TRADE AND INVESTMENT LIMPOPO
OF SOUTH AFRICA

“The link to business growth”


Mr. Cassel Mathale
The Premier of Limpopo

LIMPOPO FACT FILE

 TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN LIMPOPO

Premier: Hon. Mr. Cassel Mathale

Capital: Polokwane

Main Districts:

  • Capricorn
  • Vhembe
  • Mopani
  • Waterberg
  • Sekhukhune

Area: 125 454 square km

Population: 5, 3 million (2008)

Population Density: 41.78 people per square km

Economic Active Population (EAP): 1 565 833


Education Level: 707 564
Matric: 519 501
Certificate: 153 225
Degree: 50 444
Postgrad Degree: 14 045

Business Language: English

Currency: Rand

Inflation Target (2009): 3 to 6% of CPIX

Current Inflation rate (April 2009): 8, 6% of CPIX

Producer Price Index (April 2009): 7.3%

Prime Rate% (2nd Quarter: 2009): 13%

National GDP growth-rate (2007): 3, 1%

National GDP at market prices (2007): R2 trillion

Limpopo GDP growth rate (2007): 4.4%

Limpopo GDP at market prices (2007): R 138.2 billion


  • Access to Africa’s markets
  • Developed infrastructure connecting
  • Limpopo the entire SADC region and the world
    Excellent investment opportunities and a business friendly environment
  • Top-rate telecommunication systems
  • Well-developed trade support facilities
  • Transparent and fair trading
  • Government policies that ensure political and economic stability
  • Competitive investment incentives
  • Skilled and semi-skilled labour force Unsurpassed
  • Quality of life.

ORIGINS OF GDP/SECTOR CONTRIBUTION LIMPOPO (2007)

Mining: 24.4%

Agriculture: 3.1%

Government: 16.3%

Finance and Real Estate: 16.7%

Manufacturing: 3.3%

Electricity: 2.4%

Construction: 1.7%

Retail and Wholesale: 1 0.0%

Transport and Communication: 6.7%

Services: 4.1%

Taxes: 11.3%

Total Percentage: 100%

(Source: STATSSA)

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