Making the right choice for the future of your business or your family is never easy. There is so much to consider: from the local infrastructure to the schools and colleges in the area. Read on to learn more.
Although Kannaland faces major poverty and employment challenges it is a well resourced municipality compared to many other including in the Western Cape. These resources include:
• Almost all of the municipality can be considered to be an area of outstanding natural beauty and bio-diversity significance with great appeal to the wilderness and adventure tourism market: - Eco-resorts and getaways; - Hiking; - Bird-watching; - Organised and informal mountain biking; - Self-drive and motorcycle touring;
• Agriculture and its associated industries including wine and dairy represent another tourism market;
• The heritage and urban environment of the settlement are a third, with particular attention being paid to the upgrading of Zoar and Vanwyksdorp with their potential appeal to the cultural tourism market;
• As mentioned previously, it is important that public housing projects are designed and laid out so that they enhance rather than undermine this potential;
• The municipality should be considered fortunate in that major beneficiation of agricultural products in the form of cheese, dairy, wine and port occurs at processing plants and wineries within its boundaries rather than the raw material being exported to value adding enterprises elsewhere. These secondary economic sectors require higher staffing skills and hence have the potential to encourage improved human resource levels and incomes. However, the current infrastructure shortfalls need to be urgently addressed, either directly or through the promotion of alternative technologies;
• As well as infrastructure these enterprises also require that the underlying resource of good agricultural land, especially that used for irrigation farming is kept intact and where possible extended;
• Urban development and other uses which could destroy this resource should be located where it is not necessary to take land out of production;
• It is essential that access to all these economic sectors, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism be broadened through land reform, mentoring and entrepreneurial development projects.
Kannaland has a thriving cultural life.
We are home to the following leading business
Kannaland has four (4) major banks, West FNB, ABSA, STANDARD BANK and NEDBANK. Our two smaller banks include CAPITEC and AFRICAN BANK.
For information on business registrations and protecting your intellectual property visit the Companies and Intellectual Property commission website on http://www.cipc.co.za/
Visit the Government Portal for information on business incentives on http://www.investmentincentives.co.za/
Tel: 028 551 1023 / 8000
Last published 15 August 2017