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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2017-18 edition

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  • Durban
  • Municipality
  • Pretoria
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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 (, 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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Welcome to Durban! A lifestyle of business and pleasure together. Facilitating sustainable investment in Durban for the benefit of all Invest Durban (previously DIPA) is an entity of the eThekwini Municipality, recommended by the Durban City Council and organised private business as the most appropriate vehicle to promote and facilitate new investment into the Durban metropolitan area. Invest Durban’s primary objective is to accelerate sustainable investment in Durban for the benefit of all through the: • Proactive investment promotion and marketing of Durban Metro as a premium investment destination • Proactive communication and marketing of the City’s large investment projects and core strategies • Identification and development of new investment opportunities, especially for previously disadvantaged groups • Attraction, support and facilitation for prospective foreign investors in Durban • Improvement in the investment and economic development environment, in partnership with National, Provincial, City and Business Authorities. Invest Durban offers FREE: • Investment Information and Facilitation Services • Immigration, Import and Legal Services • Business Establishment and Incentives • Investor Administration Services

Doing business in Durban Durban has been developed around a natural ocean port, major industrial base and scenic tourism assets which play key roles in the city, plus across Africa. Strategic location The port of Durban is modern and wellequipped. It offers investors a range of competitive and strategic advantages. The city has emerged as the de facto coastal trade ‘gateway’ to Southern Africa. It boasts the largest port in Africa, as regards value of cargo, and is South Africa’s premier general cargo and container port. It is positioned to access international shipping links to the Americas, Europe, the Persian Gulf, South East Asia, the Pacific Rim and Australia/New Zealand and perfectly located for the transshipment of cargoes between Eastern, Middle-Eastern and Western economies. Infrastructure and business Durban offers established and advanced road, rail, sea, air and ICT network infrastructure. This underpins the second largest industrial base in SA. Quality logistics systems include: • Port operation facilities • Rail network – cargo and passenger • International airport with air cargo facilities • Extensive road network with national and regional linkages • Oil/petroleum pipeline to Gauteng and Free State Provinces • Gas pipeline emanating from Sasol, in Mpumalanga province • Metro-wide fibre-optic systems. Durban provides a number of new opportunity areas for investors, both large and small. Investment opportunities may be categorised into the following fields: • Agri-processing • Auto and allied manufacturing • ICT, BPO and shared service centres • Medical devices, health services and pharmaceutical manufacturing • Logistics and maritime All of the above driven by world-class innovation and holistic sustainability Invest Durban, eThekwini Municipality 11th Floor, 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue (old Vic. Embankment), Durban, 4001 South Africa Tel: +27 31 311 4227 | Email: Website:

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