Why Invest

The Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) is Africa’s first automotive city and a desired automotive investment destination.

There are a number of important reasons to invest in TASEZ:

  • It is based in a prime position
  • As an automotive hub that is close to an already established automotive industry, it provides economic benefits of scale and scope, allowing for a lower cost of doing business
  • It offers world-class customised solutions such as serviced sites and fit-for-purpose buildings
  • Has a professional team of sector specialists who drive the development of TASEZ to ensure that it continues to remain a competitive business environment
  • Helps to link investors and developers to various regulatory bodies and facilitates the development process
  • As an SEZ, investors are provided with a range of financial incentives
  • Provides environmental impact assistance where necessary
  • Is close to a skilled labour force
  • Supports investors with marketing and other value-added services
  • Has easy access to a strong consumer base
  • Provides connectivity to both suppliers and potential markets whilst promoting export-orientated industries and local integration
  • ICT service-based infrastructure, allowing for the high-speed connectivity of voice/data/internet and video services into the tenant’s premises
  • Support safety, health, and environment with services
  • Provides skills development related incentives
  • Offers export marketing support
  • Supports job creation, with accessible national and provincial grants
  • Supports foreign investment, with compensation for the qualifying costs of moving new machinery and equipment from abroad
  • Investing/reinvesting in productive assets
  • Offers local enterprise development
  • Infrastructure networks, including road, rail, and air connectivity
  • Financial support from the Gauteng Department of Economic Development and the City of Tshwane
  • Safety, health, and environment support services 

A One-Stop-Shop

We have partnered with the Tshwane Economic Development Agency to set up a one-stop-shop to help business who may be planning to operate within the TASEZ automotive city.

We help with:

  • SEZ investor applications
  • Municipal building plan approvals, where applicable
  • SEZ tax incentive applications
  • Customs Controlled Area applications, if required
  • Visas, work permits and other related migration processes
  • After-care services
  • Applications for to the Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS) for any qualifying component manufacturers


Investors can access a number of government incentives that range from financial support to tax reductions, and from covering the cost of moving equipment from abroad to support for skills upgrading programmes.