Investment Incentives

  • Industrial Development Zones

Industrial Development Zones Overview

An Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) is a purpose-built industrial estate linked to an international seaport or airport and which is capable of leveraging fixed direct investments in value-added and export-orientated manufacturing industries.

The aim of the IDZ programme

Industrial Development Zones (IDZs) are intended to promote the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and to encourage beneficiation of locally available resources. Support could either include a turn-about strategy to attract investment or include a national programme for economic development to increase exports and the competitiveness of South African products.

Key objectives of the programme

Attract foreign direct investment (FDI);
Attract advanced foreign production and technology methods in order to gain experience in global manufacturing and production networks;
Develop linkages between domestic and zone-based industries;
Provide world-class industrial infrastructure.

Contact Details


  • Mr Sihle Ngcamu
  • Executive Manager
  • Investment Promotion
  • 1 Arundel Close, Durban, KZN, 4001
  • +27 31 368 9600
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