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Calling all registered exporters  - Do you manufacture, grow, produce or export:

  • Small cucumber;
  • Herbs & Spices;
  • Peach puree;
  • Alfalfa animal feed;
  • Caustic soda;
  • Soda ash;
  • Square steel billets;
  • Aluminium alloys

These calls are contained in the latest trade leads received internationally, and released by the dti.

Registered exporters who are able to supply the products listed above are encouraged to contact the NWDC’s trade office for assistance with their application.

Contact 014 594 2570 and ask to speak to Poloko, Rego or Lovemore

To access the detailed Trade Lead Bulletin documentclick here.


Exporters are kindly requested to respond to trade inquiries if they meet the criteria specified below:

1. South African manufacturer registered as an exporter with Customs (South African Revenue Services).

2. Export ready South African Exporter.

3. Have the capacity, resources and funds to supply the market where the lead originated from.

4. Manufacturing / exporting the exact product requested by the importer.

5. Capacity to supply the quantity requested.

If your company meets the above-mentioned criteria and is interested in supplying the product/service, please complete the Reply Form and return it to the dti and NWDC as per the email addresses supplied on the reply form.

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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

The NWDC wishes to advise that the two tenders that were advertised in print media last week were erroneously publicised, and will, therefore, be withdrawn.

The bids in question pertained to a printing house and cleaning services. The related briefing sessions have therefore also been cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Join the Cancer Fun Run and Awareness Day on 25 November 2017 – held at the Christiana All Seasons Resort

Circle Saturday, 25 November 2017 on your calendar to participate in the Christiana All Seasons Resort’s first Annual Cancer Fun Run and Awareness Campaign, to be held at the resort.

The event is a full day occasion held to raise awareness and educate individuals about the impact of all types of cancers and how can they be treated. Participants will hear from different speakers who will be talking under the theme “Encouraging health, Encouraging life.”
This event will serve to encourage dialogue and afford guests the opportunity to take part in a fun run, visit exhibitions and join practical sessions, networking and entertainment activities.

* Tickets for the Cancer Fun Run and Fund-raising dinner can be obtained from the Christiana All Seasons Resort reception.
* Fun-run tickets can be purchased from 7 am on the morning of 25 November at the start (Christiana Hospital)


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For more information, sponsorships, exhibitions and tickets contact:

1. Julia Saville – 076 553 8955 or
2. Mirriam Phalatse 082 457 8848

Download the full event flyer here

The Christiana All Seasons Resort is situated just 3 kilometres outside the town of Christiana, owned by Dirapeng, a subsidiary of the NWDC.

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GEB 2017

NWDC invites export-ready companies from the North West to apply to exhibit at the Botswana Global Expo to be held from 31  October  – 3 November 2017.

Sectors covered by the show include ICT, Mining, Health, Education, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Finance, Environment, Tourism and Agriculture.

Preference will be given to companies already in negotiations with the Botswana market.

Qualifying criteria to apply to exhibit:

  • A minimum of one year in operation
  • A minimum of R300 000 asset base
  • A minimum of R300 000 annual turnover
  • Must employ a minimum of 5 employees
  • FICA Compliant
  • Other basic statutory requirements per sector (company registration, tax clearance, company profile, export certificate,  copies of Identity documents of directors, copy of business physical address, relevant insurance, all sector licensing, accreditation and registrations)

Special consideration could be granted to youth, cooperatives, women, and people with disabilities who do not meet all of the above criteria.

North West based producers who meet the above qualifying criteria are invited to apply to exhibit through the NWDC by contacting Trade Officers Poloko Maphula or Rego Ramong on 014 594 2570/1 or email

Applications close 25 October 2017



Download the pdf version of the event pamphlet

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The South African Reserve Bank invites interested parties to their annual Monetary Policy Forum meeting, to be held in the North West Province.

A panel of senior Reserve Bank representatives will present recent domestic and international developments that have impacted on inflation, motivating the rationale behind the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy stance. NWDC shall also be present at the event, as event partners to the Reserve Bank.

The monetary policy meeting shall take place as follows:

  • Thursday, 12 October 2017
  • 08:00 – 10:00
  • Breakfast served after presentations & discussions
  • Orion Safari Lodge, Donkerhoek Road, Rustenburg.
  • Attendance is free of charge. However, RSVP is required as seats are limited.
  • Dress code is business attire

Key audiences to whom attendance is applicable include:

  • Members of the public;
  • The local business community;
  • Provincial and local government;
  • Organised labour;
  • Academia;
  • Post-graduate students; and
  • Media

Book your seat before 6 October 2017 with Ms Hanlie Dobson from the SA Reserve Bank on 012 313 3889 or send her an email on

Download the official invitation and RSVP document.

South African Reserve Bank – visit site


The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in collaboration with North West Development Corporation (NWDC) is arranging two Export Development Workshops, scheduled to take place on:

  • 14 September 2017 in Mahikeng* at 09:30
  • 15 September 2017 in Rustenburg* at 09:30

Current exporters and export-ready companies and those preparing to enter export market are encouraged to attend.

Attendance is free of charge but limited to no more than two persons per company.

The main focus of the workshop will be on:

  • Export Process,
  • NWDC Facilitation Role,
  • Compliance issues,
  • DTI Offerings,
  • Export Development Assistance
  • Financial Assistance Schemes.

Other export related topics will also be included as it forms an integral part of a manufacturer’s preparation before entering the international trade arena.

Only 40 seats are available and reservations will be confirmed on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Download and complete the reply form and mail to or fax it to 086 559 6559 before 11 September.

Enquiries: Poloko Maphula, 014 594 2570/1

* Registered participants will be provided with details of the specific venue



Newly appointed NWDC CEO, Tshepo Phetla (left) being congratulated by Mike Mthimunye (right), Acting Executive Manager Investment Growth at the NWDC.

Tshepo Phetla has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the North West Development Corporation.
Phetla brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the industry. Before joining the NWDC, he was Group Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Limpopo Economic Development Agency, known as LEDA.

NWDC is set to benefit greatly from his sterling combination of operational and strategic expertise, as he had served on the Boards of Directors amongst others, Tshwane Housing Company (Chairperson), Limpopo Connexion and Sefateng Chrome Mine whilst previous employers include the City of Tshwane, University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology and the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). He is also the former President of the National Association for Student Development Practitioners (NASDEV).

Phetla holds both a B.Admin (Hons), obtained from the University of the Western Cape, complemented by a Programme for Management Development (PMD) from Harvard University Business School in the USA and a Programme in Business Project Management from the Wits Business School.

“My vision for the NWDC is to see an organisation that is a catalyst in economic development of the province, creating sustainable jobs and wealth for all the people of Bokone Bophirima” says Phetla

When he takes a breather from steering the ship that is NWDC, he enjoys listening to music, sports, travelling and sight-seeing.

Phetla’s appointment brings an end to the period during which the NWDC was under the leadership of Acting CEO Mike Mthimunye, whilst a permanent incumbent was being sought. Phetla’s appointment is effective 1 June 2017. Mthimunye is now serving the NWDC in the capacity of Acting Executive Manager Investment Growth.

The North West Development Corporation is a state-owned entity under the provincial government of the North West Province whose mandate focuses on economic and small business development.

Newly appointed NWDC CEO, Tshepo Phetla (left) is being welcomed by Mike Mthimunye (right), Acting Executive Manager Investment Growth at the NWDC.


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