Agency Development and Support

Our Regional Projects

Eastern Cape

Aspire Development Agency

Major projects


Blue Crane Development Agency

Major projects

  • Toursim Hub
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Shopping centre
  • Recycling project
  • Urban design
    • Entrances of Somerset East;
    • Main Street;
    • Industrial park; and
    • Paulet Street
  • SMME Developments
  • Somerset East Airport
  • Light Industrial Park
  • Aviation
  • Hydro Electricity Generation

Buffalo City Development Agency

Major projects

  • East London motor racing circuit
  • City Improvement District
  • The Nahoon Mouth and Sports Precinct Spatial Development Framework

Joe Gqabi Economic Development Agency

Major projects

  • Aliwal Private Hospital
  • Aliwal Spa and Health Resort
  • Senqu Plastics
  • Commercial and residential property developments

Kouga Development Agency

Major projects

  • Cluster 1: five star resort
  • Cluster 2: three / four star resort
  • Cluster 3: Community cultural, recreation and education centre

Mandela Bay Development Agency

Major projects

  • Latest project
    • Donkin Reserve
    • Environmental upgrading
    • Upgrading of the Athenaeum
    • Strand Street redevelopment
    • Kings Beach redevelopment
    • Nelson Mandela Bay
    • Stadium precinct
    • Telkom Park
    • Belmont Terrace & Bird Street precinct environmental upgrading
  • Completed projects
    • Govan Mbeki and Parliament streets
    • Uitenage Market Square

Nkonkobe Economic Development Agency

Major projects

  • Gateway revitalisation and alien eradication
  • Operation of the Alice Fresh Produce Market
  • Essential oils
  • Mixed use development
  • Hogsback water bottling
  • Seymour Quarry
  • Citrus production and processing

Port St. Johns Development Agency

Major projects

  • Mangrove Holiday Camp
  • First Beach camp site
  • Upgrade of the central business district
  • Enterprise development
  • Golf course residential development

Free State

Lejweleputswa Development Agency

Major projects

  • Agro-processing and diversification
  • Game farming and public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Tourism, mining and beneficiation: rehabilitation and redevelopment of mines
  • Welkom Cargo Airport

Thabo Mofutsanyane Development Agency

  • Agro-processing (Meat, dairy products, fruit and vegetables)
  • Cherry processing
  • Paper production from Apple Waste


Metsweding Economic Development Agency

Major projects

  • The Business Place Metsweding
  • Business incubator Ekandustria
  • Agricultural incubator Onverwacht
  • Vuvuzela franchises
  • Agricultural hub – broilers, essential oils, hydroponics, agro-processing, et cetera
  • Art and craft incubator

West Rand Development Agency

Major projects

  • Donaldson Dam development
  • Katlego cultural facility
  • Plastics recycling plant
  • Mining Centre of Excellence
  • Bicycle manufacturing facility
  • IT centre and dispatch unit
  • Warehouse and logistics distribution centre
  • CBD regeneration

KwaZulu Natal

Enterprise iLembe Economic Development Agency

Major projects

  • Agriculture
    • iLembe open community farms
  • Tourism
    • King Shaka Heritage Route
    • KwaLoshe
    • KwaShuShu Hotspring
    • Establishing beach facilities at Tugela Mouth
  • Manufacturing
    • iLembe Biodiesel Project
  • Retail, services and ICT
    • Broadband
  • Industrial property development

Hibiscus Coast Development Agency

Major projects

  • Port Shepstone beachfront
  • John Mason Eco-Tourism Park, Umtentweni (a public-private partnership)
  • Margate Airport
  • Hibberdene harbour and eco-estate
  • Hibberdene beachfront
  • Umtentweni clinic
  • Margate beachfront

Okhahlamba Development Agency

Major projects

  • Winterton regeneration
  • Bergville regeneration
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism

Umhlosinga Development Agency

Major projects

  • Business support and development
  • Tourism
    • Wetlands Route
    • R22/ Lebombo Route
    • Wildlife Route
    • Adventure Route
    • Royal Route
    • Coastal Route
    • Mkhuze Airport
  • Agri-Business
    • Makhatini Agri-Business Hub
  • Industry
  • Property development
    • Tranquillity Park


Thaba Chweu Local Economic Development Agency

Major projects


Sekhukhune Development Agency

Major projects

Greater Tzaneen Economic Development Agency

Major projects

  • Leather making project
  • Sapekoe Tea Estates
  • Internet cafe
  • Subtropical fruit and nuts
  • Livestock improvement
  • Letaba River Mile
  • Community radio station
  • Business Support Services Centre
  • Greater Tzaneen tourism
    • Ebenezer Dam
    • Makgoebaskloof Dam
    • Debengeni Waterfall
    • Dap Naude Dame
    • Tzaneen Dam
  • Tzaneen retail study (new shopping centre)

Northern Cape

Northern Cape Economic Development Agency

Major projects

  • Triple D Farms – Farm Share Equity Scheme
  • Onseepkans citrus/fig project
  • Lower Majeakgoro Community Project
  • Richtersveld Dairy Revitalisation Project
  • Re-development and expansion of Douglas Resort
  • Re-development and expansion of Wildebeest Rock Art Centre
  • Establishment of an eco-resort at Boesmansput
  • Revival of themed steam train tourism

North West

Dr Kenneth Kaunda Economic Development Agency

Major projects:

  • Bleomhof Dam
  • Ventersdorp Triangle
  • Vredefort Dome

Moses Kotane Development Agency

Major projects

  • Building material manufacturing factory
  • Cultural theme park, including artificial beach
  • Conference centre and craft market
  • Housing estate development
  • Bio ethanol production

Western Cape

Cape Agulhas Economic Development Agency

Major projects:

  • Aquaculture Initiative (abalone and seaweed) – Cape Agulhas
  • Medical Centre – Struisbaai
  • Overberg Airport development
  • Extension of Apple Train Route
  • Agri-Mega Park
  • Hydroponics Project

Central Karoo Economic Development Agency

Major projects

  • Karoo gateway guesthouse and airport
  • Cold storage facility
  • Laingsburg pallet
  • Crate and dry rack manufacturing facility
  • Skin processing
  • Beaufort West Hydroponics Expansion Project

Knysna Economic Development Agency

Major projects

  • Anchor Project
  • Karatara node development
  • Eastford area
  • Rheenendal node development

Overstrand Local Economic Development Agency

Major projects

  • Hawston gateway
  • Redevelopment / upgrading of Palmiet Caravan Park
  • Hemel and Aarde Masivune
  • Hawston Abalone
  • Pedi-Cab Pilot Project
  • Hermanus Science Centre (sport, arts and culture centre)
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