Limpopo is a major contributor to the country’s excellent export record. Along with its internationally demanded fruit and nut exports, the province has huge reserves of coal, platinum, chromium, uranium clay, nickel, cobalt, vanadium, limestone and tin. Limpopo’s assets include the largest diamond mine in South Africa, the biggest copper mine in the country, the biggest open-pit platinum mine in the country and the biggest vermiculite mine in the world.
This province has several game reserves, both public and private. The wildlife, scenery and history of this region make it a culturally immersive treasure.
Limpopo is home to South Africa’s largest diamond producer, Venetia Mine, and has a host of investment opportunities. Mining constitutes the Waterberg district’s main economic activity and its mineral-rich Bushveld Igneous Complex has resources such as platinum group metals, iron ore and tin. There is a wealth of initiatives that are yet to be explored in the Waterberg Coal Fields. Lephalale town is the epicenter of the district’s coal mining and power generation.
The province also aims at developing strategic logistics hubs, and ICT broadband initiative as well as mining input hubs to supply goods and services to mining clusters.
Limpopo has a well-established farming industry that has positioned agro-processing as a major growth sector- with areas like Tzaneen and Letaba Valley being high yielding fruit and vegetable production areas. In agro-processing, the establishment of packing facilities for products such as citrus, potatoes and tomatoes has been identified as an investment opportunity within the region.