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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 polokom@nwdc.co.za

Applications close 25 October 2017

 

 

Download the pdf version of the event pamphlet


Trade Investment

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

  • Strawberries;
  • Game meat (frozen for burgers);
  • White spirits; or
  • Bus components

The latest trade leads received internationally have been released by the dti. Registered exporters who are able to supply the products listed above are encouraged to reply.

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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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 hanlie.dobson@resbank.co.za

Download the official invitation and RSVP document.

South African Reserve Bank – visit site


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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 polokom@nwdc.co.za 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

 

EXPORT AWARENESS WORKSHOP – INVITE PLUS REPLY FORM


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.

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

 


Africa Big 7 Logo

Meet and find buyers for your food, beverage and agri-processing products.

The NWDC invites producers of food and beverage products from the North West Province to potentially exhibit their products at the 2017 Africa’s Big 7  trade expo by applying with the NWDC to exhibit as part of the NWDC pavilion.

* Download the participation brochure – click here

Africa’s Big 7 2017 will be hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg from 25 to 27 June 2017.

Africa’s Big 7 is the continent’s largest food and beverage industry trade expo. The seven specialised sectors cover everything from fresh produce and ingredients to manufacturing technologies, processing and packaging equipment, retail-ready products, hospitality, retail and international catering and much more.

Africa Big 7 pitch

North West based producers who meet the below qualifying criteria are invited to apply to exhibit through the NWDC by contacting Trade Officer Poloko Maphula on  014 594 2570 or email her on polokom@nwdc.co.za

Should sufficient participants be sourced, the NWDC will cover the stand and exhibition costs of qualifying companies from the province.

Other related costs such as transport and accommodation will be for the particpants’ expense.

Applications to exhibit close on Friday, 2 June 2017.

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 Compliance
  • 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 licencing, accreditation and registrations

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

Africa Big 7 glass food

 

 

 


Innovation Indaba 2017

Youth are invited to register for the first-ever Youth in Science, Innovation & Technology Indaba.

The indaba is brought to you by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).  The event will take place in Gauteng during Youth Month, on 9 & 10 June 2017. Its primary objective is to ensure that youth are included and listened to when it comes to the future of South Africa’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

The indaba will include a ministerial roundtable to reflect on achievements, gaps and recommendations for better inclusion and support to youth for the knowledge economy.

Expected Outputs of the indaba are:

  • A Youth in Science and Innovation declaration
  • A Youth in Science and Innovation action plan
  • A Youth in Science and Innovation policy brief
  • A database on youth organisations working in STI
  • Social media to advance the STI dialogue with the youth

Register before 22 May 2017 via this the DST websiteclick here

For enquiries contact: tiyani.ngoveni@dst.gov.za

Download the information document here.

The Department of Science and Technology website is www.dst.gov.za


Gulf food 2017

The USAID Southern Africa Trade & Investment Hub (SATIH) is pleased to be supporting companies from Southern Africa to attend the Gulfood Show 2017. The Show will take place from 26 February- 2 March, 2017 in Dubai.

 

There are two openings that have become available on the Africa Fine Food pavilion. This is short notice, but NWDC is looking to assist interested food exporters from the Bokone Bophirima (North West) Province who are interested even at this short notice.

 

Should you be interested to exhibit at the 2017 Gulfood Show, kindly urgently contact NWDC’s Trade & Investment office, as there are only two slots that just became available. Contact our offices on 014 594 2570 and ask to speak with Lovemore, Poloko or Rego.  Please contact us before Monday, 20 February 2017.

Please prepare photos of your  products, production facility photos and specs; corporate profile and brochures; product spec sheets; and export capacity as well as FOB price list for bulk orders. We want to profile all participants to enable B2B matchmaking. Also start putting together all the necessary items you will need for the event such as your samples, business cards, brochures, visitor information capturing system, among others.





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