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The 2021/22 edition of Northern Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2009, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Northern Cape Province.

Officially supported and used by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Northern Cape Business is unique as a business and investment guide that focuses exclusively on the province. In addition to comprehensive overviews of sectors of the economy, this publication outlines in detail specific investment opportunities that the provincial government has packaged in a variety of sectors.

Chief among these are the Special Economic Zones and industrial parks that are designed to act as catalysts for economic growth. Mining and agriculture are the core economic sectors at the heart of many of the offerings, with downstream and related sectors such as manufacturing and logistics offering many opportunities for the investor community.

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The proposed Namakwa SEZ is located in the mining town of Aggeneys, 110km from Springbok. The value proposition of the

Namakwa SEZ is based on the existence of the Gamsberg Zinc Mine and the proposed building of a smelter by Vedanta Zinc International.

By-products will attract investors in pharmaceuticals, automotive batteries, paper-bleaching, fertilisers, explosives and

paints. Ancillary services will be needed. Credit: Kevin Wright/Vedanta Zinc International

Upington Industrial Park forms part of the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor and is situated next to Upington International

Airport. Sectors targeted include aviation (storage and maintenance, repair and overhaul; renewable energy

(components manufacturing); automotive (vehicle testing and long-term evaluation); agro-processing and logistics.

An incubator will provide support for SMMEs. Credit: Toyota

An industrial park is proposed for the town of Kathu, centrally located in the iron-ore/manganese belt and in an area which

is increasingly popular with renewable energy investors. The supply chains of mining firms such as Kumba Iron Ore (whose

Kolomela mine is shown here) and energy firms in close proximity create many opportunities for a wide range of businesses.

Credit: Kumba Iron Ore

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Two highly sophisticated sectors are investing heavily

in the Northern Cape. The South African MeerKAT

radio telescope is a precursor to the Square Kilometre

Array (SKA) telescope, a major international project

which will deliver the world’s largest radio telescope.

Dozens of wind power and solar power investors

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CONTENTS

CONTENTS

Northern Cape Business 2021/22 Edition

Introduction

Foreword 6

The Northern Cape’s unique guide to business and investment.

Special features

Regional overview of the Northern Cape 8

The world’s biggest radio astronomy project, South Africa’s largest

mining venture and a renewed interest in renewable energy are

driving investment in the Northern Cape.

The Northern Cape Industrial Corridor

has much to offer 16

Specific areas within the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor

make an attractive proposition for investors.

Space for industrial tenants to grow 18

Kathu Industrial Park.

Investment opportunity in agriculture 19

Namakwa Irrigation Development Project.

Destination Northern Cape 40

An extraordinary South African holiday experience.

Economic sectors

Agriculture 22

Food security is a provincial priority.

Water 25

Mines need efficient dewatering systems.

Grapes and wine 26

China and South-East Asia are growing export markets..

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Special Economic

Zones and Industrial Parks

Credit: ACWA Power

Promoting industrial development.

The Northern Cape is promoting industrial

development via incentives linked to

infrastructural development at specific sites.

This is in line with national policy in which

various kinds of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) form

a major component of industrial development policy.

South Africa has several existing zones such as the

Industrial Development Zones (IDZs) in the Eastern

Cape and a Free Trade Port (FTP) in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Northern Cape is offering the Namakwa Special

Economic Zone (NSEZ), the Kathu Industrial Park (KIP)

and the Upington Industrial Park (UIP).

Key goals behind the establishment of SEZs

and IPs are:

• to encourage industries to develop in clusters, leading

to economies of scale, skills-sharing and easier

access by suppliers

• to create industrial infrastructure to promote

investment

• to promote cooperation between the public and

private sectors

• to use the zones as a launching pad for other plans

to further development.

Apart from attracting foreign direct investment (FDI)

and boosting employment, SEZs can also play a role

in helping to add new sectors or subsectors to an

economy.

An economic development corridor along the

N14 highway intends to strategically link Port Nolloth

(Boegoebaai), the Namakwa Special Economic Zone,

the Upington Industrial Park and the Kathu Industrial

Park to unlock the development potential of the region

and prepare it for investments.

Each of the three designated zones has a specific

focus. The Kathu Industrial Park (KIP) is located at the

heart of a major mining area and thus the first tenants

will likely be companies servicing the mining sector.

Similar links with the fast-growing renewable energy

sector will be explored and a business incubator will

encourage diversification.

The Upington Industrial Park (UIP) is close to

Upington International Airport and is well served by

access roads. All types of industry and manufacturing

can be accommodated: targeted sectors include

renewable energy (solar component manufacturing),

aviation (maintenance, repair and overhaul),

automotive (vehicle testing), agro-processing (citrus

and grapes) and logistics.

The Namakwa SEZ has been envisaged by the

Northern Cape Provincial Government as a hub for

the delivery of a range of products and services.

While the planned focus is mineral beneficiation,

manufacturing and agro-processing, this concept

may be expanded.

The project is of a strategic importance for

several reasons. The Namakwa SEZ will host an array

of investment and businesses which will enable

economic growth and development to enable the

region to go beyond serving merely as an extraction

point. It will have a positive socio-economic impact

on the communities of the Namakwa District and the

Northern Cape by generating economic prosperity

and creating social stability in an environmentally

sustainable manner. It is a catalyst project for SADC,

South Africa the and Northern Cape that will unlock

infrastructural development, skills development and

employment opportunities. ■

“The Northern Cape: A Modern, Growing and Successful Province”


CONTENTS

Mining 28

The Northern Cape’s mineral riches are attracting new investment.

Energy 34

Energy development zones will boost employment.

Tourism 38

New mountain reserves will protect rare plants.

Engineering 44

The Square Kilometre Array telescope is an engineering marvel.

Banking and finance 46

New options are available for banking customers.

Education and training 47

The second phase of construction at Sol Plaatje

University is underway.

Development finance and SMME support 52

Training in cellphone repairs is being offered.

References

Key sector contents 20

Overviews of the main economic sectors of the Northern Cape.

Northern Cape Local Government 54

A guide to the Northern Cape’s district and local municipalities.

Northern Cape Provincial Government 56

A guide to the provincial government departments

of the Northern Cape.

ABOUT THE COVER:

Credit: Kumba Iron Ore. The Kolomela mine shown on the cover near Postmasburg and the Sishen mine near Kathu produce

vast quantities of iron ore for Kumba Iron Ore, which exports via Saldanha Bay. Total sales in 2020 amounted to 39-million tons.

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Fast-tracking projects

and lowering the cost

of doing business

The Northern Cape Economic Development

Agency (NCEDA) is the host of the Northern

Cape Investor One Stop Shop.

The Investor One Stop Shop initiative is

geared towards providing investors with services

to fast-track projects and reduce government red

tape when establishing a business. It is part of the

government’s drive to become investor friendly by

improving the business environment by lowering

the cost of doing business as well as making the

process easier.

One Stop Shops house government entities

such as the South African Revenue Service (to help

with customs and tax), Home Affairs, Environmental

Affairs, Eskom and the Companies and Intellectual

Properties Commission under one roof.

An investor can make an appointment, meet a

government representative and be guided by the

representative through the process of setting up a

business. The One Stop Shops simplify administrative

procedures for issuing business approvals, permits and

licences and thereby remove bottlenecks that investors

may face in establishing and running businesses.

The offering includes, but is not limited to:

• Providing an accessible entry point for investors

in need of regulatory compliance.

• Enhancing regulatory and legal processes.

• Improving approval turnaround timeframes.

• Providing information on incentives (tax, land,

training, free trade zones, etc).

• Providing pre-approval information (market

data, costs, incentives, project approval, local

partners, etc).

• Providing post-approval information (facilitation

of permit approvals, information relating to

import of equipment and raw materials, central

bank profit repatriation, etc) to investors.

Participating national government entities

• InvestSA is a division of the South African

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

(the dtic)

Business registry: Companies and Intellectual

Property Commission (CIPC)

• Tax authority: South African Revenue Service (SARS)

• International Trade Administration Commission

(ITAC)

• National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications

(NRCS)

• Public electricity utility: Eskom

• Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA)

Visa facilitation

Visa and permit applications can be made at Visa and

Permit Facilitation Centres. Applications are then assessed

by the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria. Non-South

Africans with a legal residency permit in South Africa can

apply for a visa or permit at these centres.

There are centres in in every province. In the

Northern Cape there is a facility in Kimberley. The

South African government is reviewing its critical

skills list as well as taking steps to make it easier for

people who qualify to apply.

The Northern Cape invitation

The Northern Cape InvestSA One Stop Shop and NCEDA

team can advise you on investment opportunities and

assist investment and trade opportunities from the

same offices. The Northern Cape team is committed

and qualified to assist and guide you from concept to

investment phase.

We look forward to hearing from you and partnering

with you to make your investment a success!

The official launch of the Northern Cape One

Stop Shop will be in the second quarter of the

financial year. ■

Contact details

Mr Hendrik Louw, Acting CEO NCEDA

Address: DCS Office Block, Floor 1, 69 Memorial Road Kimberley, 8301

Tel: +27 87 086 0350 | +27 53 833 1503

Email: ceo@nceda.co.za | info@investsanc.co.za

Website: www.investsanc.co.za

“The Northern Cape: A Modern, Growing and Successful Province”


FOREWORD

Northern Cape Business

A unique guide to business and investment in the Northern Cape.

Credits

Publishing director:

Chris Whales

Editor: John Young

Managing director: Clive During

Online editor: Christoff Scholtz

Designer: Tyra Martin

Production: Aneeqah Solomon

Ad sales:

Gavin van der Merwe

Sam Oliver

Jeremy Petersen

Gabriel Venter

Vanessa Wallace

Shiko Diala

Administration & accounts:

Charlene Steynberg

Kathy Wootton

Printing: FA Print

The 2021/22 edition of Northern Cape Business is the 11th issue of

this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2009,

has established itself as the premier business and investment

guide for the Northern Cape Province.

Officially supported and used by the Northern Cape Department of

Economic Development and Tourism, Northern Cape Business is unique as

a business and investment guide that focuses exclusively on the province.

In addition to comprehensive overviews of sectors of the economy, this

publication outlines in detail specific investment opportunities that the

provincial government has packaged in a variety of sectors.

Chief among these are the Special Economic Zones and industrial

parks that are designed to act as catalysts for economic growth. Mining

and agriculture are the core economic sectors at the heart of many of the

offerings, with downstream and related sectors such as manufacturing and

logistics offering many opportunities for the investor community.

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 the Northern Cape is also available through our monthly e-newsletter,

which you can subscribe to online at www.gan.co.za, in addition to our

complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as

well our flagship South African Business title. In 2020, the inaugural African

Business joined the Global African Network stable of publications. ■

Chris Whales

Publisher, Global Africa Network | Email: chris@gan.co.za

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regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, airport lounges,

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BEAUTIFUL

COUNTRY

BEAUTIFUL

RAISINS

A Taste of South Africa

Grown and ripened under the South African sun for the most delicious

tasting fruit. Helping to develop the Rainbow Nation

South African raisins are produced in the Orange and Olifants river regions, which is in the

Northern and Western Cape respectively. These regions experience exceptional levels of sunshine,

on average 10.5 hours every day between January and March, which is when the fruit is harvested

and naturally sundried. The dry, sunny climate, along with the ample supply of water from the

rivers, makes ideal growing conditions to produce the highest quality raisins.

Raisins are a ‘natural powerhouse’ packed full of

nutrients, such as fibre, iron, calcium and

antioxidants. Because most of the water

is extracted from dried fruits, their

nutrients are concentrated.

South Africa is dedicated to

adopting sustainable farming

processes that benefit its

produce, workers and

the environment.

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A REGIONAL OVERVIEW OF

NORTHERN CAPE

PROVINCE

The world’s biggest radio astronomy project, South Africa’s largest

mining venture and a renewed interest in renewable energy are

driving investment in the Northern Cape.

By John Young

Arecurring theme in South African

newspaper headlines for the last

decade has been the decline of local

construction companies. Low growth

in the national economy and a stalled national

infrastructure plan were cited as reasons for

pessimism. The March 2021 announcement

of the awarding of a R212-million contract to

Concor and OptiPower to work on the MeerKAT

radio telescope array in the Northern Cape was

a welcome antidote to that narrative.

The national picture has also become more

positive, in that a presidential commission

has kickstarted a series of large infrastructure

projects. But in the Northern Cape, there has been

something to smile about for the construction

sector for some time. Not only is the MeerKAT

expanding as it fits into the much larger Square

Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project

but Vedanta Zinc International is ramping up

production of its zinc mine in the Namakwa District

and South Africa’s highly praised programme for

attracting private investors into the renewable

energy sector is back on track.

Concor will build foundations for 24 new

dishes, 40km of gravel access roads, gatehouses,

guardhouses and a construction camp for

250 people. OptiPower will electrify the works

and provide fibre connectivity. The Concor-

OptiPower joint venture will design a further

109 satellite foundations. The high-tech nature

of the telescope project means that contractors

have to be very careful. There can be no radio

frequency interference (RFI) anywhere near

the telescope array and so the project office of

the contractors has been set up in Carnarvon,

nearly 100km away from the site. Even the

trucks used to transport materials to the site

have to be carefully monitored as most of them

have sophisticated tracking equipment and

communications, all of which can upset the

sensitive dishes.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Credit: Kevin Wright/Vedanta Zinc International

The creation of the Northern Cape Innovation

Forum (NCIF) points to the way ahead for the

province. The NCIF intends to bring together

academics, government and business leaders,

civil society and labour, to consider the impact

of innovation and technology, and to work out

how best they can be harnessed to the maximum

advantage of all citizens. The project is led by Sol

Plaatje University with support from the National

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and

the Technology Localisation Implementation

Unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial

Research (CSIR).

Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley has a

strong suit in teacher training, but an expanding

curriculum speaks both to being able to exploit

the SKA link through subjects such as ICT and data

science and an appreciation of the past via heritage

studies and paleo-sciences. The university’s location

in an arid region means that future programmes will

be developed to study agriculture in water-stressed

conditions. Building on the campus, which will

eventually cover 190 000m², is expected to continue

for another decade.

Investment

With mining, renewable energy and astronomy

leading the way, the Northern Cape is preparing the

way for the next wave of investment. An Investment

Conference held in 2019 showcased a number of

initiatives being taken by the Provincial Government

of the Northern Cape to attract investors and to

make the experience of investing easier.

The Northern Cape Investment Booklet provides a

comprehensive overview of the province’s assets and

advantages, together with a list of investable projects

in a wide range of sectors.

Key projects are linked to broader spatial and

sectoral plans that play to the province’s strengths.

Among these high-impact projects are:

• Kathu Industrial Park

• Namakwa Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

Northern Cape Metals Industrial Cluster.

The major investment by Vedanta Zinc International is

expected to underpin the development of the SEZ and

to spark increased industrial and economic development

in the region, along with new investments.

A multi-nodal corridor is envisaged for the

province, running from the Atlantic coast to the

commodity-rich Gamagara mining corridor in the

vicinity of Kuruman. A deepsea port is proposed

at Boegoebaai, which would serve as a conduit

for mineral resources and other products of the

Northern Cape to be exported.

Invest SA, through the National Department

of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has

established a provincial One Stop Shop for investors,

lowering the cost of investing and helping to iron

out any bureaucratic delays.

Another angle for attracting investors to the

province is to improve infrastructure. This is being

done in terms of roadworks (with the South African

National Roads Agency, SANRAL), waterworks and

information and information and communications

technology (ICT). A range of organisations are

working on bringing the province up to date with the

latest in ICT. This includes the National Department

of Science and Innovation (DSI) which is paying for

bursaries for students in data science at Sol Plaatje

University and training electrical engineers and fibre

optic technicians. The DSI is a key participant in the

SKA programme.

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Credit: Experience Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is investigating the creation

of a state construction company to take on up to

30% of infrastructure projects in the province.

The economy

Mining and agriculture, the traditional pillars of the

provincial economy, remain important. Both sectors

continue to contribute (despite fluctuating iron-ore

prices and periodic droughts) but both sectors

are showing potential to expand into new and

productive terrain.

The Kalahari Basin contains 80% of the world’s

manganese reserve, but only 15% of global

production comes from this area so there is

enormous scope for development. Several new

black-owned manganese projects are underway.

The world receives 7% of its diamonds from the

Northern Cape, and exports of zinc and lead from

the province account for 13% of global demand.

Iron-ore miners have done particularly well

recently but it is the development of new zinc and

copper projects that are catching the eye. Vedanta

Zinc International has invested $400-million in

the first phase of its Gamsberg project and Orion

Minerals has announced that its bankable feasibility

study was positive for a planned zinc and copper

project at Okiep.

The modern global economy needs particular

minerals for its cellphones, renewable energy batteries

and electric vehicles, and the Northern Cape has a lot

of them. Investors are expected to follow in search of

cobalt, copper, lead, nickel and zinc.

A notable feature of Northern Cape agriculture

is its diversity, a result of the diverse soil and weather

conditions. The 38 000ha Vaalharts

Irrigation Scheme produces wheat,

fruit, groundnuts, cotton and maize,

and along the banks of the Orange

River many high-value horticultural

products such as table grapes, wine

grapes, sultanas and cereal crops are

cultivated. A quarter of the country’s

onions are produced in the Northern

Cape and in the drier areas, goats and

sheep do well.

Niche products such as rooibos tea

and karakul pelts are other provincial specialities,

with aquaculture and mariculture showing great

potential.

The Northern Cape is home to six national

parks and five provincial parks and nature

reserves. The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical

Landscape is a World Heritage Site and the

Namaqualand spring flower display draws many

visitors.

Most of the province falls is semi-arid (with a

coastal strip) and it receives relatively little rainfall.

Summers are hot and winters are cold.

Municipalities

The Northern Cape has five district municipalities.

Frances Baard District Municipality

Towns: Kimberley, Barkly West, Warrenton,

Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp.

This district accounts for 40.3% of the

province’s economic activity. It is the smallest

but with a population of approximately

325 500, it is the most densely populated.

Strategically located and with good

infrastructure, Kimberley is the leading centre

in the province for retail, financial services,

education, commerce and light industry.

The Mittah Seperepere Convention

Centre and the Sol Plaatje University are in

Kimberley. Mining and agriculture are found in

rural municipalities. Agriculture in the region

comprises crop cultivation and stock and game

farming. The Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is

the largest irrigation project of its kind in the

southern hemisphere.

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John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality

Towns: Kuruman, Kathu, Hotazel.

Kuruman is the headquarters of local government

in this region and contributes 19.7% to the

province’s economy. The local spring produces

20-million litres of water every day.

Most of the district is situated on the Ghaap

Plateau, over 1 000 metres above sea level and

can experience extreme temperatures. Most

agricultural activity is limited to grazing and

boer goats are a popular breed among farmers,

although game hunting is growing.

The Sishen iron ore mine outside Kathu is

a vast undertaking, providing employment for

thousands of people. Samancor’s Mamatwan

and Wessels manganese mines and plants are

situated at Hotazel.

Namakwa District Municipality

Towns: Springbok, Calvinia, Niewoudtville, Garies,

Williston, Fraserburg, Sutherland, Pofadder,

Okiep, Port Nolloth, Alexander Bay.

The Namakwa district stretches from the

north-western corner of the province, and

the country, bordering Namibia and the

Atlantic Ocean, to the southern border of the

province with the Western Cape Province.

It includes the famous star-gazing town of

Sutherland on its southern edge. The district

is sparsely populated, and predominantly

rural. It contributes 11.1% to economic

activity in the province.

A major new investment has been

undertaken in zinc at the Gamsberg project.

The mining and agricultural sectors provide

most employment, while tourism and smallscale

manufacturing are also present. There are

plans to upgrade the harbour at Port Nolloth.

The region’s economy gets a boost every

spring when tourists flock to see the veld in

bloom. Niewoudtville is the site of a rooibos

tea factory.

The |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park,

the Namakwa National Park and the Tankwa

Karoo National Park have the potential to

grow as travel destinations, as does the

western coastline.

Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality

Towns: De Aar, Hanover, Carnarvon, Douglas,

Marydale, Prieska, Hopetown, Richmond,

Noupoort, Norvalspont, Colesberg.

The district covers 102 000 square kilometres in

the central Karoo and contributes 11.3% of the

economic activity of the province. It has four

national roads passing through it. De Aar, the

site of the municipal headquarters, has national

significance as a railway junction. The area around

the town has several new solar farms.

Star-gazing is Carnarvon’s great claim to fame,

and it is host to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

radio telescope project.

The district is home to three of South Africa’s

major dams. Agricultural production includes

wheat, maize, peanuts, grapes, beans, potatoes, nuts

and sheep farming. Pixley Ka Seme is the largest

wool-producing district in South Africa, but most of

what is produced is processed in the Eastern Cape,

so opportunities exist for the establishment of a

cotton mill, a tannery and a facility to add value to

semi-precious stones. Horse breeding is a valuable

contributor to the regional economy.

ZF Mgcawu District Municipality

Towns: Upington, Kakamas, Kenhardt,

Groblershoop, Postmasberg.

The Orange River supports a thriving agricultural sector

and a growing tourism sector. The investment climate

is ripe for tourism along the Orange River and around

unique physical attractions such as the Augrabies Falls.

Upington is already a busy town with processing

facilities for agricultural products.

Most of the population of the //Khara Hais

Local Municipality lives in Upington. Agriculture is

a prominent feature of the local economy, as well

as wholesale and retail services in and around the

town. Various kinds of high-speed car racing and

testing takes place on the roads, tracks and airport

runway in or near the town.

The processing of wine and dried fruit is one of

the biggest manufacturing activities in the province.

Mining activities take place in Kgatelopele, where

diamonds and lime are found. Together with sheep

and cattle farming, mining provides most of the

employment to be found in Siyanda. ■

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Kareeberg Municipality

Renosterberg Municipality

Tel: +27 53 Tel: 382 +27 3012 53 663 | Fax: 0041 +27 | Fax: 53 +27 382 53 3142 663 0180

Website: SPECIAL www.kareeberg.co.za

Website: FEATURE www.renosterbergmunicipality.gov.za

Renosterberg Siyancuma Municipality

Tel: +27 53 Tel: 663 +27 0041 53 298 | Fax: 1810 +27 | Fax: 53 +27 663 53 0180 298 3141

Website: www.renosterbergmunicipality.gov.za

Website: www.siyancuma.gov.za

Siyathemba Municipality

Siyancuma Municipality

Tel: +27 53 353 5300 | Fax: +27 53 353 1386

Tel: +27 53 Website: 298 1810 www.siyathemba.co.za

| Fax: +27 53 298 3141

Website: www.siyancuma.gov.za

Thembelihle Municipality

Siyathemba Tel: +27 53 Municipality

203 0008/5 | Fax: +27 53 203 0490

Tel: +27 53 Website: 353 5300 thembelihlemunicipality.gov.za

| Fax: +27 53 353 1386

Website: www.siyathemba.co.za

Ubuntu Municipality

Thembelihle Tel: +27 53 Municipality

621 0026 | Fax: +27 53 621 0368

Website: www.ubuntu.gov.za

Tel: +27 53 203 0008/5 | Fax: +27 53 203 0490

Website: thembelihlemunicipality.gov.za

Ubuntu NORTHERN Municipality

CAPE PROVINCE

Tel: +27 53 621 0026 N

Union’s End

| Fax: +27 53 621 0368

Website: www.ubuntu.gov.za

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

N

Onseepkans Augrabies

Campbell R64

Keimoes

N14

Alexander Bay Vioolsdrif

Kakamas

Groblershoop KIMBERLEY

Douglas Ritchie

N8

N10

Pofadder

Port Nolloth

Kenhardt

Steinkopf N14

Marydale

Nababeep

Prieska Hopetown

Okiep

North West Free State

N12

Kleinsee Springbok

N18

Strydenburg

N7

Petrusville

Rietfontein

Van Wyksvlei

Kamieskroon

R48

Brandvlei

Hondeklipbaai

Van Zylsrus Vosburg Britstown

Vryburg

NAMIBIA

Garies

Askham

Hotazel

De Aar Colesberg

N14 N10

Loeriesfontein

Carnarvon

N1 N9

Kuruman Hanover

N12

Noupoort

R63

R63

Nieuwoudtville

Richmond

Williston

R31

Sishen Loxton

Victoria Hartswater

West

R27

Calvinia

Middelburg

Vredendal Vanrhynsdorp

Fraserburg

N1

Warrenton

Christiana

N10

N14

Three Sisters R63

N9

N7

R31

N12

Upington

Clanwilliam

Postmasburg Ulco Barkly West Graaff-Reinet

Beaufort West

Onseepkans Augrabies

Sutherland

Campbell Eastern R64 Cape

Keimoes

N14

Alexander Bay Vioolsdrif

Kakamas

Groblershoop

Somerset East

N1

KIMBERLEY

Douglas

N12 Ritchie

N8

R45

N10

PofadderWestern Cape

R75

Port Nolloth

Saldanha

Kenhardt

R27

Steinkopf N14

N7

Willowmore

Marydale Oudtshoorn Hopetown

Nababeep

R44 Worcester

Prieska

Okiep

R62

N9 Free State Uitenhage

Paarl N1

N12

Kleinsee Springbok

George

N15

N2 PORT ELIZABETH

Strydenburg Knysna

N7

CAPE TOWN Stellenbosch

N2

Petrusville Jeffreys Bay

Van Wyksvlei

Mossel Bay

Kamieskroon

Caledon

R48

Brandvlei Hermanus

Hondeklipbaai

Vosburg Britstown

Colesberg

Garies

De Aar

N10

Loeriesfontein

Carnarvon

N1 N9

Hanover

N12

Noupoort

R63

R63

Nieuwoudtville

Richmond

Williston

Loxton

Victoria West

R27

Calvinia

Middelburg

Vredendal Vanrhynsdorp

Fraserburg

N1

Three Sisters R63

N9

N7

Saldanha

R27

CAPE TOWN

R45

NAMIBIA

N7

Clanwilliam

R44

Paarl N1

Worcester

Stellenbosch

N2

Caledon

Hermanus

Union’s End

Western Cape

N15

Rietfontein

Sutherland

R62

Askham

BOTSWANA

Upington

N10

N1

Oudtshoorn

BOTSWANA

N12

Van Zylsrus

Beaufort West

N9

George

N2

Knysna

Mossel Bay

Sishen

N14

Hotazel

Motorway Kuruman

Main Road

Railway R31

Christiana

Warrenton

R31

N12

Postmasburg Ulco Barkly West

Eastern Cape

Willowmore

Motorway

Main Road

Railway

North West

Vryburg

N14

Hartswater

Graaff-Reinet

Somerset East

R75

Uitenhage

PORT ELIZABETH

Jeffreys Bay

N18

Umsobomvu Municipality

ZF MGCAWU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

Tel: Physical +27 51 address: 753 0777/8 Cnr Nelson | Fax: Mandela +27 Avenue 51 753 and 0574 Upington Road,

Website: Upington www.umsobomvumun.co.za

8801

Tel: +27 54 337 2800 | Fax: +27 54 337 2888

ZF Website: MGCAWU www.zfm-dm.co.za DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

Physical address: Cnr Nelson Mandela Avenue and Upington Road,

Dawid Kruiper Municipality

Upington 8801

Tel: +27 54 338 7001

Tel: +27 54 337 2800 | Fax: +27 54 337 2888

Fax: +27 54 531 0019

Website: www.zfm-dm.co.za

Website: www.dkm.gov.za

Dawid Kai! Garib Kruiper Municipality Municipality

Tel: Tel: +27 +27 54 54338 4617001

6400 / 6700 | Fax: +27 54 461 6401

Fax: Website: +27 54 www.kaigarib.gov.za

531 0019

Website: www.dkm.gov.za

Kgatelopele Municipality

Kai! Tel: +27 Garib 54 384 Municipality

8600 | Fax: +27 53 384 0326

Website: www.kgatelopele.gov.za

Tel: +27 54 461 6400 / 6700 | Fax: +27 54 461 6401

Website: !Kheis www.kaigarib.gov.za

Municipality

Tel: +27 54 833 9500 | Fax: +27 54 833 0690

Kgatelopele Website: www.kheis.co.za Municipality

Tel: +27 54 384 8600 | Fax: +27 53 384 0326

Website: Tsantsabane www.kgatelopele.gov.za

Municipality

Tel: +27 53 313 7300

!Kheis Fax: +27 Municipality

53 313 1602

Website: www.tsantsabane.gov.za

Tel: +27 54 833 9500 | Fax: +27 54 833 0690

Website: www.kheis.co.za

Tsantsabane Municipality

BOTSWANA

Tel: NAMIBIA +27 53 313 7300

Fax: +27 53 313 1602

Website: www.tsantsabane.gov.za

NAMIBIA

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NORTHERN CAPE

Western Cape

NORTHERN CAPE

Western Cape

North West

BOTSWANA

Eastern Cape

North West

Eastern Cape

Limpopo

ZIMBABWE

Free State KwaZulu-

Natal

ZIMBABWE

LESOTHO

Mpumalanga

Gauteng

SWAZI-

LAND

Limpopo

MOZAMBIQUE

Free State KwaZulu-

Natal

NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS LESOTHO 2018/19

Mpumalanga

Gauteng

SWAZI-

LAND

MOZAMBIQUE

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SPECIAL FEATURE

South African economy at a glance

Insight into the South African ecomomy.

SPECIAL FEATURE

ZIMBABWE

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

Limpopo

7%

MOZAMBIQUE

North West

6%

Gauteng

Mpumalanga

35%

7%

SWAZI-

LAND

Northern Cape

2%

Free State

5%

LESOTHO

KwaZulu-

Natal

16%

Western Cape

14%

Eastern Cape

8%

Percentage contribution of each province to national GDP.

SOURCE: STATS SA WWW.STATSSA.GOV.ZA

secured tens of thousands of new seats on direct

Trends Table: South African mining production

flights to and from the city).

• Companies are successfully trading into Africa.

Good Increased signs for the economy by 116.5% include: year-on-year • Niche in agricultural April markets 2021. are booming with

• Several provincial governments and investment macadamia nuts being the most successful.

agencies are establishing trade relations and Pecan nuts have done well and wine and grape

study Largest programmes contributors with BRICS countries. State % increase exports to China % contribution

are growing.

visits to and from China immediately before and • Private education at school and tertiary level is

after a major BRICS summit in 2018 gave an indication

that Ramaphosa holds high hopes for • New banking licences have been issued and

growing as a sector.

Platinum Group Metals 276.1% 39.2%

increased trade with the biggest of the BRICS several more are in the pipeline.

nations. Two-way trade between the countries in • New stock exchanges came on line in 2017 and

2017 was worth $39.1-billion. South Africa wants more are expected.

to Gold grow tourist numbers from China. South Africa 177.9% • Investment 16.6% in infrastructure (especially ICT and

became the first country in the world to export railways) is strong. Nedbank’s report on capital

beef to China in 2017, to go with existing exports expenditure in South Africa stated that the

of

Manganese

iron ore, platinum

ore

and fruit and wine.

208.2%

29 large projects

14.2%

announced in the first half

• Tourists are visiting South Africa in record numbers

(Cape Town’s Air Access programme has Mail). The renewable energy

of 2018 were valued at R63.9-billion (Financial

programme

Iron ore 149.1% 13.3%

Source: StatsSA.com

17 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019

Source: world exports.com

Table: South African mineral sales

Mineral sales increased by 152.7%

year-on-year in April 2021.

Largest contributors % increase % contribution

PGMs 465.9% 103

Iron ore 115.6% 19.5

Gold 40.9% 6.5

Source: StatsSA.com

Source: world exports.com


10 REASONS

WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN SOUTH AFRICA

01.

HOT EMERGING

MARKET

Growing middle class, affluent consumer

base, excellent returns on investment.

02.

MOST DIVERSIFIED

ECONOMY IN AFRICA

South Africa (SA) has the most industrialised economy in Africa.

It is the region’s principal manufacturing hub and a leading

services destination.

LARGEST PRESENCE OF MULTINATIONALS

ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

SA is the location of choice of multinationals in Africa.

03.

Global corporates reap the benefits of doing business in

SA, which has a supportive and growing ecosystem as a

hub for innovation, technology and fintech.

05.

FAVOURABLE ACCESS TO

GLOBAL MARKETS

ADVANCED FINANCIAL SERVICES

& BANKING SECTOR

SA has a sophisticated banking sector with a major

footprint in Africa. It is the continent’s financial hub,

with the JSE being Africa’s largest stock exchange by

market capitalisation.

The African Continental Free Trade Area will boost

intra-African trade and create a market of over one

billion people and a combined gross domestic product

(GDP) of USD2.2-trillion that will unlock industrial

development. SA has several trade agreements in

place as an export platform into global markets.

YOUNG, EAGER LABOUR FORCE

09.

SA has a number of world-class universities and colleges

producing a skilled, talented and capable workforce. It

boasts a diversified skills set, emerging talent, a large pool

of prospective workers and government support for training

and skills development.

07.

04.

06.

08.

PROGRESSIVE

CONSTITUTION

& INDEPENDENT

JUDICIARY

SA has a progressive Constitution and an independent judiciary. The

country has a mature and accessible legal system, providing certainty

and respect for the rule of law. It is ranked number one in Africa for the

protection of investments and minority investors.

ABUNDANT NATURAL

RESOURCES

SA is endowed with an abundance of natural resources. It is the leading producer

of platinum-group metals (PGMs) globally. Numerous listed mining companies

operate in SA, which also has world-renowned underground mining expertise.

WORLD-CLASS

INFRASTRUCTURE

AND LOGISTICS

A massive governmental investment programme in infrastructure development

has been under way for several years. SA has the largest air, ports and logistics

networks in Africa, and is ranked number one in Africa in the World Bank’s

Logistics Performance Index.

10.

SA offers a favourable cost of living, with a diversified cultural, cuisine and

sports offering all year round and a world-renowned hospitality sector.

EXCELLENT QUALITY

OF LIFE

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FOCUS

The Northern Cape Industrial

Corridor has much to offer

Specific areas within the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor make an

attractive proposition for investors.

Namakwa Special Economic

Zone (NSEZ)

The value proposition of the Namakwa SEZ is based

on the existence of the Gamsberg Zinc Mine and

the proposed building of a smelter by Vedanta Zinc

International. These would be the anchor tenants

of the SEZ. It is proposed that a smelter be built

to treat zinc concentrate produced at Gamsberg.

The zinc concentrate produced at the existing

concentrator plant will be treated in the smelter

using the conventional roast-leach-electrowinning

(R-L-E) process.

The full process would involve the treatment of

680 000/tpa of zinc concentrate to produce 300 000/

tpa of high-grade zinc ingots for export.

As a by-product 450 000/tpa of 98.5% pure

sulphuric acid will be produced for both export

and consumption within South Africa. Non-ferrous

metals such as zinc have characteristics that make

them immensely useful in a wide range of downstream

applications. Resistance to corrosion and

their non-magnetic qualities are among the reasons

for the wide range of uses to which they can be put.

Various wastes and by-products will be generated

by the smelter that could be useful to investors.

Waste includes iron cake stabilised (dry), Jarofix;

effluent treatment plant cake (dry); evaporation

pond salts (dry); and cellhouse sludge (dry).

The SEZ designation application is in its final

stages where it is envisaged that the final and

complete designation application will be delivered

to the dtic following certain critical milestones that

are progressing well.

The Namakwa SEZ development is “the game

changer” for minerals beneficiation in South Africa

and the Northern Cape province providing a “turn

key solution” to industrialisation.

Upington Industrial Park

Upington is the second-biggest town in the Northern

Cape, 130km from the Namibian border post and

about 350 km from the border post of Botswana, with

good access roads such as the N10 and the N14. It is

Building a new industrial city in the Northern Cape as part of

the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor: Namakwa SEZ in

Aggeneys where you will live, work and play.

Credit: Vedanta Zinc International


500km from Boegoe Bay’s Port Nolloth, earmarked

for the integrated planning of South Africa’s Oceans

Economy under the Operation Phakisa programme.

Upington Industrial Park is situated next to

Upington International Airport and therefore offers

the potential investor the luxury and efficiency of

various modes of transport. Through the industrial

park programme investors can enjoy a number of

benefits, ranging from a controlled access point to the

incentivised provision of infrastructure and relaxed

municipal tariffs. Upington Industrial Park forms part

of the Northern Cape Industrial Corridor.

The project is a key enabler for the Northern Cape

Shared Value Initiative and has various points of integration

with the regional (our corridor) and national

strategic planning. UIP is positioned as a High Impact

Project for the Northern Cape and forms part of the

national government’s Strategic Infrastructure Projects

(SIP-5 programme).

Opportunities exist for investors in Upington

Industrial Park in the following sectors:

Renewable energy: Components manufacturing.

The majority of solar investors in South Africa’s Renewable

Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement

Programme (REIPPPP) are located in the Northern Cape.

There is an increasing demand for photovoltaic (PV) and

concentrated solar power (CSP) in South Africa and Sub-

Saharan Africa. Keen investors are invited to take up space

in the UIP for generation, components manufacturing

and any other energy-related activity.

Aviation: Maintenance, repair and overhaul facility

(MRO) and storage for aircraft. Airports Company South

Africa (ACSA) is looking for investors to locate to prime

land, to be involved in the maintenance, repair and

overhaul of aircrafts. Storage of these aircrafts is another

option given the unique climatic conditions offered by

Upington.

Automotive: Vehicle testing and long-term

evaluation. Vehicle manufacturers are attracted

to high temperatures, rough tracks and good

roads. Upington International Airport specialises

in providing a service to charter flights for the

automotive industry.

Credit: Helioscsp

Automotive testing is a common phenomenon

in Upington with patrons extensively utilising

Upington International Airport to charter cargo to

Upington for car-testing and for spare parts. OEMs

test their cars extensively.

Agro-processing: The ZF Mgcawu District in

which Upington is situated is well known for producing

export-quality grapes, citrus, dried fruit such as raisins

and other fruits.

Given some of the most extreme weather conditions

to be found anywhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, this sector

is ready for investors who wants to take advantage of the

best grapes and dates in the world. An established market

in Europe and other parts around the globe has already

been established and interested investors are assured of

the best produce that will realise a speedy return on their

investments.

The project offers the following benefits to the

keen investor:

Business incubator: Harnessing the necessary skills

required by the investor industry’s specific needs and

training of SMMEs for future expansion.

Supplier effectiveness and efficiency: Ensuring improved

local capacity, capability, footprint and service levels.

Logistics: Upington’s relationship to the SADC countries

and with several modes of transport meeting in the town

make it an ideal logistics hub.

Security of investment: An investment in Upington

will ensure a foothold into SADC and the rest of Africa –

enabled with infrastructure, support services and several

modes of transport. ■

Contact details

Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Address: Metlife Towers, Corner Stead and Knight Street, Kimberley 8300

Enquiries: Riaan Warie, Director: Trade & Investment Promotion

Tel: +27 87 310 7683 | Mobile: 079 877 2828 | Fax: +27 53 831 3668 | Fax2email: 086 641 9321

Email: rwarie@ncpg.gov.za or warieriaan@gmail.com | Website: www.northern-cape.gov.za/dedat

Mr Hendrik Louw, Acting CEO

Northern Cape Economic Development, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (NCEDA)

Tel: +27 53 802 1638 | Mobile: +27 81 323 2533 | Email: hlouw@nceda.co.za

“The Northern Cape: A Modern, Growing and Successful Province”


Space for industrial

tenants to grow

Kathu Industrial Park

The town of Kathu, located in the Gamagara

Local Municipality, is the preferred location for

the establishment of an industrial park due to

its proximity to the Postmasburg-Hotazel ironore/manganese

belt and various established and

pending REIPPPP projects.

The Kathu Industrial Park (KIP) will serve as a catalyst

for accelerated growth of other economic sectors. The

total project cost is expected to be R1.5-billion with the

first phase being estimated at R530-million.

The Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC) and the

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have funded

various studies to assess the feasibility of developing

an industrial park. There is extensive interest from

potential tenants and the study has confirmed the

support of key stakeholders as well as the commitment

of investors and financiers.

The envisaged development will attract a variety

of tenants delivering industrial goods and services

supported by centralised services and complemented

by a business incubation and training complex.

The park, located on the R380, is easily accessible

from the N14 – a major service route between

Johannesburg, the West Coast of South Africa and

Botswana – and the Kathu airport.

Targeted sectors

The KIP targets all economic sectors requiring serviced

industrial space, but with the major portion

of the initial tenant makeup primarily serving the

established mining sector.

The KIP is also well positioned to serve the

emerging renewable energy sector. It will be

the role of the KIP business incubator to expand

coverage of the KIP into other sectors.

Contact details

Contact person: Mr Michael Goodson, Project Lead

Email: michael.goodson@angloamerican.com

Contact person: Mr Mehmood Ahmed, KIP Director

Tel: 053 807 1050 | Mobile: 078 801 4081

Email: mehmooda@idc.co.za

The KIP development comprises the following:

• Central Hub: central administration offices, conferencing

facilities, an auditorium, a security office, a

restaurant and other social facilities.

• A Business Incubation Centre and Training Centre.

• Customised warehouses, industrial buildings and

mini-factories.

• Security fencing and lighting.

• Additional infrastructure such as an internal water

reticulation system.

Project finance

Phase 1 (R530-million): R410-million debt and equity commitment

provisionally secured from private sector (mining

stakeholders) and public sector (IDC). Engagement is ongoing

with the Northern Cape Provincial Government and the

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) to resolve

funding shortfall and crowd out IDC equity investment.

Phase 2-3: Current indication is that tenant uptake

surplus to Phase 1 will support a further phase of at least

R500-million but with this position likely to increase

substantially once the project is launched.

Project status

Bankability Study, Project Development Plan, Environmental

Permitting, Land Rezoning and various scope realignment

and market studies completed. Investor Engagement Phase

substantively completed (including investor term sheets

and KIP formational agreements), with provisional commitment

secured from IDC, Kumba, SIOC-CDT, Assmang

and South32, but with a funding shortfall of R120-million

still to be resolved prior to concluding KIP Formation and

undertaking Phase 1 design development. ■

Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash.


Investment opportunity

in agriculture

Namakwa Irrigation Development Project.

The scope of this project is to develop approximately

3 200ha of high-potential arable land in the

Namakwa District. This arable land is located in 11

distinct areas. Onseepkans has been identified as the

pilot and the bulk water system is being constructed.

Of the identified land, 2 000ha has existing water

licences. Cash crops such as lucerne and grains will

be produced, but the focus is high-value crops with

export potential. The targeted sectors are agriculture

and agro-processing.

This 11-project development will generate R521-

million per annum in full production. Additional value

will be added through inputs such as machinery and

equipment, chemicals, packing material, fuel and

electricity. Adding the indirect and induced levels,

the impact on GDP exceeds R272-million per annum.

Jobs

The expected impact on employment is estimated at

3 447 on a direct level, which will include 133 skilled

and 1 772 semi-skilled positions. Most of this will be at

the place of production. With the indirect and induced

levels added, the impact increases to more than 3 945.

Project background

Various government departments have been urged

since 2000 to look at areas of highest agricultural

potential for improved agricultural production. Core

agricultural strategies have sought to:

• Enhance equitable access to and participation

in agricultural opportunities; to deracialise

land and enterprise ownership; and to unlock

entrepreneurial potential.

• Enhance profitability through sustained global competitiveness

in the agricultural sector’s input supply, primary

production, agro-processing and agro-tourism industries.

• Enhance farmers’ capacities to use resources in a

sustainable manner and to ensure the wise use and

management of natural resources.

Through the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative

for South Africa (AsgiSA) public sector infrastructure investment

in the form of bulk water and water distribution

has increased and important issues have been tackled.

For example, assets mainly sitting in the hands of black

farmers but without commercial value has been addressed

through zoning and Agricultural Hubs. Through other support

initiatives such as the Orange River Farmer Settlement

and Development Programme, 4 000ha Water Rights

Programme and the Land and Agrarian Reform Programme,

the Namakwa Irrigation Development was born.

Project finance

The project has been funded by government by conditional

grant funding but strategic and equity partners

will be invited to participate. Over R120-million is being

spent on the bulk water and water distribution networks

at Onseepkans. A further R30-million has been spent on

vineyards to produce export raisins.

Project status

The anchor project is currently being developed with

stakeholders such as the IDC and Raisins SA. Bankable

business plans are being compiled for each locality except

Onseepkans which already has one. ■

Contact details

Northern Cape Department of Agriculture

Contact person: Dr PS Kegakilwe, Chief Director

Tel: 053 838 9110 | Mobile: 083 554 5583

Email: pkegakilwe@ncpg.gov.za and cc Investment opportunity

in agriculture pkegakilwe@yahoo.com

Credit: Aurecon


KEY SECTORS

Overviews of the main economic

sectors of the Northern Cape

Agriculture 22

Water 25

Wine and grapes 26

Mining 28

Energy 34

Tourism 38

Engineering 44

Banking and financial services 46

Education 47

Development finance and SMME support 52

The Quiver Tree Route includes the iconic Augrabies Falls National Park. Credit: Northern Cape Tourism


OVERVIEW

Agriculture

Food security is a provincial priority.

SECTOR INSIGHT

Young graduates are learning

about the agricultural

value chain.

Tending pecan nut trees. Credit: Bouwer Nursery

Agriculture contributes about R6.8-billion towards the

Northern Cape’s provincial GDP of R96-billion

Although the bulk of agricultural activity occurs through

large commercial enterprises, there are moves to broaden

the sector’s reach and to diversify it. In 2019/20, 744 gardens

were established by the provincial government to encourage

households to produce their own food and to promote nutritious

diets. Garden and poultry packs are regularly distributed to further

encourage this trend and to support food security in communities

where unemployment is high. The Fetsa Tlala Food Production

programme aims to put one-million hectares of fallow land under

grain production. The Northern Cape Department of Agriculture,

Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform has

support programmes for maize, wheat and vegetable farmers in

the Frances Baard, Pixley Ka Seme and Namakwa districts.

Two-year mentoring and training programmes are available for

young people interested in taking up farming. At the moment, 80

young graduates are employed on farms or in agro-processing firms

and will develop skills in many aspects of the agricultural value chain

which will stand them in good stead for a future in the sector.

A programme to empower black farmers supported six farmers in

2020. The Commercialisation of Black Producers Programme targets

farming and agro-processing in the expectation that graduates will

mentor young people and create employment.

The commercialisation of the goat project which was successfully

extended to Namibia has now been further expanded to include

Botswana. Small-scale farmers are

being given access to market and

further expansion is expected.

Long-term thinking underpins

the adoption by the provincial

government of the Northern

Cape Climate Change Adaptation

Response Strategy. This allows for

a framework to tackle drought

and other climate change issues.

Agricultural assets

Occupying 36-million hectares,

the Northern Cape is the largest

province in the country, almost

a third of South Africa’s total land

area. Although the province is a

predominantly semi-arid region,

agriculture is a major component

of the economy of the regional

economy and the province’s

farmers contribute 6.8% to South

African agriculture.

The agricultural sector also

plays a vital role in the broader

economy of the Northern Cape,

employing as it does about 45 000

people. This represents about 16%

of employment, a much higher

figure than the national figure of

5.5%

Agricultural development

takes place along defined

corridors within the province. In

the Orange River Valley, especially

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OVERVIEW

at Upington, Kakamas and

Keimoes, grapes and fruit are

cultivated intensively. Highvalue

horticultural products

such as table grapes, sultanas

and wine grapes, dates, nuts,

cotton, fodder and cereal

crops are grown along the

Orange River.

Wheat, fruit, groundnuts,

maize and cotton are grown in

the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme

in the vicinity of Hartswater

and Jan Kempdorp. The

Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is

one of the biggest systems of

its kind in the world. Ranging

over more than 30 000ha, it

has transformed a semi-desert

zone into a productive area that sustains cotton, wheat, maize,

lucerne, citrus, peanuts, fruit, grapes, olives and pecan nuts.

Vegetables and cereal crops are farmed at the confluence of

the Vaal River and the Orange River in the vicinity of Douglas. Of

the nearly 40-million 10kg bags of onions produced in South Africa

(outside of linked production chains set up by supermarkets), about

10-million 10kg bags come from the Northern Cape.

Wool, mohair, karakul, Karoo lamb, venison, ostrich meat and

leather are farmed throughout most of the province. The province

is second only to the Eastern Cape in terms of the number of sheep

farmed and it is the fourth-largest wool-producing province based

on annual sale of producer lots. The Beefmaster abattoir in Kimberley

is one of three abattoirs in South Africa to export frozen beef to

China. The company processes and packages about 30 000 tons at

the abattoir.

Niche markets

Rooibos export volumes are growing. Credit: Rooibos Council.

Rooibos has not yet made a big dent in the 200 000 tons of tea

consumed by Japan every year, but sales grew 7% in 2018 and

introducing a new variety to a country of tea aficionados is easier

than tackling a nation of coffee drinkers. A total of 2 000 tons were

shipped to Japan from South Africa in 2018.

Rooibos is competing in the “Healthy Tea” segment and a popular

restaurant chain’s decision to use the tea as a complement to its

pork bone broth has helped to

promote the product. Brazil is

being explored as a potential

market.

Recent studies proving that

rooibos tea increases antioxidant

capacity in human blood are

further proof of the beverage’s

healthy qualities. The unique

climate and soil of the western part

of the province support this niche

crop. About 6 000 tons of tea is

exported to more than 30 countries

and domestic consumption is

about 8 000 tons. The South African

Rooibos Council states that more

than 5 000 people are employed in

the rooibos industry.

Another niche product of

the Northern Cape is karakul

pelt, which is a speciality of the

Gordonia district of Upington.

This exclusive product is

distributed via the capital of

Denmark and the Italian fashion

capital of Milan. Copenhagen is

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the site of the two auctions of karakul pelts that are held annually,

karakul being a speciality of the Upington district. Agri-company

KLK is the only organisation that handles these pelts in South Africa.

Glove-makers in Milan are among the international clients to whom

farmers of the dorper sheep breed sell the wrinkle-free skins of their

sheep, at good prices.

Horse-stud breeding provides yet another exclusive niche. This is

a speciality of the area around Colesberg, where the cold evenings

and warm days combine to drive out disease and promote strong

growth. Among the studs are Henham and Southford, a 900ha

property near the Gariep Dam which once was home to the famous

stallion ”Damask”.

Agro-processing

Compared to other types of manufacturing, agro-processing can be

scaled up relatively quickly with good financial rewards. It can also

be labour-intensive. As such, agro-processing is a key plank in the

growth plans of the Northern Cape.

Work has already been done in providing manufacturing facilities

for rooibos at Niewoudtville and investments have been made in

fisheries and a new vineyard development for groups of people who

previously had not had exposure to the grape and wine sector.

The Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Environmental

Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform was behind the rooibos

tea factory, which now trades as Bokkeveld Rooibos. The factory takes

tea from 85 local farmers with the goal of helping to integrate these

farmers into the agricultural and agro-processing business chain.

Two areas of interest to assist small-scale farmers are being

explored with regard to hemp and crops that can produce liquor. The

dry interior of the Northern Cape is suitable for the growing of Agave

that provides the source material for tequila and there are several

other opportunities. The rapidly changing legislative environment for

hemp and marijuana holds potential in textiles and medicine.

Companies

KLK is based in Upington and does much more than karakul pelts.

The company’s interests include 19 retail outlets, 12 petrol stations,

four Build it franchises and a

strong auction division.

KLK runs three abattoirs

in Calvinia, Carnarvon and

Upington that slaughter

lamb and beef carcasses.

SA Dorper manages the

production and export

of dorper skins and the

production of cattle hides.

GWK is another company

with its headquarters in the

Northern Cape, in this case

the town of Douglas.

Senwes is one of the

country’s biggest agricompanies

and its Northern

Cape area of operation is

mostly around the Vaalharts

irrigation area, which is close

to its headquarters just over

the provincial border in

North West, at Klerksdorp.

Storage and handling of

grains and oilseeds are the

speciality of Senwes.

OVK controls the

large Gariep abattoir at

Strydenburg, which has a

daily capacity of 1300 sheep,

100 cattle and either 250

ostriches or 750 small game

animals. OVK also has trade

branches, vehicle dealerships,

a finance division and

manufacturing facilities for

maize meal and wheat meal.

Kaap Agri, a Western Cape

company, has a significant

presence in the Northern Cape

and Namibia. ■

ONLINE RESOURCES

Northern Cape Economic Development Trade and Investment Promotion Agency: www.nceda.co.za

South African Pecan Nut Producers Association: www.sappa.za.org

South African Rooibos Council: www.sarooibos.co.za

Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa: www.tba.co.za

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OVERVIEW

Water

Mines need efficient dewatering systems.

Having too much water is not normally a problem encountered

in the Northern Cape. The onset of heavy

rains in the early months of 2021 created a set of challenges

for every economic sector, not least for mining.

Rand-Air has recently started offering pumps for rental and the

PAS150 HF 300 dewatering pump (pictured) was quickly pressed into

service for on-site dewatering to keep mines functioning when the rains

threatened to stop mining operations. Rand-Air is part of the global Atlas

Copco Group.

The Provincial Government of the Northern Cape has introduced

GovChat, a social media platform that should increase the level of

public participation in local government. It is hoped that this will

improve the delivering of services such as clean water and sanitation

at municipal level.

Six municipalities have been identified for the eradication of informal

settlements. A major obstacle in the municipalities of Sol Plaatje,

Phokwane, Tsantsabane, Dawid Kruiper, Gamagara and Ga-Segonyana

is the lack of bulk water and sanitation facilities. Ring-fenced funding in

terms of the Division of Revenue Act has been approved.

One of the major private suppliers of water in the province is

Sedibeng Water. Sedibeng Water’s Central Laboratory, based at

Balkfontein near Bothaville, is accredited by the South African National

Accreditation System (SANAS). A new laboratory has been built to

monitor the quality of water at the revamped Vaal Gamagara scheme.

The laboratory’s four sections cover Instrumentation, Wet Chemistry,

Sewage and Microbiology.

Two of South Africa’s great rivers meet in the Northern Cape at a

point south-west of Kimberley. After absorbing the Vaal River, the Orange

River continues westwards to the Atlantic Ocean and provides the basis

for agriculture along its path.

North of Kimberley, the confluence of the Vaal and the Harts rivers

encompasses one of South Africa’s most intensely irrigated areas. The

Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is one of the most productive in the country,

covering about 38 000 hectares with a variety of crops. Various water

users’ associations (WUAs) representing particular areas (such as the Vaal-

Harts) are recognised by the national water authority.

ONLINE RESOURCES

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

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

Water Institute of South Africa: www.wisa.org.za

Water Research Commission: www.wrc.org.za

SECTOR INSIGHT

The GovChat social media

platform should keep

municipalities on their toes.

Two of South Africa’s biggest

dams, the Gariep and Vanderkloof,

also provide water for irrigation

and hydro-electric power. Many

parts of the province are dry with

sections of the north and northwest

classified as semi-arid and

arid. The southern Kalahari Desert

receives rain but the fact that

mining is a primary economic

activity in the dry regions of

the province presents many

challenges. The town of Kuruman

is an exception in that it has a

natural and prolific spring, the Eye

of Kuruman. ■

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Grapes and wine

China and Southeast Asia are growing export markets.

SECTOR INSIGHT

Drone technology is

assisting farmers.

Credit: Carpe Diem Group

Exports of South African grapes and wine to China have

been on an upward trend for several years. The imposition

in 2020 of prohibitive tariffs on Australian imports

by China as part of a damaging trade war should help to

boost that trend.

South Africa’s wine exports are still subject to tariffs on entering

China, despite both countries being members of BRICS.

Dippenaar Choice Fruit, an Orange River region grape producer

which is headquarted in Kakamas, already exports to seven countries

in Southeast Asia and the Far East, including China and Singapore. An

instructive feature of the company’s website is the Chinese language

option. The company farms seedless grapes on eight farms along the

Lower Orange River.

Although the province has just 3% of South Africa’s vineyards, 18%

of the nation’s white wine grapes are cultivated along the Orange River.

Within the region, about 64% of grapes are white seedless and about

21% are red seedless (SATI).

The Dippenaar group is also using drone technology, as evidenced

by the impressive photograph that appears on the cover of this journal.

The Premier of the Northern Cape referenced drone technology

in his most recent State of the Province Address, referring to their

becoming “an appliance for agricultural monitoring. The Northern

Cape Innovation Forum has been tasked with helping to usher in new

technologies in the province in a way that does not create unintended

consequences such as job losses.

The word “audit” is normally

associated with financial

institutions or public bodies that

must account for their expenses.

But for the grape farmers and

wine producers of the Northern

Cape, meeting health standards is

a serious business vital for access

to lucrative export markets.

For grape producers,

the HACCP team is a vital

element in operations. HACCP

stands for Hazard Analysis

and Critical Control Points.

Among the audits which

these teams oversee are the

BRC (British Retail Consortium)

Version 8 Audit and SiZA,

the Sustainability Initiative

of South Africa. According to

the website of Carpe Diem

Estate, which includes raisins

among its production activities

(pictured), the group’s farming

and packing activities are

certified for GlobalGAP, Organic

and Ethical.

The region as a whole has 5

688ha of vines and the Orange

River Producer Alliance represents

its farmers. According to the South

African Table Grape Industry (SATI),

the grape industry in the Northern

Cape employs 1 215 people

permanently, with a further 12

415 people finding seasonal work.

Harvesting happens from early

November to early February.

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Wine

Dippenaar Choice Fruit has four pack houses, the largest of which has a

daily packing capacity of 20 000 cartons. Credit: Dippenaar Choice Fruit

Almost a third of South Africa’s table grape crop is produced in

this fertile region. The South African table grape industry has been

investing in hardier varietals which produce a better yield. A variety

of seedless grapes dominate plantings, with Thompson Seedless,

Prime, Sugraone, Grapaes and Crispy Flame Seedless among the

most popular.

If ambitious plans to create a Special Economic Zone at Upington

come to fruition, the grape, raisin and wine traders of the Northern

Cape could get their products to market more quickly.

There are plans to add 40 000 tons of grapes for wine, juice and

raisins to the Northern Cape’s capacity. A draft six-year plan has been

developed for the Northern Cape Vineyard Development Scheme.

Of the Sultana grapes grown in the Lower Orange River Region,

70% are used for vine-fruit products. There are 1 250 Sultana grape

growers in the province, producing three Sultana-type grapes which

rank among the best in the world: the Sultana Clone H5, a new hybrid

called Merbein Seedless, which has proved resistant to splitting after

rain, and the most popular type, the 143B.

Rain is almost always good news for farmers, but its timing can

bring bad tidings for grape farmers. In just two days in January 2021

Kakamas received 1 000mm of rain but packing of table grapes had

not yet been completed. However, the geographical diversity of the

region is such that crop estimates in March 2021 still suggested the

region would produce more than 18-million cartons, a good return.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural

Development: www.agrinc.gov.za

Raisins South Africa: www.raisinsa.co.za

South African Table Grape Industry: www.satgi.co.za

SA Wine Industry Information & Systems: www.sawis.co.za

The Northern Cape’s Orange River

wine region accounts for 25.6%

of South Africa’s Colombard

vines and 10% of Chenin Blanc.

The focus is on Colombard and

Hanepoot grapes.

Orange River Cellars (ORC)

is the region’s biggest producer,

sourcing its grapes as it does from

850 grape producers in the area

known as the Green Kalahari. ORC

has a winery at its head office in

Upington and a further four at

Keimoes, Groblershoop, Kakamas

and Grootdrink.

Orange River Concentrate

Producers (part of the ORC

group) produces about

7.5-million litres of white grape

juice concentrate, a percentage

of which is exported to Japan

where the Itochu Corporation

uses it in soft drinks and food.

The Douglas Wine Cellar

produces about 6 000 cases

per year. Together with the

Landzicht cellar (just over the

border in the Free State), the

Douglas Wine Cellars is a GWK

company. The Douglas cellar

crushes 7 000 tons of grapes

every year and produces

5.6-million litres of wine.

Hartswater Wine Cellar is a

part of the region’s other big

agricultural company, Senwes.

Two wine brands (Overvaal and

Elements) are produced in the

Hartswater irrigation area north

of Kimberley.

Vinpro is an organisation that

2 500 South African wine grape

producers, wineries and winerelated

businesses. ■

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Mining

The Northern Cape’s mineral riches are attracting new investment.

SECTOR INSIGHT

Vedanta Zinc International’s

project underpins a plan for a

Special Economic Zone.

Credit: Handa Mining

At the start of 2021, Pan African Resources CEO Jan Nelson

was quoted in BusinessLive singing the praises of the

Northern Cape as a mining destination.

Citing the fact that his company’s 3 000km² of mining

and prospecting rights contained 23 commodities of interest,

Nelson said that the Northern Cape was “going to be the next

big mining province in South Africa”. Among the minerals

available are cobalt, nickel, platinum group metals and uranium.

Nelson’s company Cape Copper Oxide Company intends to

produce 2 000 tons per year of high-purity copper plate from the

retreatment of waste ore dumps.

The biggest new mine in the country is a zinc mine at

Aggeneys, the Gamsberg project of Vedanta Zinc International,

which will deliver 600 000 tons of zinc when phase three is

complete. About $400-million has so far been invested since

the company started trucking product to the Port of Saldanha in

2018. The provincial government is using the mine’s location (and

possible future smelter) as the basis for a new Namakwa Special

Economic Zone.

The SEZ forms part of a larger “multi-nodal” corridor envisaged

for the province, stretching from the Gamagara mining corridor in

the east to the proposed Boegoebaai deepsea port on the Atlantic

Ocean. The Vedanta zinc project

is the anchor investor of the

proposed Namakwa SEZ and

the zinc mining is expected,

in the words of the Northern

Cape Premier, Dr Zamani Paul, to

“trigger a new wave of industrial

and economic development in

the region”.

An old zinc mine that

produced a million tons of zinc

and 430 000 tons of copper

before it closed in 1991 is to be

revived by Australian miners

Orion Minerals. A bankable

feasibility study was completed in

June 2019 and it confirmed earlier

positive findings.

Other companies exploring

the potential of the Northern

Cape as a source of high-quality

base metals are Cape Copper

Oxide and SHiP Copper.

Handa Mining has signed a

joint venture agreement with

O’Okiep Copper Company and

SHiP Copper company to fund

and build a processing plant

that will recover copper from

broken rock lying on surface at

the Copper Oxide Project. SHiP

set out to develop the 36 000ha

Concordia tenement, which

has good copper prospects.

Exploration rights were granted

in 2009.

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OVERVIEW

Mining assets

The Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and

Tourism’s “Economic and Investment Profile” reports that the province

is responsible for:

• 95% of South Africa’s diamond output

• 97.6% of alluvial diamond mining

• 13.4% of world lead exports. Aggeneys, in the Namaqualand district,

is responsible for approximately 93% of South Africa’s lead

production

• 80% of the world’s manganese resource

• 25% of the manganese used in the world

• 100% of South Africa’s tigers eyes

• Largest national production of sugilite (a semi-precious stone).

Away from the underground kimberlite pipes and fissures, river and

coastal deposits of diamonds are also present in the Northern Cape.

Diamonds have been recovered along the Orange, Buffels, Spoeg,

Horees, Groen, Doom and Swart rivers in the province, while coastal

deposits have been found from the mouth of the Orange River to

Lamberts Bay.

Diamond mining company West Coast Resources (WCR) has a

production plant at Michells Bay. Trans Hex, with a 40% shareholding

in WCR, manages the mine and markets the diamonds produced

from it. The National Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

(dtic) owns 20% of WCR.

The Kimberley International Diamond and Jewellery Academy

continues to provide training with a total of 406 graduates having so

far passed through the academy. In a recent development, De Beers

Sightholder Sales South Africa awarded KIDJA an amount of R500 000

for bursary students.

News

The life of the Kolomela mine will be extended via a R7-billion

expansion project that includes the development of a new pit.

Kumba Iron Ore expects the new section to produce ore in 2024.

For the six months to June 2020,

KIO produced 17.9-million tons of

iron ore.

Afrimat continues to expand

its commodities portfolio with

the purchase for R300-million of

Coza Mining, an iron-ore mining

company in the Northern Cape.

The Afrimat transaction includes

the share previously held by

ArcelorMittal SA, which will receive

iron ore from Coza in terms of a

supply agreement. Coza’s three

mines, Doornpan, Driehoek and

Jenkins, are close to Afrimat’s

exisitingDemineng Mine, which is

south-west of Kuruman.

The global market for base

metals (which includes zinc and

nickel) is in good shape because

of trends in the energy and

automotive markets and the fact

that the global supply of copper is

expected to decline.

One of those base metals,

manganese, is finding its ways to

ports much more rapidly and in

greater bulk thanks to a concerted

effort by Transnet Freight Rail

(TFR). In 2019 TFR announced

a ninth manganese mining

freight contract. The decision to

rail manganese to a variety of

South African ports, rather than

being limited to Port Elizabeth,

led to 14.5-million tons of the

metal being transported in 2018,

a massive increase on the fivemillions

tons achieved in 2012. The

target is 16-million tons. ■

ONLINE RESOURCES

Minerals Council of South Africa: www.mineralscouncil.org.za

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

Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism: www.economic.ncape.gov.za

South African Mining Development Association: www.samda.co.za

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Investing in

education and skills

Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore has launched education programme in partnership with

the Northern Cape Department of Education to improve learners’ educational outcomes.

Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore has

launched a major education programme,

in partnership with the

Northern Cape Provincial Department

of Education (DoE), to improve learner

outcomes in 27 early childhood development

(ECD) sites and 26 schools local to its mining

operations, namely Kolomela in Postmasburg

and Sishen supporting schools in the villages

of Cassel and Dithakong.

The programme was launched in Kathu by the

MEC of Education Mr Zolani Monakali and Anglo

American Kumba Iron Ore’s Executive for Corporate

Affairs, Dr Pranill Ramchander. To this end, an MoU

was signed by both parties outlining the areas of

collaboration.

Anglo American has made a substantial

investment in education and skills development

in South Africa over many years and, in the last

seven years alone, has invested more than

R780-million, largely on infrastructure and

Grade 12 learner support.

The programme is a core part of Anglo American’s

Sustainability Strategy. One of the pillars of the

strategy is to create thriving communities close to its

operations, with education as a key building block.

“By building on the decades of investment

we’ve made in education, we will refocus our

resources to provide wide-ranging and quality

education, from childhood learning to matric, for

the learners in the communities where we operate

in South Africa so that they can build a better

tomorrow,” said Dr Ramchander.

MEC Monakali said, “This occasion is very

symbolic, it happens within a district named after

a very industrious organiser, JTG. This engagement

is in line with one of the issues that John Taolo

Gaetsewe held very dear to his heart, education. The

education of our children is extremely important

for the development and the sustainability of our

society. Now more than ever, we need civil society

and business to work with us as government to

ensure we continue to build a quality education

system. Our collaboration with Anglo American

Kumba Iron Ore is an example of what is possible

when government partners with business to

contribute to accelerating progress in education.”

Dr Ramchander added, “At Anglo American, we

MEC of Education Zolani Monakali and Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore’s Executive for Corporate Affairs,

Dr Pranill Ramchander, sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the Provincial Government of

the Northern Cape and the mining company.

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The programme will support school management

teams, governing bodies, principals, staff as well as

parents towards achieving these learner-focussed

targets. There will be a strong focus on helping

teachers develop their content knowledge and

teaching skills.

know that the greatest investment we can make in

our country’s future is to give our children access

to high-quality education. Education can play

a significant role in improving people’s lives by

tackling the triple challenges of poverty, inequality

and unemployment that South Africa faces. We’re

excited about the potential of this programme

to improve the lives of those living around our

operations in South Africa.”

The programme has been developed in

partnership with the Department of Education

and complements its 2019 Action Plan, Towards

the Realisation of Schooling 2030, which details

strategies that aim to improve the performance of

South Africa’s schooling system.

What the programme seeks to achieve

The Anglo American South Africa Education

Programme aims to improve reading, writing,

numeracy levels and quality passes through

addressing some of the underlying reasons for

poor education outcomes by supporting school

management teams, governing bodies, principals

and teaching staff.

The programme has set ambitious learnerfocussed

targets, aiming to see:

• 90% of learners aged five meeting the minimum

requirements for school readiness

• 90% of Grade 3 learners passing with at least

50% in Numeracy and Literacy

• 75% of Grade 6 learners passing with at least

50% in Mathematics and English First Additional

Language

• 90% matriculation pass rate, with a 50% university

entrance

• 65% of Grade 12 learners passing with at least

50% in Mathematics.

The tangible difference

Learners will benefit from a range of interventions

which are geared to improve their educational

outcomes.

Systems and processes will be developed, refined

and implemented. Where required, teacher training

and extensive coaching will be provided so that the

teachers are motivated, competent and effective which

will lead to teaching and learning time being optimised.

Finally, at secondary level, some Saturday school and

school camps for Grade 12 learners will be provided.

MEC Monakali expressed the department’s

appreciation of the partnership between the

Department and Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore.

“We are looking forward to enjoying the benefits

that this partnership and this initiative will yield,”

he added. “We also place at the disposal of this

partnership our resources that will make sure that

we spare no effort in making this MoU a success.”

“Through this programme, we want to lend a

hand to building thriving communities with schools

that have highly motivated learners and teachers,

involved parents and effective school management

teams. These are some of the essential pillars to

achieving quality education that can guarantee a

better tomorrow for the next generation,’’ concluded

Dr Ramchander. ■

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Energy

Energy development zones will boost employment.

SECTOR INSIGHT

The Toyota dealership in

Upington generates more

electricity than it needs.

Credit: Kangnas Wind Farm

Four of the 11 Renewable Energy Development Zones

(REDZs) planned for South Africa are located in the

Northern Cape. With the majority of the country’s solar

photovoltaic energy projects occurring in the province,

the renewable energy sector is becoming a key economic

driver for the region.

REDZs will encourage localisation through the development

of manufacturing hubs that can make components for the sector.

Planned Special Economic Zones (SEZs) being phased in across the

Northern Cape will complement this trend.

REDZs are being developed in support of the implementation of

the national Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019). One of the Strategic

Transmission Corridors identified at national level, the Northern

Corridor, begins at Springbok in the west and runs through Upington

and Vryburg on the way to Johannesburg in Gauteng. Each of those

towns will be the focus of an REDZ, with the other REDZ in the

province located in the provincial capital of Kimberley.

To assist investors, a One Stop Shop is to be launched in the

Northern Cape. Invest SA, through the Department of Trade, Industry

and Competition (dtic) will provide investing companies with advice

and services to fast-track projects and reduce red tape.

Toyota SA’s Dealer Environmental Risk Audit Programme requires

dealers to reduce waste and pollution and expend less energy,

among other things in a 16-point checklist. In 2018 Upington Toyota

won Eco Dealer of the Year, not

least because of the dealership’s

540m² roof which has hundreds

of solar panels capturing the

steady Northern Cape sunshine.

Once national policy gives the

green light, Upington Toyota will

be able to feed the excess power

that it generates on weekends

into the grid.

Although the Northern Cape

is increasingly seen as a solar

power hub, large wind projects

are also winning approval and

coming on stream at a good

rate. The 140MW Kangnas Wind

Farm near Springbok started

commercial operations in

November 2020, thus becoming

the first project approved

under the Renewable Energy

Independent Power Producer

Procurement Programme

(REIPPPP) Bid Window 4 to start

generating power to the grid.

The commissioning of the

100MW De Aar Wind Power

Project brings together Mulilo

Renewable Energy and the

China Longyuan Power Group

Corporation.

Commercial operations have

begun on Khobab Wind Farm

and Loeriesfontein Wind Farm,

collectively providing 280MW via

61 wind turbines. The projects

were developed by Lekela Power,

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OVERVIEW

a joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, as

the Kangnas project was. Noblesfontein was one of the earliest wind

farms to be constructed in the Northern Cape, about 40km from

Victoria West. Spanish company Gestamp Wind was an early investor.

The 147MW Roggeveld Wind Farm, which has 47 Nordex wind

turbines and was developed by G7 and then taken over by Building

Energy, will operate commercially in the first quarter of 2021.

A Renewable Energy Directorate is to be established by the

Provincial Government of the Northern Cape. The brief of the

directorate is to assist local and district municipalities to create

revenue streams related to renewable energy.

Industry associations claim that benefits are indeed being shared

with local communities. Figures released by the South African

Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) showed shareholding for local

communities reached an estimated net income of R29.2-billion for

projects initiated nationally since 2012. Some 14 000 new jobs are

expected to be created, mostly in rural areas, and more than R30-

billion has been spent on Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in the

construction phase.

In less than a decade, an entirely new sector has been created

through legislation that invited local and foreign investors to bid

for and then build renewable energy generation plants. South

Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) requires 20 000MW of

renewable energy by 2030. That will be achieved mainly through

the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement

Programme (REIPPPP).

Solar power

Approximately 60% of the projects so far allocated have been in

the nation’s sunniest province. Projects such as Kathu Solar Park,

a concentrated solar power (CSP) project, and the Roggeveld

Wind Farm are indicative of the large scale of most of the energy

generation that is being rolled out.

Xina Solar One is located at Pofadder on the N14 between

Upington and Springbok. The R9.4-billion project is a joint venture

between Spanish energy firm

Abengoa Solar, the Industrial

Development Corporation

(IDC), the Public Investment

Corporation (PIC) and a

community trust representing

the local population. Kaxu Solar

One is also near Pofadder but Khi

Solar One is closer to Upington.

All three plants use concentrated

solar power (CSP) which reflects

the sun’s rays during the day in to

a molten salt storage system. The

energy is then slowly released

during the night. The 205m

tower that collects the rays at the

Khi Solar One site is one of the

tallest structures in South Africa.

The Northern Cape is the

natural home for the generation

of solar power. Long-term annual

direct normal irradiance (DNI)

at Upington is 2 816kWh/m2,

according to a survey done for

Stellenbosch University by Slovakian

company GeoModal Solar. South

Africa’s national average is among

the best in the world. Stellenbosch

University’s Solar Thermal Energy

Research Group has six sites

monitoring irradiation levels.

Saudi Arabian electricity

group ACWA Power has won

approval for the 100MW Redstone

project near Postmasburg and the

50MW Bokpoort CSP plant near

Groblershoop is in operation. ■

ONLINE RESOURCES

IPP projects: www.ipp-projects.co.za

National Energy Regulator of South Africa: www.nersa.org.za

South African Photovoltaic Industry Association: www.sapvia.co.za

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

South African Wind Energy Association: www.sawea.org.za

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OVERVIEW

Petroleum Agency

South Africa

Unlocking South Africa’s resources for economic growth.

Petroleum Agency South Africa (PASA) is the

official agency responsible for the promotion

and regulation of South Africa’s petroleum

resources. The agency regulates and monitors

exploration and production activities and is the

custodian of the national exploration and production

database for petroleum. Its role was statutorily endorsed

in June 2004 in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum

Resources Development Act of 2002.

In terms of strategy, the agency actively seeks out

technically competent and financially sound clients

to whom it markets acreage, while ensuring that all

prospecting and mining leases are for the long-term

economic benefit of South Africa.

Mission

To promote, facilitate and regulate exploration and

sustainable development of oil and gas contributing to

energy security in South Africa.

Vision

A diverse upstream industry contributing to energy

security through sustainable growth in exploration and

development of oil and gas.

Value statement

Petroleum Agency SA aspires to be a world-class

organisation, committed to:

• Professional excellence

• Integrity

• Direct, open, consultative communication

• Transparency

• Respect

• Teamwork

• Active regard for our natural environment

• Corporate social responsibility in an empowering,

vibrant workplace where diversity is valued.

• Exploration activities are encouraged and

regulated both offshore and onshore.

Onshore

Petroleum potential of the Karoo Basins: The Karoo

Supergroup occupies half of South Africa’s surface

area and current exploration is focussed on shale

gas, coalbed methane and biogenic gas. The

development of a natural gas resource in the Free

State Province is an example of the latter.

Coalbed methane resource potential: Permian

high-volatile bituminous coal deposits in the northern

Karoo-aged basins comprises a potential energy

resource for South Africa.

In 2019 PASA awarded oil and gas exploration

licences to six companies for an area of 30 000km2 in

the Free State, Northern Cape and North West.

Offshore

Major steps have been taken in the creation of a South

African gas market with two major discoveries off the

coast South African coast near Mossel Bay. Says the CEO

of Petroleum Agency SA, Dr Phindile Masangane, “The

recent discovery by Total and its JV partners in Block

11B/12B (Brulpadda) is the first giant step in that direction.”

Odfjell’s Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible oil

rig relocated from Norway to South Africa in December

2018 to start exploratory drilling at the Brulpadda site.

The team returned in August 2020 to drill at another

site called Luiperd – and found even more gas reserves.

Analysts believe that these two finds could be gamechangers

for the South African economy.

The exploration drilling is in deep waters similar

to where the gigantic Mozambique Rovuma Basin

gas discoveries were made in 2010. The drilling

campaign has long-term benefits to South Africa

which include introducing frontier deep-water

exploration drilling, building confidence and

potentially shifting petroleum exploration activities

to private international oil companies (IOCs), derisking

deep-water acreage which is believed to be

prospective for large oil and gas resources.


OVERVIEW

Petroleum Agency SA: promoting and

regulating exploration and production.

Petroleum Agency SA evaluates, promotes and

regulates oil and gas exploration and production

activities in South Africa and archives all relevant

geotechnical data. The Agency acts as an advisor

to the government and carries out special

projects at the request of the Minister of Mineral

Resources and Energy.

South Africa’s energy mix is changing to

include more gas through importing liquefied

natural gas (LNG), using shale gas if reserves

prove commercial, and developing infrastructure

for the import of LNG. Petroleum Agency SA plays

an important role in developing South Africa’s gas

market by attracting qualified and competent

companies to explore for gas. Another major

focus is increasing the inclusion of historically

disadvantaged South African-owned entities in the

upstream industry.

Currently, natural gas supplies just 3% of South

Africa’s primary energy. A significant challenge

facing the development of a major gas market

is the dominance of coal. Opportunities for gas

lie in the realisation of South Africa’s National

Development Plan (NDP) and the Integrated

Resource Plan (IRP).

As custodian, Petroleum Agency SA ensures

that companies applying for gas rights are

vetted to make sure they are financially qualified

and technically capable, as well having a good

environmental track record. Oil and gas exploration

requires enormous capital outlay and can

represent a risk to workers, communities and the

environment. Applicants are therefore required to

prove their capabilities and safety record and must

carry insurance for environmental rehabilitation. ■

Contact details

Tel: +27 21 938 3500

Email: plu@petroleumagencysa.com

Website: www.petroleumagency.com

PASA’S NEW CEO HAS A BACKGROUND IN ENERGY POLICY AND STRATEGY

Dr Phindile Masangane was appointed as the In 2019, Dr Masangane was Head of Strategy

CEO of the South African upstream oil and gas for the CEF Group of Companies where she led the

regulatory authority, Petroleum Agency South development of the group’s long-term strategic

Africa, in May 2020. Before then, Dr Masangane plan, Vision 2040+ as well as the group’s gas strategy.

was an executive at the South African state-owned From 2010 to 2013, Dr Masangane was a partner

energy company, CEF (SOC) Ltd, which is the and director at KPMG, responsible for the Energy

holding company of PASA.

Advisory Division. She successfully led the capital

Dr Masangane was responsible for clean,

raising of $2-billion for hydro and coal power

renewable and alternative energy projects.

plants expansion programmes of the

In partnership with private companies, she

Zimbabwean power utility, ZESA/ZPC.

led the development of energy projects

An alumnus of three

including the deal structuring, project

universities, Dr Masangane has a

economic modelling and financing on

BSc (mathematics and chemistry)

behalf of the CEF Group of Companies. Her

from the University of Swaziland,

responsibilities also included supporting the

a PhD in Chemistry from Imperial

national government in developing energy

College, London and an MBA

policy and regulations for diversifying the

from the University of the

country’s energy mix.

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Tourism

New mountain reserves will protect rare plants.

SECTOR INSIGHT

Country Hotels has eight

properties in the province.

Hotels

Rare succulent plants in the Succulent Karoo biome

have a new level of protection with the declaration of

four new parks in the Northern Cape. The Karrasberge

Protected Area (pictured) which is the collective name

for the four new provincial reserves (Areb, Karas, Marietjie van

Niekerk and Smorgenskadu Nature Reserves) will also preserve

these plants for the future enjoyment of visitors. UNESCO has

described the Succulent Karoo the “most biologically diverse

arid area in the world”.

The WWF reports that the new parks represent about 5 700

hectares of previously unprotected or poorly protected vegetation

types: Bushmanland Inselberg Shrubland, Aggeneys Gravel

Vygieveld and Bushmanland Arid Grassland.

The designated land is part of the Northern Cape Provincial

Protected Area Expansion Strategy and the project has come

about through the efforts of the Wilderness Foundation Africa

(WFA) funded by the Leslie Hill Succulent Karoo Trust (LHSKT)

via WWF South Africa, with the cooperation of the land owners

and the Northern Cape Department of Environment and Nature

Conservation (DENC).

The provincial government reported that the tourism

industry contributed R1.3-billion to the provincial economy in

2018. In that year, a total of 542 769 trips were taken to the

Northern Cape by South African and international visitors.

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism

(DEDaT) reports that in 2018/19 training was provided to 86

tourism entrepreneurs, 43 of whom were young people.

With eight properties in the

Northern Cape covering a

range of accommodation

options from camping to

hotels, the investment strategy

of Country Hotels has reached

maturity. The group also has

a few hotels in the northern

Western Cape, catering to the

same market of flower-lovers

and tourists in search of the

beauty of arid landscapes.

The Orange River Rafting

Lodge has an obvious purpose

while the Namastat Lodge and

Caravan Park caters to travellers on

the N7. What used to be known

as the Hantam Hotel in Calvinia

is now the refurbished Calvinia

Hotel and Tankwa Lodge offering

25 air-conditioned rooms and easy

access to flower-spotting and the

Tankwa Karoo National Park.

The Pofadder Inn offers

reliable accommodation in one

of the region’s smallest towns

and the Kakamas Hotel (pictured)

is surrounded by vineyards in

the Orange River valley, on the

route frequented by travellers

to popular destinations such as

the Augrabies National Park, the

Kalahari, Namibia, the Richtersveld

and the West Coast.

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The riverside town of Upington has a

large number of guesthouses and bed-andbreakfast

establishments, together with a

90-room Protea Hotel by Marriott. The Protea

Hotel by Marriott Kimberley has 117 rooms

and three suites and is located right next

to the Big Hole. Also near the capital city’s

biggest attraction is the historic Kimberley

Club Boutique Hotel.

Tsogo Sun has two properties in

Kimberley: a 135-room Garden Court and a

64-room budget hotel, SUN1. The Flamingo

Casino is run by Sun International and

offers gaming tables, slot machines and

conference facilities.

Kakamas Lodge Credit: Country Hotels

National parks

There are six national parks in the province, each with distinct

geographical and biological features. Most of the province lies in

the Nama-Karoo Biome and the annual display of spring flowers is

spectacular.

The north-western portion of the province is known as the Green

Kalahari, much of which is taken up by national parks. The Kgalagadi

Transfrontier Park (with Botswana) encompasses 3.7-million hectares,

making it one of the biggest conservation areas in the world.

The Kalahari in the north-east is home to many of the province’s

biggest mines, but also to great numbers of raptors, vultures and

owls. A specialist raptor route has been developed.

A proposed Heritage Route traces the footprints of the early

missionaries to Southern Africa and will include Kuruman and the

Robert Moffat Mission.

Hunting is a lucrative subsection of the tourism sector that brings

valuable economic development to rural communities.

The Diamond Fields region contains the spectacular Big Hole, the

Mokala National Park and portions of the famed South African War

or Battlefields Route. The Magersfontein War Memorial is an iconic

attraction. The town of Kimberley is itself a popular attraction.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Northern Cape Tourism Authority: www.northerncape.org.za

Richtersveld: www.richtersveld-conservancy.org

South African National Parks: www.sanparks.co.za

World Wide Fund for Nature: www.wwf.org.za

The Karoo region encompasses

the south-eastern portion of the

province. While most of the region

is dry, the Vanderkloof Dam is a

major tourism asset. Many of the

region’s small towns are geared

to cater to tourists drawn to the

magic of the Karoo’s open spaces

and features famous Karoo towns

such as De Aar, Britstown, Hanover,

Victoria West and Carnarvon. Other

attractions are the unique Karoo

architecture, rock art, ancient Paleo

surfaces, farm stays and the famous

Karoo lamb.

The Namakwa region is

famous for its flowers, but it

also hosts the South African

Astronomical Observatory,

several historic mission

settlements, the Namaqua

National Park (on the West

Coast) and the awe-inspiring

Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

Springbok and Calvinia are the

two major towns in this huge

district, which is also the only

Northern Cape region with a

coastline and soon to be the

home of a new small harbour. ■

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Destination

Northern Cape

An extraordinary South African

holiday experience.

Kayak on the Orange River, follow in the footsteps

of dinosaurs in Fraserburg. Discover

the dark skies sanctuary in Kgalagadi, be

enchanted by the sky lore of the Khomani

San – or be fascinated by glimmering constellations

at Sutherland. This is the Northern Cape where you

can experience Real Culture, Real Nature and Real

Adventure. Create your own “bucket list” experiences

and make family memories to last a lifetime! Visit:

www.experiencenortherncape.com

Six “must do” experiences to choose the Northern

Cape as your family holiday destination:

Rewarding cultural adventures

The distinct cultural groups that make up the

Northern Cape are as rich as the country’s history.

Unlock the secrets of the African bush in the

company of the oldest human inhabitants of the

region, the ‡Khomani San near the Kgalagadi

Transfrontier Park, our newest World Heritage

Site. Swim in the hot pools of Riemvasmaak,

discover the ancient wisdom of the Nama of

the Richtersveld, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore living villages, shop at craft markets,

indulge in regional authentic cuisine at local

eateries and be transported to the world of our

ancestors through campfire storytelling and

dancing. It’s the best way to experience the

heartbeat of the province and to take some of the

soul of the Northern Cape with you on your return

journey home.

Adventure off the beaten track

For the active, it’s an ideal environment for

exploration and adventure. We have an aweinspiring

setting for any enthusiast. Whether you

are stargazing in Sutherland, hunting for fossils

in the Karoo or searching for San rock art deep

in the caves of the Diamond Fields, experiencing

the world’s richest floral offering in Namakwa,

camping deep in the bush surrounded by

wildlife and the famed black-maned lion of the

Green Kalahari, or kayaking down the mighty

Orange River, the Northern Cape is more than an

adventure, it’s an enriching life experience.

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Family adventure experiences

The Northern Cape has always been a familyfriendly

destination. Its mix of culture, adventure,

wildlife and wide accommodation choices

offers family fun that is both entertaining

and educational. The province is home to six

national parks and two of the country’s largest

rivers, which makes it perfect for fun activities

the entire family can enjoy. These include game

safaris, bird watching, dune surfing, leisure hikes

and walks to winery tours, museum visits and

archaeological discoveries.

Natural beauty and wildlife adventures

The Northern Cape is arguably South Africa’s most

beautiful and naturally real province. Visitors are

hard-pressed to choose between our two UNESCO

World Heritage Sites, two Transfrontier Parks, the

Kgalagadi and the |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld with its

red and golden sand dunes or the Augrabies Falls

National Park with the mighty Augrabies Falls

thundering down an 18km abyss. Not to forget

the Mokala National Park near Kimberley and

Namaqua and Tankwa Karoo National Parks in

the Namakwa region. Alternatively explore any

one the six Provincial Nature Reserves, Goegap,

Witsand, Oorlogskloof or one of our many private

game and nature reserves. Share the intimate bush

knowledge of a Nama or San Bushmen guide/

tracker. The Northern Cape’s natural beauty is

enhanced by its enigmatic wildlife. From the small

five to the big five, watching wild animals at close

range is something truly unforgettable. There are

walking, horseback, 4x4, little five, glamping, and

many more wildlife experiences to incorporate in

your trip.

A floral adventure

Each spring, the dormant and arid winter plains

of the Northern Cape’s Namakwa region are

transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour with the

arrival of the flower season. The wildflowers of the

Namakwa are a remarkable natural phenomenon

and best discovered on foot, which makes it

ultimately appealing to hikers and outdoor

enthusiasts. The best time to visit for the floral

splendour is from end July to early October.

Explore the Battlefields Route

The Battlefields Route allows visitors to relive

the war between Great Britain and the Boer

Republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free

State from 1899 to 1902. The Northern Cape

played a decisive role in the war with the famous

Kimberley siege and you can relive the siege, its

victories and the setbacks suffered by both sides

at the Magersfontein and McGregor Museums.

Explore the routes of the Northern Cape

The Cape Namibia Route

The route meanders away from Cape Town

along the N7 and includes small towns, each

with its own local flavour and a story to tell.

Visitors will encounter towns which capture the

Nama heritage of the province. Slow down and

appreciate the unique stories of the people of

Garies, Kamieskroon, Springbok, Okiep, Steinkopf

and Vioolsdrift. During spring time, this route takes

visitors into the core of the floral kaleidoscope that

is the Namakwa floral season.

Don’t miss: River-rafting along the mighty

Orange River.

Namaqua Coastal Route

The route includes hidden gems like Garies,

Kamieskroon, Hondeklip Bay, Koiingnaas and

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Kleinzee. Dozens of adventure and leisure

options are available: Namaqua National

Park, nature reserves, some of the most

remote hiking and 4x4 trails imaginable.

Go succulent sleuthing with a botanical

guide, hike the Springbok Klipkoppie for

a dose of Anglo-Boer War history, explore

the countless shipwrecks along the coast

line. Breath-taking scenes of the Atlantic

Ocean with sightings of dolphins and whales

combined with great vistas of mountains and

veld with endemic wildlife makes travelling

in this area remarkable.

Don’t miss: Slow-packing through the Namaqua

National Park in early Spring (September) when

the usually dusty plains are transformed into a

kaleidoscopic flower carpets of colour.

Richtersveld Route

The Richtersveld is South Africa’s only

mountain desert and the route travels along

rugged gravel roads to quaint towns such as

Eksteensfontein, Sendelingsdrift, Lekkersing,

Kuboes and Sandrift. The Orange River

presents a more leisurely pace with riverrafting

and the best wilderness fly-fishing in

South Africa, while the entire Richtersveld is a

mountain biker’s dream.

Don’t miss: Learn about the lives of the nomads, be

transported through dancing and storytelling.

Quiver Tree Route

Named after the indigenous quiver tree, the

Quiver Tree Food and Wine Route stretches

along the mighty Orange River. It features the

quaint towns of Upington, Kakamas, Keimoes,

Augrabies, Marchand, Kanoneiland, Kenhardt

and Riemvasmaak. The route will appeal greatly

to families, adventure and adrenaline seekers.

Experience the hot springs at Riemvasmaak,

river-rafting, fly-fishing, kayaking, river cruises,

4x4, hiking and MTB trails and excellent birdwatching.

With the longest wine-producing area

in the Southern Hemisphere there are many

opportunities for world-class wine and brandy

tasting along the route.

Don’t miss: A visit to the Augrabies National Park and

the world’s sixth-largest waterfall.

Kalahari Red Dune Route

Discover the essence of the province in the heart

of the Kalahari. Golden dunes, wide-open skies and

flat-topped acacia trees epitomise the Kalahari Red

Dune Route. Enjoy dune hikes at dawn, eagle-owl

encounters, sand-duning and surfing in the red sand

and close encounters with meerkats. Explore the

Khomani San Cultural Landscape and join a guided

walk with the San Khomani to rediscover the ancient

wisdom, customs and folklore of this ancient tribe.

Don’t miss: In the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park,

magnificent oryx hold sway and you can discover the

mighty Kalahari male lion. The largest conservation

area within Africa, it is also one of only 10 Dark Skies

sanctuaries in the world.

Go Ghaap Route

Explore famous archaeological sites, historic towns,

amazing architecture, and a selection of nature and

game reserves. Visitors can trace the early geological

history (from three-billion years ago) which created

vast mineral wealth like iron, manganese, diamonds

and limestone.

Follow in the footsteps of the early explorers

and missionaries such as David Livingstone, Henry

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The Big Hole at Kimberley recalls the region’s diamond past.

Stanley and Richard Moffat. Relive the Anglo-Tswana

and Anglo-Boer Wars, explore the Wonderwerk

Caves between Kuruman and Danielskuil.

Rediscover the Khoisan history in Wildebeest Kuil

near Barkly West.

Don’t miss: Kuruman Eye is a natural spring delivering

about 20-million litres of clean, clear water daily.

Karoo Oasis Route

The route traverses the towns of Warrenton,

Kimberley, Hopetown, Britstown and Victoria West

along the N12. It is the perfect stopover for travellers

between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Trace the

rich mining history of the region before stopping at

one of the myriad national game and nature reserves

for game drives and world-class birding. Anglo-Boer

War enthusiasts can relive the tribulations of war at

the McGregor and Magersfontein Museums and

at Hopetown. Beautiful arts and crafts are for sale

throughout the route and there are opportunities to

meet local artists.

Don’t miss: Hanover has South Africa’s largest

privately-owned Karoo nature reserve, the Karoo

Gariep Nature Reserve. Olive Schreiner, the author of

The Story of an African Farm, lived in Hanover and

her house is a museum.

Karoo Highlands Route

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Karoo with its

wide-open plains. The area was named by the Khoi and

San people, who left their legacy as art on the rocks.

Explore many unique experiences such as dinosaur

hunting in Richmond, the SKA radio telescopes in

Carnarvon, Karoo architecture and corbelled houses,

Anglo-Boer War sites, rock art, ancient Palaeo Surfaces,

farm stays and great Karoo cuisine and hospitality. This

route includes features several charming small towns

– the heart of the Great Karoo. Nieuwoudtsville is your

last stop before crossing the majestic Van Rhyns Pass

en route to Cape Town.

Don’t miss: Sutherland is famous for snowy winters,

excellent stargazing and dramatic landscapes. It is

home to the South African Large Telescope, the largest

single optical telescope in the Southern Hemisphere. ■

Contact details

Email: marketing@experiencenortherncape.com

Website: www.experiencenortherncape.com

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OVERVIEW

Engineering

The Square Kilometre Array telescope is an engineering marvel.

SECTOR INSIGHT

The Northern Cape Innovation

Forum (NCIF) has been

established.

The construction timeline of the technically demanding

and scientifically advanced Square Kilometre Array

(SKA) is eight years, giving ample opportunity for

specialist engineers to deploy their skills.

International teams, including South African engineers and

scientists, have worked on the design phase of the latest in

radio astronomy for many years, the result of which will see

197 dishes erected in South Africa (mostly around Carnarvon in

the Northern Cape) and 131 072 antennas put up in Australia.

South Africa has already erected 64 dishes, which make up the

MeerKAT device (pictured above).

In South Africa, the South African Radio Astronomy

Observatory (SARAO), a facility of the National Research

Foundation, manages all radio astronomy initiatives and

facilities in the country, including the MeerKAT in the Karoo.

The SKA will be the world’s largest radio telescope. In

2019, 15 countries involved in the SKA project gathered in

Rome for the signing of the international treaty establishing

the intergovernmental organisation that will oversee the

delivery of the world’s largest radio telescope. In 2021, the

Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) officially came into

operation. The SKAO, with a head office in London, is tasked

with delivering and operating the SKA.

Local communities are getting exposure to engineering as

a result of the SKA project. The SARAO started offering artisan

bursaries in 2011. More recently, the Klerefontein Training Centre was

opened in Carnarvon, giving local high school pupils access to an

accredited electrical engineering

apprenticeship programme.

The training programme will

provide the MeerKAT and SKA

radio telescopes with qualified

artisans for their operations and

maintenance.

The Department of Science

and Innovation (DSI) and SKA

are placing the recipients of

bursaries in the data science

programmes of Sol Plaatje

University (SPU).

The long-anticipated attempt

on the world landspeed record

seemed to be within reach after

successful tests were conducted

early in 2020 at Hakskeenpan.

The flat stretch of dusty land

chosen for the attempt by a team

called Bloodhound is not far from

Verneuk Pan, where Sir Malcolm

Campbell tried, and failed, to go

beyond the record of 370.4km/h

in the Blue Bird in 1929.

However, the Covid-19

pandemic has set the project

back and the current owner of

the project has chosen to sell

it. The cost of completing the

rocket installation and taking

the car to from the UK to South

Africa and go past 1 287km/h

is estimated to be £8-million,

based on the costs of the test

programmes that have been

completed.

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OVERVIEW

The record now stands at 1 227.9km/h

and the feat of engineering required to

propel Andy Green (who holds the record)

past that speed is awesome. Speeds above

1 000km/h were achieved during tests, but

the focus was on how the car reacted to

desert conditions. The car itself has been

described as a combination of a rocket, a

Formula 1 car and a jet aircraft. An extensive

local project, in which 317 members of the

Mier community cleared the track, was

funded by the Provincial Government of

the Northern Cape.

The South African Institute of Electrical

Engineers (SAIEE) has launched a branch

in Kimberley. The SAIEE Northern Cape Centre will attend to

the needs of members and hold events of interest related to

electrical or electronic engineering. SAIEE has 6 500 members

around the country and is registered as a non-profit voluntary

association with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).

An important body in the South African context is the

Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA).

A key focus for the body is to provide training in sustainable

infrastructure asset management, something that has proved

a challenge for many municipalities.

Innovation

The Northern Cape Innovation Forum (NCIF) has been

established to bring together all sectors of society in taking

advantage of innovation and technology in the province.

The NCIF falls under SPU, in partnership with the National

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the

Localisation Implementation Unit of the Council for Scientific

and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works

is making 3D printing technology available to engineers and

designers to allow them to create prototypes at lower cost.

Most of the new structures for the Sol Plaatje University

ONLINE RESOURCES

Consulting Engineers South Africa: www.cesa.co.za

South African Institute of Electrical Engineers: www.saiee.org.za

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory: www.sarao.ac.za

Southern African Institution of Civil Engineering: www.civils.org.za

Technology Localisation Implementation Unit: www.tliu.co.za

The Bloodhound land speed record project is up for sale.

were subject to architectural

design competitions. From

a total of 59 entries, nine

architectural firms were

selected to enter the second

round of the competition with

five firms chosen as winners to

complete different aspects of

the project.

The Sol Plaatje University

Library and Student Resource

Centre earned Aurecon an

award at the 2018 CESA

Aon Engineering Excellence

Awards. The building on

South Africa’s newest campus

in Kimberley also won a

Fulton Concrete Award. It was

designed by designworkshop:

sa, the construction work was

done by Murray and Dickson

and Aurecon’s brief was

structural, civil, electrical, fire

and wet services design.

Another striking building,

designed by Savage + Dodd,

was “highly commended” at

the World Architecture Festival.

The multi-purpose building

encompasses a residence, offices,

meeting spaces and retail space

on the ground floor. ■

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OVERVIEW

Banking and finance

New options are available for banking customers.

In 2017 Tyme Digital received a licence to run a bank. By early 2019,

TymeBank was available in 500 Pick n Pay and Boxer stores and

more than 50 000 customers had an account. Tyme stands for

Take Your Money Everywhere.

African Rainbow Capital is now the leading shareholder in Tyme,

having bought out the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. With

African Rainbow Minerals having three large mining assets in the

Northern Cape, the province could be said to have played a role in

the founding of this new bank.

Tyme reported in October 2020 that it had 2.4-million customers,

up from 1.4-million at the end of March. A 400% increase in the use

of services such as airtime and electricity purchases was also noted.

Second to market among the country’s new banks was Discovery

Bank, which officially launched in 2019 and is experiencing rapid

growth with retail deposits at the end of 2020 of R5.7-billion.

Discovery Bank is applying the behavioural model it uses in its health

business to reward good financial behaviour. The Discovery group

is already a giant on the JSE with a market value of R83-billion and

access to millions of customers.

With the renewable energy sector booming in South Africa, a

new sector in need of project funding has opened up for banks.

The Northern Cape has attracted a large number of independent

power producers.

The Northern Cape is also taking an interest in the activities of

the newly-formed BRICS Development Bank. Of particular interest is

the bank’s initiative in developing an infrastructure roadmap and a

SADC Industrialisation Strategy.

The appetite for mutual banks is strong, given the nature of

the South African market. The Young Women in Business Network

(YWBN) intends applying for a mutual bank licence and Bank Zero

will use the mutual model.

South Africa’s four big retail banks (Nedbank, Absa, Standard

Bank and First National Bank) have a solid presence in the major

towns in the province. Capitec is rapidly moving towards being

part of a Big Five and it has announced that it will partner with

ONLINE RESOURCES

Association for Savings and Investment South Africa: www.asisa.org.za

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

Banking Association South Africa: www.banking.org.za

SECTOR INSIGHT

Capitec has expanded quickly in

the Northern Cape.

Centriq Life to enter the insurance

market. Capitec has established

20 branches and ATMs in the

province, many of which are with

partners such as BP, Engen, Total,

Shoprite, Checkers and Spar.

Most agricultural companies

have financing and services

divisions, as one would expect

in a province with a strong and

varied agricultural sector which

exports much of its produce.

The Land and Agricultural

Development Bank of South

Africa (Land Bank) is a major

participant in the Northern Cape

financial sector and the Industrial

Development Corporation (IDC),

as an equity investor, is another

important player. ■

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Education and training

The second phase of construction at Sol Plaatje University is underway.

OVERVIEW

SECTOR INSIGHT

The Premier’s Bursary Trust

will benefit from the sale of

state property.

As an indicator of the high priority placed on education

by the Northern Cape provincial administration, the

province’s state house is to be sold and the proceeds

will accrue to the Premier’s Bursary Trust. A saving of

R624 000 on office rental by one of the province’s departments

has already been delivered to the fund.

Together with other agencies and departments, the Trust

delivered 366 bursaries in the 2019/20 financial year. A further 6 418

TVET students in the province were awarded bursaries through the

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

The second phase of the development of the Sol Plaatje

University campus has begun and the procurement process has

begun for phase three. Architectural competitions were held in the

first phase, which resulted in some fine new buildings being erected,

including the Sol Plaatje University Library and Student Resources

Building which won numerous awards.

Sports facilities at SPU South Campus (formerly Hoffe Park) form

part of the second phase, as does the refurbishment of a community

hall into a multipurpose venue for examinations, events, graduations,

indoor sport and the activities of student societies. The Northern

Cape National Lotteries Commission is among the funders of the

development of the sports fields. Phase two is expected to be

completed between 2028 and 2030.

The first intake of students at

the Kimberley campus in 2014

was 124. At the 2019 graduation

ceremony, 319 students were

congratulated and when classes

began for the 2020 academic

year, over 700 first-time students

enrolled. Approximately 60%

of the students are enrolled in

teacher training courses.

The academic programme

is housed in four schools:

Education; Humanities;

Natural and Applied Sciences;

Economic and Management

Sciences. Bachelor’s degrees are

offered in education, science,

science in data, ICT, heritage

studies, commerce and arts.

A diploma in retail business

management (three years) and

a one-year higher certificate in

heritage studies completes the

prospectus.

The Northern Cape Urban

TVET College comprises three

campuses in Kimberley: City

Campus, Moremogolo Campus

and Phatsimang Campus where

teacher training is done. At City

Campus, students have access

to three departments: business

studies, engineering studies and

a business unit that organises

short courses in partnership

with various public and private

partners.

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At Moremogolo Campus students are offered courses in either the

business studies or skills departments.

The Northern Cape Rural TVET College has campuses at Kathu,

Upington, De Aar, Kuruman and Namakwaland. These colleges

offer students courses in finance, economics and accounting;

engineering; IT and computer science; management; hospitality;

marketing; and tourism. NCR TVET College has a variety of parttime

programmes and short skills programmes delivered in the

form of learnerships, internships or apprenticeships. This enables

adults and employed people to study after hours or to do

enrichment courses.

The Namaqua Maths and Science project (NaMaSci) is a

partnership between the Northern Cape Department of Education

and the University of Stellenbosch which aims to help students in the

Namakwa district gain access to tertiary study. Tutors offer holiday

classes in Springbok.

Skills

The Provincial Government of the Northern Cape runs several skills

programmes, including the Artisan Construction Programme, a

three-year incubation programme aimed at young people, the

Phakamile Mabija Apprenticeship (artisan incubation programme)

and the S’hamba Sonke Contractor Development Programme.

Sol Plaatje University is teaching data analytical skills to

undergraduates and many of them are moving into the financial

sector on graduation. Another area where these skills are in great

demand is radio astronomy. One of the world’s great scientific

ventures, the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project, has

been established near Carnarvon and the amount of data that it will

generate is so great that it is difficult to comprehend. Needless to say,

many data analysts will be needed.

Artisan training has also benefitted from the presence of SKA

in Carnarvon. The new technical training centre has trained 84

students as electricians, fitters and turners, in instrumentation, diesel

mechanics, in IT and boiler making, as well as in carpentry, plumbing,

bricklaying and welding.

With support from SKA,

Carnarvon High School is the

only school in the area offering

maths and science. As of 2019,

15 matriculants from the school

had been awarded university

undergraduate bursaries. Five

schools in the area participate in

Lego Robotics programmes and a

team of eight from Carnarvon High

won a gold cup for “inspiration” at

the 2019 International Lego League

competition in Montevideo,

Uruguay.

Another contribution by SPU

to the acquiring of digital skills

goes beyond the confines of the

campus through Hackathons,

VacWork programmes and

skills development outreach

projects. This is done in

collaboration with lecturers,

Geekulcha students and the

NCDev ecosystem (the first app

developer ecosystem in the

Northern Cape).

Galeshewe now has its

own mLab for applications

development, thanks to a

partnership between the

provincial government, the

National Department of Science

and Innovation (DSI) and the

Northern Cape Community

Education and Training College.

The syllabus will be aligned

to the National Qualifications

Framework (NQF). ■

ONLINE RESOURCES

National Department of Science and Innovation: www.dst.gov.za

Northern Cape Department of Education: www.ncdoe.ncpg.gov.za

Sol Plaatje University: www.spu.ac.za

Square Kilometre Array: www.ska.ac.za

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Development finance and

SMME support

Training in cellphone repairs is being offered.

The Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and

Tourism (DEDaT) is partnering with the National Department

of Telecommunications and Digital Technologies, the National

Electronic Media Institute South Africa and the Vaal University

of Technology to train unemployed young in cellphone repairs.

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) will spend

about R4-billion on road maintenance and improvements in the

province in the three years to 2013. A sum of R50-million has been set

aside for entry-level road maintenance subcontractors and of the R500-

million to be spent on routine maintenance, something between 40%

and 60% will go to SMMEs.

Matsietsa Brothers Earthmoving and Equipment (pictured) are

specialists in collision avoidance systems, something that is a necessity

at Kumba Iron Ore’s giant open-cast Kolomela Mine where trucks

are constantly coming and going. As participants in the company’s

Inclusive Procurement programme, Matsietsa Brothers has grown

into a substantial and sustainable enterprise with the help of prompt

payments from Kumba and various training courses in how to run a

successful business.

The province’s biggest new mine, the Vedanta Zinc International

mine at Aggeneys, spends extensively on corporate social responsibility,

with supplier development forming a large part. Some 45 black-owned

businesses have so far been supported on the project, with the 12 new

businesses created having tripled in value since 2015.

The Provincial Government of the Northern Cape is focussed on

two sectors for SMMEs, agriculture and tourism. The intention is to link

80 young agricultural graduates for in-service training with commercial

operations for two years. These young people would then be expected

to start small businesses.

SMMEs will be catered for in the planned Kathu Industrial Park which

is being supported by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and

companies in the mining sector. The focus of the park is metals. The park’s

infrastructure will enable smaller companies to be in a position to tender

for supply contracts to mines.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Department of Small Business Development: www.dsbd.gov.za

Industrial Development Corporation: www.idc.co.za

Northern Cape Economic Development Agency: www.nceda.co.za

SECTOR INSIGHT

SMMEs will benefit from

SANRAL spending R4-billion.

The Industrial Development

Corporation is one of the biggest

development finance operators in

the Northern Cape. The IDC has

approved funds for 12 renewable

energy projects in the province,

including Abengoa’s Khi Solar One

concentrated solar power farm

near Upington and the Kakamas

Hydro-Electric Power plant on the

Orange River.

The Small Enterprise

Development Agency (Seda)

is a partner in the Kimberley

incubation hub related to the

Kimberley International Diamond

and Jewellery Academy. The

Kimberley Diamond and Jewellery

Incubator (KIDJA) helps establish

SMMEs, supports existing business

and trains students. There are six

Seda branches in the province and

a satellite office of the Seda unit

known as the Zenzele Technology

Demonstration Centre. ■

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LISTING

Kareeberg Municipality

Umsobomvu Municipality

Tel: +27 53 382 3012 | Fax: +27 53 382 3142

Tel: +27 51 753 0777/8 | Fax: +27 51 753 0574

Northern Cape Local Government

Website: www.kareeberg.co.za

A guide to district and local municipalities in the Northern Cape Province.

Renosterberg Municipality

ZF MGCAWU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

Tel: FRANCES +27 53 663 BAARD 0041 | Fax: DISTRICT +27 53 663 0180 MUNICIPALITY

Website: Physical www.renosterbergmunicipality.gov.za

address: 51 Drakensberg Avenue,

Carters Glen, Kimberley 8301

Siyancuma Municipality

Postal address: Private Bag X6088, Kimberley 8300

Tel: +27 +27 53 53 298838 18100911 | Fax: | Fax: +27 53 +27 29853 3141 861 1538

Website: www.siyancuma.gov.za

www.francesbaard.gov.za

Siyathemba Dikgatlong Municipality

Tel:

Tel:

+27

+27

53

53

353

531

5300

6500

| Fax:

|

+27

Fax:

53

+27

353

53

1386

531 0624

Website: www.siyathemba.co.za

www.dikgatlong.co.za

Thembelihle Municipality

Magareng Municipality

Tel: +27 53 203 0008/5 | Fax: +27 53 203 0490

Tel: +27 53 497 3111/2/3 | Fax: +27 53 497 4514

Website: thembelihlemunicipality.gov.za

Website: www.magareng.gov.za

Ubuntu Municipality

Phokwane Municipality

Tel: +27 53 621 0026 | Fax: +27 53 621 0368

Website:

Tel: +27

www.ubuntu.gov.za

53 474 9700 | Fax: +27 53 474 1768

Website: www.phokwane.org.za

Sol Plaatje Municipality

Motorway

Main Road

Tel: NORTHERN +27 53 CAPE 830 PROVINCE 6911/6100 | Fax: +27 53 833 1005

Railway

Website: www.solplaatje.org.za

JOHN TAOLO GAETSEWE DISTRICT

MUNICIPALITY

Rietfontein

Physical address: 4 Federal Mynbou Street,

Van Zylsrus

NAMIBIA

Askham

Hotazel

Kuruman 8460

Kuruman

Postal address: PO Box 1480, Kuruman 8460 R31

Sishen

Tel: +27 53 712 8700 | Fax: N10 +27 53 712

N14

2502

R31

Website: www.taologaetsewe.gov.za

Augrabies

Alexander Bay

N

Vioolsdrif

Port Nolloth

Steinkopf N14

Gamagara Nababeep Municipality

Okiep

Springbok

Kleinsee

Strydenburg

N7

Tel: +27 53 723 6000 | Fax: Van +27 Wyksvlei 53 723 2021

Kamieskroon

Brandvlei

Hondeklipbaai

Vosburg

Website:

Garies

www.gamagara.gov.za

Loeriesfontein

Nieuwoudtville Williston

R27

Ga-Segonyana Municipality

Calvinia

Vredendal

Vanrhynsdorp

Upington

Fraserburg

Carnarvon

N7

Tel: +27 53 712 9300 Clanwilliam| Fax: +27 53 712 3581

Beaufort West

Sutherland

Website: www.ga-segonyana.gov.za

Saldanha

R27

Onseepkans

Pofadder

Keimoes

Kakamas

Kenhardt

Marydale

N7

R44 Worcester

R62

Joe Morolong Paarl Municipality

N1

CAPE TOWN

R45

Union’s End

Loxton

Oudtshoorn

George

N15

Stellenbosch

Knysna

N2

Tel: +27 53 773 9300 | Fax: +27 53 Mossel 773 Bay

Caledon

9350

Hermanus

Website: www.joemorolong.gov.za

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N14

Western Cape

BOTSWANA

R63

N1

N12

Postmasburg Ulco Barkly West

Groblershoop

N10

R63

N12

Prieska

Douglas

Victoria West

N1

Three Sisters

N2

N9

N12

North West

Campbell

Hopetown

N12

Britstown

De Aar

Hartswater

Petrusville

Hanover

Ritchie

Richmond

R63

Willowmore

Vryburg

N14

Warrenton

Christiana

R64

KIMBERLEY

N10

Free State

R48

Colesberg

N1 N9

Noupoort

Middelburg

N9

Eastern Cape

Graaff-Reinet

Somerset East

R75

N18

N8

Uitenhage

PORT ELIZABETH

Jeffreys Bay

69

54

Website: www.umsobomvumun.co.za

Physical NAMAKWA address: Cnr DISTRICT Nelson Mandela MUNICIPALITY

Avenue and Upington Road,

Upington Physical 8801 address: Van Riebeeck Street,

Tel: Springbok +27 54 3378240

2800 | Fax: +27 54 337 2888

Website: Postal address: www.zfm-dm.co.za Private Bag X20, Springbok 8240

Tel: +27 27 712 8000 | Fax: +27 27 712 8040

Dawid

Email: info@namakwa-dm.gov.za

Kruiper Municipality

Tel: Website: +27 54 338 www.namakwa-dm.gov.za

7001

Fax: +27 54 531 0019

Website: Hantam www.dkm.gov.za Municipality

Tel: +27 27 341 8500 | Fax: +27 27 341 8501

Kai! Garib Municipality

Website: www.hantam.gov.za

Tel: +27 54 461 6400 / 6700 | Fax: +27 54 461 6401

Website: Kamiesberg www.kaigarib.gov.za Municipality

Kgatelopele

Tel: +27 27 652

Municipality

8000 | Fax: +27 27 652 8001

Website: www.kamiesberg.gov.za

Tel: +27 54 384 8600 | Fax: +27 53 384 0326

Website:

Karoo

www.kgatelopele.gov.za

Hoogland Municipality

!Kheis Tel: +27 Municipality

53 391 3003

Fax: +27 53 391 3294

Tel: +27 54 833 9500 | Fax: +27 54 833 0690

Website: www.karoohoogland.gov.za

Website: www.kheis.co.za

Tsantsabane Khâi-Ma Municipality Municipality

Tel: +27 +27 5354 313933 73001000

Fax: +27 +27 5354 313933 16020252

Website: Website: www.tsantsabane.gov.za

www.khaimai.gov.za

NAMIBIA

NORTHERN CAPE

Western Cape

BOTSWANA

North West

Free State

Eastern Cape

Limpopo

ZIMBABWE

Mpumalanga

Gauteng

SWAZI-

LAND

LESOTHO

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Nama Khoi Municipality

Tel: +27 27 718 8100 | Fax: +27 27 712 1635

Website: www.namakhoi.gov.za

Richtersveld Municipality

Tel: +27 27 851 1111 | Fax: +27 27 851 1101

Website: www.richtersveld.gov.za

ZF MGCAWU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

Physical address: Cnr Nelson Mandela Avenue and

Upington Road, Upington 8801

Tel: +27 54 337 2800 | Fax: +27 54 337 2888

Website: www.zfm-dm.co.za

PIXLEY KA SEME DISTRICT

MUNICIPALITY

Physical address: Culvert Road, Industrial

Area, De Aar 7000

Tel: +27 53 631 0891 | Fax: +27 53 631 2529

Website: www.pksdm.gov.za

Emthanjeni Municipality

Tel: +27 53 632 9100 | Fax: +27 53 631 0105

Website: www.emthanjeni.co.za

Kareeberg Municipality

Tel: +27 53 382 3012 | Fax: +27 53 382 3142

Website: www.kareeberg.co.za

Renosterberg Municipality

Tel: +27 53 663 0041 | Fax: +27 53 663 0180

Siyancuma Municipality

Tel: +27 53 298 1810 | Fax: +27 53 298 3141

Website: www.siyancuma.gov.za

Siyathemba Municipality

Tel: +27 53 492 3410 | Fax: +27 53 353 1386

Website: www.siyathemba.co.za

Thembelihle Municipality

Tel: +27 53 203 0008/5 | Fax: +27 53 203 0490

Website: thembelihlemunicipality.gov.za

Ubuntu Municipality

Tel: +27 53 621 0026 | Fax: +27 53 621 0368

Website: www.ubuntu.gov.za

Umsobomvu Municipality

Tel: +27 51 753 0777/8 | Fax: +27 51 753 0574

Website: www.umsobomvumun.co.za

The offices of the ZF Mgcawu District

Municipality are in Upington.

Dawid Kruiper Municipality

Tel: +27 54 338 7000

Fax: +27 54 338 7350

Website: www.dkm.gov.za

Kai! Garib Municipality

Tel: +27 54 461 6400 / 6700 | Fax: +27 54 461 6401

Website: www.kaigarib.gov.za

Kgatelopele Municipality

Tel: +27 54 384 8600 | Fax: +27 53 384 0326

Website: www.kgatelopele.gov.za

!Kheis Municipality

Tel: +27 54 833 9500 | Fax: +27 54 833 0690

Website: www.kheis.co.za

Tsantsabane Municipality

Tel: +27 53 313 7300 | Fax: +27 53 313 1602

Website: www.tsantsabane.gov.za

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Northern Cape

Provincial Government

A guide to the Northern Cape’s provincial government departments.

Provincial government website: www.northern-cape.gov.za

Office of the Premier

Premier: Dr Zamani Paul

Tel: 053 838 2900 / 838 2708 | Fax: 053 838 2690

PBag X5016, Kimberley 8300

PA: Ms Poppy Mathakgane

Tel: 082 647 4699

Email: lmathakgane@ncpg.gov .za

Department of Land Reform,

Agriculture and Environmental Affairs

MEC: Mase Manopole

Tel: 053 838 9107 / 053 838 9165 | Fax: 053 832 4328

PBag X5018, Kimberley 8300

PA: Tlale Saane

Tel: 066 488 7738

Email: msaane@ncpg.gov.za

Department of Cooperative Governance,

Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs

MEC: Bentley Vass

Tel: 053 830 9422/4 | Fax: 053 831 4832

Alternates: 086 205 9798 / 086 5622 651 /

053 831 2904

PBag X5005, Kimberley 8300

PA: Mr Jeffrey Saal

Tel: 082 922 4728

Email: jsaal@ncpg.gov.za

Department of Education

MEC: Zolile Monakali

Tel: 053 830 7160 | Fax: 053 830 7177

PBag X5023, Kimberley 8300

PA: Ms Sharon Plaatjies

Tel: 072 068 8410

Email: sharon.plaatjies@ncdoe.gov.za

Department of Health

MEC: Maruping Matthews Lekwene

Tel: 053 830 2000 | Fax: 053 833 1925

PBag X5049, Kimberley 8300

PA: Ms Nicky Hlakudi

Tel: 067 941 5917

Email: mhlakudi@ncpg.gov.za

Department of Finance, Economic

Development and Tourism

MEC: Mr Abraham Vosloo

Tel: 053 833 9496 | Fax: 053 832 2672

State House: 060 577 3311

PBag X5054, Kimberley 8300

PA: Ms Anthea Van Wyk

Tel: 066 599 9099

Email: antheav80@gmail.com

Department of Roads and Public Works

MEC: Ms Fufe Makatong

Tel: 053 839 2285 | Fax: 053 839 2289

PBag X5065, Kimberley 8300

PA: Ms Phumza Mdibe

Tel: 060 997 5299

Email: pmdibe@ncpg.gov.za

Department of Social Development

MEC: Ms Nontobeko Vilakazi

Tel: 053 807 5600 | Fax: 053 807 5603

PBag X6110, Kimberley 8300

PA: Ms Alfreda Skermand

Tel: 053 807 5600 / 082 876 5985

Email: askermand@ncpg.gov.za

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture

MEC: Ms Desery Wellin Fienies

Tel: 053 831 4152 | Fax: 053 833 1454

PBag X6091, Kimberley 8300

PA: Mr Loyiso Busa

Tel: 061 319 4288

Email: loyisocosby@gmail.com

Department of Transport, Safety and

Liaison

MEC: Ms Nomandla Bloem

Tel: 053 839 1700 | Fax: 053 832 4249

PBag X1368, Kimberley 8300

PA: Ms Keabetswe (Kea) Modise

Tel: 053 839 1719 / 073 899 9132

Email: kamodise@ncpg.gov.za


Northern Cape Chamber

of Commerce and

Industry

Your ultimate business connection.

PROFILE

Affiliated to SACCI and SBI

Our heritage in brief

NOCCI was established on 22 February 2000

when the Chamber of Business and the Kimberley

Afrikaanse Sakekamer amalgamated. At the time,

these two organisations had served the business

community of Kimberley for 120 years.

Membership advantages

A Chamber assesses and evaluates the needs of the

local business community, in particular the need for

services to small business at a reasonable cost:

• Monitors developments at the local level

• Mobilises business opinion on local issues

• Exerts a positive influence on the environment in

which business operates and helps prospective

members grow their business

• Promotes and encourages the pursuit of a high

standard of business ethics

• Disseminates information that is useful to the

business fraternity

• Creates opportunities for improving business skills

• Extends business contacts locally, regionally and

nationally, and allows individual businesspeople

to share in the provincial and national business

decision-making processes

• Upholds the market economy and private

enterprise system

• Has committees which are ideal places for members

of diverse interests to consolidate and unify

their thinking as they work together – committees

accurately sense the environment, process

information and provide valuable guidance to

the member

• Holds functions and special events, allowing members

to network and learn about interesting topics

Can you afford not to belong?

The increasingly complex business and social

environment requires a comprehensive support

structure to ensure the most favourable climate for

the continued viable existence of individual businesses

in a system of free enterprise. At the same time,

the Chamber movement facilitates adjustment by

business to those realities that cannot be altered.

Involvement in the Chamber movement bears abundant

fruit for the well-being of each business. If you are a

businessperson with vision, you cannot afford not to

join the Chamber movement.

Executive Committee

of NOCCI

President: Mr Pieter

Botha (Nedbank)

1st Vice-Chairperson:

Vice President: Mr Francois

du Toit (Cooling Solutions)

2nd Vice-Chairperson: Mrs

Bianca Botha (Defensor)

Treasurer: Mrs Renel-Mari Nel (Neoteric Accountants)

Executive members: Jackie Gagiano (Redspot Marketing

Solutions); Harry Hurndall (Roburn Construction); Lian

Laing (Ekapa); Peter Michael Salo (Capption); Jan Kruger

(GWK); Hamman Kriel (NEASA); Wickus Coetzee (Scorp

Security); Louw Van Rheenen (Beefmaster). ■

Contact info

Sharon Steyn, CEO

CEO NOCCI, Kimberley: Sharon Steyn

Tel: +27 53 831 1081 | Fax: +27 53 831 1082

Cell: 083 457 8148 | Email: Sharon@nocci.co.za

Website: www.nocci.co.za

NORTHERN CAPE BUSINESS 2021/22


LISTING

#KDCGOESVIRTUAL

AS SKATEBOARDING FOR HOPE LIGHTS UP THE

NIGHT-SKY IN KIMBERLEY

Skateboarding for Hope returned to the Kimberley Skate Plaza on the last weekend of March 2021.

The Kimberley Diamond Cup is a premier showcase for

amateur and professional skateboarding and the goal is

to have it declared an Olympics qualifier event.

In the Covid-19 environment, the exciting locals-only

competition, Skateboarding for Hope, took centre

stage. This event is a precursor for a series of hybrid

events which will take place across the province and

the country as a build-up for the finals planned for

later in 2021.

women’s honours in a tight shootout with Natalie

Bramley. Developing local talent and creating opportunity

proved the driving force with all prize money

benefitting local board riders.

South Africa’s big names were there to judge – the

Adams brothers as well as Brandon Valjalo and Jean-Marc

Johannes. Moses Adams said the event was , “A major

success for skateboarding in South Africa.”

The Northern Cape is now the definitive home of extreme

sport in South Africa and has the proven credentials and

events that can attest to that status.

Follow us on

https://www.facebook.com/KDCSKATE/

Please watch our online channels for further

updates and how to best follow and engage

with Skateboarding for Hope and #TheRealKDC.

For more details on what the

Northern Cape has to offer see:

experiencenortherncape.com

The main event was dominated by Kimberley skaters,

with Simphiwe Kheswa winning the men’s title and

R25 000. Boipelo Owuah walked away with the

Skateboarding for Hope brought a new broadcast format

too, streaming content live and direct to its communities

on a variety of platforms and formats.

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