The Free State Development Corporation is driving a number of exciting investment opportunities in South Africa’s most centrally located province.
The project is focused on developing a green belt of industries, agricultural beneficiation and green settlements in the eastern quadrant of Tshwane.
The plant will have the capacity to produce 153-million litres of fuel-grade bio-ethanol per year.
Established manufacturers are investing in new capacity as two powerful new sectors – wind power and maritime – have started delivering on their potential to expand the Eastern Cape economy.
The South African wine grape harvest 2019 has hit a record low, largely due to the preceding drought and fluctuating weather conditions during the season. Winemakers are, however, positive about the quality of this year’s vintage.
This Special Economic Zone is ideally situated in relation to the SADC and offers attractive incentives for businesses in especially the renewable energy and aviation industries.
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.
An opportunity for private sector entities to share with government agencies obstacles they encounter in the investment process and for both parties to set up a mutually beneficial process
Ikhraam Osman, CEO of the FDC, invites business people to explore the opportunities on offer in the Free State.
Investment is needed to add 2 000 hectares of apple orchards on agricultural land in the Eastern Free State.