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The North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT) invites start-up and small business enterprises that are duly registered to apply to the Empowerment Fund.

The objective of the fund is to support qualifying applicants with machinery and equipment to reduce their cost of doing business.

Applications close on 6 August 2021.

Click to open the department’s advert to view the full information.


The Board of Directors of the North West Development Corporation wishes to inform stakeholders of an 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.

The changes are with immediate effect.

Members of the media in the North West Province are called upon to re-ignite their passion,  to deliver outstanding journalism, reporting, broadcasting, programming, photography and more.

The 2021 North West Media Awards season was officially declared open on Friday, 28 May 2021 at this year’s launch function held at the Rustenburg Golf Club.

Exceptionally hosted by comedian Jonez Blaq Gzus, the launch kicked-off the evaluation season for North West-based members of the media and media houses, and announced the myriad of available categories.

The North West Media Awards are led by veteran journalist and digital media entrepreneur Ananias Ndlovu from Quick Acts, supported by the Bojanala Press Club and a selected team of evaluators. NWDC’s Marketing & Communications Manager and Communication Specialist were also in attendance, showing support for this prestigious initiative to grow and support local media.

Categories in which persons from the media, and even provincial communicators are invited to compete in 2021 include:

  • Journalist of the Year
  • Photographer of the Year
  • News Reader of the Year
  • Presenter of the Year
  • Sport Presenter of the Year
  • Radio Station of the Year
  • Newspaper of the Year
  • Current Affairs Programme of the Year
  • Programme of the Year
  • Communicator of the Year

In the coming months leading up to the awards function in December 2021, the Media Awards team will, as they put it, unapologetically go knocking on the doors of corporates and businesses in the province to obtain as many prize sponsors as possible.

Are you a North West or national business? Please consider a prize or product or service sponsorship for a well-deserving journalist to keep independent media alive whilst building your brand.

For more information on the North West Media Awards:
WhatsApp 078 645 6037
Facebook page:
Web page:


Calling all registered exporters  – A call for export of these products to the listed countries are included in the latest trade lead received internationally, and released by the dtic.

  • Macadamia Nut Oil (organic, unrefined, cold-pressed), for Japan
  • Quartzite stone (AE1406), 0-4mm, for Egypt
  • Quartzite stone (AE1408), 0-6mm, for Egypt


To access the detailed Trade Lead Bulletin documents with all the specifications:

Registered exporters who are able to supply the products listed above are encouraged to contact the NWDC’s trade office if they require assistance with their application.

For assistance, contact Poloko Maphula by emailing:

Exporters  are kindly requested to respond to trade inquiries in this bulletin if you 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. Manufactures / exports the exact product requested by the importer.

5. If you have the 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 dtic using the following e-mail address:

The dtic wishes to thank your entity for the efforts put forward in growing South Africa’s Exports.

The NWDC introduces its newly-appointed Board of Directors, whose term of office runs from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2024.

Ms Monica Sentle remains the Chairperson of the Board while the Deputy Chair is Mr Kenneth Kopano Konopi.






The list of Directors is as follows:

Ms. Monica Sentle, Chairperson
Mr. Kenneth Kopano Konopi, Deputy Chairperson
Ms. Sharon Mmakopi Maleka
Ms. Magogodi Elizabeth Tebogo Malaka
Ms. Nkamoheng Phadu-More
Ms. Mmanake Jo-Anne Msiza
Dr. Shima Henock Nokaneng
Mr. Radichaba Shully Malapane
Mr. Mojaki Ernest Mojaki
Mr. Senzo Wenty Ncongolo

The incoming Board of Directors was inducted on 22 April 2021, with its first Board meeting held on 23 April 2021.

The Board comes with a wealth of experience and expertise and the NWDC is excited to welcome their valuable presence and input.

Click here to view Board members’ qualifications and experience.

Click here to view the Board Members’ page

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