Project summary

Investment value: R3-billion
City contribution: R500-million (including DTP contribution)
Developer contribution: R3-billion
Investor: Dube TradePort
Start and finish date: 2021 – 2023
Jobs created: 5 000 (Construction) and 2 800 (Operations)
Annual revenue: R100-million


This industrial park will host Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Component Suppliers. The total size of the site is 1 013 hectares, with 400 hectares dedicated to automotive (Phase 1). The site is located 16 km from Toyota South Africa, 38 km from Durban Harbour and 69 km from King Shaka International Airport.

It is aimed at centralising production, assembly, sequencing and warehousing facilities that are within close proximity to the Original Equipment Manufacturers such as Toyota SA and any new entrants.

Progress to date*

Completed milestones:
  • Specialist Studies
  • Concept Design
  • Engineering Reports
  • Act 70/70 Release
  • eWula Submission (90%)
  • Business Case
  • Final SLA Draft under negotiation
Key issues requiring National & Provincial Government intervention:
  • EDTEA to address (BAR Phase 1) wetland offset so as not to delay phase 1
  • Umgeni Water/EWS to agree on servitude sharing for electric cabling
  • SANRAL and KZN DoT to approve TIA and TMP
  • SANRAL commitment for N2 interchange required
  • KZN DoT to commit to SANRAL conditions for N2 interchange
  • Upgrading of R102, P197, and R106 and Lovu bridge
Commitment from SANRAL and KZN DoT required:
  • N3 Corridor (KwaXimba interchange, MR385, etc.)
  • Auto Supply Park N2 interchange and provincial roads upgrading
Funding limitations for provision of Bulk Infrastructure:
  • Governance structure for accelerating Projects needs reinforcement
  • Catalytic Projects Unit to be capacitated with human resources
  • Transversal management to be improved
  • Red tape related to statutory approvals (Act 70/70, WULA, EIA, TIA, etc) to be addressed.

*At time of source publication

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