Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone
Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) is a shared vision of national,
provincial and local government represented by the Department of Trade, Industry
and Competition (dtic), Gauteng Department of Economic Development ( GDED) and
the City of Tshwane (CoT and the automotive industry to transform Tshwane into a
leading automotive investment destination.
The purpose of the proposed SEZ in Tshwane among others is to facilitate the creation of a strategic industrial zone within Tshwane for targeted investments in the manufacturing sector ranging from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and subsequent value chain suppliers; to develop infrastructure required to support the development of targeted industrial activities accompanied with incentives; and to attract foreign and domestic direct investment.
The industrial zone will not be limited only to automotive related tenants but will also focus on incorporating the entire manufacturing value chain, which is instrumental in uplifting the community. This will include amongst others an incubation Centre; Township multi-hub, retail facilities, innovation and technology centre, component manufacturers, semi-knocked-down (SKD) and completely knocked-down (CKD) operations, warehouse and logistics, conference facilities, recreational use, coffee shops, restaurants, soccer fields, office use and residential buildings (see SDP 1,2 & 3 below).
SDP 1: Phase 1
The largest land allocations are for auto-industrial use and the Ford export vehicle distribution Centre. Phase 1 and 1A is aimed at critical Tier 1 and 2 component suppliers, third party logistics and other service providers that offer JIT/JIS services that enable the seamless and effective assembly of vehicles in the Ford Motor Company of South Africa’s (FMCSA) plant.
SDP 2: Phase 1A
Other developments of note are the Ford customer supply and delivery hub and the supplier park which specifically aim to locate Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers of Ford (SA) to locate closer to the Ford (SA) plant. The Ford Supplier Development Programme is planned to be rolled out in two phases, with the majority of construction taking place in the first phase (1&1A).
SDP 3: Phase 2
The land in SDP 3 is also allocated to the development of a high-density residential area that seeks to house the labour force closer to the area of increased work opportunities. The auto-industrial and high-density residential development are the only major developments of Phase 2.
The Silverton/Waltloo area will be regarded as a node with a more regional
function due to the mix of land uses. Despite this, Mamelodi, Eersterust and
Nellmapius are subject to large-scale poverty and unemployment. The creation of
more job opportunities is, therefore, a high priority, and a focused effort will
be made to attract investment to these areas to create more job opportunities.
• Approximately 50 000 jobs
• Approximately 260 SMME’s
• Approximately 6.7 Billion of investment
This project is at execution stage