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The dti in partnership with North West Development Cooperation invites you to an industry and stakeholders workshop on Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP).

The aim of the workshop is to deepen understanding of THRIP and its requirements including how to complete the revised application form, project proposal and budget breakdown templates.


Date:      27 March 2017

Venue:   Rustenburg Old Town Hall

Time:     10:00- 14:00


For more information on this programme, download the briefing document here, or contact Mr Rego Ramong at the NWDC on 014 594 2570 or

Kindly RSVP with and (012  394  5346)


A well-established, proudly South African ceramics brand is offering a serious investor a 70% stake in their company.
The company was established in 1970 and has been in operation for the past 47 years, manufacturing ceramic tableware and ovenware for the South African market.
They have established distribution agreements with a number of major retailers in South Africa, including Game, Makro and Pick ‘n Pay as well as wide network of direct marketing off-sets.
Investors are invited to submit an expression of interest to Mr Lovemore Makunike, Investment Faciliation Manager at the NWDC by contacting him on 014 594 2570 or by email:


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


The Research and Innovation division of the NWDC released its Economic Data Report for the third quarter of 2016/17.

The report highlights the current state of the global economy and also discusses South Africa’s Competitiveness according to the latest report released, and North West Province realities. These include World Economic Outlook projections, South African realities and North West Province policy guidelines on economic growth priorities.

Other focus areas include a section on Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

Download the full Economic Data Report 




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  )




Over half a million rand was pledged towards the Kgetsi ya Tsie Bursary Skills and Development Fund, during the first day of its launch.

The North West Development Corporation supports this noble provincial initiative.

During his state of the Province address on 6 March 2015, the Premier of Bokone Bophirima Province, Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo announced the intention of the Provincial Government to establish a provincial bursary fund to be known as Kgetsi-Ya-Tsie Education and Skills Development Fund.

The aim of the fund is to help hundreds of Bokone Bophirima students who struggle to pay their tertiary tuition fees, and assist in facilitating increased access to educational opportunities to the youth of Bokone Bophirima Province.

A massive capital injection and consistent contributions are therefore needed in order for the programme to realise its objectives.

NWDC appeals to all its stakeholders, clients, service providers and tenants to make a contribution as part of their corporate social responsibility programmes.  No donation will be regarded as too small.

Donations can be made at this account number:

Kgetsi Ya Tsie Educational and Skills Development Fund, ABSA Current Account number: 4086084212

Read a full article published by the South African government website

Premier Mahumapelo

NWDC’s staff and Acting CEO, Mr Lemogang Moletsane wish North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo a Happy Birthday!
Thank you for your visionary leadership and your  inspiring passion for our beautiful Bokone Bophirima Province.


May you enjoy many happy returns!



We approach another festive season filled with joy, excitement and celebration in the air. We at NWDC would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt gratitude to all of our valuable stakeholders, SMME’s, colleagues, associates and business partners. Your support during the year has assisted us greatly on the journey to fulfil our mission of stimulating economic growth and sustainable development that will result in job creation and wealth.We thank you for your support and endorsement of our efforts and we pledge to build even more productive and long lasting relationships in future. .

We wish you a very happy holiday season, a Merry Christmas and an incoming year filled with peace, joy and prosperity.

Re lo eleletsa masego le matlhogonolo a ngwaga o mosha!

Yours Sincerely


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