Atlantis SEZ

In June 2018 Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, confirmed the designation of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) and the approval of cabinet in writing to Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde. The designation sees the entire Atlantis Industrial area being declared a Special Greentech Economic Zone.

Situated on the West Coast of South Africa, 40kms from Cape Town, the Atlantis SEZ capitalises on the province’s already booming renewable energy and green technology sector. It supports the manufacturing sectors to become suppliers and component manufacturers for the renewable energy sector, in particular independent power producers in the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP). 

The SEZ has already attracted investments of R680 million.

Gestamp Renewable Industries, a Spanish wind tower manufacturer has invested R475 million.

GreenCape is the appointed Atlantic SEZ project management unit, responsible for coordinating the application for designation.

Location of Atlantis map

Why invest in the Atlantis SEZ?

1. Strong and growing South African and African markets for greentech

Independent market research shows strong demand for renewable energy and green technologies from South Africa and the African continent.

2. Well-located & development-ready area

The Atlantis SEZ has good access to major national road networks and is located in close proximity to key renewable energy markets.

3. A strong support base and existing relationships for investors to tap into

Partnerships and relationships that will help facilitate investment and doing business are already in place with business, government and labour.

4. A One-Stop-Shop (OSS) for wide-ranging investor support

The Atlantis SEZ team can assist with information, and facilitate access to permits, licenses, planning and development approvals, incentives and finances.

5. Incentives for investors and tenants

The City of Cape Town, the national government and the Atlantis SEZ offer a range of attractive incentives for investors and tenants.

6. Attractive, wide-ranging skills base to recruit from

A skills development drive is underway in Atlantis through partnerships with youth organizations, local TVET colleges and high schools.

Key reading 

The resources listed here are essential reading, which provide a greater overview of the opportunities in the Atlantis SEZ.

Short brochure: A short overview of the SEZ, including incentives and rates for the lease or purchase of land in the zone.

Technical brochure: For those exploring the business case for establishing their business in the SEZ.

International brochure: For the international audience, including property stats, FDI by sector, green economy data maps and contacts.

Atlantis SEZ Pre-Feasibility Report

Atlantis SEZ Feasibility Report

Atlantis SEZ Basic Assessment Report

Atlantis Revitalisation Framework (City of Cape Town)

Atlantis SEZ Annual Report 2018/19  (A high resolution version is available on request)

Atlantis SEZ Annual Report 2016/17

Atlantis SEZ Annual Report 2017/18

How to invest in the Atlantis SEZ

Community Leaflet

For other related tools, resources and information see the Library

News and events

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