Trade & Investments
Lutho Ndovane
Tel: +27 (0) 41 503 7524
Fax: +27 (0) 41 503 7522
Email: lndovane@mandelametro.gov.za
Website: www.investinnelsonmandelabay.co.za

Secretary :Anelisa Nkwandla
Tel: 041 503 7527
Fax: 041 503 7522
Email: investments2@mandelametro.gov.za
Website: www.investinnelsonmandelabay.co.za

The vision of the Trade and Investment Sub-Directorate is to position the Nelson Mandela Bay as a competitive world-class business and investment destination.


In order to achieve its vision the Trade and Invetsment Sub-Directorate endeavors to coordinate, facilitate and provide business support services to businesses and investors to promote the economic objectives of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and its stakeholders.


• pro-actively promote and facilitate, job creation opportunities through trade and investments in all the key thriving sectors
• create an enabling environment for inward investment
• establish a viable, competitive industry locally and internationally
• build Nelson Mandela Bay's image as a preferred investment destination
• promote trade and exports
• retain and expand the existing industry, whilst continuing to attract new investments

Strategic Approach

• diversify the economic base and create new economic opportunities
• target key growth sectors in domestic and international markets
• identify current and future priority sectors, attractive in terms of job creation, competitiveness, high productivity and GGVA contributions
• new sectors identified include the Services Sector - Call Centre Industry,
Tourism Sector and Creative Industries - Film & Music
Business Support Services

The aim of Business Support Services is to coordinate and streamline services in close cooperation withvarious organisations and avoid duplication.


Trade and Investment Promotion
• Tradepoint
• Trade missions
• Business seminars
• Business/Investment referrals and linkages

Investor Services
• Strategic investment direction
• Expedite application approvals
• Coordinate investment missions
• Referral of business to specialist service providers

Investor Retention
• Facilitation and fast tracking of internal processes
• After care and retention services
• Provision of market intelligence
• Providing an overview of investment opportunities and initiatives