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 Zones, Fruit 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, WUR, PwC, Rabobank, FMO, RVO and other high-profile participants.
Registration and Coffee
Opening by NABC Managing Director, Ms. Irene Visser
Official Word of Welcome by His Excellency, Ambassador Bruce Koloane
Opportunities in the Agro-processing and Aquaculture Sectors in South Africa by Mr. Brian Soldaat and Mr. Pecson Mathonsi of DTI
Doing Business in South Africa by PwC
14h30 – 15h00
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)
Closure and Networking Reception
|Embassy of South Africa, Ambassador||Hon. Bruce||Koloane|
|Embassy of South Africa||Herman||van der||Kroef|
|Langendorff Tax Consultancy||Jens||Langendorff|
|HUMAN RESOURCES CAD DOORSON||Cynthia||A.||Doorson|
|UFF African Agri Investments||Duncan||Vink|
|Buhold Industries||Cees||van der||Burg|
|Agriment International BV||Jan||van||Laar|
|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|
|Wageningen Economic Research||Marc||Ruijs|
|GS Timbers||Camiel||van Gessel|
|bird control group||Sibylle||Giraud|
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.
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.
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.
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.
|From||November 27, 2017|
|Till||November 27, 2017|
|The Hague, Netherlands|