Media Statements

Managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Employers

Dear valued Tenants/Investors/Service Providers

Following the recent announcement made by President Cyril
Ramaphosa, declaring a National State of Disaster in terms of the Disaster
Management Act amidst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, the East London
Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) would like to encourage all Tenants/Investors/Service
Providers to take
necessary measures to intensify hygiene control to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the precinct.

To that end, protecting the health of all employees, their
families, visitors and business partners is a priority. The ELIDZ continues to
monitor the ever-changing situation regularly and will continue […]

ELIDZ response to Yekani matter



17 JANUARY 2020


Manufacturing is a key investor in the ELIDZ’s ICT sector and has a long
history of manufacturing from East London. 
Established in 1974, in East London, Eastern Cape, as SATV, the company
went through several ownership changes over the years. In 2003 the company was
bought by Vektronix and in June 2016 it was bought by the Yekani Group renamed
Yekani Manufacturing.

 Yekani is an investment project with excellent
potential and as the ELIDZ we are of the view that with the right […]


National and Eastern Cape provincial governments jointly announced the combined R502 million investment into the East London Special Economic Zone (ELSEZ).

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Bulelani Magwanishe and Eastern Cape MEC for the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), Mr Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane jointly announced two new local investors, Meek Mines SA and Nulatex SA. The ELSEZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Simphiwe Kondlo welcomed the investment saying it will create a total of 450 jobs for the locals.


Diamond cutting and polishing Investment

Meek […]


The Master Artisans Academy of South Africa (MAASA) has trained 1000 electricians and electrical engineers in the rooftop installation of photovoltaic systems in the last twelve months. The programme, implemented nationally in partnership with Enel Green Power SA , an Italian based Independent Power Producer (IPP), is part of building a credible skills base for the growing retail renewable energy sector in South Africa.

In order to prepare the South African market Enel Green Power SA has – jointly with the Master Artisan Academy SA – developed three skills programmes for PV Rooftop installations. This will support Enel Green Power’s intention of […]

Important Notice

Good day ELIDZ Valued Stakeholder

As the South African government works to flatten the curve on the spread of COVID-19 through the measures outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March 2020, the ELIDZ has suspended all walk-in visits / meetings or conferences at its offices with immediate effect until further notice.

You are, therefore, requested to reach out to your ELIDZ contact and make alternative arrangements as all face-to-face meetings are replaced by email, video and telephone calls.  Alternatively visit our website or call 043 702 8200 for assistance.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

ELIDZ Management