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An attractive SADC investment destination

The positioning of the North West Province with respect to the rest of the country and the African market makes the region attractive to investors from both a national and continental perspective.

Bordering Botswana, the province is ideally positioned to access the 14 countries comprising the SADC. The North West province of South Africa is ideally located as one of the gateways to the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The province benefits from the N4 Highway that connects the Walvis Bay Port in Namibia with the Maputo Port in Mozambique, running through the province.

The North West offers easily-available skills and distribution channels imperative for agricultural commercial ventures and plays a significant role in the supply of energy, transport and communications to the African continent.

North West Development Corporation (NWDC) promotes trade and investment in the North West Province to ensure economic growth and transformation in the region.

From its head office situated in Mahikeng and supported by ten regional branches, NWDC’s Trade and Investment Facilitation areas focus on the following:

  • Positioning the province as an attractive investment destination
  • Providing a one-stop shop for investment promotion and facilitation, investor services, aftercare support for investors (contact NWDC today)
  • Support the development and growth of Black Industrialists in the province
  • Using provincial imperatives and competitive advantages to grow trade and exports
  • Creation of platforms for Trade/Export and Investment for the province
  • Using the SEZ as a means for investment attraction
  • Using Trade and Investment to support ACT Policy through identification of key markets and ensure market access
  • Facilitate market access for North West-based businesses
  • Facilitate synergistic initiatives with local and district municipalities

Trade & Export Facilitation

NWDC offers the following services to clients interested in selling their products on the international platform:

  • Company registration

Through DEDECT, we are able to assists in identifying the type of registration required, supplly application forms and provide guidance with regard to document completion and advice about lodging applications and monitoring registration progress;

  • Export registration and processes

Customs at SARS office assist in facilitating export permit requirements

  • Access to both local and international markets

Includes local exhibitions, international missions, electronic platform

    • Through  DTIC – EMIA Scheme facilitation
    • The purpose of the EMIA scheme is to partially compensate exporters for certain costs incurred in respect of activities aimed at developing export markets for South African products and to recruit new foreign direct investment into South Africa.
    • EMIA offers exporters financial assistance with market research, trade missions and showcasing products and services at international exhibitions

Export development Training

    • Product Development
    • Product Certification
    • Quality Management System
    • Support: Export awareness workshop
    • Orientation courses,
    • Pre-exhibition training

Investment services

    • Facilitating joint venture and equity partnerships;
    • Providing information on financing options and investment incentives;
    • Providing advice on feasibility studies and business plans;
    • Assisting investors to obtain work and business permits;
    • Providing assistance in obtaining suitable factory space;
    • Assisting existing firms to expand and re-invest;
    • Assisting companies to find export markets for their products;
    • Advisory services to improve company growth and performance;
    • Competitiveness improvement support; and
    • Advice on productivity and process improvement.
    • Facilitating market access to businesses in the province

Investment Opportunities

The NWDC has a number of investment opportunities available to explore.

Contact NWDC

If you are seeking any of the services mentioned above, please send the NWDC a brief message including your details and business / investment objectives.


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