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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


The Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA) requested the NWDC to construct libraries using an Alternative Building method.  The beneficiaries of this programme will be the local communities in the VTSD areas of Stella and Derby.

On 14 February 2018, the Stella sod-turning took place with the Derby event scheduled to take place at a later date.

Present at the ceremony was the Honourable MEC for CATA Ms Ontlametse Mochware accompanied by the Mayor. The public and learners were also in attendance.

The NWDC as an implementing agency of government is fulfilling its mandate in line with the Five Provincial Pillars and growing Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSDs).

The project was handed over to NWDC for implementation and the contractor is on site to commence.

The project is envisaged to be completed in the 2018/2019 financial year.

 

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For more information on the project or about the Alternative Building materials, contact:

Tshepo Shai: Project Manager, NWDC

017 422 0067/8/9


Bokone Bophirima Premier Supra Mahumapelo and North West MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Ms Manketsi Tlhape will on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 officially launch the North West Agricultural Fund, (NWAF).

In line with the National Development Plan and provincial priorities anchored in the five concretes, the NWAF is geared at mobilising financial resources and providing financial and supportive services to farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs and towards rural, environment and agricultural development in Bokone Bophirima Province.

It is in the operationalisation of the fund, that the North West Development Corporation (NWDC) is proud to be an implementing agent to the Department for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ).

In fulfilling a partnership role in the NWAF, the NWDC shall be observing its mandate to plan, finance, coordinate, promote and carry out economic development projects for the Province and its people in the fields of industry, commerce, farming, finance, mining and other business, resulting in creation of wealth and jobs. This mandate positions the NWDC to be a key implementer of strategic projects within the province.

In essence, the NWAF is mandated to provide funding to farmers in respect of agricultural development with a particular emphasis on previously disadvantaged individuals.

The NWAF shall plan, execute, finance and monitor the implementation of agricultural development projects and programmes in the Province.  To meet the needs and expectations of aspiring farmers of the Bokone Bophirima Province, the NWAF will be equipped with the latest technology and the necessary resources. The fund shall utilise a sound business model which shall place emphasis on bringing new players into the mainstream of the agricultural sector as a priority.

Said NWDC CEO, Tshepo Phetla: “The North West Development Corporation is honoured to be an implementing partner to the North West Agricultural Fund. By supporting agricultural projects and overseeing the funding thereof, we are contributing to economic development, sector growth, food security and trade. In doing so, collectively, we are addressing the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment.”

Within the NWDC, the task team members to the implementation of the Agri-Fund are Ms Lungelwa Sonqishe (CFO), Mr Tshepo Shai (Project Manager) and Mr Itumeleng Ditlhoiso (Manager: Small Business Development).

Considering that the NWAF is a joint project including a selection of partners, stakeholders and sponsors, READ as the leading partner, shall coordinate the participation of all involved, including the NWDC. As such, exact roles and responsibilities of parties shall be outlined and governed by Memoranda of Understanding to be agreed upon and entered into by the parties.

 

For more information on NWDC’s role in the NWAF, contact:

Tshepo Shai: Project Manager, NWDC

017 422 0067/8/9


Are you a woman entrepreneur seeking to advance your leadership, strategy and business management skills? Are you interested in connecting with other women business owners from across the African Continent and being coached by a mentor?

Applications are now open for a one-of-a-kind 12-month business training programme, through the AWEC.

Who Should Apply

AWEC is designed for women from across Africa and its diaspora who run star-tup or growth stage companies in any industry. Those who are interested in increasing their business management skills and growing their networks are encouraged to apply for the inaugural programme year. Aspiring entrepreneurs with business experience, an idea for a venture, and a passion for entrepreneurship are also eligible for the programme.

Programme Benefits

Upon successful completion of the 12-month program, participants will:

  • Gain access to a network of like-minded African entrepreneurs as well as a group of world-class global business mentors
  • Strengthen strategy, leadership and business management skills to foster sustained growth
  • Develop a toolkit of soft skills, including self-confidence, resilience, collaboration, and global communication to grow as a leader and successful entrepreneur

The application period closes on 14 February 2018 and the programme begins on 3 April 2018.

Read more and apply here:  www.thecge.net/awec/

AWEC is a Center for Global Enterprise initiative – www.thecge.net


NWDC has three large retail shops available to let in the Mogwase Shopping Complex.

The Mogwase Shopping complex is situated in the centre of Mogwase, in close proximity to municipal offices, magistrate’s court, the police station and public transport, and merely 17 kilometres from the Sun City Complex.

The available retail spaces are:

  • Shop number 7.  Size:  679m² @R52.33/m²   (Ideal for sports betting or a fitness studio/gym )
  • Shop number 6.  Size:  256m²  @ R63.68/m²
  • Shop number 8a. Size:  311m² @ R48.26/m²   (Ideally situated for a bank or financial institution)

 

Rental prices indicated above exclude VAT.

Rental enquiries:

Queen Kgetsi

082 908 4658

014 555 7890

queenk@nwdc.co.za


The latest edition of the Global Competitiveness Report (2016- 201) has been released by the World Economic Forum.

This report is used globally by industry leaders and companies considering investment destinations.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2016 – 2017 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) assesses the competitiveness of 138 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their  productivity and prosperity by measuring over 100 indicators.

South Africa ranked no 56 in 2014,  and improved with nine positions to 47 in 2016.

 

The summary of South Africa is on page 325 of the report.

Here are the highlights of South Africa including the following positive rankings:

  • Strength of auditing and reporting standards (1st )
  • Protection of minority shareholders interest (1st ),
  • Efficacy of corporate boards (3rd ),
  • Financing through local equity market (1st ),
  • Financial services meeting business needs (2nd )
  • Soundness of Banks (2nd)
  • Regulation of securities exchange (3rd),
  • Effectiveness of anti-monopoly policy (7th),
  • Efficiency of legal framework in settling disputes (9th)
  • Quality of air infrastructure transport (10th)
  • Ease of access to loans (12th)
  • Judicial independence (16th)
  • Extent of Marketing (16th)
  • Quality of management schools (21st)
  • Internet bandwidth (21st).

 

South African points for improvement include:

  • Cooperation in labour-employer relationships (138th )
  • Quality of maths and science education (138th )
  • Tuberculosis incidence (137th )
  • HIV prevalence (135th )
  • Flexibility of wage determination (135th )
  • Hiring and firing practices (135th )
  • Quality of Education system (134th )
  • Business cost of crime (133rd  )

 

DOWNLOAD THE FULL GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS REPORT HERE


The Chairperson of the NWDC Board of Directors, Mr Bheki Khumalo  addressed  the media on the Christiana Hotel and Game Farm.  This was done during a media  briefing held at the NWDC Regional Offices in Mahikeng on 25 November.

Said Bheki Khumalo: “The North West Provincial government in line with its focus on villages, townships and small dorpies (VTSD) and the sectors of agriculture, culture and tourism (ACT) identified the resort as an integral asset for the growth of the area and thus mandated the NWDC to bid for the property.”

“The Christiana hotel has in the meantime been upgraded and is being maintained, and its 46 suites, which include 12 standard rooms, 16 luxury rooms, 5 executive rooms and 13 superior family suites are ready for occupation. The resort further has a functional restaurant and conference centre, while minor upgraders to the three outdoor swimming pools, indoor pool and theatre are being carried out.”
“We are proud to announce that the Christiana Hotel resort is open to both business and leisure travelers and is accepting bookings and generating revenue.”

During the briefing session Mr Khumalo refuted earlier accusations made in the media regarding the purchase and allegations regarding game.

“The NWDC, through its Chairperson of the Board, Mr Khumalo, now clearly states that during the time of the auction, the white lions and rhinos referred to were not included in the auction list; as they were not part of the game farm by the time of the auction.

*Download the full media statement
*Download the Fact Sheet on the Christiana Hotel and Game Farm

 

NWDC Media Briefing on Christiana_smaller for web

 


The Mamusa Local Municipality, within the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District  in the North West province offers a number of investment opportunies.  The municipality comprises the towns Schweizer-Reneke and Amalia.

The types of economic activities include  agriculture, development of a mall, fuel stations, manufacturing and agri-processing.

Schweizer-Reneke has the potential to accommodate additional trade space between 2 000m2 and 15 000m2  over the next 15 to 20 years. Trade types include wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation as well as automotive trade.

There are three options offered by the municipality for land distribution, namely:  public private partnerships (PPP), leasing, or buying. The municipality invites formal letters of request accompanied by a formal proposal.

Click here for full detail on the available opportunities in industrial, retail and residential

Interested parties are invited to contact the NWDC’s investment office on 014 594 2570. Ask to speak with Mr Lovemore Makunike.

Schweizer Reneke locomotive_ Jacque Wepener Jun 2012

Schweizer Reneke locomotive_Author Jacque Wepener Jun 2012

 




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