Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote the province of KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination and to facilitate trade by assisting local companies’ access international markets.

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal Chief Executive Officer, Mr Zamo Gwala, is supported by his management team and board of directors from key industries in KwaZulu-Natal. The institution also boasts highly skilled staff members from, especially, marketing, investment promotion, strategy and research, as well as project management backgrounds.

The organisation came into being following the national government’s decision to divest investment promotion to the provinces, rather than retaining it as a national function as had previously been the case. Internationally, the Department of Trade & Investment promotes the country as an investment destination, whereas Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal presents a seamless trade and inward investment promotion for, specifically, KwaZulu-Natal.

The agency is equipped with the professional expertise and experience as well as national and international networks geared to maintaining and growing KwaZulu-Natal’s competitive advantage as a premier investment destination and leader in export trade.

The Mandate of the organisation is to:

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to The organisation’s main responsibility is to enhance sector and industrial development through trade, investment and exports in order to support sustainable growth in KwaZulu-Natal for the benefit of all its citizens.

The Mandate of the organisation is to:

  • Promote, brand and market KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination;
  • Facilitate trade by assisting local companies to access international markets;
  • Identify, develop and package investment opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal;
  • Provide a professional service to all clientele;
  • Retain and expand trade and export activities; and
  • Link opportunities to the developmental needs of the KwaZulu-Natal community

Vision

To be the leader in developing and promoting export trade in KwaZulu-Natal and to position the province as a premier destination for investment.

Contact Details


  • Mr Zamo Gwala
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • CEO
  • 1 Arundel Close, Durban, KZN, 4001
  • +27 31 368 9600
  • Contact Mr Zamo Gwala
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