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Special Economic Zones

Government visits China for SEZ study tour

     29th September 2017 Last month, members of the special economic zone (SEZ) advisory board from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) visited Beijing, in China, for a week-long study tour.  

Acquisition to enable large-scale cannabis production

     29th September 2017 International investment company LGC Capital, with its joint venture global logistics solutions company AfriAg, signed an agreement to acquire a 60% interest in South African cannabis product manufacturing company House of Hemp.  

Acquisition to enable large-scale cannabis production
WEED FOR PURPOSE Since its establishment, House of Hemp has been targeting research on all cannabis-related markets such as textiles, fibres, oil, nutrition and medicinal

Continued development and investment for KZN SEZ

     29th September 2017 To date, the Dube TradePort has attracted R1.5-billion in private sector investment through various developments within the special economic zone (SEZ), with a further R4.2-billion investment in the pipeline for developments within the second phase of the Dube TradeZone, within the Dube... 

Continued development and investment for KZN SEZ
KEEP IT COOL The iDube Cold Storage facility caters for meat importers servicing local retailers and for exports of dairy, concentrate and citrus to international markets

SEZ receives recognition, contributes to SMME participation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th September 2017 Special economic zone (SEZ) developer and operator Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has been recognised by export assistance company Exporters Club for its dedication to job creation initiatives and excellent services to export orientated investors.  

SEZ receives recognition,  contributes to SMME participation
Photo by Duane Daws
JOBS SWEET SPOT The Coega Development Corporation created more than 7 243 operational jobs within its special economic zone at the end of the financial year 2016/17

Coega positions itself as energy mix hub

By: Nadine James     23rd September 2016 A growing number of manufacturing opportunities have been created and sustained through the approach of diversifying the energy mix in the Eastern Cape, which has seen the development of several energy investment projects worth more than R3.5-billion. The Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ)... 

Coega positions itself  as energy mix hub
GREEN SHOOTS OF GROWTH Special economic zones have managed to attract foreign and local investment in a lackluster economic environment

Limpopo’s proposed SEZ attracts R40bn investment

     23rd September 2016 A significant investment is already expected to be injected into the proposed Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ) - a boost for the energy and metallurgical industries. A consortium of Chinese investors led by Hong Kong Mining Exchange, will be investing more than R40-billion into an... 

Pharmaceuticals giant to launch SA’s first biotech manufacturing facility

     23rd September 2016 Global pharmaceutical company Cipla announced in July that its proposed biotech subsidiary, Cipla BioTec South Africa (CBSA) will invest just over R1.3-billion into the country's first biotech manufacturing facility, used for the production of biosimilars, and located in KwaZulu-Natal. Cipla’s... 

Bioregional planning important for SEZs, says consulting firm

By: David Oliveira     25th September 2015 Bioregional planning will play an important role in determining land-use limitations in special economic zones (SEZs), such as industrial development zones, says global consultancy SRK Consulting principal environmental scientist Warrick Stewart. He tells Engineering News that bioregional... 

Bioregional planning important  for SEZs, says consulting firm
SEEKING HARMONY Bioregional planning promotes effective land use for various development activities, while ensuring that biodiversity is maintained

Construction under way at Saldanha Bay IDZ

     25th September 2015 Construction is well under way at Saldanha Bay’s industrial development zone (IDZ), which is set to position the Western Cape as a rig repair hub, the Western Cape government announced last month. Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde says that enabling oil and gas servicing... 

Construction under way at Saldanha Bay IDZ
SALDANHA BAY IDZ Excavations for the various civil engineering services are currently under way at the Western Cape-based IDZ

IDZ recommits to local development

     25th September 2015 The launch of the Dube TradePort industrial development zone (IDZ) represents a significant milestone in reaffirming Dube TradePort’s role as an engine for sustained economic growth for South Africa, in line with the country’s regional industrial development strategy contained in the Industrial... 

IDZ recommits to  local development
DESTINATION COEGA The new suite of incentives offered by Coega promises to make SEZs more attractive to both domestic and foreign investors

IDZ reaffirms commitment to local industrial development

     25th September 2015 The launch of the Dube TradePort industrial development zone (IDZ) represents a significant milestone in reaffirming Dube TradePort’s role as an engine for sustained economic growth for South Africa, in line with the country’s regional industrial development strategy contained in the Industrial... 

IDZ reaffirms commitment to local industrial development
DUBE TRADEPORT Dube TradePort is Africa’s first purpose-built aerotropolis and has central to it an international airport

Saldanha Bay wastewater works project under way

     25th September 2015 The civils works for the Western Cape-based Saldanha Bay industrial development zone’s (IDZ’s) Wastewater Treatment Works project is under way. The mechanical and electrical contract has also been awarded for the project upgrade, which will increase the capacity of the treatment works from 2.5 Mℓ... 

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