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The North West Province will host the first North West Trade & Investment Conference taking place at Pilanesberg on 14 March 2019.

The Investment Conference will be held under the theme “Rebuilding the province through the promotion of Trade and Infrastructure Investment” and provide a platform to showcase growth and investment prospects in an economy with vast potential.

The main aims of the conference are to action and consolidate decisions, pledges and commitments that were made at the National Conference and to implement those that are relevant for the province.

Key objectives of the conference are, therefore:

  • To expose investors to investment and trade opportunities in the North West Province.
  • To provide a platform for business to engage and create linkages that will grow the business sector further to provide the much-needed jobs in the province.
  • To engage business to partner with government in the delivery on its mandate of reducing unemployment, eradicating poverty and creating jobs

As with the National Investment Conference, this opportunity will be used to engage with investors on trade and investment opportunities in the Province, provide macro and microeconomic linkages, engage on private-public partnerships and unlock the latent potential and innovative spirit of the North West economy.

As a Province with a host of unique comparative advantages as an investment destination and trade partner, the Conference aims to expose domestic and international business to a unique investment case, and portfolio of investment projects in several sectors. The Investment Conference is, therefore, a platform where information exchange on actual opportunities between government, local and international business will take place.

The focus will be on areas of trade to stimulate economic growth and development, quality infrastructure to support growth, and investment to advance a growing economy which is inclusive, diversified and competitive.

Furthermore, the Conference aims to be a showcase of unique features, strengths, competitiveness, and attractiveness of the North West as an investment destination and trade partner.

Please note: Attendance to the North West Investment Conference is per invite only.

Members of the media who would like to cover the event should send their request to monaisas@nwpg.gov.za

 


Owners of qualifying retail shops in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District are invited to apply to be selected as beneficiaries for Phase Two of the Retail Economy Project of the NWDC.

The Retail Economy Programme aims to develop and grow retail entrepreneurs in townships and villages in the North West Province to have long-lasting, profitable and sustainable businesses that are competitive and create employment. People living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The first pilot phase was launched in November 2017 in the Dr KK District in the JB Marks Municipality – read the article

CRITERIA TO APPLY:

  • Reside in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District, North West Province
  • Own one of the following businesses: tuck-shop, butchery, chesa nyama, hair salon, bakery OR in a possession of land that can be used to set up a container business
  • Business has been in existence for two or more years
  • Business owner between the ages of 25 and 55
  • Minimum of Grade 12 or any other equivalent qualification
  • South African citizen (SA Identity document)
  • Business is registered, with a valid tax clearance certificate and an active bank account

COMPLETE THE DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION FORM:  CLICK HERE

DOWNLOADABLE & PRINTABLE APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO 14 DECEMBER 2018

(ON-LINE APPLICATIONS CLOSED 10 DECEMBER 2018)

For more information contact Molebogeng Seripe at the NWDC Projects Division on 014 594 2570.


The Management of Golden Leopard Resorts (SOC) LTD in collaboration with North West Development Corporation hereby invites bidders to tender by submitting proposals for a business opportunity in Christiana.

Bidders shall bid to rent the filling station and conveniences store situated at the Christiana All Seasons Resort.

A compulsory briefing session for the tender shall be held on-site at the Christiana All Seasons Resort on 12 September 2018 at 10:00

Attendance is compulsory to be able to bid.

View the full advert here

 

For more information contact:

Bidding document:

Susan Motlhasedi
Supply Chain Management
procure@goldenleopardresorts.co.za
Tel: (014) 555 1044 / 083 266 6257

Scope / Terms of Reference:
Frank van Rooi : 082 475 3820


Joyful cheers and ululation rang out in the village of Debrak as a strong stream of crystal-clear water flowed from an irrigation pipe, reflecting  the bright winter sunlight.

On 8 August 2018, the NWDC presided over the official hand-over of a borehole that was recently sunk on the farm of Mr Khupari Mpona, an innovative and ingenuitive farmer in the village of DeBrak.

The borehole, procured by the NWDC and sunk by service provider Mr Mvuso Baloyi, was the coming to fruition of Khupari’s first prize which he had won in the North West Innovation Competition presented by the NWDC and its partners in 2016/2017.

Khupari produces a wide range of vegetables on the family farm in Debrak where water is a scarce commodity. To overcome this challenge, he designed a truly innovative water-wise nursery, using among other, two-litre cold drink bottles for targeted irrigation, so that he could succeed in growing crops that could benefit a community at large, despite the limited access to water. His innovative farming practices earned him the first prize in the North West Innovation Competition. After careful consideration, Khupari requested to receive a borehole on his farm as his first place prize, which was then procured through the NWDC’s supply chain division.

Drilling was successful, in that the contractor, Vhuso General Trading, hit a strong vein of water after a depth of just over twenty metres.

The humble hand-over ceremony on the Mpona family farm in Debrak was graced by a number of key officials, namely Mr Molutsi Mothibi, Deputy Director Research and Innovation from the Office of the Premier, Ms Mercy Tumane, Director: Economic Planning for the Department of Economy and Enterprise Development, Ms Hantie Hoogkamer Manager Research and Innovation of the NWDC and Mr Benedict Masetloa from SEDA. Ms Hoogkamer and her unit were instrumental in launching and driving the Innovation Competition through the support of key partners such as TIA and the NWU.

In their passionate and motivating addresses to Khupari and other attendees, officials all spoke words of encouragement and support. Mr Mothibi from the Office of the Premier lauded the fact that thanks to the borehole, Khupari’s farming operations are now able to progress from sparse water contained in two-litre bottles to a strong flow of thousands of litres of precious water, instrumental in developing and upholding an enterprise.

Ms Mercy Tumane from the Department of Economy and Enterprise Development applauded the innovation competition project as one of the vehicles available to the province to create jobs.  Ms Hantie Hoogkamer of the NWDC thanked all partners and role players for their valuable contributions in seeing the borehole being sunk for Khupari, calling the water a blessing to the Mpona family and the entire community.

During the hand-over of the borehole on his farm, Khupari wore a permanent smile. He conveyed his appreciation to all role player who had offered him advice and support on this journey. He pledged to try by all means possible to him, to ensure that poverty is gone and forgotten. Thanks to the greater water supply made possible by the borehole, Khupari explained that he is now able to simplify his farming operations and grow bigger.  His future plans including the planting of seasonal vegetables as well as the cultivation of three variants of chillies which he plans to process into chilli sauces for the market.

In addition to its provincial partners who had demonstrated great support, the NWDC sincerely thanks the following individuals who have been instrumental in effecting the sinking of the borehole: Mr Brian Nkumeleni from NWDC projects unit, Ms Neo Mogashane from NWDC’s supply chain division and Ms Suzan Boikanyo from the NWDC’s research unit. The NWDC also thanks Mr Benedict Masetloa from SEDA who has been a great mentor to Mr Khupari Mpona.


The NWDC wishes to advise its clients and the public to be wary of a tender scam that it has uncovered.

Fraudsters would email or contact small business owners informing them that they had been issued a government tender, usually to the value of a large amount.

The tender documents pretend to be issued by national government departments, even showing their logos.

Such an email with seemingly genuine documentation would be sent to the business, despite the fact that the owner had not formally submitted any bidding documents, nor attended a tender briefing meeting.

Click here to download an example of such fraudulent documents that were sent to an unsuspecting NWDC client.

The NWDC advises all business owners to exercise extreme caution when receiving such, or similar correspondence.  Should a client be uncertain whether such documentation is authentic, they are encouraged to contact their nearest NWDC branch and ask for the assistance of the NWDC’s Small Business Division.

Red lights to look out for include:

  • A business cannot be informed that it has been awarded a tender or even a purchase order if it did not formally apply by means of submitting formal bidding documents or a formal quotation (You cannot be awarded a tender “out of the blue”)
  • The tender awarded is for a service or product that the client does not supply, thus third-party suppliers are suggested (who are in cahoots with the fraudsters, in this case, all of them were businesses based in Cape Town…)
  • Strange email addresses are used in the correspondence – such as an address ending on    .gov.co.za
  • Blurred or poor quality logos being used
  • Poor spelling and grammar
  • Unconventional (dodgy) delivery addresses are provided for the products required

 

Please consult the nearest branch of the NWDC should you have received such correspondence or email tsakanem@nwdc.co.za


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