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Executive Summary Keetmanshoop by Ou226Y


									                        Executive Summary

   Keetmanshoop as a retail node can never be viewed in isolation. This is
    the dominant town in the Karas region and after completion of the
    “Grande Keetmanshoop” the town will further cement its status as the
    major retail node within a more than 500 km radius
   By using a regional capture rate of only 45% the GLA demand has been
    calculated at 25 824 square meters. This should increase to a demand
    of 28 407 square meters if the inflow from the B1 are taken into
    consideration. Existing retail consists of what can only be described as
    “lose standing” retail along lint developments. Existing retail is placed at
    around 13 648 square meters measuring “retail roofs” in the area
   The town is strategically positioned on the very important B1 freeway
    that links Windhoek with the Northern and Western Cape in South
    Africa. Keetmanshoop is also accessible to the outside world by means
    of air by using of the Keetmanshoop International Airport or train by
    making use of the comprehensive rail infrastructure in town.
   Keetmanshoop has been identified as a site for a Super Grande
    regional centre of approximately 12 500 square meters
                              Karas Region
                                  Karas is Namibia’s southernmost region, covering 161 235 km² – 20%
                                  of the total surface area of the country.
                                  Karas is considered a natural, organic administrative and economic
                                  unit and includes the constituencies of Keetmanshoop (Rural and
                                  Urban), Karasburg, Berseba, Lüderitz and Oranjemund, with
                                  Keetmanshoop the capital and seat of the Regional Government – the
                                  Karas Regional Council.
                                  Recognised for its highly stable socio-political climate, low crime rate,
                                  constant workforce, supported by an enviable infrastructure with easy
                                  access to local, regional and foreign markets, and encouraged by many
                                  attractive financial incentives for the potential investor, this once ‘rough
                                  diamond’ of Namibia is set to dazzle the subcontinent.
                                  Keetmanshoop is situated 500km South from Windhoek and only
                                  400km from the borders of South Africa. It is a town surrounded by
                                  mountains and dry areas of sheep grazing; it has got beautiful scenes
                                  for tourists. Keetmanshoop is a host to approximately 25 000 (both
                                  rural and urban) according to the 2001 census statistics. This is about
                                  36% of the total population of the Karas region. In terms of business
                                  activities, Keetmanshoop is blessed with retail industries (though still
                                  limited in terms of the numbers), hotels, warehouses etc.
                                  Keetmanshoop is the capital centre to all the central government
                                  ministries that cater for the Karas Region. It is also the centre for the
                                  regional government, Karas.

The central hub for Business and Government within a 400 km radius
                                     Population Statistics
                                                                                     Karas Region
 Category          (No.) /      Category            (No.) /
                    (%)                              (%)
Population Size              Main Language
 Total              69 329   spoken at home           40%
 Females            32 346    Afrikaans               26%
 Males              36 976    Nama / Damara           23%
                                                                         Category                     (No.) / (%)
Growth Rate         1.3%     Private Households
                              Number                 15 481   Labour force, 15+ yrs, percent
                              Average Size            4.1     In Labour force                            67%
In Urban/Rural,              Head of Houshold,                 Employed                                  71%
percent             54%      percent                  35%      Umemployed                                29%
 Urban areas        46%       Females                 65%     Out Labour force                           24%
 Rural areas                  Males                            Student                                   28%
                                                               Homemaker                                 40%
Sex Ratio:           114     Literacy Rate, 15+       87%
Males per 100                yrs, percent                      Retired, too olde, etc.                   32%
Females                                                       Housing Conditions, percent
Area: In square    161 215   Education, 15+ yrs,              Households with
km                           percent                   7%      Safe water                                94%
                              Never attended           7%      No toilet facility                        26%
                              Currently at School     77%      Electricity for lighting                  50%
                              Left School                      Access to radio                           81%
Population           0.4     Children 6 – 15yrs                Wood / Charcoal for cooking               35%
Density                      school                   54%     Main Source of income, percent
 Persons per sq.              Girls                   48%     Households main income
km                            Boys                             Far,ming                                   7%
Age                                                            Wages & Salaries                          69%
composition,        11%                                        Cash remittance                            6%
percent             20%                                        Business, non-farming                      5%
 Under 5 years      63%                                        Pension                                   10%
 5 – 14 years        6%                                       Fertility                                   3.1
 15 – 59 years
                                                               Average number of children per woman
 60 + years
                                               Income and Lifestyle
Percentage Households by Ownership of / Access to selected goods                                                                                            Karas Region


                                                                                            Motor Vehicle





Owns           2.0%                  40.2%   46.6%             11.8%                        24.4%                 19.4%                           4.3%      45.5%                    30.6%           24.9%

Access         10.2%                 20.2%   34.5%             6.9%                         35.5%                  6.1%                           3.2%      13.8%                    112.9%          13.4%

No             7.0%                  39.5%   18.9%             81.3%                        40.1%                 74.6%                           92.5%     40.7%                    56.5%           61.8%

Annual household consumption by region and urban / rural area
                                                                           Ave. Household

                                                                                                                                                                    Ave. Household




                                                                                                                                                                                                  Per Capita


                        %                     %                                                             Millions N$                             %                        N$                    N$

Karas Region           4.2%                  3.4%                               4                              674                                4.3%             43 311                         10 796
                                                    Major Employers
                                                                                  Karas Region - Mining

  Resource                   Company                                     Region / Town                           Employment Est

Diamond      Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Orange River to 145 km North of Oranjemund

Diamond      Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Northern Areas and Elizabeth Mines South of Luderitz

Diamond      Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Orange River Mines, from mouth of River to Sendelingsdrif

Diamond      Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Beach and Marine
                                                                                                                    Approx. 4 140
Diamond      De Beers Marine Namibia                Atlanta 1 Licence Area – Offshore Sendelingsdrif

Diamond      Sakawe Mining Corp (LL Mining Corp)    Offshore Mining Licence, near Luderitz Bay

Diamond      Diaz Offshore Expoloration (Pty) Ltd   Offshore Mining Licence 111, near Luderits Bay

Diamond      Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Offshore Operation

Lead         Rosh PinahZinc Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Near Rosh Pinah

Silver       Rosh PinahZinc Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Near Rosh Pinah

Zinc         Rosh PinahZinc Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Near Rosh Pinah                                                 Approx. 424

Ore          Rosh PinahZinc Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Skorpion Mine, north of Rosh Pinah

Metal        Rosh PinahZinc Corporation (Pty) Ltd   Skorpion Mine, north of Rosh Pinah

Total        Total approximate employment mining                                                                Approx. 4 564
                                           Major Employers
                                                     Karas Region – Fishing and Farming

  Resource                           Company                            Employment Est

Fishing      Pomona Fishing (Pty) Ltd

             Lalandii Holding (Pty) Ltd

             Southern Namibia Hake Fishing Industries (Pty) Ltd

             Namibia Seafood Industries (Pty) Ltd

             Ribadavia (Novanam Ltd)


             Southern Aquarius (Pty) Ltd
                                                                        Approx. 1 450

             Luderitz Bay Fish Processors (Pty) Ltd

             Marco Fishing (Pty) Ltd

             Tangeni Bay (Pty) Ltd

             Consortium Epsilon (Luderitz Tuna Exporters CC)

             Mar del Cabo(Novanam Ltd)

             Coastal Marine Industries (Pty) Ltd

Farming      800 Farms in the region                                         6 421

Total        Total approximate fishing and farming                       Approx. 7 871
                      Retail GLA Keetmanshoop
                                                                                                         Karas Region

Calculation to determine required GLA for:                      Keetmanshoop

                                         Expenses per Month     Expenses per Year       Trading Density   GLA Demand    10% B1 Inflow
Food And Groceries           39%         R      11,887,413.61   R    142,648,963.27     R          19,000         7,508          8,259
CFTA                         16%         R       4,876,887.63   R     58,522,651.60     R          18,000         3,251          3,576
Home                          9%         R       2,743,249.29   R     32,918,991.52     R          11,000         2,993          3,292
Furniture                     9%         R       2,743,249.29   R     32,918,991.52     R           7,500         4,389          4,828
Services                      5%         R       1,524,027.39   R     18,288,328.62     R          13,000         1,407          1,547
Outdoor                       3%         R         914,416.43   R     10,972,997.17     R          13,000           844            928
Entertainment and Drinks      7%         R       2,133,638.34   R     25,603,660.07     R          12,000         2,134          2,347
Hardware                      8%         R       2,438,443.82   R     29,261,325.80     R          12,000         2,438          2,682
Medical                       4%         R       1,219,221.91   R     14,630,662.90     R          17,000           861            947
                             100%        R      30,480,547.71   R    365,766,572.48     R          13,611        25,825        28,407

Karas Region Area            161,235     km2
Karas Region Density             0.47
Karas Region                   75,255    Population Est 2009
Karas Region                18,355.0     Households                                     GLA Required                                         28,407
Persons per house hold             4.1                                                  Provided (Estimate)                                  13,648
Population Keetmanshoop     16,016.4     People                                         Centre Potential                                     14,759
Households Keetmanshoop       3,906.5

Average Household Spend       2,928.5 per Month
Regional Capture Rate             45%
Notes:                     The Keetmanshoop catchment area is exceptionally big due to the remote position of the Karas Region and
                           the central position of Keetmanshoop in this region
                           The capture rate is only calculated at 33% of the households in the region and this is regarded as conservative
                           By developing a 10 000 to 20 0000 square meter retail centre Keetmanshoop will become the dominant town
                           within a 500 km radius

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