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Why the North West Province

The North West province of SA, also known as the platinum province, is endowed with various mineral riches such as platinum group metals, dimensions stone, fertile and vast agriculture soil, a strong manufacturing sector and abundantly opportunities in renewable energy and agro processing. For pioneers and first movers, the North West province offers ideal investment and business opportunity, many of which are still untapped and waiting be explored.

In addition to record high levels of sunshine all year round, ideal for solar and green energy projects, the North West province offers outstanding quality of life in its smaller cities and towns. Three major trade routes cut across the region, namely the N4, N12, and N14, connecting the province to Botswana, Gauteng and the Northern Cape – ideal for trade and freight logistics. The North West province is also home to the North West University with campuses in both Mahikeng and Potchefstroom.

The university has positioned itself as a leader in research and innovation support office widely supporting research and development as well as the commercialisation activities of prototypes. Moreover, the North West province recently identified a number of key industrialisation projects, on which research and consultation have commenced, offering a range of investment and partnership opportunities. Industrialisation projects include establishing a number of special economic zones in key sectors, infrastructure projects, a mining supplier park and agro – processing projects.

In addition, tourism activities and tourism investment opportunities abound in the province, boasting among other internationally renowned tourism hubs such as the Big 5 Pilanesberg and Madikwe Game Reserves, Sun City Entertainment and Golf complex (video), the Taung Skull heritage site and the ever popular Hartebeespoort dam.

North West Fact Sheet

SOUTH AFRICA NORTH WEST
OFFICIAL NAME : Republic of South Africa North West Province
HEAD OF STATE: President Jacob Zuma
PROVINCIAL PREMIER: Supra Mahumapelo
CAPITAL CITIES: Bloemfontein (Judicial) Cape Town (Legislative)Pretoria (Administrative) Mahikeng
POPULATION: 52970624 (2013) IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) 3611176 (2013) IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) 6.82%
AREA: 1200 000 KM² 116 320KM² 9.69%
TOTAL GDP-R:Constant 2005 prices (R 1000) R 1 993 432 664 (2013) IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) R 102 693 066 (2013) IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) 5.15%
GDP GROWTH: Constant 2005 prices 1.9% (2013)IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) 1.6% (2013)IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q)
GDP PER CAPITA: R37 632(2013)IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) R28 437(2013)IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) 75.5%
INFLATION: 5.7% ( Dec 2013) STATSSA 5.7% (Dec 2013) STATSSA
EXPORTS VALUE: R924,5 Billion(2013)IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) R20,2 Billion(2013)IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) 2.18%
IMPORTS VALUE: R 991,2 Billion(2013)IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) R 6 Billion(2013)IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer 745 (2.5q) 0.6%
EXPORT PARTNERS: China 11.8%USA 8.3%Japan 6%Germany 5.7%India 4.2%(2012)(The World Factbook)
EXPORT PRODUCTS Gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment(2012) (The World Factbook)
IMPORT PARNERS China 14.4%Germany 10.1%Saudi Arabia 7.7%Japan 4.6%India 4.5% (2012) (The World Factbook)
IMPORT PRODUCTS Machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum products, scientific instruments, foodstuffs (2012) (The World Factbook)



  • USD 12.838
  • GBP 16.307
  • EUR 14.367
  • SGD 9.26
  • PLAT $920.81
  • GOLD $1,250.11
  • Oil $46.22
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