COMPANY HISTORY

The organisation's name originates from a

greatly revered and hugely important figure

in South African history and a leading member

of the educated African elite in the late 19th

and early 20th centuries, John Langalibalele

Dube.

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OVERVIEW OF DUBE TRADEPORT CORPORATION


Dube TradePort is a Special Economic Zone and comprises a precinct purpose-planned to drive industrial development in South Africa through the promotion and attraction of both domestic and foreign direct investment to this part of KwaZulu-Natal.


DUBE TRADEPORT CORPORATION HISTORY
CHRONOLOGICAL TIMELINE

2002

T1


The South African Government makes the decision to invest in a new international airport outside Durban, recognising that this would promote sustainable economic growth and development.

2002

2003

T2


The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government establishes Dube TradePort Company to facilitate the development of a world-class aviation-linked export platform, as a catalyst for private sector investment and sustainable employment creation. The company, comprising just four individuals - Mr Rohan Persad, as CEO, and staff members Ms Joanne Hyatt (nee Winter), Mr Hamish Erskine and Mr Owen Mungwe and, shortly thereafter, joined by Mr Ahmed Bassa and Ms Jabu Ninela - were tasked with the responsibility for the strategic planning, design, construction, operation, management and control of what has grown to become the Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone we know today.

2004

T4


The National Government supports the establishment of Dube TradePort and new international airport as a Public-Public Partnership and the National Assembly is informed that the project is to be ‘fast-tracked’.

2004

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DTPC & EDTEA


Dube TradePort Corporation is a Provincial Public Entity and is responsible to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.The organisation is mandated by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government to drive the development of Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone, a highly competitive business operating environment and home to King Shaka International Airport.

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Head Office

29° South, 7 Umsinsi Junction
Dube City, La Mercy
KwaZulu-Natal
4399

Contact Info

Tel: +27 32 814 0000
Email: invest@dubetradeport.co.za

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