Agriculture is a prominent feature of the local economy, as well as wholesale and retail services in and around the town. Various kinds of high-speed car racing and testing takes place on the roads, tracks and airport runway in or near the town.
The district covers 102 000 square kilometres in the central Karoo and contributes 11.3% of the economic activity of the province. Agricultural production includes wheat, maize, peanuts, grapes, beans, potatoes, nuts and sheep farming.
The district is sparsely populated, and predominantly rural. It contributes 11.1% to economic activity in the province. The mining and agricultural sectors provide most employment, while tourism and small-scale manufacturing are also present.
Kuruman is the headquarters of local government in this region which contributes 19.7% to the province’s economy. The Sishen iron-ore mine outside Kathu is a vast undertaking, providing employment for thousands of people.
This district accounts for 40.3% of the province’s economic activity. Strategically located and with good infrastructure, Kimberley is the leading centre in the province for retail, financial services, education, commerce and light industry.
The InvestSA One Stop Shop initiative is part of the government’s drive to lower the cost of doing business as well as making the process easier. The One Stop Shops are the point of contact for investors to engage with the relevant government departments for regulatory issues, registration, permits and licensing.
DS Corns Office Bldg, 69 Memorial Rd, Monument Heights, Kimberley, South Africa, 8301