Dube TradePort – a world-class industrial and commercial precinct


Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone

An introduction

Created to be a world-class development, Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone offers globally integrated logistics and manufacturing infrastructure, together with support for a range of airport-related activities, including cargo operations, warehousing, agriculture, commercial real-estate for office, retail and hospitality.

Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone, Southern Africa’s global manufacturing and air logistics platform, is specifically geared to afford enterprises involved in manufacturing and export a highly competitive business operating environment.

Dube TradePort Corporation, a Public Entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, is tasked with the development of the precinct.

Benefits associated with operating within this Special Economic Zone are designed to promote business growth, revenue generation, employment creation, the export of value-added commodities and the attraction of both foreign and local investment – all enhancing South Africa’s manufacturing and export capabilities.

Crucially, Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone’s hugely efficient infrastructure, seamless support services provision and available incentives afford businesses located here a significant competitive edge. Strategically positioned at the intersection of local and global intermodal transport routes, Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone is seamlessly integrated with intermodal road, rail and port infrastructure, providing manufacturers and exporters exceptional supply chain efficiencies and market access.

The precinct, a ‘Greenfield’ development covering more than 3 800 hectares (38 million square metres) 30km north of Durban, comprises a 50-year, master-planned airfreight and passenger hub and consists of four business zones and a telecommunications platform, Dube iConnect:

  • Dube TradeZoneis an industrial area for electronics, pharmaceutical and aerospace manufacturing (Designated Special Economic Zone);
  • Dube Cargo Terminalis a state-of-the-art air cargo handling facility;
  • Dube AgriZoneis an advanced agricultural precinct (Designated Special Economic Zone);
  • Dube Cityis a business and hospitality precinct;


  • Dube iConnectis a cutting-edge telecommunications platform and premier cloud service provider.

Special Economic Zone status was conferred in December 2016, added impetus to investor interest in the fast-growing industrial node. Presently, two zones are designated Special Economic Zones, namely Dube TradeZone and Dube AgriZone, with plans to extend this to further zones and phases going forward. Read more here


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