African Renaissance Conference  24- 26 May 2018



    Gateway to the World’s Market:
    The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Ltd (RBID Z)

    The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Ltd (RBIDZ) is an agency of the KwaZulu-Natal
    Department of Economic Development and Tourism. It is located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, under uThungulu District within the growing City of uMhlathuze, which incorporates Empangeni and Richards Bay


    Our Value Proposition
    The two phases of the Zone are juxtaposed along the region’s first class industry while the deep water Port of Richards Bay provides a substantial volume of beneficiation opportunities for direct and joint venture investments. Connectivity and availability of excellent infrastructure such as roads, rails,
    telecommunications, electricity, gas, water and accessibility to international air and sea ports reinforces RBIDZ’s prestige as a preferred investment hub for investors.

    The geographic location of the Zone, neighbouring the Port of Richards Bay and facing the trading currents of the Indian Ocean, brings it nearer to some of the major international trade routes
    linking the rapidly growing economies of China and India. It is strategically positioned to service
    Gauteng and its strong mixture of industry, as well as the SADC’s emerging market economies, which depend largely on the Port of Richards Bay for trade.
    This location provides investors seeking efficiency and wishing to utilise South Africa, in particular Richards Bay, an all-in-one official gateway to emerging African markets. Client Care and Support
    We focus on providing high quality full-service project support and strive to be a true one-stop shop for our clients from enquiry stage, registration, environmental impact assessments to project inception. We professionalise our investment project handling and investor enquiries. We offer our clients
    packaged information and advice in order to get their projects off the ground in a timely fashion. Safety and Sustainability

    RBIDZ is committed to operate responsibly and support long term sustainability through the adoption of
    international best practices with regards to safety, health, environment and quality management. The Zone considers the management of its environment, social and economic risks and opportunities
    as being fundamental to its future success.