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Key Sectors


iLembe has also been identified as the renewable energy hub in the province. The renewable energy components manufacturing hub is one of the sectorial development hubs in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Each district is targeted to house an industrial hub to support the provincial industrial development zones based on its comparative advantage.
The envisaged location for the hub is within Isithebe Industrial Estate in Mandeni, on a serviced 50 ha piece of land. The targeted markets for the hub will be, among others, green industry project developers, manufacturers, energy services companies, consultancies, SMMEs, cooperatives, youth enterprises, research institutions, test laboratories, training providers and engineering companies. Related investments will thus be necessitated by the renewable hub project in the district as informed by the targeted markets. The recently completed iLembe District Growth and Development Plan has also identified some catalytic projects that will have a bearing on the type and scale of investment to support these catalytic projects. Catalytic projects are defined as large-scale development projects, which have potential to directly stimulate and leverage much higher levels of development and initiate further projects. These projects can be read in the iLembe District and Growth and Development Plan accessible on
Renewable Energy