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 NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE and

BRICS EXPO (PTY)LTD

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MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT


We are delighted to partner BRICS EXPO (Pty) Ltd to host this Northern Cape & BRICS Trade, Tourism & International
Investors Conference & Expo.

This is the investment destination that can offer you diamonds and stars.
The Northern Cape Province is world
renowned for its astronomy potential which is currently realised by means of the Karoo Array Telescope and the development of the Square Kilometer Array Project.

To structure all of the above mentioned, the Northern Cape developed the Northern Cape Provincial Growth and Development Strategy. The intent of the strategy is to realize the opportunities that the Province offers.

We offer you the opportunity of trade in our commodities and the beneficiation of our resources. A key driver for us as
a Province is to utilize our resources in manufacturing- to add value to our treasures. We would like to offer our “BRIC” partners, the opportunity of a lifetime by either trading with us or investing in our resources and their beneficiation.

I would like to extend to you the opportunity of mutual benefit; all parties have so much to offer, let's combine our
efforts to the benefit of all.
 
The purpose of the EXPO is to provide a platform and to showcase South Africa and NORTHERN CAPE products with
buyers and exhibitors from the targeted BRICS (BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA) and other Southern African countires.

This is intended to facilitate networking and matchmaking possibilities for both local businesses and their foreign
counterparts. The platform will also showcase the NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE as an ideal tourism and investment
destination and strengthen the relationship between South Africa and our BRIC partners.


The Key Economic Sectors being promoted are:-

• Manufacturing & Industry Development
• Mining & Mineral Benefication
• Kimberley Diamond and Jewellery Hub
• Kimberley International Diamond and
   Jewellery Academy (Skills Development)
• Agriculture and Agro Processing
• Petro Chemicals and Chemical
   Downstreaming
• Transport, Logistics and Freight
• Financial Services and Business Process
   Outsourcing
• Tourism and Real Estate
• SMME Development

 
It is fitting that the first and inaugural BRICS EXPO AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS CONFERENCE is taking place in the resource rich Northern Cape Province. The Province is an ideal Tourism and
Investment Destination with an impressive range of opportunities and we look forward to forging closer ties and bi-lateral relationships with our BRIC partners for many years to come.




Mr. P Seboko Head of Department Department of Economic Development & Tourism
 
         

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  NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE and

BRICS EXPO (PTY)LTD

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF BRICS EXPO (PTY) LTD



Welcome to the Northern Cape Province!! We are delighted to co-host the inaugural NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE BRICS EXPO AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TOURISM CONFERENCE in partnership with the North West Province Provincial Government.

This international event is divided into three areas, viz: the Trade, Tourism and Investment Expo.

We are confident that the NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE BRICS EXPO AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TOURISM CONFERENCE will not only stimulate economic growth, but also foster trust and understanding between our countries by promoting trade, cultural and grassroots ex-change.

Further to the BRICS CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT signed by the Leaders of this region, we believe that the inaugural NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE BRICS EXPO AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TOURISM CONFERENCE is a reflection of the fundamental importance of our multi lateral relationships with countries from this dynamic region.
 
I would like to thank the sponsors, the Task Team of the Northern Cape Provincial Government, the Project Management Team of BRICS EXPO (Pty) Ltd and all the participants for their significant contributions. Your participation will play an invaluable role in enhancing our ongoing political, commercial and personal partnerships with our friends from BRICS (BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA, SOUTH AFRICA)

BRICS EXPO (Pty) Ltd wishes all of you tremendous success and trusts that the NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE BRICS EXPO AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TOURISM CONFERENCE will be a platform to promote deep and enduring ties across a broad range of fields.

BRICS EXPO (Pty) Ltd wishes all of you tremendous success and trusts that the NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE BRICS EXPO AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TOURISM CONFERENCE will be a platform to promote deep and enduring ties across a broad range of fields.

 
Welcome again to our country and the NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE! A Province that is resource rich and the ideal Tourism and Investment destination!!




Zane Dawood
President and CEO
 
         

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     NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE
         LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

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The Northern Cape Province is the largest province in South Africa and offers investment opportunities in various
thriving industries, including mining and mineral processing, agriculture and agro-processing, fishing and mariculture, manufacturing and value-added processing.

It is located in the western part of South Africa and borders in the north-west with Namibia. It consists of five district
municipalities and 26 local municipalities. The geo-graphical area of the province is 362 591.41square kilometres, covering just over 30% of South Africa.

Provincial growth and development strategy
The provincial growth and development strategy focusing on the following key economic sectors to realise the
socio-economic priorities of the province:

• Agriculture and agri-processing
• Fishing and mariculture
• Mining and mineral beneficiation
• Manufacturing
• Tourism
• Knowledge economy
• Energy
 
Economic potential and investment profile
The competitive and comparative advantages of the Northern Cape e can be summarise as follows:

• Mineral resources
• Climate and air quality
• Open spaces
• Astronomy
• Coastline

Mining and mineral beneficiation
The vibrant mining and agricultural industries in the Northern Cape are the dominant economic contributors with the
mining sector responsible for 26,1% of the provincial GDP, while the agricultural sector remains the biggest employer
and generates 7,4% of the GDP for the Northern Cape.
 
The vast mineral wealth of the Northern Cape continues to create extensive development and mineral beneficiation
opportunities with major mining expansion on the cards for the John Taolo Gaetsewe district. In the previous financial year, the province allocated R26-million to the development of the Kimberley Diamond and Jewellery Hub.

Kimberley remains the diamond capital of the country with 95% of diamond production passing through the city and
almost all of South African alluvial diamond mining activities take place within a 200km radius of the City of Diamonds.


The Northern Cape province is the gateway to huge mineral resources, the most well-known being diamonds.
The province produces some of the best quality alluvial and marine diamonds in the world.
 

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The Sishen mine in the Northern Cape is the biggest source of iron ore in South Africa and contains 84% of ore reserves.

More than 25% of the world's manganese is supplied by the Northern Cape, and South Africa contains 80% of the world's manganese reserves, most of which are concentrated in the Northern Cape.

All South Africa's reserves of tiger's eye and sugilite are concentrated in the Northern Cape.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

• Manufacturing and processing of raw materials such as lead, iron, manganese, copper diamonds, gemstones,
iron ore and granite.

• Beneficiation of precious and semi-precious stones and minerals for diamonds, Tiger's Eye, sugilite, topaz,
rose quartz, jasper, chrysoberyl, amethysts, agate, amazonite and picture stones.

• Diamond cutting and polishing as well as jewellery manufacturing.

AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-PROCESSING

Agriculture is the second most important economic activity in the Province.
The Northern Cape is generally drier
than the rest of South Africa, but has fertile soil, several rivers and produces some of the country's finest quality
agricultural projects.
  The arid conditions have benefits for livestock producers in that the nutritional value of the veldt remains relatively high throughout the year. Two of the biggest rivers in South Africa, namely the Orange and the Vaal, run through the Northern Cape and forms the backbone of approximately 140 000 hectares of irrigation in the province. The Northern Cape is a major exporter of table grapes, fruit and meat, and is responsible for much of South Africa's sheep and goat farming. Most crop farming takes place along the fertile banks of the Orange River or in the intensely irrigated Vaalharts region in the north-east.

The vibrant agricultural and agroprocessing industries also offer viable development scenarios in the food processing sector, irrigation development, crops and product range expansion for export and niche markets. The fishing and mariculture industries also present an ideal environment for growth and investment as the west coast of the Northern Cape Province offers favourable biological conditions, excellent shore-based infrastructure and a strong research and development base for potential ventures.
 

TOURISM
Tourism is one of the most important economic contributors to the provincial GDP of the Northern Cape Province.
The Northern Cape provincial government has identified the vibrant tourism sector as one of huge potential growth
and has implemented strategies to expand their domestic and international markets as well as increasingly appealing
to the adventure sports travellers and eco-tourists.


The province has repositioned itself as the mecca for extreme and adventure sports and has rolled out an extensive
marketing campaign under the brand pillars of Extreme Culture, Extreme Adventure and Extreme Nature. These
brand pillars highlight the unique offerings of the Northern Cape that would appeal to a broad range of potential
tourists.

 
 

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The essence of South Africa's largest province is captured by its people, its rich cultural diversity and important
historical assets. The Northern Cape proudly celebrates the unique cultures that build the landscape of this vast
province.

The various provincial parks offer amazing investment opportunities for potential investors as the Northern Cape
provincial government is actively pursuing public-private partnerships to develop the full tourism potential of the region.

Opportunities include resort development at Vanderkloof Dam, Rolfontein private reserve and Goegap Nature Reserve.

The development potential at these sites would be a joint venture with the provincial government as the reserves are government assets. Pre-feasibility studies have already been completed and prospective developments include holiday resorts, accommodation facilities, restaurants and conference centres, which will significantly increase the province's tourism product offerings.
  INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
• Further development at Vanderkloof Dam Nature Reserves, including Rolfontein, Doringkloof as well as
Namaqualand Provincial Nature Reserve and Wildebeeskuil Rock Art Centre
• Tourism development opportunities at seven potential tourism clusters centred around culture, space, oasis,
diamonds, outdoor adventures, rivers, grapes, the Atlantic ocean and wild flowers

RENEWABLE ENERGY

In line with the national government's priority to a green economy, renewable energy presents numerous exciting
investment prospects. The province is actively exploring alternative sources of energy, specifically centred around
solar, wind and nuclear sources. Plans are already underway to build a massive solar park capable of generating 8% of the country's electricity needs near Upington.

A pre-feasibility study has found that South Africa has one of the best solar resources on the planet and this solar park could change the region's economic landscape from reliance on agriculture and mining to include other sectors such as renewable energy and the manufacturing of solar-related components.
 

It is already estimated that this initiative could generate up to 800 permanent jobs and 3000 temporary construction jobs, which could positively counteract unemployment in the province.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
• Wind
• Solar
• Independent Power Producer or Park
• Services


TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
INFRASTRUCTURE

• Upington Cargo Hub
• Port Nolloth Deepwater Harbour
• Upington Airport Moth Balling
• Port Nolloth & Hondeklip Bay Harbour
  & Fishing Projects
• Adventure Sport
• Bloodhound
• SKA – Meerkat
• Upington Solar Park – Renewable Energy
• Rooibos Tea Plantation
• Gamagara Mining Corridor
• SEZ

 
         
       
 


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Northern Cape Province
and BRICS EXPO (Pty) Ltd

The Northern Cape Province is delighted to host the BRIC (BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA) countries for the first and inaugural Northern Cape Province AND BRICS (BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA) TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT EXPO.

The essence of the Expo is to create a platform that will bring together under one roof, different people that are geared towards developing links and partnerships through trade and investment networks. In partnership with BRICS EXPO (Pty) Ltd, we are excited that this kind of event will not only put the Northern Cape in the national and international public eye but will also create a platform which will hopefully see a number of multi – lateral agreements being discussed and agreed upon by many of those that shall be participating in the event.


 

 

 



Hon. Silvia Lucas
Premier
Northern Cape Province

 








Message from the MEC
Northern Cape Province

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a big, hearty and warm South African welcome to our guests, visitors and investors from Brazil, Russia, India and China! I am equally delighted to welcome our guests from Africa and all our exhibitors and participants. Welcome to the Northern Cape Province!! I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to BRICS EXPO (PTY) LTD in organizing this landmark and inaugural Northern Cape Province AND BRICS TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT EXHIBITION AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS CONFERENCE. The exhibition and International Investors Conference will provide us with a platform to showcase the Northern Cape Province as an ideal Investment and Tourism destination. We are humbled that the first and inaugural Northern Cape Province AND BRICS TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT EXHIBITION AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS CONFERENCE is being held in the Northern Cape Province. This will ensure that our multi-lateral ties will be strengthened and cemented with our BRIC partners, by our collective partnership in business and the further economic development and cooperation, in the fastest growing sectors of our Provincial economy.

 

 

 

The GDP of the Northern Cape Province has grown from R39.8 Billion in 1996 to R129.9 Billion in 2007. We are dedicated in positioning the Northern Cape Province to becoming one of the major contributors to the national economy. Trade between the BRIC nations and Africa increased from US $21.9 Billion in 2000 to US $164.6 Billion in 2008. By 2030 the trade is expected to exceed US $4 Trillion. The Northern Cape Province is dedicated in contributing towards this effort and we are looking forward to establishing cooperation and investment agreements with our BRIC partners.


We are also delighted that the Northern Cape Province AND BRIC TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT EXHIBITION AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS CONFERENCE will also provide a platform for small, macro and medium enterprises (SMME’S) to participate meaningfully in this mega event and give them the opportunity to engage with our BRIC partners to forge partnerships and linkages for mutual benefit. I wish all of you tremendous success and prosperity in all your endeavors. Once again welcome to the Northern Cape Province – the ideal trade, tourism and investment destination!!




Mr John Bloack
MEC
Northern Cape Province

 































  

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