Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone

Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone is designed to enhance South Africa’s manufacturing and export capabilities, in addition to attracting foreign direct investment, through the provision of world-class infrastructure and services.

Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone has become one of the top 10 investment opportunities in the country. Uniquely positioned within the King Shaka International Airport precinct, and linked to two of Africa’s major seaports Durban and Richards Bay, it provides an ideal investment destination.

Priority Sectors

Targeted priority sectors include:

  • Aerospace and aviation-linked manufacturing and related services;
  • Agriculture and agro-processing, including horticulture, aquaculture and floriculture;
  • Electronics manufacturing and assembly;
  • Medical and pharmaceutical production and distribution;
  • Clothing and textiles; and
  • Automotive component manufacturing.

Supplementary sectors include:

  • Freight-forwarding and aviation services;
  • Warehousing and storage;
  • Logistics and distribution;
  • Light manufacturing and assembly;
  • High-tech and automotive industries;
  • General manufacturing;
  • Renewable industry; and
  • Cold storage.


Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone benefits include:

  • Preferential 15% Corporate Tax for qualifying entities;
  • Building Allowance: 10% per annum for qualifying buildings and fixed structures;
  • Employment Incentives for low salary workers;
  • Customs Controlled Area (CCA): Import duty rebates for production-related and exported products, and VAT exemptions under specific conditions for supplies procured in South Africa; and
  • Enhanced 12i Tax Incentive: designed to support greenfield investments, as well as brownfield investments.

Further benefits of investing in Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone include:

  • A One Stop Shop (OSS) facility for ease of doing business;
  • Customised solutions for investors (e.g. serviced sites and fit-for-purpose buildings);
  • Environmental assistance (where applicable);
  • A clustering development approach;
  • Marketing and other value-added services;
  • ICT service-based infrastructure, allowing for the high-speed connectivity of voice/data/internet and video services into the tenant’s premises through Dube TradePort’s iConnect services;Support with safety, health and environment services;
  • Skills development-related incentives;
  • Export marketing (new market development);
  • Job creation (as national and provincial grants can be accessed concurrently);
  • Foreign investment (with compensation for the qualifying costs of moving new machinery and equipment, excluding vehicles, from abroad);
  • Investing/reinvesting in productive assets;
  • Local enterprise development;
  • Global competitiveness through incentives;
  • Tailored facilities for value-added manufactured goods and tradable services;
  • World-class infrastructure networks (including road, rail, sea and air connectivity); and
  • Readily available land that is customised to the needs of the investor.


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