Limpopo is a land of legend. Home to ancient lands and pre-historic secrets.

It is a land of beautiful and contrasting landscape, which is typical of Africa hence it has become a favourite destination for leisure and adventure travellers worldwide. This adventurous province prides itself of its unique region of infinite scenic beauty with a great diversity of natural and manmade attractions, rich cultural heritage and an abundance of wildlife and nature-based tourism opportunities.

The province shares borders with the neighbouring SADC (Southern Africa Development Community) countries of Botswana in the western side, Mozambique on the east and Zimbabwe in the north.

The Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA) was established in terms of the LEDA Act 5 of 2016. The establishment of LEDA culminated in the amalgamation of four historical agencies, namely: Trade and Investment Limpopo (TIL), the Limpopo Business Support Agency (LIBSA), the Limpopo Agricultural Development Corporation (LADC) and the Limpopo Economic Development Enterprise (LimDev).

The amalgamated of the economic development agencies was officially announced by the Premier in February 2010 in the State of the Province Address. As a micro Economic Policy imperative, LEDA is envisaged to implement programmes based key economic policy directives.

Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive operations, with a broad range of future development options, provides many of the future-enabling metals and minerals for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing every day demands of billions of consumers. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and to mine, process, move and market our future-enabling products to our customers – safely and sustainably.

 

As a responsible producer of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, premium quality iron ore and metallurgical coal for steelmaking, and nickel – with crop nutrients in development – we are committed to being carbon neutral across our operations by 2040. More broadly, our Sustainable Mining Plan commits us to a series of stretching goals to ensure we work towards a healthy environment, creating thriving communities and building trust as a corporate leader. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock enduring value from precious natural resources for the benefit of the communities and countries in which we operate, for society as a whole, and for our shareholders. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

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Musina Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) in the Vhembe District in Limpopo was designated by the South African Government as the preferred site for the location the SEZ. The South African Government through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has designated the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) located in the Limpopo Province, Vhembe District and straddling between the two local municipalities of Musina and Makhado. In line with the Special Economic Zone Act, 2014 the Minister for the Department of Trade and Industry has issued an Operator Permit to facilitate investment. The MMSEZ is located closer to Beitbridge Border Gate, which is the second biggest port of entry in South Africa and a gateway to other SADC countries.

The Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone comprises two sites, one focusing primarily on Energy and Metallurgy and the other on three sectors, i.e. general manufacturing, agro-processing and logistics.

The Vhembe district in the Limpopo Province is endowed with mineral resources such a diamond. Coking coal with potential for beneficiation. This Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is intended to accelerate economic growth, development and job creation in Limpopo through:

• Promoting Industrialisation
• Facilitating increased trade and investment
• Supporting the development if sustainable enterprises
• Ensuring Infrastructure Development

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa Limited was established in 1940 through an Act of Parliament (Industrial Development Corporation Act, 22 of 1940) and is fully owned by the South African Government.

IDC priorities are aligned with the national policy direction as set out in the National Development Plan (NDP), Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and industry Master Plans. Our mandate is to maximise our development impact through job-rich industrialisation, while contributing to an inclusive economy by, among others, funding black-owned and empowered companies, black industrialists, women, and youth-owned and empowered enterprises.

The Impact Catalyst is an initiative founded by Anglo American, the CSIR, Exxaro, World Vision South Africa and Zutari, to create mechanisms that drive large-scale, socio-economic development initiatives through public-private partnerships. The initiatives will be designed to leverage collaboration across all sectors and will be selected for impact beyond the scale of individual participants. Joint programmes are established between The Impact Catalyst and the Office of the Premier in the selected provinces through the Collaborative Regional Development Platform. The first Regional Socio-Economic Development Platform was launched in the Limpopo Province in partnership with the Office of the Premier in the province. The focus is on improving the health, wellbeing and living conditions of communities across Limpopo.

Founded in 2004, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd (GAN) is a business-to-business print and digital media company based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa.

At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. This did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective.

This led to the creation of Brand South Africa, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign.

There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.