Calling all registered exporters – Do you manufacture, grow, produce or export:
Corn (white or yellow)
A call for 1 500 tonnes per month to the UAE is included in the latest trade lead 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 014 594 2570 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 theReply Formand return it to the dti and NWDC as per the email addresses supplied on the reply form.
Ms Alicia Tjale has been appointed as the Chairperson of the NWDC Board of Directors effective 31 July 2019.
The appointment is for the current board’s term of office ending 30 June 2020.
In January 2019 Ms Tjale was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and as the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Ms Tjale is a Chartered Accountant and a member of SAICA and the IRBA.
She holds B Comm and B Comm Honours (CTA) degrees from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Ms Tjale brings with her a wealth of experience in the fields of auditing, financial management, financial accounting and taxation. Her former employers include, among other, Magalies Water, SAAB Grintek and the Auditor General.
Ms Tjale resides in Rustenburg, in the North West Province.
During July 2019, a proudly North West product – Moonshine Reflective Livestock Spray was launched to the communities of Dryharts and Matlapaneng villages near Taung as part of Mandela Month initiatives.
The innovative product, Moonshine, is a reflective paint for livestock that makes animals visible at night to motor vehicle drivers, thus avoiding accidents and protecting livestock and motorists alike. During the launch, members of the community received the product to use it to spray and thus protect their livestock.
The innovator of Moonshine, Morebodi Memphis Kaotsane hails from Pudimoe Village in the Taung area. He was also present at the launch. Development of the product started after Morebodi won second place in the 2016 North West Innovation Competition that was hosted by the Office of the Premier, NWDC, NWU and TIA.
Since its conceptualisation, the NWU’s Technology Transfer and Innovation Support Office, in collaboration with the NWDC, has been assisting Morebodi with the technical development of the product, which included ensuring that the spray is not harmful to livestock’s hides.
The launch of the product at the innovator’s community of origin near Taung was made possible by the Road Accident Fund (RAF). The RAF has come out in support of Moonshine and have sponsored the first order of two thousand cans. Their vision is to roll-out the product to other provinces.
In a background document to the event, the NWU’s Technology Transfer and Innovation Support office stated that:
“We find great inspiration in the Moonshine project in that it demonstrates:
That rural youth innovation is alive and well in the North West Province
That our rural citizens can devise solutions to the challenges in their own communities
That donkeys and cows play an integral role in the livelihoods of our rural families: behind every donkey or cow, is a family”
Moonshine’s innovator, Morebodi Kaotsane has also been selected as a 2019 finalist in the SAB Foundation’s Social Innovation Awards. The Social Innovation Awards are aimed at innovators, social entrepreneurs, institutions and social enterprises with prototypes or early-stage businesses that can solve social problems. Videos on the finalists are currently being produced as part of the competition’s judging process. Since Memphis was shortlisted by the SAB, he has been invited to attend a two-day workshop as part of the competition process, that will take place from 27 to 29 August 2019. At the end of the workshop, applicants will present their innovation solution and up-scaling plans to a panel of judges, resulting in the selection of the winners. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony scheduled for October 2019.
For more information on Moonshine, contact Morebodi Kaotsane on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured in Dryharts village at the launch of Moonshine Reflective Spray, were, from the left: Mr Siphamandla Gumbi, Senior Manager: Road Safety at RAF; Ms Malebo Molefe, Provincial RAF Manager, Mafikeng CSS; Mr Morebodi Kaotsane, Innovator of Moonshine; Mr Hannes Malan, Commercialisation and Advancement Technology Transfer & Innovation-Support Office, NWU and Ms Hantie Hoogkamer, Manager Research & Innovation at NWDC.
Pictured in Dryharts village at the launch of Moonshine Reflective Spray, were, from the left, front: Ms Ketlareng Polori, Senior Specialist: Commercialization at the Technology Transfer & Innovation-Support Office, NWU; Mr Siphamandla Gumbi, Senior Manager: Road Safety at RAF; Mr Morebodi Kaotsane, Innovator of Moonshine; and Mr Tshidiso Motlhabi, Assistant Director, Stakeholder Management in the Office of the Premier. Back: Mr Hannes Malan, Commercialisation and Advancement at the Technology Transfer & Innovation-Support Office, NWU.
The Moonshine launch would not have been possible without teamwork and superb support staff. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the support staff in this picture. From the left: Ms Ketlareng Polori, Senior Specialist: Commercialisation at the Technology Transfer & Innovation-Support Office, NWU; Ms Suzan Boikanyo, Office Support Admin: Research & Innovation Unit, NWDC; Ms Baile Mankuroane, Tenant Coordinator at NWDC’s Taung branch and Mr Gilbert Seikaneng, General Engineering Services at NWDC’s Ganyesa branch.
Members of the public are invited to attend a public participation session for the designation of the proposed Bojanala Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The zone will be located in the Mogwase area in the Moses Kotane local municipality.
Details of the public session are as follows:
Date: 21 June 2019
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Venue: Orbit TVET College, Mankwe Campus, Mogwase
The planned installation of an electric fence with security cameras will be fast-tracked following a robbery incident at the Manyane Resort on Saturday 8 June 2019. Manyane is a tourist resort operated by Golden Leopard Resorts (GLR), and is located inside the perimeters of Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
At approximately 21:00 that evening, a group of four or five assailants gained access to one of the Manyane chalets through an open door. The attackers bore knives and threatened the married couple. After attempts by the husband to chase out the attackers were unsuccessful, he fatally shot one and wounded another. The remaining assailants fled on foot with a laptop and its bag.
Resort security, management, and the local police were swiftly on the scene. While SAPS members took statements and processed the scene, the resort’s management supported the couple and moved them to another chalet, where a security guard was also posted.
In the months leading up the incident, Golden Leopard Resorts engaged with Pilanesberg management on the security challenges following breaches in the latter part of 2018 and early 2019. Thanks to that, the patrolling of the perimeter and at the resort have increased. An additional measure is the installation of electric fencing around the camp. Work has already begun in the clearing of the bush and the digging of the trench. The management of Golden Leopard Reports will ensure that this project is fast-tracked and additional manpower from its sister resorts are being brought in to speed up the construction.
From spoor tracking following such incidents, it was found that footprints lead into the park and disappear in several directions near the fence towards the main roads. It is assumed that these criminal elements have found ways to breach the Pilanesberg Reserve’s fence bordering the local towns and then trek through the park at night, targeting lighted areas such as Manyane.
An ongoing concern for the resort is that of a nearby tavern operating into late hours on Friday and Saturday nights. On many occasions has the resort raised its concerns regarding the tavern with the municipality and the local police station. Apart from the noise disturbance, there is a huge consumption of alcohol and rowdiness at the tavern, which seems to correlate with incidents at the resort on Friday and Saturday evenings. Golden Leopard Resorts will intensify its efforts to come to an amicable agreement regarding the tavern.
Immediate improved security measures implemented
Golden Leopard Resorts (GLR) assures its guests that it is considering all possible measures to increase the security at its resorts and improve the safety of its guests.
As an immediate intervention, the resort has recalled all security staff from leave and off days so that there is more security on sight during the upcoming long weekend and winter school holidays.
Security personnel from GLR’s sister resorts in Mahikeng will also be re-deployed to Manyane adding to more officers patrolling.
The main gate to the camp as well as the entrance gate will, going forward, close at 20:00 and any guest wishing to exit or leave the resort to access nearby facilities such as Sun City will be issued with a special pass-out signed by either the Security Manager or the Resort GM.
Guests arriving after 20:00 to the resort must please ensure they have their reservation booking as confirmation and notify reception so that they can alert the gate security.
Every vehicle entering the resort at both gates will be thoroughly searched and we ask guests to exercise patience when there are queues.
We value our guests and their experiences and will ensure that we do everything in our power to provide a safe and secure environment. GLR is aware that criminal elements will try to find ways to overcome such and therefore we want to also advise our guests and day visitors to please be vigilant and if at any point you notice anyone or anything that seems suspicious, please immediately bring it to our attention via the front office, security or resort manager.