Why KZN

  • Investment Opportunities

Investing in KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa improved its global competitiveness ranking to 50th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2011/12, after having slipped to 54th in 2010/11. In 2012/13, the country maintained its position as the best place in the world to secure business credit.
It was also the 10th best country in investor protection.

The country’s strengths lie in its outstanding performance in financial market development, the accountability of private institutions and the effectiveness of its competition policies. The World Bank’s Doing Business Report of 2012 set the country’s ranking at 35th from 36th in 2011. The best recorded improvement was with regard to the ease of starting a business, the consequence of the introduction of the new Companies Act, which included the simplification of the company registration procedure.

The strength of KwaZulu-Natal as a preferred investment destination is its two major seaports - Durban and Richards Bay - as well as Dube TradePort, home to King Shaka International Airport.

The province also boasts:

• A large labour pool;
• Diverse cultures;
• The ideal position to be the trade gateway to Africa;
• Highly competitive land and building costs;
• World-class transport and tele-communications infrastructure; and
• Advocacy and lobbying for investor incentives; and
• An idyllic climate and lifestyle.

Contact Details


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