Our Impact


Key to the East London IDZ’s mandate is the attraction and retention of strategic investments that will not only diversify the local economy, but also create meaningful employment opportunities.

To this end the ELIDZ has achieved the following :

– R4.4 billion worth of investment attracted into the region.

– 38 investors attracted into the region.

– 2992 direct manufacturing jobs activated since inception

– 21 262 construction job opportunities created since inception

– R480 million worth of contracts awarded to Small, Medium and Micro Entreprises

– In just 2013/14, the ELIDZ awarded R258 million worth of contracts to BBBEE enterprises and R21 million was awarded to Women Owned Enterprises.

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