EThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC)

The EThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) is a non-profit company with the mandate to support and promote the maritime industry within Durban although at times it has a reach to other areas of KwaZulu-Natal

Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is geared to promote the Province’s competitive advantages as a world-class business investment destination and to encourage trade by assisting local companies to identify new markets for the export of their products.

Invest Durban

Invest Durban delivers a world-class Metro based investor support service, encompassing our four part business mandate, namely investment promotion and marketing; foreign investment identification, attraction and facilitation; FDI aftercare and expansion, plus investment advocacy

Dube TradePort

The Dube TradePort Corporation is charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project. The designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is home to the state-of-the art King Shaka International Airport and is ideally positioned 30 minutes from Africa’s busiest cargo port, Durban Harbour, and 90 minutes from Richards Bay Harbour

Durban Film Office (DFO)

The DFO was established by the eThekwini Municipality as a sector development office and is mandated to promote and support the development of local film and television industry in Durban. The DFO has spearheaded several developmental programmes to build capacity and awareness of the local industry, one of these being the Ethekwini Filmmakers Association (EFA) in 2011

Durban Tourism

Durban is a leading South African tourist destination and is marketed globally by Durban Tourism, an official marketing unit that forms part of the eThekwini Municipality


Eskom is a South African electricity public utility. Established by the government of South Africa, in 1923, as the Electricity Supply Commission today Eskom is the world's eleventh-largest power utility in terms of generating capacity, and boasts the world's largest dry-cooling power station

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is the provincial agency mandated to carry out biodiversity conservation and associated activities in the province of KwaZulu-Natal

Ithala Development Finance Corporation LTD

Ithala is the second largest property portfolio holder in KZN with over one million square metres of industrial and commercial space and a pioneer in the development of commercial centres and industrial estates in rural areas

KZN Growth Fund

Established in 2007 as one of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provincial government’s key strategic initiatives to accelerate Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), job creation and economic growth in the Province, KZN Growth Fund (KGFT) was structured as a unique public-private partnership venture to finance medium to large private sector projects

King Shaka International Airport

Airports Company South Africa Limited (ACSA)with a network of nine airports throughout South Africa handles over 98% of the country's commercial air traffic. The ACSA airports have implemented its operating model that seeks to transform all their airports into multifaceted, global gateways for travel, trade, job creation and commerce opportunities

KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) (MCoE) established in 1964, strives to be a leader in environmentally sensitive protection of bathers against sharks and capacity building in the maritime sector

Mhlathuze Water

Mhlathuze Water is one of the leading water utilities in South Africa today, providing a world-class service to its customers. The organisation is committed to providing safe and dependable water services

National Ports Authority- Port of Richards Bay

Richards Bay was eventually selected as the most suitable site for a port because of the size of the lagoon, the ease of dredging and linking with the existing railway network, as well as the availability of sufficient fresh water together with an adjacent town to stimulate initial development

Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ)

The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is a state-owned, legally registered, industrial development company situated in KwaZulu-Natal. Linked to the international deep-water port of Richard’s Bay and with prime rail and road access, this IDZ is indeed the portal to the world


The South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) is a non- government, not-for-profit organisation that was founded in the early 1950’s in response to a need for conservation of local marine resources

KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority

The KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. The purpose of the KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority, which trades as TKZN, is to develop, promote and market tourism into and within the Province of KwaZulu-Natal

Transnet Limited

Transnet Limited is a public company with the South African government running as its sole shareholder. Both operating and controlling South Africa’s major transport infrastructures, Transnet is also responsible for ensuring that the country’s transport industries operate according to world-class standards and that they form an integral part of the overall economy

Transnet National Ports Authority- Port of Durban

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd. The National Ports Authority is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system, which it manages in a landlord capacity

Transnet Pipelines

Transnet Pipelines, formerly known as Petronet, the custodian of the country's strategic pipeline assets, is currently servicing two key industries (fuel and gas) by transporting petroleum and gas products over varying distances. Our business, having been established in 1965, is integral to the well-being of the South African economy

Transnet Port Terminals

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Limited, South Africa's state-owned freight transport and handling company

Ugu South Coast Tourism

Ugu South Coast Tourism (Pty) Ltd covers the municipality areas of Ezinqoleni, Hibiscus Coast, Umdoni, Umuziwabantu, Umzumbe and Vulamehlo which are established within the geographical area of the Ugu District Municipality

Umgeni Water

Umgeni Water is a state-owned business enterprise that was established in 1974 to supply drinking water in bulk to the municipalities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg and to consumers in the corridor of these cities. The organisation has grown over the years to become the largest bulk potable water provision entity in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and the second-largest water utility in South Africa

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