Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone

Contact details

Physical: Captains Walk Building, Tuzi Gazi Waterfront, Pioneer Road, Richards Bay
Postal: Private Bag X1005, Richards Bay, 3900
Tel: 035 788 0571
Fax: 035 788 0578


The mission of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is to provide a conducive environment that attracts appropriate investment for sustainable economic development. The Zone's strategic goals are to promote good governance and ensure legislative compliance; establish a world-class IDZ infrastructure; establish a sustainable IDZ; and attract fixed investment in export-orientated manufacturing and services industries.

The purpose of proclaiming the RBIDZ was to facilitate the creation of an industrial complex having strategic economic advantage; provide the location for the establishment of strategic investments; enable the exploitation of resource-intensive industries; take advantage of existing industrial capacity, and promote integration with local industry and value-added production; create employment and other economic and social benefits in the region in which it is located; be consistent with any applicable national policies and laws, as determined by appropriate environmental, economic and technical analyses; develop and operate an IDZ in the area designated in the operator permit; provide quality services infrastructure to attract internationally competitive, export-orientated manufacturing businesses; take ownership of the assets and affairs of the Zone and be responsible for ongoing management and maintenance thereof; establish a one-stop service centre and provide commensurate human resources capacity, expertise and suitable technologies; make arrangements for and mobilise requisite resources for the development of the Zone; and operate in a manner that recognises that the shareholder is prioritising development, socio-economic improvement and long-term sustainability, rather than financial profit.

Office Bearers

Mr Mel Clark (Human Resources and Remuneration Committee; and Audit and Risk Committee)
Board Members:
Ms Tina Eboka (Infrastructure Committee)
Mr Zola Fihlani (Audit and Risk Committee)
Mr Andile Mahlalutye (Social and Ethics Committee)
Mr Sibusiso Makhanya (Social and Ethics Committee)
Mr Elphas Mbatha (HR and Remuneration Committee, and Social and Ethics Committee)
Ms Joy Ndlovu (Audit and Risk Committee)
Ms Mbali Ndlovu (HR and Remuneration Committee)
Ms Nozipho Sithole (Infrastructure Committee)
Mr Pumi Motsoahae
Mr Mzamo Khuzwayo
Senior Management:
Mr Keith Harvey (Legal/Company Secretary)
Mr Joe Muller (Executive Manager: Infrastructure, Planning and Development)
Ms Zanele Zeka (Executive Manager: Office of the CEO)
Ms Nonhlanhla MC Zulu (Executive Manager: Corporate Services)
Communications Officers:
Mr Sihle Ngcamu (Executive Manager: Business Development and Marketing)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEn/aFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assetsn/a427 225520 182454 880
Non-Current Assetsn/a207209218
Total Assetsn/a427 433520 391455 098
Current Liabilitiesn/a276 610369 186303 133
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a5--
Total Liabilitiesn/a276 615369 186303 133
Total Net Assetsn/a150 818151 205151 965
Total Revenuen/a40 50629 92231 169
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/a38616189
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/a40 12029 76131 080
Total Expendituren/a(50 745)(39 309)(39 066)
Employee Related costsn/a(24 170)(18 011)(19 922)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a(388)(760)765
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a(15 944)(1 396)15 990
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(176 257)(92 195)(91 380)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a353 539461 176394 947
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a-164192
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a---
Posts Approvedn/a353636
Posts Filledn/a292626
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report
NoteNot audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.Not audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.

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