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Enterprise iLembe

Enterprise iLembe is an Economic Development Agency of the iLembe District Municipality mandated to drive economic development and promote trade and investment in the region. The mandate of the Agency is to promote Trade & Investment opportunities within its four municipalities with the following sectors; Agriculture, Tourism, Manufacturing and Services.

The philosophy that drives Enterprise iLembe is built on promoting a participatory process where local people from all sectors work together to stimulate local commercial activity, resulting in a resilient and sustainable economy. It is a tool that will help create decent jobs and improve the quality of life for everyone, including the poor and marginalized.

This is reflected in the Industrial Development Strategy developed around the District. We think global and act local.


To be the leading economic development agency that enables the iLembe District to be a destination of choice for investment, business and tourism.


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Working with business, communities and government to drive economic development in the iLembe District to ensure inclusive economic growth and job creation.

Key Strategic Goals

  • Facilitate the packaging & implementation of projects in existing and new sectors

  • Market and Promote the iLembe District as an Investment, Tourism & Business Destination

  • Research other potential growth sectors in addition to the current four sectors of main focus

  • Identify, build and co-ordinate partnerships among socio economic stakeholders

  • Facilitate research that assists with Policy Development and formulation that impacts the mandate of the Agency

  • Influence policy and the regulatory environment for socio economic development and investment