One Stop Shop
Our partnership with Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) saw the establishment of a One Stop Shop (OSS) in the KZN South Coast last quarter, and favourable feedback has been received from the demand assessment performed. To refine our services further, the SCTIE investment team visited the TIKZN OSS and Special Economic Zone at Dube Trade Port OSS on 10 February 2023. Through this visit, we have been able to benchmark the services recommended by the assessment demand report alongside these existing operations. The TIKZN OSS presented both digital services and physical consultation services that the offices offer for businesses, which will be considered for the Ugu District One Stop Shop.
Umzumbe River Trail
Our successful launch of the Umzumbe River Trail rural tourism project has provided significant investor opportunities. This quarter, we focused on identifying a site for the establishment of a lodge along the trail. Umzumbe Local Municipality’s Town Planning Unit was engaged for their expertise on this project, with three potential sites identified. Following the screening process, two sites were confirmed as potential tourism development zones. Further to this, the planning team expressed interest in joining SCTIE on a benchmarking exercise in the Eastern Cape from 6 to 9 March 2023, organised by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA).