DURBAN - Investment opportunities in the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) were placed firmly on the table at high-level panel discussion hosted in Cairo, Egypt, alongside the Intra-Africa Trade Fair (IATF).
Speaking at the event, Ina Cronje, Chairperson of the Board of Trade and Investment KZN said, "We’re on the eastern seaboard on the Indian Ocean. Our coastline is close on 600 kilometres long, with two major harbours, or sea ports. We also have a state of the art international airport, which is very good for cargo. Then we also have two strategic economic zones - one is placed at the Dube Trade Port and the one at the Richards Bay Harbour. And there are great incentive, tax breaks, for investors who are interested in going there".
Bringing together South African and International business people alongside the Intra-Africa Trade Fair held in Cairo, the breakfast aimed to highlight the variety of investment and tourism opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal.
Investment opportunities in KZN can be found in the following sectors including Tourism and Property Development; Logistics Services, Medical and Pharmaceutical Production and Distribution, Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly, Aerospace and Aviation-linked manufacturing amongst other things.
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, advocacy and lobbying for investor incentives; and an idyllic climate and lifestyle.