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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018-19 edition

  • Text
  • Agriculture
  • Sappi
  • Nedbank
  • Mondi
  • Toyota
  • Coast
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Port
  • Durban
  • Durban
  • Natal
  • Kzn
  • Durban
  • Municipality
  • Sector
  • African
  • 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 www.kwazulunatalbusiness.co.za. Updated information on KwaZulu-Natal is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at www.gan.co.za, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.

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CONTENTS CONTENTS KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19 Edition Introduction Foreword8 KwaZulu-Natal’s unique guide to business and investment. Special features Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal 10 Promoting the province as an investment destination and facilitating international trade. Introducing the province of KwaZulu-Natal 12 Investment opportunities abound in a wide variety of sectors. Durban’s inner city is to be revitalised 22 New plans and a North Coast boom offer investment opportunities in eThekwini. Supertech Group takes top honours 26 The Supertech Group took top honours at the BMW SA National Dealer Awards. New areas are attracting investment 28 Industrial parks are planned for every district in KwaZulu-Natal. Economic sectors Agriculture46 A new cold-storage facility at Dube TradePort is good news for farmers. Sugar47 Sugar production is on a downward trend. Forestry and paper 50 South African companies have a global presence. Mining54 Mineral sands are mined in the north. KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2018/19 4

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