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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018-19 edition

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  • Agriculture
  • Sappi
  • Nedbank
  • Mondi
  • Toyota
  • Coast
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Port
  • Durban
  • Durban
  • Natal
  • Kzn
  • Durban
  • Municipality
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  • Provincial
  • Economic
  • Industrial
The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the KwaZulu-Natal Province. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on the investment prospects of Durban (eThekwini) and on the specific attractions for investors of other regions throughout the province. We are pleased to include a survey of the province’s economy from Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal, the dedicated trade and inward investment promotion agency that promises to be “your knowledge partner in business”. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at Updated information on KwaZulu-Natal is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.


SPECIAL FEATURE New areas are attracting investment Industrial parks are planned for every district in KwaZulu-Natal. The large and busy ports of KwaZulu-Natal inevitably attract a good proportion of investor interest but the varied opportunities that the province holds for good business propositions goes far beyond Durban and Richards Bay, which is also home to the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone. The Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal intends establishing one industrial park within each of the province’s 10 district municipalities, focussing on existing strengths. These industry-focused hubs will attract new investments and help existing businesses through economies of scale and by improving access to markets and supply chains. MUNICIPALITIES IN KWAZULU-NATAL There is one metropolitan municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. Construction on the industrial park in the eThekwini SWAZILAND Metropolitan Municipality, an automobile supplier park, is expected to begin in 2019. In most of the Mpumalanga other areas, land has been secured and feasibility studies have been completed. The design of the parks and the provision Umhlabuyalingana of infrastructure is currently under way and some tenants have been Jozini identified. The Department of eDumbe Economic Development, uPhongolo Tourism and Free State KZDMA23 LESOTHO Ukhahlamba KZDMA23 KZDMA22 KZDMA43 Greater Kokstad uThukela Sisonke eMadlageni Newcastle Amajuba Dannhauser Emnambithi/ Ladysmith Imbabazane Kwa Sani Eastern Cape Endumeni Nqutu uMzinyathi Indaka uMtshezi Msinga Ugu Umzumbe uMvoti Nkandla Zululand Mthonjaneni uThungulu uMlalazi Ntambanana Mpofana KwaDukuza Maphumulo uMshwathi uMngeni iLembe Mandeni uMgungundlovu Impendle Msunduzi Maphumulo eThekwini Richmond Metropolitan Ingwe Municipality Mkhambathini uMzimkulu uMuziwabantu uBuhlebezwe Ezinqoleni Vulamehlo Hibiscus Coast Umdoni Abaqulusi Ulundi Nongoma KZDMA27 uMkhanyakude Hlabisa Mbonambi uMhlathuze The Big Five False Bay Mtubatuba INDIAN OCEAN MOZAMBIQUE KZDMA27 N Metropolitan/District Municipality Boundary Local Municipality Boundary District Municipality Amajuba Local Municipality uMlalazi Environmental Affairs is the implementing agency on behalf of the Provincial Government. Possible investment opportunities in these districts have been identified by Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN). DISTRICT MUNICIPALITIES AMAJUBA Industrial park focus: clothing and textiles. The economic powerhouse is Newcastle: coal-mining, steel processing, chemicals and textile manufacturing are major activities. Some old coal mines are being reopened by new coal companies. The rail line to Gauteng runs through the area and the R34 carries road traffic to Richards Bay. Game farms, trout fishing and hiking are part of an attractive package for tourists, and Zululand is popular for cultural experiences and the area is rich in Anglo-Boer War history. Possible investment: the cultivation and processing of soya beans. South Africa has a high demand for oilseed cake but the country is a net importer of soybean products. HARRY GWALA Industrial park focus: furniture and dairy. Good soils, dramatic mountain landscapes and a plentiful supply of water help to make this district perfectly suited to dairy farming, KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2018/19 28

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