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Free State

Free State

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

Reach all major markets on the globe via Africa’s busiest container port

Exceptional opportunities for organisations operating in supply chain management, warehousing, distribution via road, rail, air & maritime logistics platforms.

Strategic location for solar component manufacturing and aircraft MRO

Ideally situated in relation to the SADC, offering attractive incentives especially for businesses in the renewable energy and aviation industries.

Business compendium in Mauritius offers state-of-the-art infrastructure

Ideally located for companies who wish to harness business opportunities in the manufacturing and trade of light, high-value and time-sensitive products.

Featured Business Opportunity

Benefits to tenants of the AIDC’s Automotive Supplier Park

Component manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to OEMs derive significant benefits from setting up operations in the Automotive Supplier Park.

Studio Babelsberg, Mon Trésor Mauritius

Studio Babelsberg will offer world-class production facilities and services to international filmmakers and film and television producers on the island of Mauritius.

The 2019 business guide to the South African economy

Essential information about the main economic sectors of the South African economy and unique insight into topical issues and exciting new possibilities.