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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2017-18 edition

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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2017/18 is the ninth edition of this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2008, established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the KwaZulu-Natal Province. The 2017/18 edition includes special features on the Richards Bay area and its increasingly important Industrial Development Zone, the investment appeal of Durban and the growing maritime economy. Up-to-date overviews on the province’s economic sectors provide unique insights. Global Africa Network Media (www.gan.co.za), the publisher of KwaZulu-Natal Business, specialises in business-to-business print and electronic publications, producing a series of region-specific, annual print journals. Every province in South Africa is covered by this unique range of journals and websites, complemented by a national business guidebook, South African Business.

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CREDITS KwaZulu-Natal Business A unique business and investment guide. KwaZulu-Natal Business 2017/18 is the ninth edition of this highly successful publication that has, since its launch in 2008, established itself as the premier business and investment guide to the KwaZulu-Natal Province. The 2017/18 edition includes special features on the Richards Bay area and its increasingly important Industrial Development Zone, the investment appeal of Durban and the growing maritime economy. Up-to-date overviews on the province’s economic sectors provide unique insights. Global Africa Network Media (www.gan.co.za), the publisher of KwaZulu-Natal Business, specialises in business-to-business print and electronic publications, producing a series of region-specific, annual print journals. Every province in South Africa is covered by this unique range of journals and websites, complemented by a national business guidebook, South African Business. Chris Whales Publisher, Global Africa Network Media Email: chris@gan.co.za ABOUT THE COVER The cover photograph was shot by Brad Hunter (www.bradhuntermedia.co.za) from the top of 88 Joe Slovo Street in Durban. The building was designed by German-born American architect Helmut Jahn and is a landmark and external focus for the CBD of Durban. It has also contributed towards the City Council’s rejuvenation plans for the “new-look” Durban. CREDITS Publisher: Chris Whales Publishing director: Robert Arendse Editor: John Young Online editor: Christoff Scholtz Art director: Brent Meder Design: Colin Carter Production: Lizel Olivier Ad sales: Sydwell Adonis, Nigel Williams, Gavin van der Merwe, Sam Oliver, Gabriel Venter, Siyawamkela Sthunda and Jeremy Petersen Managing director: Clive During Administration & accounts: Charlene Steynberg and Natalie Koopman Distribution & circulation manager: Edward MacDonald Printing: FA Print DISTRIBUTION KwaZulu-Natal Business is distributed internationally on outgoing and incoming trade missions; to foreign offices in South Africa’s main trading partners; at top national and international events; through the offices of foreign representatives in South Africa; as well as nationally and regionally via chambers of commerce, tourism offices, trade and investment agencies, provincial government departments, municipalities, airport lounges and companies. COPYRIGHT | KwaZulu-Natal Business is an independent publication published by Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. Full copyright to the publication vests with Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd. PHOTO CREDITS | Pictures supplied by: Wikimedia Commons, BHP Billiton, Pexels, Ngage Media, Berea Mail, Roy Reed, Khanyisa Projects, The Misty Blue Group, South African Tourism, Paul Chinn, KZN Provincial Legislature, Durban Chamber of Commerece and Industry and iStock. PUBLISHED BY Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No: 2004/004982/07 Directors: Clive During, Chris Whales Physical address: 28 Main Road, Rondebosch 7700 Postal address: PO Box 292, Newlands 7701 Tel: +27 21 657 6200 | Fax: +27 21 674 6943 Email: info@gan.co.za | Website: www.gan.co.za ISSN 1993-0127 DISCLAIMER | While the publisher, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd, has used all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in KwaZulu-Natal Business is accurate and up-to-date, the publishers make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, or completeness of the information. Global Africa Network will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or any reliance placed on such information. KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2017/18 10

Alfred Duma Local Municipality “Service Delivery Beyond Expectation” An Attractive Investment Destination Central Location The Alfred Duma Local Municipality is known for its history in the promotion of industrial development since the early 19th century. It is home to the largest tyre and appliances manufacturing companies in the world, Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Defy. To further promote industrial activity in the town, the Municipality adopted an Incentives Policy for new and expanding businesses, and a Business Retention and Expansion Programme. Alfred Duma Local Municipality offers several industrial areas, such as Acaciavale and between the towns Danskraal and Colenso, with the largest being the Ithala Industrial Estate, a short distance from the CBD. Factories, industrial sites and skilled labour are readily available since the town is home to three TVET Colleges serving the Northern KZN Region. The industrial stand sizes vary from 2000 to 8000 square metres. Subdivisions and stand sizes can be negotiated to meet your particular requirements. Assistance is also provided with rezoning and EIA applications. Alfred Duma Local Municipality has a well-established commercial and social infrastructure. Its residential areas are situated away from the commercial and industrial centres to ensure quiet and pleasant living conditions. It has an array of top schools and higher education institutions which includes TVET Colleges and nursing schools. All these sites are easily accessible by road and rail. The town has a mini airport which is designed to serve goods and small passenger planes. Alfred Duma Local Municipality is a major agricultural zone for dry crops and livestock, and has abundant water resources with the large UThukela River running through the town. Alfred Duma Local Municipality is situated halfway between South Africa’s key domestic markets in Gauteng, Bloemfontein and the major export harbour in Durban. The N3 and the N11 National Roads provide easy access to neighbouring towns, provinces and countries. Tourism Attractions Mayor: Alfred Duma Local Municipality Cllr MV Madlala Alfred Duma Local Municipality rests on the open flood plains of the Klip River in the foothills of the mighty Drakensberg. It forms a natural gateway to many mountain resorts and the Okhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site, set in some of the most scenic areas in the country. Alfred Duma Local Municipality forms part of the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal, “The Kingdom of the Zulus”. The town is known as the “City of Music” because it’s the birthplace of the multi Grammy Award winning Isicathamiya Group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It has several attractions like the Long Tom Cannon in front of the majestic and historical Town Hall, the Soofie Mosque, Battlefields Route and Siege Museum. It also hosts major events like the Ladysmith Show, the Arthur Creswell Marathon, Battlefields Festival and many more. CONTACT DETAILS Ladysmith Office: Mr T B Xaba • Tel: 036 637 2104/2090 • Cell: 082 317 2857 Email: tbxaba@alfredduma.gov.za • Website: www.ladysmith.co.za Drakensberg To Johannesburg N 2 SPIOENKOP N R 74 2 DAM Alfred Bergville Duma R Winterton 74 To Newcastle Ladysmith To Durban TUGELA RIVER

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