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I’m proudly South-African
I’ll soar like a falcon
To shout it from up high
My heritage I’ll never deny

– Mainy, 2013.


NWDC wishes you a memorable and meaningful Heritage and Tourism Month.

With more activities possible under adjusted level 2 restrictions, go out and embrace our rich and diverse heritage, and join up with loved ones to safely enjoy our beautiful province during tourism month.

Support a locally-owned business – they truly need your support!

Check out our SMME directory of proudly North West business owners, which includes, among others, a wide offering of restaurants and eateries.




From the Chairperson of our Board of Directors to the loyal Cleaner who unlocks the office at the crack of dawn – women are making their mark at the NWDC.

You are represented on the Board, in Exco and in all levels of the NWDC where you dutifully play your part.

We acknowledge you, and we appreciate you.

Wishing you a happy Women’s Month in August 2021!



It is August. It is women’s month.

NWDC applauds and celebrates all woman entrepreneurs.

In the words of Thuli Madonsela: “Passion opens doors, even when such doors are invisible and look like brick walls.”

Have a look at our feature gallery below, where we highlight a selection women-owned businesses from the North West Province.




Dimpho by Ntseki

Minnie Me Kids Salon

Keomogetse Tapestries

Nodathini Treats

Alex Mpho General Contractors






Beauty & Bubbles Spa

Prudence M Diagnostic Imaging

Palisades Lodge


If you are a female entrepreneur and would like us to feature your North-West based business, please email your business profile together with images to:


The Board of Directors of the North West Development Corporation wishes to inform stakeholders of the following NWDC Executive Management update.

The Board has reinstated Mr Tshepo Phetla to the position of Chief Executive Officer and has further appointed Mr Radichaba Malapane as the Acting Chief Financial Officer, effective from July 2021.

In addition, the position of NWDC Group Company Secretary has been filled by Mr Kabelo Mafokwane.

From August 2021, Mr Mafokwane also serves the corporation as the Acting Corporate Services Executive. (Read a profile on Mr Mafokwane)

In another executive appointment, Mr Alfred Tau joined the NWDC in the capacity of Project Executive Manager: SEZ. (currently awaiting photograph).


From the left: Mr Tshepo Phetla (CEO), Mr Radichaba Malapane (Acting CFO), Mr Kabelo Mafokwane (Company Secretary)

SMMEs, co-operatives, informal traders and hawkers are invited to apply for funding in an endeavour to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their respective businesses within the North West Province.

The North West Covid-19 Relief Fund was established by the Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT) and will be managed by the provincial economic development entity, the North West Development Corporation (NWDC).

The relief measures offered by the North West Covid-19 Relief Fund will assist in sustaining provincial enterprises during this economic crisis by working at reducing the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown on their businesses.

“Small businesses and informal traders play an important role in the growth and development of the provincial economy, and as such we developed these relief measures to enhance the sustainability of small businesses and informal traders to ensure retention of jobs”, said MEC of DEDECT, Kenetswe Mosenogi.

Eligible applicants will be able to apply for funding ranging from R1000.00 to R100 000.00 (One thousand to one hundred thousand Rands).

Applications for the North West Province COVID-19 Relief Fund will be made available on the NWDC and DEDECT websites  on 1 June 2020.

Considering that every business is unique, each application will be evaluated on a case by case basis, depending on the availability of funds.

A broad outline of the type of assistance the North West Covid-19 Relief Fund will offer includes:

Formal Business (SMME) COVID-19 Relief Interventions (CIPC registered)

  • Stock Relief Intervention
  • Rental and Municipal Bills Relief Intervention
  • Income Relief Intervention

Informal Business COVID-19 Relief Interventions (Business not registered on CIPC)

  • Income Relief Intervention
  • Stock Relief Intervention
  • Rental Relief Intervention, (e.g. hairdressers renting workstations)

Application criteria
To be able to apply for the North West COVID-19 Relief Fund, applicants need to meet a number of basic requirements, where applicable to their type of business.

Informal business (Business not registered)
1. Identity Document
2. Proof of Trading for 12 months in the North West Province (Affidavit/letter from Tribal Authority)

Formal business (CIPC registered business)
1. Proof that the business is negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Such as four months bank statements (January – April), copies of municipal bills, rental bills, stock purchase receipts etc.)
2. Copy of identity documents of business owners (certified)
3. Proof of Trading for 12 months in the North West Province (Affidavit/letter from Tribal Authority)
4. SARS compliance documents


Links to access the online registration and application portal will be made available in the Covid-19 Relief Fund portal on the NWDC website on Monday, 1 June 2020.

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