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​​Business in Region A

The areas around Kya Sand along Hans Strijdom Drive are home to industries involving construction, building materials and electrical, machinery and engineering and automotive components.

It is also home to trade and financial institutions, though retail, office and entertainment space is concentrated around the Fourways node, at the intersection of Witkoppen Road and William Nicol Drive.

Easy access to both areas through the N1 Western Bypass and the lack of an overall plan for the node has led to ad hoc development.

The northern sections of Hans Strijdom and William Nicol drives also have a strong hospitality component, with a leading hotel and conference centre, as well as many guesthouses, restaurants and tea gardens.

The large open tracts of land are also subject to strong developmental pressure, while some illegal industrial activity also takes place on agricultural plots in the surrounding areas.

In the eastern part of the region is Midrand, one of the fastest economic growth points in the country. Strategically positioned between Johannesburg and Sandton to the south and Pretoria to the north, it attracts numerous investments in commerce and industry.

It is well connected to these areas through the Ben Schoeman highway (the N1) and the provincial K101 route, and is home to Grand Central Airport.

A high-tech development corridor, known informally as The Strip, is sandwiched between the two routes in Halfway House and hosts businesses in the information technology, communications, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, defence and aerospace sectors.

Development trends in the region are towards hi-tech business, logistics, warehousing and distribution-related businesses and office space provision. The Pan African Parliament is also located in the area.

It plays a vital role in the conferencing and hospitality industry, being home to venues such as Gallagher Estate, Kyalami Exhibition and Conference Centre and the Eskom Conference and Exhibition Centre – with about 40 hotels and other places of accommodation catering for visitors.