MANUFACTURING
SECTOR

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

SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES
FULLY SERVICED SITES

Provision of fully serviced sites, with zoning approval, so ensuring ease of development.

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SEZ INCENTIVES

Government backing in the form of Special Economic Zone Incentives for qualifying enterprises.

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CUSTOMS-CONTROLLED AREA

Customs-Controlled Area, meaning that no duties need be paid on imported equipment and inputs for goods exported.

SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES
ALL UTILITIES

All utilities - including electricity, water and internet - provided directly to sites.

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POWER SUPPLY

Uninterrupted power supply, ensuring seamless continuation of business operations.

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24/7 SECURITY

24-hour security, inclusive of armed patrols and CCTV, leading to reduced operational risk and the safety of staff and assets.

SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES
EASY ACCESS

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.

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REDUCED TRANSIT COSTS

Reduced transit costs for last mile and first mile imports and exports given the close proximity of Dube Cargo Terminal.

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LONG TERM LEASES

Access to 49 year leases, with an option to renew, and no up-front costs for raw land.

MARKET POTENTIAL

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.

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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.

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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.

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EXPORT CAPABILITY


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.

DUBE TRADEHOUSE

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

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.

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DUBE iCONNECT


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.

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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.

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CORPORATE
TAX

Preferential 15% Corporate Tax for qualifying entities.

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BUILDING
ALLOWANCE

10% per annum for qualifying buildings and fixed structures.

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EMPLOYMENT
INCENTIVES

Employment Incentives for low salary workers.

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CUSTOMS- CONTROLLED
AREA (CCA)

Import duty rebates for production-related and exported products, and VAT exemption under specific conditions for supplies procured in South Africa

CONNECTIVITY
INTO 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

OPERATION VULA

 

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

beneficiaries.

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29° South, 7 Umsinsi Junction
Dube City, La Mercy
KwaZulu-Natal
4399

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Tel: +27 32 814 0000
Email: info@dubetradeport.co.za

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