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Alfred Duma Local Municipality “Service Delivery Beyond Expectation” An Attractive Investment Destination

Central Location

The Alfred Duma Local Municipality is known for its history in the promotion of industrial development since the early 19th century. It is home to the largest tyre and appliances manufacturing companies in the world, Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Defy. To further promote industrial activity in the town, the Municipality adopted an Incentives Policy for new and expanding businesses, and a Business Retention and Expansion Programme. Alfred Duma Local Municipality offers several industrial areas, such as Acaciavale and between the towns Danskraal and Colenso, with the largest being the Ithala Industrial Estate, a short distance from the CBD. Factories, industrial sites and skilled labour are readily available since the town is home to three TVET Colleges serving the Northern KZN Region. The industrial stand sizes vary from 2000 to 8000 square metres. Subdivisions and stand sizes can be negotiated to meet your particular requirements. Assistance is also provided with rezoning and EIA applications. Alfred Duma Local Municipality has a well-established commercial and social infrastructure. Its residential areas are situated away from the commercial and industrial centres to ensure quiet and pleasant living conditions. It has an array of top schools and higher education institutions which includes TVET Colleges and nursing schools. All these sites are easily accessible by road and rail. The town has a mini airport which is designed to serve goods and small passenger planes. Alfred Duma Local Municipality is a major agricultural zone for dry crops and livestock, and has abundant water resources with the large UThukela River running through the town.

Alfred Duma Local Municipality is situated halfway between South Africa’s key domestic markets in Gauteng, Bloemfontein and the major export harbour in Durban. The N3 and the N11 National Roads provide easy access to neighbouring towns, provinces and countries.

Mayor: Alfred Duma Local Municipality Cllr MV Madlala

Tourism Attractions Alfred Duma Local Municipality rests on the open flood plains of the Klip River in the foothills of the mighty Drakensberg. It forms a natural gateway to many mountain resorts and the Okhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site, set in some of the most scenic areas in the country. Alfred Duma Local Municipality forms part of the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal, “The Kingdom of the Zulus”. The town is known as the “City of Music” because it’s the birthplace of the multi Grammy Award winning Isicathamiya Group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It has several attractions like the Long Tom Cannon in front of the majestic and historical Town Hall, the Soofie Mosque, Battlefields Route and Siege Museum. It also hosts major events like the Ladysmith Show, the Arthur Creswell Marathon, Battlefields Festival and many more.

CONTACT DETAILS Ladysmith Office: Mr T B Xaba • Tel: 036 637 2104/2090 • Cell: 082 317 2857 Email: tbxaba@alfredduma.gov.za • Website: www.ladysmith.co.za To Johannesburg N 2

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