Business and Investment

The Knysna Municipality is dedicated to ensure that a favourable environment is created to promote economic growth and development of all residents and businesses.

This key objective is led by the Economic Development Department which focuses on promoting economic growth, job creation, reducing poverty and monitoring inequalities. The department does this through a number of projects and programmes including:

  •  investment promotion,
  • entrepreneurship development programmes,
  • sector development strategies,
  • informal trading,
  • a business support facilities framework and
  • specific economic development interventions such as the Timber Cluster Initiative and the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme in Karatara and Rheenendal.

Read more:

Contact Manager Economic Development:

Ms Ilse van Schalkwyk
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6358
Email: ivanschalkwyk@knysna.gov.za

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    Events on June 29, 2017
    Finance Governance and Economic Development Committee Meeting
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Finance Governance and Economic Development Committee Meeting
    Events on June 30, 2017
    Technical Services Committee Meeting
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Technical Services Committee Meeting
    Events on July 7, 2017
    Oyster Festival entrepreneurship market day
    Starts: 12:00 am Ends: July 17, 2017 - 12:00 am Location: Oyster Festival entrepreneurship market day Description: Oyster Festival entrepreneurship market day
    Events on July 27, 2017
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Events on August 8, 2017
    Planning and Integrated Human Settlements Committee
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Planning and Integrated Human Settlements Committee
    Events on August 10, 2017
    Finance Governance and Economic Development Committee
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Finance Governance and Economic Development Committee
    Events on August 15, 2017
    Community Services Committee Meeting
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Community Services Committee Meeting
    Events on August 16, 2017
    Technical Services Committee Meeting
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Technical Services Committee Meeting
    Events on August 27, 2017
    Mayoral Committee Meeting
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Mayoral Committee Meeting