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Each year, the coming of the festive season rings in a much-needed interval for reflection, rest and the renewal of one’s goals and aspirations.

The year of 2018 that now lies mostly behind us, was marked by a number of significant upheavals. The national landscape underwent radical changes in its administration and political leadership. Soon thereafter, in the North West Province, we experienced prolonged community unrest, followed by a change in the political leadership in the province.

Through this all, the NWDC continued labouring on relentlessly to realise our mandate of economic growth, development and the transformation of the North West Province. To this end, a few highlights of the past calendar year include NWDC’s participation at key national and international trade and investment platforms such as the FACIM Trade Fair in Maputo, the SA Investment Conference and the African Agri-Investment Indaba; the hand-over of a borehole in the village of Debrak and assisting scores of SMMEs and cooperatives in registering businesses and empowering them through training and road-show consultations.

In setting our sights on 2019, the NWDC looks forward to a productive year under the leadership of FEED,  to which we have been recently transferred as proclaimed by Premier Job Mokgoro.

Early in the New Year, in partnership with FEED, we shall host the North West Investment Conference. The expected date for this event is 28 February 2019. The conference shall see the North West Province aptly respond to the national event which took place from 25 to 27 October 2018. The NWDC is also moving forward with its Retail Economy project in 2019. Ngaka Modiri Molema has been identified as the next District in which the retail economy project shall be implemented to assist owners of tuck shops, bakeries, hair salons and butchery shisa nyama to establish container businesses.

As we approach the festive days of family and cheer, I wish you peace and long sunshine days filled with recuperation and the blessing of loved ones.

To our tenants, clients, stakeholders, partners, board and staff: Thank you for your faith, support and dedication to the NWDC during 2018. I wish you, your families and your business ventures an unprecedented and successful 2019.

Tshepo Phetla
Chief Executive Officer


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 Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in collaboration with the NWDC, SEDA and three local municipalities are hosting an Export Awareness Seminar series this November.

The seminars shall deal with a number of aspects surrounding exports and will focus on opportunities available to South African exporters.

The content is aimed at current exporters, prospective exporters and export-ready companies.

The Export Seminars are being held in three locations this November:

Attendance is free of charge. However, please note that seats are limited and reservations will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis.

To RSVP, download and complete the relevant RSVP form and submit to mphohu@thedti.gov.za as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact Mack Phohu on 012 394 5158 or Mphohu@thedti.gov.za


The North West Development Corporation has vacancies available to fill three executive manager positions on a five-year contract basis.

Suitably qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the available positions of:

  • Executive Manager: Corporate Services
  • Executive Manager: Property Management & Development
  • Executive Manager: SMME Development

Download the external vacancies advert here.

Applications close 15 November 2018.

NWDC reserves the right not to appoint.


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

  • Antracite;
  • plastic food containers (Tupperware) or
  • mustard meal?

These requests 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 017 422 0067/68  and ask to speak to Poloko, Rego or Lovemore

To access the detailed Trade Lead Bulletin document, click 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.


NWDC invites export-ready companies from the North West to apply to exhibit at the Botswana Global Expo to be held from 30  October  – 2 November 2018.

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

 

 

Qualifying criteria to apply to exhibit:

  • The company must have partial or full operation based in the North West Province
  • Produces a product or service with export potential
  • A minimum of R1 000 000.00 asset base
  • A minimum of R1 500 000.00 turn-over annually generated through domestic operation
  • Must employ a minimum of 10 employees
  • Currently have a growing and sustainable market locally
  • FICA Compliance and all other basic statutory requirements*
  • Be willing to continually provide information to NWDC on future export performance

* Basic statutory requirements include 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 Officer Poloko Maphula on 014 594 2570 or email polokom@nwdc.co.za

Applications close 12  October 2018

NWDC reserves the right to cancel participation if there are inadequate qualified responses.

Visit the Botswana Global Expo website: http://www.globalexpo.co.bw/

 

 


NWDC’s latest electronic newsletter has been delivered to subscriber inboxes.

The Spring 2018 edition of Pulse! shares news on a number of interesting topics, of which the highlights include:

  • NWDC sinks a borehole for innovator
  • NWDC benefits from SEZ training in China
  • Small business feature
  • The recently-held national Broadcasting Colloquium
  • Economic Data report by NWDC’s Research & Innovation unit
  • and much more

Click here to open the newsletter

Would you like to become an email subscriber? Just click here to subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter


The NWDC has four opportunities available for interested and suitably qualified service providers to submit business proposals by the prescribed closing dates for the following services:

 

 

NWDC/PRO036/2018 – Mining Companies Expression
NWDC/LEG05/2018  – Panel of Attorneys
NWDC/PRO048/2018 – Panel of Mining Consultants – Closing date updated to 27 September 2018
NWDC/RIS01/2018 – Short Term Insurance Brokers. This last opportunity shall have a compulsory briefing session, refer to advert for details

Download the complete advert document here.

Herewith the download links to the relevant reference documents for the four opportunities.

1. Guideline Document – Expression in Mining
2. Terms of Reference – Legal Services Panel
3. Terms of Reference – Mining Consulting Panel
4. Terms of Reference – Insurance Brokers

North West Development Corporation (NWDC) is classified as a 3D entity that is aimed at planning, financing, coordinating, promoting and carrying out the economic development as well as promoting trade and investment within the Province, and its people in the field of industry, commerce, finance, mining and other business, resulting in wealth and job creation.


The North West Development Corporation (NWDC) places on record the facts outlined below in response to articles published in The Mahikeng Mail on 3 and 10 August 2018 and on Bojanala Fm on 22 August on the matter of Tokiso Security Services.

On the matter of Tokiso Security Services being a subsidiary of the NWDC:

  • The Provincial EXCO resolved during 2017 that the NWDC provides a consolidated security services to provincial government departments as an opportunity to reduce high existing costs and streamline the provision of security services
  • When the project commenced in April 2017, it was the original intention of the NWDC to establish a Security Services subsidiary for the NWDC.
  • The further intention was to, over time establish an integrated provincial security provision service accommodating all qualifying security service providers for the purposes of empowerment and job creation. This was to further enhance insourcing from the province’s SMMEs and cooperatives as well as encourage skills development.
  • As the project unfolded it became clear that it was not feasible to establish Tokiso as a subsidiary of the NWDC due to a number of unforeseen challenges and laborious compliance requirements; NWDC and Tokiso therefore entered into a service provider / client relationship
  • As a result, the relationship between the NWDC and Tokiso Security Services indeed became that of a client/service provider, as mutually agreed upon.
  • Therefore, Tokiso Security Services is currently a legally-appointed service provider (agent) of security services to and on behalf of the NWDC.
  • In line with a client/service provider relationship, NWDC pays Tokiso according to invoices submitted for security services rendered.
  • The NWDC endorses and corroborates the statement by Abel Naphtaly, owner of Tokiso, expressed in the 3 August 2018 article published in The Mahikeng Mail that he holds strong views against any act of corruption.
  • The NWDC not only shares this sentiment that there was no intention or acts of corruption engaged in and also takes a strong view against such behaviour.
  • During the entire process it had been the intention of both parties to uphold and follow unquestionable ethical and legal business practices.

On the matter of the Service Level Agreement

  • When the project commenced in 2017, it was the intention of the NWDC to buy shares in Tokiso Security Services and convert it into a subsidiary, which was later found not to be feasible.
  • Both parties then agreed on a contractual relationship which has resulted in the current status quo of client / service provider.

 

The NWDC has a strict Business Code of Ethics Policy in place, which all its employees are subjected too. In upholding this principle and policy, should any employee ever act against or contradict these policies, measures are in place to deal with this, such as consequence management and disciplinary processes.
Says NWDC CEO Tshepo Phetla: “The NWDC as a corporation and its Board of Directors relentlessly strive to uphold the highest standards of ethics and business practices in the execution of our mission to contribute to the economic growth and transformation of the North West Province. The NWDC remains committed to uphold irreproachable ethical standards and business practices in line with all applicable legislation and codes of conduct.”

 

Enquiries:
Sam Mudramuthoo, M&C Manager, NWDC
017 422 0067/8 or 082 879 0911


NWDC mourns the loss of a valued Board Member.

The Board of Directors and the CEO of the North West Development Corporation are deeply saddened by the passing of one of its board members, Advocate Hendrik (Hennie) Christoffel Keyter on the morning of 20 August 2018.

He shall be sorely missed and the NWDC conveys its deepest, heartfelt condolences to Hennie’s wife, children and extended family.




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