About Us

The RBIDZ is an organisation made up of real people, with a real dedication, and passion to effect real change in South Africa. This commitment and energy is apparent in all dealings with not only each other but with potential investors too.

Our Purpose

The company's purpose summarised, ultimately guides the strategic direction of the organisation. The purpose of the RBIDZ is to develop an industrial estate in order to:

  • Attract local and foreign investors who will beneficiate South Africa's raw materials
  • Create production capacity
  • Provide services
  • Create employment and improve the skills base

Our Vision

"To be the preferred special economic zone for quality investments, whilst delivering value to our stakeholders.”

Our Mission

"We utilise the competitive advantage of the Richards Bay area to attract sustainable investments that stimulate economic growth, job creation, beneficiation of resources and the empowerment of people.”

Our core values are defined as:


We shall conduct our business with our stakeholders and investors with the highest levels of professionalism, competence and responsibility;


We shall embrace diversity by treating each other with respect, trust and dignity at all times;


We shall pursue ethical practices by being open, honest, sincere and consistent in our actions and communications;


We shall pursue the development of the RBIDZ to meet the present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs whilst promoting health and safety culture; and


We shall maintain a safe work environment for our employees, contractors, and investors.


We shall seek creative and novel solutions to ensure continued improvement and address the needs of RBIDZ and stakeholders.


It is clear to see that investors will benefit from an organisation that has clearly defined goals and a passion like no other. It is little wonder then, that a large number of investors are being drawn to the Richards Bay as the IDZ of choice.