Public Entities

The public entities as statutory organisations falling under the Department’s purview are essential in assisting in the implementation of the Department’s policies and strategies. While they all complement the Department in its efforts to achieve its strategic goals and objective, they perform specialist functions which range from marketing, business operations, tourism and leisure, trade and manufacturing. There are more than ten entities reporting to the Department as reflected below:

 

PUBLIC ENTITY

RESPONSIBILITY

Trade & Investment KZN

          Facilitate the creation of new markets.Enhance sector and industrial evelopment through Trade, Investment and Exports.

Tourism KZN

           Develop and align economic development strategies, programmes and interventions amongst all players,   Fund the implementation of tourism sector specific products.  Enhance the contribution of Tourism to the KZN economy.   Implement interventions that drive service excellence in the tourism sector.

Sharks Board

           Enhance sector and industrial development (Maritime economy).  Maritime school of excellence

Dube Trade Port

           Enhance sector and industrial development through Trade, Investment and Exports (Transport and logistics, ICT, Agri-business, Tourism, Aerotropolis)

Moses Kotane

          Develop the knowledge base to enhance the knowledge economy. Promote high performance and value-based culture.

Richards Bay IDZ

          Enhance sector and industrial evelopment through Trade, Investment and Exports in the Manufacturing sector.Champion spatial economic development initiatives (SEZs)

Ithala

         Enhance sector and industrial evelopment through Trade and Investment in the financial sector.  Champion spatial economic development initiatives (SEZs).  Promote SMME and Entrepreneurial development (informal and social enterprises).Develop and fund the implementation of tourism sector specific products.

Growth Fund

          Enhance sector and industrial evelopment through Trade and  Investment in the financial sector.

Liquor Authority

         Develop and maintain an efficient regulatory and governance framework for sustained economic development.

Film Commission

         To enhance sector and industrial development through Trade and Investment  in the Film sector.To develop and maintain an efficient regulatory and governance framework for sustained economic development.