Northern Cape

Basic Indicators

Capital: 
Kimberley
Population (2007): 
1,096,731 Inhabitants
Official Languages: 
Afrikaans: 68.0%
Official Languages: 
Setswana: 20.8%
Official Languages: 
isiXhosa: 2.5%
Area Total: 
361,830.00 km²
Percentage of total South African area: 
29.7
Gross Domestic Product per Region (GDPR) in 2004: 
30 087 million
Percentage of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2004: 
2.2

Western Cape North-WestFree StateEastern CapeKwaZulu-NatalGautengMpumalangaLimpopo

Economy in the province

The key economc sectors that is focused on to realise the socio-economic priorities of the Northern Cape Provice are as follow:
 
  • Agriculture and Agro-Procesing
  • Fishing and Aquaculture
  • Mining and Mineral Procesing
  • Manufacturing
  • Tourism
  • Knowledge Economy
  • Energy sector

Growth

The Northern Cape growth slowed down from a growth of 1.8% in 2008 to -1.5% in 2009 and then increased to 1.9% showing some recovery after the recent financial crisis, at constant 2005 prices. This can be attributed to the net growth in the primary, secondary and tertiary industries of the Northern Cape.

Labour market

The unemployment rate of all of the provinces except the Northern Cape increased from the fourth quarter 2011 to the first quarter 2012. The Free State experienced the largest increase in unemployment (2,8 percentage points). Comparing the National Unemployment rate to the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 0,2 of a percentage point can be observed.

Employment by industry

When comparing the first quarter of 2012 with the first quarter of 2011, there has been an increase in employment in all sectors (mining, manufacturing, utilities, construction, trade, finance and community and social services) except for agriculture, transport and private households. The highest employing sectors are community and social services and agriculture.

Practical Knowledge

Title & Details Userranking Popularity
Northern Cape Economic Development Agency (NCEDA): Is a Provincial Agency a suitable instrument to promote LED?
Author(s): LED Network
Year: 2013
Format: Case Study
0
1,877
NCEDA Case Study: Is a Provincial Agency a suitable instrument to promote LED?
Author(s): SA LED Network
Year: 2013
Format: Case Study
0
516
Northern Cape Province: Economic Potential and Investment Profile
Author(s): Northern Cape Province
Year: 2012
Format: Practical Knowledge
5
4,811

Theoretical Knowledge

Title Userranking Popularity
SALGA Northern Cape LED Roundtable 2012: Report
Author(s): Kgomotso Matthews
Year: 2012
Format: Report
0
1,467
Gamagara LM: IDP Review 2011/2012
Author(s): Gamagara LM
Year: 2011
Format: Policy
0
1,343

Events in the Province

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Jobs

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Tenders

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LED Programmes

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