Our Mandate


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 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.




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