Pixley Ka Seme District

Pixley Ka Seme District

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. 

It has four national roads passing through it. De Aar, the site of the municipal headquarters, has national significance as a railway junction.

Towns: De Aar, Hanover, Carnarvon, Douglas, Marydale, Prieska, Hopetown, Richmond, Noupoort, Norvalspont, Colesberg.

Carnarvon now host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.

The district is home to three of South Africa’s major dams. Pixley Ka Seme is the largest wool-producing district in South Africa, but most of what is produced is processed in the Eastern Cape. As a consequence, opportunities exist for the establishment of a cotton mill, a tannery and a facility to add value to semi-precious stones. Horse breeding is a valuable contributor to the regional economy.

Investment opportunities:
  • De Aar rail cargo hub and workshops
  • SKA engineering, science, logistics support
  • Douglas holiday resort
  • Booktown Richmond festivals
  • Wool, pistachio nuts and venison processing
  • Water tourism activities on dams.

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Northern Cape Investment Prospectus 2021

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Northern Cape Investment Prospectus 2021