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Description

NABC, in collaboration with the Department for Trade and Investment (DTI) and the South African Embassy in the Hague is organizing an Investment & Business Event to present current business and investment opportunities in the agro-processing and aquaculture sectors in South Africa. The event will take place at the NH Hotel, WTC, in the Hague on Monday, November 27 at 13:00.

The South African Government and its Development Corporations have identified various strategic projects with the intention to ensure food security in the country and boost export potential.The DTI, led by Director of Investment Promotion Mr. Brian Soldaat, will present 15 fully conceptualized projects that are currently seeking project partners and investors. Projects include Agri-parks - strategically located one-stop shops for agro-production support and training, processing, logistics, storage and marketing - Aqua Culture Development ZonesFruit Processing Centers and Dairy Projects. Investment opportunities within each project exist in areas including construction, design, equipment delivery, energy solutions, agri-inputs and financing.

During the roundtable sessions and networking reception, you will be able to liaise with experts of Greenport NHN, WURPwC, Rabobank, FMO, RVO and other high-profile participants. 

Programme

Agenda

13h00             

Registration and Coffee

13h30

Opening by NABC Managing Director, Ms. Irene Visser

13h35

Official Word of Welcome by His Excellency, Ambassador Bruce Koloane

13h45

Opportunities in the Agro-processing and Aquaculture Sectors in South Africa by Mr. Brian Soldaat and Mr. Pecson Mathonsi of DTI

14h15 

Doing Business in South Africa by PwC 

14h30 – 15h00   

Coffee Break

15h00 – 16h00  Agri-Parks. Experts: Dave Vlaming (Greenport NHN) and Ir. Marc Ruijs (WUR)

16h00 – 17h00  Parallel Roundtables

Session 1: Fruit-Processing & Greenhouse Horticulture With experts Niek Schelling (Ministry of EZ) and Martine de Jong (Delphy)

Session 2: Financial Aspects of Doing Business in South Africa by (PwC)       

17h00 

Closure and Networking Reception

Speakers

Participants List:

Company Name
Embassy of South Africa, Ambassador Hon. Bruce   Koloane
Embassy of South Africa, Political Counsellor
Namhla    Gigaba
Embassy of South Africa Herman  van der Kroef
Agriprogress Pieter   Helfferich
Langendorff Tax Consultancy Jens   Langendorff
Seed2feed foundation Frans  de  Jong
HUMAN RESOURCES CAD DOORSON Cynthia  A. Doorson
Asili Solution  Evert Ter Burg
RVO Corinne   Abbas
DTI Brian    Soldaat
DTI  Pecson    Mathonsi
NABC Mackenzie    Masaki
NABC Irene    Visser
- Robert   Deidun
UFF African Agri Investments Duncan    Vink
Buhold Industries Cees van der Burg
AfricInvest Ben    Zwinkels
Rabobank Peter    Niekus
FMO Corinne    Pannekoek
PwC Albert    Elzinga
VanLomanKempHoogstad Floor   Wolters
Min LNV Niek   Schelling
Agriment International BV Jan van Laar
Flynth Hans   Geuns
Delphy Martine de Jong
YOH Invest Marc   Vissers
University of Amsterdam Yves Van Leynseele
Development Company Holland North Dave   Vlaming
C&M, Corporate and Management Thomas   De Beule
BIG Machinery BV Nico van Dongen
BIG Machinery BV Ron de Bruijn
Zwart Techniek BV Tim de Jong 
ForestEffect Fund Paulo   Bello
Arsani Consultancy nico   groen
Wageningen Economic Research Marc   Ruijs
RVO Ariane van  Beuzekom
Longonot Finance Dieter   Poortman
Fynn One Sheldon   Fynn
Nuffic Rosa   Borges
AidTrade Bert   Spenkelink
GS Timbers Hakan   Senel
GS Timbers Camiel   van Gessel
bird control group Sibylle   Giraud

Practical information

Projects being Floated for Investment

The following 15 projects will be highlighted during the South Africa Investment & Business Forum. DTI is looking for investors willing to invest in these projects. Extensive information about them can be obtained in a PDF document by clicking here.

Fruit Processing

1. Eastern Free State Apples Production

Facilitated by Distell, and in cooperation with Remmoho, the intent of this project is to establish a new, black owned, financially viable Apple Juice Concentrate (AJC) that creates business in the Eastern Free State – including Harrismith and the Bethlehem areas - by constructing a 5 tonne per hour AJC processing facility and 120 Ha new apple orchards.

4. GUABENXA VALLEY CO-OP

As part of Distell’s National AJC Project, the project aims to establish a financially viable Apple Juice Concentrate (AJC) Business by constructing a 10 tonne per hour AJC Processing Facility, and planting 520 Ha of new apple orchards on 13 existing farms. Located in the Chris Hani District (Sakhisizwe), Eastern Cape, this project would formalize an off-take of ‘processing grade’ apples to farmers, which currently doesn’t exist.

15. CAPPENY ESTATES

Cappeny Estates involves the production, cooling, processing and marketing of strawberries in suitably designed tunnel facilities with ventilation and cooling systems to ensure proper climate control. Through this, the company aims to establish and maintain a company with an excellent trade image, and establish consumer awareness in the market.

Aqua Culture Development

5. QOLORA AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT ZONE

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) are looking to implement a Marine Aquaculture Development Zone in Qolora, Eastern Cape. The project includes two phases: the establishment of infrastructure, and the establishment of support services.

6. COEGA AQAUCULTURE DEVELOPMENT ZONE

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) created the COEGA Aquaculture Development Zone to be a project that would lead to significant development in the Eastern Cape Province. 440 hectares for Aquaculture is the targeted area, located at the Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela Bay District Municipality, Port Elizabeth and Coega Industrial Zone. Environmental Authorization has been granted, and the construction of the first farms and seawater pipelines have already begun. 

Agri-Parks

Enforced by the Development of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), the Agri-Parks projects have been created to not only contribute to overall economic growth and formal employment in different sectors, but also to add to the development of local skills, and give temporary employment to the community during construction phases and local exports. They will ensure that functional regions will be promoted, which have been taken into account by the various business plans, and growing those regions in rural settings in order to mend the imbalances created by apartheid.

7. NIKANGALA AGRI-PARK, MPUMALANGA

The Agri-Hub for this Agri-Park project is located in Kameelrivier A with Phase 1 including the construction of Fresh Market produce, construction of Hyrdoponic structures, and the refurbishment of an Auction facility. The investment opportunities that exist in the agro-processing of this agri-park are within the milk processing, wool processing and red meat abattoir value chain.

9. UGU AGRI-PARK, KWAZULU-NATAL

Located in Enzingoleni (a Horseshoe farm), the agro-processing investment opportunities of the Ugu Agri-park will target the following sub-sectors: vegetables, sub-tropicl fruit bananas and macadamies) and essential oils.

10. SEDIBENG AGRI-PARK, GUATENG

With its Agri-hub located in Rietkuil, the agro-processing investment opportunities of the Sedibent Agr-park will target the red meat and poultry value chains. Along with DRDLR, this agri-park is partnered with the Guateng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

11. XHARIEP AGRI-PARK, FREE STATE

Springfontein will be the location for this Agri-hub, which is in the process of completing Phase 1: on-site work including preparation, the fencing of the site area, and the engineering structural plans are near completion, while consultants have already been appointed for infrastructure development. The investment opportunities of the agro-process in the Xhariep Agri-park are in Beef, Mutton, Venison and Aquaculture sectors.

12. CAPE WINELANDS AGRI-PARK, WESTERN CAPE

The business plans for the Cape Winelands Agri-park are still in progress, but the bulk energy nd road infrastructure as part of Phase 1 was completed at the beginning of the year. The investment opportunities aim to exist in: 1) a vegetable packing facility with cold storage s; 2) existing abattoir with new feedlot; 3) cold storage for fruit; and 4) a fruit pulp processing facility, all of which will be done at the agri-hub in Ceres, Witzenberg.

13. SEKHUKHUNE AGRI-PARK, LIMPOPO

Miling and Operations – mize and sorghum miling, de-hulling, service or swap miling, and production mile – are the areas where agro-processing and other investment opportunities exist for the Sekhukhune Agri-park, with its Agri-Hub located in Elias Motsaledi. Phase 1 of the project, which has already been completed, was to create a Business Plan for the renovation of eight poultry houses and the construction of chicken abattoir.

14. NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA AGRI-PARK NORTH WEST

The Agri-hub is located in Sprinbokpan, with investment opportunities present in: primary processing (animal feed production, secondary processing (maize meal, rice and Samp production), and Advanced processing (starch paste and maize oil production). The Ngaka Modiri Molema Agri-park is the furthest along, as both phase 1 and 2 have been completed: 1) Silos have been renovated; and 2) Contracts for a warehouse, access roads and external works, roads, water and electricity have been awarded. 

8. CHIRS HANI AGRI-PARK EASTERN CAPE

The Chris Hani Agri-hub is located in Ncorcha Instika Yethu. Phase 1 of this Agri-park project included the completion of two Ncorcha dairies, the identification of various livestock and maize projects, and the drafting of production plans.

Dairy

2. CLOVER

The Clover Project’s initial objective is to substantially grow the dairy industry by establishing a multi-disciplinary industrial park, giving South Africa access to the export market and developing the value chain in a way that promotes equity, sustainability and competitiveness. It is currently in process of restructuring its business where the Milk Procurement operations would be done through Dairy Farmers of South Africa. The industrial park will be located in Estcourt KSN, while the farms will be located within various provinces within South Africa.

Click here to view the official document of the Top 15 Agriculture and Aquaculture Investment Projects. 

 

Event details

South Africa Investment and Business Event
From November 27, 2017
Till November 27, 2017
Agribusiness
NABC events
Forum
The Hague, Netherlands
irene.visser@nabc.nl
+31 (0)610278647