Tasez appoints new CEO

30 January 2023

Captain Bheka Zulu to steer TASEZ’s mettle in rebuilding SA’s manufacturing capacity.

The Board of the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) has appointed Captain Bheka Zulu as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from August 2022.

Captain Zulu says he is encouraged by the performance and achievements of TASEZ.

“The organisation has been able to attract interest from notable players in the automotive industry which has resulted in positive socio-economic spin-offs,” he says.

TASEZ is a joint project between the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, the Gauteng Provincial Government and the City of Tshwane. Its mandate is to support the development of the South African automotive manufacturing industry.

Captain Zulu was the CEO at a Durban-based ocean economy shipping company and a board member at the South African Maritime Safety Authority.

He is also a part-time lecturer at the Durban University of Technology’s Maritime Studies Department and is a PhD candidate focusing on the ocean economy.

As the new CEO, Captain Zulu is tasked with the overall responsibility of positioning TASEZ as a leading investment hub for automotive manufacturing in South Africa.

In addition to its successful initiatives in the automotive sector, TASEZ has also shown its strength in good governance and financial management, receiving successive clean audits from the Auditor-General for 2020/2021 and 2021/2022.