John Taolo Gaetsewe District

John Taolo Gaetsewe District

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.

Samancor’s Mamatwan and Wessels manganese mines and plants are situated at Hotazel.

Towns: Kuruman, Kathu, Hotazel.

The local spring produces 20-million litres of water every day.

Most of the district is situated on the Ghaap Plateau, over 1 000 metres above sea-level, and can experience extreme temperatures. Most agricultural activity is limited to grazing and boer goats are a popular breed among farmers, although game hunting is growing.

Kathu has a well-developed CBD with shopping malls that arose when iron demand was high. 

Investment opportunities:
  • Kathu Industrial Park (IDC involvement)
  • Eco-tourism and hunting
  • Boesmansput diving resort
  • Gamagara Mining Corridor
  • Goat commercialisation
  • Agri-processing: olives, grains, pecan nuts, medicinal plants.

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Northern Cape Investment Prospectus 2021

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Northern Cape Investment Prospectus 2021