President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday address delegates on the first day of the Limpopo Investment Conference in Polokwane.
Ramaphosa’s pre-recorded message will be virtual.
The two-day conference will focus on attracting investment into the province mainly in industries such as mining, renewable energy and agriculture.
Private stakeholders including private mining companies and representatives from BRICS ((Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) block of nations will give inputs together with Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe.
Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha will open the conference officially.
The investment conference will further position the province’s investment and industrialisation discourse, emphasising the opportunity to take advantage of the untapped and latent business opportunities flowing from traditional and new growth sectors embedded in the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone.
It will also bring investors, industrial players, economists, business experts and academics to debate and bring about solutions for growing new industries, thereby supporting job creation, aiding in reducing poverty and contributing towards increasing the country’s tax base.
The conference hopes to start new enterprises in the mining and mineral beneficiation sector, open new enterprises in the agriculture and agro-processing sector, begin new enterprises in renewable and alternative energy and invest in the current and unique tourism opportunities.
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