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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Free State

Free State

Latest developments in the Free State 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.

One diamond mine closes while another expands

Expansion at Petra Diamonds’ Koffiefontein Diamond Mine will increase, while De Beers Consolidated Mines decided in 2018 to close their Voorspoed Mine in the province.

Join the largest investment gathering in food and agriculture on the African continent

The programme brochure is now available for the largest investment gathering in food and agriculture on the African continent – representing the entire value chain.

Free State provincial roadshow: 2019 South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators report

The workshop will be held at the President Hotel in Bloemfontein, 23 August 2019. Confirmation of attendance to be submitted no later than 22 August.

Investors in agri-processing are in demand

Only 11% of the Free State’s primary agricultural production is processed within the province’s boundaries, but available industrial land presents opportunities for agri-processing investment.

Selected investment projects centrally located in South Africa

The Free State Development Corporation is driving a number of exciting investment opportunities in South Africa’s most centrally located province.

Free State manufacturing sector has capacity to grow many industries

An overview of the manufacturing sector in the Free State in 2019, including current developments, support and future opportunities.

Sorghum-based bio-ethanol refinery seeks funding partners

The full suite of project and finance documents available. Planned capacity to produce 153-million litres of fuel-grade bio-ethanol per year.

More than 1000 hectares of land available for industrial development

This SEZ is strategically located on the N3 national road as part of the Free State leg of the massive Durban-Free State-Gauteng logistics and industrial corridor.

Free State gas and hydropower projects are powering ahead 

Foreign investments into the Free State totalled R8.4-billion in 2017 and the province has now achieved the status of being a net exporter of goods.

Featured Investment Opportunities

Durban Aerotropolis is ready to take flight

Once complete, it will become the economic driver of the province, creating 750 000 jobs.

Northern Cape Metals Industrial Cluster now in implementation phase

The Cluster will be fully established through a development of four phases. Phase 1 is currently under development.

A growing boatbuilding industry ready for investment

Each year, 80 to 200 cruising yachts pass Cape Town from the Indian Ocean en-route to the Caribbean – a lucrative market waiting for enthusiastic investors.

Featured Business Opportunities

A snapshot of South Africa’s nine provinces

Key facts about South Africa's nine provincial economies, with resource links to explore the business and investment environment of each region in more depth.

Prime office and industrial space available

Highveld Industrial Park has a number of key assets that form the basis of its unique rental proposition that allows it to provide a holistic rental solution to its clients, in a prime location.

South African investment incentives

A range of incentives are available to investors, existing companies, entrepreneurs and co-operatives across many sectors.