each with its own industries and comparative advantages:<br />

• City of Joburg, Central Development Corridor: provincial capital,<br />

finance, services, ICT and pharmaceutical industries, green and<br />

blue economy.<br />

• City of Ekurhuleni, Eastern Development Corridor: manufacturing,<br />

logistics and transport hub.<br />

• City of Tshwane, Northern Development Corridor: national administrative<br />

capital, automotive sector, research, development, innovation<br />

and knowledge-based economy, tourism, agri-processing.<br />

• West Rand District, Western Development Corridor: transitioning<br />

mining economy. A new diverse economy to be created around<br />

tourism (Maropeng World Heritage Site), agriculture and agriprocessing,<br />

Lanseria<br />

Airport City, renewable<br />

energy.<br />

• Sedibeng District, Southern<br />

Development Corridor:<br />

steel industry in decline. A<br />

new economy to be based<br />

on entertainment and<br />

tourism (Vaal River City),<br />

logistics, agri-processing<br />

and urban agriculture.<br />

Ekurhuleni is putting considerable<br />

resources into infrastructure<br />

improvement. With a corridorbased<br />

masterplan, the aim is<br />

to promote industrial activity.<br />

The nine towns of Ekurhuleni<br />

are being connected by the<br />

new Bus Rapid Transit system<br />

(Harambee).<br />

The City of Johannesburg’s<br />

good credit record allowed<br />

it to borrow R3.3-billion for<br />

infrastructure expenditure in<br />

2016. In 2014/15 a surplus of<br />

R3.9-billion was achieved and<br />

the city spent 94% of its capital<br />

budget, or R10.8-billion. In 10<br />

years Johannesburg has raised<br />

more than R100-billion for<br />

infrastructure.<br />

Tshwane is planning a series<br />

of transformative infrastructure<br />

and property developments, including<br />

expanding the Bus Rapid<br />

Transport System, Government<br />

Boulevard, Tshwane House,<br />

Times Square, the Nelson<br />

Mandela Development Corridor<br />

and the West Capital project<br />

and the African Gateway.<br />

Together with the three large<br />

metropolitan municipalities,<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> also has two district<br />

municipalities.<br />

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Sedibeng District Municipality<br />

Towns: Sebokeng, Heidelberg,<br />

Sharpeville, Vereeniging,<br />

Vanderbijlpark<br />

Local municipalities are Emfuleni,<br />

Midvaal and Lesedi. The Vaal<br />

University of Technology and the<br />

North-West University’s Vaal campus<br />

are located in Sedibeng. The Emfuleni<br />

Local Municipality (including Evaton,<br />

Sharpeville, Vanderbijlpark and<br />

Vlakplaas) is at the core of the Vaal<br />

Triangle, which in turn is at the heart<br />

of South Africa’s iron and steel industry.<br />

Metal products, machinery<br />

and equipment are made here.<br />

ArcelorMittal has been a major employer<br />

in Vanderbijlpark since <strong>19</strong>47.<br />

Heidelberg produces bacon and<br />

tobacco: Eskort and British American<br />

Tobacco are the two major companies<br />

in the area. The Midvaal area has<br />

agriculture and tourism as its two<br />

main economic activities and the city<br />

of Meyerton is the site of newly built,<br />

multi-million-rand Heineken brewery.<br />

The Klip River at Henley-on-Klip and<br />

the Vaal Dam are major tourist attractions,<br />

while ecotourism opportunities<br />

have the potential to grow.<br />

The Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is<br />

a prime regional asset.<br />

West Rand District<br />

Municipality<br />

Towns: Randfontein, Roodepoort,<br />

Krugersdorp, Westonaria<br />

Local municipalities are Merafong<br />

City, Mogale City and West Rand City.<br />

Both the N12 and N14 highways pass<br />

through this area which allows for a<br />

great deal of commuter traffic into<br />

the Johannesburg CBD.<br />


The West Rand is the area of <strong>Gauteng</strong> where mining has<br />

retained its strongest presence. Large-scale commercial<br />

farming also takes place. Randfontein Local Municipality<br />

is where the world’s deepest gold mine was dug. To<br />

the south, mining contributes 75% to Westonaria Local<br />

Municipality’s economy. An industrial park is planned to<br />

assist in the process of diversifying the economy.<br />

Mogale City Local Municipality is very much the economic<br />

driver of the district, including as it does the town<br />

of Krugersdorp. Krugersdorp has considerable manufacturing<br />

capacity and has a motor-sports racing track that<br />

attracts international drag-racing events. Tourism in the<br />

district is mostly located within the surrounds of Mogale<br />

City. Significant tourist attractions include the Cradle of<br />

Humankind, the Magalies Meander, the Sterkfontein caves<br />

and the Krugersdorp Game Reserve.<br />


North West<br />

Hammanskraal<br />

Cullinan<br />

PRETORIA Mamelodi<br />

Ekangala<br />

N4<br />

Zithobeni<br />

N4<br />

Centurion<br />

N4<br />

Atteridgeville<br />

Bronkhorstspruit<br />

Irene<br />

N1<br />

N14<br />

R21<br />

Magaliesburg<br />

Midrand<br />

Muldersdrift<br />

Tembisa<br />

Sandton Alexandra<br />

Krugersdorp Randburg Kempton Park<br />

Roodepoort<br />

Isando Benoni<br />

Edenvale<br />

N14 Randfontein<br />

N12<br />


Kagiso<br />

Boksburg Daveyton<br />

Mohlakeng<br />

Germiston<br />

Wattville Brakpan<br />

Soweto<br />

Alberton<br />

Bekkersdal<br />

Reiger Park KwaThema<br />

Lenasia<br />

Katlehong<br />

N12<br />

Springs<br />

Westonaria<br />

Vosloorus<br />

Devon<br />

N1 Tokoza Tsakane Duduza<br />

Nigel<br />

R59<br />

N3<br />

Heidelberg<br />

Evaton<br />

Ratanda<br />

Meyerton<br />

Sebokeng<br />

Boipatong Vereeneging<br />

Bophelong<br />

Vanderbijlpark Sharpeville<br />

N1<br />

Free State<br />

N1<br />

N1<br />

Limpopo<br />

N<br />

N3<br />

Mpumalanga<br />

Motorway<br />

Main Road<br />

Railway<br />

N12<br />

N17<br />

Mpumalanga<br />

.<br />

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Urban Development Zone<br />

Property regeneration and growth through tax incentives.<br />

Indluplace Properties is investing in providing accommodation in central Johannesburg.<br />

In order to fight urban decay and to encourage investment in inner<br />

cities, a tax incentive was created that applied to major South African<br />

cities. This is called the Urban Development Zone tax incentive. The<br />

UDZs for Johannesburg and Cape Town were first allocated in 2004.<br />

The inner city of Johannesburg, comprising just less than 18km², is the<br />

largest UDZ in South Africa and it is expanding its footprint in response<br />

to significant successes that have been achieved.<br />

The Urban Development Zone tax allowances (Section 13quat)<br />

provide for an accelerated depreciation allowance on the costs of<br />

buildings erected, added to, extended or improved inside a UDZ. The<br />

South African Revenue Service (SARS) has extended the incentive to<br />

31 March 2020. Municipalities can apply for extension to the existing<br />

UDZs via the National Treasury. There are five requirements to qualify<br />

for a UDZ tax deduction. These relate to the building, the nature of the<br />

UDZ, trade considerations, the specifics of ownership and to the dates<br />

of the applications. The fact that the incentive has been extended to<br />

2020 gives investors a good chance to take advantage of favourable<br />

conditions in Johannesburg.<br />

The Johannesburg Social Housing Company (Joshco) has plans to<br />

provide affordable rental accommodation in 12 inner-city buildings<br />

that were recently identified for that purpose. But the main target for<br />

the UDZ is private investors.<br />

The City of Johannesburg wants to leverage the UDZ concept to<br />

create a series of linked zones or precincts, starting in the inner city and<br />

reaching out to other areas and<br />

regions on the city’s outskirts. The<br />

city wants to achieve nothing less<br />

than the “structural transformation<br />

of the inner city’s economic<br />

and physical landscape”.<br />

The City of Johannesburg has<br />

identified the following nodes for<br />

development:<br />

• Carlton Precinct:<br />

Johannesburg’s tallest<br />

building attracts tourists;<br />

undergoing revamp; Sky<br />

Rink TV and film studio being<br />

developed; conference<br />

centre planned.<br />

• Park Station: intermodal<br />

node catering for cars, buses,<br />

rail commuters and taxis;<br />

Gautrain link to OR Tambo<br />

International Airport; wide<br />

variety of users.<br />

• Central park: JDA has<br />

worked on greening and<br />

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community engagement and wants the park to be a symbol of<br />

the successful city.<br />

• Doornfontein/Ellis Park railroad corridor: planned retail hub and<br />

student village.<br />

• Fordsburg: interior design focus; more offices and accommodation<br />

can be built.<br />

• Newtown: cultural precinct with the potential to cater to students<br />

and university departments with specialised offices and spaces.<br />

• Hillbrow, Berea, Parktown, Bellvue, Yeoville: creation of new public<br />

open space; opportunities for office and hotel developments.<br />

• Transit precincts are planned for Fordsburg, Newtown, Joubert Park,<br />

Doornfontein and Ellispark. The Gautrain station at Park Station will<br />

become a “Contemporary African Precinct”, with the city working<br />

with Prasa and Transnet.<br />

A range of new sites for UDZ investment includes:<br />

• The Zurich Building, Newtown Development<br />

• Maboneng Precinct<br />

• Braamfontein University Residential Precinct<br />

• Main Street Precinct<br />

• ABSA Campus<br />

• Bank City<br />

• Turbine Square<br />

• Ghandi Square.<br />

The City of Johannesburg and the South African Property Owners<br />

Association (SAPOA) have developed a database for properties that fall<br />

within the UDZ. The owner of the plot, valuation and zoning information<br />

is available for every stand. Building information is available for some<br />

parts of the UDZ.<br />

Transforming the CBD<br />

Plans for the regeneration of Johannesburg’s inner city have a long history.<br />

Some have been notable successes but progress has been sporadic and<br />

initial efforts were mostly concentrated on quite small parts of the city.<br />

The Newtown urban renewal project included a focus on the arts at<br />

Mary Fitzgerald Square; the building of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in 2003<br />

improved linkages and gave the city a cool symbol; the Johannesburg<br />

Development Agency installed 156 public art works, cleaned up squares<br />

and installed street furniture. More recently, the Maboneng Precinct on<br />

the eastern edge of the CBD has become a busy mixed-use zone with a<br />

focus on the arts, design and entertainment.<br />

Now there is a drive to transform the central business district (CBD)<br />

in a concerted and coordinated way. The city’s new mayor, Herman<br />

Mashaba, said of Johannesburg<br />

in his “100 Days” address that, “It<br />

can become a model for a modern,<br />

post-apartheid South African<br />

city. It has the ability to produce<br />

a vibrant socio-economic mix of<br />

high-rise, low-cost and affordable<br />

housing for our people.”<br />

Making inner cities more liveable<br />

is a global trend. Flight from<br />

the cities in the second half of<br />

the 20th century saw factories<br />

relocate to industrial parks (or<br />

other countries) and offices and<br />

people move to suburbs. The<br />

move back to cities is spurred<br />

partly by the relative cheapness<br />

of property in CBDs, legislation<br />

encouraging inner-city investment<br />

and even a perception that<br />

suburbs are boring.<br />

Not only does a denser environment<br />

mean that service sector<br />

businesses such as laundries and<br />

restaurants have more passing<br />

trade, but the provision of bulk<br />

services becomes much more cost<br />

effective for utility companies and<br />

municipalities.<br />

A dense urban environment<br />

also has the potential to overturn<br />

one of the worst aspects of apartheid<br />

– the fact that most South<br />

Africans were forced to live a long<br />

way from their place of work, causing<br />

them to spend a lot of money<br />

on transport, a situation that still<br />

exists today.<br />

The <strong>Gauteng</strong> Growth and<br />

Development Agency is one of<br />

several organisations other than<br />

the City of Johannesburg which<br />

has been encouraging development<br />

in the inner city.<br />

An important nudge for developers<br />

has been the tax incen-<br />

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tives that accompany the Urban Development<br />

Zone (UDZ). Various “improvement districts”<br />

have also contributed, for example the RID<br />

(Retail Improvement District) where businesses<br />

in a designated area pay levies to secure<br />

improved cleaning and security services.<br />

The Johannesburg City Improvement District<br />

Forum shares information among the CIDs.<br />

Expenditure by CIDs collectively on supplementary<br />

public space safety, cleaning and maintenance<br />

is estimated to be about R 61-million annually.<br />

Investment in public space infrastructure<br />

from CIDs was more than R50-million over the<br />

last five years.<br />

The <strong>Gauteng</strong> Partnership Fund (GPF)<br />

has attracted about R3.5-billion in privatesector<br />

funding for affordable housing in the<br />

province since 2012. The Brickfields housing<br />

and rental development in Newton was<br />

funded by the GPF and implemented by the<br />

Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC) as<br />

one of the first inner-city rejuvenation projects.<br />

JHC is a leader in converting bad buildings<br />

to useable rental space.<br />

The Johannesburg Development Agency<br />

(JDA) projects range from the upgrading of<br />

Constitution Hill, the Faraday Station precinct,<br />

work on the Fashion District and pavements of<br />

the inner city, renovation of the Drill Hall and<br />

the big Newtown make-over.<br />

Private developer Indluplace Properties<br />

has purchased nine large apartment<br />

blocks, taking its total buildings in central<br />

Johannesburg CBD, Berea and Hillbrow to 23:<br />

33% of the units are bachelor pads, 22% are<br />

two-bedroomed flats. The listed company<br />

(its major shareholder is Arrowhead) intends<br />

to “aggressively grow its portfolio” of highyielding<br />

properties as it believes the rental<br />

market has huge potential.<br />

The developers of the Maboneng Precinct<br />

are also very upbeat. The Propertuity website<br />

states, “With Arts on Main as the catalyst,<br />

Maboneng has expanded east along Fox<br />

Street, and beyond Albertina Sisulu Road.<br />

Community projects like Trim Park and<br />

Common Ground offer spaces for the public<br />

to use and enjoy, while buildings have been redeveloped<br />

into multi-purpose spaces.”<br />

Public spaces play a critical role in urban regeneration<br />

planning, as do buildings that serve social purposes. When<br />

the Outreach Foundation Community Centre was built in<br />

Hillbrow in 2015, it was the first piece of social infrastructure<br />

to go up in the suburb since the <strong>19</strong>70s. The design, a glass<br />

box in a light steel frame which seems to hover over the site,<br />

won architects Local Studio the Saint Goban architectural<br />

award and provides space for dance and computer classes<br />

and offices.<br />

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Huge growth in cargo<br />

volumes at Africa’s<br />

biggest cargo hub<br />

Bongiwe Pityi, General Manager, O.R. Tambo International<br />

Airport, explains the processes behind her team’s awardwinning<br />

management, and outlines plans for future<br />

expansion.<br />

Bongiwe Pityi<br />


An admitted attorney of the High<br />

Court of South Africa, Bongiwe<br />

Pityi has an 18-year record in<br />

the aviation industry. Her career<br />

with Airports Company South<br />

Africa began in Johannesburg<br />

as manager of landside and car<br />

park operations. She led the<br />

transition from the Durban Airport<br />

to the King Shaka International<br />

Airport and in 2012 became<br />

Deputy Director Operational<br />

Readiness Planning at Guarulhos<br />

International Airport in São<br />

Paulo, Brazil. In 2014 she was<br />

promoted to General Manager of<br />

O.R. Tambo International Airport.<br />

How did O.R. Tambo International Airport achieve the<br />

distinction of winning the Integrated Risk Management<br />

(Transport and Logistics) South Africa 2017 Industry<br />

Award?<br />

We were delighted to receive this recognition because it was based<br />

on the results produced by my leadership team in embedding a safety<br />

and risk management culture. As people involved in risk management<br />

will know, it is often a combination of risks that are relatively minor on<br />

their own that can create significant challenges. We not only worked<br />

on strengthening risk management but focussed on environmental<br />

compliance, aviation safety and general operational governance. The<br />

notable successes in focus areas which earned us the nomination<br />

included:<br />

• ISO 14001:2015 certification<br />

• Achieving Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 through our risk<br />

management approach<br />

• Reduction in Aviation Safety incidents<br />

• Increased Aviation Safety Risk-based programmes<br />

• We have partnered with all stakeholders operating on our<br />

airfield to conduct serviceability checks of ground service<br />

equipment (GSE) and all other motorised and non-motorised<br />

equipment through our Risk Management approach to incident<br />

management<br />

• Joint management inspections of Foreign Object Debris (FOD)<br />

• Extension of our ethics programme, given the airport staff<br />

volumes (38 000) employed by various stakeholders, service<br />

providers and other companies.<br />

How big a component of operations is the transport and<br />

logistics side?<br />

The air cargo volumes at our airports saw a very healthy growth in<br />

2017 of almost 20%, far exceeding forecasts. Johannesburg is still<br />

the largest cargo hub in Africa, handling just short of 415 000 tons<br />

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in 2017 alone. The existing 14 cargo international and local carriers<br />

have maintained or increased their frequencies. Strong improvement<br />

has been seen on the belly-cargo which is also important<br />

in supporting the immense interest we’ve noted in the passenger<br />

market. As the country moves towards a more stable and stronger<br />

economic outlook, we expect the interest in the freighter market<br />

to grow. Over 2017, the top five export markets in terms of value<br />

were to China, USA, Germany, Japan and India, closely followed by<br />

Botswana and Namibia – highlighting the role we play as a major<br />

supplier to the Southern African Development Community (SADC)<br />

and Sub-Saharan Africa countries.<br />

Are you running at full capacity? Does ACSA have plans<br />

to expand?<br />

While there still is some capacity on the passenger handling side,<br />

some Terminal subsystems have reached saturation resulting in long<br />

queues and operational bottlenecks. At our International Terminal,<br />

these include passenger security screening, passport control check<br />

points, boarding gates and arrival baggage carousels. We have accelerated<br />

completion of the least disruptive projects which included<br />

construction of a direct link allowing passengers to proceed straight<br />

from check-in counters to security screening and passport control<br />

check points at the Central Terminal Building (CTB). Refurbishment<br />

and capacity enhancing projects require meticulous planning and<br />

execution in a live environment such as an airport.<br />

At our Transit Terminal we enabled unrestricted access to transit<br />

hotels; this was critical, considering the four-million passengers<br />

connecting to international destinations. Short to medium-term developmental<br />

plans will see us increase the number of International<br />

boarding gates and the processing capacity of baggage carousels.<br />

For our Airfield infrastructure,<br />

we have several efficiency<br />

improvement projects lined up.<br />

We are planning to build a bypass<br />

taxiway at the threshold of our<br />

departure runway (RWY 03L/21R)<br />

and more rapid exit taxiways. This<br />

will improve the current processing<br />

rate of departing aircraft<br />

which is negatively impacted by<br />

the unavoidable daily crossings<br />

of a live runway by well over 300<br />

aircraft. Furthermore, we have an<br />

aircraft parking stand constraint<br />

for wide-bodied types such as the<br />

A380s and B747s. Aircraft parking<br />

stand saturation in peak hours<br />

results in the capping of potential<br />

air traffic movement growth,<br />

which is not good considering<br />

our strategic focus to grow air traffic.<br />

To address this, we are planning<br />

to build an additional nine<br />

x Code F aircraft parking stands<br />

in Multiple Apron Ramp System<br />

(MARS) configuration which can<br />

be converted to accommodate 18<br />

x Code C type aircraft. This configuration<br />

gives us the flexibility and<br />

efficiency to maximise space for<br />

aircraft parking and turnarounds<br />

on the tarmac.<br />

At our Cargo Precinct, we have<br />

short-term refurbishment plans<br />

to upgrade existing Landside<br />

facilities. These mini projects<br />

will include the reconfiguration<br />

of access roads to improve<br />

access, relocation of the main<br />

gate, extended goods receiving<br />

areas, increased on-site security<br />

monitoring stations and vehicle<br />

parking capacity. The Cargo<br />

warehousing capacity will also<br />

be extended to accommodate<br />

growth in specific commodities<br />

such as electronics, perishables<br />

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and pharmaceuticals. Long-term, we will ultimately build a new Cargo<br />

Terminal on the northern side of our proposed Midfield Passenger<br />

Terminal. This will be a multibillion-rand investment that will see growth<br />

in cargo volumes of up to one-million tons of cargo annually.<br />

What impact on staff size would such plans have?<br />

It is important to bear in mind that of the 38 000 airport employees,<br />

about 5% are direct employees of Airports Company South Africa.<br />

The majority are in the employ of various stakeholders such as airlines,<br />

government agencies such as South African Police Service, Department<br />

of Home Affairs, State Security Agency, South African Revenue Service<br />

(Customs and Excise), ground handling companies, retail concessionaires,<br />

car rental companies and other service providers. It is not possible<br />

to put a figure to how the long-term development will impact staff at<br />

such an early stage. However, we would anticipate eventually having<br />

some additional employees, with a multiplier effect on the overall<br />

number of jobs available in and around the airport.<br />

To improve the lives and for the benefit of our employees and<br />

their children, we are exploring the opportunity to build a crèche and<br />

staff canteen as we remain invested in having engaged and nurtured<br />

employees. We are also quite advanced in our plans to launch a staff<br />

transport solution which will enhance staff safety and time spent<br />

on the roads. This will improve the wellbeing of employees residing<br />

in faraway areas who wake up at 2h00 to be on duty at 5h00 in the<br />

morning including those that knock off at 23h00 after the last flight has<br />

departed. We are in discussions with the City of Ekurhuleni regarding<br />

its delivery timelines for the construction of a BRT station at the airport,<br />

a development which will no doubt make the airport more accessible<br />

to airport staff, passengers and the general public.<br />

Does O.R. Tambo International Airport coordinate with<br />

regional entities such as Ekurhuleni Municipality and the<br />

province of <strong>Gauteng</strong> in terms of economic impact and<br />

long-term plans?<br />

As a company we have a strong growth agenda which is driving a<br />

dedicated business development focus to seek, develop and convert<br />

opportunities across the business landscape. The work we do in promoting<br />

traffic development of new routes and increase frequencies<br />

on existing routes for passengers and cargo has necessitated that we<br />

identify key regional role-players whose business agendas are aligned<br />

to this growth agenda. To realise this, we recently formed a <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

Air Access Committee with full-time representation of the <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

Province, <strong>Gauteng</strong> Growth and Development Agency, <strong>Gauteng</strong> Tourism<br />

Authority and the City of Ekurhuleni. We also work very closely with<br />

South African Tourism with the intention for inclusion as a full-time<br />

member. We recently recorded a notable success when Alitalia returned<br />

to South Africa after an absence of 17 years.<br />

We are also intimately<br />

involved in the <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

Aerotropolis initiative led by<br />

the <strong>Gauteng</strong> City Region which<br />

seeks to use the airport as the<br />

nucleus for developments that<br />

will culminate in billions of<br />

rands’ worth of investments at<br />

and near the airport, designed<br />

to transform the area into a<br />

larger hub of economic growth<br />

and development. One of the<br />

Aerotropolis’ catalytic projects<br />

we are responsible for within<br />

our campus is the commercialisation<br />

of Western Precinct,<br />

which will involve the development<br />

of 180 000m² for a mixeduse<br />

development comprising:<br />

• Offices – 50 000m²<br />

• Retail – 21 000m²<br />

• Transport Station – 5 000m²<br />

• Hotel and Conference –<br />

22 000m².<br />

What trends in terms of<br />

visitor numbers have you<br />

noticed in recent years?<br />

O. R. Tambo International<br />

Airport remains by some distance<br />

the largest and busiest<br />

on the continent in terms of<br />

passengers, flights and cargo.<br />

More than 20-million passengers<br />

travel in and out of the airport<br />

annually. Growth off such a<br />

significant base presents challenges<br />

in the strained economic<br />

environment of the past few<br />

years. We have nevertheless<br />

recorded passenger growth of<br />

around 3% despite these challenges.<br />

We anticipate that the<br />

formation of the <strong>Gauteng</strong> Air<br />

Access Committee will help<br />

increase airlift and growth in<br />

passenger and cargo volumes.<br />

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What structures are in place to facilitate the smooth<br />

running of the O.R. Tambo International Airport<br />

campus?<br />

I am fortunate to have a strong leadership team that not only<br />

performs well individually but also works together. My leadership<br />

team and I meet regularly with various stakeholders and<br />

companies which include the Province of <strong>Gauteng</strong>, City of<br />

Ekurhuleni, South African Civil Aviation Authority as our Airport<br />

Licensing Regulator, ACSA Economic Regulator, National Key<br />

Point Secretariat, our airline customers, cargo freight operators,<br />

manufacturing and logistics companies, retail concessionaires,<br />

government agencies, ground handling companies and other<br />

service providers to the airport. Our industry is heavily regulated<br />

to guarantee safety of civil aviation. This necessitates that there<br />

be structured platforms to engage in critical matters pertaining<br />

governance, intermodal transportation, airport licensing, regulatory<br />

compliance, marketing, route and traffic development,<br />

master planning and alignment of short to medium-term expansion<br />

plans, provision of bulk services, maintenance of essential<br />

airport infrastructure, equipment and systems, calibration of instrument<br />

landing systems, issuance<br />

of occupational certificates<br />

and emergency management,<br />

in naming but a few.<br />

What steps have been<br />

taken to improve Customs<br />

control procedures and<br />

baggage security?<br />

The work that we are doing<br />

through the multi-disciplinary<br />

and tactical team has yielded<br />

many benefits from the seizure<br />

of drugs with a street value of<br />

millions of rand, the confiscation of<br />

undeclared currency, to the arrest<br />

of individuals for illegal activities.<br />

The collaboration between the<br />

South African Police Services,<br />

the Department of Home Affairs,<br />

State Security Agency, Ekurhuleni<br />

Metropolitan Police and several<br />

other government agencies<br />

has immensely contributed<br />

to many of our successes. The<br />

implementation of a 24-hour<br />

Joint Operations Centre (JOC)<br />

with representation from various<br />

government agencies work in<br />

synergy to keep our airport safe.<br />

Baggage security is a key focus<br />

area for us, our Security Services<br />

have a special deployment<br />

team and together with<br />

our stakeholders primarily<br />

concentrates on baggage<br />

security with the aim to improve<br />

the number of mishandled bags<br />

at our airport. Our mishandled<br />

rate is below the global trends<br />

due to the increased efforts by<br />

all stakeholders. This dedicated<br />

team is entrusted to ensure<br />

that bags that go through our<br />

facility are safe and delivered<br />

on time to our most valuable<br />

passengers.<br />

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Aerotropolis<br />

O.R. Tambo International Airport can spark new growth.<br />

The biggest airport in Africa is O.R. Tambo International Airport.<br />

It is a regional hub that plays a vital role in tourism, logistics<br />

and trade. The economic impact of the airport is clear, but<br />

there are plans to further leverage the advantages that the<br />

facility brings to the region.<br />

Key to this strategy is the development of an aerotropolis, where<br />

the airport becomes a hub of economic activity in the same way that<br />

cities anchor various economic sectors that grow up around the centre.<br />

Shopping, trading and entertainment are now accepted parts of the<br />

airport experience for the traveller,<br />

and these and other sectors<br />

are increasingly being expanded<br />

to the zone around the airport.<br />

As part of its drive to establish<br />

the aerotropolis, the City of<br />

Ekurhuleni hosted Airport Cities:<br />

World Conference and Exhibition<br />

in 2013. This was followed by a<br />

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series of conferences and workshops that culminated in the creation<br />

of an Aerotropolis Master Plan.<br />

In June 2016, the <strong>Gauteng</strong> City Region Economic Indaba was attended<br />

by all the mayors of the region and the national Minister of<br />

Finance. <strong>Gauteng</strong> Premier David Makhura gave notice of “how we can<br />

unlock, jump-start and re-ignite a sustainable and inclusive growth<br />

trajectory for key sectors of our provincial economy”.<br />

Opportunities for the private sector were mentioned in connection<br />

with several aspects of the City Region Indaba, including the necessity<br />

for infrastructure investment. It is instructive to look at how many<br />

logistics-related developments are mentioned in relation to the various<br />

corridors for development that have been identified.<br />

The corridors and focus areas are:<br />

• Thami Mnyele: transport, BRT, M&T Development and Plumbago<br />

Industrial Park<br />

• OR Tambo Aerotropolis: creative sector, technology, research<br />

and development and logistics<br />

• Thelle Mogoerane: logistics, Carnival Junction, OR Tambo inland<br />

port, Prasa rolling stock manufacturing facility run by Gibela Rail<br />

Consortium which will deliver 600 trains valued at R51-billion.<br />

The Tambo Springs inland port and logistics gateway has been established<br />

near Katlehong as an inter-modal facility which can transfer<br />

containers from rail or road to storage facilities and ultimately to the<br />

customer. Existing freight rail lines run through the site and link it to<br />

the seaports of Durban, Cape Town and Ngqura (Port Elizabeth). The<br />

aim with this new facility is to improve efficiency. It is run by the Tambo<br />

Springs Development Company. The intention is to add to the port:<br />

• a logistics park (transportation, processing, manufacture,<br />

warehousing and distribution)<br />

• a business park with a retail element<br />

• a residential component<br />

• an agri-industrial section.<br />

A June 2017 investment conference put the spotlight on Ekurhuleni’s<br />

economy which currently is primarily driven by manufacturing, mining<br />

and agriculture.<br />

With a strategic location and identified aerotropolis corridors, investment<br />

in the following sectors is anticipated: manufacturing, aviation<br />

and aerospace, transportation and logistics.<br />

At a Manufacturing Indaba in June 2017, mayoral committee<br />

member Councillor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza told the delegates that<br />

the Aerotropolis Masterplan “is our development strategy for building<br />

Ekurhuleni as an airport city that is a gateway to Africa and the world”.<br />

He said that the aim was to place Ekurhuleni as a strategic logistics<br />

centre for the national economy, “especially in providing beneficiation,<br />

storage and transportation<br />

of industrial products to external<br />

markets”.<br />

Ekurhuleni is hoping not only<br />

to be the national centre for logistics<br />

and to boost its already impressive<br />

manufacturing capacity<br />

by building more infrastructure<br />

and freight hubs, but it intends<br />

the aerotropolis to play a role in<br />

helping to consolidate the integration<br />

of the nine town councils<br />

that went into making up the<br />

metropole.<br />

Incentives<br />

Logistics is obviously a major<br />

part of the equation and facilities<br />

such as the Tambo Springs<br />

inland port will add capacity to<br />

the region. However, using closeness<br />

to the airport as a factor in<br />

driving down costs can also be<br />

a way of promoting manufacturing.<br />

When this factor is supported<br />

by national, provincial<br />

and local government incentives,<br />

the business proposition for investors<br />

becomes very attractive.<br />

The OR Tambo Industrial<br />

Development Zone is one of several<br />

sites allocated by the South<br />

African government to stimulate<br />

investment in targeted sectors.<br />

The OR Tambo IDZ supports the<br />

development of businesses that<br />

work in the beneficiation of precious<br />

metals and minerals sector,<br />

with a focus on light, high-margin<br />

manufacturing of South African<br />

precious and semi-precious metals.<br />

Export is encouraged. The site<br />

has specific precincts in which<br />

various sectors are given priority.<br />

23 GAUTENG BUSINESS <strong>2018</strong>/<strong>19</strong>


The National Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is the lead<br />

agent in the creation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), which are<br />

part of the national Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). SEZs are designed<br />

to attract investment, create jobs and boost exports. Industrial<br />

Development Zones are a type of SEZ.<br />

Several incentives are available to investors in SEZs. These include<br />

tax breaks from the South African Revenue Service (SARS), subsidised<br />

interest rates from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC),<br />

subsidies for employees earning below a certain level and subsidies<br />

for the training of the workforce, incentives and grants from the dti,<br />

and incentives from national electricity utility Eskom. Special rules<br />

apply within an SEZ, including more liberal taxation for companies<br />

that invest in the zone (15% corporate tax applies, as opposed to 28%).<br />

Other benefits might include a building allowance,<br />

employment incentives and the fact that an SEZ is a customscontrolled<br />

area. Skills transfer is<br />

another stated aim behind the<br />

SEZ programme.<br />

Specific incentives relating to<br />

energy savings and reductions<br />

in environmental impact are<br />

available, both from Eskom<br />

and the dti. Within the dti’s<br />

Manufacturing Competitiveness<br />

Enhancement Programme, there<br />

is a Green Energy Efficiency<br />

Fund, all of which are designed<br />

to make investment more<br />

attractive.<br />

GAUTENG BUSINESS <strong>2018</strong>/<strong>19</strong><br />



Meet the Nedbank leadership<br />

team in <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

In line with our new brand proposition, our leadership team and staff<br />

are made up of money experts whose goal is to help clients ‘see money<br />

differently’ and enable them to reach their goals.<br />

Dave Schwegmann<br />

Divisional Executive:<br />

Retail and <strong>Business</strong> Banking<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> North<br />

Brigitte Ryder Provincial<br />

General Manager<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> East<br />

Nozizwe Tshabuse<br />

Provincial General Manager<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Central<br />

Linda Mbambo<br />

Provincial General Manager<br />

Tshwane & North West<br />

Mohammed (Salim) Kadoo<br />

Provincial General Manager<br />

At Nedbank we believe that money has the infinite<br />

capacity for good, if you understand the true<br />

nature of it.<br />

We know that money well managed can make a real<br />

difference in people’s lives.<br />

And we always take it seriously. For us, being ‘good<br />

with money’ means looking at it differently.<br />

Finding new and better ways to grow it, invest it,<br />

leverage it and manage it for the greater benefit of<br />

individuals, businesses and communities. We believe<br />

our real reason for being should be using our money<br />

expertise to do good, by inspiring you to make better<br />

choices with your money.<br />

We believe that when we apply our expertise and,<br />

more importantly, use it to help you see the effect your<br />

money can have, you will experience the difference<br />

between money being money and money making<br />

a difference.


Making it easier to do business with<br />

Nedbank Whole-view <strong>Business</strong> Banking<br />

Brigitte Ryder, Nedbank Provincial General Manager of Retail and<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Banking, <strong>Gauteng</strong> North, says her team is ready to assist clients<br />

with a comprehensive range of financial products and services.<br />

Nedbank’s goal is to have all service offerings and<br />

departments under one roof, making it easier to<br />

deliver on its new brand proposition to ‘see money<br />

differently’. Nedbank recognises that you have a full<br />

range of banking needs that go beyond transacting<br />

and borrowing. That is why its dedicated team of<br />

specialists partner with you to give you a bird’s-eye<br />

view of your business and a different perspective on<br />

how your money needs to flow to meet your goals.<br />

Our expertise will help clients navigate<br />

challenges and meet their goals<br />

Brigitte Ryder prides herself on building<br />

relationships and understanding the needs<br />

of clients, saying that partnership- and<br />

relationship-based banking is a key driver<br />

of how Nedbank conducts its business<br />

to ensure clients benefit from its money<br />

expertise.<br />

‘We believe you need a financial partner who has a<br />

deeper understanding of your business – someone<br />

who offers innovative, relevant solutions and who<br />

gives you a banking experience that is hassle-free. As<br />

money experts, we are committed to doing good, so<br />

you can concentrate on what’s most important to you<br />

– running your business,’ says Ryder.<br />

We look forward to continuing our relationships with<br />

our valued existing clients, and to offering our value<br />

proposition to new clients as well. At the core of our<br />

offering in <strong>Gauteng</strong> North is a relationship-based<br />

model with a business manager dedicated to your<br />

business as your key point of entry to the bank. We<br />

encourage you to see money differently with Wholeview<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Banking from Nedbank, and to take<br />

advantage of our one-stop banking service.<br />

To take your business to the next level or to obtain more<br />

information about Nedbank’s specialised service offering<br />

call Brigitte Ryder on +27 (0)11 294 7520, send an<br />

email to brigitter@nedbank.co.za or visit<br />



Our money experts are available to provide<br />

professional advice<br />

Nozizwe Tshabuse, Nedbank Provincial General Manager, <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

East, explains how Nedbank can help business owners in the region.<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Banking are ready to assist you with<br />

professional advice, industry-specific solutions and a<br />

comprehensive range of financial products<br />

and services.<br />

At the core of Nedbank’s offering in the province is a<br />

relationship-based model with a business manager<br />

dedicated to your business as the key point of entry<br />

into the bank.<br />

There is good news for <strong>Gauteng</strong> business<br />

owners and entrepreneurs seeking a<br />

unique banking experience: Nedbank<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Banking has business managers<br />

located across the province specialising<br />

in commercial industries as well as the<br />

agricultural sector. Nedbank also offers<br />

innovative and relevant solutions to<br />

franchisees, incorporating customised<br />

lending solutions, transactional banking<br />

solutions and value-added services.<br />

Our tailored solutions take franchisees’ current<br />

and future goals into consideration, and aim to<br />

assist franchises in attaining the competitive edge<br />

needed to succeed. A dedicated business manager<br />

gives franchise owners the opportunity to have<br />

an experienced financial expert as a partner in<br />

your business. Our money experts at Nedbank<br />

‘We encourage you to see money differently with<br />

Whole-view <strong>Business</strong> Banking,’ explains Tshabuse.<br />

What does this mean for the client? It is an additional<br />

benefit of banking with Nedbank <strong>Business</strong> Banking<br />

and means that your business and your personal<br />

financial needs are managed in one place. ‘Because<br />

business owners and their businesses are very often<br />

financially dependent on each other, our client<br />

service teams now also offer individual banking<br />

solutions to you and your staff because we already<br />

know and understand your needs,’ says Tshabuse.<br />

With this in mind, Nedbank has seamless offerings for<br />

you, your employees and your household. Through<br />

Nedbank’s workplace banking offering, communities,<br />

including individual and business clients, are provided<br />

with access to products and services through a<br />

dedicated banker.<br />

Should you be interested in taking your business to the<br />

next level and improving staff engagement, please call<br />

Nozizwe Tshabuse on +27 (0)11 458 4405, send an<br />

email to nozizwet@nedbank.co.za or visit<br />



Expertise in small business aimed at<br />

stimulating growth<br />

Linda Mbambo, Nedbank Provincial General Manager, <strong>Gauteng</strong> Central,<br />

explains how Nedbank is committed to partnering with businesses<br />

for growth.<br />

which provides key insights and trends on smallbusiness<br />

behaviour and the challenges that small<br />

businesses face; and the new Essential Guide for<br />

Small-business Owners, which helps small businesses<br />

understand and handle the complexities of starting<br />

and running a business. In addition, business<br />

registration services are available in branch through<br />

SwiftReg or by applying online through CIPC.<br />

‘Small businesses are the lifeblood of our<br />

economy. Nedbank has, over the years,<br />

instituted various interventions aimed at<br />

giving support to the small-business sector.<br />

Over and above our small-business services<br />

solutions, we provide small-business<br />

owners with support that goes beyond<br />

banking, freeing up their time to focus on<br />

running their businesses,’ says Mbambo.<br />

Nedbank has built a solid reputation as a bank for<br />

small businesses through initiatives such as Vote<br />

Small <strong>Business</strong>, which calls on everyone to make a<br />

conscious decision to support small businesses with<br />

their hearts, feet and wallets; the SimplyBiz.co.za<br />

platform where business owners can network and<br />

engage with other business owners, ask questions<br />

and spark discussions; the Small <strong>Business</strong> Index<br />

At Nedbank <strong>Business</strong> Banking we believe that you<br />

need a financial partner who understands your<br />

aspirations, offers relevant solutions and gives you<br />

a banking experience that is hassle-free. We are<br />

committed to doing good, so you can concentrate<br />

on what’s most important to you – running<br />

your business.<br />

Nedbank is making it easier to deliver on our new<br />

brand proposition – ‘see money differently’ – through<br />

our Whole-view <strong>Business</strong> Banking which provides us<br />

with a bird’s-eye view of your business and therefore<br />

enables us to offer solutions and services aimed<br />

at giving your business the edge in challenging<br />

economic times.<br />

Speak to the money experts at Nedbank <strong>Business</strong> Banking<br />

if you are interested in taking your business to the next<br />

level or want to find out more about our specialised<br />

service offering. Contact Linda Mbambo on<br />

+27 (0)11 671 7149, email the <strong>Business</strong> Banking team<br />

at business@nedbank.co.za or visit<br />



New brand proposition encourages clients to<br />

‘see money differently’<br />

Mohammed (Salim) Kadoo, Nedbank Provincial General Manager,<br />

Tshwane and North West, explains how the new brand values build<br />

on the expertise of the bank to benefit clients.<br />

advertising and communication campaigns, as well<br />

as its products, services and channels. All these<br />

changes are designed to inspire clients and society to<br />

see money differently and partner with the bank to<br />

achieve their goals.<br />

Our new brand proposition is not just a marketing<br />

initiative, but a reflection of the continuing business<br />

evolution at Nedbank. As a bank we want to ensure<br />

that our clients experience our brand in a way that is<br />

aligned with our brand promise.<br />

Nedbank officially launched its new brand<br />

repositioning during the first day of the<br />

world’s largest design festival – the 2017<br />

Design Indaba on 1 March. The bank’s new<br />

tagline challenges clients and society to<br />

‘see money differently’.<br />

The new brand positioning is built on Nedbank’s<br />

purpose: to use financial expertise to enable<br />

individuals, families, businesses and society to do<br />

good. Our new brand proposition was born after<br />

almost two years of research and client engagement<br />

which revealed that people want to work with<br />

purpose-driven institutions they can trust. They<br />

want a professional financial partner that balances<br />

expertise with a genuine commitment to do good.<br />

The public will see a number of changes in the next<br />

few months as the bank evolves its corporate identity,<br />

It is common knowledge that we live in a volatile<br />

socioeconomic environment, so it is even more<br />

important for us to intensify our commitment to<br />

improve on our skill in enabling clients to navigate<br />

challenges and meet their goals.<br />

One of the solutions from Nedbank is Whole-view<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Banking, which provides a bird’s-eye view<br />

of clients’ businesses, and a different perspective on<br />

how their money needs to flow to meet their needs.<br />

With our expertise and insights we can help our<br />

clients to see money as we do, so that together we<br />

can cocreate unique solutions that can unlock the<br />

possibilities that will take their business to the<br />

next level.<br />

If you would like to explore further how <strong>Business</strong> Banking<br />

can help take your business to the next level, and for more<br />

information about Nedbank Retail and <strong>Business</strong> Banking<br />

Services, call Mohammed (Salim) Kadoo on<br />

+27 (0)12 436 7740 or send an email to<br />



Trust us to protect your business against<br />

everyday risk<br />

Stella Tedeschi, Regional Manager of Broker Channels, <strong>Gauteng</strong>, explains<br />

why Nedbank Insurance is not a one-size-fits-all business.<br />

informed decisions – making sure that they have<br />

the appropriate cover and that the business or<br />

individual is not under- or over-insured. Advisors are<br />

equipped with a wealth of invaluable sector-specific<br />

experience and knowledge ensuring that cover is<br />

adequate for clients’ exposure to risk. Furthermore,<br />

insurance mitigates loss, secures financial stability,<br />

and promotes trade and commerce activities that<br />

play a role in economic growth and development.<br />

Therefore, insurance plays a crucial role in the<br />

sustainable growth of an economy.<br />

Nedbank Insurance has evolved into a<br />

business that provides integrated insurance<br />

to Nedbank’s individual and business<br />

clients. Our purpose is to provide certainty<br />

to our clients at a time when it matters most<br />

to them and ensure that we can be relied<br />

on to support them during challenging<br />

times in their business or personal lives. Our<br />

offering comprises comprehensive shortterm<br />

insurance solutions, life insurance<br />

solutions and investments.<br />

In recent times, it has become evident that the<br />

benefits of having a reputable insurance partner<br />

outweighs the disadvantages of not having<br />

appropriate cover. Our team of experts provides<br />

valuable advice that enables clients to make<br />

Nedbank Insurance provides a comprehensive<br />

offering of short-term products with blue-chip<br />

insurers. Our broad offering includes professional<br />

analysis and advice; appropriate product design<br />

and implementation, for example BizzInsure,<br />

our white-label product; ongoing portfolio<br />

management together with claims management<br />

and administration; and specialised cover, including<br />

goods in transit, public liability, personal accident and<br />

various motor insurance options.<br />

Should you be interested in expert advice for the type<br />

of business cover that is exactly right for your business<br />

needs, look no further. Nedbank has a team of specialists<br />

ready to provide you with information necessary to allow<br />

you to make an informed decision. For more information<br />

call Stella Tedeschi on +27 (0)12 436 7659, send an<br />

email to stellat@nedbankinsurance.co.za or visit<br />



Nedbank <strong>Business</strong> Bundle is a game changer with<br />

savings and personalised services for<br />

small enterprises<br />

The new <strong>Business</strong> Bundle from Nedbank is a game changer for small<br />

enterprises, offering the best value for money when set against rivals,<br />

with exclusive benefits and personalised services for entrepreneurs.<br />

business Owners, available at www.nedbank.co.za.<br />

Through initiatives such as training and enterprise<br />

development, Nedbank invests heavily in small<br />

business, growing the economy and creating jobs.<br />

With the country’s challenging economic<br />

environment, the <strong>Business</strong> Bundle not only<br />

offers you personalised banking services,<br />

but also critical tools to save – with up to<br />

40% savings on monthly banking fees,<br />

contributing directly to the bottom line at a<br />

time when every cent counts.<br />

In line with Nedbank’s new brand proposition to<br />

‘see money differently’, the <strong>Business</strong> Bundle resonates<br />

with the bank’s commitment to using expertise for<br />

good in promoting small enterprises.<br />

To ensure that business owners are better equipped in<br />

understanding and handling the complexities of starting<br />

and running a business, Nedbank provides practical tips<br />

for entrepreneurs through the Essential Guide for Small-<br />

‘Our efforts in the small-business sector are<br />

underpinned by our Banking and Beyond philosophy<br />

that provides non-financial support such as Vote<br />

Small <strong>Business</strong>, which encourages consumers to keep<br />

small businesses in their communities top of mind<br />

when making their purchases. Banking and Beyond<br />

also includes other flagship initiatives, such as the<br />

small-business-driven SimplyBiz website<br />

(www.simplybiz.co.za), the Essential Guide for Smallbusiness<br />

Owners, CIPC registration and the Money<br />

Manager Accounting Tool,’ says Alan Shannon, head<br />

of Relationship Banking Sales.<br />

Shannon advises entrepreneurs to make a concerted<br />

effort to develop their financial acumen by making<br />

use of resources such as Nedbank’s Essential Guide<br />

for Small-business Owners and the SimplyBiz<br />

online portal.<br />

The <strong>Business</strong> Bundle is another way Nedbank ensures<br />

that clients ‘see money differently’ and use money as<br />

a tool to take their businesses to the next level.<br />

Call 0860 116 400, send an email to<br />

smallbusinessservices@nedbank.co.za or visit<br />

www.nedbank.co.za/business.<br />

Nedbank Ltd Reg No <strong>19</strong>51/000009/06. Nedbank Ltd Reg Authorised No <strong>19</strong>51/000009/06 financial<br />

Authorised financial services services and registered and registered credit credit provider provider (NCRCP16).



Just north of the fast-paced business world of Sandton in the upmarket residential suburb of Fourways,<br />

lies the 258-bedroom Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre. It is a compelling blend of<br />

business-like convenience and efficiency, with a relaxed and warm country atmosphere.<br />

Coupled with easy and convenient access to all main highways, OR Tambo International Airport and a<br />

mere 15km from Lanseria International Airport, the hotel features an impressive selection of some 24<br />

multi-purpose conference venues that can accommodate up to 2 000 delegates in total with banqueting<br />

facilities for up to 500 guests.<br />

With two restaurants on property, there is no need to leave the comfort of the hotel to enjoy world-class<br />

cuisine. Our 300-seater Chief’s Boma Restaurant caters for all tasted with over 120 African-inspired dished<br />

ranging from North African Moroccan cuisine to Koeksisters and Melktert from the Cape – and with a<br />

“Shisa Nyama” grill boasting a variety of game meats sizzled to your specification, everyone is sure to find<br />

their favourite.<br />

Well known for the lavish full South African Breakfast Buffet, the Epsom Terrace Restaurant also boasts an<br />

evening Bistro Menu which will delight even the most demanding gourmand’s exacting standards. A<br />

traditional Carvery Lunch with live music can be enjoyed every Sunday with limited outdoor seating<br />

available for those who prefer dining al fresco – after all, Jo’burg really has the best weather in South Africa.<br />



Phone: +27 11 840 6600 | Email: indaba@indabahotel.co.za | Website: www.indabahotel.co.za

Take a wander through the 17 hectares of lush bushveld gardens and you will find the Mowana Spa - a<br />

wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul. The Mowana<br />

Spa, which takes its name from the majestic Baobab Tree of African Lore and Legend, offers wellness<br />

journeys based on the recognised healing energy of Tribal Massaging.<br />

Signature Pamper Journeys include the decadent Mowana Full Day African Rejuvenation Spa pamper<br />

which is an indulgent spa experience including breakfast, lunch, complimentary beverages and six<br />

revitalizing treatments; the romantic Mowana African Skies Night Spa pamper with includes dinner,<br />

complimentary beverages and three relaxing treatments; and the indulgent Mowana African Escape<br />

Spa & Stay Pamper Journey for the ultimate decadent relaxation.<br />

Our commitment to service excellence and staff empowerment through training and mentoring will ensure<br />

that your needs are met and your expectations exceeded as you enjoy a day of pampering at Mowana Spa.<br />

The Indaba Hotel and Mowana Spa are also PROUDLY GREEN ensuring responsible tourism and minimising<br />

carbon footprint through extensive recycling of waste products, water-wise gardening, greening<br />

conference initiatives, better material choices, minimising power usage and buying local - after all, a<br />

better place to live is a better place to visit.<br />

The Indaba Hotel is sure to meet all your business and leisure requirements. We look forward to welcoming<br />

you to our oasis in the City.<br />



Overviews of the main economic<br />

sectors of <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />

Agriculture 36<br />

Mining 38<br />

Oil and gas 44<br />

Engineering 48<br />

Manufacturing 50<br />

Automotive 56<br />

Food and beverages 57<br />

Tourism 58<br />

Education and training 62<br />

Information and<br />

communications technology 64<br />

Banking and financial services 66<br />

Development finance and<br />

SMME support 72


Agriculture<br />

Urban farming is in the spotlight.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is primarily an urban province, but the agricultural<br />

sector plays a very important role in the economy.<br />

The Provincial Government of <strong>Gauteng</strong> has set up<br />

Action Labs to focus on agriculture and agri-processing<br />

with a focus on land tenure issues and improving food security. These<br />

initiatives will also play a role in boosting township economies if food<br />

producers can be linked to the value chain.<br />

The Urban Agriculture Initiative of the Chamber of Mines was<br />

launched in 2017. The roofs of buildings are being put to use as agricultural<br />

land, hosting various crops cultivated by aquaponics and<br />

hydroponics. A pilot project on the top of the Chamber’s building has<br />

produced about 15kg of basil for Nhlanhla Mpati (above). First National<br />

Bank’s canteen is supplied with vegetables by its own rooftop farm. The<br />

Johannesburg Inner City Partnership is driving the initiative.<br />

The Fresh Produce Market in Johannesburg is South Africa’s biggest<br />

market. The region’s other two metropolitan areas, Tshwane and<br />

Ekurhuleni, also have large markets to cater for the region’s large population.<br />

The Springs Fresh Produce Market accounts for 3% of South African<br />

market share which it intends increasing as it expands its facilities.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong>’s agricultural sector is largely concentrated on producing<br />

vegetables for the huge cities that dominate the region. There is<br />

commercial farming in the southern sector of the province (part of<br />

South Africa’s maize triangle) and the farming of cotton, groundnuts<br />

and sorghum is undertaken in areas near Bronkhorstspruit (east) and<br />

Heidelberg (in the south).<br />

The province is home to some of South Africa’s largest agricultural<br />

companies, including AFGRI, a listed agriculture services and foods<br />


• The provincial government<br />

wants to boost food production<br />

and agri-processing.<br />

• Basil is growing on the top<br />

of the Chamber of Mines<br />

building.<br />

company, which specialises in<br />

animal feed production. Africa’s<br />

largest feedlot for cattle is located in<br />

Heidelberg: Karan Beef’s facility can<br />

accommodate 120 000 cattle. The<br />

feedmill processes 1 400 tons per day<br />

and the associated abattoir in Balfour<br />

in neighbouring Mpumalanga<br />

sometimes deals with 1 800 head<br />

of cattle per day. The 2 330ha Karan<br />

estate also includes a game farm and<br />

an eco-development.<br />

The Kanhym Agrimill in<br />

Vereeniging is one of three in the<br />

company’s portfolio, which collectively<br />

processes 250 000 tons<br />

of animal feed annually. Kanhym<br />

GAUTENG BUSINESS <strong>2018</strong>/<strong>19</strong><br />



Estates is the largest producer of pigs in the country and the<br />

company’s Middelburg farm in Mpumalanga is geared to supply<br />

the <strong>Gauteng</strong> market.<br />

Fruit, dairy products, eggs, maize and grain are also produced in<br />

large volumes within the province.<br />

As the most populous region of South Africa, <strong>Gauteng</strong> consumes<br />

large quantities of food. And South Africans eat more chickens than<br />

anything else. Poultry farm and production facilities abound in<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong>. Astral Foods, RCL Foods and Daybreak Farms are among<br />

the biggest companies in the province. The poultry industry in South<br />

Africa has been in the spotlight with a change in the arrangements<br />

relating to import duties from the US.<br />

Many agriculture-focused research institutions are based in the<br />

province. The Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) national research<br />

facilities are in Pretoria, and include the Roodeplaat Vegetable and<br />

Ornamental Plant Institute and the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute.<br />

In addition, the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI)<br />

is located at the University of Pretoria.<br />

Policy support<br />

The provincial government is supporting 178 small-holder farmers<br />

through farmer support and development initiatives. An information<br />

technology programme is to be implemented. This will focus on crop<br />

and livestock monitoring and is intended to increase productivity.<br />

The <strong>Gauteng</strong> City Region will roll out the deployment of information<br />

technology in the farming community. This will present opportunities<br />

for farmers to monitor their crops/livestock and increase productivity.<br />

The R50-million programme encompasses:<br />


Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa:<br />

www.aeasa.org.za<br />

Agricultural Research Council: www.arc.agric.za<br />

AgriSA: www.agriinfo.co.za<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Department of Agriculture and Rural Development:<br />

www.gdard.gpg.gov.za<br />

Johannesburg Development Agency: www.jda.org.za<br />

National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries:<br />

www.daff.gov.za<br />

South African Crocodile Farming Association:<br />

www.sacfa.co.za<br />

South African Poultry Association: www.sapoultry.co.za<br />

• <strong>Gauteng</strong> Agriculture<br />

Information System<br />

• Farm <strong>Business</strong> Analysis<br />

(DNA)<br />

• <strong>Gauteng</strong> Agriculture<br />

Economy Analysis (including<br />

market monitoring)<br />

• Smart Agriculture<br />

Feasibility.<br />

A province-wide Agro-<br />

Processing Summit was held<br />

to bring together small-holder<br />

and commercial farmers, food<br />

retail companies, finance institutions<br />

and researchers.<br />

The summit was organised<br />

by the <strong>Gauteng</strong> Department<br />

of Economic Development,<br />

Environment, Agriculture and<br />

Rural Development.<br />

Woolworths’ Enterprise and<br />

Supplier Development Programme<br />

gave Sophiatown-born Jimmy<br />

Botha the chance to become a<br />

successful farmer of baby spinach,<br />

rocket and basil. With advice from<br />

a supportive neighbour farmer<br />

(who was already supplying to<br />

Woolworths), Botha grew his farming<br />

business to the point where he<br />

now has 42 full-time employees<br />

and 30 seasonal workers.<br />

Massmart, the retail group<br />

now owned by US giant Walmart,<br />

invested R15-million in the five<br />

years to 2017 to create opportunities<br />

in its food chain for emerging<br />

farmers. Techno-Serve, a<br />

non-governmental organisation,<br />

oversees the programme. The<br />

Massmart Supplier Development<br />

Fund has enabled small farmers<br />

to have the security of a confirmed<br />

buyer for their products<br />

and many of them have grown<br />

their businesses substantially.<br />

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Mining<br />

Government wants broader participation in the mining sector.<br />


Exports to SADC countries<br />

are in the spotlight.<br />

• Petra is expanding<br />

diamond production.<br />

The national government’s Phakisa programme is to be applied<br />

to mining. Intended to fast-track solutions to development<br />

problems, an Operation Mining Phakisa Lab has been set up<br />

to create concrete plans. Similarly, the Provincial Government<br />

of <strong>Gauteng</strong> has initiated Action Labs in the mining sector. These are<br />

meetings where private and public participants in the mining sector<br />

and its value chain discuss possible improvements, partnerships and<br />

innovations.<br />

One of the Action Labs focus areas is to strengthen the export of<br />

mining services and mining equipment to SADC countries, including<br />

the Copperbelt. The creation and support of mining-sector SMMEs is<br />

another important component of the plan to create a broader base<br />

for mining and mineral beneficiation.<br />

AngloGold Ashanti has reduced its South African holdings to a<br />

tailings plant and one mine (Mponeng in <strong>Gauteng</strong>) but remains a<br />

major gold producer with assets in five other African countries, South<br />

America and Australia. In early <strong>2018</strong>, CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan<br />

resigned to join Vedanta Resources, which has recently purchased a<br />

large zinc operation in South Africa.<br />

Gold Fields is engaged in a long-term expansion project at its mechanised<br />

South Deep gold mine, which has a life-of-mine to the year 2094.<br />

Gold Fields in 2013 spun off some of its older mines to a new company<br />

called Sibanye Gold. That company has gone on to become a diversified<br />

miner called Sibanye Stillwater, with a strong focus on platinum.<br />

The gold sector has shed several thousand jobs in the last five years.<br />

Part of the reason for Gold Fields wanting to unbundle was political uncertainty.<br />

A proposed new mining<br />

charter (Mining Charter 3) did not<br />

go down well with mining companies,<br />

and the new President of<br />

South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has<br />

appointed a new mining minister<br />

to come up with a better arrangement.<br />

The level of black ownership<br />

and whether that percentage<br />

must be “topped up” every time<br />

a black shareholder sells, are just<br />

two of the contentious issues. A<br />

court ruling in favour of “onceempowered,<br />

always-empowered”<br />

will probably not be the<br />

end of the debate. The Chamber<br />

of Mines says that the value of<br />

BBBEE deals since the year 2000<br />

is R205-billion.<br />

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The mining industry’s employer body is the Chamber of Mines.<br />

The Chamber’s address in Hollard Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg,<br />

reflects the fact that the city of Johannesburg was founded on gold.<br />

All of the bodies that oversee the South African mining industry are<br />

located in <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />

The mining industry itself is looking at new ways of doing business.<br />

Guided by the Zambezi Protocol, the Chamber of Mines wants<br />

mining to be more positive and constructive, working better with<br />

the communities in which it operates. New Chamber CEO Mxolisi<br />

Mgojo is simultaneously leading his company, Exxaro Resources,<br />

on a programme to make mining sustainable through measures<br />

such as water sharing with local communities and finding ways to<br />

help communities gain access to energy.<br />

A 400km gold reef stretching across most of <strong>Gauteng</strong> and some of<br />

the neighbouring provinces was for many years the backbone of South<br />

Africa’s mining industry. Gold production has generally been in decline<br />

for some years, with older mines such as AngloGold’s TauTau either<br />

closing unprofitable shafts or being put on care and maintenance<br />

(Kopanang). Global demand for gold has see-sawed in recent years.<br />

Cullinan, east of Pretoria, is the site of one of the greatest finds<br />

in diamond-mining history. The eponymous diamond was cut into<br />

several smaller diamonds, including the 530-carat Great Star of Africa.<br />

Today, Petra Diamonds continues to mine Cullinan as one of its four<br />

South African projects.<br />

Petra Diamond’s Cullinan mine has an orebody that contains<br />

a diamond resource of <strong>19</strong>4 Mcts which is why Petra is expanding<br />

with a goal of annual production of 2.2 Mcts by 20<strong>19</strong>. A R1.6-billion<br />

processing plant is being built at Cullinan, with a throughput capacity<br />

of 6 Mtpa.<br />


Chamber of Mines: www.chamberofmines.org.za<br />

Council for Geoscience: www.geoscience.org.za<br />

Mining Qualifications Authority: www.mqa.org.za<br />

Mintek: www.mintek.co.za<br />

National Department of Mineral Resources: www.dmr.gov.za<br />

Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy:<br />

www.saimm.co.za<br />

South African Minerals Processing Cluster:<br />

www.saceec.com/sampec<br />

Research<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is home to most of the research and training bodies<br />

associated with mining. AECI, the explosives and chemicals company<br />

which has been involved<br />

in mining in South Africa almost<br />

as long as there has been<br />

a mining industry, supports<br />

the Virtual Reality Mine Design<br />

Centre located at the University<br />

of Pretoria.<br />

Mintek is an autonomous<br />

body based in Randburg which<br />

receives about 30% of its budget<br />

from the Department of Mineral<br />

Resources. The balance comes<br />

from joint ventures with privatesector<br />

partners, or is earned in<br />

research and development income,<br />

the sale of services or<br />

products and from technology<br />

licensing agreements.<br />

An example of collaboration<br />

is Project AuTEK which<br />

has found a way of getting<br />

gold catalysts to play a role in<br />

improving fuel-cell efficiency.<br />

Mintek teamed up with the<br />

Department of Science and<br />

Technology and AngloGold<br />

Ashanti.<br />

The University of<br />

Witwatersrand School of Mining<br />

(shown on the opposite page)<br />

has two houses that are partfunded<br />

by mining houses and<br />

equipment suppliers including<br />

Xstrata, Lonmin, De Beers, Anglo<br />

Platinum and Sandvik.<br />

Pretoria University has<br />

a Department of Mining<br />

Engineering, the University<br />

of South Africa offers three<br />

national diplomas in minerelated<br />

fields, the University<br />

of Johannesburg has minesurveying<br />

courses and the Vaal<br />

and Tshwane universities of<br />

technology have engineering<br />

faculties.<br />

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Modular plants promote<br />

efficiency<br />

Flexibility is a key advantage offered by modular<br />

processing plants, as company founder and Managing<br />

Director Mpho Mothoa explains.<br />

What is the main activity of Ingwenya Mineral Processing?<br />

Our core business is to design, build, operate and maintain mineral processing<br />

plants.<br />

Mpho Mothoa<br />


Mpho Mothoa has 20 years<br />

of plant experience. He has<br />

a BTech and an MBA from<br />

the Tshwane University of<br />

Technology and diplomas<br />

from Wits and Unisa in mineral<br />

economics and management.<br />

Trained as a metallurgist at<br />

Kumba Resources, Mpho<br />

has also been a plant<br />

superintendent at Xstrata’s<br />

(now Glencore) Atcom colliery<br />

and worked in commissioning<br />

and operations at several<br />

processing plants, including<br />

Grootegeluk and Somkhele<br />

coal mines and the Kimberley<br />

mines of the De Beers Group.<br />

Why are modular processing plants popular in the coal<br />

industry today?<br />

Modular plants have become cost effective. They can be built in short lead times<br />

and can be easily relocated to another area once the coal is depleted or for any<br />

other reason. Modular plants are flexible, they can be designed to process small<br />

or large capacity of coal and different types of coal for different markets. Modular<br />

plants are also ideally suited to treat Witbank coal reserves which are generally<br />

widespread and situated in small pockets.<br />

How is Ingwenya Mineral Processing able to create modular<br />

plants in a cost-effective manner?<br />

At IMP we have our own in-house 4 000m2 engineering workshop (BOMAX)<br />

situated in Hendrina, where we fabricate our own steel structures and build<br />

easy-to-operate, tailor-made modular plants with very short lead times and<br />

cost effectively. Our designs have been simplified and made straightforward<br />

which reduces construction costs. Strategic partnership with some of the<br />

original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) also plays a role in terms of acquiring<br />

expertise in leading technology to ensure efficiency from the design phase.<br />

What are your main growth objectives?<br />

IMP’s business strategy for expansion is:<br />

• to add at least two new operations annually to our existing operations<br />

• to build two new modular plants annually<br />

• to work towards enlarging our footprint in other African countries like<br />

Botswana, where we have been doing some work.<br />

What consulting services do you offer?<br />

• Design and build of coal processing plants<br />

• Operate mineral processing plants<br />

• Feasibility and due-diligence studies<br />

• Engineering design and fabrication<br />

• Maintenance of processing plants<br />

• Trouble-shooting and general metallurgical consulting<br />

• Engineering consulting.<br />

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A contractor<br />

of choice to the coal<br />

mining industry in the<br />

cost-effective supply of coal<br />

processing plants, operating<br />

and maintaining them to a<br />

standard that meets the client’s<br />

throughput, quality and<br />

safety requirements.<br />

Operations and Maintenance<br />

Partner of Choice<br />

Specialising in:<br />

• Operations of Processing facilities<br />

• Design & Build of Coal Processing Plants<br />

• Feasibility & Due Diligence Reports<br />

• Engineering Design and Fabrication<br />

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IMP is open to various models for operation of coal processing plants:<br />

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IMP is equipped with an in-house 4000m2 workshop facility to build tailormade, easy to operate, modular plants with short lead times.<br />

• Fabrication<br />

• Sandblasting<br />

• Heat Treatment<br />

• Rubberlining<br />

• Drilling<br />

• Boring<br />

• Tiling<br />

• Milling<br />

www.ingwenyamp.co.za<br />

Republic of South Africa, Emalahleni (Witbank), +27 13 656 2440 / 4758, info@ingwenyamp.co.za


Adding value in property,<br />

construction and mining<br />

Group Chairman Ndavhe Mareda traces the history of the<br />

diversified and 100% black-owned Makole Group and outlines<br />

plans for expansion.<br />

In what regions do you operate?<br />

The Makole Group primarily operates in the <strong>Gauteng</strong> region. It has property<br />

development projects throughout <strong>Gauteng</strong> and a coal mine east of Pretoria.<br />

Ndavhe Mareda<br />

How and when did the business start?<br />

The business started in 2004 as a construction company servicing the private<br />

residential home builder market. It grew into a construction company able to<br />

execute projects for thousands of units. The most recent addition is the mining<br />

component which consists of a colliery and a number of prospecting projects.<br />

What is your focus as a business?<br />

The focus of the Makole Group for the construction business is to become an<br />

established property development and infrastructure construction company.<br />

The focus for the mining business is to develop export opportunities for coal<br />

and conclude exploration projects for coal and other commodities and bring<br />

them into operation in the short-to-medium term.<br />


Ndavhe Mareda is the founding<br />

member and chairman<br />

of Makole Group, the parent<br />

company of Makole Property<br />

Development, MDP<br />

Consulting and Black Royalty<br />

Minerals, owners of the<br />

Chilwavhusiku Colliery based<br />

in Bronkhorstspruit. His role is<br />

to grow the group by identifying<br />

and executing expansion<br />

and diversification strategies<br />

by developing and acquiring<br />

growth targets, managing<br />

investor and stakeholder relations<br />

and providing overall<br />

strategic leadership.<br />

What services do you provide?<br />

Property development, infrastructure construction, construction consulting<br />

and mining.<br />

Please name and describe some of your operations in <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />

The Makole Group is a diversified South African 100% black-owned infrastructure,<br />

property development and mining group. The three operating units are:<br />

• Makole Property Developments: experience in infrastructure planning,<br />

designs, project management and community participation<br />

• MDP Consulting: specialist construction skills available include project<br />

managers, engineering professionals, town and regional planners,<br />

quantity surveyors and environmental specialists<br />

• Black Royalty Minerals: operates the Chilwavhusiku Colliery located at<br />

Bronkhorstspruit, and developing several prospecting rights.<br />

What are the strengths of the Makole Group?<br />

We have more than a decade of experience in the property development<br />

and infrastructure space. We are a 100% black-owned group who creates<br />

value adding products to the South African economy in the construction<br />

and mining industry. We are also the first 100% black-owned mining group<br />

in South Africa.<br />

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Black Royalty Minerals is a 100%<br />

black-owned mining company<br />

that has solidified its position<br />

as a reputable South African<br />

coal mining business. Black<br />

Royalty Minerals operates<br />

the Chilwavhusiku Colliery in<br />

Bronkhorstspruit.<br />

Black Royalty Minerals<br />

continues to cultivate the drive<br />

and vision of contributing<br />

positively to the communities<br />

and local economy where they<br />

operate by facilitating job<br />

creation and sourcing from<br />

local companies, thereby<br />

helping build the economy<br />

of South Africa.<br />

The vision of Black<br />

Royalty Minerals is to not<br />

only establish itself as a<br />

coal mining business, but<br />

to become a diversified<br />

mineral resources company,<br />

to maintain and grow its<br />

local operations as well as<br />

establish itself in export<br />

markets.<br />

+27 11 023 9380 || blackroyalty.co.za || info@blackroyalty.co.za


Oil and gas<br />

Several kinds of gas are producing power in <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />


Transnet Pipelines runs a sophisticated<br />

pipeline network.<br />


Independent Power Producers Programme:<br />

www.ipp-projects.co.za<br />

National Energy Regulator of South Africa: www.nersa.org.za<br />

South African National Energy Association: www.sanea.org.za<br />

South African Oil & Gas Alliance: www.saoga.org.za<br />

South African Petroleum Industry Association: www.sapia.co.za<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is the biggest consumer of energy in South Africa. Its<br />

mass-production factories, large commercial office blocks<br />

and steel fabrication plants consume huge quantities of<br />

electricity, oil and gas.<br />

Transnet Pipelines has completed a sophisticated new multi-product<br />

pipeline (NMPP) between the coast and <strong>Gauteng</strong> which is bringing a<br />

range of products to the manufacturing heartland of South Africa. The<br />

company operates a 3 800km network of underground, high-pressure<br />

petroleum and gas pipelines throughout the eastern parts of South Africa.<br />

A new addition to South Africa’s pipeline network is a pipe to get<br />

natural gas from Mozambique to <strong>Gauteng</strong>. SacOil’s R90-billion project<br />

aims to deliver gas to Johannesburg and the nearby towns in 2020.<br />

Egoli Gas has a pipeline network that extends over 1 200km in and<br />

around Johannesburg and the company has 7 500 domestic, industrial<br />

and commercial customers. Vopak completed a new storage terminal<br />

in Lesedi on the East Rand in 2017 to receive product from the NMPP.<br />

The company that owns Egoli Gas, Reatile, has a 30% stake in Vopak.<br />

The major economic sectors using gas are the metals sector and the<br />

chemical, pulp and paper sector. Brick and glass manufacturers are also big<br />

consumers. The other big factor driving growth in the gas sector is national<br />

policy. A national Gas Utilisation Master Plan (GUMP) is being developed.<br />

The Liquefied Natural Gas Independent Power Producer<br />

Procurement Programme (LNG IPPPP) is part of the broader programme<br />

of the Department of<br />

Energy which encourages private<br />

investment in renewable energy,<br />

namely the Renewable Energy<br />

Independent Power Producer<br />

Procurement Programme<br />

(REIPPPP). The total allocated<br />

to gas-to-power in the national<br />

power plan is 3 726MW, of which<br />

3 000MW is for LNG.<br />

A landfill site at Robinson Deep<br />

in Johannesburg has started generating<br />

3MW of gas. This is the first<br />

of five renewable energy projects<br />

that Energy Systems is going to do<br />

in Johannesburg and is the first<br />

landfill gas generation project to<br />

fall under the REIPPPP.<br />

In 2016 the Department of Trade<br />

and Industry (dti) established a Gas<br />

Industrialisation Unit (GIU) which<br />

will make plans to exploit the huge<br />

fields of natural gas off the coasts of<br />

Mozambique and Angola and boost<br />

industrialisation in South Africa.<br />

The regulator and promoter of<br />

oil and gas exploration in South<br />

Africa, Petroleum Agency South<br />

Africa, has been awarding coalbed-methane-gas<br />

and naturalgas<br />

rights in recent months in the<br />

provinces on <strong>Gauteng</strong>’s border,<br />

Free State and KwaZulu-Natal. The<br />

regulator also controls offshore<br />

exploration rights.<br />

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Petroleum Agency SA encourages investment in the oil and gas sector by assessing<br />

South Africa's oil and gas resources, and presenting these opportunities for exploration<br />

to oil and gas exploration and production companies.<br />

Compliance with all applicable legislation in place to protect the environment is very<br />

important, and rights cannot be granted without an approved Environmental<br />

Management Plan.<br />

Explorers must prove financial and technical ability to meet their commitments<br />

in safe-guarding and rehabilitation of the environment.<br />

Preparation of Environmental Management Plans requires public consultation<br />

and a clear demonstration that valid concerns will be addressed.<br />

Petroleum Agency SA,<br />

based in Bellville, Cape Town,<br />

is responsible for the promotion<br />

and regulation of exploration<br />

and exploitation of oil<br />

and gas (petroleum) resources.<br />

Contact us to find out about:<br />

- Onshore or offshore exploration<br />

opportunities<br />

- Permits and rights<br />

- Availability of geotechnical data.<br />

+27 21 938 3500<br />

plu@petroleumagencysa.com<br />



Engineering<br />

Tens of billions are to be spent on <strong>Gauteng</strong> infrastructure.<br />


Many engineering companies<br />

are changing their<br />

business models.<br />

Spending on infrastructure in <strong>Gauteng</strong> Province represents a<br />

major opportunity for companies in the engineering sector.<br />

The Provincial Government of <strong>Gauteng</strong> spent R30-billion<br />

on infrastructure between 2013 and 2016. A further R46-billion<br />

has been pledged for the years to 20<strong>19</strong>. In addition, <strong>Gauteng</strong> municipalities<br />

will spend R94-billion over the next five years using their city<br />

budgets. Some 31 major housing developments have been approved<br />

for the various development corridors around Johannesburg. These<br />

projects will attract public and private money.<br />

A study carried out by KMPG for the province found that spending<br />

on infrastructure resulted in additional economic activity worth R26-<br />

billion and created 92 000 direct jobs. A major provincial infrastructure<br />

project was the technically demanding <strong>Gauteng</strong> Freeway Improvement<br />

Project, which involved many companies and several joint ventures.<br />

GOBA Consulting Engineers and Project Managers supervised the design<br />

and construction of the project, as it did the even bigger Vaal River<br />

Eastern Subsystem Augmentation Project (VRESAP). This water project<br />

entailed redirecting water flows from one system to another to feed<br />

the petrochemical and mining industries of Mpumalanga Province.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong>’s history as a mining province ensured that engineering<br />

and mining grew hand in hand over the decades. In its early days, the<br />

University of the Witwatersrand was called the South African School of<br />

Mines and Technology. The Wits Mining Institute, which falls under the<br />

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, has recently introduced<br />

the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine) at the<br />

Chamber of Mines building. This enables research and development to<br />

take place in a safe and simulated environment.<br />

The University of Pretoria’s Graduate School of Technology Management<br />

(GSTM) offers a range of degrees and short courses in engineering-related<br />

fields, including a Master’s in Engineering Management.<br />

Whereas some engineering companies have developed into<br />

conglomerates with several<br />

divisions and international<br />

operations, others have<br />

focussed on niche areas such<br />

as construction, electrical<br />

engineering, or, as in the case of<br />

Fluids Media Engineering, fluid<br />

piping, storage and distribution.<br />

Restructuring<br />

Several engineering groups<br />

have been restructuring in recent<br />

years. Murray & Roberts,<br />

a giant and diverse company,<br />

disposed of Murray & Roberts<br />

Infrastructure and Building<br />

Platform (MRIB) in 2016 to focus<br />

on procuremen.t, project<br />

engineering and construction<br />

in certain resource sectors.<br />

Firefly Investments, the consortium<br />

that bought MRIB, is<br />

led by Southern Palace, which<br />

includes among its shareholders<br />

some MRIB managers and<br />

the Government Employees<br />

Pension Fund (GEPF). The transaction<br />

goes a long way to creating<br />

more diversity in the ownership<br />

in the construction and<br />

engineering sector.<br />

Genrec, a large steel<br />

engineering and fabrication<br />

business company that started<br />

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out on the gold fields of early Johannesburg, was another Murray<br />

& Roberts company to be sold to the Southern Palace Group. It has<br />

a large plant outside Johannesburg at Wadeville and is involved in<br />

South Africa’s two biggest power station construction projects at<br />

Medupi and Kusile.<br />

Group Five also sold part of its business (Group Five Pipe) to a blackowned<br />

entity in 2017 but the most significant change came in the<br />

group’s structure. A stand-alone construction division for South Africa<br />

(where the company has more than 7 400 employees) is part of a drive by<br />

the company to focus on smaller infrastructure projects and to dispose<br />

of manufacturing assets. Like most large South African firms in the sector,<br />

Group Five has significant investments offshore.<br />

Transnet Engineering (TE) is in the process of changing its focus from<br />

only providing engineering services to other companies in the Transnet<br />

group to becoming a multi-faceted business. The company is exploring<br />


Consulting Engineers South Africa: www.cesa.co.za<br />

Engineering Council of South Africa: www.ecsa.co.za<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Department of Infrastructure Development:<br />

www.gauteng.gov.za<br />

Graduate School of Technology Management:<br />

www.up.ac.za/gstm<br />

Transnet Engineering: www.transnet.net<br />


opportunities in Africa to provide<br />

maintenance, repair and overhaul<br />

services (MRO). As an original equipment<br />

manufacturer (OEM) with the<br />

ability to manufacture locomotives,<br />

rail wagons and coaches, TE is opening<br />

up a wide range of markets not<br />

only in South Africa but in Africa<br />

and the rest of the world. The Trans-<br />

Africa Locomotive is the first locally<br />

designed locomotive produced<br />

by TE in its Koedoespoort factory.<br />

There are seven business units located<br />

at Koedoespoort, including<br />

a foundry.<br />

contact details<br />

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Manufacturing<br />

New plants are powering <strong>Gauteng</strong>’s manufacturing sector.<br />

A<br />

major railway rolling stock programme is boosting manufacturing<br />

in <strong>Gauteng</strong>. The Trans-Africa locomotive is the<br />

first to be designed and manufactured in Africa. It is being<br />

assembled at Transnet’s Koedoespoort plant near Pretoria.<br />

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium, which has a contract to build<br />

600 new trains for the South African metropolitan rail network, will start<br />

operating its new factory and training centre at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni<br />

in <strong>2018</strong>. Each of the X’Trapolis MEGA trains (as shown above) will be built<br />

from 145 tons of South African steel.<br />

Manufacturing contributes 14% to <strong>Gauteng</strong>’s real economy output<br />

and provides 40% of South Africa’s manufacturing overall. More than<br />

600 000 people are employed in the sector, with metal products, food<br />

and beverages and chemicals being the biggest employers.<br />


Big orders for rail locomotives<br />

and carriages are rolling in.<br />

• Sandvik boosted its capacity<br />

in 2017.<br />

Manufacturing related to the mining<br />

industry, historically the lynchpin<br />

of the <strong>Gauteng</strong> economy, is still very<br />

important. Sandvik Mining & Rock<br />

Technology opened a new production<br />

facility in Ekurhuleni in 2017.<br />

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Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has the greatest concentration<br />

of manufacturing enterprises, especially between Wadeville<br />

and Alrode, south-west of Alberton. Germiston is the country’s biggest<br />

rail junction and Transnet Engineering has invested hundreds<br />

of millions of rands in new equipment at its facility there. Nigel<br />

and Boksburg host Union Carriage and Wagon, which is owned<br />

by Commuter Transport Engineering, DCD Rail and Lennings Rail<br />

Services, a division of Aveng.<br />

New technology has been embraced by some innovative manufacturers.<br />

Desert Wolf’s Skunk Riot Control Chopper is an unmanned<br />

light aerial vehicle (UAV) that has proved popular in the world<br />

market. Desert Wolf operates out of Pretoria.<br />

Packaging company Nampak has metals (cans), plastic, paper<br />

and glass operations at various locations including Industria West,<br />

Boksburg and Olifantsfontein. The glass plant in Germiston has<br />

nearly doubled its output (to 40 000 bottles per year) to cater for<br />

increased wine exports. The country’s biggest glass producer,<br />

Consol Glass, has facilities in Clayville, Wadeville and Nigel.<br />

Household products manufacturer Unilever represents an<br />

example of the lighter industrial<br />

capacity of the East Rand.<br />

Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark South<br />

Africa and Procter & Gamble all<br />

have significant manufacturing<br />

capacity in the area. Corrugated<br />

paper manufacturer Corruseal<br />

has purchased the Enstra Mill<br />

in Springs from Sappi, giving it<br />

greater control of production.<br />

The southern portion of<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> around Vanderbijlpark<br />

and Vereeniging is synonymous<br />

with steel production.<br />

Flat iron is made at the large<br />

plants of ArcelorMittal. Scaw<br />

Metals’ chain-making factory in<br />

Vereeniging (McKinnon Chain)<br />

has invested R110-million in ex-<br />


At Marley Pipe Systems, we have always been<br />

ahead of the curve in adopting innovative<br />

manufacturing methods that meet customer<br />

requirements and adhere to strict industry<br />

standards for quality plastic piping systems.<br />

As an industry leader, Marley Pipe Systems<br />

recognises the importance of environmentally<br />

sustainable processes. In line with group policies,<br />

our holding company, Aliaxis, encouraged<br />

Marley Pipe Systems to adapt to a “lead free<br />

environment” as early as 2006, and Marley Pipe<br />

Systems rose to adjust manufacturing systems<br />

to incorporate heavy metal free production during<br />

this time.<br />

In July 2015, SABS regulations dictated that<br />

manufacturers of PVC pipes and fittings are<br />

required to remove heavy metals from their<br />

manufacturing processes if they wished to retain<br />

their SABS approval certification.<br />

As a founding member of the SABS mark<br />

scheme, Marley Pipe Systems have a proud record<br />

of over 40 years of serving the South African<br />

market with quality approved drainage products.<br />

This is a commitment that Marley Pipe Systems<br />

will continue to honour.<br />

We welcomed this new regulation within our<br />

industry and have been trading heavy metal<br />

free for over 10 years, thus guaranteeing that<br />

products manufactured at Marley sites are heavy<br />

metal free.<br />

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panding and modernising its operations. Domestically, the main<br />

consumers of steel products are the mining, manufacturing, building<br />

and construction sectors, while a significant share is destined<br />

for the export market.<br />

Steel has been experiencing a volatile few years, with reduced<br />

demand for from China severely reducing production volumes in<br />

South Africa. The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of<br />

Southern Africa (Seifsa) reported that <strong>19</strong> 000 jobs were lost in the<br />

metals and engineering sector in the nine months to September<br />

2016. This sector makes up 28% of manufacturing in the country.<br />

Cheap imports have been at the heart of problems for the steel<br />

sector, as they have for textiles, but other issues include energy<br />

prices and labour costs<br />

There are as 35 aluminium processing firms in <strong>Gauteng</strong>, involved<br />

in both secondary processing to produce foils, cans, bars, rods and<br />

sheets, with final fabrication in the form of die-casting and sheet<br />

metal work. Within <strong>Gauteng</strong>, the automotive and packaging industries<br />

are the chief consumers of these products.<br />

AECI is a large manufacturing company with its roots in the<br />

mining industry. It comprises two principal divisions: AEL Mining<br />

Services (with a large factory site at Modderfontein south of<br />

Johannesburg) and Chemical Services, which presides over 20<br />

separate companies (including Senmin, the group’s mining chemicals<br />

company).<br />

Incentives<br />

The Manufacturing and<br />

Competitiveness Enhancement<br />

Programme (MCEP) of the<br />

National Department of Trade<br />

and Industry (dti) announced in<br />

2017 that it had disbursed a total<br />

of 1 552 grants to the value of<br />

R5.8-billion which had resulted in<br />

230 000 jobs being “sustained”.<br />

Plastics, pharmaceuticals and<br />

chemicals received 31% of the<br />

money; metal fabrication, capital<br />

and real transport equipment<br />

28% and agri-processing 21%.<br />

Italian forged wheel manufacturer<br />

Lucchini received tax<br />

and training allowances from<br />

the dti which helped it decide<br />

to invest R200-million in a new<br />

forged wheel-making facility.<br />

Blank railway wheels imported<br />

from Italy will be completed at<br />

the Germiston plant. Lucchini<br />

previously sold its wheels in<br />

South Africa through DCD<br />

Ringrollers, itself a maker of<br />

forged steel tyre products.<br />

Lucchini has committed to increasing<br />

the local content in the<br />

manufacturing process.<br />

The dti is the state’s lead<br />

promoter of the sector, as seen<br />

in the MCEP example. The<br />

main vehicle for the dti is the<br />

Industrial Policy Action Plan<br />

(IPAP), the seventh version of<br />

which was launched in 2016.<br />

The Support Programme for<br />

Industrial Innovation (SPII), run<br />

by the Industrial Development<br />

Corporation (IDC) on behalf of<br />

the dti, promotes technology<br />

development.<br />

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Juice and milk cartons have long been one of the<br />

contributors to waste in South Africa’s landfill<br />

sites. In a major development for the South<br />

African paper and packaging recycling market,<br />

Mpact Recycling recently announced that liquid<br />

cartons are now recyclable.<br />

John Hunt, managing director of Mpact<br />

Recycling, says it was previously not possible<br />

to recycle juice and milk cartons as they are<br />

not made of typical paperboard. It comprises of<br />

other layers made up of polyalu, which means<br />

the paper needed to be separated from the<br />

polyalu to be used.<br />

This announcement follows the investment<br />

of R46-million in a Liquid Packaging recycling<br />

plant at Mpact’s Springs Paper Mill facility. “The<br />

recycling plant has the capacity to recycle 25,000<br />

tonnes of used liquid cartons per annum, which<br />

will be fed directly into our paper division for<br />

use in new paper products,” says Hunt. Mpact<br />

Recycling’s role, through its extensive collection<br />

network of paper, containerboard, PET and<br />

now liquid packaging, is to supply its mills with<br />

sufficient volume to match its capacity.<br />

This is why it has embarked on a campaign to raise<br />

consumer awareness that long-life milk and juice<br />

cartons are now recyclable. Consumers must ensure<br />

the cartons are empty and flattened. Where<br />

there is no kerbside collection, they can deposit<br />

their recyclable items in their nearest Ronnie bank<br />

at schools or community centres or, alternatively,<br />

cartons can be delivered to any of Mpact’s buyback<br />

centres countrywide or to one of its sixteen<br />

Mpact Recycling operations for payment.<br />

“Liquid carton packaging provides a category<br />

of waste that can be recycled and will add<br />

considerably to land preservation in South Africa as<br />

consumers can redirect cartons away from limited<br />

landfill space,” says Hunt.<br />

“Whether you finish a carton of milk at breakfast<br />

or enjoy a boxed fruit juice for lunch, place your<br />

flattened, used container into your nearest<br />

recycling bin, whether at home, school or work.<br />

This way South Africans will be not only be doing<br />

their bit to keep the environment clean, but will<br />

also be helping to continue creating sustainable<br />

job opportunities throughout the recycling value<br />

chain,” concludes Hunt.<br />

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Another IDC initiative has allocated R23-billion over three years<br />

to support the Black Industrialist Programme to help existing<br />

entrepreneurs grow their businesses.<br />

The Provincial Government of <strong>Gauteng</strong> has tabled plans to<br />

bolster manufacturing capacity in the province’s western areas.<br />

The priorities are mining and mineral beneficiation, capital equipment<br />

and machinery, agriculture and agri-processing, tourism,<br />

retail and economic development in townships.<br />

Some of the projects include:<br />

• a bicycle manufacturing or assembling factory in<br />

Mohlakeng.<br />

• continuing to buy busses for the province’s BRT system<br />

from the Busmark plant in Randfontein which manufactures<br />

and assembles buses. In 2016 a dual fuel bus was<br />

launched, with the bodies of the busses designed and<br />

built in Randfontein.<br />

• establishment of agri-parks: Westonaria hydroponic agri-park;<br />

Merafong Flora agri-park (tomatoes, cucumbers<br />

and green peppers); investment in Isigayo Milling Plant<br />

in Randfontein.<br />

• revitalisation of industrial parks at Khutsong, Mohlakeng<br />

and Chamdor.<br />

in the case of the public sector.<br />

The public sector dispenses<br />

comparatively cheap pharmaceutical<br />

products to its users in<br />

public hospitals and healthcare<br />

centres within South Africa,<br />

whereas pharmaceutical products<br />

produced by the private<br />

sector in South Africa serve a<br />

niche market.<br />

Among the other big international<br />

brands active in <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

are Merck, which has a 55 000m²<br />

plant at Modderfontein, and<br />

Pfizer SA, which runs a laboratory<br />

in Sandton among its facilities<br />

in South Africa.<br />

Pharmaceuticals<br />

South Africa’s pharmaceutical sector is worth approximately<br />

R20-billion annually. Although there are more than 200 pharmaceutical<br />

firms in the country, large companies tend to dominate<br />

the field, with Aspen (34%) and Adcock Ingram (25%) the two<br />

key players, followed by Sanofi, Pharmaplan and Cipla Medpro.<br />

The private sector accounts for 80% of pharmaceutical industry<br />

sales by value and 20% by volume, while this ratio is reversed<br />


Aluminium Federation of South Africa: www.afsa.org.za<br />

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing: www.cfam.co.za<br />

Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association: www.caia.co.za<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Department of Economic Development:<br />

www.ecodev.gpg.gov.za<br />

Manufacturing Circle: www.manufacturingcircle.co.za<br />

National Department of Trade and Industry:<br />

www.thedti.gov.za<br />

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Automotive and components<br />

Investment in plant and training is on the rise.<br />


BMW’s new training centre will<br />

teach advanced computer skills<br />

and robot programming.<br />

BMW South Africa has spent about three years investing<br />

R6-billion in its Rosslyn plant to prepare for the<br />

manufacture of the new BMW X3 model. This includes a<br />

R73-million training facility which will have the capacity<br />

to train 300 apprentices in the intricacies of robot programming<br />

and other computer skills.<br />

Nissan is another big automotive manufacturer with a plant at<br />

Rosslyn, north-west of Pretoria. The NP200 pick-up (bakkie) and<br />

the NP300 are built at the plant. Ford announced in 2017 that it<br />

would put R3-billion into taking the production of the Ranger<br />

vehicle to 167 000 per year. The plant at Silverton, Pretoria, also<br />

makes the Everest sports utility vehicle. UD Trucks, a part of the<br />

Volvo group, announced in 2017 that they will assemble the Croner<br />

heavy commercial vehicle at Rosslyn.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is also home to a strong automotive components industry,<br />

together with several bus and truck assembly plants. These include<br />

Scania, TFM Industries and MAN Truck and Bus South Africa, as well as<br />

the Chinese truck manufacturer FAW, which owns an assembly plant in<br />

Isando. Bejing Automotive Works (BAW) assembles taxis at Springs and<br />

has committed (with its partners) to a new investment of R250-million.<br />


Automotive Industry Development Centre: www.aidc.co.za<br />

Automotive Industry Export Council: www.aiec.co.za<br />

Automotive Supplier Park: www.supplierpark.co.za<br />

National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South<br />

Africa: www.naamsa.co.za<br />

National Association of Automotive Component and Allied<br />

Manufacturers: www.naacam.co.za<br />

Armoured cars are also produced in<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong>. DCD Protected Mobility manufactures<br />

armoured cars in Boksburg,<br />

which are branded as Vehicle Mounted<br />

Mine Detectors. In nearby Benoni, BAE<br />

Systems OMC designs and manufactures<br />

protected vehicles.<br />

The Automotive Industry<br />

Development Centre (AIDC), the<br />

City of Tshwane and the Tshwane<br />

Economic Development Agency<br />

(TEDA) are collaborating on a strategic<br />

project to boost the sector with a<br />

focus on infrastructure.<br />

Incentives are available to firms<br />

and investors within the automotive<br />

industry. The value of incentives<br />

provided through the National<br />

Department of Trade and Industry<br />

amounts to around R5.9-million.<br />

These incentives are a key factor<br />

in encouraging firms within the<br />

automotive industry to upgrade or<br />

expand their facilities.<br />

The Department of Trade and<br />

Industry, working together with the<br />

National Association of Automobile<br />

Manufacturers of South Africa set targets<br />

for 2035 to increase production<br />

to 1% of world volumes (which would<br />

mean 1.4-million more vehicles made<br />

in SA), increasing local content and<br />

doubling employment and blackowned<br />

businesses in the sector.<br />

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Food and beverages<br />

Joburg Market is Africa’s biggest.<br />

As a densely populated, urban province, <strong>Gauteng</strong> is South Africa’s<br />

biggest market. By volume and value, the Joburg Market is<br />

the biggest in Africa. There are 55 cold rooms that can accommodate<br />

4 561 pallets of fresh produce at any one time.<br />

An average of 10 000 buyers congregate daily on the market’s 65 000m²<br />

of trading space.<br />

Investment opportunities in this lively sector include: production<br />

of ground-nuts, sunflowers, cotton and sorghum; soya beans, rooibos,<br />

beverages, fruit and vegetables; essential oil extraction from herbs and<br />

indigenous plants; expanding the exotic meat market (kudu, ostrich and<br />

springbok) locally and globally; packaging of agri-processed goods; and<br />

small business opportunities within the brewing industry. The Green<br />

Hub in the West Rand District Municipality will promote the growth of<br />

sustainable, green industries, research and development of organic food<br />

production, health foods and natural remedies.<br />

More than half of the companies operating in the food and beverage<br />

sector in South Africa are in <strong>Gauteng</strong>, including Nestlé, Tiger Brands,<br />

Pioneer Foods, RCL, AVI and Astral. There are approximately 4 000 food<br />

processing companies in the province, employing more than 100 000<br />

people. South African Breweries is spending R2.8-billion on expanding<br />

two of its three <strong>Gauteng</strong> breweries. Heineken’s brewery at Sedibeng has<br />

already been expanded once since it opened in 2010.<br />

Nestlé operates four manufacturing plants in the province and<br />

has invested heavily in increasing production volumes over the last<br />


Food Advisory Consumer Services: www.foodfacts.org.za<br />

National Agricultural Marketing Council: www.namc.co.za<br />

FoodBev SETA: www.foodbev.co.za<br />

South African Association for Food Science and Technology:<br />

www.saafost.org.za<br />



South African Breweries<br />

is spending R2.8-billion on<br />

expansion.<br />

three years. Tiger Brands runs six<br />

plants in Germiston that produce<br />

a range of meat products, and the<br />

establishment of a new tomato<br />

sauce plant and pasta plant rank<br />

among the company’s recent<br />

investments in the province.<br />

McCain Foods, located in Springs,<br />

produces frozen vegetables for<br />

the <strong>Gauteng</strong> market.<br />

Although the South African<br />

poultry business took a knock<br />

because of the relaxation of import<br />

duties, the South African<br />

consumer still eats a lot of chicken.<br />

Earlybird Farm, one of Astral’s<br />

operations, processes 800 tons of<br />

chicken per day at its two factories<br />

in Olifantsfontein. RCL operates<br />

18 farms and two feed mills in<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> alone. Daybreak Farms,<br />

an AFGRI operation in Springs,<br />

produces about 650 000 broilers<br />

every week.<br />

Several beverages in AVI’s<br />

portfolio (including Ciro) are produced<br />

at the group’s Kempton<br />

Park facilities.<br />

United National Breweries<br />

produces Umqomboti in northern<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong>. Key players in the<br />

industry in South Africa include<br />

South Africa Breweries (SAB) (malt<br />

beer), United National Breweries<br />

(sorghum beer), Distell (spirits and<br />

flavoured alcoholic beverages, or<br />

FABs) and Brandhouse (malt beer,<br />

spirits and FABs).<br />

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Tourism<br />

Heritage is a growth sector.<br />

Heritage tourism is a strong component of the tourism offering<br />

in <strong>Gauteng</strong>. The Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World<br />

Heritage Site and attracts thousands of visitors every year to<br />

the interactive visitor’s centre at Maropeng, shown above. The<br />

Sterkfontein Caves have recently revealed astonishing finds, showing the<br />

origins of humanity through artefacts such as the 2.1-million-year-old<br />

skull known as Mrs Ples.<br />

The Origins Centre at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg<br />

is well equipped and provides more fascinating insights into the origins<br />

of mankind through art and science. The Centre hosts superb representations<br />

of Khoi and San rock art.<br />

More recent history relating to the struggle against apartheid centres<br />

on attractions such as the moving exhibitions housed at the Apartheid<br />

Museum and the history of the battle for human rights and democracy<br />

embodied in Constitution Hill. The latter site won National Heritage Site<br />

status in 2017 and application has been made for world heritage status.<br />

Constitution Hill is also a popular site with film crews.<br />

Kliptown in Soweto is the site of the signing of the Freedom Charter.<br />

An urban regeneration project has seen the development of the Walter<br />

Sisulu Square of Dedication. Another site where South Africa’s history is<br />

on display is at Freedom Park, a sprawling complex of museums, open<br />

spaces and memorials on a hillside overlooking Pretoria in Tshwane.<br />


Constitution Hill has been<br />

declared a National Heritage<br />

Site.<br />

• SADC markets are being<br />

targeted.<br />

Cultural and history tourism are<br />

further catered for by more than<br />

60 other museums and art galleries<br />

in the province. These include<br />

the Ditsong National Museum of<br />

Natural History (Transvaal Museum),<br />

Museum Africa in Johannesburg’s<br />

cultural Newtown precinct, the<br />

South African Military History<br />

Museum and the National Cultural<br />

History Museum.<br />

Craft markets at Rosebank,<br />

Bruma and many other places<br />

draw large numbers of visitors and<br />

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provide economic opportunities for a wide range of entrepreneurs in<br />

textiles, leather, traditional art and beadwork. The broader creative industries<br />

sector contributes more than R3.3-billion to the <strong>Gauteng</strong> economy<br />

and employs 182 000 people, according to the provincial government.<br />

This includes film and advertising studios.<br />

Tourism is one of the sectors being targeted for a closer working<br />

relationship between the private sector, academia and various government<br />

entities. The <strong>Gauteng</strong> <strong>Business</strong> Consultative Forum (GBCF) is an<br />

initiative of the <strong>Gauteng</strong> Provincial Government that meets four times a<br />

year. The Gordon Institute of <strong>Business</strong> Science (GIBS) hosts the functions<br />

at its Johannesburg campus.<br />

South Africa’s biggest international airport is OR Tambo International<br />

Airport in Johannesburg. Some R200-million was spent on extending<br />

and upgrading the runways and aprons prior to South Africa hosting the<br />

2010 World Cup football tournament. OR Tambo caters about 20-million<br />

passengers every year, receives more than 105 000 arriving air traffic<br />

movements and employs 18 000 people.<br />

The <strong>Gauteng</strong> Tourism Authority is targeting Southern African<br />

Development Community markets such as Botswana and Mozambique.<br />

The city of Ekurhuleni successfully<br />

hosted Airport Cities: World<br />

Conference and Exhibition in<br />

2013 as part of the city’s plan to<br />

establish an aerotropolis around<br />

OR Tambo International Airport.<br />

The Tshwane Events Centre and<br />

the CSIR International Convention<br />

and Exhibition Centre are among<br />

Pretoria’s most used venues.<br />

The OR Tambo Building of the<br />

Department of International<br />

Affairs and Cooperation (Dirco)<br />

won architectural awards and<br />

hosts conferences and meetings<br />

of the Pan-African African<br />

Parliament.<br />

Events<br />

A Bidding, Hosting and Events Strategy for the <strong>Gauteng</strong> City Region<br />

has been developed to encourage investors. The <strong>Gauteng</strong> Convention<br />

and Events Bureau (GCEB) promotes the province as a conference and<br />

events venue. The Johannesburg Tourism Company has a dedicated<br />

unit, the Johannesburg Convention Bureau, that assists companies in<br />

preparing bid documents and in supplying relevant information on<br />

telecommunications and IT services and the securing of visas for visiting<br />

international delegates.<br />

Big events continue to draw big crowds. These include the Standard<br />

Bank Joy of Jazz, DStv Delicious Food and Music Festival, and the<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Sansui Summer Cup (horse racing).<br />

With events growing in importance within the tourism offering,<br />

efforts are being made to include townships to a greater extent. The<br />

GTA gives support to two Soweto events, the annual Makhelwane<br />

Festival in Mzimhlophe and the Soweto Wine Festival together with<br />

the Tshwane Township Weekend Experience, covering Garankuwa<br />

and Mamelodi.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is a continental leader in conferences and events.<br />

Most large hotels have conference facilities. Large venues in<br />

Johannesburg are:<br />

• Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec. Capacity: 15 000<br />

• Coca-Cola Dome, Randburg. Capacity: 14 000<br />

• Standard Bank Arena, New Doornfontein. Capacity: 6 300<br />

• Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton: Capacity: 4 500<br />

Hotels<br />

Location, it is said, is key in all property<br />

developments. In <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

today, location relative to the<br />

Gautrain has become an additional<br />

component of value. So much<br />

so that the 216-room Radisson<br />

Blu Gautrain Hotel even has the<br />

vital word in its name. The hotel,<br />

which is in Sandton, was a winner<br />

2017 in the World Luxury Hotel<br />

Awards in the categories, Luxury<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Hotel and Luxury Hotel<br />

and Conference Centre. The nearby<br />

Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton,<br />

won the Luxury City Hotel Award.<br />

A huge new multi-use development<br />

is taking shape in<br />

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Pretoria’s eastern suburb of Menlyn. Sun International’s Times Square<br />

and Casino is a R4.2-billion project which will be the second biggest in<br />

the country with 60 tables and 2 000 slot machines. The Capital Hotel<br />

has 150 hotel rooms and 50 apartments.<br />

The apartment component points to a trend that is growing in<br />

the South African hospitality industry. The Legacy Group was one<br />

of the first to introduce apartments to the hotel development mix,<br />

when it added the Davinci Hotel on Nelson Mandela Square to its<br />

portfolio just before South Africa hosted the soccer World Cup in<br />

2010. The Legacy collection includes the Michelangelo Hotel and<br />

Michelangelo Towers. The Davinci was designed with 166 hotel<br />

rooms, 54 apartments in the upper reaches, with a further four<br />

luxurious penthouses above that.<br />

The number of hotel rooms in Sandton alone increased by 40% in<br />

response to expected demand from the international tournament.<br />

Reduced occupancies in the period after the World Cup tournament<br />

has led to some consolidation in the sector with large brands buying<br />

up smaller groups but independent hotels such as the Indaba Hotel,<br />


Cradle of Humankind: www.maropeng.co.za<br />

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality:<br />

www.ekurhuleni.gov.za/tourism<br />

Dinokeng: www.dinokeng.co.za<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Tourism Authority: www.gauteng.net<br />

Johannesburg Tourism Company: www.joburgtourism.com<br />

Randfontein Local Municipality: www.randfontein.gov.za<br />

Sandton Tourism Association: www.sandtontourism.com<br />

Sedibeng Tourism: www.sedibeng.gov.za<br />

Tshwane Tourism: www.tshwanetourism.com<br />

Spa and Conference Centre continue<br />

to attract guests.<br />

Another significant move in<br />

the hotel sector is the decision<br />

by Marriott International to<br />

develop Marriott-branded<br />

hotels in Johannesburg and<br />

Cape Town. After acquiring the<br />

Protea brand in 2014, Marriott<br />

introduced “Protea Hotel by<br />

Marriott” as the model but<br />

the decision in 2016 to use<br />

the mother brand for new<br />

hotels suggests an increased<br />

commitment to the local<br />

market. In partnership with the<br />

Amdec group, the group will<br />

spend about R1-billion on the<br />

Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch (150<br />

rooms) and Marriott Executive<br />

Apartments Johannesburg<br />

Melrose Arch (200 flats).<br />

Buying into Protea Hotels<br />

has given Marriott access not<br />

only to the South African market,<br />

but to many other African<br />

countries. Between Tshwane<br />

and Johannesburg (and in the<br />

nearby Magaliesberg mountains),<br />

Protea by Marriott has no<br />

fewer than 17 hotels across three<br />

brands: Fire and Ice, Protea;<br />

Protea Hotels and African Pride<br />

Hotels, the premier brand.<br />

Tsogo Sun has 36 hotels and<br />

three casinos in <strong>Gauteng</strong>. The hotels<br />

range across several brands<br />

covering four market segments,<br />

and they include a handful of<br />

stand-alone hotels such as the<br />

Palazzo (at Montecasino) and<br />

54 on Bath (a boutique hotel<br />

in Rosebank). Sun Square,<br />

Southern Sun Hotels, Southern<br />

Sun Resorts, Garden Court and<br />

Stayeasy are among the group’s<br />

brands.<br />

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The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence,<br />

Cape Town is located in the central<br />

business district of the city, near<br />

local attractions and with easy<br />

access to public transport. It is the<br />

ideal accommodation site for city<br />

dwellers, business travellers and<br />

those who enjoy a short walking<br />

distance to all major sites of interest,<br />

trendy entertainment and nightlife<br />

spots in the city centre. There are<br />

214 rooms with unique views of<br />

either the mountain, harbour, city<br />

or sea. The rooms are equipped<br />

with a telephone, free Wi-Fi, smart<br />

TV, safe, mini bar (business class),<br />

hairdryer and bathroom with rain and<br />

hand showers. <strong>Business</strong> Class rooms<br />

have exclusive access to the unique<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Class Lounge.<br />


22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town, South , Africa<br />

Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4000 info.capetown.residence@radissonblu.com<br />



Education and training<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is focussing on vocational training.<br />

The unbundling from the successful Curro group of a<br />

separate tertiary entity which listed on the JSE as Stadio<br />

Holdings is a good indicator of the growth of the private<br />

sector in education. There is a strong trend towards the<br />

opening of private or independent schools across South Africa,<br />

and not necessarily in the very expensive bracket. Some of the<br />

new private schools are small and modest but the sector is also<br />

attracting investors and the larger brands are growing fast through<br />

acquisitions and building new facilities.<br />

Stadio currently has three institutions: Southern <strong>Business</strong> School,<br />

AFDA (the School for the Creative Economy which has one campus in<br />

Johannesburg) and the Embury Institute for Higher Education which has<br />

recently opened two new campuses, one of which is in Pretoria. The business<br />

school is a distance learning institution with headquarters in Krugersdorp.<br />

Curro Holdings believes it will be running 200 schools in South<br />

Africa by 2020, double its current number. In <strong>Gauteng</strong>, Curro has<br />

37 schools across its five brands.<br />

A funding agreement with Old Mutual Investment Group SA<br />

(OMIGSA) and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will see<br />

Curro roll out 11 low-fee independent schools. These will be called<br />

Meridian Independent Schools.<br />

JSE-listed ADvTECH has many schools across five brands (from<br />

primary to high school) and nine tertiary colleges in the province.<br />

Schools include Trinity House and Crawford College while the tertiary<br />

offering includes an advertising school (Vega), a chef’s academy<br />

(Capsicum) and a Varsity College.<br />


<strong>Gauteng</strong> won the artisan skills<br />

development award in 2017.<br />

• Stadio Holdings is a new<br />

post-school JSE listing.<br />

Pembury Lifestyle Group (PLG)<br />

has <strong>19</strong> schools on seven campuses<br />

and listed on the Alternative<br />

Exchange of the JSE in 2017.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> has achieved 95%<br />

access to Grade R. Enrolment<br />

in the province’s schools has<br />

grown from 1.3-million in <strong>19</strong>94<br />

to 2.3-million in <strong>2018</strong>. As a symbol<br />

of the attractiveness of the<br />

province to South Africans from<br />

every region, the province is the<br />

only one to offer all 11 official languages<br />

in its schools, together<br />

with a further seven non-South<br />

African languages.<br />

The provincial government<br />

of <strong>Gauteng</strong> announced in 2017<br />

that since 2014 it has built 43 new<br />

schools, including classrooms with<br />

ICT facilities in existing schools. To<br />

20<strong>19</strong>, a further 34 new schools will<br />

be erected, together with 1 200<br />

laboratories and more than 470<br />

school libraries.<br />

Pupil numbers suggest that<br />

even more schools need to be<br />

built: in 2016 <strong>Gauteng</strong> schools<br />

accepted two-million pupils.<br />

Training<br />

Unisa has more than 200 000 distance learning students.<br />

Vocational training is a strong<br />

focus for <strong>Gauteng</strong> and the<br />

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province won the 2017 gold award for artisan skills development<br />

awarded by the National Skills Authority.<br />

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges<br />

are tasked with bridging the skills gap in South Africa. TVET colleges<br />

are concentrating on 13 trade areas, including bricklayers, millwrights,<br />

boilermakers and riggers. R16.5-billion has been allocated<br />

by national government to skills development and infrastructure<br />

over the medium term. <strong>Gauteng</strong> has the following TVET colleges:<br />

• Central Johannesburg College<br />

• Ekurhuleni West TVET College<br />

• Ekurhuleni East TVET College<br />

• Sedibeng TVET College<br />

• South West <strong>Gauteng</strong> College<br />

• Tshwane North TVET College<br />

• Tshwane South TVET College<br />

• Westcol TVET College.<br />

The National Skills Authority (NSA) works with SETAs in carrying<br />

out the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). The Human<br />

Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA) is an<br />

over-arching body working on skills development and training.<br />

Tertiary<br />

Well-regarded research units, top-ranked business schools and<br />

many universities, universities of technology and colleges are located<br />

in <strong>Gauteng</strong>. The mayor of Ekurhuleni has called for his city<br />

to have its own tertiary institution.<br />

Three of South Africa’s top five business schools are in <strong>Gauteng</strong>:<br />

the Wits <strong>Business</strong> School, the University of South Africa’s (Unisa’s)<br />

Graduate School of <strong>Business</strong> Leadership and the Gordon Institute of<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Science, on the Sandton campus of the University of Pretoria.<br />

Eighty percent of the 1 230 lecturers and researchers at the University<br />


Council of Higher Education: www.che.ac.za<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Department of Education: www.education.gpg.gov.za<br />

National Department of Basic Education: www.education.gov.za<br />

National Department of Higher Education and Training:<br />

www.dhet.gov.za<br />

National Department of Science and Technology: www.dst.gov.za<br />

National Research Foundation: www.nrf.ac.za<br />

of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have<br />

post-graduate degrees, and 27<br />

A-rated scientists work there. The<br />

university offers studies in more<br />

than 40 schools in five faculties.<br />

Pretoria hosts the head office<br />

of distance university Unisa,<br />

which has almost a quarter of a<br />

million students. The University<br />

of Pretoria (UP) is renowned<br />

for research. One of the most<br />

famous faculties is veterinary<br />

science, which is located at<br />

Onderstepoort. The indoor<br />

compact antenna test range<br />

housed in the Department<br />

of Electrical, Electronic and<br />

Computer Engineering at UP<br />

is the only one in the southern<br />

hemisphere. UP also has a chair<br />

in electronic defence research<br />

(with the CSIR), the Exxaro chair<br />

in Energy Efficiency and the<br />

South African National Energy<br />

Development Institute Hub.<br />

The University of<br />

Johannesburg (UJ) is a comprehensive<br />

institution offering diplomas<br />

and degrees through a<br />

mix of vocational and academic<br />

programmes. The Tshwane<br />

University of Technology (TUT)<br />

and the Vaal University of<br />

Technology (VUT) have several<br />

campuses. TUT’s 50 000 students<br />

attend classes on six campuses in<br />

four provinces. The main campus<br />

of VUT is in Vanderbijlpark.<br />

Altogether, there are more<br />

than 3 300 educational institutions<br />

in <strong>Gauteng</strong>. Since 2013,<br />

more than 20 000 students have<br />

received R1-billion in bursaries<br />

from the Provincial Government<br />

of <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />

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Information and communications<br />

technology<br />

Technology companies are training young people in ICT.<br />

Artificial intelligence is the latest buzz phrase, and businesses<br />

are doing their best to stay ahead of the game.<br />

Among the biggest investors in new technology are<br />

banks and other players in the financial sector, where<br />

technology is rapidly lowering the barriers to entry for new<br />

businesses. South Africa’s Big Four banks spent R30-billion between<br />

June 2015 and the same month in 2016, with Standard Bank laying<br />

out R14-billion in that period (Tech Central).<br />

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an important solution for<br />

many businesses, allowing various parts of a plant or distribution<br />

network to work together. <strong>Gauteng</strong> is a leader in the ICT sector. With<br />

several global companies choosing to station their South African<br />

headquarters in <strong>Gauteng</strong>, the province is well connected.<br />

More than 1 500 kilometres of network fibre has been connected<br />

throughout the province, with 1 066 sites such as schools, health facilities,<br />

libraries and community centres giving community members and<br />

entrepreneurs the chance to be connect with the digital world. The aim<br />

is to have 100% broadband connectivity in <strong>Gauteng</strong> by 2020. A provincial<br />

government initiative known as eKasiLabs Innovation Centres<br />

supports entrepreneurs and young people with good business ideas.<br />

The “Tshepo 1 Million” campaign links the provincial government<br />

with the successful Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and<br />

more than 40 large companies. The programme creates internships for<br />

unemployed young people, thus giving them some experience of the<br />

world of work and preparing them to solve real problems. There is a<br />

focus on digital skills and technology companies have come on board<br />

to provide training.<br />

Both Johannesburg and Tshwane have free Wifi networks with<br />

Tshwane’s covering 780 zones in places such as libraries, educational<br />

institutions and clinics.<br />


Ikamva National eSkills Institute: www.enesi.org.za<br />

Independent Communications Authority: www.icasa.org.za<br />

National Department of Trade and Industry: www.dti.gov.za<br />

State Information Technology Agency: www.sita.co.za<br />

Technology Innovation Agency: www.tia.org.za<br />


More than 1 500km of network<br />

fibre has been laid in<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />

The Small Enterprise<br />

Development Agency (Seda)<br />

runs the SoftstartBTI ICT incubator<br />

in Midrand and Tuksnovation,<br />

a high-tech incubator, at Pretoria<br />

University.<br />

Several incentives relevant<br />

to companies and educational<br />

bodies in the ICT sector are<br />

available from the Department<br />

of Trade and Industry (dti). These<br />

include:<br />

• The Technology and<br />

Human Resources for<br />

Industry Programme<br />

(THRIP): companies and educational<br />

institutions working<br />

to improve technology;<br />

50/50 cost sharing grant to<br />

a maximum of R8-million<br />

• Technology Development<br />

Fund: the Technology<br />

Innovation Agency makes<br />

up to R50-million available<br />

for up to 10 years<br />

• Technology Venture<br />

Capital: managed by the<br />

Industrial Development<br />

Corporation; commercialisation<br />

of innovative<br />

products, processes and<br />

technologies.<br />

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While SYSPRO customers represent all industry segments, rich<br />

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Africa south of the Sahara, exporting to more than 30 countries<br />

around the globe.<br />

Today the company owns manufacturing facilities offering<br />

modern, industry-leading equipment and process control for the<br />

production of large-bore welded steel pipes. Applications range<br />

from the transportation of water, gas, petrochemical product,<br />

slurries to piling and structural steel fabrication.<br />

Hall Longmore is involved in the manufacture and processing<br />

of pipe for a number of environmentally significant water projects<br />

throughout Southern Africa. As a relatively dry region, Southern<br />

Africa is extremely reliant on these projects for the transportation<br />

of water.<br />

Rand Water, Amatola Water, Bloem Water and the Medupi<br />

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benefited from Hall Longmore products. Its state-of-the-art<br />

manufacturing facility features the most modern pipe-making<br />

equipment and technology to ensure that stringent quality<br />

standards are maintained. This<br />

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be supported by an ERP system<br />

that offers the same level of expertise<br />

and flexibility.<br />


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core business processes such as customer<br />

orders, production, inventory<br />

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can drive significant improvements<br />

in manufacturing, distribution<br />

and financial management.<br />

“SYSPRO’s ability to integrate<br />

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of SYSPRO developers to<br />

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Banking and financial services<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> is home to new banks and new stock exchanges.<br />

The website of the newest holder of a South African banking<br />

licence, TymeDigital by Commonwealth Bank SA, contains<br />

no physical address. In that Tyme stands for Take Your Money<br />

Everywhere, the name of the company that Commonwealth<br />

Bank bought in 2015, and that the bank will have no physical branches,<br />

the digital focus is logical.<br />

However, it is thought that most of the 230 staff members of the<br />

new bank are based in <strong>Gauteng</strong>, where the financial-services industry<br />

contributes 21% to the province’s gross domestic product. Africa’s<br />

largest stock exchange and the head offices of many banks and investment<br />

houses in <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />

So large are the operations of <strong>Gauteng</strong>’s banks that some of them<br />

have campuses in downtown Johannesburg, rather than offices.<br />

Standard Bank recently completed a R2.5-billion office complex in<br />

Sandton and Discovery’s international headquarters in the same suburb<br />

is said to be the continent’s biggest single-phase office development.<br />

Tyme’s Money Transfer product, which it launched in 2016, is available<br />

at Boxer and Pick n Pay. African Rainbow Capital is the venture’s<br />

BEE partner. The banking licence is the first to be issued since Capitec<br />

was granted a licence by the South African Reserve Bank in <strong>19</strong>99.<br />

Other applicants for new banking licences are Discovery and Post<br />

Bank, a division of the South African Post Office. Discovery is already a<br />


The <strong>Gauteng</strong> Provincial<br />

Government is investigating<br />

starting a bank.<br />

• African Rainbow Capital is<br />

an investor in several new<br />

entities.<br />

giant on the JSE (market value of<br />

R83-billion) with a wide range of<br />

products and services that give it<br />

access to millions of customers.<br />

Life insurer MMI Holdings is entering<br />

a partnership with African<br />

Bank to enable it to start taking<br />

deposits and loaning money.<br />

A further two state banks are<br />

planned: Ithala (currently an enterprise<br />

funder in KwaZulu-Natal)<br />

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and a Human Settlements Development Bank which will focus on<br />

housing for poorer households and state-funded housing projects.<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong>’s Treasury has also completed a feasibility study on establishing<br />

a provincial state bank. This would enable funding to be made<br />

available for the many infrastructure projects that are planned in the<br />

medium and long-term for <strong>Gauteng</strong>, together with making loans<br />

available for the SMME and township enterprise sectors.<br />

For many decades, South Africa had a retail banking Big Four –<br />

Standard Bank, Nedbank, Absa and First National Bank. All of them<br />

have a strong presence in the province, but they have recently been<br />

joined by Capitec Bank as a major player in the retail market.<br />

Banks are working hard to offer products to the previously unbanked.<br />

Nedbank has partnerships with shops such as Boxer Stores<br />

and Pick n Pay where customers can have access to financial services<br />

in previously unserviced areas and also on all days of the week such<br />

as public holidays and Sundays.<br />

Standard Bank’s community-banking initiative offers a low-cost<br />

cellphone-banking service. Retailers can act as agents for the bank,<br />

even in very remote rural areas. Shops such as Shoprite, Pep and Spar<br />

are connected, as are certain spazas.<br />

Financial services group Old Mutual (a 54% stakeholder in Nedbank)<br />

is in the process of creating four stand-alone businesses out of the Old<br />

Mutual Group. This will allow the UK-based wealth management business<br />

and the New York-based asset managers to be free of linkages to<br />

the rand, while the South African businesses, Nedbank and Old Mutual<br />

Emerging Markets, can focus on their specialities.<br />

The Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Audit and Risk<br />

Officers (CIGFARO) advises institutions, trains it members in public<br />

finance and promotes the interests of professionals in the public<br />

sector. It also develops and assesses qualifications and advises<br />

tertiary institutions on the requirements for courses.<br />


Auditor-General South Africa: www.agsa.co.za<br />

Banking Association South Africa: www.banking.org.za<br />

Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Audit and Risk<br />

Officers: www.cigfaro.co.za<br />

Financial Services Board: www.fsb.co.za<br />

Insurance Institute of South Africa: www.iisa.co.za<br />

Insurance South Africa: www.insurance.za.org<br />

JSE Limited: www.jse.co.za<br />

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South African Institute for Chartered Accountants:<br />

www.saica.co.za<br />

Stock exchanges<br />

The JSE is the world’s <strong>19</strong>th biggest<br />

exchange and nearly 400<br />

companies are listed on the<br />

JSE or AltX, the JSE-owned exchange<br />

for smaller companies.<br />

Other investment options that<br />

are available through the JSE are<br />

Yield X (interest rate and currency<br />

instruments), the South<br />

African Futures Exchange<br />

(SAFEX) and the Bond Exchange<br />

of South Africa (BESA).<br />

In 2017 several new exchanges<br />

won regulatory approval, with<br />

ZAR X winning the nod from the<br />

Financial Services Board (FSB)<br />

against objections by the established<br />

JSE and another new<br />

exchange, 4AX. Shortly after<br />

winning its court case, ZAR X<br />

started trading in Senwesbel,<br />

the holding company of one<br />

of South Africa’s biggest agricultural<br />

trading companies,<br />

Senwes. There is no trading in<br />

derivatives or high-frequency<br />

trading on this exchange.<br />

A2X will offer secondary listings<br />

platform for JSE-listed companies<br />

and aims to cut costs for<br />

investors. African Rainbow Capital<br />

(started by Patrice Motsepe) is an<br />

investor in A2X.<br />

4 Africa Exchange (4AX)<br />

will focus on companies with<br />

market capitalisation of up to<br />

R8-billion. Agricultural trading<br />

company NWK is a shareholder<br />

in this venture.<br />

The newcomers all promise<br />

to use the latest technology to<br />

make trading simpler, quicker<br />

and cheaper.<br />

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Promoting good<br />

management of public<br />

finances<br />

CIGFARO establishes and maintains high standards.<br />

The Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Auditing and<br />

Risk Officers (CIGFARO) is the recognised professional body<br />

for finance, audit, risk management, performance management<br />

and related professionals in the public sector. The<br />

Institute was founded in <strong>19</strong>29 and is dedicated to establishing and<br />

maintaining high standards of professionalism among practitioners<br />

by providing a framework for them to collectively enhance and maintain<br />

sustainable financial management and good governance in the<br />

management of public finances. CIGFARO is recognised by the South<br />

African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the professional body for<br />

financial management in the public sector.<br />

Core services and functions<br />

To further the interests of the public sector in the financial and related<br />

professions by:<br />

• advising institutions, commissions and other bodies and persons<br />

• training and advancing of knowledge of members of the Institute<br />

• the promotion of the interests of the profession of public finance<br />

officers and related professions<br />

To protect the interests of the public through strict enforcement of<br />

the Code of Conduct by embracing the following objectives:<br />

• developing and registering appropriate qualifications<br />

• assessing and promoting programmes at institutions of<br />

higher learning<br />

• regulating activities within the public-sector finance profession<br />

• monitoring the continuing professional development of members<br />

To consider, research and comment on existing and proposed pieces<br />

of legislation affecting the public sector.<br />

To cooperate with any other professional body that is aimed at<br />

improving and enhancing public finance and governance both in<br />

the Republic and internationally.<br />


Postal address: PO Box 4003, Kempton Park 1620<br />

Telephone: +27 11 394 0879<br />

Email: ceo@cigfaro.co.za<br />

Website: www.cigfaro.co.za<br />


To provide opportunities and platforms<br />

for an exchange of views,<br />

knowledge and best practices<br />

among members and to undertake<br />

research into public sector finance<br />

and governance.<br />

Goals<br />

• Help public entities survive<br />

the current economic climate<br />

through economic growth,<br />

improved productivity, better<br />

collection rates, value for money<br />

and return on investment.<br />

• Assist in reducing the rate of<br />

rural-urban migration.<br />

• Commit to the triple bottom line<br />

– assessment of all projects in<br />

terms of economic, social and<br />

environment issues.<br />

• Optimise the use of technology<br />

and innovation.<br />

• Develop the skills and capacity<br />

of finance practitioners in the<br />

public sector.<br />

• Ensure maximisation of service<br />

delivery and provide costeffective<br />

services.<br />

• Benchmarking and ensu-ring<br />

value for money.<br />

Training<br />

Training is provided on all aspects of<br />

local government. We are currently rolling<br />

out training on MSCOA (Municipal<br />

Standard Chart of Accounts). Our<br />

Seminars, Workshops, Indabas and<br />

Annual Confer ence also assists with<br />

Continuous Professional Development<br />

(CPD) of our Members.<br />

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Making a big difference to<br />

a small enterprise<br />

Training at Work benefited from Standard Bank support.<br />

Training at Work is a training and consulting private company established<br />

in 2001. In 2006 the company was converted from a closed<br />

corporate to a limited private company. The company is 100% woman<br />

owned by Patricia Chiloane. Training at Work employs nine full-time<br />

administrative staff members with more on a contract basis.<br />

The Standard difference<br />

Banking advice and support can make a<br />

big difference to a small business starting<br />

out, as Patricia Chiloane, Managing Director<br />

of Training at Work, testifies. “The Small<br />

Enterprise team taught me to have a separate<br />

business account with the personal account,”<br />

she remembers. “I was also advised<br />

about the importance of audited financials<br />

and management accounts in order to keep<br />

business sustainable.<br />

Patricia Chiloane,<br />

Managing Director of<br />

Training at Work.<br />

“They even introduced me to the private banking section. I was told if<br />

I need anything to support the business, I must not hesitate to contact<br />

my business banker.”<br />

When times were tough, Patricia was able to continue to build the<br />

business even though cash flow was a problem. To this day, Training at<br />

Work continues to grow. “We have never said no to business because<br />

of a lack of finance,” says Patricia. An overdraft facility allowed the<br />

young company instead to take on “any challenge because the bank<br />

was there financially”.<br />

“The bank went further by providing us with the <strong>Business</strong> Banking<br />

services. Today we make all banking transaction in the comfort of our<br />

offices. We don’t have to go and queue for long hours; instead the<br />

business banker will come and assist us from our office.<br />

“We appreciate the support of our bank and we hope more SMMEs can<br />

take the opportunity and use it to grow their small business.”<br />

<strong>Business</strong> offering<br />

Training at Work offers<br />

Management, <strong>Business</strong>, Artisanal,<br />

and IT Programmes to young people,<br />

employees and management.<br />

Training programmes help school<br />

leavers, employers, employees<br />

and the unemployed to better<br />

themselves through education<br />

and training, so that they can improve<br />

their social and/or economic<br />

condition.<br />

The consulting service is targeted<br />

at employers, non-government organisations<br />

and governmental bodies.<br />

This service includes: companyspecific<br />

skills programmes, training<br />

workshops and learnerships, custom<br />

training material (accredited<br />

and non-accredited), training programmes<br />

evaluations, impact studies<br />

and surveys, and HR consulting<br />

and competency audits. Training at<br />

Work is accessible throughout the<br />

country through mobile training,<br />

including in rural areas.<br />

Contact information<br />

Address: 15 Leonie Street,<br />

Cnr Rifle Range, Winchester<br />

Hills, Johannesburg<br />

Tel: +27 11 433 9318<br />

Email:<br />

info@trainingatwork.co.za<br />

Website:<br />

www.trainingatwork.co.za<br />

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Development finance and SMME<br />

support<br />

Co-operatives are making school uniforms.<br />

Co-operatives are a popular way of doing business for newcomers<br />

to the formal economy. According to the provincial<br />

government, <strong>Gauteng</strong> has 14 registered co-operative banking<br />

institutions serving over 16 000 member-owners, with<br />

over R100-million in savings and R150-million in assets. A successful<br />

niche has been created in the manufacture of dignity packs and<br />

school uniforms.<br />

A partnership between the Italian co-operative movement and<br />

the Provincial Government of <strong>Gauteng</strong> aims to form consumer cooperatives<br />

in the wholesale and retail sectors. The township market<br />

of about 250 000 township households holds enormous potential for<br />

collective buying.<br />

The idea of started a provincial state bank has been raised and a<br />

feasibility study has been completed. The focus of this bank will be<br />

SMMEs, businesses run by women and young people, infrastructure<br />

projects and township enterprises.<br />

About half of South Africa’s formal SMMEs operate in <strong>Gauteng</strong> and<br />

more than half are in the wholesale and retail sector and the accommodation<br />

sector. The next most popular sectors are community, social<br />

and personal services.<br />

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) is a subsidiary<br />

of the National Department of Small <strong>Business</strong> Development (DSBD)<br />

and gives non-financial support to entrepreneurs through training,<br />

assistance with filling in forms, marketing and creating business plans.<br />

It helps small businesses draft applications for loan finance. Several of<br />

Seda’s technology incubators are in <strong>Gauteng</strong>.<br />


A provincial bank is planned to<br />

support SMMEs.<br />

Pretoria-based Excellence<br />

Motor Trimmers (pictured<br />

above) joined Seda’s Technology<br />

Innovation which assisted them<br />

in getting more energy-efficient<br />

equipment. This helped the<br />

company increase production<br />

volumes and create more jobs.<br />

Public procurement from<br />

township enterprises from provincial<br />

and municipal governments<br />

in <strong>Gauteng</strong> increased<br />

in 2017 to R17-billion, up from<br />

just R600-million in 2014. This<br />

expenditure has allowed many<br />

township businesses to enter the<br />

formal economy and for them<br />

to become more sustainable. A<br />

Township Economy Awards process<br />

run by the provincial government<br />

has raised awareness of the<br />

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potential of many businesses and stimulated a lot of interest among<br />

township entrepreneurs.<br />

The City of Johannesburg runs seven SMME hubs where office<br />

space, Wifi and advice and training are available for small business<br />

operators.<br />

The National Department of Small <strong>Business</strong> Development has<br />

several programmes to assist small, micro and medium enterprises<br />

(SMMEs) and co-operatives. These include:<br />

• The Black <strong>Business</strong> Supplier Development Programme, a costsharing<br />

grant to promote competitiveness<br />

• The Co-operative Incentive Scheme, a 100% grant.<br />

The National Gazelles is a national SMME accelerator jointly funded by<br />

Seda and the DSBD. The aim is to identify and support businesses with<br />

growth potential across priority sectors. <strong>Business</strong>es can receive up to<br />

R1-million for training, productivity advice, business skills development<br />

and the purchase of equipment.<br />

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) supports SMMEs<br />

either by disbursing loans or by taking minority shares in enterprises<br />

and giving advice.<br />

The National Department of Labour has a programme to support<br />

people with disabilities. The Sheltered Employment Factories initiative<br />

puts out about 3 000 different product types in fields such as leather<br />

and canvas work, furniture, textiles, screen printing and book binding.<br />

The Enterprise Investment Programme (EIP) of the National<br />

Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is another support programme.<br />

In 2017, the success of a uniform and protection equipment<br />

company was advertised by the EIP: having received a grant in 2014,<br />

Thorax LP Equipment, a 100% black-women-owned company based<br />

in the industrial area of Alrode, has subsequently turned over more<br />

than R8-million and employed many young people.<br />

Private sector<br />

Agribusiness and agri-processing are among the sectors that are targeted<br />

by the Masisizane Fund for loan financing. The others are franchising/<br />

commercial and supply chain/manufacturing. Training is offered through<br />


<strong>Gauteng</strong> Growth and Development Agency: www.ggda.co.za<br />

National Empowerment Fund: www.nefcorp.co.za<br />

Small Enterprise Development Agency: www.seda.co.za<br />

Small Enterprise Finance Agency: www.sefa.org.za<br />

a <strong>Business</strong> Accelerator Programme.<br />

As a non-profit initiative of the Old<br />

Mutual Group, the fund focusses on<br />

the cash flow of potential businesses<br />

rather than insisting on security in<br />

the form of property.<br />

All the major banks have<br />

SMME offerings. Standard Bank’s<br />

Community Investment Fund (CIF)<br />

initiative extends loans to informal<br />

businesses. The CIF has distributed<br />

more than R7-million to more than<br />

630 businesses through its six funds<br />

in three provinces.<br />

Nedbank has an enterprise-development<br />

product that supports<br />

businesses with a turnover up to<br />

R35-million with at least 25% black<br />

ownership.<br />

Private companies also support<br />

SMMEs through their buying<br />

chain. Woolworths is funding<br />

TechnoServe to ensure that small<br />

tomato growers can grow produce<br />

that will meet the demanding<br />

standards of the retailer, and<br />

to help them expand production.<br />

A regular supplier to Woolworths,<br />

Qutom, assists with the project.<br />

The Shanduka Black Umbrellas<br />

incubator helps entrepreneurs convert<br />

their good ideas to sustainable<br />

business practice. DRA Minerals is<br />

putting R3.8-million into the programme<br />

over two years.<br />

Anglo American Zimele, which<br />

runs four enterprise development<br />

and investment funds, helps start<br />

and expand SMMEs. Since the introduction<br />

of enterprise hubs, the<br />

number of projects has grown very<br />

quickly and Zimele has processed<br />

more than R500-million in loans<br />

and two applications are received<br />

every day. One of Zimele’s small<br />

business hubs operates out of<br />

Vanderbijlpark.<br />

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Entrepreneurship<br />

flourishing<br />

FOCUS<br />

Black Management Forum <strong>Gauteng</strong> Provincial Chairperson,<br />

Langa Manqele, believes the Small <strong>Business</strong><br />

Expo <strong>2018</strong> will help SMMEs break through.<br />

The spirit of entrepreneurship is flourishing across<br />

South Africa, including in the townships and rural<br />

areas. This is according to the chairman of the<br />

Black Management Forum (the BMF) in <strong>Gauteng</strong>,<br />

Langa Manqele.<br />

Langa, who is himself an entrepreneur and businessman<br />

in the fintech sector, pays keen attention to patterns in the<br />

national economy. He says, “A trend we’re seeing emerging is<br />

for entrepreneurs to launch small-scale manufacturing and<br />

agro-processing operations around the country.” Studies<br />

suggest that such enterprises have the potential to create<br />

many jobs and national, provincial and local government<br />

policies are supposed to be aligned to support these<br />

businesses through their procurement budgets.<br />

“Unfortunately, though, many start-ups are failing to break<br />

through into big business,” says Langa. In addition, “many<br />

are failing to comply with testing and safety standards. This<br />

may be partly due to a lack of awareness and information<br />

and also because the infrastructure around safety and<br />

standards is out of the reach of rural business, as well as<br />

being prohibitively expensive.”<br />

This is one of the reasons why the <strong>Gauteng</strong> BMF is<br />

endorsing the Small <strong>Business</strong> Expo <strong>2018</strong>, an annual<br />

showcase and knowledge-sharing platform for local small<br />

and medium-sized businesses. It is presented by Reed<br />

Exhibitions in partnership with the Eskom Development<br />

Foundation and supported by the Randburg Chamber of<br />

Commerce and Industry. The expo will take place from 6-8<br />

September <strong>2018</strong> at the TicketPro Dome.<br />

The information sharing, skills development and<br />

networking available at the Small <strong>Business</strong> Expo are the<br />

sorts of things that may help small businesses achieve the<br />

sort of break-through that Langa describes.<br />

“This is why the BMF is endorsing the Small <strong>Business</strong> Expo,”<br />

he says. “Because of its focus on the development of black<br />

Langalethu Manqele,<br />

Black Management<br />

Forum <strong>Gauteng</strong><br />

Provincial Chairperson<br />

business in particular, along<br />

with its three days of indepth<br />

workshops and opportunities<br />

to network, we believe it’s<br />

an invaluable platform for<br />

small businesses to gain<br />

the knowledge and social<br />

capital they need to grow.<br />

Capacity-building is a major<br />

challenge, and the number of<br />

startups able to be absorbed<br />

by incubators doesn’t meet<br />

the national needs; therefore<br />

events like these fill the gap<br />

for critical business skills<br />

development.”<br />

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Linda Blackbeard, RCCI CEO<br />


Linda Blackbeard ran her own<br />

interior design and hospitality<br />

company before taking up the<br />

reigns as CEO of the RCCI. Having<br />

started as a receptionist, she<br />

quickly moved through the ranks<br />

and gained experience in marketing,<br />

sales and function coordination<br />

with a large corporate<br />

and then two hotel groups. Her<br />

hospitality business took her to<br />

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique<br />

and Malawi. Linda serves<br />

on a number of forums, including<br />

being the SACCI Chamber<br />

Forum Chairlady and a member<br />

of the South African Chamber of<br />

Commerce and Industry board<br />

of Directors.<br />

Randburg Chamber of<br />

Commerce and Industry<br />

Promoting and representing businesses in the<br />

economic powerhouse.<br />

What is the geographic footprint of the Chamber?<br />

The areas we cover are: Randburg, Sandton, Fourways, Lanseria and<br />

Midrand.<br />

What are the key functions of the Chamber?<br />

The key functions of the Chamber are primarily to promote business, to<br />

facilitate introductions, to be the voice of business at municipal local<br />

and government levels, in defending business in areas of poor decisionmaking<br />

or unintended consequences of various acts that are passed.<br />

What does the Chamber do to support SMMEs?<br />

One of the Chamber’s main focus areas is the development of SMMEs,<br />

finding opportunities for them, business enhancement with regards<br />

to training, helping with business plans, company registrations, giving<br />

direction to ideas that entrepreneurs might have and actually building<br />

them up so that they can run businesses of their own. Teaching them<br />

to form joint ventures with other small businesses to actually grow<br />

and have an opportunity then to tender for works that may be available<br />

through City of Johannesburg. We promote our local businesses<br />

getting the work that needs to be done here. We are trying to focus<br />

on supporting businesses, especially our small businesses within our<br />

space, assisting in developing and promoting entrepreneurs’ businesses,<br />

locally and into Africa.<br />

Does the RCCI interact with the municipal government on<br />

issues relevant to business?<br />

The Chamber is represented at the Johannesburg <strong>Business</strong> Forum,<br />

which is a platform to speak at a municipal level with regard to things<br />

like potholes, Pikitup, service delivery, electricity, power outages, billing<br />

issues, as well as working with the City to achieve their goals. We also sit<br />

in the Community Policy Forum Committees and we are active partners<br />

on the committees of LDAC (Local Drug Action Committee), which is<br />

the local organisation driving crime prevention, so we look at all areas<br />

of safety and security for the people within the area.<br />

Are your members drawn from very different sectors, or is<br />

there a concentration on types of businesses?<br />

If you’re a registered business you need to be a member of the Chamber,<br />

there is no particular industry sector. As long as it’s a company and busi-<br />


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ness with integrity and it is legal, we will support you<br />

and try to help you wherever we can. Our members<br />

are from all business and industry sectors.<br />

Would it be correct to say that the area covered<br />

by the RCCI has some of the country’s<br />

most dynamic businesses?<br />

The areas we cover form the economic powerhouse<br />

of South Africa. I cannot stress strongly enough that<br />

the actual business hub of Sandton alone is responsible<br />

for decision-making (on signing powers and<br />

approval) of a large number of business transactions<br />

taking place across the country.<br />

Are there particular challenges?<br />

There are challenges. Randburg Chamber, which is<br />

59 years old in <strong>2018</strong>, is still not as actively supported<br />

as it could be. Our biggest battle is to create the<br />

awareness of where we are and what we can do for<br />

business. The more businesses stand together with<br />

their local Chamber of Commerce, the stronger our<br />

voice will be at municipal, provincial and government<br />

level. The way of doing business has changed and the<br />

Chamber is moving with the times. As a facilitator for<br />

you the business owner, we can with our new Silver<br />

Lining project open doors for you that you would not<br />

get through alone, connecting you and engaging<br />

on platforms that bring service to the businesses. By<br />

that I mean: are we sitting on the right committees?<br />


Are we connected to the right people at the City of<br />

Johannesburg? Are we dealing at the right levels of<br />

government? Do we have the correct connectivity<br />

to be able to assist you in the areas of your need?<br />

These are questions we continually ask to improve<br />

our offering. Most of all it’s the members who need<br />

to dictate the integrity of our benefits list and not the<br />

people sitting in the chambers. The businesses out<br />

there need to tell us what their needs are. This way<br />

we can provide a better service for them.<br />

What does the future hold?<br />

With all the amazing initiatives planned and in the<br />

process of actioning - including our unique digital<br />

custom-designed Certificate of Origin programme<br />

for export. <strong>Business</strong>es and members can look forward<br />

to renewed focus, positive opportunities, and facilitation<br />

in the SADC region for business growth and<br />

opportunity. We are also proposing a name change<br />

to incorporate the very large area we now service.<br />


Physical address: Unit G8 Atrium Terraces,<br />

272 Oak Avenue, Randburg, <strong>Gauteng</strong> 2<strong>19</strong>4<br />

Tel: 086 101 9218<br />

Fax: 086 212 4407<br />

Email: admin@rcci.co.za<br />

Website: www.rcci.co.za<br />

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<strong>Gauteng</strong> Provincial Government<br />

A guide to <strong>Gauteng</strong>’s provincial departments and their MECs.<br />

Office of the Premier<br />

Premier: David Makhura<br />

Physical address: East Wing, 13th Floor, <strong>Gauteng</strong> Provincial Government<br />

Building, 30 Simmonds Street, Johannesburg 2001<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 6000<br />

Fax: +27 11 836 9334<br />

Website: www.gautengonline.gov.za<br />

Department of Agriculture<br />

and Rural Development<br />

MEC: Lebogang Maile<br />

Physical address: Diamond Corner Building, 68 Eloff Street,<br />

Johannesburg 2001<br />

Tel: +27 11 240 2500 | Fax: +27 11 240 26<strong>19</strong><br />

Website: www.gdard.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of Community Safety<br />

MEC: Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane<br />

Physical address: 64 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg 2001<br />

Tel: +27 11 689 3600 | Fax: +27 11 689 3660<br />

Website: www.gautsafety.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of Cooperative Governance<br />

and Traditional Affairs<br />

MEC: Mr Paul Mashatile<br />

Physical address: 63 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2001<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 4884<br />

Website: www.cogta.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of Economic Development<br />

MEC: Lebogang Maile<br />

Physical address: Matlotlo House, 94 Main Street, Johannesburg 2001<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 8000 | Fax: +27 11 834 <strong>19</strong>72<br />

Website: www.ecodev.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of Education<br />

MEC: Panyaza Lesufi<br />

Physical address: 111 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2001<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 0000 | Fax: +27 11 355 0542<br />

Website: www.education.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of e-Government<br />

MEC: Barbara Creecy<br />

Physical address: Imbumba House, 75 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2107<br />

Tel: +27 11 689 6000 | Fax: +27 11 355 2112<br />

Website: www.egov.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of Health<br />

MEC: Dr Gwen Ramokgopa<br />

Physical address: Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Street​, Marshalltown,<br />

Johannesburg 2001​<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 3000 | Fax: +27 11 355 3811<br />

Website: www.health.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of Human Settlements<br />

MEC: Paul Mashatile<br />

Physical address: Bank of Lisbon, 37 Sauer and Albertina Streets,<br />

Marshalltown 2107<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 4000 | Fax: +27 11 355 4000<br />

Website: www.gdhs.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of Infrastructure Development<br />

MEC: Jacob Mamabolo<br />

Physical address: The Corner House, Cnr Commissioner and Sauer<br />

Streets, Marshalltown 2107<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 5855 | Fax: +27 11 355 5012<br />

Website: www.did.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of Roads and Transport<br />

MEC: Dr Ismail Vadi<br />

Physical address: 13th Floor, Sage Life Building, 41 Simmonds Street,<br />

Johannesburg 2001<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 7000<br />

Website: www.roadsandtransport.gpg.gov.za<br />

Department of Social Development<br />

MEC: Nandi Mayathula-Khoza<br />

Physical address: Thusanong Building, 11th Floor, 69 Commissioner<br />

Street, Johannesburg 2001<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 7600 | Fax: +27 11 355 7753<br />

Website: www.socdev.gpg.gov.za<br />

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Department of Sport, Arts, Culture<br />

and Recreation<br />

MEC: Faith Mazibuko<br />

Physical address: 35 Rissik Street, Surrey House, Johannesburg 2001<br />

Tel: +27 11 355 2500 | Fax: +27 11 355 2505<br />

Website: www.sacr.gpg.gov.za<br />

Treasury<br />

MEC: Barbara Creecy<br />

Physical address: 75 Fox Street, Imbumba House,<br />

Johannesburg 2107<br />

Tel: +27 11 227 9000<br />

Web: www.treasury.gpg.gov.za<br />

<strong>Gauteng</strong> Local Government<br />

A guide to metropolitan, district and local municipalities in <strong>Gauteng</strong> Province.<br />



Physical address: Metropolitan Centre, 1st Floor, Council Chamber Wing,<br />

158 Loveday Street, Braamfontein<br />

Tel: +27 11 407 7557<br />

Fax: +27 11 339 5704<br />

Website: www.joburg.org.za<br />



Physical address: Nunitoria Building, cnr Madiba and Lilian Ngoyi<br />

Streets, Pretoria<br />

Tel: +27 12 358 4900 | Fax: 086 732 5458 (SA only)<br />

Website: www.tshwane.gov.za<br />



Physical address: Cnr Queen and Cross Streets, Germiston<br />

Tel: +27 11 999 0906 | Fax: +27 11 999 1564<br />

Website: www.ekurhuleni.gov.za<br />


Physical address: Cnr Beaconsfield and Leslie Streets, Vereeniging<br />

Tel: +27 16 450 3017<br />

Fax: +27 16 421 3182<br />

Website: www.sedibeng.gov.za<br />

Emfuleni Municipality<br />

Tel: +27 16 950 5452<br />

Fax: +27 16 950 5001<br />

Website: www.emfuleni.gov.za<br />

Lesedi Municipality<br />

Tel: +27 16 340 4314<br />

Fax: 086 601 9837 (SA only)<br />

Website: www.lesedilm.co.za<br />

Midvaal Municipality<br />

Tel: +27 16 360 7400<br />

Fax: +27 16 362 2794<br />

Website: www.midvaal.gov.za<br />


Physical address: Cnr Sixth and Park Streets, Randfontein<br />

Postal address: Private Bag X033, Randfontein 1760<br />

Tel: +27 11 411 5000<br />

Fax: +27 11 693 7833<br />

Website: www.wrdm.gov.za<br />

Merafong City Municipality<br />

Tel: +27 18 788 9500<br />

Fax: +27 18 787 2146<br />

Website: www.merafong.gov.za<br />

Mogale City Municipality<br />

Tel: +27 11 951 2000<br />

Fax: +27 11 953 4571<br />

Website: www.mogalecity.gov.za<br />

Rand West City Muncipality<br />

Tel: +27 11 411 0000<br />

Fax: +27 11 693 1736<br />

Website: www.randwestcity.co.za<br />

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INDEX<br />

INDEX<br />

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA): O.R. Tambo International Airport. ........................................... 18-21<br />

Black Management Forum (BMF).............................................................................................................................................75<br />

Chartered institute of Government Finance, Auditing and Risk Officers (CIGFARO) ................................69<br />

Fluids Media Engineering..............................................................................................................................................................49<br />

Ingwenya Mineral Processing....................................................................................................................................................40<br />

Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre...............................................................................................................................32<br />

Makole Group.......................................................................................................................................................................................42<br />

Marley Pipe Systems.........................................................................................................................................................................52<br />

Mpact.........................................................................................................................................................................................................55<br />

Nedbank..................................................................................................................................................................................... .......25-31<br />

Pam Golding Properties.................................................................................................................................................................17<br />

Petroleum Agency South Africa................................................................................................................................................45<br />

Radisson Blu............................................................................................................................................................................................61<br />

Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI).............................................................................................76<br />

Sandton Skye.........................................................................................................................................................................................17<br />

Selfmed...........................................................................................................................................................................................7, OBC<br />

Standard Bank....................................................................................................................................................3, 5, 67, 70, 73, IBC<br />

SYSPRO.............................................................................................................................................................................................IFC, 65<br />

Transnet Pipelines...............................................................................................................................................................................46<br />

GAUTENG BUSINESS <strong>2018</strong>/<strong>19</strong><br />



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