Cel­e­brat­ing the Jour­ney of African Unity

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Africa Day is tak­ing place on 25th April, com­mem­o­rat­ing the found­ing of the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of African Unity (OAU). South Africa be­came part of the or­gan­i­sa­tion in 1994, fol­low­ing the first demo­cratic elec­tion that saw the end to Apartheid.

As time went on, the OAU be­came the African Union be­cause of the in­creas­ingly eco­nomic, rather than po­lit­i­cal, na­ture of the chal­lenges faced by the con­ti­nent.

Lim­popo is an In­te­gral part of South Africa, as much as it is of the African Con­ti­nent.

Lim­popo Prov­ince, the heart­land of South­ern Africa, is also known as the gate­way to Africa due to its strate­gic lo­ca­tion on the Great North Road to Zim­babwe, its links to the port of Ma­puto in Mozam­bique via the Pha­l­aborwa Spa­tial De­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tive and Ma­puto cor­ri­dor as well as its prox­im­ity to the Repub­lic of Botswana.

In light of Africa Day, the Lim­popo Prov­ince is work­ing to­wards:

• Op­ti­mis­ing the eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties that ex­ist be­tween the prov­ince of Mate­bele­land and the City of Bu­l­awayo (Zim­babwe), the prov­ince of Gaza (Mozam­bique) and the four re­gions (Oshana, Ohang­wena, Omosati, Oshikoto) of Namibia; and fa­cil­i­tat­ing the de­vel­op­ment of the Lim­popo Spa­tial De­vel­op­ment Ini­tia­tive.

• Pur­su­ing ex­cel­lence in gov­er­nance that would com­mand in­vestor con­fi­dence and at­tract in­vest­ment.

• Pro­mot­ing and en­cour­age so­cial and cul­tural de­vel­op­ment.

• Fa­cil­i­tat­ing the re­sources.

• Pro­mot­ing the prov­ince as a unique eco­tourism des­ti­na­tion with spe­cial ref­er­ence to the emerg­ing Trans­fron­tier con­ver­sa­tion area.

South Africa, and Africa as a whole, has made great strides to­wards over­com­ing op­pres­sion and build­ing a bet­ter fu­ture for the con­ti­nent. This Africa Day, do your part in bet­ter­ing the world around you. de­vel­op­ment please of Not only is Lim­popo the gate­way to SADC coun­tries, there are many fac­tors which make the prov­ince a must-visit. The vast, nat­u­ral land­scapes that make up Lim­popo make it the ideal des­ti­na­tion for adventure trav­ellers – rock climb­ing, canyon­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, bungee jump­ing, and hik­ing are all ac­tiv­i­ties that can be ex­pe­ri­enced. No visit to Lim­popo is com­plete with­out in­dulging in African cui­sine – there are heaps of din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to in­dulge in when travers­ing the prov­ince.

For more in­for­ma­tion, www.golimpopo.com. visit In­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties

Trade in the min­ing and agri­cul­tural prod­ucts of Lim­popo is sup­ported by an ex­cel­lent trans­port and lo­gis­tics sec­tor which re­ceived an ad­di­tional boost with the ap­proval by the South African na­tional gov­ern­ment of a new Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone (SEZ), Musina Makhado, in the prov­ince. The rich soil of Lim­popo pro­duces great quan­ti­ties of high qual­ity min­er­als, fruit and veg­eta­bles. In­vestors with the abil­ity to ben­e­fi­ci­ate min­er­als or add value to agri­cul­tural pro­duce through agro-pro­cess­ing can take ad­van­tage of the favourable terms of­fered by the Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone leg­is­la­tion.

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