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Maluti-A-Phofung SEZ Maluti-A-Phofung SEZ investment opportunities investment opportunities

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Thealuti-A-Phofung SEZ is booming with investment to the tune of R1.1-billon for 2020. Special Economic Zone SEZ project pipeline

(MAP SEZ) has been established in terms There are various companies that have signed theNo. traffic letters to different locations in South of intent to locate in theAfrica MAP and SEZ. neighbouring Some of of the Special Economic ZonesofAct countries such Lesotho and Swaziland. Through itswithin cross-docking theassectors targeted for establishment the 16 of 2014. The programme is intended its logistics warehousing sectors the MAP SEZ SEZ are asand follows: to deepen industrial development and precinct improve andMAP presents itself• asLogistics a solutionand to lighten the traffic pressure on the N3. distribution. manufacturing competitiveness in the Maluti-A This Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is part of the Free State leg • Agro-processing. Phofung region. the massive State-Gauteng logistics and industrial • Durban-Free Food processing. Situated in Harrismith and Tshiame in theofEastern corridor intended to strengthen the logistics and transport container terminal (Transnet Freight Free State, MAP SEZ is strategically located on the N3that• is Rail-based corridor South Africa’s main industrial hubs to: Rail). national road, halfway between Johannesburg andbetween Ignitefor the economy the region through industrialisation. • Starchofchemicals. Durban. MAP SEZ offers 1 038 hectares of• land • Attract foreign and direct investment. • Biogas. industrial development. • Create access to export and import markets. Since the Durban port is the busiest in the • Integrate Free State industrial strategy activities into the corridor. southern hemisphere, it therefore means that the N3 MAP SEZ milestones • Create job opportunities and grow the economy within the region. carries the majority of the traffic to different locations • MAP SEZ was launched by President Zuma on 25 April 2017 to operate as a Special Economic Zone. in South Africa countries such as MAP SEZ and CEO neighbouring Mpho Mgemane Lesotho and Swaziland. Through its cross-docking • Maluti-A-Phofung SEZ was granted an operator permit in 2017 by the Minister of Trade and precinct and its logistics sectors a l u t i - Aand - P hwarehousing ofung Industry after cabinet approval. the MAP SEZ presents itself Economic as a solution to lighten Special • Perimeter fencing and lighting have been the traffic pressure Zone on the N3. SEZ) has (MAP completed. This Special Economic Zone (SEZ) isin part of the Free been established State leg of the Durban-Free terms of massive the Special EconomicState-Gauteng • Bulk infrastructure roll-out is in progress and is 90% complete. logistics and Act industrial Zones No 16 corridor of 2014. that The is intended to strengthen the logistics and transport corridor • The SEZ has developed a marketing and programme is intended to promotion pipeline which has attracted between Southindustrial Africa’s main industrial hubs to: deepen development 30 potential investors with an estimated • Improve to export and import markets. and access improve manufacturing investment value of R 2.6-billion and will create • Integrate Free State industrial strategy activities competitiveness in the Malutiapproximately 22 130 permanent and temporary intoA-Phofung the corridor. region. Objectives As part of its mandate, the MAP SEZnext is intended to establish job Since the Durban job opportunities in the 5 to 10 years. • Create opportunities andport growisthe economy manufacturing create a regional and international thethe busiest • opportunities Construction and of top structures commenced in within region.in the southern trade environment added value-chain benefits. It has also been hemisphere, it therefore means Junewith 2019. established to simulate social and economic benefits and regional thatbenefits the N3 carries the majority Investor development and to create Benefits that will be derived from locating within What the MAP SEZ offers prosperous trade city • Lots of space – morea than 1000ha available to and MAP SEZ include: prospective investors.functional trade ecosystem. • 15% corporate tax instead of 28% corporate tax. F i nwhich a l l y , provide t o investors encourage • Long-term lease periods • Building allowance. activities an opportunity to beneficiation recoup investment on that • Employment incentive. promote value-added benefits infrastructure. • Customs controlled area (CCA). andof help to create aoffered prosperous • Affordability in the form concessions • 12i Tax allowance. trade city and functional trade on rentals. ecosystem.

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