eThekwini Municipality

Funding for the DCC is overseen by the Economic Development and Investment Promotion Unit (EDIPU) of the eThekwini Municipality, which is mandated to promote economic development; job creation, economic transformation and economic intelligence within the municipal region.

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)

CHIETA is a statutory body established by the Skills Development Act of 1998, to facilitate skills development in the chemical and manufacturing industries and ensure that skills needs are identified and addressed through various training initiatives.


Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote the province of KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination and to facilitate trade by assisting local companies to access international markets.

B&M Analysts

Facilitation services are provided by Benchmarking & Manufacturing Analysts SA (Pty) Ltd (B&M Analysts), an organisation that provides specialised services to enhance sustainable industry development.