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    Thumbs up Polokwane vs. Nelspruit, which one is better for starting business?

    I was in Rustenburg for 2 years, the town was so busy, and people were so curious and generous, didn't try hard, the business already on track. last year, I start my own business in Krugersdorp, 14 months now, I'm still struggling to make ends meet. I'm so disappointed. poor white from coronation park, ask donation with funny stoned faces, stingy black working as cashier or security,always ask for discount. best customer are domestic workers working in feather brook mansions, what a pathetic situation!
    now I decided to move,can't go back to Rustenburg, which will compete with my former employer, some one recommend Polokwane, another capital city come up to my mind to compare.
    pros and cons for P and N

    Polokwane
    Pros:
    they say lots of ANC black diamonds there
    annual ZCC event makes it busy
    massive infrastructure investment recently.
    cons:
    mines are not around. most people employed by small business
    more isolated town, far from boarder, no cross boarder shopper.
    job market is not as good as Nelspruit(with 588 vacancy compared to Nelspruit's 877)

    Nelspruit
    Pros:
    closer to boarder(100km),200km to Maputo, more cross boarder shopper(more high quality customers)
    better job market
    not far from other busy town(Witbank, middelburg)
    cons:
    not as prominent as Polokwane, more low profile

    haven't been neither of them, just paper/internet study,welcome correct and comments!

    are these two can compare with Rustenburg? or if there is a third option?

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    Hi elitau

    GP, PMB or Durban. The N3 is busy! You don’t want to be situated too far from the action.

    By the way, tell us what type of business you have or plan to open in the new city? Otherwise it is difficult to respond to your question
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    Red face is GP for greeddale park in howick? doesn't know much about KZN

    Quote Originally Posted by pmbguy View Post
    Hi elitau

    GP, PMB or Durban. The N3 is busy! You donít want to be situated too far from the action.

    By the way, tell us what type of business you have or plan to open in the new city? Otherwise it is difficult to respond to your question
    Thank you for reply. I'm dealing with Chinese herbal medicine and health herbal tea. not big market like grocery and closing, so try to develop emerging and promising market. what I know is both Durban and Pretoria have been occupied. PMB? is it too closer to Durban?

    what secure the success in Rustenburg, is fat paid miners(although affected by strikes), lots of rural township around, huge Taxi rank bring enormous feet. where can I find another Rustenburg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elitao View Post
    huge Taxi rank bring enormous feet. where can I find another Rustenburg?
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    thank you!jhb,rent is horrible,and difficult to find empty shop.

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    go big or go home,Jhb is a major busi hub, but not for starting business, if only I dig my first pot of gold, I would ended up in JHB

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