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Free State

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Manufacturing sector growth encouraged through regional industrial policy

The Regional Industrialisation Policy is being reviewed to ensure integration of infrastructure, bulk service provision, industrial sites and export and tax incentives to encourage investment in the manufacturing sector.

Voorspoed Mine enterprise and supplier development looks to the future

Whether it involves transporting workers to and from work, catering or maintenance, there is a great deal of work to be done that goes beyond the core business of diamond mining.

Good foundation laid to bring FDI into local Special Economic Zones

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is optimistic that South Africa’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will attract foreign direct investment (FDI).

Free State gas fields could feed new power stations

Data suggests that the Free State has 23-billion cubic feet of gas underground, but only exploration can confirm this.

Game industry set to boost the wider tourism sector

Tourism is one of the Free State’s fastest-growing economic sectors, with leisure and business tourism enjoying the best growth within the industry.

Diversifying South Africa’s energy mix

Two recent reports have concluded that South Africa’s grid could be flexible enough, and renewables supported by gas could provide base load.

Bringing services to SMMEs in the Free State

The FDC is bringing services to the people through its strategic partnership programme.

The N8 Corridor: Linking communities and creating economic opportunities

The N8 Corridor is the focus of a range of initiatives which aim to improve connections, stimulate economic activity and improve the delivery of services and housing to Free State citizens.

Job-relevant training is key to economic growth

SAMSA is investigating the feasibility of establishing specialist maritime schools in South Africa’s coastal provinces.

A unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the Free State

Read the 2018 edition of Free State Business as an e-book or request your copy of this premium business and investment guide to the Free State Province.

Featured Investment Opportunities

Tourism-related potential around Heyshope Dam

Heyshope Dam has a reputation as one of South Africa's best bass fishing destinations.

A-grade logistics facilities available near Port of Durban

The development will comprise 358 000 m² of A-grade warehousing space as well as large yards and office space.

Prime ocean-view, mixed use development opportunity

The last prime ocean-view, greenfield development opportunity in the uMhlanga region. Completed private sector real estate investment totals R3.5-billion with a further R1.7-billion currently under construction.

Featured Business Opportunities

Is Bitcoin a legitimate investment resource?

Should Bitcoin be regarded as a legitimate or potentially profitable investment resource? Answering this question requires that we look into a few relevant factors.

Skilled technicians for the automotive and allied industries

The Trade Test Centre in the Rosslyn hub services the automotive industry as a whole and forms part of the full value chain of training, testing and certification for trades.

Conference facilities at the AIDC’s Automotive Supplier Park

The 4-Star graded Conference Centre caters for small meetings to large conferences (10 - 230 delegates) and offers a range of conference packages, which include catering, facilities and equipment.