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About Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is a provincial trade and investment promotion agency, developed to promote the province as an investment destination and promote trade by assisting KZN based companies to identify markets and export their products.
At the helm of the institution is the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Zamo Gwala supported by the board of directors from the key industries in KZN.  The institution also boasts highly skilled staff members mostly from the marketing, investment promotion, strategy and research as well as project management background.

Services that TIKZN offers investors:

  • The facilitation of joint ventures and business linkages between small and big business.
  • The provision of relevant, reliable information to investors and traders.
  • Assistance with applications for investment incentives and export marketing incentives.
  • Assistance to foreign investors with applications for business permits.
  • Negotiation of local government incentives on behalf of investors.
  • Provision of project support and aftercare services.
  • Assistance to merging international traders and with international trade enquiries.
  • Assisting investors to locate suitable premises and to secure project and operational financing.


Mr Zamo Gwala
Chief Executive Officer
Trade & Investment