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Geographical advantages

South Africa's Energy and Metallurgical Special Economic Zone is located in the two towns of Muhina and Macadam in the Vhembe district of Limpopo province. Musina is located in northern Vhembe. The county is strategically located between South Africa and Zimbabwe and is therefore also linked to other SADC countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi and Kenya. Musina is linked to the Kruger National Park in the east, Gauteng in the south and Botswana in the west. It connects to the main centers of South Africa through the N1 route to Pretoria and Johannesburg. The connection to Zimbabwe is one of the busiest roads in Africa. This position and economic importance provide the SEZs with a range of opportunities for exploration.

Location Advantage

Close to the mineral resources needed to produce steel and petrochemical products
Proximity to the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe gives good access to the SADC markets and cross-border trade activities
Ideally located on the main north-south corridor N1, it has strong support for the proposed logistics area.
Road and rail multimodal transport facilities are highly likely, including the transport of goods from road to rail transit



The Musina-Makhadu SEZ will be located in multi-sites found in two municipalities, namely Musina and Makhado in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province.Musina Local Municipality is located in the northern part of the Vhembe District Municipality. The municipality is strategically placed between South Africa and Zimbabwe and therefore also linked to other SADC countries, such as Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi and Kenya.Musina Municipality is connected to the Kruger National Park in the east, Gauteng to the south and Botswana to the west. It is linked to the major centres in South Africa via the N1 route to Pretoria and Johannesburg.The Zimbabwe link is one of the busiest roads in Africa. This position and economic importance provides various opportunities to be explored by the SEZ.

Location advantages

  • Close proximity to mineral resources required for the production of steel and petrochemicals
  • Proximity to the border between SA and Zimbabwe that results in good access to the SADC market and cross-border trade activity
  • Ideal location on the main north-south N1 corridor, which enables strong logistics drivers in support of the envisaged logistics cluster
  • High possibility for intermodal facilities involving road and rail, including transfer of cargo from road to rail