Mpumalanga

MPUMALANGA

With numerous Afromontane forest pockets throughout the province of Mpumalanga, the forestry sector is one of the major driving forces of the provincial economy.

 

While the IDC has invested much in developing and expanding these natural resource opportunities, the Corporation continues to identify sectors with a high potential for sustainable economic growth, transformation, and job creation.

 

IDC Mpumalanga operations also looks to capitalise on the province’s growing tourism market as well as agro-industries, mining and minerals beneficiation, forestry and wood products.

ABOUT THE REGION

What are the key industries and sectors that you support?

  • Mining
  • Agro-Processing and Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Manufacturing

Opportunities in the region?

  • Agro-processing and Agriculture – horticulture (production and processing of macadamia and avocados, dried fruit and vegetables), Meat Products.
  • Tourism – Adventure tourism (e.g. Graskop and Kruger National Park area)
  • Manufacturing – Localisation opportunities for import replacement where the market opportunities would be provided by the mines and power stations, for example.

What is your regional strategy and focus areas?

Our aim is to identify sectors with high potential for creating sustainable economic development along with the much-needed job opportunities as well as transformation in the economy.

 

  • Agro-Processing and Agriculture – horticulture, meat value chain
  • Tourism – adventure tourism
  • Manufacturing – localization of manufacturing components

What are your top three tips for someone applying for finance?

  • Submit a comprehensive Business Plan
  • Ensure that the market concerned is thoroughly researched in terms of, amongst others, competitor analysis, competitive advantage, demand and supply.
  • Take advantage of the existing government incentives as offered by DTIC from time to time.

Contact the Mpumalanga Regional Office: mp@idc.co.za

Mashweu Matsiela

Mpumalanga Acting Regional Manager

Nelspruit

Maxsa Building
15 Ferreira Street
Suite 702, 7th Floor
Mbombela

 

Tel: 013 752 7724
Fax: 013 752 8139
Email: mp@idc.co.za

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