Ms. Kaashifah Beukes appointed as Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company CEO

After an extensive recruitment process, the Board of the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone Licensing Company SOC Ltd (SBIDZ-LC) and the Provincial Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Kaashifah Beukes as the new Chief Executive Officer of the SBIDZ-LC.

The SBIDZ-LC is mandated and authorised to manage and promote the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ). The SBIDZ-LC was registered as a state- owned company in 2014 after Saldanha Bay was designated as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in 2013. The SBIDZ is South Africa’s first SEZ to be located within a port and the only sector-specific SEZ in South Africa catering specifically to the oil and gas, maritime fabrication and repair industries and related support services industries. The SBIDZ is intended to be a vibrant hub of opportunity, job creation and sustainable growth for the Western Cape and South Africa.

These are exciting times for the SBIDZ-LC. The SBIDZ-LC Board are particularly pleased about Ms Beukes’ appointment, as she brings her own unique leadership style and a wealth of relevant experience to the organisation.

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