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

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 www.elidz.co.za or call 043 702 8200 for assistance.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

ELIDZ Management