GIDZ is fueling the South African economy by creating a breeding ground for opportunity

Published Jul 10, 2020


The industrial hub constructed by the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone (GIDZ) at O.R. Tambo International Airport has resulted in a world-class facility with a logistics capacity of close to 40 000 tonnes of airfreight per annum, and focusses not only on the production of export products, but also the creation of sustainable employment opportunities.

At the southern precinct of the industrial hub, 

visited Design@50, a flagship jewellery manufacturing facility where young designers are upskilled through high-end technology and 3D printing, which is revolutionising the jewellery industry. 

Here, T. Mahoto, a CAD jewellery technician, has been able to fine-tune his skills whilst learning to market himself without losing his authenticity. 

The northern precinct of the industrial hub is home to a state-of-the-art agroprocessing facility, boasting the largest refrigeration system in the southern hemisphere.

The strategic partnership between government and multinational company, In2Food, has resulted in the establishment of not only 600 jobs, but also an additional 5 000 jobs along the value chain.

These partnerships are aligned with facilitating and managing sustainable job creation and driving inclusive economic growth and development in Gauteng.

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