Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone's
proximity to an international airport and
world-class airfreight infrastructure and
services affords rapid delivery times for high
value manufacturing , ensuring that goods reach
some 30 destinations across Africa within 24 hours
REASONS TO INVEST
FULLY SERVICED SITES
Provision of fully serviced sites, with zoning approval, so ensuring ease of development.
Government backing in the form of Special Economic Zone Incentives for qualifying enterprises.
Customs-Controlled Area, meaning that no duties need be paid on imported equipment and inputs for goods exported.
All utilities - including electricity, water and internet - provided directly to sites.
Uninterrupted power supply, ensuring seamless continuation of business operations.
24-hour security, inclusive of armed patrols and CCTV, leading to reduced operational risk and the safety of staff and assets.
Easy access to and from major road networks, including the N2, M4 and R102, providing for the ease of mobility for both staff and goods.
REDUCED TRANSIT COSTS
Reduced transit costs for last mile and first mile imports and exports given the close proximity of Dube Cargo Terminal.
LONG TERM LEASES
Access to 49 year leases, with an option to renew, and no up-front costs for raw land.
The fundamental premise is that the level of productivity
sets the level of prosperity which may be earned by an
economy and which, in turn, determines the rates of return
achievable by investors.
ACCESS TO TALENT
There exists a rich pool of human resources talent in Greater Durban and KwaZulu-Natal.
- 3 million of the SA population is younger than 30 years of age;
- The South African education budget has during the past eight years increased by almost 88%; and
- The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has funded more than 3 million students during the past seven years.
POWER & UTILITIES
Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone is located within an airport precinct and enjoys redundancy in power, receiving continuous power from two sub-stations. In addition and as a fail-safe intervention, the precinct also has in place back-up generators.
The precinct also boasts a large number of solar panels with the capacity to collectively generate 940KwP. Bulk water is supplied to Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone by eThekwini Municipality. As one of the economic catalyst projects in the region the zone receives a priority allotment of these services from the municipality.
DTP SEZ CONNECTIVITY
Dube TradePort’s goal is to be the leading global manufacturing and air logistics platform in Southern Africa, seamlessly integrated with inter-modal road, rail and sea infrastructure.
As a multi-modal logistics platform connecting air, sea, road and rail, Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone is uniquely positioned as a springboard for the export of goods into Africa and beyond. The prospect of increased levels of export has also received a boost with the advent of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, opening the door to markets across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at US$3.4 trillion.
South Africa's total export of products in 2019 was valued at US$90 billion and in 2020 - in spite of the severe economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic - Dube Cargo Terminal alone processed high-value international exports valued at R8.8 billion.
DUBE AIROAD CONNECTIVITY
Dube AiRoad is the ultimate first and last mile cargo movement solution.
Dube AiRoad comprises a flexible and efficient fleet of trucks and commercial
vehicles, enabling Dube Cargo Terminal to close the loop with a seamless air-to-road
and road-to-air cargo connection for time-sensitive customers. The road delivery
service, which harnesses Dube Cargo Terminal's experience and expertise in the airline
industry, operates between the cargo facility and major centres in South Africa. In a
business environment where speed and agility are crucial, Dube AirRoad affords
customers an uninterrupted supply chain, assisting them to maintain high levels of
competitiveness in both the African and global economy.
Located adjacent to the light manufacturing and assembly
precinct, the Dube TradeZone is the Dube TradeHouse, which
houses freight forwarders and shippers within a single facility,
offering integrated warehousing and office space, with airside
access, via an overhead conveyor bridge which is linked to
Dube Cargo Terminal. This promotes the seamless flow of cargo,
thus increasing both speed and efficiency for businesses.
Dube Packhouse is a dedicated post-harvest pack house and distribution centre, currently operated
by Lebombo Finepak, which organisation is responsible for sorting, packaging and distributing a wide
variety of fruits and vegetables from the farming community around South Africa for distribution to
major national retailers in the region.
Although the pack house and distribution centre is yet to be certified under Global Gap and HACCP,
it has successfully passed audits by Woolworths and this, together with its close proximity to King Shaka
International Airport, has created encouraging export opportunities. Efforts are currently underway to
obtain British Retail Consortium certification for the facility. Office space and short-term cold storage
facilities are also included within Dube Packhouse. In addition, packhouses are attached to each
greenhouse in Dube AgriZone, varying in size from 1 200m2 to 2 500m2.
Dube iConnect is Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone's dedicated information technology and telecommunications provider and offers high-speed, broadband, voice and cloud computing services, digitally linking local businesses with the world.
DTP SEZ SUSTAINABLILTY
The long-term sustainability of Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone is anchored by South Africa's sound political and financial systems, strong public institutions, a robust logistics sector, capable of the effective and efficient delivery of goods to market and alignment between National Government goals and those of investors in pursuit of common outcomes.
The intent is to expand programmes aimed at ensuring environmental sustainability, offsetting the impact of the precinct's development and operations. Extensive rehabilitation of the landscape is undertaken, whilst the implementation of renewable energy interventions are progressing well. Currently, 24.8% of the energy used in Dube AgriZone greenhouses is derived from renewable sources. In addition, the precinct also employs rainwater harvesting and has the present capacity to store 44.4 million litres of water in designated ponds.
Preferential 15% Corporate Tax for qualifying entities.
10% per annum for qualifying buildings and fixed structures.
Employment Incentives for low salary workers.
Import duty rebates for production-related and exported products, and VAT exemption under specific conditions for supplies procured in South Africa
King Shaka International Airport currently connects Durban and
KwaZulu-Natal to 30 destinations in 19 countries across the African
continent through the Qatar Airways hub in Doha. Such market access
for businesses include: Botswana; Seychelles; Mozambique;
Morocco; Kenya; Tunisia; Tanzania; Angola; Ruanda; Somalia;
Ethiopia; Sudan; Ivory Coast; Namibia; Uganda; Egypt; Djibouti;
Nigeria; and Algeria
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government's Department of Economic Development,
Tourism and Environmental Affairs has in place Operation Vula, a programme designed
to utilise the Government's procurement system as a means to encourage emergent
entrepreneurs from historically marginalised communities to exploit available business
opportunities. The programme offering includes funding, warehousing and logistics to