Participating at the Manufacturing Indaba is an ideal way to position your company as a market leader at this premier event. By becoming a partner, you will showcase your brand optimally and generate great brand awareness. Manufacturing Indaba provides a major networking platform for decision makers and professionals within the Manufacturing sector. Manufacturing Indaba offers a variety of customisable marketing opportunities that fit your brand’s needs and objectives. Contact us today to learn more about this opportunity.

For more information about becoming a partner to the event, please click here to email, or send an email to with ‘Manufacturing Indaba KZN Partnership’ in the subject line.



Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN)

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote the province of KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination and to facilitate trade and by assisting local companies to access international markets. The organisation identifies, develops and packages investment opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal; provides a professional investment promotion services to all clientele; brands and markets KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination; retains and expands trade and export activities and links opportunities to the developmental needs of the KwaZulu-Natal community.


Cova Advisory & Associates

Cova Advisory & Associates was established by Duane Newman and Tumelo Chipfupa. The Cova team offers an holistic advisory service and has over 50 years experience in various government programmes including grant and tax incentives,  supplier development and black economic empowerment,  DFI finance, carbon tax, customs and international trade.  We have a team of chartered accountants, lawyers and engineers. Cova is a SANAS accredited energy measurement and verification Inspection Body (EEMV0007).


Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)

Seda, is an agency of the Department of Small Business Development, which provides non-financial support to SMMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Seda is home to the largest entrepreneurial support and development network across SA, with 56 branches and 46 co-location points within municipalities, townships and rural areas. The Seda network boasts 14 Centres of Entrepreneurship  Rapid Incubators at Higher Education Institutions and 76 incubators and accelerators across the country, supporting over 3000 entrepreneurs.


About the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Founded in 1856, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the largest member-based metropolitan chambers in Southern Africa and advocates on behalf of and represents the eThekwini business community. As a business-based and member-focused organisation, the Durban Chamber’s strategic purpose is to help create a conducive economic and business environment to facilitate and promote economic growth in the region in partnership with key stakeholders. The Durban Chamber does this by advocating and influencing policy decisions that affect the interests of business (legislation, tax and business regulations and more); offering member benefits, business support services and advice (CIPC, Certificate of Origin, ITC checks, HR, networking opportunities and more); and by providing business information relevant to the decision-making process.

Vision: In Business for a Better World
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EThekwini Municipality Economic Development Unit
Sector Development Programmes

With the vision to be Africa’s most liveable southern gateway destination to trade and travel, the Economic Development Unit (EDU) of EThekwini Municipality is a hive that administers and drives a synergy of initiatives and projects for economic growth. EDU drives sector development through partnerships and catalytic growth initiatives by establishing viable systems that enable businesses to grow and thrive. Utilising tools such as clustering, business and technology incubators, value chain development, research and innovation and, benchmarking to develop and improve competitiveness in identified priority sectors in-line with the National Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP), EThekwini’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) 2 and Economic Development and Job Creation Strategy.