South Africa - Atlantis SEZ

About this project
Thanks in part to Cape Town’s thriving green economy, the city is home to the Atlantis Special Economic Zone for green technology manufacturing. This epicentre of greentech activities offers opportunities and incentives to investors from around Africa and the world. In fact, the Atlantis SEZ is expected to attract around R3.7-billion (US$262-million) in investment over the next two decades. The objective of establishing the Atlantis SEZ was to unlock the underlying economic value of existing and underutilised infrastructure through the creation of a greentech manufacturing hub. Wind turbines, solar panels, insulation, biofuels, electric vehicles, materials recycling and green building materials are all examples of initiatives that could find a place here in the future. The zone capitalises on the province’s already booming renewable energy and green technology sector. It supports the manufacturing sectors to become suppliers and component manufacturers for the renewable energy sector, in particular independent power producers in the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).