We relish the opportunity to partake in exhibitions and trade shows that allow us to identify investment opportunities and trends, while networking with potential investors, operators, and stakeholders interested in the South African market.

Africa Energy Indaba

From 7 to 9 March, SCTIE’s investment team attended the 15th Africa Energy Indaba hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The indaba, which is one of the continent’s longest-standing premier energy events, is an important opportunity to engage with African energy ministers and potential investors in the renewable energy sector. In light of Eskom’s Just Energy Transition, and the significant tax incentives for renewable energy investment announced in the Budget Speech, this is an area of investment that must be explored. The KZN South Coast, with its high number of sunshine days, access to the Indian Ocean, and wind potential, is well positioned for renewable energy production. Through the conference, B2B Connect Lounge, and networking function, SCTIE will actively explore business opportunities across the continent and internationally.

SCTIE Strategy Planning Review 2023/2024

On 9 February, we hosted an internal Strategy Planning Review at St Michael’s Hotel. SCTIE staff, board members, and representatives from district and local municipalities engaged collectively, to plan a way forward regarding marketing, investment, new resources for SMEs and other imperative objectives to enhance and position the KZN South Coast event more favourably. This was followed up by a second session on 22 February, attended by various business associations representing different sectors and Tourism Area Committees. These engagements were a productive opportunity to discuss SCTIE’s goals and objectives while making necessary adjustments for the upcoming year.