Coenraad Bezuidenhout Would like single sites to get SEZ status
Ramncwana says that key to the ELIDZ’s mandate is diversification of the province’s industrial sector.
“The ELIDZ has achieved notable success in this area. Last year saw the attraction of investors to the zone’s renewable energy sector.
“The ELIDZ also has investors in the automotive, aquaculture, agriprocessing and general manufacturing sectors,” she says. “We continue to work with the department of trade & industry to chart a smooth transition from the IDZ into the SEZ programme.
“We have, in the past year, worked closely with the DTI on how to operationalise the new legislation, especially with changes relating to funding, incentives and the broader SEZ value proposition.”
The ELIDZ will remain an integral part of the province’s industrialisation through the new SEZ dispensation, according to Ramncwana.
“This is allowed for in section 39(2) of the SEZ