The North West Provincial Executive Council has during its meeting held on 29 November 2023 received a report on progress regarding the pledges made by investors during the Premier’s dinner with investors in September this year. The investment pledges are set to rejuvenate the economy of the province and create much needed jobs for locals.

During the investment dinner, the province successfully secured thirty investment commitments to the value of R132.4 billion. Of the original thirty projects, fifteen have been confirmed and are at different stages of readiness.

The confirmed projects have a total value of R45, 398 billion. Five projects are ready for implementation and will be rolled out in the next three months while four projects will be ready in the next six to twelve months. Several more projects will be processed in the next two years.

The Executive Council also received progress on the Bojanala Special Economic Zone (SEZ) which is envisaged to offer a diversity of industrial, business and investment opportunities while transforming the region into a sustainable beneficiation hub for mineral and agro-processing as well as manufacturing. The SEZ is expected to create one hundred construction sites and close to one thousand jobs in the next twelve months.

Furthermore, the Executive Council reflected on the disturbing phenomenon of violence in schools, particularly instances where gangsters have been forcefully gaining entry into schools. The Executive Council has resolved that a minimum of two security personnel be appointed through the Expanded Public Works Programme as an interim measure while a lasting solution is being sought.

The Executive Council expressed satisfaction at the roll out of Accelerated Service Delivery Thuntsha Lerole Programme in various municipalities across the province. This week government will visit Ditsobotla Local Municipality to reinforce its ongoing commitments to address service delivery challenges confronting this municipality.

Issued by Office of the Premier

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Sello Tatai
Spokesperson to the Premier
North West Provincial Government
Cell: 064 756 2510 / 082 450 7842


Brian Setswambung
Provincial Head of Communication
Office of the Premier
North West Provincial Government
Cell: 076 012 4501