Our History

OUR MILESTONES

The East London Industrial Development Zone was one of the first IDZs in South Africa to be awarded a provision operator’s licence in September 2002.  The zone has come a long way since that very first milestone.  Not only has it overcome various institutional and programme challenges to be where it is today, but it has, as the first operational IDZ in South Africa, helped to inform the South African government’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ)  programme make up and policy framework.

Some of the zone’s Key Development Milestones include the following:

milestones