North West Province offers:
Numerous existing investment opportunities in tourism, eco-tourism, mining, manufacturing, agriculture, and many more. Modern industrial parks and commercial centres complimented by sophisticated banking and financial services.
A sophisticated infrastructure with superlatative road and rail links, international airport, and state of the art telecommunications. Close proximity to Guateng Province, South Africa's economic powerhouse, and a geographic location which makes the Platinum Province the gateway to re rest of Africa.
A provincial government wholly committed to facilitating business expansion.
Numerous incentives including re-location assistance and tax holidays.
Excellent educational and health facilities. Africa's tourism and wildlife Mecca, and a climate conducive to the ultimate outdoor life.
Visits www.investnorthwest.co.za (Invest North West) for more infomation.
remains a priority of the North West which allocated
nearly a third of its 1995 budget to educate its people,
including the pupil population which is the fifth largest
in South Africa.
The Province aims to provide ten years of compulsory education for basic numerally, literacy, and writing skills. The pupil:teacher and pupil:classroom ratios will be reduced to 35 to one. Better school facilities will include the construction of 197 urban and 543 rural classrooms by the department of Public Works.
Pre-primary, primary, secondary, technical, agricultural, and private schools can be found throughout the Province. Potchefstroom has 11 secondary schools which accommodate 30% of the pupils in the province while neighboring Klerksdorp has 19 primary schools, 10 secondary schools, six colleges and a satellite Technikon which draws students from as far afields as Zeerust and Vryburg. Tertiary facilities include two universities, a world class hotel school, several manpower training facilities, a satellite Technikon Campus, and agricultural, nursing and technical colleges.
They offer a range of qualifications from academic degrees to short practical courses to equip students for immediate employment. The North West University of Potchefstroom campus has the best pharmaceutical faculty in the country, while the Boskop Training Centre provides job related skills in the field of agriculture and is recognized as the best of five such institutions in South Africa.
Mmabatho also offers diverse and specialized training opportunities at its University, Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, Manpower Training Centre, and special training colleges for teachers with experience but limited qualifications.
Visits: www.uniwest.ac.za (University of the North West) | www.puk.ac.za (Potchefstroom University) for more information.
The North West Provincial Legislator administers its region in terms of the country's constitution which allows it the same degree of autonomy and responsibility as the other eight provinces. The Legislature is led by premier Maureen Modiselle, and comprises an executive council of 10 members and are known as MEC's (Members of the Executive Council). Each MEC, the provincial equivalent of a cabinet Minister, is responsible for at least one portfolio.
The North West provincial departments are: In addition, the acting Director General of the North West Province, Mr Abram Tlaletsi, is responsible for running the public service and daily administration of the North West, His other responsibility is to establish an effective administration machinery for the province. This entails depth and capacity for fiscal and administrative accountability.