The District and Local Municipalities are in the process of establishing an investment framework with a view to further create an enabling environment for private sector investment, particularly in the key sectors in the District.
There is also a drive that is aimed at developing the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative (LSDI) Corridor of the District which focuses on development around Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Makhathini Flats and Pongolapoort Dam.
Key projects include but are not limited to:
Mkuze Regional Airport;
Jozini Hydro-electric Scheme;
Makhathini Flats Development (Sugarcane, fruit and vegetables production and processing)
Expanded timber production; fishing industry based on natural resource harvest supplemented by aquaculture; Expanded ha under cashew and coconut production for processing of oils and nuts for export establishment of high value – up market anchor tourism sites to ‘trigger’ further structured investment.