The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company (SOC) Ltd (RBIDZ) is a Special Economic Zone that is purpose-built and secure industrial estate on the north-eastern coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa linked to the international deep-water port of Richards Bay. It is tailored for the manufacturing of goods and production of services to boost beneficiation, investment, economic growth and the development of skills and employment. 

The RBIDZ is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that aims to encourage international competitiveness through world-class infrastructure as well as tax, VAT and duty-free incentives to qualifying investors. This SEZ’s strategy is geared to provide significant contribution to the country’s economic growth through creation of employment opportunities, up- grading the skills, technology transfer, deepening economic empowerment of historically disadvantaged individuals and broadening of South Africa’s basket of export products.

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