Prime location in Limpopo's mining hub: The proposed Fetakgomo-Tubatse SEZ (FTSEZ) is located in the south-east of the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

The Fetakgomo-Tubatse Special Economic Zone received from the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism an allocation of R35-million (FY 2021/22) which was earmarked for the following activities and projects:

  • District Skills Audit,
  • environmental impact assessments (EIAs),
  • township establishment (land rezoning),
  • engineering designs and costing for the perimeter fence,
  • site clearance,
  • Eskom cost estimation and acceptance of quote,
  • engineering designs for an Eskom switching station,
  • water allocations (assessment of demand per industry),
  • an Implementation Readiness Study and
  • engineering designs.

The whole R35-million is committed to the enlisted projects.

Existing and current projects in the District
ProjectValueResponsible InstitutionStatus
Steelpoort Wastewater Treatment WorksR70-millionDBSA/Sekhukhune District MunicipalityExisting WTW on private land. Construction at Steelpoort
Steelpoort Water Treatment WorksR65-millionDBSAComplete
Ga-Malekana Water Treatment Works upgradeR121-millionSekhukhune District MunicipalityTechnical report approved; Planning stage
R37 and R555 main roadsR2-billionSANRALUnderway
Steelpoort railway sidingNot availableTransnetInitiation phase
Regional External Master PlanR1.6-millionSekhukhune District MunicipalityInitiation phase
Steel Bridge upgradeR70-millionRoads Agency Limpopo and mining companiesInitiation phase
SEZ human settlement scoping reportNot availableCoGHSTA/HDAUnderway


Why businesses locate in the FT-SEZ

The Fetakgomo-Tubatse SEZ provides a secure business environment and is designing a world-class manufacturing and logistics platform that will be positioned to support transportation efficiencies through road, rail and heliport connectivity to ports and border posts.

  • As part of the SEZ Master Plan, the environmental impact assessment (EIA) is expected to be ready for 2022.
  • A number of infrastructure new builds and upgrades are underway, including:
  • Security and site clearance
  • Extension of rail link to the SEZ industries and to the Musina-Makhado SEZ (Beit Bridge)
  • Electricity substation designs underway for substation
  • Upgrading of R37 and R555 roads
  • Building of new steel bridge
  • Engineering works for piping water from the De Hoop Dam to the SEZ site
Benefits for businesses located in the FTSEZ
  • Enabling infrastructure and warehouses
  • Close proximity to mining operations
  • Carbon credits
  • Reduced carbon tax
  • Reliable and low-carbon green energy
  • Global leadership in production of chrome and huge resources of platinum group metals
  • Land and security
  • State-of-the-art top infrastructure
  • Water provision
  • Reliable road and rail network
The 348-million cubic metre capacity De Hoop Dam ensures reliable water supply for investors in the Special Economic Zone.
Generic SEZ incentives
  • Vat and customer relief
  • Employment tax incentives
  • Building allowance
  • Reduced corporate income tax (15% corporate tax)
  • 12i tax allowance and incentives
  • One Stop Shop Facility
Distances to key points
  • Port of Maputo (Mozambique) – 380 km
  • Port of Richards Bay – 600 km
  • Musina Beit Bridge Border Post – 400 km
The Mining Inputs Supplier Park has more than 11 000 m² of industrial space available now with a further 130 000 m² of land available for development and ready for top structures to be installed. Water, roads and electricity are in place.

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