OWNERSHIP & FUNDING
Set up in 2002 as a response to the need for a robust catalyst for economic development and industrial diversification in the country, the ELIDZ is a State Owned Corporation set up by government through the South African Industrial Development Zones Programme (now the South African Special Economic Zones Programme) to develop, operate and maintain modern infrastructure and to complementary attract strategic investments for the region.
The ELIDZ is owned by provincial government (Department of Economic Development Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) and the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM). It is funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (SEZ Fund – Capital Projects) and the Department of Economic Development Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
OUR CORE IDEOLOGY
Our vision is to be a World class Operator of a prestigious industrial complex where highly competitive organisations thrive on streamlined business benefits and stimulate sustainable regional economic growth.
Our mission is to provide investor solutions and to attract and develop strategic industries that strengthen South Africa’s global competitiveness through the development and operation of a thriving, specialized industrial complex.