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KwaZulu-Natal Business 2021-22

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  • Ilembe
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  • Durban
The 2021/22 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 13th issue of this unique guide to business and investment in KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. Launched in 2008, this annual journal has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the province. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there is a special report on the prospect of increasing exports on the back of the signing of a continental free trade agreement. The province’s export infrastructure is examined and the diversity and export successes of several companies in a wide range of sectors are noted. The increasing importance of the Oceans Economy to the future of the provincial and national economy is relevant to any examination of the economy of KwaZulu-Natal. This applies as much to trade and ship-repair as it does to the exciting gas discoveries which have been made off the coast of Mozambique and South Africa. 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

FOCUS iLembe District is

FOCUS iLembe District is packed with investment opportunities Enterprise iLembe is driving economic development through trade and investment. Enterprise iLembe is an Economic Development Agency of the iLembe District Municipality with a mandate to drive economic development and to promote trade and investment in the region. Vision To be a leading economic development agency that enables the iLembe District to be a destination of choice for investment, business and tourism. Mission Working with business, communities and government to drive economic development in the iLembe District to ensure inclusive economic growth and job creation. The philosophy that drives Enterprise iLembe is built on promoting a participatory process where local people from all sectors work together to stimulate local commercial activity, resulting in a resilient and sustainable economy. The iLembe district is located in KwaZulu-Natal and is made up of four local municipalities, namely KwaDukuza, Maphumulo, Mandeni and Ndwedwe. Being strategically located between the two major South African harbours of Durban and Richards Bay, iLembe District is the highestpriority development corridor in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The close proximity to the King Shaka International Airport and Dube TradePort also connects the district directly to international markets. These are all major factors in the development of projects that will take the economy of the district to new heights, and the role of Enterprise iLembe is to ensure that the business environment is conducive to investment and business activity. Enterprise iLembe partners with various stakeholders such as Trade and Investment KZN, the iLembe Chamber of Commerce, various King Shaka International Airport KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2021/22 22

FOCUS Sugarcane fields sector departments as well as the family of local municipalities to position the iLembe District as an investment destination of choice. The agency works with iLembe Chamber of Commerce in a programme called iLembe Business Confidence Index aimed at providing a picture of the business confidence in the iLembe District, as well as an overall business outlook. This biannual research helps stakeholders to draw intelligence for investment promotion, business retention and business activities. The establishment of a district Business Incubator Facility is aimed at providing assistance for the start-up and growth stages of entrepreneurs or SMMEs in the district, assisting them with access to technical and businessrelated skills, necessary for the business growth process. It is essentially the one-stop shop for all business-related information, ensuring compliance with all necessary regulations and also facilitating access to funding for SMMEs within the district. ■ Contact details Manager: Tourism and Investment Cheryl Peters Physical address: Corner Ballito Drive and Link Road, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, North Coast Postal address: PO Box 593, Ballito 4420 Tel: +27 32 946 1256 Email: Website: 23 KWAZULU-NATAL 2021/22

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