Attractive incentives and good infrastructure make for a compelling investment proposition.
South Africa is investing in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a major plank of its industrial development policy. A range of incentives are available to attract new skills and develop new industries.
Available to investors, existing companies, entrepreneurs and co-operatives across many sectors.
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.
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.
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is optimistic that South Africa’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will attract foreign direct investment (FDI).
Data suggests that the Free State has 23-billion cubic feet of gas underground, but only exploration can confirm this.
Tourism is one of the Free State’s fastest-growing economic sectors, with leisure and business tourism enjoying the best growth within the industry.
Two recent reports have concluded that South Africa’s grid could be flexible enough, and renewables supported by gas could provide base load.
The FDC is bringing services to the people through its strategic partnership programme.