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Vaal Special Economic Zone on track to reignite the birthplace of industrialisation in South Africa

A brief summary of the guiding principles and core activities that drive the Vaal SEZ's mission to reignite the birthplace of industrialisation in the Sedibeng District and beyond.

The Vaal Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a dynamic endeavour with a focus on transforming the region into a hub of innovation, industry, and opportunity.

Our strategy is meticulously designed to resonate with a diverse audience, from local community members to investors, government officials, educational institutions and local businesses.

Here, we outline the guiding principles and core activities that drive the Vaal SEZ’s mission to reignite the birthplace of industrialisation in the Sedibeng District and beyond.


Vaal SEZ Strategy and Business Case

Pioneering the hydrogen revolution – Hydrogen Innovation Hub

At the heart of our strategy lies a commitment to establish the Vaal SEZ as a central player in the burgeoning hydrogen economy. This forward-thinking initiative not only positions us at the forefront of sustainable energy but also promises substantial economic growth and job creation for our community.

Building on industrial legacy

Drawing from the robust industrial heritage of the Sedibeng District, we are dedicated to revitalizing and expanding local industry. Our aim is to reignite the flames of industrialization, fostering economic growth and prosperity within our region.

Collaborative co-creation

The Vaal SEZ thrives on collaboration. We actively seek smart partnerships with prominent businesses already based in the Sedibeng District. By working together, we create synergies that benefit all stakeholders and drive collective success.

Integrated development for multifaceted challenges

We recognize that our region faces a variety of opportunities and challenges. To address these effectively, we employ an integrated development model, ensuring that our strategies and initiatives cater to the diverse needs of our community and investors alike.

Responsive stakeholder partnership

Our commitment to listening to our stakeholders is unwavering. We have established a stakeholder partnership model designed to promptly address pressing business issues, such as power failures and service concerns, to ensure that the voice of business is heard and acted upon.

Embracing technological advancements

In our pursuit of operational excellence, we harness cutting-edge technology to enhance communication and streamline internal processes. This empowers us to continuously improve our performance and service delivery.

A force in food security

Leveraging the significant agricultural and agro-processing capabilities of the Sedibeng District, we aim to become a pivotal player in ensuring regional food security, driving economic growth in the process.

Unlocking tourism potential

The Sedibeng District boasts untapped tourism potential, and we are determined to unlock it. By developing this potential, we create new opportunities for investment and job creation while showcasing the beauty and culture of our region to the world.

Riviera On Vaal Hotel & Country Club (Photo: Vaal SEZ)
Addressing critical challenges through co-funding

We understand that some challenges require collaborative solutions. We actively explore co-funding opportunities with institutions like Rand Water to tackle critical issues, such as water scarcity, head-on.

Gateway to Africa and beyond

The Vaal SEZ seeks to position itself as the gateway to Africa for global opportunities. By creating a business-friendly environment, we aim to attract investors and facilitate international trade, benefiting our region and the world.

Fostering investor confidence

One of our key objectives is to instill high levels of investor confidence in the Sedibeng District. Through transparent governance and strategic initiatives, we aim to be a magnet for investments, fostering sustainable economic growth.

Collaborative competition for collective success

In the spirit of “South Africa Special Economic Zone”, we collaborate with other SEZs while competing to advance our collective objectives. This cooperative approach ensures the success of the entire nation and region.


The Vaal SEZ’s strategy and business case are rooted in a vision of prosperity, collaboration, and innovation. Together, we will build a thriving, sustainable, and prosperous Sedibeng District that stands as a beacon of progress for all.

We invite our diverse audience to join us on this transformative journey, where the possibilities are boundless, and the future is bright.

Find out more: https://vaalsez.co.za/

Also see: Reasons to invest in the Vaal SEZ


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