The Gauteng Industrial Development Zone Company (‘Gauteng IDZ’ or ‘GIDZ’) is a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) that was established in 2009 with the purpose of developing and operating the OR Tambo International Airport Special Economic Zone (ORTIA SEZ or OR Tambo SEZ).
The mission of the GIDZ is “to identify, design, package and enable focused export driven manufacturing and beneficiation programmes for location at the ORTIA SEZ”.
In response to the set mission, the Gauteng IDZ has packaged and also secured an additional 13,9ha for development. The latter land parcel is located next to the Impala Platinum Refinery and in lieu of its location, is earmarked for PGM related beneficiation.
From a logistics perspective, OR Tambo International is the largest air cargo hub in Africa, handling 77% of South Africa’s air cargo volumes with a total of 387 277 tonnes. These attributes make the OR Tambo SEZ ideal for the manufacturing and exporting of products that move via air freight; otherwise known as high value-low mass or light weight goods. These include perishables (such as fresh food and medicines), mineral products (such as jewellery and diamonds) and advanced products (such as electronic components).