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New areas are attracting investment Industrial parks are planned for every district in KwaZulu-Natal.

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he large and busy ports of KwaZulu-Natal inevitably attract a good proportion of investor interest but the varied opportunities that the province holds for good business propositions goes far beyond Durban and Richards Bay, which is also home to the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone. The Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal intends establishing one industrial park within each of the province’s 10 district municipalities, focussing on existing strengths. These industry-focused hubs will attract new investments and help existing businesses through economies of scale and by improving access to markets and supply chains. MUNICIPALITIES IN KWAZULU-NATAL There is one metropolitan municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. Construction on the industrial park in the eThekwiniSWAZILAND Metropolitan Municipality, an automobile supplier park, is expected to begin in 2019. In most of theMpumalanga other areas, land has been secured and feasibility studies have been completed. The design of the parks and the provision of infrastructure is currently under way and some tenants have been identified. The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Umhlabuyalingana

Jozini

uPhongolo

eDumbe

eMadlageni Newcastle

uMkhanyakude

Abaqulusi

Amajuba

Free State

Zululand

Dannhauser

KZDMA27 Ulundi

Endumeni Emnambithi/ Ladysmith

KZDMA23

Nqutu

Mtubatuba Mthonjaneni Nkandla

Msinga

Ntambanana

uThungulu

Ukhahlamba uMtshezi

Mbonambi

uMhlathuze

uMlalazi

Imbabazane

uMvoti

KZDMA23

LESOTHO

KZDMA27

Hlabisa

uMzinyathi Indaka

uThukela

The Big Five False Bay

Nongoma

Mpofana

KZDMA22

Maphumulo

uMshwathi

uMngeni

iLembe

uMgungundlovu Impendle

KZDMA43 Kwa Sani

Ingwe

Sisonke

KwaDukuza Mandeni

Maphumulo

Msunduzi Richmond Mkhambathini

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

INDIAN OCEAN

uBuhlebezwe

uMzimkulu Greater Kokstad

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Vulamehlo

Ugu

Umdoni

Umzumbe uMuziwabantu Ezinqoleni Metropolitan/District Municipality Boundary

Hibiscus Coast

Eastern Cape

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Local Municipality Boundary

District Municipality

Amajuba uMlalazi

Local Municipality

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Environmental Affairs is the implementing agency on behalf of the Provincial Government. Possible investment opportunities in these districts have been identified by Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN). DISTRICT MUNICIPALITIES AMAJUBA Industrial park focus: clothing and textiles. The economic powerhouse is Newcastle: coal-mining, steel processing, chemicals and textile manufacturing are major activities. Some old coal mines are being reopened by new coal companies. The rail line to Gauteng runs through the area and the R34 carries road traffic to Richards Bay. Game farms, trout fishing and hiking are part of an attractive package for tourists, and Zululand is popular for cultural experiences and the area is rich in Anglo-Boer War history. Possible investment: the cultivation and processing of soya beans. South Africa has a high demand for oilseed cake but the country is a net importer of soybean products. HARRY GWALA Industrial park focus: furniture and dairy. Good soils, dramatic mountain landscapes and a plentiful supply of water help to make this district perfectly suited to dairy farming,

KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19  

The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has es...

KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19  

The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has es...

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