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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

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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.


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

  • Yellow maize for animal feed;
  • Dairy products;
  • Cooking oil;
  • Seasoning spices;
  • Meat products;
  • Fish products; or
  • Polyethylene Glycol?

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.


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.


NWDC invites North West-based exporters to apply to exhibit at the Mozambican FACIM trade fair.

The FACIM will take place from 27 August to 2 September 2018.

Interested exporters from the North West Province are encouraged to submit the NWDC Exporters profiling form – download here

FACIM – Feira Agro-Pecuaria, Commercial and Industrial de Moçambique is a multi-sectorial Trade and Investment Fair in Mozambique organized by APIEX – an Investment & Exports Promotion Agency under the theme “Mozambique and the World: broadening the market, promoting investment and fostering partnerships”

The FACIM fair seeks to facilitate the contact with international exhibitors and stimulate consumption and economic integration in the Mozambique economy. With about 25 million inhabitants, where 3 million are concentrated in the capital city of Maputo, Mozambique is booming with an economic growth of 9% per year. The substantial economic development, liberalisation and market opening and privatisation of the economy and the creation of different areas of free investment, is creating ideal conditions for foreign investment in the country. Since 2012 the Trade Fair relocated to a municipal area outside the city, 30km from Maputo, known as the area of Marracuene.

Background documents:
Click here to download the catalogue of the 2017 edition 
Click here to download a breakdown of previous years’ participation of visitors, exhibitors and countries represented.

Interested participants from the North West must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:
• Have partial or full operation based in the North West Province
• A minimum of two years in operation
• Produces a product or service with export potential
• A minimum of R1 000 000.00 asset base
• A minimum of R1 000 000.00 turn-over annually generated through domestic operation
• Must employ a minimum of 5 employees
• FICA Compliance and all other basic statutory requirements per sector (company registration, tax clearance, company profile, copies of Identity documents of directors, a copy of business’ physical address, relevant insurance, all sector licensing, accreditations and registrations).
Special consideration may be extended to youth, cooperatives women and people with disabilities who may not meet all of the above criteria but have exportable products.
NWDC reserves the right to cancel this mission should inadequate expressions of interest be received.

Applications close on 24 July 2018.

For more detail, contact NWDC’s Trade and Investment office on 017 422 0067 /68. Ask to speak to Lovemore or Rego. Send completed exporter company profile forms to regor@nwdc.co.za


NWDC has a tender opportunity available for the establishment and development of security cooperatives in the North West Province

Attendance at the scheduled briefing session is compulsory to be able to bid.

A briefing session shall be held on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 @ 10h00, 30 James Watt Crescent Industrial Site, Mahikeng

 

Downloadable documents with the full information:

  1. Request for proposals advert (tender summary)
  2. Terms of Reference document

 


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




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