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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018-19 edition

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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.

CONTENTS Oil and gas 55

CONTENTS Oil and gas 55 Richards Bay is set to host a liquid natural gas plant. Manufacturing60 A Durban shipyard is making tugs for Transnet. Automotive 64 An automotive supplier park is under construction. Energy70 Biomass is producing energy in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Water71 New water infrastructure is being built. Tourism72 KwaZulu-Natal is investing in tourism. Education and training 76 The private sector is growing quickly. Banking and financial services 78 Local finance agency aims to become a bank. Development finance and SMME support 80 Agri-processing is lucrative for entrepreneurs. Government KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government 83 A guide to KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial government departments. KwaZulu-Natal Local Government 84 A guide to KwaZulu-Natal’s metropolitan, district and local municipalities. References Sector contents 44 Index88 Map KwaZulu-Natal municipalities. 28 KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2018/19 6

Unlocking Economic Potential The South Coast has many natural, economic and structural advantages: • Market access – gateway to the Eastern Cape, close proximity to Durban Harbour • Direct flights to Johannesburg daily from Margate Airport, and weekly to Cape Town • Skilled workforce • Ease of doing business, government committed to supporting business • Competitive operative environment – Ugu offers investors many advantages including competitive labour costs and low cost of living • Subtropical climate Let Ugu South Coast Development Agency assist you Ugu South Coast Development Agency is responsible for ensuring that foreign investors have the information and support they need to take advantage of the business opportunities in the following sectors: • Property Development • Agriculture • Tourism • Ocean Economy • Small-scale Mining • Manufacturing Endless Opportunities With abundant natural advantages, close proximity to fast-growing SA economies, a well-skilled workforce and a stable economy, Ugu represents an unrivalled investment destination. How we help investors We understand the complexities of investing and provide the information required for you to make good investment decisions in a coordinated approach that saves investors time and money. Our specialist investment team provides a range of business and investment services to investors: • Detailed industry knowledge about business costs • Preparing business cases • Arranging site visits • Introduction to industry and service providers • Government liaison • Market intelligence • Partnering with local councils, economic development agencies/departments and private service providers to identify investmentready projects. Snapshot of Ugu – South Coast Region Province: KwaZulu-Natal Economic Hub/City: Port Shepstone Climate: Subtropical Summer: 20 O to 31 O C Winter: 15 O to 22 O C Coastline: 112km Total area: 5,047km 2 (1,949mi 2 ) Population: 722,484 Airport: Margate Airport www.uscda.org.za • info@uscda.org.za • 039 682 3881

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